Welcome to the LOUDEST DOT COM ON THE PLANET!
KNAC.COM
LISTEN NOW!WATCH NOW! LOGIN JOIN
MAGAZINEON-AIRDOWNLOADSCHATBOARDSCONTESTSSTORE
News

AXEL RUDI PELL To Release Game Of Sins Album

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Saturday, November 7, 2015 @ 9:35 AM


Out January 22nd In North America Via SPV/Steamhammer

- advertisement -
It was to be the highlight of his career. And it is. When AXEL RUDI PELL celebrated his first 25 years as a solo artist with a 3-hour-plus show in Balingen/Germany on July 11, 2014 he not only awed the 15,000 fans in in attendance, he released on DVD the live recording of this once-in-a-lifetime concert entitled Magic Moments. The DVD went straight to #1 in the German and Swedish DVD charts, #4 in Switzerland, #7 in Austria and #17 in the Netherlands. Anybody expecting AXEL to rest on his laurels after that spectacular feat doesn't know the man and his work ethic.

Already collecting ideas in the summer of 2014, he immersed himself in the studio again in fall 2015. "Everything went according to plan," he smiles. So nothing went wrong? Nothing new on the ARP front? Again, the objective observer doesn't know AXEL. Anyone assuming that he would invite his numerous festival guests on his next studio album for another anniversary celebration knows nothing about the man. ARP can do it all on his own. And he wants to do it on his own. "I never even thought of having guest musicians on this album," he explains. And why should he? Since Bobby Rondinelli (ex-RAINBOW/BLACK SABBATH/BLUE OYSTER CULT) joined the ARP fold in 2013, the band sounds tighter than ever because "Bobby fits like a glove". PELL points out that Rondinelli is the perfect drummer who always knows exactly what to play; on Game Of Sins even more so than on the predecessor album Into The Storm (released in 2014, #5 in Germany). So it comes as no surprise that AXEL's 16th studio recording featuring original material is a definite winner. "Everybody involved agrees," he grins. "There's not a single filler on the album." Which apparently was not the case on some of his previous offerings, as he admits with a smirk. Game Of Sins is way harder, grittier, the songwriting even more accomplished, experience meeting excellence again.

Especially sound-wise, ARP appears to have made a quantum leap: "Looking back, I have to admit that the drums on the last album stayed too much in the background," a fact which has changed for the better: they sound much fuller and much more aggressive this time around and have been adapted to suit the new songs. Having said that, this album is a must-have not only for air drummers - riff fetishists and solo aficionados will also love ARP's new material. And it's no secret that vocalist Johnny Gioeli is one of the best in his profession. All in all, Game Of Sins presents a band at the peak of its powers. Although the sleeve and the intro "Lenta Fortuna" (Latin for bad luck) may suggest that this is a concept album about gambling - it is not. Game Of Sins is ARP at his best: the sirens in the metallic opener "Fire" are a perfect wake-up call, "Sons In The Night" with its Sons Of Anarchy-inspired lyrics pays tribute to the NWOBHM. The title track is the longest number on the album, nine minutes of those epic structures and Arabian scales, which PELL is so fond of. "Falling Star" once again refers to the early 80s.

Is there an ARP album without a ballad? There may very well be one day, but as long as AXEL writes beautiful compositions such as "Lost In Love", there's bound to be one. Among the recording's highlights features "The King Of Fools" with its his five minutes of pure emotion, a perfect symbiosis between steeliness and melody, with an unbelievable performance by Gioeli, but don't forget to listen to AXEL's guitars on the verses! "Till The World Says Goodbye" again presents PELL in his element: an epic, almost dark and doomy ballad, and a moving soundtrack for the Judgment Day. "Breaking The Rules" is another melodic rock song, before the regular album finishes with a slow number called "Forever Free". But the crowning glory is included in the Digipak format: ARP is the first musician to successfully deliver a real hard-rocking version of the almighty Bob Dylan/Jimi Hendrix classic "All Along The Watchtower"; which has been his heart's desire for a long time, as AXEL explains. "That song is far from easy to arrange, but the result is definitely worth the effort." Or, to be more precise: "Everything went according to plan." What more can you ask? Game Of Sins is doubtlessly another highlight in ARP's career. And there are many more to come.

Game of Sins Tracklisting:

  • "Lenta Fortuna" (Intro)
  • "Fire"
  • "Sons In The Night"
  • "Game Of Sins"
  • "Falling Star"
  • "Lost In Love"
  • "The King Of Fools"
  • "Till The World Says Goodbye"
  • "Breaking The Rules"
  • "Forever Free"
  • DigiPak Bonus Track: "All Along The Watchtower"
Game Of Sins January 22nd in North America through SPV/Steamhammer in the following configurations:
  • DigiPak incl. 1 Bonus Track and Poster
  • Jewel Case Clear Tray Edition
  • 2LP Gatefold, 180 g, black Vinyl, CD in paper sleeve
  • Download Version
  • Ltd Boxset incl. Digi, 2LP, Miniature Replica Fender Guitar 1:4 incl. ARP Gift Box Case, Poster, Sticker, Photo Card
Line Up:

* Johnny Gioeli - Lead and Backing Vocals
* Axel Rudi Pell - Lead, Rhythm and Acoustic Guitars
* Ferdy Doernberg - Keyboards
* Volker Krawczak - Bass
* Bobby Rondinelli - Drums


Please log in to view RANTS

If you don't have a username, click here to create an account!

Username: 
Password: 

Message: 
 
 

 





 Recent News
Represent! Get Your KNAC.COM Bumper Sticker
Happenings This Week on KNAC.COM
KISSIN' DYNAMITE Launches New Track "You're Not Alone"
Brazilian Band HEAVEN: CHOIR METAL Streams First Track "Sacred Blood"
GRAVE DIGGER Unveil The Living Dead Album Details
CLUTCH Announce "Book Of Bad Decisions Tour" Dates
NIGHT DEMON Debuts Video For "Life On The Run"
SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS Are Living The Dream With New Album
OMNIUM GATHERUM Reveal Cover Art, Tracklisting For New Album The Burning Cold
CITY OF THE WEAK Say "Not This Time" With New Video
Heavy Metal Mariachi Masters METALACHI Announce More Summer Tour Dates
MASSIVE WAGONS Debut "Billy Balloon Head" Video
MONSTER MAGNET Announces North American Tour
MUSHROOMHEAD To Release New DVD, Volume III
Guitar Legend ADRIAN GALYSH Releases "So Close... So Far" Single
MEGADETH Bassist DAVID ELLEFSON Announces First Dates For His 'Basstory' Tour
TESTAMENT Guitarist ERIC PETERSON Reveals New DRAGONLORD Album Details
HIRAX Announce European 2018 Tour For August
U.D.O. Reveal New Album Steelfactory, First Single
SERPENTS KISS Stream New Track "Black Wizard"
BLITZKRIEG Unleash "Angels Or Demons" Single, Video
PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS' US Tour Rescheduled For This Fall
LORD OF THE LOST Launch "Morgana" Video
AFM Reveals All For Metal Vol. V Compilation
HELION PRIME Set To Release New Album Terror Of The Cybernetic Space Monster
KING DIAMOND LP Reissues Now Available For In Concert 1987: Abigail, The Graveyard And The Spider's Lullabye
MEKA NISM Premiere "Trailblazer" Video
GRETA VAN FLEET Adds More Dates To 2018 World Tour
MR. BIG Releases Live Video Of "Colorado Bulldog"
BLESSTHEFALL Announce September Headline Tour
FATE DESTROYED Reveal New Video For "Break Free"
LIZZY BORDEN Streams "The Scar Across My Heart" Track
A PERFECT CIRCLE Debut 2D Clip Of "The Contrarian"
VOIVOD Announce New Album "The Wake", European Tour
MADBALL Release Video For New Single, "Rev Up"
ANGEL's PUNKY MEADOWS, FRANK DIMINO Announce First Ever UK Tour
VICIOUS RUMORS Set To Release Limited Live DVD 666 Years of Blood, Sweat & Cheers
GOATWHORE Announces European Headlining Dates
BEYOND THE BLACK Reveal New Album Details For Heart Of The Hurricane
DORO Releases First New Video "All For Metal"
TREAT Announces New Album Tunguska
KORPIKLAANI Stream New Single, Lyric Video For "Kotikonnut"
MOONSPELL Unveil Details Of Upcoming Live DVD/Blu-Ray/3CD
VAN CANTO Announce New Album For August
MOTORHEAD To Release Official ROAD CREW Beer In The United States
ENUFF Z'NUFF Announce New Album Diamond Boy
MEAN STREAK "Settle The Score" With New Video
DREAM CHILD Reveal Debut Album Details
TRIVIUM To Embark On Headline Tour This Fall
BILLY MORRIS AND THE SUNSET STRIP Set To Release Debut Album Holdin' All The Aces
REVOCATION Confirm North American Headline Tour
EVERYONE LOVES A VILLAIN Debut "Eater Of Worlds" Video
GEN X Tour Partners With Anrgirl For Pay Per View Live Stream Of July 3rd Show
JACK RUSSELL'S GREAT WHITE To Headline The 2018 HAIR NATION TOUR
MINISTRY Announces Fall North American Tour
LIVESAY Inks Deal, Set To Release Compilation Album
GRAVE DIGGER Unveil Title, Release Date Of New Album
MOB RULES To Release New Album Beast Reborn
RYAN ROXIE Announces US Tour Dates
CANE HILL, KING 810 Announce Co-Headline Summer Tour
RATBREED Debut "Hunting High, Reaping Low" Single
GODSMACK, SHINEDOWN Confirm Additional Co-Headlining Tour Dates Into The Fall
CHRONUS Announce U.S Album Release Date
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Release "Letting You Go" Video
URIAH HEEP Reveal Living The Dream Album Details
WINTERSUN Announce North American Tour
HALCYON WAY Premiere Music Video For New Track "Blame"
DEE SNIDER Streams New Track "Tomorrow's No Concern"
LOUDER THAN LIFE Festival Expands, 2018 Band Lineup Announced
HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD Share New Track, "Gotta Let Go"
STEVE 'N' SEAGULLS Announce Grainsville Album Details
KATAKLYSM Release Music Video For "Outsider"
THE SKULL Stream New Album Title Track "The Endless Road Turns Dark"
TARJA Premieres "Love To Hate" Video
COLDSPELL Release "It Hurts" Music Video
DC4 Set To Unleash Atomic Highway Album
T.R.O.Y. Release Official Video For "Wicked World"
OF LIMBO Launches GO FUND ME After Near Fatal Van Wreck
MONSTER TRUCK Return With New Album True Rockers
European MTV "Headbanger’s Ball Tour" 2018 Announced
METALOCALYPSTICK Unleashes FREE Festival Digital Sampler - Metal Queens Vol. 2





HOME | MAGAZINE | ON-AIR | DOWNLOADS | CHAT | BOARDS | CONTESTS | STORE | HELP

©2018 KNAC.COM. All Rights Reserved.    Link to us    Advertise with us    Privacy policy
 Latest News