For more than 30 years Axel Rudi Pell has shone among the most virtuosos guitar players in heavy metal, since his times on Steeler all the way to his solo career. Axel has done nothing but release great music from hallelujah all the way to his new album Into The Storm.
Into The Storm not only presents a great deal of heavy music, but is also de début of drummer Bobby Rondinelli well-known for playing in Rainbow, Black Sabbath & Quiet Riot. Some of the songs in this new album like, Tower Of Lies or Burning Chains are good examples of the heaviness of this album. One thing that surprised me about this record is the old school vibe, and the remarkable Dio & Rainbow influence on it. As many bands out there are trying to bring back that essence and failing at it, Axel Rudi Pell succeed in the fact that his sound comes from the same time period, which makes it natural and more appealing.
With sixteen studio albums under his belt Axel Rudi Pell not only shows that traditional heavy metal still active and relevant, but that still has room for experimentation and improvement. With Into The Storm, Axel Rudi Pell delivers a fierce heavy metal album full of surprises from song one to ten.
The Age Of Metal talked to Axel Rudi Pell about Into The Storm, his inspiration at the time to write lyrics, touring, and his thoughts on the new guitar trends.
Axel Rudi Pell Into The Storm European Tour 2014
7 – Hannover, Germany – Capitol
8 – Weert, Netherlands – De Bosuil
9 – London, England – The Garage
11 – Nürnberg, Germany – Löwensaal
12 – Pratteln, Switzerland – Z7
14 – Memmingen, Germany – Kaminwerk
15 – Erfurt, Germany – HsD
16 – Hamburg, Germany – Markthalle
18 – Langen, Germany – Neue Stadthalle
19 – Ludwigsburg, Germany – Rockfabrik
20 – Bochum, Germany – Zeche
21 – Bochum, Germany – Zeche