Het was al bekend dat Michael Schenker Fest aan een opvolger voor het album Resurrection werkte. Ze maken nu bekend dat de opnames afgerond zijn en dat het tweede studioalbum op 20 september zal worden uitgebreid door Nuclear Blast Records. Vandaag maakte de band het artwork van het album bekend. (pre-order vanaf 14 juni)
“It is a fantastic artwork and a great cover. A picture tells all!“, zegt Michael Schenker. “The album title and cover concept express things that have happened in my past as well as what is still happening at the present. It’s about passion and purity versus greed and corruption. There is much to say. It’s about time I let people know about some of this…”.
“Based on the fun that we had recording »Resurrection«, the success of the album and the surrounding tours we undertook that were just fantastic, I was deeply inspired to make a start on writing new songs for a new MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST album“ „It is a step up from »Resurrection« with amazing input from all singers and all musicians – I could not ask for a better result. The songs are blazing, snappy, energetic, melodic and with drummers like Simon Philips and Bodo Shopf we got amazing results. This time we even managed to record three great mid-tempo songs with all singers involved, singing their hearts out.“
Behalve de zangers Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet, Robin McAuley and Doogie White zal er ook gastzanger zingen. Michael Schenker: “We had this song that was ready to be worked on and Michael Voss suggested Ronnie Romeo from Ritchie Blackmore’s RAINBOW, who Voss had worked with in the past, to sing on this song as a guest. What came out of it was classic. Amazing vocals with blazing music that absolutely rocks! We are ready to present this unique album to the world and I am very much looking forward to getting this album out there. Our label Nuclear Blast is totally happy with this record and I was especially happy getting a message from Markus Staiger, the founder of Nuclear Blast, saying how much he loves this album.“
(Take Me To The Church is afkomstig van het debuutalbum Resurrection)