German metallers Axel Rudi Pell have released the first snippet of a new song called "Long Way To Go", which is taken from their forthcoming new album Into The Storm. This serves as the first taste of new music from the follow-up to Circle Of The Oath. Enjoy!
German veterans Axel Rudi Pell unveiled today the cover artwork that will grace their new album Into The Storm. The cover is literally a ship facing a storm and you can check it out below. Into The Storm shall be released through SPV/Steamhammer in 2014 on January 17th in Germany, January 20th in Europe and on January 21st in the USA/Canada. The new music is still under wraps for now. All in due time.
Axel Rudi Pell have announced tour dates for the first and second leg of their upcoming 2014 headlining tour well ahead of time. More dates and festival appearances will be announced soon, but you can confirm these below. The new album drum recordings are also finished and the band's new opus Into The Storm will be released on January 17th, 2014 in Germany, January 20th in Europe and end of January in the USA/Canada through SPV/Steamhammer.
Following the recent departure of drummer Mike Terrana from the band, Axel Rudi Pell has revealed the new drummer that will join them. It will be Bobby Rondinelli (Rainbow, Black Sabbath, etc). In other news, the band starts recording their new album this month for a planned January 2014 release. Circle Of The Oath was released last year.
German heavy/power metallers Axel Rudi Pell have announced that they have parted ways with Mike Terrana, who has been sitting behind the drums for the last 14 and a half years. Mike has participated on 9 full length albums as a full time member of Axel Rudi Pell.
"We're proud to announce that Johnny, Mike ,Ferdy , Volker and Axel will enter the studio in late November with Engineer and Co-Producer Charlie Bauerfeind, to record the next studio album, titled Circle Of The Oath, 2 years after it's successful predecessor The Crest."
"Devil Zone", a new song from Axel Rudi Pell, is available for streaming at this location.
Axel Rudi Pell adds: "It was very hard for me to pick only 1 song from our next record to give you a first listening impression, because every song has a different speed and character and all tracks are my favorites, so here we go... Enjoy!"
"Devil Zone" comes off the band's forthcoming album, The Crest, which will be released on April 26 (on April 23 in germany) via SPV Records.
The Crest cover art] tracklist:
01. Prelude Of Doom (Intro)
02. Too Late
03. Devil Zone
04. Prisoner Of Love
05. Dreaming Dead
06. Glory Night
07. Dark Waves Of The Sea (Oceans Of Time Pt. II: The Dark Side)
Axel Rudi Pell will release the brand new studio album called The Crest via SPV on April 26th 2010 (Germany: April 23rd 2010). It will feature 10 brand new songs which run approx. 57 min.
"This is definately our masterpiece so far, it has everything to become a real classic in the long Axel Rudi Pell history! A record packed with energy and emotions! In a few weeks we will put one complete track on this site for your listening pleasure, so stay tuned!"
Axel and the band will start their next tour in May. "We will split the tour in different sections, so the dates for May are only the first part. We will definately do more shows in the fall around October and a few summer dates as well!"
SPV will release a "Best Of" compilation of the last 10 years, to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the recent line-up, the 20 year anniversary of Axel as a solo artist ("Wild Obsession" came out in 1989) and the 25th anniversary of Axel as a recording artist (the first Steeler record came out in 1984). It will be released just in time for the second part of "The Skull Cown Tour" which will see the band as the special guest on all 5 dates of the upcoming Heaven And Hell german Tour in June.
"Best Of" cover art] tracklisting:
01. Edge Of The World
03. Strong As A Rock
04. Beautiful Day
06. Forever Angel
07. The Masquerade Ball
German metallers Axel Rudi Pell will release their new album, entitled "Tales Of The Crown", on October 24th in Germany (October 27th in the rest of Europe and October 28th in US/Canada) via SPV Records.
SPV press release:
"With an impressive seventeen releases in 19 years, the Axel Rudi Pell Band counts among the most consistent, lasting and creative acts in the whole of Europe. Very few German guitarists can point to as long and successful a career as the musician from Bochum, whose unmistakable signature marks not only his characteristic guitar style, but also his compositional skills. 27 October 2008 (Germany: 24 October 2008) will see the arrival of his eighteenth offering, "Tales Of The Crown", a haunting studio album featuring ten brand-new compositions. "Our fans will get just the kind of songs they have come to know and expect from me and my band", says Pell, adding, "plus a few little innovations". Axel Rudi Pell is referring to the contemporary touch which some of his latest tracks feature, mainly in terms of rhythm. "But don't worry, these modern approaches are only gradual and don't affect the typical flair of my songs".
The following message has been posted on the official Axel Rudi Pell website:
"Just would like to let you know that we will enter the studio on April 20th to start recording the next CD. I completed the writing process for all songs and I'm very proud to tell you, that the next record will be awesome! It will feature 10 songs, runs approx. 60 minutes and has NO Intro... hahaha...! Also there will be NO coverversion on it... I'll keep you updated with some more Infos and photos during the next coupla months..."
"The CD will be released by SPV in Germany on October 24th and in Europe on October 27th. The release date for the USA will be confirmed very soon. Catch the band live this year at the Rock Of Ages and Wacken Open Air festivals during the summer. A headlining tour is planned for January 2009"
The new cover album "Diamonds Unlocked" is to be released on October the 1st (September the 28th in Germany) and the artwork and tracklist has been revealed on Axel Rudi Pell's official site.
The Diamond Overture (Intro - Axel Rudi Pell)
Beautiful Day (U2)
Stone (Chris Rea/The Law)
Love Gun (Kiss)
Fools Game (Michael Bolton)
Rock The Nation (Montrose)
In The Air Tonight (Phil Collins)
Like A Child Again (The Mission )
Won´t Get Fooled Again (The Who)
The following has been posted on the band's official website:
"For all of you who don't know what to do on the upcoming wekend: Go to the Plato in Helmond (Holland) on Saturday and the next day, Sunday, to the Rock Hard Festival in Gelsenkirchen and see Axel and band in Concert! The Festival show will be filmed for an upcoming LIVE - DVD, which will be out sometime at the beginning of next year with some other goodies included!"
The title for the upcoming Cover album will be "Diamonds Unlocked" and will be released by SPV Sept./Oct. this year. The band will be in the studio starting next week on April 2nd.
Also today, Axel Rudi Pell has posted the following message on his official web site:
"We will record 11 songs, 10 cover versions and 1 self written Intro. I saw a few song suggestions from the fans here in the guestbook... but, hey... this will be a record containing songs which hadn't been covered much. Also it is not my intention to record songs from other "real" Metal bands (with 1 or 2 exceptions), because the songs ARE already "metal". We wanna show how songs from other music genres could sound when a Hardrock or Classicrock Band is covering em. That doesn't mean that the record will be strange sounding....no way !!! It will be typically ARPish and you´ll not be disappointed, believe me !!!!"