Axel Rudi Pell Announces “The Ballads V” Release

Bochum-based guitar wizard Axel Rudi Pell has announced the arrival of his next offering: “The Ballads V” is set to hit record stores and digital platforms on April 21st, 2017 via Steamhammer/SPV. In true Pell tradition, part five of his successful ballad compilation series features a smooth balance between the past six years and some brand new songs.

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: Bonnie Tyler has recorded a stunning duet with ARP’s longtime singer Johnny Gioeli on the single “Love’s Holding On.”

Pell comments: “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 within a couple of hours. The result is amazing – another soon-to-be Pell classic in the making. If I hadn’t been a fan already, I would have turned into one instantly.”

1. Love’s Holding On 5:06 (new song feat. Bonnie Tyler)
2. I See Fire 6:02 (new cover version, Ed Sheeran song)
3. On The Edge Of Our Time 7:42 (new song)
4. Hey Hey My My 5:02
5. Lived Our Lives Before 6:31
6. When Truth Hurts 6:46
7. Forever Free 8:27
8. Lost In Love 6:05
9. The Line (live) 7:31 (previously unreleased)
10. Mistreated (live) 14:12

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New Album “Human Nature” Detailed By Hardline

Frontiers Music srl is excited to announce the return of Hardline with the brand new album “Human Nature” set for release on October 14th.

Following the rebirth of the band that happened with the release of “Danger Zone” in 2012, Hardline have regrouped around fabulous singer Johnny Gioeli (Axel Rudi Pell ) with the excellent production and keyboard skills of Alessandro Del Vecchio (Rated X , Resurrection Kings, Revolution Saints), the shredding talents of guitarist Josh Ramos (The Storm), and the powerful rhythm section made up of bassist Anna Portalupi (Tarja Turunen ) and drummer Francesco Jovino (Primal Fear, JORN ). All these musicians have an impressive pedigree, but what makes Hardline special is how well their unique and different talents blend together.

The goal for their new album was to have a heavier and updated version of the original Hardline sound. Think debut album, 1992’s “Double Eclipse” updated for the 21st Century, with a grittier and more straight ahead sound. Anthemic, hard rocking songs are what you can expect from this record and hook after hook, riff after riff, you’ll find yourself wowed by this absolute monster of an album!

When Gioeli and Del Vechhio got together to begin writing songs for the album, “[T]he plan was to create an album that emulates the feeling of “Double Eclipse” combined with the dynamics of modern day rock. Very heavy and in your face, but still with hitting melodies,” says Johnny. “I have a tremendous amount of Axel Rudi Pell fans that know me for the way I deliver a metal song too. So yes, it’s definitely the heaviest we have done since the debut. I see this album as the perfect mix of styles.”

“As a producer I pushed everyone to squeeze these songs and put as much attitude as we could on tape,” adds Alessandro Del Vecchio. “We wanted more of an in-your-face attitude than our softer albums. I think we understood we had something special in our hands when we finished “Take You Home”. Even if it’s the ballad of the album I guess it’s the focal point of the musical bond that Johnny and myself share with the whole band.”

“The guys put their heart and soul into their performances,” concludes Johnny “You can hear the essence of every drum strike and the sweat hitting the drums shortly after. Do it again, Cesco! HARDER, HARDER! Josh, Anna and Ale wouldn’t stop until their fingers said “enough”…and then……we did it again and again. That’s rock and roll man. Songs like “Where Will We Go From Here,” “Human Nature” and “Take you Home,” to me they are the essence of what I LOVE to sing and HOW I love to sing!”

The track list for “Human Nature” is:

1. Where Will We Go From Here
2. Nobody’s Fool
3. Human Nature
4. Trapped In Muddy Waters
5. Running On Empty
6. The World Is Falling Down
7. Take You Home
8. Where The North Wind Blows
9. In The Dead Of The Night
10. United We Stand
11. Fighting The Battle

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Trailer Clip Of New LP “Cry Wolf” Posted By Wolfpakk

Wolfpakk posted a preview trailer featuring clips from the entire upcoming sophomore LP “Cry Wolf,” which is scheduled for release on August 30th (EU) and September 24th (North America) via AFM Records.

Guest vocalists for the album are: Amanda Somerville (Kiske/Somerville), Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear), Göran Edman (Ex-Yngwie Malmsteen), Johnny Gioeli (Axel Rudi Pell, Hardline), Doogie White (Ex-Rainbow, Michael Schenker), Tony Mills (Shy, TNT), Blaze Baley (Ex-Iron Maiden), Piet Sielck (Iron Savior) and Jean-Marc Viller (Callaway).

The track list for “Cry Wolf” is:

1. Moonlight
2. A Matter Of Time
3. Dark Revelation (see music video)
4. Cold Winter
5. Palace Of Gold
6. The Beast In Me
7. Wakken (streaming here)
8. Pressure Down
9. Run With the Wolf
10. Cry Wolf
11. Kid Raw (Bonus Track)

Check out the preview clips here:

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Axel Rudi Pell to Enter Studio

Axel Rudi Pell is proud to announce singer Johnny Gioeli, drummer Mike Terrana , keyboard player Ferdy Doernberg , bass player Volker Krawzak and guitarist Axel Rudi Pell will enter the studio in late November with Engineer and Co-Producer Charlie Bauerfeind, to record the next studio album, titled “Circle Of The Oath”

Axel Rudi Pell comments on this:

“I´m more than excited! I just finished the songwriting for all 10 songs including the compulsory intro and will concentrate on completing the lyrics in the next couple of days. This will be a hell of a record and you won´t be disappointed! It will have everything you expect from a true ARP record with all it´s magical moments and a few surprises…!”

“Circle Of The Oath” will be released through SPV/Steamhammer in late March 2012, followed by the first leg of the tour:

AXEL RUDI PELL Tour 2012
20.04. D-Hannover – Capitol
21.04. NL-Weert – De Bosuil
22.04. GB-London – Underworld
24.04. D-Langen – Neue Stadthalle Langen
25.04. D-Saarbrücken – Garage
27.04. D-Nürnberg – Hirsch
28.04. D-Kaufbeuren – All-Karthalle
29.04. CH-Pratteln – Z7
01.05. D-Erfurt – HsD
02.05. D-Berlin – Columbia Club
04.05. D-Bochum – Zeche
05.05. D-Bochum – Zeche

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