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MSG Drops New Single "Sail The Darkness"

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 @ 6:45 AM


New Album Immortal Out January 29th

- advertisement -
Michael Schenker will release his new MSG album, Immortal, on January 29th, 2021 via Nuclear Blast. The album title is a perfect statement describing Michael Schenker's legacy and to celebrate his 50th anniversary as a musician. Today, the band release a music video for their third single "Sail The Darkness".

Watch the clip BELOW
Get the single digitally here: http://nblast.de/MSG-Immortal-DSP

Since I listened the demo I got the feeling that this would become in 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 gonna love this one!”, comments vocalist Ronnie Romero

Michael Schenker
“50th Anniversary - IMMORTAL”

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
Tickets: https://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/michael-schenker-tickets/artist/890401

Michael Schenker
“50th Anniversary - IMMORTAL”

performed by the current MSG/MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP

  • 02.11.2021 NL - Zoetermeer, De Boerderij
  • 03.11.2021 CH - Pratteln, Z7
  • 04.11.2021 IT - Turin, Audiodrome
  • 05.11.2021 ES - Barcelona, Razzmatazz 1
  • 06.11.2021 ES - Madrid, La Riviera
Tickets: https://www.dragon-productions.eu/bands/michael-schenker/

Immortal will be available in the following formats:

  • CD
  • 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 the album here: http://nblast.de/MSG-Immortal

The album was predominantly recorded at the 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 and feature a big list of friends and guests. The album's main vocalist will be uprising Chilean born talent Ronnie Romero (RAINBOW a.o.), along with Michael Voss (MAD MAX a.o.), Ralf Scheepers(PRIMAL FEAR) and Joe Lynn Turner (ex-DEEP PURPLE, RAINBOW a.o.) 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). "Brian was thrilled to be part of it. He is a master of groove and ended up playing on six songs. I could not believe it: This man is something else. He is a true natural and very original. With his input, it made the album very solid and complete. So guess what - I am very happy", smiles Michael Schenker. 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 - when I had already left SCORPIONS to join the British rock band UFO in June of 1972 - when I was 17. 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. Absolute amazing. Thanks to the guys for doing this!“

The limited first edition of this upcoming MSG album will feature another unique extra: "We have the MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST - Bang Your Head – Blu-ray, 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.“


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