, the veteran German hard rock band led by singer Lenny Wolf
, will release a new studio album, "Outlier"
, on April 29 in Europe and May 7 in the USA via SPV
. According to a press release, the group's first studio CD featuring completely new material since the arrival of 2009's "Magnified"
"picks up with ten powerful rock songs where [Lenny
's] long tradition of fascinating studio albums left off. At the same time, mastermind Lenny
is starting a new chapter of his diverse creative career, expertly positioning his charismatic voice on 'Outlier'
between traditional rock structures and modern sound elements, which add a third dimension to this album."
"I simply felt the need to delve deep inside of me and run riot in the infinite expanse of the audio cosmos. The result is a friction of mercilessly mechanical, heartless sound collages, combined with my typical melancholy-melodious style," Wolf
explains the album's artfully interwoven experimental approach to his sound, which never detracts from the familiar atmospheric basic mood of his songs. "A whole number of souls happen to dwell in my breast, which is why experimentation and the development of my musical existence simply belong together.""Outlier"
was recorded at Wolf
's own Hamburg studio, the Two Square Noise Factory
. With the exception of the solo guitar parts contributed by Eric Förster
, all instruments were recorded by the KINGDOM COME
boss himself. In addition, Wolf
produced, engineered, mixed and mastered the CD.
"Eighteen months of struggle and madness lie behind me, a period which saw me go through the usual alternating bath of euphoria and doubt," Wolf
says. "As an artist, you can never be quite sure just what you've cooked up, but I happen to be an idealist and simply have to keep embarking on new adventurous journeys. The path of predictability has never satisfied me."