MICHAEL SCHENKER ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM, 'BRIDGE THE GAP' 11th October 2013
Award-winning, legendary guitarist Michael Schenker will release a brand new studio album entitled 'Bridge The Gap' in the UK on Monday December 2nd.
Released by in-akustik, the album features Schenker's band Temple Of Rock which consists of ex-Scorpions Herman Rarebell (drums) and Francis Buchholz (bass), plus ex-Rainbow's Doogie White (vocals) and Wayne Findlay (guitar, keyboards).
Listen to the world premiere of new song 'Where The Wild Winds Blow' at the bottom of this page.
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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 rhythm section of Rarebell and Buchholz, marking the first time Schenker, Rarebell and Buchholz appeared on the same album together since the 1979 Scorpions album 'Lovedrive'.
"I wanted to combine the old with the new," says Schenker. "That's why the album's called 'Bridge The Gap'. With Wayne playing seven string guitar we created some low, heavy modern sounds. Since I play and experiment on a regular basis, I always have some new, fresh sparks to share when I record a new album. I am inspired from within. It's infinite like a kaleidoscope.
"As former members of the Scorpions, Herman, Francis and I have been out of the loop of rock n' roll for quite a while. Getting together for the first time since the 'Lovedrive' album is an incredible jump. We're connecting the past with the present. We're bridging the gap."
Watch the official trailer:
ALBUM TRACK LISTING
1. NEPTUNE RISING
2. WHERE THE WILD WINDS BLOW
4. LORD OF THE LOST AND LONELY
5. ROCK N' ROLL SYMPHONY
6. TO LIVE FOR THE KING
7. LAND OF THUNDER
8. TEMPLE OF THE HOLY
9. SHINE ON
10. BRIDGES WE HAVE BURNED
11. BECAUSE YOU LIED
12. BLACK MOON RISING
13. DANCE FOR THE PIPER
14. FAITH (VOCALS: DON DOKKEN) (BONUS TRACK)