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MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST - REVELATION
Michael Schenker Fest have announced a new album, Revelation.
The band's second LP, will be released via Nuclear Blast on August 23.
It was produced by Schenker and Michael Voss, and recorded and mixed by Voss at Kidpool Studio Greven & Kidwood Studio in Münstertal, Germany.
“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 start on writing new songs for a new Michael Schenker Fest album," Schenker said in a statement.
"It is even 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.“
Of the album's title, Schenker said “The album title and cover concept express things that have happened in my past as well as what is still happening at the present time.
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.”
Tracklisting: - Rock Steady, Under A Blood Red Sky, Silent Again, Sleeping With The Light On, The Beast In The Shadows, Behind The Smile, Crazy Daze, Lead You Astray,
We Are The Voice, Headed For The Sun, Old Man, Still In The Fight, Ascension
MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST - RESURRECTION
Previewed by the single 'Warrior' on December 1st, »Resurrection« took around five months to piece together, using multiple studios on both sides of the Atlantic. Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett appears on the album’s opening track 'Heart And Soul'.
From the light and shade of 'Warrior' to the pacy 'Heart And Soul' via the commercial 'Night Moods' and 'Time Knows When It’s Time' and Michael’s instrumental piece 'Salvation', »Resurrection« is a fine, varied album. “It is snappy and melodic, but it’s also dramatic and fast - all of the elements are there,” states Schenker enthusiastically.
One of the best elements of Resurrection is the suitability for each singer to their chosen song, also the blend of the voices when performing together.
“Each has something that the others don’t,” says Schenker.
All of the album’s participants appear in the album’s tongue-in-cheek cover art, a biblical-style concept.
Originally Michael wanted to call the album »Michael Schenker Fest In The Studio« with an album cover showing a big banquet table in a recording studio, waitresses with big bosoms, pints of beer and chunks of lamb in medieval style.
The thought occurred to Schenker at the very start of the record and gathered pace when Michael Voss-Schoen brought in a song called 'The Last Supper', though in the end they opted for an all-male gathering around a table featuring nothing more than Michael’s trademark black and white Flying V guitar.
Tracklisting: - Heart And Soul, Warrior, Take Me To The Church, Night Moods, The Girl With The Stars In Her Eyes, Everest, Messing Around, Time Knows When It's Time, Anchors Away,
Salavation, Living A Life Worth Living, The Last Supper
MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST "LIVE" - TOKYO
Michael Schenker will release Michael Schenker Fest "Live" Tokyo; a stunning new live recording and filmed concert released by inakustik on CD, DVD, Blu-ray and Digital on Friday 24th March 2017.
Filmed and recorded at Tokyo’s International Forum on August 24th 2016, this historic concert features guest appearances from some of the greatest rock vocalists who have worked with Schenker over the years including M.S.G.’S Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet, and Robin McAuley of the McAuley Schenker Group.
Like a miracle Michael Schenker returns to Japan with his past original singers from the '80's to celebrate the Michael Schenker Fest with Barden, Bonnet and McAuley at the amazing Tokyo International Forum. 5000 fans witnessed an anthology moment of quintessential hard rock music of the highest calibre.
Schenker remains enthusiastic and overjoyed at performing Schenker Fest with Barden, Bonnet and McAuley all under the same roof in Tokyo. It felt incredibly natural, as if it was always like this. Right from the start of rehearsal, the chemistry was great. No problems, just pure fun.”says Schenker.
Tracklisting: Intro: Searching For Freedom, Into The Arena
Attack Of The Mad Axeman, Victim Of Illusion, Cry For The Nations, Let Sleeping Dogs Lie, Armed And Ready, Coast To Coast, Assault Attack, Desert Song, Dancer, Captain Nemo, This Is My Heart, Save Yourself, Love Is Not A Game, Shoot Shoot, Rock Bottom, Doctor Doctor
MICHAEL SCHENKER'S TEMPLE OF ROCK - ON A MISSION LIVE IN MADRID
During their world tour of 2015/2016, the line-up set up their Temple of Rock in the Joy Eslava theatre in central Madrid. Michael Schenker and his crew chose this unique location with care for the recording of this concert. The historical 3-storey musical theatre creates an especially intimate atmosphere between the musicians and their audience, one that would be felt musically and visually.
On the evening of 19/11/2015, a sold-out Joy Eslava saw convincing evidence of just how powerful and exciting a concert from Michael Schenker’s Temple Of Rock can be. At the same time – and this was the special feature of this night – it became clear just how close the band and the audience were and how they drove each other on to even better performances. The musicians clapped along with the fans as they sung along to hits old and new with great enthusiasm.
All musical phases of Michael Schenker‘s career were included and the evening became a joyful party as well as a clear message of how positively Michael Schenker‘s music can enrich the listener‘s life. Just as the name of the venue in Madrid promises.
Tracklisting: Ocean Odyssey - Intro,
Live And Let Live,
Where The Wild Winds Blow,
Before The Devil Knows You'Re Dead,
Victim Of Illusion,
Coast To Coast,
Rock My Nights Away,
Too Hot To Handle,
Only You Can Rock Me,
Lord Of The Lost And Lonely,
Rock You Like A Hurricane,
Attack Of The Mad Axeman,
MICHAEL SCHENKER'S TEMPLE OF ROCK - SPIRIT ON A MISSION
Michael Schenker has released a new studio album entitled "Spirit On A Mission" on Tuesday,
March 24nd. released by in-akustik. The album features classic rock guitar-driven songs that highlight Schenker's distinctive and dynamic guitar playing, valiantly underpinned by the ferocious rhythm section of Francis Buchholz and Herman Rarebell.
Scottish vocalist Doogie White soars across every song, and stamps his personality with every note and phrase, while Wayne Findlay adds a new level to Schenker's classic sound with his Dean 7-string guitar and keyboard arrangements.
Spirit On A Mission is a rapturous, explosive collection of brand new songs steeped in shades of dark and light. Musically and lyrically, the new album shows a re-energised guitarist at the top of his game, surrounded by some of the best musicians in rock. A well balanced album which combines many years of Michael Schenker's emotions in one.
Tracklisting: Live And Let Live, Communion, Vigilante Man, Rock City, Saviour Machine,
Something Of The Night, All Our Yesterdays, Bulletproof , Let The Devil Scream, Good Times, Restless Heart, Wicked, Searching for Freedom (Bonus Track)
MICHAEL SCHENKER'S TEMPLE OF ROCK - BRIDGE THE GAP
Michael Schenker has released a new studio album entitled "Bridge The Gap" on Friday,
November 22nd. released by in-akustik, the album features Schenker's Temple of Rock band which consists of ex-Scorpions
drummer Herman Rarebell and bassist Francis Buchholz, vocalist Doogie White (ex-Rainbow) and Wayne Findlay (guitar, keyboards).
The new album features 13 hard-hitting, adrenalin fuelled melodic rock 'n' roll songs that showcase Schenker's distinctive and explosive guitar playing, valiantly underpinned by the ferocious rythym section of Rarebell and Buchholz, marking the first time Schenker, Rarebell and Buchholz appeared on the same album since the Scorpions' 1979 Lovedrive.
Scottish vocalist Doogie White, who co-wrote the album with Schenker, soars across every song and stamps his enthusiatic personality with every note and phrase.
Wayne Findlay adds another dimension to the dynamic, classic Schenker sound with his Dean 7 string guitar and keyboard orchestrations.
Bridge The Gap is a thunderous, explosive collection of brand new songs steeped in shades of dark and light. Musically and lyrically, the new album shows a re-energized guitarist at the top of his game, surrounded by top drawer musicians.
Tracklisting: Neptune Rising, Where The Wild Winds Blow, Horizons, Lord Of The Lost And Lonely, Rock`n Roll Symphony,
To Live For The King, Land Of Thunder, Temple Of The Holy, Shine On, Bridges We Have Burned, Because You Lied, Black Moon Rising, Dance For The Piper
MICHAEL SCHENKER TEMPLE OF ROCK - LIVE IN EUROPE
Inakustik is pleased to announce the December 3rd release
of Michael Schenkers Temple of Rock: Live
in Europe that will be released on CD, DVD, Blu-ray and as
a Limited Deluxe Edition containing all 3formats. This essential
live rocknroll release includes songs performed live
in Tilburg, The Netherlands, and at Londons High Voltage Festival
A concert from Tilburg, the Netherlands was recorded in May 2012
that noticeably distinguishes itself from previous releases due
to the line-up that includes Michael Schenker (lead guitar), Doogie
White (vocals), Herman Rarebell (drums), Francis Buchholz (bass)
and Wayne Findley (rhythm guitar, keyboards).
In addition to this Tilburg concert, fans can experience extracts
from Londons 2011 High Voltage Festival with Michael Voss
(vocals), featuring awe-inspiring guest appearances from Schenkers
friends and musical companions including his brother Rudolf Schenker
who plays rhythm guitar on Rock You Like a Hurricane,
Hanging On and Doctor Doctor, UFOs
Pete Way who plays bass guitar on Doctor Doctor, and
vocalists Jeff Scott Soto, and Doogie White, who jointly sing on
Tracklisting Live in Tilburg: Into The Arena, Armed And Ready,
Lovedrive, Another Piece Of Meat, Hanging On, Cry For The Nations,
Let Sleeping Dogs Lie, Coast To Coast, Assault Attack, Before The
Devil Knows You´Re Dead, Lights Out, On And On, Let It Roll,
Shoot Shoot, Rock You Like A Hurricane, Rock Bottom, Holiday, Blackout,
Tracklisting Live at High Voltage: Armed And Ready, Another
Piece Of Meat, Rock You Like A Hurricane, Hanging On, Doctor Doctor
MICHAEL SCHENKER - TEMPLE OF ROCK
Michael Schenker has returned with his group
to add a new jewel to his creative work. And he has produced so
many surprises that your senses will be overwhelmed! These surprises
bring together Michael
Schenker's past and present perfectly. The old times are reflected
in many of the guitarist's contemporaries from the various epochs.
Names such as Pete Way, Wayne Findlay, Neil Murray or Chris Slade
still represent the highest of standards and get the aficionados'
heartbeats racing. One of the biggest treats is his collaboration
with the former Scorpions drummer, Herman the German
Rarebell, as well as his beloved brother Rudolf, on several of the
The fact that Michael not only plays the guitar on Scene of
Crime, but also the flute
as well, will raise quite a few eyebrows. Let's be honest: who would
ever have thought that there would ever be another collaboration
with Robin McAuley? Lover's Sinfony makes many a fan
of their most successful period as the McAuley and Schenker
Group feel that their dream has come true as well. And yet
the list is even longer Doogie White, Super drummer Carmine Appice or Elliott Tichy have also
left their musical calling cards. The new voice on the microphone
is Michael Voss. His voice is outstandingly suited to the punchy and
compelling new tracks on Temple of Rock. Whether listening
to the unadorned, melodious hard rock exemplified by Saturday
Night or How Long, as well as bluesy sounds such
as those on With You
The new album is largely distinguished by an immense enthusiasm
for playing the guitar, its rich variety and the participation of
international superstars. This album will finally induct MSG into
the Temple of Rock!
Tracklisting:Intro, How Long, Fallen Angel, Hanging On,
The End Of An Era, Miss Claustrophobia, With You, Before The Devil
Knows Your'e Dead, Storming In, Scene Of Crime, Saturday Night,
Lover's Sinfony, Speed, How Long (3 Generations Guitar Battle Version)
SCHENKER BARDEN ACOUSTIC PROJECT - GIPSY LADY
The first album from Michael Schenker - Gary barden Acoustic Project is due to appear at the end of April All the experts
say that you can tell a really great musican when he performs his music without the need of any technical props.
Just at the point when playing by rote comes to an end and is surpassed by the emotion in each song. Michael has achieved all this with his congenial partners on 'Gipsy Lady' in a most impressive style.
Long-term collaborator, Gary barden's vocals give the clevery arranged song just the tough of soul they need for full impact. He wrote the lyrics virtually off the top of his head. And with Michael Voss,
Schenker has an experience producer, a second guitarist as well as a background vocalist on board, who delivers an outstanding performance as usual. Kai Luennemann on drums completes the team.
What is the specilal appeal of Gipsy Lady? First of all, you clearly have to emphasise the warm and emotional sound.
With such a distinctive, soft sound from Michael Schenker's guitar, this album distinguishes itself far beyond other flat products. In addition to this is the fabulous selection of acoustic instruments which give all the songs the final kick.
In this way, using a flamenco guitar with castanets in 'Dance Lady Gipsy' conjures up a hot-blooded gipsy dancing before your eyes, while the fiddle
and flutes in 'Fight For Freedom' transport you to beautiful Ireland. The strings form just the right counterparts to Michael's guitar in the wonderful balled 'All Of My Life', while a mouth organ in
'Can't live On Love Alone' gives it a hint of the blues. All in all, the new album from Michael Schenker - Gary Barden Acoustic Project is more than an acoustic album, it demonstrates all Michael's expertise
as a guitarist and is ideal for escaping the stress of everyday life by candlelight. Just listen and enjoy.
info: www.in-akustik.com and
Tracklisting: Lost, Dance Lady Gipsy, All Of My Life, Fight For Freedom, El Grande,
Starting Over, Can't Live On Love Alone, Another Melody, Travelled So Far, Hungry, Night Of The Stare, The Journey
IN THE MIDST OF BEAUTY
Michael Schenker returns to his very own musical roots with Gary Barden joining him as the first MSG singer in
'In The Midst Of Beauty'.
Incidentally, Michael wrote all twelve songs together with him, but that is by no means everything.
Other wellknown international musicians will accompany Michael on his long awaited comeback. None other than
Don Airey from Deep Purple is on keyboards. Neil Murray from Whitesnake strums the bass strings and Simon Phillips
from Toto works the drums.
On an occasion like this we can quite rightly talk about an international, star-studded line up of world class format. This
combines an extraordinary feel for melody with Michael's impressive guitar playing.
Michael recovers his former strength with 'In The Midst Of Beauty'. The result is a fine mixture throughout the entire album. A healthy dose of hardrock
and plenty of lyrics melodies distinguish his new cd, which his old fans love and wich will impress a wide range of new fans.
info: www.in-akustik.com and
Tracklisting: City Lights, Competition, I Want You, End Of The Line, Summerdays, Night To Remember,
Wings Of Emotion, Come Closer, Cross Of Crosses, Nana, The One, This Time
25 YEARS CELEBRATION - TALES OF ROCK 'N ROLL
Michael Schenker is celebrating his 25th anniversary in
2006 and fitting with this,
a new album titled "Tales Of Rock’n’Roll" with 19 brand new songs is to be released.
All previous MSG singers have participated on the album; Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet, Leif Sunding,
Kelly Keeling, Chris Logan and also the current singer Jari.
All original MSG vocalists have delivered fantastic performances, Schenker enthuses.
Sometimes we got the feeling that time stood still, that's how good the vocal parts have come out.
The most important new discovery in the MSG camp is of course Jari Tiura from Finland, who contributed the
vocal parts to 13 of the 19 tracks.
Coincidentally, the Michael Schenker Group not only features brilliant vocalists on Tales Of Rockn`Roll -
25 Years Celebration: UFO member Pete Way, among others, turned up at the studio to record bass parts,
while none other than Jeff Martin manned the drum kit.
info: www.armageddonmusic.de and
Tracklisting: The Ride, Setting Sun, Angel Of Avalon, Dreams Inside, Dust To Dust,
Voice Of My Heart, Journey Man, Big Deal (False Alarms), Stann, Shadow Lady, Love Trade, Human Child,
Bitter Sweet, Blind Alley, Freedom, Life Vacation, Rock 'N' Roll, Tell A Story, Life Goes On (Instr.)
DVD - THE MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP 'LIVE IN TOKYO 1997'
Music Video Distributors and Metal Mind Productions have announced the release of
"The Michael Schenker Group – Live in Tokyo 1997" for U.S. distribution on DVD.
this DVD features two supreme performances of MSG. Twelve songs from The Michael Schenker Story Live video
and the bonus show footage is an excerpt from the Michael Schenker Live in Japan video.
Both videos were released from Michael's own label (MSR) a couple of years ago.
DVD Special Features: fully animated menu, weblinks, desktop images, 26-minute interview in which Michael talks about his
career, 5.1 Surround Sound.
Line up: Michael Schenker,
David Van Landing (vocals),
Keith Slack (vocals),
Wayne Findlay (keyboards/rythm guitar/ backing vocals),
Barry Sparks (bass / acoustic guitars, backing vocals),
Seth Bernstein (rhythm / acoustic guitars, keyboards, backing vocals),
Shane Gaalaas (drums / acoustic guitar),
Leif Sundin (vocals / rhythm / acoustic guitars)
Release date: June 22th, 2005 (Japan), June 28th 2005 (USA and Europe)
DVD - THE MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP 'WORLD WIDE
This DVD features a supreme
performance by The Michael Schenker Group at Metalmania Festival 2004.
The track list includes highlights of all stages of Schenker's career:
from UFO hits, through MSG classic tracks, to his solo compositions!
DVD Special Features: fully animated menu, weblinks, artist's biography, photo
gallery, and 25-minute interview in which Michael talks about his whole
career, 5.1 Surround Sound.
Track listing: Are You Ready to Rock, Mother Mary, Assault
Attack, Let it Roll, Lights Out, Rock 'N' Roll Believer, Arachnophobiac,
Into the Arena, Only You Can Rock Me, On and On, Too Hot to Handle,
Attack of the Mad Axeman, Armed and Ready, Doctor Doctor, Rock Bottom
Release date: October 26th, 2004 (US and Europe)
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