Axel Rudi Pell - Official Site
R.I.P. JON LORD
The "Gentleman" of Rock has passed away, losing his battle with cancer. A very sad day :-( I had the opportunity to meet Jon several times and he always was a very nice and friendly guy.
What a shock... Rest in Peace Mr. Lord, we´ll never forget you !
We´re proud to announce the second leg of the "Circle Of The Oath Tour" for October.
Special Guest: Mad Max
Here we go:
12.10.2012 (D) ASCHAFFENBURG / Colos-Saal
13.10.2012 (D) LINDAU / Club Vaudeville
14.10.2012 (A) WIEN / Szene
16.10.2012 (D) MANNHEIM / Alte Seilerei *
17.10.2012 (NL) HENGELO / Metropool *
18.10.2012 (D) KÖLN / Essigfabrik *
20.10.2012 (D) BREMEN / Aladin
21.10.2012 (D) LEIPZIG / Hellraiser
22.10.2012 (D) MÜNCHEN / Backstage
24.10.2012 (D) LUDWIGSBURG / Rockfabrik
25.10.2012 (D) GEISELWIND / Music-Hall
* with MAD MAX + Jaded Heart
Get your tickets NOW...
GOLD and SOLD OUT Awards !
Swedish GOLD Award for the single "Run With The Wind" for selling more than 10,000 copies presented by SPV to the Band in front of a sold out Zeche, Bochum on May 6th, also the Band received a SOLD OUT Award for selling out the Zeche Bochum 3 times in a row !
We would like to thank everybody who visited our shows for coming and made it the most successfull tour so far, THANK YOU for your support !
Coming next are our shows at Sweden Rock Festival, in Hamburg, at the Rock Of Ages Festival and Wacken ! The second leg of the "Circle Of The Oath Tour" is planned for October, stay tuned for more details soon !
The new album "Circle Of The Oath"
entered the charts in several european countries:
Sweden: #51 (#5 in the Hard Rock Charts)
In Germany it`s the highest entry ever in his nearly 25 years solo career.
The Show in Bochum Zeche on May 6th
is now SOLD OUT too !
LIMITED EDITION BOX SET 1500 copies worldwide !
AXEL RUDI PELL "Circle Of The Oath"
(Album-Vorstellung incl. Verlosungen)
Donnerstag 22.03.2012, 21 Uhr
Klingenhofstr. 56 90411 Nürnberg
LIMITED EDITION DOUBLE BLUE MARBLED VINYL
Due to the great ticket pre-sales the show in BERLIN
has moved from "Columbia Club" to HUXLEYS !
AXEL RUDI PELL TO PLAY
SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL THIS YEAR !
We are just confirmed to play the "Sweden Rock Festival" this year (June 6 - 9 2012) ! Also we´ll play an additional show in HAMBURG - "Gruenspan" on June 10th.
Get your tickets NOW !
Due to the great Pre-sales the show in Nürnberg
has moved from "Hirsch" to "Löwensaal" !
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
estival 2011 and a poster of the Cover Artwork !
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.
An exclusive T-shirt is also available only at EMP together with the CD !
"CIRCLE OF THE OATH" -
cover and tracklisting revealed!
1) THE GUILLOTINE SUITE (INTRO)
2) GHOST IN THE BLACK
3) RUN WITH THE WIND
4) BEFORE I DIE
5) CIRCLE OF THE OATH
6) FORTUNES OF WAR
7) BRIDGES TO NOWHERE
8) LIVED OUR LIVES BEFORE
9) HOLD ON TO YOUR DREAMS
10) WORLD OF CONFUSION
(THE MASQUERADE BALL PT. II)
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.
ADDITIONAL SHOW AT
ZECHE BOCHUM ON MAY 6th 2012 !!!
ZUSÄTZLICHE SHOW IN DER
ZECHE BOCHUM AM 6.MAI 2012 !!!
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 !
The whole Band would like to wish you
and yours a merry christmas
and a happy new year 2012 !
Thank you so much for your ongoing support !
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 !
NEW ALBUM: CIRCLE OF THE OATH !
"Circle Of The Oath" will be released by SPV in late March 2012, followed by the first leg of the tour. Stay tuned for more Info 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 !!!
THE BALLADS IV HITS THE CHARTS
in the first week of it´s release:
GERMANY at # 29
Switzerland at # 53
Norway at # 65
Thanks to all who bought the album and supported us, YOU ROCK !!!
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.
Here are the dates for the first
part of the 2012 Tour:
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 !
Ticket-Hotline METALTIX (only Germany) 04627/183838
HALLELUJAH VIDEO CLIP
This is the link to the video clip of the SINGLE Version of HALLELUJAH
You can also download the audio file here:
AMAZON GERMANY will exclusively sell "The Ballads IV" CD including a T-shirt. Here are the links:
Girlie Size M:
"The Ballads IV" will also be available as double Vinyl with a red marble finish !
Pre-Order "The Ballads IV" on iTunes:
Here are a few links where you can pre-order
THE BALLADS IV :
USA -> Link1
THANKS TO ALL who came and supported us on the final 3 shows for this year, we really had a blast !!!
David Coverdale (Whitesnake) and Axel after the show in Kerkrade (NL).
Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake) and Johnny after the show in Kerkrade (NL)
MYSTICA and TALES OF THE CROWN available now as double gatefold COLOURED VYNIL !
"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
THE BALLADS IV - BIG ANNOUNCEMENT !
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 work on "THE BALLADS IV" is done completely
THE BALLADS IV
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 !
Here are the last dates of the "The Crest" Tour:
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
Thanks to all the fans who came and saw us playing in January and February ! We really had a blast !!!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everybody !
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 !
OUT TODAY !
AXEL MET JON LORD AND DOOGIE WHITE
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.
THE CREST DELUXE EDITION
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.
MONEY RAISED FOR THE RONNIE JAMES DIO STAND UP AND SHOUT CANCER FUND