Deep Purple is back in the studio.

Ian Gillan tells Rock Square that the band is working on a new record in Portugal.

Gillan explains:

"The whole band is here.  We have a studio in the Algarve where we're working on new songs.  In the evening we take a sip of good red wine and enjoy the tranquility.  I'm woken up at dawn by a rooster in the neighborhood and I get up when it gets light.  When it gets dark in the evening.  I go to bed.  It's a no frills life, but it's a good life down here."

Deep Purple released an album in April of 2013.

Gillan added that the band planned to tour in support of the new album, but did not offer details on when it would be released.