scorpions A short video has been released featuring the lead singer Klaus Min He explains the meaning of the lyrics in the band’s new song, “peace maker”. He said (as he wrote it BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “I was just playing with the words: ‘Peacemaker, peacemaker, burying the Undertaker.’ But what does that mean?
“in a [a time] When so many people die due to a global pandemic, from devastating wars and many other mindless crimes, the Undertaker seems to be working overtime. In a challenging world ahead, the peacemaker must rule the planet and we must support it in order to make the world a better place. It’s up to all of us, right? “
“peace maker”, which features music courtesy of the guitarist Rudolf Schenker and guitarist Paul Makiuda and words Mine, taken from scorpionsnineteenth studio album, “Believer rock”, due on February 25, 2022 (postponed from the previously announced February 11).
Mine I mentioned earlier about “peace maker”: “The first thing that came to my mind was ‘Peacemaker, Peacemaker/ Burial Undertaker’. I was just playing with those words. At a time when so many people have died and are still dying from COVID, from devastating wars and other senseless crimes, this It makes you feel like The Undertaker has to work overtime. In a post-pandemic world of peace, it’s time for the Peacemaker to rule… This is a picture that really appeals to me.”
During the pandemic, the band retreated to the studio in their German hometown of Hanover and began working on new songs.
The album was written and recorded in scorpions DNA with pulp Shankar/Mine compositions,” he said Klaus. “We recorded the album as a band living in one room, like we did in the ’80s.”
“Believer rock” It was recorded primarily in Peppermint Park Studios In Hanover, Germany it was mixed in the mythical Hansa Studios In Berlin, Germany with an engineer Michael Eilbertwho got several Grammy Nominations for his mixed work with the producer Max Martin on albums by Taylor Swift And Katy Perry.
scorpionsThe new album will be his first since 2017 “Born To Touch Your Feelings – Best Rock Songs”Which was an anthology of new and classic materials.
scorpions The new album was originally intended to be recorded in Los Angeles with the producer Greg Fedelman, which includes its previous credits Slipknot And Metallica. However, due to the epidemic, some preliminary work has been completed Greg remotely, and then scorpions They choose to manage the records themselves with the help of their engineer Hans Martin Buff.
Mine said earlier modern metal That the purpose of using faithfully to produce “Believer rock” He brought the ‘old look’ from albums like ‘black out’And ‘Love at first bite’ or even “LoveDrive”. “We’re trying to focus on those albums and that situation,” he said. If we get there, who knows – many years later. But it’s the full spirit and vitality about this album. This time, the focus is on the more difficult songs.”
according to MineAnd scorpionsNew LP Features “No outside writers whatsoever”, unlike 2015 “Back forever”, which was co-written largely by the album’s producers, Michael Nord Anderson And Martin Hansen.
scorpions You will start with them “Believer rock” A world tour in March 2022 in Las Vegas where the band will perform nine shows as part of their stay at the Planet Hollywood Hotel. After that they will cross the Atlantic Ocean to Europe where they will play six concerts in France and six shows in Germany with the support of Wolfgang Van Halennew band MAMMOTH WVH.
scorpionsThe last full set of new recordings was the above “Back forever”, which partly includes songs the band had in a basement from the ’80s. It was the last recorded appearance of scorpions“The long-time drummer James Kotak, who was separated from the group in September 2016. He has since been replaced by Mickey D, previous to MOTÖRHEAD.