AXEL RUDI PELL To Enter Studio In November

German guitarist AXEL RUDI PELL and his band — singer Johnny Gioeli, drummer Mike Terrana , keyboard player Ferdy Doernberg and bassist Volker Krawzak — will enter the studio in late November with engineer and co-producer Charlie Bauerfeind to record their next album titled “Circle Of The Oath”.

Commented Axel Rudi Pell: “I’m more than excited! I just finished the songwriting for all 10 songs, including the compulsory intro, and will concentrate on completing the lyrics in the next couple of days. This will be a hell of a record and you won’t be disappointed. It will have everything you expect from a true Axel Rudi Pell record, with all its magical moments and a few surprises.”

“Circle Of The Oath” will be released through SPV/Steamhammer in late March 2012, followed by the first leg of the Axel Rudi Pell European tour:

Apr. 20 – D-Hannover – Capitol
Apr. 21 – NL-Weert – De Bosuil
Apr. 22 – GB-London – Underworld
Apr. 24 – D-Langen – Neue Stadthalle Langen
Apr. 25 – D-Saarbrücken – Garage
Apr. 27 – D-Nürnberg – Hirsch
Apr. 28 – D-Kaufbeuren – All-Karthalle
Apr. 29 – CH-Pratteln – Z7
May 01 – D-Erfurt – HsD
May 02 – D-Berlin – Columbia Club
May 04 – D-Bochum – Zeche
May 05 – D-Bochum – Zeche

Axel Rudi Pell‘s latest compilation, “The Ballads IV”, registered the following first-week chart positions:

Germany: #29
Switzerland: #53
Norway: #65

In addition to all of the group’s ballads since the release of “The Ballads III” (which came out in 2004), “The Ballads IV” includes three newly recorded songs.

“The Ballads IV” was released as standard version, double gatefold LP in colored vinyl and as a digital download.