The Z7 perennial Axel Rudi Pell will also play big in Pratteln in 2020. After the release of the new studio album Knights Call he starts for a club tour through Europe. In October the string virtuoso from the Ruhrpott will rock the stage of the Z7 with his dreamlike guitar sound.
I'd rather have years of constant success than just one hit album that everyone constantly measures me against, says Axel Rudi Pell. And he must know it. After all, his solo career has lasted almost three decades. In the international hard rock universe, Pell is a phenomenon. A musician who always flies under the radar, but is by no means invisible. An honest craftsman who has learned this from scratch. He doesn't know writer's block, he doesn't like wave riding. The advertising classic also applies to Pell: "You know what you've got.
The follow-up to 2016's Top 10 album Game Of Sins is called Knights Call (2018) and is the guitarist's 17th studio album. This fact alone speaks for itself and the consistency with which he has been releasing albums since 1989. All of them have been released by the same record company and have found over 1.5 million buyers worldwide. But that is no reason to rest on this success. Why should I stop? asks the 59-year-old and gives himself the answer: As long as I can do what I enjoy most, I'm happy.
He trusts in his well-rehearsed German-American team with bassist Volker Krawczak (a companion of ARP for almost 4 decades), exceptional singer Johnny Gioeli and keyboarder Ferdy Dornberg (they both celebrate their 20th anniversary in the band) and drummer Bobby Rondinelli (ex-Rainbow, Doro, Black Sabbath, BÖC etc.), who has been working the skins for 5 years. To the team he counts of course also his fans. The direct feedback is important, because Pell only in the studio would be boring. With some pieces he has the live atmosphere directly in the head. With the opener The Wild And The Young, I knew immediately that it was the right introduction to the album. And it also sets the direction: ARP 2020 focuses on more groove, more melodies and more variety. The mixture of medieval mysticism and fantasy folklore is still there, but here and there small screws were turned.
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