German axe hero AXEL RUDI PELL will release his new his eighteenth offering, "Tales Of The Crown", via SPV Records on the following dates:October 24: Germany
October 27: Rest of Europe
November 4: U.S./Canada An audio sample of the cut "Buried Alive" is available for download at this location. Commented Axel, "'Buried Alive' is the fastest track on the new album. It's a double bass banger in parts and it's rockin' like hell. I guess you might like it. We had a lot of fun recording it!"
According to a press release, "Tales Of The Crown" is a "haunting" studio album featuring ten brand-new compositions. "Our fans will get just the kind of songs they have come to know and expect from me and my band," says Pell, adding, "plus a few little innovations." Axel Rudi Pell is referring to the contemporary touch which some of his latest tracks feature, mainly in terms of rhythm. "But don't worry, these modern approaches are only gradual and don't affect the typical flair of my songs." "Tales Of The Crown" was recorded at Gelsenkirchen's Redhouse Studios by the tried-and-tested lineup consisting of Axel Rudi Pell, American vocalist Johnny Gioeli, keyboardist Ferdy Doernberg, bassist Volker Krawczak and drummer Mike Terrana. The album was produced by Axel Rudi Pell and sound engineer Charlie Bauerfeind, who also mixed the CD. Like its highly successful predecessor, the new LP's cover artwork was created by Colombian artist Felipe Machado Franco. "Tales Of The Crown" track listing: 01. Higher
02. Ain't Gonna Win
03. Angel Eyes
05. Touching My Soul
06. Emotional Echoes
07. Riding On An Arrow
08. Tales Of The Crown
09. Buried Alive
10. Northern Lights AXEL RUDI PELL will embark on a European tour in January/February 2009. A gydget for "Tales Of The Crown" can be found below.