Axel Rudi Pell To Release “XXX Anniversary Live” On June 7, 2019

Does anybody remember 1989? When Axel Rudi Pell released his first solo effort “Wild Obsession,” the Berlin Wall had just come down. It’s been a long time. And the world has changed. Axel Rudi Pell has not. For three decades, the Bochum-based guitarist has ticked and worked like a Swiss clock releasing critically acclaimed hard rocking albums consistently. Like his anniversary offering, a live document of his most recent tour. And he wants to come out on the same record company as his debut in 1989; his contract with legendary label SPV having lasted longer than the average marriage these days. “SPV and I have grown together, we have witnessed highs and lows, and we’ve managed to get through them all,” the 58-year-old musician states with a smile. “Never change a winning team” is the secret of his success. He is having sold more than 1. 
“If the whole thing had not been taken off, I’d be bored to tears in my trained job as an industrial management assistant to that very day.” Make it or break it “Between The Walls” in 1994 (no. 90 in the German charts), Pell has been known that he’s been heading in the right direction. After that, he’s never taken a wrong turn. One reason for this is his flair for talent: “In Germany, there were hardly any and no singers who are compatible with my music.” For this reason, he has thought in international terms from the start, his first few albums featuring some of the world’s best vocalists in the hard rock genre: Charlie Chicken (ex-Ted Nugent, Gary Moore, Victory, now with Foghat), Rob Rock (ex-Impellitteri, Driver) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Yng like Malmsteen, Talisman . now with progressive supergroup Sons Of Apollo). When former Hardline frontman Johnny Gioeli joined in 1998, they formed a creative unit that has been ever since, no end in sight. And after ex-Rainbow / Black Sabbath / Blue Öyster Cult drummer Bobby Rondinelli joined the Pell fold in 2013, which band – which features keyboardist Ferdy Doernberg (since 1998) and bassist Volker Krawczak (since 1989) – has made another huge leap forward in terms of quality. Ronnie James Dio, too: When Pell and his band got the opening slot for Heaven & Hell (the Dio-fronted version of Black Sabbath) in Germany in 2009, the legendary singer knighted his support act, saying, “You’ve got the job because you’re good.” Take it or leave it. Over the past 30 years, Axel Rudi Pell has become one of the most constant and eminent figures of the international hard rock circus. Speaking of which: He has a long history with Wacken as well. Since 1999, Pell has played the main stage of the world’s biggest heavy metal festival six times. Because: “Wacken and I have grown together, too. Even in Russia, Pell is a star in his own right. He took the stage at the Moscow Kremlin at the end of March 2019, performing alongside renowned acts like Chris De Burgh, Michael Bolton, and Leona Lewis, selling out a 2,000-capacity venue the night after that. “The fans sang along to all the lyrics; I could not move anywhere without signing autographs and having selfies taken. “He’s set to perform during the prestigious ‘White Nights’ festival in St. Petersburg in July 2019.”
XXX Anniversary Live “, his 30th album release in as many years, will see the light of day on June 6th, 2019. A milestone by all accounts and a stunning document of his most recent tour which he did not plan at all, but the recordings, from Bochum and Budapest amongst others, were so good that he felt he could not scrap them. They are a worthy follow up to “Magic Moments,” his 3-hour anniversary show at the ‘Bang Your Head’ festival in 2014, where he celebrated 25 years as a solo artist. BTW: Pell is planning to bring another studio effort into spring 2020. The Swiss clock from the Ruhr area is ticking. No worries there. He is set to perform during the prestigious ‘White Nights’ festival in St. Petersburg in July 2019. “XXX Anniversary Live,” his 30th album release in as many years, will see the light of day on June 6th, 2019. A milestone by all accounts and a stunning document of his most recent tour which he did not plan at all, but the recordings, from Bochum and Budapest among others, were so sound that he felt he could not scrap them. They are a worthy follow up to “Magic Moments,” his 3-hour anniversary show at the ‘Bang Your Head’ festival in 2014, where he celebrated 25 years as a solo artist. BTW: Pell is planning to bring another studio effort into spring 2020. The Swiss clock from the Ruhr area is ticking. No worries there. He is set to perform during the prestigious ‘White Nights’ festival in St. Petersburg in July 2019. “XXX Anniversary Live,” his 30th album release in as many years, will see the light of day on June 6th, 2019. A milestone by all accounts and a stunning document of his most recent tour which he did not plan at all, but the recordings, from Bochum and Budapest among others, were so good that he felt he could not scrap them. They are a worthy follow up to “Magic Moments,” his 3-hour anniversary show at the ‘Bang Your Head’ festival in 2014, where he celebrated 25 years as a solo artist. BTW: Pell is planning to bring another studio effort into spring 2020. The Swiss clock from the Ruhr area is ticking. No worries there. “XXX Anniversary Live,” his 30th album release in as many years, will see the light of the day on June 6th, 2019. A milestone by all accounts and a stunning document of which he did not plan at all, but the recordings, from Bochum and Budapest among others, were so good that he felt he could not scrap them. They are a worthy follow up to “Magic Moments,” his 3-hour anniversary show at the ‘Bang Your Head’ festival in 2014, where he celebrated 25 years as a solo artist. BTW: Pell is planning to bring another studio effort into spring 2020. The Swiss clock from the Ruhr area is ticking. No worries there. “XXX Anniversary Live,” his 30th album release in as many years, will see the light of the day on June 6th, 2019. A milestone by all accounts and a stunning document of which he did not plan at all, but the recordings, from Bochum and Budapest among others, were so good that he felt he could not scrap them. They are a worthy follow up to “Magic Moments,” his 3-hour anniversary show at the ‘Bang Your Head’ festival in 2014, where he celebrated 25 years as a solo artist. BTW: Pell is planning to bring another studio effort into spring 2020. The Swiss clock from the Ruhr area is ticking. No worries there. A milestone by all accounts and a stunning document of what he did not plan at all, but the recordings, from Bochum and Budapest amongst others, were so good that he felt he could not scrap them. They are a worthy follow up to “Magic Moments,” his 3-hour anniversary show at the ‘Bang Your Head’ festival in 2014, where he celebrated 25 years as a solo artist. BTW: Pell is planning to bring another studio effort into spring 2020. The Swiss clock from the Ruhr area is ticking. No worries there. A milestone by all accounts and a stunning document of what he did not plan at all, but the recordings, from Bochum and Budapest amongst others, were so good that he felt he could not scrap them. They are a worthy follow up to “Magic Moments,” his 3-hour anniversary show at the ‘Bang Your Head’ festival in 2014, where he celebrated 25 years as a solo artist. BTW: Pell is planning to bring another studio effort into spring 2020. The Swiss clock from the Ruhr area is ticking. No worries there. Pell is planning to bring another studio effort into spring 2020. The Swiss clock from the Ruhr area is ticking. No problems there. Pell is planning to bring another studio effort into spring 2020. The Swiss clock from the Ruhr area is ticking. No worries there.
AXEL RUDI PELL “XXX Anniversary Live”

Release Date:          June 07 the, 2019
Format :                   – 2 CD Digipak
                               – 3 LP Gatefold, printed inner sleeves, 180g, black vinyl + 2CD in a paper sleeve

Tracklisting: 
CD1
1. The Medieval Overture (Intro) 1:48
2. The Wild And The Young 4:41
3. Wildest Dreams 6:12
4. Fool Fool 5:10
5. Oceans Of Time 5:47
6. Only The Strong Will Survive 6:15 AM
7. Mystica (including Drum Solo) 14:24
8. Long Live Rock 6:31

CD2
1. Game Of Sins / Tower Of Babylon (incl. Keyboard Solo) 16:07 
2. The Line 9:12 
3. Warrior 4:44 
4. Edge Of The World 6:53 
5. Truth And Read 2:29 
6. Carousel 5:10 
7. The Masquerade Ball / Casbah 8:24 
8. Rock The Nation 6:37 

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