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Axel Rudi Pell

Formed: 1989
From: Bochum, Germany
Last Known Status: Active

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Axel Rudi Pell Announces Deluxe Album Release

After hitting the German (#5) and Swiss (#9) charts with latest album "Into the Storm" and selling out 7 dates of the first part of the Into the Storm Tour in February, there is still so much more to come from Axel Rudi Pell.

On his 25th anniversary headliner gig on July 11th at the Bang Your Head Festival in Germany, Axel Rudi Pell will he be joined on stage by Graham Bonnet (Rainbow, MSG), Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow, Deep Purple), Doogie White (Rainbow, Yngwie Malmsteen), John Lawton (Uriah Heep), Tony Carey (Rainbow), Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Dio) and the former ARP singers Jeff Scott Soto and Rob Rock, along with being reunited with the original members from his former band Steeler.

The "Into The Storm" album also gets a deluxe treatment with a bonus CD consisting of brand new live recordings and the latest "Long Way To Go" video. The deluxe edition has a new cover and a new extended 16-page booklet with photos and liner notes by Axel Rudi Pell. Release dates are for Scandinavia August 20th, Germany August 22nd, Europe August 25th, and USA September 2nd. The track listing is: More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Tribute

This week an eclectic group of videos featuring bad ass women, potential kidnappings and answering the question no one asked: Why do escalators move so slow?

Axel Rudi Pell has released a new video for the song "Long Way To Go," taken from the guitarist's latest album "Into The Storm." The video starts like an indie movie, a boring indie movie. We see city like scenes and then an escalator. Is the escalator a metaphor for life and the “long way to go?” Maybe it just means some escalators are way to slow and this song is about how long it takes. If so, I understand…

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Axel Rudi Pell Posts "Long Way To Go" Video

Axel Rudi Pell has released a new video for the song "Long Way To Go," taken from the "Into The Storm" album. The video was directed by Tim Assmann and can be viewed below.

July 11th will see Axel Rudi Pell celebrate his 25th anniversary as a solo artist by performing a very special show at the Bang Your Head Festival in Balingen, Germany. Not only will he be joined on stage by some very special guests, but he will also be reunited with the original members from his former band Steeler.

Then Axel Rudi Pell will continue with the second part of the Into the Storm tour. Catch the show on one of these dates:

19.09. CH-Pratteln - Z7
20.09. NL-Zoetermeer - Boerderij
21.09. D-Cologne - Essigfabrik
23.09. D-Aschaffenburg - Colos-Saal
24.09. D-Munich - Backstage
26.09. A-Vienna - Szene
27.09. CZ-Zlin - Masters of Rock Cafe
28.09. CZ-Prague - Matrix Music Club
30.09. D-Berlin - Huxleys
01.10. D-Bremen - Aladin
03.10. D-Karlsruhe - Substage
04.10. B-Vooselaar - Biebob
05.10. D-Bochum - Zeche More...

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Axel Rudi Pell Posts Album Teaser

Axel Rudi Pell will release his new studio album on January 21st, 2014 in North America via SPV/Steamhammer.

Today Axel Rudi Pell gives fans the chance to check out another sample from "Into the Storm." A snippet from the title track can be heard below, and the album's full track listing is as follows:

1. The Inquisitorial Procedure
2. Tower Of Lies
3. Long Way To Go
4. Burning Chains (hear a sample at this location)
5. When Truth Hurts
6. Changing Times
7. Touching Heaven
8. High Above
9. Hey Hey My My
10. Into The Storm
11. White Cats (opus #6 Scivolare) (Bonus Track)
12. Way To Mandalay (Bonus Track) More...

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Axel Rudi Pell Posts New Album Snippet

Axel Rudi Pell will release his new studio album January 21st, 2014 in North America via Steamhammer/SPV.

Today Axel Rudi Pell has given fans the chance to check out another sample from "Into the Storm." A snippet of the song "Burning Chains" can be heard below. The previously posted snippet from "Long Way to Go" can also be heard right here.

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. The Inquisitorial Procedure
2. Tower Of Lies
3. Long Way To Go
4. Burning Chains
5. When Truth Hurts
6. Changing Times
7. Touching Heaven
8. High Above
9. Hey Hey My My
10. Into The Storm
11. White Cats (opus #6 Scivolare) (Bonus Track)
12. Way To Mandalay (Bonus Track) More...

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Axel Rudi Pell Posts Preview Clip Of New Track

Axel Rudi Pell posted a preview clip from the new song "Long Way to Go." The song appears on the upcoming new album "Into the Storm" which is set for release on January 17th (Germany), January 20th (Europe) and January 21st (USA) via Steamhammer/SPV Records.

The track list for the album is:

1. The Inquisitorial Procedure
2. Tower Of Lies
3. Long Way To Go
4. Burning Chains
5. When Truth Hurts
6. Changing Times
7. Touching Heaven
8. High Above
9. Hey Hey My My
10. Into The Storm
11. White Cats (opus #6 Scivolare) (Bonus Track)
12. Way To Mandalay (Bonus Track)

Check out "Long Way to Go" here: More...

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Axel Rudi Pell Finishes Recording New Album

Singer Johnny Gioeli, new drummer Bobby Rondinelli, keyboard player Ferdy Doernberg, bass player Volker Krawczak and guitarist Axel Rudi Pell have finished recording their new studio album "Into The Storm" with engineer and co-producer Charlie Bauerfeind. The track listing is as follows:

1) The Inquisitorial Procedure
2) Tower Of Lies
3) Long Way To Go
4) Burning Chains
5) When Truth Hurts
6) Changing Times
7) Touching Heaven
8) High Above
9) Hey Hey My My
10) Into The Storm

Bonus tracks:
11) White Cats (opus #6 Scivolare)
12) Way To Mandalay More...

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Axel Rudi Pell Names New Drummer

Legendary German guitarist Axel Rudi Pell announced that Ex-Black Sabbath/Ex-Rainbow drummer Bobby Rondinelli (Ex-Riot/Ex-Warlock) has been named the new drummer. The band is set to begin recording the follow up to the 2012 release "Circle of the Oath."

The announcement reads: "We're proud to announce that Bobby Rondinelli is the new drummer for ARP! Bobby is well known for his work with Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Blue Oyster Cult, to name just a few. We´re pretty sure that you´ll like his playing, so please give him a warm welcome! We will start with the recording of the new record on July 22nd. Stay tuned for more News during the next weeks!" More...

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Axel Rudi Pell Posts Live Album Trailer

Legendary German guitarist Axel Rudi Pell is set to release a live 2CD/DVD box set entitled "Live On Fire" on March 25, 2013 via SPV/Steamhammer Records. The release features two live sets from the "Circle of the Oath" tour, the first in Cologne, Essigfabrik from October 18th 2012 and the second at the "Rock of Ages" Festival on July 28th 2012. The audio portion of the release will also be available on vinyl.

Check out the preview trailer for the set here:

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Axel Rudi Pell Streaming New Song

Singer Johnny Gioeli, drummer Mike Terrana, keyboard player Ferdy Doernberg, bass player Volker Krawczak and guitarist Axel Rudi Pell entered the studio in late November 2011 with engineer and co-producer Charlie Bauerfeind, to record the next studio album, titled "Circle Of The Oath."

Today Noisecreep is hosting an exclusive premiere of a new track from "Circle of the Oath." The song entitled "Run With the Wind" can be heard at this location.

"Circle of the Oath" can also be pre-ordered on Amazon. The track listing for "Circle of the Oath" is as follows:

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. Wold of Confusion (The Masquerade Ball, Pt. II) More...

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Axel Rudi Pell Announces European Tour Dates

German power metal artist Axe Rudi Pell announced a string of dates in German and the Netherlands in support of the forthcoming LP "Circle of the Oath." The album will be released through SPV/Steamhammer on March 23, 2012 in Germany, March 26, 2012 in Europe and on March 27, 2012 in the USA/Canada.

Support for the tour will be provided by country and label mates Mad Max, who will release its new LP "Another Night of Passion" on March 23, 2012 (EU) through SPV/Steamhammer.

The confirmed dates are as follows:

20.04. D-Hannover – Capitol
21.04. NL-Weert – De Bosuil
24.04. D-Langen – Neue Stadthalle
25.04. D-Saarbrücken - Garage
27.04. D-Nürnberg – Löwensaal
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 (ausverkauft)
05.05. D-Bochum – Zeche (ausverkauft)
06.05. D-Bochum – Zeche More...

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Axel Rudi Pell Details New LP

German power metal guitarist Axel Rudi Pell has announced that all the recordings for the new LP "Circle of the Oath" are finished and the mixing and mastering will be done this week. "Circle of the Oath," which will be released through SPV/Steamhammer on March 23, 2012 in Germany, March 26, 2012 in Europe and on March 27, 2012 in the USA/Canada. The band will follow up the release wit the first leg of the European tour.

The track listing for "Circle of the Oath" is as follows:

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. Wold of Confusion (The Masquerade Ball, Pt. II) More...

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Wacken Open Air 2012 Sold Out

The organizers of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival have announced that next year's edition of the event, scheduled to take place between August 2nd - 4th in Wacken, Germany, has already sold out. A message from the organizers reads as follows:

"Amazing! Wacken is sold out for the seventh time in a row! For the seventh time in a row Wacken Open Air is sold out and never before in such a short time! All 75,000 tickets are sold. Thanx for your support, metalheads! A huge part of the billing is already announced including several special and exclusive shows as well as high-class acts. As every year we have made every effort to provide a terrific billing! And the announcements don´t stop. Via our online advent calendar at least one band will be announced every day during December. Together we will turn the 23. Wacken Open Air into a mega party!"

The currently confirmed bands are as follows: More...

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Opeth Confirmed For Wacken Open Air

Swedish progressive metal veterans Opeth have been confirmed as the latest band for next year's Wacken Open Air festival, which will take place from August 2nd - 4th in Wacken, Germany.

The lineup for the festival is now as follows:

Amon Amarth
Axel Rudi Pell
Cradle Of Filth
Dark Funeral
Endstille
Forbidden
Gamma Ray
Hammerfall
Henry Rollins (Spoken Word)
Machine Head
Ministry
Napalm Death
Opeth
Paradise Lost
Scorpions
Sick Of It All
Six Feet under
U.D.O.
Watain

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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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Machine Head Confirmed For Wacken 2012

American heavy metal oufit Machine Head has been confirmed as the latest band for Germany's largest metal festival, Wacken Open Air, which will take place between August 2nd - 4th in 2012. Machine Head will be releasing their new studio album, "Unto The Locust" on September 26th in Europe with a North American release date of September 27th to follow. This will be their first album since 2007's highly acclaimed, "The Blackening."

The Wacken lineup is now as follows:

Amon Amarth
Axel Rudi Pell
Cradle Of Filth
Dark Funeral
Endstille
Forbidden
Gamma Ray
Hammerfall
Henry Rollins (Spoken Word)
Machine Head
Ministry
Napalm Death
Paradise Lost
Scorpions
Sick Of It All
Six Feet under
U.D.O.
Watain

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Sick Of It All Confirmed For Wacken Open Air 2012

American hardcore legends Sick Of It All have been confirmed as the latest band for next year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, which will take place in Wacken, Germany from August 2nd - 4th. The band will be releasing a new record entitled, "Nonstop" on November 1st, which will consist of twenty re-recorded songs.

The lineup is now as follows:

Amon Amarth
Axel Rudi Pell
Cradle Of Filth
Dark Funeral
Endstille
Forbidden
Gamma Ray
Hammerfall
Henry Rollins (Spoken Word)
Ministry
Napalm Death
Paradise Lost
Scorpions
Sick Of It All
Six Feet under
U.D.O.
Watain

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Napalm Death Confirmed For Wacken 2012

British grindcore legends Napalm Death has been confirmed as the latest band for next year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, which will take place in Wacken, Germany from August 2nd - August 4th.

The lineup is now as follows:

Amon Amarth
Axel Rudi Pell
Cradle Of Filth
Dark Funeral
Endstille
Forbidden
Gamma Ray
Hammerfall
Henry Rollins (Spoken Word)
Ministry
Napalm Death
Paradise Lost
Scorpions
Six Feet under
U.D.O.
Watain

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Dark Funeral Added To Wacken Open Air

Swedish black metal outfit Dark Funeral has been confirmed as the latest act for next year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, the largest heavy metal festival in Germany. The event will take place between August 2nd - 4th in Wacken, Germany and features the following bands:

Amon Amarth
Axel Rudi Pell
Cradle Of Filth
Dark Funeral
Endstille
Forbidden
Gamma Ray
Hammerfall
Henry Rollins (Spoken Word)
Ministry
Paradise Lost
Scorpions
Six Feet under
U.D.O.
Watain

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Paradise Lost Confirmed For Wacken 2012

British gothic metal legends Paradise Lost has been confirmed as the latest band for next year's edition of Germany's biggest heavy metal festival, Wacken Open Air. The event will take place in Wacken, Germany from August 2nd - 4th.

The lineup for the festival is now as follows:

Amon Amarth
Axel Rudi Pell
Cradle Of Filth
Endstille
Forbidden
Gamma Ray
Hammerfall
Henry Rollins (Spoken Word)
Ministry
Paradise Lost
Scorpions
Six Feet under
U.D.O.
Watain

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