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Axel Rudi Pell - New Album Details

Official press release

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!"

The Crest was produced by Axel Rudi Pell, recorded by Torsten Sickert at W:A:T: Studios Bochum and mixed by Charlie Bauerfeind at Mi Sueno Studios, Tenerife Spain and Twilight Hall Studios, Grefrath Germany. The cover art was done by Martin McKenna.

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)
08. Burning Rain
09. Noblesse Oblige (Opus #5 Adagio Contabile)
10. The End Of Our Time


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Posted: 16.02.2010 by White Winter Sun | Comments (4)

Axel Rudi Pell - To Release "Best Of" Compilation

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
02. Carousel
03. Strong As A Rock
04. Beautiful Day
05. Mystica
06. Forever Angel
07. The Masquerade Ball
08. Rock The Nation
09. Oceans Of Time
10. Tear Down The Walls
11. Ain't Gonna Win
12. In The Air Tonight


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Posted: 07.04.2009 by White Winter Sun | Comments (4)

Axel Rudi Pell - New Album Details

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".

Tales Of The Crown was recorded at Gelsenkirchen's Redhouse Studios by the tried and tested line-up consisting of Axel Rudi Pell, American vocalist Johnny Gioeli, keyboardist Ferdy Doernberg, bassist Volker Krawczak and drummer Mike Terrana. The album was produced by Axel Rudi Pell and sound engineer Charlie Bauerfeind, who also mixed the ten new numbers. Like its highly successful predecessor, the accomplished cover artwork was created by the Columbian artist, Felipe Machado Franco.

All those who were disappointed that the Axel Rudi Pell Band couldn't make this year's Wacken Open Air festival (vocalist Johnny Gioeli was unavailable due to commitments in the US) can look forward to their next tour in January/February 2009 - detailed concert dates to follow soon - and make a note in their diaries of the 20th anniversary W:O:A 2009, for which the band has already been confirmed."

"Tales Of The Crown" cover] tracklisting:

01. Higher
02. Ain't Gonna Win
03. Angel Eyes
04. Crossfire
05. Touching My Soul
06. Emotional Echoes
07. Riding On An Arrow
08. Tales Of The Crown
09. Buried Alive
10. Northern Lights


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Posted: 03.08.2008 by White Winter Sun | Comments (3)

Axel Rudi Pell - New Album In The Works

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"

Details will be updated on the official site in the coming months.

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Posted: 08.04.2008 by Baz Anderson | Comments (5)

Axel Rudi Pell - Diamonds Unlocked Details Revealed

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)
Warrior (Riot)
Beautiful Day (U2)
Stone (Chris Rea/The Law)
Love Gun (Kiss)
Fools Game (Michael Bolton)
Heartbreaker (Free)
Rock The Nation (Montrose)
In The Air Tonight (Phil Collins)
Like A Child Again (The Mission )
Won´t Get Fooled Again (The Who)

The album cover can be found at this location.


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Posted: 27.06.2007 by Baz Anderson | Comments (3)

Axel Rudi Pell - To Be Recorded For New DVD

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!"

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Posted: 23.05.2007 by Baz Anderson | Comments (6)

Axel Rudi Pell - Covers Album Title Revealed & Message

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 way !!! It will be typically ARPish and you´ll not be disappointed, believe me !!!!"

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Posted: 28.03.2007 by Baz Anderson | Comments (9)

Axel Rudi Pell - Health Improving & New Covers Album

Axel Rudi Pell has updated on his official website that he "Just would like to let you know that my health is getting better."
And also "we´ll be in the studio in April to record a new album which will be a cover album! Yes, that´s right... but all NEW recorded material, no songs from earlier releases, just 10 songs which I picked personally out of some really great tunes! And... surprise...there will be NO cover version of either a Deep Purple or a Rainbow song! Expect all the songs sounding typically in the style of Axel Rudi Pell ! I´ll promise you'll really be satisfied ! The record will be released by SPV after the summer."

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Posted: 07.03.2007 by Baz Anderson | Comments (4)

Axel Rudi Pell - Serious Illness Forces Cancellation Of Remaining Shows

Axel Rudi Pell has been hospitalized with a "serious illness" forcing the remaining European tour dates to be cancelled. The shows will be postponed to Autumn 2007.

The affected dates are as follows:

Feb. 06 - Zürich (Rohstofflager) Switzerland
Feb. 07 - Heidelberg (Halle 02) Germany
Feb. 08 - London (Mean Fiddler) England
Feb. 09 - Helmond (Plato) Netherlands

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Posted: 05.02.2007 by Baz Anderson | Comments (5)

Axel Rudi Pell - European Tour Dates Announced

Here are the dates for the second leg of the Mystica Tour in 2007. Get your tickets soon... the first part of the tour in Sept./Oct. was sold out very quick nearly everywhere !

Jan. 30 - Fulda (Kreuz) Germany
Jan. 31 - Augsburg (Spektrum) Germany
Feb. 2 - Madrid (Heineken) Spain
Feb. 3 - Bergara (Jam) Spain
Feb. 4 - Barcelona (Razzmatazz 2) Spain
Feb. 6 - Zürich (Rohstofflager) Switzerland
Feb. 7 - Heidelberg (Halle 02) Germany
Feb. 8 - London (Mean Fiddler) UK
Feb. 9 - Helmond (Plato) Netherlands

May 25 - 27 - Gelsenkirchen (Amphitheater) - Rock Hard Festival

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Event: Axel Rudi Pell: Mystica Tour
Posted: 16.11.2006 by Baz Anderson | Comments (9)

Axel Rudi Pell - Mystica Release Delayed

Mystica release delayed till August. The following message by Axel Rudi Pell has been posted on his website:

"Due to singer Johnny Gioeli's sickness ( he had a really bad flu) we ran out of time and were unable to deliver the master tape of Mystica to our record company SPV in time for the scheduled June release"

"Unfortunately the release date had to be pushed back to August 25th in Germany and August 28th in Europe. The North American release date will be confirmed very soon. We're very sorry for the delay but we hope that you understand it. Be ready for a real masterpiece ! At the moment we're working on the final tour and festival schedule. See all the dates here very soon. Cheers, Axel"

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Posted: 09.04.2006 by Metalforthespirit | Comments (0)

Axel Rudi Pell: New album ready

the upcoming album called "The Ballads III" is ready and here is the final track list:

1. Don't Say Goodbye
2. Forever Angel (Acoustic)
3. The Temple Of The King
4. Heartbreaker
5. The Line
6. Sea Of Evil
7. The Curse Of The Chains
8. All The Rest Of My Life
9. Forever Angel
10. The Temple Of The Holy
11. Under The Gun

the album is planed to be release on 25/10/2004.

There is also planned the release of a single before of the album, but not confirm yet.
Posted: 29.08.2004 by Metalforthespirit | Comments (0)