||German heavy/power metallers Axxis have revealed that the band will release a cover album in 2012 and a new studio album in 2013. The band issued the following update on their official website: "Axxis are going to release a cover song album in 2012 and they start working on a new 'regular' Axxis album for 2013."
Bernhard Weiß explained: "In the beginning of 2010 Harry and I discussed a lot about the times in which we grew up, the former club scene, the music program on TV and also about the million cover bands, which flood the market today. So we came up to the question: Should we give it a try to record some of the great international hits. The more we talked about this, the more attractive it was to us and the idea was born! It took a long time to get a title for the album. But now I think with reDISCOver(ed) everything is said. By the way, you all have the chance to vote for the songs you would like to hear on this album. We're really looking forward for your votes!"
Harry Oellers commented: "We grew up in the 70's and 80's and bands like Yes, Jethro Tull, Billy Idol, Kiss, AC/DC were played on the radio and in the clubs, but also songs from Bee Gees, ELO, Kraftwerk, Spliff etc... songs with which we've got special moments and experiences. Even if we'd listened more to Hardrock bands, we were all influenced by this music and this time... and in this context... we had released the album Kingdom Of The Night. So I'm very excited to see how this cover album will influence the next Axxis album in 2013!"