AXEL RUDI PELL Issues 'Diamond Unlocked' Update

German guitarist AXEL RUDI PELL has issued the following update:

"We're in the middle of the recordings of our cover record and it all sounds really cool. Drums, bass, keyboards and rhythm guitars are done. We just started with the recording of the lead guitars and the lead vocals, which will also be done very soon. I won't say anyhing about the songs yet, but here's a question to all the fans: There will be three songs on the record, which have the same title as three of Axel's own compositions from earlier albums. These three songs have nothing in common apart from just the name of the song. Think about it and let us know ([email protected]). The first 3 people sending in the right answers will receive the 'Diamonds Unlocked' CD personally signed by myself as soon as the CD will be released in the fall. This competition will run only till May 15th. We will keep you posted in between, if anybody sent in the right answers."

Pell previously stated about the upcoming CD, "We will record 11 songs, ten cover versions and one self-written intro. I saw a few song suggestions from the fans here in the guestbook. But this will be a record containing songs which haven't been covered much. Also it is not my intention to record songs from other 'real' metal bands (with one or two exceptions), because the songs are already 'metal.' We wanna show how songs from other music genres could sound when a hard rock or classic rock band is covering 'em. That doesn't mean that the record will be strange way! It will be typically AXEL RUDI PELL-ish and you'll not be disappointed, believe me!"

Upcoming AXEL RUDI PELL shows:

May 26 - Helmond, Netherlands @ Plato (with MAD MAX)
May 27 - Gelsenkirchen, Germany @ Rock Hard Festival
June 07 - Sölvesborg, Sweden @ Sweden Rock Festival
June 08 - Flensburg, Germany @ Roxy

AXEL RUDI PELL's latest CD, "Mystica", entered the German national chart at position No. 27. It also debuted on the Swedish chart at position No. 56. The CD was co-produced/engineered by Charlie Bauerfeind and features artwork by Colombian illustrator Felipe Machado Franco.


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