After the very successful Live document “Magic Moments” (it went to #1 in the German and Swedish DVD charts, #4 in Switzerland, #7 in Austria, and #17 in the Netherlands) it was about time for a new studio album! Steamhammer/SPV will release our new album “Game Of Sins” worldwide on January 15th, USA on January 22nd!
German guitar hero Axel Rudi Pell will release his sixteenth studio album, "Game Of Sins" on January 15, 2016 (January 22 in the U.S.) through SPV/Steamhammer.
German guitar god Axel Rudi Pell has returned along with singer Johnny Gioelli, drummer Mike Terrana , keyboard player Ferdy Doernberg and bassist Volker Krawczak to deliver “Circle of the Oath.” Axel & Co. have been responsible for putting out some of my favorite Metal albums of the past 20 years or so and 2010′s “The Crest” saw them with the best album of Axel’s career. In my opinion, “Circle of the Oath” picks up where The Crest left off with a sonically stellar and beautifully melodic sound. Axel has a formula that works really well for him. He is not afraid to wear his heavy Dio and Rainbow influences on his sleeve and this totally works for him.
Axel Rudi Pell is one of the hardest working guitarists, and one of the most consistent, judging by 'Circle of the Oath,' his 15th album! And he's still backed by an extremely capable, experienced lineup: Johnny Gioeli (vocals), Ferdy Doernberg (keyboards), Volker Krawczak (bass) and Mike Terrana (drums).
Three hours before the sun went down, creating a beautiful atmosphere at the ´Bang Your Head´ festival in Balingen/Germany, where Axel Rudi Pell celebrated his 25th anniversary as a solo artist with a once-in-a-life-time performance. The CDs and DVDs document a show that is unlikely to ever be seen again in this constellation – a special present the protagonist had worked hard for. As Axel is an early bird, the whole organisation was fairly easy. Of course there were rehearsals, but only one day before the show. Over fifty minutes worth of footage from those remarkable sessions are featured on the DVD and Blu-ray versions of this package. During those sessions Axel realized that something unique was happening.
Nostalgia is inevitable in the music world. Inevitably, there are those who yearn to experience the music of an era that they aren't old enough to have witnessed first-hand. That is why, in the 21st century, one sees so many people in their teens and twenties at 1970s/1980s-minded metal shows; young headbangers who weren't even born when David Lee Roth was still singing lead for Van Halen or when Mötley Crüe started headlining soccer arenas want a taste of what metal concerts were like back in the day…
For the first time ever in his almost thirty-year career as a solo artist, AXEL RUDI PELL welcomes a special guest star on one of his albums: rock legend BONNIE TYLER has recorded a stunning duet with ARP’s longtime singer Johnny Gioeli. AXEL RUDI PELL is justly proud of his new single ‘Love’s Holding On’, saying: Bonnie Tyler only records songs she personally likes. So I wrote this tune just for her and she really loved it. She came to the studio and we recorded it. The result is amazing ! If I hadn’t been a fan already, I would have turned into one instantly. Of course this is not the only brand new track. We recorded a cover version of Ed Sheeran’s “I See Fire”…