|AXEL RUDI PELL to release 'Live On Fire' Double DVD/CD/LP next month|
|Wednesday, 27 February 2013 18:00|
German Heavy Metal Guitar Maestro Axel Rudi Pell, who has been a major player on the massive European melodic metal scene for well over two decades and who has sold more than a million solo albums to date, is set to release a double ‘Live On Fire’ DVD / CD on SPV / Steamhammer on March 25th.
‘Live On Fire’ DVD/ CD1 features Axel Rudi Pell and his consummate German / American band’s entire hard rocking performance in front of a sold out Cologne crowd on October 18th 2012, perfectly captured by multiple cameras during the second leg of his wildly successful ‘Circle Of The Oath’ tour. DVD/CD2 contains the complete recording of his co-headlining gig at the Rock Of Ages festival on July 28th 2012, plus a brand new interview with Axel Rudi Pell, and the video clip for his ‘Hallelujah’ single. ‘Live On Fire’, which is guaranteed to contain ‘no f***ing overdubs’, will also be available as a triple 180g vinyl LP with printed inner sleeves, and as a limited (5,000) edition 2 DVD / CD digipak box set, including poster and laminated tour pass.
‘Circle Of The Oath’, Axel Rudi Pell’s highly acclaimed 14th studio album, released on March 26th 2012, crashed in to the German national album chart at 16, the Swiss chart at 30, the Swedish chart at 51, the Austrian chart at 55 and Norwegian chart at 69. In Sweden the band were awarded a gold disc for sales of over 10,000 copies of their ‘Run With The Wind’ single, the first to be taken from ‘Circle Of The Oath’.
Following the release of ‘Circle Of The Oath’, The Axel Rudi Pell band, the line-up of which has been constant since 1998, set off on tour round Europe, dropping in to the UK to play a triumphant, sold out London Underworld gig on April 22nd. Record Collector’s Mark Taylor reviewed the show in the magazine’s July 2012’s issue; “View: standing, like a sardine! Sunday night and the Underworld was sold-out for Teutonic rock…Guitarist Axel Rudi Pell makes no attempt to hide his influences, Ritchie Blackmore leading the way on opener ‘Ghost In The Black’. Used to playing larger stages, one of the biggest drum kits since Cozy Powell was deployed, so that keyboardist Freddy Doernberg was in the photographer’s pit! Star of the night was singer Johnny Gioeli, with his wide vocal range. ‘Mystica’ segued into Deep Purple’s ‘Mistreated’, and the title track from the new album, ‘Circle Of The Oath’ and ‘Carousel’, were majestic epics featuring exquisite fretwork. A raging-thunder drum solo from Mike Terrana closed with the bang of a gong, Pell and his band rocking through a great set of neo-classical rock, proving that there really is gold at the end of the Rainbow.”
‘Live On Fire’, which captures the entirety of this blistering live setlist, [along with the added bonus of a cover of Led Zeppelin’s ‘Whole Lotta Love’], but on much bigger stages, can only enhance Axel Rudi Pell’s inexorably increasing reputation and following in the UK.
Axel Rudi Pell - Live On Fire - CD/DVD
Release Date Europe: March 25th, 2013
Format: 2 DVD
Format: 2 CD
Format: 3 LP
Format: Box Set 2 DVD / 2 CD