Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Michael Schenker announces new album "Spirit on a Mission"


Award-winning, legendary rock guitarist Michael Schenker will release a new studio album entitled “Spirit On A Mission” in the UK on Monday 23rd March. 

Released by in-akustik, the album of all-new material features Schenker’s Temple of Rock band including ex-Scorpions HermanRarebell (drums) and Francis Buchholz (bass), ex-Rainbow’s Doogie White (vocals) and Wayne Findlay (guitar, keyboards). The album will be released on CD, Deluxe Edition (CD+DVD), Deluxe 180 gram vinyl (special DMM-Cut), and digital download.

The album features 12 classic rock guitar-driven songs that highlight Schenker’s distinctive and dynamic guitar playing, valiantly underpinned by the ferocious rhythm section of Rarebell and Buchholz, the same rhythm section that originally performed together on the Scorpions’ 1979 album Lovedrive. 

Michael remembers how he came up with the name of the new album - “A while ago I was asked how I wanted to be remembered, and I said ‘as a spirit on a mission, spreading the joy of music from a place of pure self expression.’” 

Spirit On A Mission shows a re-energised guitarist at the top of his game, surrounded by some of the best musicians in rock. The first single, “Vigilante Man”, is released Monday 19th January.

SPIRIT ON A MISSION - TRACKLISTING

1. LIVE AND LET LIVE

2. COMMUNION

3. VIGILANTE MAN

4. ROCK CITY

5. SAVIOUR MACHINE

6. SOMETHING OF THE NIGHT

7. ALL OUR YESTERDAYS

8. BULLETPROOF

9. LET THE DEVIL SCREAM

10. GOOD TIMES

11. RESTLESS HEART

12. WICKED

Michael Schenker. Photo Credit: © Steve Johnston