ROCK WOLVES, the new all-star trio featuring Herman Rarebell, Michael Voss and Stephan "Gudze" Hinz, has inked a deal with Steamhammer/SPV for all territories except Japan. The band's first single, "Rock For The Nations", will be released on September 9, to be followed by the debut album on October 28. Rarebell describes ROCK WOLVES' material as "classic rock music, powerful but not too heavy."
As the former SCORPIONS drummer, Rarebell was instrumental in recording classics such as "Lovedrive", "Blackout" and "Crazy World" between 1977 and 1996, and looks back at a successful stint as the manager of his own recording company Monaco Records. At the moment, he is a member of guitar legend Michael Schenker's group TEMPLE OF ROCK, where Rarebell met Voss. Since the 1980s, Voss has caused a stir with acts such as MAD MAX and CASANOVA, has worked with Michael Schenker and is also involved in TEMPLE OF ROCK as a vocalist, songwriter and producer. The third ROCK WOLVES member is Hinz, founder member and bassist of H-BLOCKX and hence a representative of the 1990s rock generation. So here we have three illustrious names, three decades, and three artistic careers with similar but by no means congruent influences.
The material of the upcoming ROCK WOLVES album was produced by Voss at Münster's Kidroom Studio and at the Principal Studios in Senden. Twelve songs, among them a cover version of American hit writer Jim Vallance's "What About Love", which was a Billboard chart-topper for American band HEART in 1983. A video to support the lead single "Rock For The Nations" was shot near Hanover in mid-June and will also be released on September 9.