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AXEL RUDI PELL - Sign Of The Times (Review)

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I could be a lazy reviewer and just write 'Axel. Rudi. Pell'. You’d still know exactly what to expect from the German guitar wiz and his right-hand man, Johnny Gioeli. I’ve expressed some disinterest in the last couple of albums, due mainly to the restrictions of delivering the same formula album after album, but I’m very happy to declare this album head and shoulders above the last couple of records, with stronger songs and some terrific melodies – delivered by both guitar and vocals.
While there are no surprises, this album’s surge of urgency has definitely re-sparked my interest in Axel’s unmistakable style. I think fans will be more than happy.

AXEL RUDI PELL - "Only The Strong Will Survive (Live)" (Official Video)

German Metal wizard AXEL RUDI PELL releases a new digital single and video for the song "Only The Strong Will Survive (live)" today. The song is taken from the forthcoming live album "XXX Anniversary Live".
Axel Rudi Pell says: "Only The Strong Will Survive" was recorded live in Langen, Germany last year during our "Knights Call" Tour with the quiet guitar opening part coming from our show in Memmingen. Originally from the "Kings & Queens" album, we played that track live for the very first time last year and we really had fun doing that!"
XXX Anniversary Live will be released worldwide through Steamhammer/SPV on June 07th, 2019 as 2CD digipak version 3LP gatefold version, download and stream:

AXEL RUDI PELL Celebrates 30 Years With 'XXX Anniversary Live' June 7

Friday, June 7, 2019
And the world has changed. Axel Rudi Pell hasn’t. For three decades, the Bochum-based guitarist has ticked and worked like a Swiss clock releasing critically acclaimed hard rocking albums consistently. Like his anniversary offering, a live document of his most recent tour. And it will come out on the same record company as his debut in 1989; his contract with legendary label SPV/Steamhammer having lasted longer than the average marriage these days. “SPV and I have grown together, we have witnessed highs and lows and we’ve managed to get through them all,” the 58-year-old musician states with a smile. “Never change a winning team” is the secret of his success. Having sold more than 1.6 million records so far, Pell also has a ridiculous amount of online streams: his songs have been streamed more than 37.5 million times, figures he would never have dreamt of when he first started out.
“XXX Anniversary Live”, his 30th album release in as many years, will see the light of day on June 7th 2019. A milestone by all accounts and a stunning document of his most recent tour which he did not plan at all, but the recordings, from Bochum and Budapest among others, were so good that he felt he just couldn’t scrap them. They are a worthy follow-up to “Magic Moments”, his 3-hour anniversary show at the ‘Bang Your Head’ festival in 2014, where he celebrated 25 years as a solo artist. BTW: Pell is planning to bring out another studio effort in spring 2020. The Swiss clock from the Ruhr area is till ticking.
1. The Medieval Overture (Intro) 1:48
2. The Wild And The Young 4:41
3. Wildest Dreams 6:12
4. Fool Fool 5:10
5. Oceans Of Time 5:47
6. Only The Strong Will Survive 6:15
7. Mystica (incl. Drum Solo) 14:24
8. Long Live Rock 6:31
1. Game Of Sins / Tower Of Babylon (incl. Keyboard Solo) 16:07
2. The Line 9:12
3. Warrior 4:44
4. Edge Of The World (incl. Band Introduction) 6:53
5. Truth And Lies 2:29
6. Carousel 5:10
7. The Masquerade Ball / Casbah 8:24
8. Rock The Nation 6:37
"XXX Anniversary Live" will be released on June 07th, 2019 in the following configurations:
=> 2 CD DigiPak 
=> 3LP gatefold, 180 g, black vinyl, printed inner sleeves, 2CDs in paper sleeves
=> Download 
=> Streaming
Line Up:
- Johnny Gioeli - Lead and Backing Vocals
- Axel Rudi Pell 
- Lead, Rhythm and Acoustic Guitars
- Ferdy Dooernberg - Keyboards
- Volker Kraawczak - Bass
- Bobby Rondinelli - Drums
AXEL RUDI PELL "30th Anniversary" Tour 2019:
05.06. DE-Ulm - Ulmer Zelt
07.06. SE-Sölvesborg - Sweden Rock Festival
08.06. DE-Kiel - Pumpe
09.06. DE-Jena - F-Haus
11.06. DE-Mannheim - 7er Club (Open Air Stage)
12.06. DE-Gunzendorf - GUNZlive
13.06. DE-Osnabrück - Hyde Park
14.06. DE-Bochum - Zeche (sold out)
15.06. CH-Pratteln - Z7

RESTLESS SPIRITS Announce Debut Album Out May 17

Friday, May 17, 2019
Lords Of Black​ guitarist Tony Hernando​ is one of the most exciting guitarists, writers, and producers in the European metal and rock scene today. With his many talents, it was a natural next step for him to stretch out and work on a solo album after the promotional cycle for Lords of Black third album, “Icons of the New Days” wrapped up. Hernando has always been passionate about melodic hard rock music, so the idea of pairing him with some of the best singers from his fellow labelmates' bands to lay their vocals over his songwriting seemed not only logical, but destiny. Thus, Restless Spirits​ was born and the self-titled debut will now be released on May 17, 2019.
Aside from Hilli, guest vocalists include none other than Johnny Gioeli​ (Hardline, Axel Rudi Pell), Deen Castronovo​ (Revolution Saints​, ex-Journey), Dino Jelusic​ (Animal Drive​), Alessandro Del Vecchio (Hardline​, Jorn), and Diego Valdez (Dream Child​ and now, the new vocalist for Hernando's main project, Lords of Black). In addition to vocal duties, Deen Castronovo also takes care of drums on every track.
Hernando says, "Restless Spirits is a melodic hard rock record featuring several singers that showcases some different sides of my playing and songwriting. We have rockers, ballads, and everything in between. I had the opportunity to work and co-write with some of the best guys in the business. I hope everyone can enjoy this album as much as I did recording it!”
Restless Spirits is an album that showcases some of the most outstanding vocal talents operating in the melodic hard rock scene right now, while also offering truly exciting and adventurous melodic hard rock songwriting. Enjoy!
1. Stop Livin' To Live Online (Johnny Gioeli on Vocals)
2. Unbreakable (Deen Castronovo on Vocals)
3. I Remember Your Name (Kent Hilli on Vocals)
4. 'Cause I Know You're The One (Dino Jelusic on Vocals)
5. Nothing I Could Give To You (Johnny Gioeli on Vocals)
6. Calling You (Deen Castronovo on Vocals)
7. Live To Win (Deen Castronovo on Vocals)
8. You And I (Alessandro Del Vecchio on Vocals)
9. When It Comes To You (Alessandro Del Vecchio on Vocals)
10. Lost Time (Not To Be Found Again) (Dino Jelusic on Vocals)
11. In The Realm Of The Black Rose (Diego Valdez on Vocals)
PRODUCED BY: Tony Hernando
MIXED BY: Dani Luna
Tony Hernando: All Guitars, Bass, Keyboards except where noted.
Deen Castronovo: Drums, Lead vocals on 2,6,7
Johnny Gioeli: Lead Vocals on 1, 5
Alessandro Del Vecchio: Lead Vocals on 8, 9, Background Vocals on 2,6,7
Diego Valdez: Lead Vocals on 11, Background Vocals on 2,3,6,7
Kent Hilli: Lead Vocals on 3
Dino Jelusic: Lead Vocals on 4,10
Victor Diez: Piano and Keyboards on 2,5,6,11
Leif Elhin: Keyboards on 3

ROBERT RODRIGO BAND - Living For Louder (Review)

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Robert Rodrigo Band is the brainchild of Spanish guitarist Robert Rodrigo, the man behind the excellent Airless and composer of two previous instrumental solo albums.
This album is a mixture of all that has come before, delivered in an energetic collection of well-produced songs. There are a couple of enjoyable left turn instrumentals with another two additional more straight-ahead instrumentals later in the album. The remaining six tracks feature vocal god Johnny Gioeli in full force. His style and tone suit the album perfectly – giving both his trademark rasp and ability to turn melodic opportunities to shine.
There is real musical dexterity and diversity between the tracks – from a straight blues boogie to stadium anthems and some groovy sounding hard rock.
There is some vivid musical experimentation in several of the verses, but come chorus time, its all hooks and melodies.
10 tracks, 40 minutes….no room for fillers or fluff here. An enjoyable album with a few really good hooks and some impressive guitar work. Familiar for fans of the genre, but fresh also.

HARDLINE Give 'Life' To New Album April 26

Friday, April 26, 2019
Hardline is back with a new studio album, “Life”!
In the past two years, Hardline has performed a number of shows across Europe, including festivals and more intimate gigs, and that live “energy” can certainly be felt on their new studio album. The band went back to 1992's “Double Eclipse” album for influence for the songs on this record, but additionally they also looked a little closer in the rearview at the tremendous predecessor to this album, “Human Nature”.
The resulting album, LIFE, perfectly blends the influences of those two albums and sees Hardline heavier, stronger, bigger, and better than ever. The band entered the studio feeling loose and relaxed from all their gigging. The two newest members, Marco Di Salvia on drums and Mario Percudani on guitar, had gelled seamlessly with the rest of the band from all those shows and combined with Anna Portalupi's pulsating rhythms and Alessandro Del Vecchio's songwriting and production abilities, LIFE was almost effortless for the band to create. And of course, Johnny Gioeli sings like only he can over top of these incredible musicians.
LIFE will be released April 26, 2019 on CD/LP/Digital.
More live dates will be forthcoming for the band, including a performance on April 27th at the Frontiers Rock Festival in Milan, IT.
1. Place To Call Home
2. Take A Chance
3. Helio's Sun
4. Page Of Your Life
5. Out Of Time
6. Hold On To Right
7. Handful Of Sand
8. This Love
9. Story Of My Life
10. Who Wants To Live Forever
11. Chameleon
12. My Friend
Johnny Gioeli - vocals
Alessandro Del Vecchio - keyboards
Mario Percudani - guitar
Marco Di Salvia - drums
Anna Portalupi - bass
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ROBERT RODRIGO BAND - Living For Louder (Showcase)

Living For Louder
Release Date: 
Out Now
Melodic Hard Rock

Get ready to rock! This November 2nd the Robert Rodrigo Band releases its new album, Living For Louder! Featuring 10 songs filled with energy and passion and including instrumental tracks showing off the incredible musicianship this band has always brought to the stage.

Robert Rodrigo Band is: Robert Rodrigo on the guitar, side by side with his longtime companions Miguel Manjon on bass, Pako Martinez on drums and joined by exceptional guests such as Gotxi Ibarra (Hammond) and the great Johnny Gioeli (Hardline, Axel Rudi Pell) on vocals.

"This November 2nd the Robert Rodrigo Band releases its new album, Living For Louder feat Johnny Gioeli (Hardline, Axel Rudi Pell) on vocals."

Robert Rodrigo band are:
Robert Rodrigo (guitar)
Johnny Gioeli (Vocals) Special guest
Miguel Manjon (bass)
Pako Martinez (drums)

Robert Rodrigo is a Spanish guitarist from Vizcaya. At the age of 7 he began playing Spanish guitar, at 14 he started learning electric guitar, and at eighteen he was already playing on several bands and writing his own songs, including "La Primera", achieving more and more exposure. At the age of 24 he signed his first recording contract with the label Evolution Records, releasing their first album "Robert R. Rodrigo".

In January 2002 he started the band Airless, and they quickly signed with Vinny Records. Their debut self-titled album was released in June, distributed throughout Europe, Canada and Japan. A year later he contributed to the double disc compilation "Singing to the World", in memory of those killed in the bombing of the Twin Towers in 2001.

In August 2005 Robert signs a contract with the brand Ibanez instruments, becoming their endorser. Airless release their second album titled "2nd Round" on the Finnish label Lion Music, one of the most important record labels in the rock industry. That same year Airless went on tour introducing the album and opening for bands such as Dare or Riot.

In September 2006, Robert recorded the song "Space Antz" together with producer and guitarist Carlos Creator, and the song becomes part of the compilation album "The Alchemists II - 15 Tracks Of Total Guitar Wizardry" which also featured other world-class guitar players, released by the British label Liquid Note Records the following year.

In May 2008 he released his first instrumental album, "Half finger on the moon", and signed for Orange amps and Dimarzio as their endorser. Later that year in September, Airless releases their third album titled "Fight".In September 2009 Robert he was hired for Ernie Ball, one of the world's leading manufacturer of premium guitar strings.

On March 9, 2012, coinciding with the anniversary of the tsunami that hit Japan, Robert Rodrigo participates in the EP "Help for Japan", a project by Tommy Heart (Soul Doctor, Fair Warning), gathering a lot of friends to record a version of "Help!" by The Beatles. That very same month saw also the release of Robert's second instrumental album, "Wrath", on the American label Grooveyard Records. Airless release their fourth studio album titled "Changes" again on the Finnish label Lion Music

- In February 2013, and later went on tour with artists such as Jeff Scott Soto, Harem Scarem and playing festivals as Rock Legends, North Metal, etc...

- In January 2014 Airless release their 15th anniversary album "Best of & Rarities" on the label Melodic Rock Records.

- In 2015 Robert participates in a trilogy of albums for Lion Music, dedicated to great composers of classical music, Bach, Mozart and Vivaldi, where he adapts the following pieces:
1-Robert Rodrigo - Brandenburg Concerto No 4 Andante Bwv 1049 (JS Bach) from the album "Lion Music presents: Johann Sebastian Bach - Interpretations" (departure January 23)
2-Robert Rodrigo - Eine Kleine Nachtmusic Movt 4 (WA Mozart) from the album "Lion Music Presents: WA Mozart - Reincarnated" (date July 17)
3-Robert Rodrigo - Storm At Sea (A.Vivaldi)

Airless record a new ep, it's released on 15 January 2016, including their single "Hey Money" with over 40,000 views on youtube.

Robert Rodrigo plays in the final of Guitar Gods Festival, celebrated in Miami on February 19th 2016, with many of the best musicians in the world on this genre (Yngwie Malmsteen, Steve Vai, Gus G, Nicko MacBrain, Rudy Sarzo...)

Robert Rodrigo Band ft. Johnny Gioeli - "Living For Louder"

The Robert Rodrigo Band has just released its new album, “Living For Louder!” featuring 10 songs filled with energy and passion, and including instrumental tracks showing of the incredible musicianship this band has always brought to the stage.
Robert Rodrigo Band is: Robert Rodrigo on the guitar, side by side with his longtime companions Miguel Manjon on bass, Pako Martinez on drums, and joined by exceptional guests such as Gotxi Ibarra (Hammond) and the great Johnny Gioeli (Hardline, Axell Rudi Pell) on vocals.

JOHNNY GIOELI Solo Debut 'One Voice' Out Dec. 7

Friday, December 7, 2018
If you are unfamiliar with the name Johnny Gioeli and the bands he is involved with, Hardline, Crush 40, and Axel Rudi Pell, then you have simply missed out on one of the most gifted voices to grace the hard rock genre in the past 25 years!
Gioeli will release his very first solo effort, entitled “One Voice”, via Frontiers Music Srl on December 7th. The title “One Voice” is a tribute to the fans who have supported Gioeli’s career for decades. Musically, of the album, Johnny says, “I love guitar driven rock. I love songs that have a direct impact, gets you thinking and puts you in a positive frame of mind.”
When asked why he decided to do a solo album at this point in his career, Gioeli says, “[c]reating music is my life. Starting with a pin needle of an idea and cultivating that idea into a song that has an effect on someone has always fulfilled me musically. When a young man in my hometown had a life changing accident leaving him paralyzed, I knew I wanted to do something special. I wanted to make this solo album to help him with some of the enormous costs associated with rehabilitation. I also knew that those who love the music I make are fans for life and I knew they would help too. It’s a testament to the beautiful hearts that circle this globe. I woke one morning with the title ‘One Voice’ in my head knowing that I need air from others to sing. I am so proud of this uplifting album. It’s been said that it is the ‘feel good album of the 21st century’. I’m grateful for those words.”
The aforementioned ‘young man’ is Joe Barber. A large portion of the money raised for this album through a Pledge campaign is going directly to Joe and his family to help him and his family with needs his recovery and the associated medical costs.
“‘One Voice’ is the sum of my efforts to bring a world together for the love of music”, muses Gioeli. “If you can imagine fans from all parts of the world. the Middle East, Europe, Asia, Scandinavia, Australia etc.all of them coming together to donate money to a kid they don’t even knowit’s a testament to the song ‘One Voice’. We are ‘One Voice’ together, we are love and hope forever, we are one world that matters, so let’s all just help each other.”
Of the team that helped him craft this album in the studio, Johnny says, “I have an extremely talented group of musicians performing with me on ‘One Voice’. Eric Gadrix on guitar, who wrote the musical compositions, Marco di Salvia on drums, Nik Mazzucconi on bass, and my Hardline bandmate Alessandro del Vecchio on keys, who is also my trusted producer, engineer and lil’ brother. A powerhouse band I will take on the road. Making this record was a labor of love, for sure. I spent countless days and nights in my studio thinking, singing, recording and making sure I loved it before you, the fans, got a chance to love it. I wanted to paint a picture I hope everyone wants to hang on their wall. ‘One Voice’ is that painting.”
“One Voice” Tracklisting:
1. Drive
2. It
3. One Voice
4. Mind Melt
5. Running
6. Deeper
7. Let Me Know
8. Hit Me Once, Hit Ya Twice
9. Price We Pay
10. Out Of Here
11. Oh Fathers
PRODUCED BY: Alessandro Del Vecchio
Johnny Gioeli: Vocals
Eric Gadrix: Guitars
Nik Mazzucconi: Bass
Marco Di Salvia: Drums
Alessandro Del Vecchio: Keyboards
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Robert Rodrigo Band ft. Johnny Gioeli - "Southern Skies"

Get ready to rock! This November 2nd the Robert Rodrigo Band releases its new album, Living For Louder! featuring 10 songs filled with energy and passion, and including instrumental tracks showing of the incredible musicianship this band has always brought to the stage.
Robert Rodrigo Band is: Robert Rodrigo on the guitar, side by side with his longtime companions Miguel Manjon on bass, Pako Martinez on drums, and joined by exceptional guests such as Gotxi Ibarra (Hammond) and the great Johnny Gioeli (Hardline, Axell Rudi Pell) on vocals.

AXEL RUDI PELL - "The Wild And The Young" (Official Lyric Video)

German Metal wizard AXEL RUDI PELL release a new digital single and lyric video for the song "The Wild And The Young" today. The song is taken from the current studio album "Knights Call".
Axel Rudi Pell says: 'The Wild And The Young' is, after the intro, the opening number of our latest longplayer 'Knights Call' and also the concert opener of our recent tour. Highly acclaimed by the fans, we will also open the second leg of our upcoming tour, which will last from October 18th till November 4th, with that track. I personally think, that this song is one of the strongest I wrote so far, very powerful and well equipped with a catchy chorus. We're looking forward to the tour and can't wait!"

BONFIRE Announce Double Covers Album To Accompany 'Legends' Tour

Friday, October 19, 2018
A special release by German hard'n'heavy legends BONFIRE! The band delivers an extensive covers album, titled "Legends", on October 19th.

Find out more about their upcoming "Bonfire And Friends" tour here:

01. Africa
02. Hold The Line
03. Rosanna
04. Man On The Silver Mountain
05. I Surrender
06. Stone Cold
07. Death Alley Driver
08. Black Masquerade
09. Burning Heart
10. Eye Of Tiger
11. Caught In The Game
12. Doctor Doctor
13. Lights Out
14. Rock Bottom
15. Child In Time

01. Jet City Woman
02. Silent Lucidity
03. Eyes Of A Stranger
04. Tears In The Rain
05. The First Time
06. Save Up All Your Tears
07. Hot Cherie
08. Dr. Love
09. Hallelujah
10. Rebellion
11. Heavy Metal Breakdown
12. Love Don't Lie
13. I Wanna Be Loved
14. King Of Dreams
15. Frei Wie Die Geier
16. Erinnerung
17. Alt Wie Ein Baum
Looks like the set will include the lead singers responsible for the hits listed above (Bobby Kimball, Johnny Gioeli, Joe Lynn Turner, Geoff Tate etc...) - as will the upcoming tour.


Friday, July 13, 2018
Johnny Gioeli and Deen Castronovo first played together on the debut Hardline album, “Double Eclipse”, which was released in 1992. 25 years later, the two were reunited in Italy to commence work on the debut Gioeli-Castronovo album, “Set The World On Fire”.
“It was so great to work with Johnny again, I’ve always loved his voice and it was a pleasure to be a part of this collaboration! It was like we’d never left each other,” says Castronovo.
“It was like the first day he tried to hold my hand and kiss me in 1992. Ha Ha!!! KIDDING! Seriously, I never left Deen. Deen never left me, so reuniting was easy. Counting our blessings were plentiful. Singing together was magical,” says Gioeli about working with Castrovo again.
Both men have continued on their musical paths since they last saw one another, with Gioeli continuing to lead Hardline, while Castronovo spent time with Ozzy Osbourne and had an extended tour of duty with the legendary Journey. Castronovo is currently active with The Dead Daisies and Revolution Saints in addition to Gioeli-Castronovo.
Gioeli’s vocal talents combined with Deen’s superb drumming abilities (and whom is also a fine vocalist in his own right) has made for a stunning album that is driving a driving hard rock record, while also chock full of uplifting melodies and poignant lyrical messages.
We’d tell you to sit back and enjoy this album, but you’ll be on your feet the second it starts, so stand up and take notice of this display of two immense talents doing what they do best!
Track Listing:
1. Set The World On Fire
2. Through
3. Who I Am
4. Fall Like An Angel
5. It’s All About You
6. Need You Now
7. Ride Of Your Life
8. Mother
9. Walk With Me
10. Run For Your Life
11. Remember Me
12. Let Me Out
PRODUCED BY: Alessandro Del Vecchio
STUDIO: Ivorytears Music Works Studios, Somma Lombardo, VA, Italy
RECORDED BY: Alessandro Del Vecchio
MIXED BY: Alessandro Del Vecchio
MASTERED BY: Alessandro Del Vecchio
Johnny Gioeli vocals
Deen Castronovo vocals, drums
Alessandro Del Vecchio keyboards, backing vocals
Mario Percudani guitars
Nik Mazzucconi bass
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HARDLINE Extend European Tour

Following last year’s successful Human Nature tour and selected 25th anniversary shows, frontman Johnny Gioeli has announced that Hardline will continue to tour in celebration of the anniversary of the band’s debut album, Double Eclipse.   The debut album which included Neal Schon and Deen Castronovo of Journey has long been considered a melodic hard rock classic, and shows are being planned into 2019 throughout Europe.  This year’s shows will highlight songs from the 1992 debut album Double Eclipse as well as fan favorites throughout the band’s five albums.  Gioeli says “Fans can expect to see us dig deeper into Double Eclipse as well as the other four albums.  We can never play it all, but we do want to listen to fan requests.  As an artist you can never forget or take for granted the fact that the fans put you where you are. “
The band will play three UK dates this summer along with the Masters of Rock Festival in the Czech Republic.  There is a mini German tour in December with support from Spanish bands Xtasy and DeVicious.  There will be more dates for the fall and winter announced soon.  Gioeli will also be a part of the upcoming “Bonfire & Friends Legends Tour” in November which will tour throughout Germany, performing select classic songs each night from the Hardline catalogue.  
Confirmed Hardline dates for 2018 are posted below.
6/1         Sheffield (UK) – Corporation
6/2         Pontypridd, Wales (UK) - Muni Arts Centre
7/13       Wolverhampton (UK) – The Robin 2
7/14       Vizovice (CZ) – Masters of Rock Festival
12/1       Jönköping (SE) -- Denim & Leather Rock Club
12/6       Hamburg (DE) – Logo
12/7       Bochum (DE) – Rockpalast
12/8       Morlenbach (DE) – Live Music Hall
12/9       Munich (DE) - Backstage
Video from the 2017 tour can be seen here:  



AXEL RUDI PELL New Album 'Knights Call' Out March 23

Friday, March 23, 2018
'I'd rather have long-term success than the hit album everybody is always referring to.' Axel Rudi Pell knows exactly what he is talking about. His solo career has lasted for almost three decades now. In the international hard rocking universe, Pell is nothing short of a phenomenon: a musician who flies under the radar, but certainly isn't invisible. He's an honest worker who has learned his skills from scratch. He's never experienced writer's block, has never followed trends or fashions. You know what to expect from him. 
So, what's new? 'Game Of Sins' from 2016 was a huge success and peaked at no. 11 in the German charts. Its successor is called 'Knights Call' and studio album no. 17 (in words: seventeen). That's a fact and more than a symbol of steadily releasing albums on SPV/Steamhammer, Pell's tried and trusted label since 1989. More than 1.5 million people worldwide have bought Pell's albums. What an impressive number! But there is no reason for the axeman to rest on his laurels. 'Why should I retire?' asks the 57-year-old. And answers his own question: 'As long as I can do what I like I'm the happiest man in the world.' 
Basically Pell is living his very own dream: He has turned his hobby into a profession. But there's also a lot of determination involved. His ongoing passion drives him all the time, he's always on the lookout for a better chorus, a better solo, a better bridge, a better song. 'Writing songs is like a lot of things in life: It's my way or the highway!' His confidence in his abilities is enormous, but he also knows that he can rely on his German-American dream team featuring singer Johnny Gioeli and drummer Bobby Rondinelli. And of course, his fans are very important to him. 'For me, direct feedback is essential. Playing only in the studio would be boring. Who would sign up for that?'

AXEL RUDI PELL 2018 is about more grooves, more melodies and more diversity. The mix between medieval mysticism and fantasy folklore is still there, but there's been a bit of fine tuning.
 4)   LONG LIVE ROCK 5:34
 6)   TRUTH AND LIES 4:48
 8)   SLAVES ON THE RUN 5:13
 9)   FOLLOW THE SUN 5:12
"Knights Call" will be released March 23rd, 2018 through SPV/Steamhammer in the following configurations:
=> Ltd. DigiPak incl. Poster
=> Jewel Case Clear Tray Edition
=> 2LP Gatefold, 180 g, red vinyl with black swirls, printed inner sleeves, CD in paper sleeve
=> Download
=> Streaming
=> Ltd Boxset incl.: CD Digi, 2LP, Stainless Steel Skull Beer Mug , A1 Poster, Sticker, Photocard, Patch (Europe only)

Line Up:

• Johnny Gioeli
- Lead and Backing Vocals
• Axel Rudi Pell - Lead, Rhythm and Acoustic Guitars
• Ferdy Doernberrg - Keyboards
• Volker Krawczak - Bass
• Bobby Rondinelli - Drums
26.04. DE-Bochum - Zeche
27.04. DE-Saarbracken - Garage
28.04. DE-Aschaffenburg - Colos-Saal
29.04. DE-Nurnberg - Hirsch
01.05. DE-Munich - Backstage
02.05. DE-Ludwigsburg - Rockfabrik
04.05. NL-Weert - De Bosuil
05.05. DE-Erfurt - HsD
06.05. DE-Bochum - Zeche
08.05. DE-Berlin - Huxley's
09.05. DE-Hamburg - Grosse Freiheit
10.05. SE-Gothenburg - Sticky Fingers
11.05. NO-Kopervik - Karmoygeddon Festival
13.05. SE-Stockholm - Klubben
14.05. SE-Malmo - KB
05.-07.07. ES-Barcelona - Barcelona Rockfest
08.07. DE-Manchengladbach - Sparkassen Park (with Deep Purple)



The Right To Rock Podcast - JOHNNY GIOELI

Monday, October 27, 2014
Categories: has issued their latest podcast interview (episode #212), featuring Hardline vocalist Johnny Gioeli.  Johnny took time out of his busy schedule to discuss Hardline's latest release Human Nature.  Johnny also discusses his early days of touring as well as his favorite place to compose.  Interview lasts approx. 60 min.
Time for another An Evening With... as the boys bring in one of their favorite vocalists, Johnny Gioeli from Hardline.  Johnny chats it up with the guys covering the spectrum of his massive career. Get the skinny on Hardline's latest release Human Nature, as well as some possible dates with the original line up to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the release of Double Eclipse.  Johnny also touches on his work with Axel Rudi Pell as well as his upcoming solo album. You can't miss this show because it's chock full of information you need to know.


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