Axel Rudi Pell
From: Bochum, Germany
Last Known Status: Active
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German guitarist Axel Rudi Pell has revealed details behind his forthcoming new album. The album, titled "The Ballads IV," is set to be released on September 26, 2011 through SPV/Steamhammer Records. You can view the album's track listing below.
1. Where The Wild Waters Flow (5:34) (new recording)
2. Holy Diver (4:49) (new recording)
3. Hallelujah (4:16) (new recording)
4. Northern Lights (6:22)
5. Noblesse Oblige (Opus #5 Adagio Contabile) (4:08)
6. Love Gun (4:03)
7. Glory Night (5:44)
8. In The Air Tonight (8:37)
9. Touching My Soul (6:32)
10. Like A Child Again (4:47)
11. No Chance To Live (6:17)
12. Haunted Castle Serenade (Opus #4 Grazioso E Agresso) (3:51)
13. The Curse Of The Damned (9:57)
SPV/Steamhammer are continuing their vinyl releases in North America with the impending releases of Axel Rudi Pell's "The Crest" on August 10th and Sodom's "Better Off Dead" on September 14th.
Axel Rudi Pell's "The Crest" is presented in as a double gatefold vinyl LP pressing including one bonus track titled "Snake Eyes (Live)." The track listing is as follows:
1. Prelude Of Doom (Intro)
2. Too Late
3. Devil Zone
4. Prisoner Of Love
1. Dreaming Dead
2. Glory Night
1. Dark Waves Of The Sea (Oceans Of Time Pt.II: The Dark Side)
2. Burning Rain
3. Noblesse Oblige (Opus #5 Adagio Contabile) More...
AXEL RUDI PELL is preparing to release their branch new album, "The Crest." The album will be coming out on April 23rd in Germany and April 26th in the rest of Europe.
Here's the tracklisting for "The Crest":
Prelude Of Doom (Intro)
Prisoner Of Love
Dark Waves Of The Sea (Oceans Of Time Pt. II: The Dark Side)
Noblesse Oblige (Opus #5 Adagio Contabile)
The End Of Our Time
AXEL RUDI PELL will be touring with Freedom Call starting May 3, 2010.
German guitarist AXEL RUDI PELL has issued the following update:
"Just would like to let you know that we will enter the studio on April 20th to start recording the next CD. I completed the writing process for all songs and I'm very proud to tell you, that the next record will be awesome! It will feature 10 songs, runs approximately 60 minutes and has NO intro... hahaha...! Also there will be NO cover version on it. I'll keep you updated with some more info and photos during the next coupla months."
AXEL RUDI PELL's new album will be released by SPV in Germany on October 24 and in the rest of Europe on October 27. Release dates for other territories will be confirmed very soon.
Catch the band live at the Rock Of Ages and Wacken Open Air festivals during the summer. A headlining tour is planned for January 2009.
Stated Axel: "We tried to play some dates in the fall, but everybody seems to be on the road, so we decided to play our own tour a bit later."
SPV Records will release guitarist Axel Rudi Pell's new double DVD, Live Over Europe, on February 22nd in Germany, February 25th throughout Europe and on a "to be determined" date in North America.
The complete tracklist is as follows:
DVD 1 - Rock Hard Festival (Gelsenkirchen, Germany - May 27th, 2007): 'Fly To The Moon', 'Strong As A Rock', 'The Masquerade Ball / Casbah', drum solo, 'Tear Down The Walls', 'Mystica', 'Rock The Nation', 'The Temple Of The King', 'Fool Fool', 'Call Her Princess'.
DVD 2 - Official Bootleg DVD:
-- Sweden Rock Festival, Sweden (June 12th, 2004): 'Tear Down The Walls', 'Strong As A Rock'
-- Bang Your Head Festival, Germany (June 24th, 2005): 'Fool Fool'
-- Z7 - Pratteln, Switzerland (June 6th, 2005): 'The Masquerade Ball / Casbah', 'Carousel' (incl. keyboard solo), 'The Temple Of The King', 'Call Her Princess'
-- Bloodstock Festival, UK (September 29th, 2006): 'Rock The Nation'
-- Wacken Open Air, Germany (August 6th, 2005): 'Strong As A Rock'
-- Zeche - Bochum, Germany (September 30th, 2006): 'Love Gun', 'Oceans Of Time'
-- Zeche - Bochum, Germany (October 1st, 2006): 'Fly To The Moon', 'Mystica', 'Haunted Castle Serenade', 'Rock The Nation'
-- Graspop Metal Meeting, Belgium (June 25th, 2005): 'Call Her Princess'
Finland's BEFORE THE DAWN is the latest act confirmed for next summer's Wacken Open Air Festival, set to take place July 31 - August 2, 2008 in Wacken, Germany.
The Wacken Open Air Festival will be headlined by IRON MAIDEN (on July 31st). The current line-up includes: AT THE GATES, AUTUMN, AVANTASIA, AXXIS, BEFORE THE DAWN, CARCASS, CHILDREN OF BODOM, CORVUS CORAX, CREMATORY, DESTRUCTOR, DREAM OF AN OPIUM EATER, ENEMY OF THE SUN, EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS, EVOCATION, GIRUGÄMESH, GOREROTTED, GORGOROTH, HATEBREED, IRON MAIDEN, KAMELOT, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, KREATOR, KRYPTERIA, LORD BELIAL, LORDI, NIFELHEIM, NIGHTWISH, OBITUARY, AXEL RUDI PELL, POWERWOLF, PRIMORDIAL, SABATON, SALTATIO MORTIS, SONATA ARCTICA, THE BONES, WARBRINGER.
The latest band confirmed for Wacken Open Air 2008 is the power-metalers Axel Rudi Pell. The festival, which takes place from July 31 to Augest 2, 2008 will include the following bands confirmed so far (with more to come):
As I Lay Dying
At the Gates
Axel Rudi Pell
Children Of Bodom
Dream of an Opium Eater
Enemy of the Sun
The Force Gorgoroth
Lion Music recently announced the signing of Roger Staffelbach's Angel Of Eden. Acclaimed for his unique style, aggressive rhythm playing and his considerable soloing skills over 7 albums with prog metallers Artension, guitarist Roger Staffelbach has served up a potent offering of first class song writing over the ten tracks on the debut Roger Staffelbach's Angel Of Eden album "The End Of Never".
Fuelled by Roger's virtuoso guitar work, the melodic soaring vocals of Carsten "Lizard" Schulz [Evidence One, ex Domain], keyboard wizardry of Mistheria [solo, Bruce Dickinson], the powerhouse drumming of Rami Ali [Evidence One] and thunderous bottom end of Steve Di Giorgio [ex-Testament,ex-Death] along with guest performances from John West [ex-Royal Hunt], David Shankle [ex Manowar] and Ferdy Doernberg [Axel Rudi Pell], "The End Of Never" is a first class album from some of metal most respected names offering lush vocal melodies, pulsating rhythms and virtuoso lead breaks within captivating songs.
Here is the complete "The End of Never" track listing:
01. The End Of Never
03. Angel Of Eden
04. Return Of The Pharaoh (Pt. I)
05. The Battle Of 1386
06. Into The Black
07. Return Of The Pharaoh (Pt. II)
08. Keys To Avalon
10. Towards The Light
British Doom Metallers MY DYING BRIDE have been confirmed as the headliners of the 6th annual Bloodstock Festival to be held at the Assembly Rooms in Derby, UK on 29th-30th September 2006. MY DYING BRIDE are only the second UK band to have headlined the event, previously SAXON headlined in 2001 and 2003.
The current Bloodstock line-up is shaping up as follows:
AXEL RUDI PELL
MY DYING BRIDE
Another 6 bands are to be announced over the forthcoming weeks, including 2 special slots given over to bands that have entered a raffle to play the show. Any band interested in entering the raffle should contact the organisers at the BLOODSTOCK festivals new website.
In related news, the second BLOODSTOCK OPEN-AIR festival is taking place on July 14th-15th 2006 at Catton Hall, South Derbyshire, UK. Currently confirmed bands are:
More bands will be announced over the forthcoming weeks. Tickets (which will be sent out during April) for both shows are available from bloodstock.uk.com.
Axel Rudi Pell has been confirmed for Bloodstock's special guest slot to Primal Fear on Friday 29th September 2006. In keeping with the philosophy of bringing some of the best European bands to the UK for their first BIG shows, this show will be their first in the UK.
The artwork for the BLOODSTOCK 06 indoor festival is now on display at bloodstockfestival.com.
As a new addition to the ever-growing Bloodstock merchandise, AMUST4MUSIC in conjunction with Studio54 are producing a series of 6 fine art prints from the original artwork by Paul Raymond Gregory of the BLOODSTOCK images from 01 to 05 including the first Bloodstock Open Air image free. Each year you will be able to add to this unique collection with that years images i.e. BOA02 and Bloodstock 06 (the prints will be on sale at each respective festival this year). The first series of 6 prints will be offered for sale for £25 plus p+p during January 2006 and all prints purchased until the end of February 2006 will be personally signed by Paul. They are A3 (h420mm x w297mm) in size and will be despatched flat and bound within a hardbacked protected envelope. The set is available online under the Shop menu as Fine Art Prints at bloodstockfestival.com
Other bands confirmed for Bloodstock 06 include the UK's reformed thrashers ONSLAUGHT, PRIMAL FEAR, MACHINE MEN, OMNIUM GATHERUM, DIED SMILING, ENEMY UNKNOWN, BEYOND AFTERLIFE and STEEL TORMENTOR. There are expected to be 25-26 bands performing in total, with more to be announced in the forthcoming months.
Bloodstock 06 is to be held in the Assembly Rooms in Derby on 29th - 30th September 2006. Tickets for the 2-day show are £51 including a £1 booking fee. Or combine tickets and merchandise with the Bloodstock Open Air for the Supporters Club pass for £120. Tickets and Passes are available to buy online now at bloodstockfestival.com.
In related new, the first bands for the second BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR festival on July 14th - 15th, 2006 will be announced shortly. Separate tickets for this show will be available when the first bands are announced.
Hammerfall and Equilibrium are the latest bands to be added to the 2005 edition of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival, scheduled to take place August 4-6 in Wacken.
Here is the complete roster of confirmed bands thus far: More...
Dream Theater are the latest band confirmed for the Graspop Metal Meeting festival, set to take place June 24-26 in Dessel, Belgium. Also scheduled to perform at the 10th-anniversary edition of the festival are Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Axel Rudi Pell, Grave Digger, Suicidal Tendencies and Exciter. More confirmations will be announced soon.
Finland's Finntroll is the latest act to be confirmed for the Wacken Open Air festival, scheduled to take place on August 4-6, 2005 in Wacken, Germany.
The other confirmed bands to appear are Accept, Sinner, Nightwish, Marduk, Overkill, Obituary, Axel Rudi Pell, Edguy, Ensiferum, Illdisposed, Endstille, Turisas, Mercenary, Eisregen and Potentia Animi. More bands will be announced soon.
Playing on the Blackstage at the 2005 Wacken Open Air Festival is Obituary, Eisregen, Potentia Animi.
Other bands confirmed for W:O:A 2005:
Axel Rudi Pell
W:O:A is to take place on August 4-6 in Wacken, Germany.
Axel Rudi Pell, Edguy, and Overkill are the latest names to be added to next year's Wacken Open Air Festival, slated to take place on August 4-6 in Wacken, Germany. Other bands scheduled to appear at the festival are Accept, Nightwish, Sinner, Marduk, Ensiferum, Mercenary, Illdisposed, Endstille, and Turisas. More bands will be announced soon.
German guitarist Axel Rudi Pell has abandoned plans to perform a few acoustic shows in Germany to promote his upcoming "The Ballads III" compilation. The cancellation is being attributed to "different reasons," according to a posting on Axel's web site. One of 'em was the very tight schedule to promote the tour properly."
"The Ballads III" is scheduled for release on October 25 through SPV Records. In addition to all of the group's ballads since the release of "The Ballads II", the disc includes three newly recorded songs: "Don't Say Goodbye" (a new Axel composition), a new acoustic version of "Forever Angel", and a cover version of RAINBOW's "The Temple of the King".
As previously reported, the second leg of Axel Rudi Pell are tentatively scheduled to perform at next year's Bang Your Head, Graspop Metal Meeting and Wacken Open Air festivals.
The upcoming Axel Rudi Pell album, called "The Ballads III," is to be released October 25, 2004.
Final track list:
1. Don`t Say Goodbye
2. Forever Angel (acoustic)
3. The Temple Of The King
5. The Line
6. Sea Of Evil
7. The Curse Of The Chains
8. All The Rest Of My Life
9. Forever Angel
10. The Temple Of The Holy
11. Under The Gun
Dutch gothic/atmospheric doom metal group After Forever have has been confirmed for the Lorca Rock Festival, set to take place August 14 at Antiguo Cuartel de Infanteria in Lorca (Murcia), Spain. Other groups scheduled to perform at the festival include Europe, Magnum, TNT, Dream Evil, Axel Rudi Pell and the all-girl KISS cover band Kissexy. More acts will be announced soon.
For more information on the Lorca Rock Festival: www.lorcarockfestival.com
After Forever's latest album, "Invisible Circles," was released in March through Transmission Records. "Invisible Circles" is the follow-up to "Decipher," which was issued in 2001.