THE 19TH ROCK BELIEVER ALBUM ON SALE FEBRUARY 25, 2022
SCORPIONS have shared the title track from their new album Rock Believer. listen here
Commenting on the early release of the title track from his latest album, due out on February 25, Klaus Meine, singer and lyricist, says, “Over the years, we’ve heard people say many times that rock is dead. But there are still millions of rock believers around the world proving them wrong. Our fans are the best in the world. We’ll see each other someday somewhere, because we’re Rock Believers, just like you.”
The song is a fundamental take on rock music, composed by a band in the style of their outstanding world-beating recordings of the 1980s.
Says Meine: “The new material sees us return to our roots. We just wanted to revive the original SCORPIONS DNA: great riffs, strong melodies. We tried to transport that feeling live into the studio with all five of us playing in one room at last. Having Mikkey Dee in the band is such a fresh shot of energy and so much fun.”
Due to the pandemic, the planned recording sessions in the United States had to be canceled and moved to Germany.
Matthias Jabs says: “In a way, the situation was a blessing in disguise for us.” The band had already booked a studio in Los Angeles, but their plans were thwarted by fate. Instead, the musicians found themselves stuck at home, three of them a stone’s throw from the legendary Peppermint Park Studios in Hanover, and as soon as travel restrictions were relaxed, Pawel Maciwoda and Mikkey Dee were able to join them from Poland and Sweden. respectively.
“And suddenly everything felt like the 1980s, when the five of us would rock out together, hang out at the corner pub in the evenings and talk about our music,” recalls Jabs.
“We had already started talking about a new album in 2018,” recalls Rudolf Schenker.
The new single “Rock Believer” is the credo and the exclamation point of the album. The video will follow on January 18.
The stunning single cover art was designed by Klaus Voormann, a Grammy winner (“Best Record Cover 1966”) who also created the artwork for the Beatles’ award-winning album Revolver.
In March and April 2022, the band will perform at Planet Hollywood Resorts & Casino in Las Vegas as part of their residency, followed by a European tour scheduled to kick off with a series of shows in Germany in June 2022, with more concerts in everyone in the pipeline.
Listen to the previously released “Peacemaker” here.