Michael Schenker will release his new MSG album Immortal on January 29th via Nuclear Blast. The album’s title is a perfect statement describing Michael Schenker’s legacy, plus celebrating his 50th anniversary as a musician. The band have released a music video for their third single ‘Sail The Darkness’.
Vocalist Ronnie Romero commented: “A soon as I listened the demo I got the feeling that this would become a a great song, because it sounds like the great old hard rock songs, and the riff is just Michael Schenker at his best! And to me it’s even more special because I had the chance to write the lyrics. I’m pretty sure the fans are gonna love this one!”
"It's live, magic and pure.“
Michael Schenker 'Sail The Darkness'
Michael Schenker 50th Anniversary IMMORTAL' Tour Dates
Performed by the current MSG/Michael Schenker Group
with special guest DORO
28.10.2021 UK – Leeds, O2 Academy
29.10.2021 UK – Newcastle, O2 City Hall
30.10.2021 UK – Wolverhampton, KK Steel Mill
31.10.2021 UK – London, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Immortal will be available in the following formats:
CD/Blu-ray Digipak (incl. Michael Schenker Fest Live @ Bang Your Head festival)
Earbook (incl. album CD + live Blu-ray & live 2CD) *SOLD OUT
PIC-LP *SOLD OUT
LP (black, black/white marbled, red/black marbled)
Pre-order Immortal here: http://nblast.de/MSG-Immortal
‘Drilled To Kill’ OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO: https://youtu.be/bcrU9ZS6CZA
‘After The Rain’ OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO: https://youtu.be/kLMn1nPqANM
Trailer #1: https://youtu.be/cDQ9VICJZyc
Trailer #2: https://youtu.be/gcWTT_nKp0w
Trailer #3: https://youtu.be/Dj20y-_SsnY
The album was predominantly recorded at Kidroom Studio in Germany, with Michael‘s long time partner Michael Voss who co-produced the album and also sings on two tracks. The cover artwork of Immortal was created by Zsofia Dankova (Powerwolf etc.).
Immortal will continue the tradition of the previous two MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST records Resurrection and Revelation featuring a big list of friends and guests. The album’s main vocalist is uprising Chilean born talent Ronnie Romero (Rainbow etc.), along with Michael Voss (Mas Max etc.), Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear) and Joe Lynn Turner (ex-Deep Purple, Rainbow etc.) singing on two tracks each. Besides Michael Schenker himself, the album was recorded with Steve Mann (keyboards), Barry Sparks (bass, Dokken etc.), as well as the three drummers Bodo Schopf, Simon Philipps (ex-Toto) and Brian Tichy (ex-Whitesnake). The newest addition to the record is keyboard player Derek Sherinian (ex-Dream Theater, ex-KISS etc.), who plays on the album’s opening track, featuring German power machine Ralf Scheepers on vocals.
Immortal will feature ten tracks, including the magnum opus ‘In Search Of The Peace Of Mind’. “I wrote this song when I was 15 years old, it was my first ever written piece of music which I recorded with SCORPIONS on our first studio album Lonesome Crow in 1970, getting released in 1972. We re-recorded this song for my 50th anniversary as a celebration and it turned out to be an epic; with an extra extension at the end of the song, which turned out absolutely fantastic with Simon Phillips on drums, doing his usual amazing stuff.” The result is a true highlight and features even more surprises: “Gary Barden sings the first verse, continued by Ronnie Romero – and in the end we have Ronnie, Doogie White and Robin McAuley screaming their heads off, as a tribute to my 50th anniversary. Absolutely amazing. Thanks to the guys for doing this!“
The limited first edition of this upcoming MSG album will feature another unique extra: “It will include the MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST – Bang Your Head – Blu-ray, which was recorded during our headline show in Balingen/Germany two years ago: Unfixed, raw, pure and great! There’s a couple of small mistakes, but because the show and recording went so well, I decided to keep it the way it went on the night. It’s live, magic and pure.“