Four years after Adrian Vandenberg made a spectacular comeback with Vandenberg's Moonkings, the band returns with their sophomore album, simply titled MK II. Creating a balanced mix of '70s hard rock and modern hard rock, the four-piece continues right where their self-titled debut left off. MK II was recorded in the famous Wisseloord Studio in Hilversum, Holland, where the band also worked on its predecessor. Produced by Ronald Prent and mastered by Darcy Proper, Vandenberg was joined by bassist Sem Christoffel and drummer Mart Nijen Es, referring to them as, "the best rhythm section I ever had the pleasure of working with." With the confidence to seek new edges for his lyrics and no fear of breaking the rules, Vandenberg was able to create songs like the 7-minute epic "The Fire" and "If You Can't Handle The Heat," which ends with a ripping guitar solo.