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 !!!!"
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."
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"
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
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.