Scorpions unveils the cover of the album “Rock Believer”
SCORPIO unveiled the cover of their 19th studio album, “Rock believer”, which will be published on February 25, 2022 (carried over from February 11 previously announced). The first single from the LP, “Peacemaker” will arrive tomorrow (Thursday, November 4), with the accompanying music video a day later.
During the pandemic, the band retreated to the studio in their German hometown of Hanover and started working on new songs.
“The album was written and recorded in the SCORPIO DNA with nucleus [Rudolf] Schenker/[Klaus] Meine compositions “, said the singer Klaus Meine. “We recorded the album as a live band in a room, like we did in the 80s.”
“Rock believer” was recorded mainly at Peppermint Park Studios in Hanover, Germany and was mixed with the legendary Hansa Studios in Berlin, Germany with engineer Michel ilbert, who won several Grammy nominations for his mixing work with the producer Max Martin on the albums of Taylor Swift and Katy Perry.
SCORPIOnew album will mark their first release since 2017 “Born To Touch Your Feelings – Best Of Rock Ballads”, which was an anthology of new and classic material.
SCORPIO originally planned to record the new album in Los Angeles with the producer Greg Fidelman, whose previous credits include NOOSE and METALLIC. However, due to the pandemic, some of the initial work was done with Gregory remotely, after which SCORPIO chose to conduct the recordings themselves with the help of their engineer Hans-Martin Buff.
Meine said previously Talk about metal that the purpose with the use Fidelman produce “Rock believer” was to bring “the old vibe of albums like ‘Blackout’, ‘Thunderbolt’ or even ‘Lovedrive’. We try to focus on those albums and that attitude, “he said.” If we get there, who knows, it’s so many years later. But it’s the spirit and the whole atmosphere around this album. This time the emphasis is on the hardest songs. “
According to Meine, SCORPIO‘the new LP features “no outside writer at all”, unlike that of 2015 “Back forever”, which was largely co-written by the producers of the album, Mikaël Nord Andersson and Martin hansen.
SCORPIO will launch them “Rock believer” world tour in March 2022 in Las Vegas where the group will give nine shows as part of their residency at Planet Hollywood Hotel. Then, they will cross the Atlantic to Europe where they will give six concerts in France and six shows in Germany supported by Wolfgang van halenthe new group Mammoth WVH.
SCORPIO‘the last complete collection of new recordings was the aforementioned “Back forever”, including in part songs the band had in the 80s vault. It was the last recorded appearance of SCORPIOlongtime drummer James kottak, who was fired from the group in September 2016. He has since been replaced by Mikkey dee, formerly of MOTRHEAD.
This is a call to all ROCK BELIEVERS: we are delighted to announce that our new album ROCK BELIEVER will be released on February 25, 2022. Pre-order for the album begins tomorrow at 4pm CET.
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– Scorpions (@scorpions) November 3, 2021
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