CIRCLE OF THE OATH
The Limited Edition Digipack of "Circle Of The Oath" will feature the Bonus Track "The Temple Of The King", recorded live at the Bang Your Head F
The Limited Edition Boxset will feature the Digipack (inc. the Bonus Track and the Poster), double Gatefold Vinyl in blue coloured marble, another Poster (the Band), mousepad, sticker, postcard, black laser engraved ball pen.
All the recordings are finished now and the final touches regarding mixing and mastering will be made this week.
"Circle Of The Oath" will be released through SPV/Steamhammer on March 23rd in Germany, March 26th in Europe and on March 27th in the USA/Canada, followed by the first european leg of the tour.
Both shows in BOCHUM ZECHE on May 4th and 5th are completely SOLD OUT, so we decided to play an additional Show on Sunday, May 6th ! Get your tickets soon !
Da die beiden Shows in der ZECHE BOCHUM am 04. und 05.Mai 2012 bereits komplett ausverkauft sind, haben wir uns dazu entschlossen, eine zusätzliche Show am Sonntag, 06.Mai zu spielen ! Sichert Euch die Tickets rechtzeitig !
We´re very close to finish the work on our new album "CIRCLE OF THE OATH", which will be released in late March 2012, followed by the first part of the tour. The show in Bochum - Zeche May 5th is already completely sold out, so get your tickets for the other shows soon !
Also we will appear at next years ROCK OF AGES Festival in the summer. Stay tunes for more dates soon !
DMAX Rockinvasion TV: Watch me at home, see my office, my guitars,my working and writing place and my Party room, the "Black Knight Bar"! LONGER online version (12 min.) - German language Have fun !!!
We got a lot of requests from Internet Radio stations, who would like to make a special about Axel Rudi Pell and are asking for permisssion to play more then 3 tracks. We CANNNOT give any permisssion for that, sorry ! Please follow the GEMA and GVL rules, thanks for understanding.
April 20 - (D) HANNOVER / Capitol
April 21 - (NL) WEERT / De Bosuil
April 22 - (GB) LONDON / Underworld
April 24 - (D) LANGEN / Neue Stadthalle Langen
April 25 - (D) SAARBRÜCKEN / Garage
April 27 - (D) NÜRNBERG / Hirsch
April 28 - (D) KAUFBEUREN / All-Karthalle
April 29 - (CH) PRATTELN / Z7
May 1 - (D) ERFURT / HsD
May 2 - (D) BERLIN / Columbia Club
May 4 - (D) BOCHUM / Zeche
May 5 - (D) BOCHUM / Zeche
August 02 - August 04: WACKEN OPEN AIR
The Band will also appear on some Festivals in the summer. Don´t worry if you don´t see any dates near you, the tour will be continued in the fall of 2012 !
This is the link to the video clip of the SINGLE Version of HALLELUJAH
You can also download the audio file here:
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David Coverdale (Whitesnake) and Axel after the show in Kerkrade (NL).
Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake) and Johnny after the show in Kerkrade (NL)
"Mystica" - blue vinyl
1) The Mysterious Return (Intro) 1:18
2) Fly To The Moon 5:34
3) Rock The Nation 5:29
4) Valley Of Sin 7:10
5) Living A Lie 5:27
6) No Chance To Live 6:18
7) Mystica 8:26
8) Haunted Castle Serenade (Opus #4 grazioso e agresso) 3:53
9) Losing The Game 4:35
10) The Curse Of The Damned 9:57
"Tales Of The Crown" - orange vinyl
1 Higher 7:18
2 Aìnt Gonna Win 4:52
3 Angel Eyes 4:58
4 Crossfire 5:22
5 Touching My Soul 6:32
6 Emotional Echoes 5:07
7 Riding On An Arrow 5:55
8 Tales Of The Crown 8:21
9 Buried Alive 5:43
10 Northern Lights 6:22
So finally here we go with all the Infos for the release of "The Ballads IV":
Another 7 years passed by after the release of the “The Ballads III”. Seven years of writing, recording and collecting even more emotional and melancholic songs. To keep our tradition, we decided to record 3 brand new tracks for this ballad compilation. Here is a short introduction to every new song in the specific running order:
1) WHERE THE WILD WATERS FLOW - My own composition in the true ARP ballad style. This song is not about love, it has a more mysterious content and it captures the long and hopeless journey of human beings trying to get away from some dark mights. One can apply this to many different thoughts and situations nowadays. I definitely think that this song is one of the strongest ballads I´ve ever written with a hookline that will stick to everyone´s ears !
2) HOLY DIVER - As everybody knows, my soul mate and friend Ronnie James Dio sadly passed away last year. It was very clear to me using one of his songs to pay him tribute. It had to be a song, which was very easy recognizable as one of his tunes and therefore I picked “Holy Diver”as the ultimate choice. Of course the original track isn´t a ballad, so I decided to re-arrange the song completely and we made a Piano version out of it, featuring some Orchestra strings, a Cello and a clean and melodic guitar solo. Johnny gave his very best vocal performance and after the track was finished, there were lots of tears in many eyes
3) HALLELUJAH - At least one of the best ballads around. Originally written and released by Leonard Cohen in 1984, it wasn´t his version giving me the idea to cover this tune. Actually it was all the good and bad performances of some TV casting show participants, who gave me the real kick to create one of the, hopefully, ultimate versions of this song. We recorded a children´s choir for this, which fits perfectly to Johnny´s emotional and soulful voice. There are 2 different versions of this track: the CD album version which features a slightly wilder guitar solo and the “Single” (and downloadable) version which features a calmer guitar solo.
The Tracklisting of “THE BALLADS IV”:
1) WHERE THE WILD WATERS FLOW
2) HOLY DIVER
4) NORTHERN LIGHTS
5) NOBLESSE OBLIGE (Opus #5 Adagio Contabile)
6) LOVE GUN
7) GLORY NIGHT
8) IN THE AIR TONIGHT
9) TOUCHING MY SOUL
10) LIKE A CHILD AGAIN
11) NO CHANCE TO LIVE
12) HAUNTED CASTLE SERENADE (Opus #4 Grazioso E Agresso)
13) THE CURSE OF THE DAMNED
Release dates: September 23rd - Germany, September 26th - Europe, September 27th -- USA
The band will shoot a video clip for the single version of HALLELUJAH in July. Stay tuned for some news and photos from the shooting !
A special package including the "The Ballads IV" album CD plus the single CD of "Hallelujah" will be avalable at EMP Mailorder exclusively. www.emp.de The single will contain 3 tracks: 1) Hallelujah (Album Version), 2) Hallelujah (Single Version), 3) Glory Night. Stay tuned for the Artwork of the single very soon !
The Band will be in the studio in May to record 3 new songs for the upcoming "The Ballads IV" album, which will be released on September 23rd (Germany), September 26th (Europe) and September 27th (USA). It will feature 13 songs.
The 3 new somgs will be 2 cover versions and 1 brandnew written ARP composition. Stay tuned for more news !
July 14th 2011 - Bang Your Head Festival (Pre Festival headlining Indoor Show ! )
July 15th 2011 - Osnabrück - Hydepark
July 16th 2011 - Kerkrade (NL) - Rodahalle ~ Special Guest for WHITESNAKE
We would like to thank you for your support and are looking forward to see you on the road in 2011 !
There is a big chance that the band will play a show in MOSCOW in January, we´ll keep you informed at the beginning of January, so stay tuned, also the pre-sales of the upcoming tour are very high already, so get your tickets very soon !
Axel attended the "An evening with Jon Lord" show on November 15th at the Philharmonie in Essen, Germany and met Mr. Jon Lord and Doogie White after the show.
Also a lot of people kept on asking for another Live album, so we decided to give this bonus on Disk 2 to you in form of the audio files from our last DVD “One Night Live”, which was recorded at the “Rock OF Ages” Festival in July 2009.
This new release will be a Digipack with a larger 24 page booklet and includes new photos too. It will be released by SPV on NOVEMBER 19th in Germany and NOVEMBER 22nd in Europe.
We really had a blast at our 2 summer shows playing at the MOR Festival in the Czech Republic and the "Oxygen" in Bad Endbach during July. We´re very much lookiung forward to the next part of "The Crest Tour". Hope to see you there !
Here´s a Live version of "Dreaming Dead", filmed at the "Zeche" on May 15th 2010. It was shot with 1 camera from the balcony so we appologize for the quality...
"Ronnie was and ever will be one of my heroes. I remember when he said "Axel my son, let me hug you" at the beginning of last years Heaven & Hell German Tour, where we´d been the special guests. It was such a great honor for us to open for them and we really enjoyed the tour. I met Ronnie a couple of times during the last ten years and he always was very friendly and nice to me, my wife and my band...
Ronnie... thank you so much for all your music, lyrics, inspirations and friendship, you will live on forever in my heart and in my music. Someday we will meet in Heaven or Hell..."
"THE CREST" will enter the Official German Media Control Top 100 Album Charts at postion 22 this week ! Thanks to all the fans for their ongoing support !
Anlässlich der VÖ seines neuen Album „The Crest" trifft Uwe Lerch den Gitarrenhexer aus dem Ruhrpott in malerischen Schlosshotel Kronberg und entlockt dem schwarzen Ritter dunkle Geheimnisse. In der gediegenen Suite mit Blick über den Taunus erzählt Axel Rudi Pell alles über die neue Produktion, die bevorstehende Tour und seinen doppelten Vornamen. Das Ganze in zwei Teilen, 23./24.04.2010 jeweils ab 20:00 Uhr.
NEW LIVE PROGRAM
Recently Axel and the band worked on the setlist and the running order of the songs for the upcoming tour. "We never played so many songs of a new record "live" before, of course we´ll play some ARP classics... but: watch out for a real "very special" tune, which will surprise EVERYBODY ! Looking forward seeing you on the road, have fun !"
You can pre-order the new CD "The Crest" now:
The show at the Zeche Bochum on May 15 is SOLD OUT now ! Get your tickets soon for the other shows ...
AXEL RUDI PELL Autogrammstunde während der Musikmesse in Frankfurt, Samstag, 27. März, am FENDER Stand (Halle 4.0 Stand EO8) 13:00 - 14:00 Uhr !
AXEL RUDI PELL signing session at the Musicfair in Frankfurt, Saturday March 27th at the FENDER booth (Halle 4.0 booth EO8) 1PM - 2PM !
PRE-LISTENING OF THE BRANDNEW TRACK "DEVIL ZONE" !!!
Here´s the complete song "Devil Zone" from the forthcoming album "The Crest" for your listening pleasure !
"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!"