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GUITAR WORLD Teams with ULI JON ROTH for Dual Track Streams

February 14th, 2015

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Guitar legend ULI JON ROTH will release Scorpions Revisited, a highly-anticipated brand new double album of 19 re-invented Scorpions tracks, in physical format on March 10 via UDR Music. Order the album now via iTunes.

As we announced last week, Guitar World Magazine is hosting a dual web premiere of ULI JON ROTH’s re-workings of classic Scorpions tracks “In Trance” and “Virgin Killer”, both featured on Scorpions Revisited. Last week, the magazine posted “In Trance” (listen here), now you can also hear “Virgin Killer”: http://www.guitarworld.com/uli-jon-roth-premieres-new-song-virgin-killer-scorpions-revisited-exclusive

Catch ULI JON ROTH supporting Scorpions Revisited on the Extreme Guitar Tour now:

Remaining 2015 ULI JON ROTH US Tour Dates – Extreme Guitar Tour:

FEBRUARY
12.02.2015 – Texas – Dallas – Trees
12.02.2015 – Texas – Houston –The Concert Pub North

For over four decades, ULI JON ROTH has forged new frontiers in the world of guitar, both in terms of approach and style. He even managed to invent the sky-guitar, a six octave lead instrument that remains unparalleled. But before he started to explore the creative worlds of music, philosophy and art, ULI JON ROTH was a member of European rock giants, the Scorpions, a band with which he helped create a new path in hard rock music. In 2013, venerated for his originality and dynamism at the time, Roth found himself intrigued by the memory of those early days which began 40 years ago, and specifically by the music he helped write, perform and occasionally sing on the albums Fly To The Rainbow, In Trance, Virgin Killer and Taken By Force. It lead to Roth deciding to spend a year re-visiting, exploring, performing and re-recording his favorite Scorpions songs.

The first results of this magical, mystical journey into his own past can be heard on ULI JON ROTH’s Scorpions Revisited, a double-disc CD recorded in Hanover, Germany which sees the maestro re-harness all the collective power and poise of those original Scorpions classics, and re-imagine them as he feels today. No one in their right mind would dare call these mere re-recordings, as it’s clear that ULI JON ROTH reinvents these songs from the soul up. Feast your ears, heart and emotions on ULI JON ROTH’s unique return to his most famous musical legacy.

Track listing – CD1:
1.       The Sails Of Charon
2.      Longing For Fire
3.      Crying Days
4.      Virgin Killer
5.      In Trance
6.      Sun In My Hand
7.      Yellow Raven
8.      Polar Nights
9.      Dark Lady

Track listing – CD2:
1.      Catch Your Train
2.      Evening Wind
3.      All Night Long
4.      We’ll Burn In The Sky
5.      Pictured Life
6.      Hell Cat
7.      Life’s Like A River
8.      Drifting Sun
9.      Rainbow Dream Prelude
10.  Fly To The Rainbow

“The material for this double CD was recorded last year in the same hall in Hanover that we used for the Scorpions rehearsals 1973-1978,” explains Roth. “Together with an amazing bunch of very talented young musicians, I revisited my personal favourites from the early Scorpions period, some of which were written in that same hall. It was an emotional few days and I am very pleased with the results in more ways than one. The idea was to stay truthful to the original spirit of the music, while also putting a new slant on it whenever it felt like the right thing to do. I feel we really succeeded in this and I’m very excited about this project. It was a intense journey into the past and I think we really managed to bring the songs back to life with a vengeance.”

The band which performed with Roth for these historic shows was Nathan James (vocals), Jamie Little (drums), Ule W. Ritgen (bass), Niklas Turmann (guitar, vocals), Corvin Bahn (keyboards, vocals) and David Klosinski (guitar).

For more information, please visit www.ulijonroth.com and www.udr-music.com.

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Love.Might.Kill Рbandleader/drummer Michael Ehr̩

March 24th, 2012

Michael Ehré – band leader/drummer Love.Might.Kill

Interviewed by: Anders Sandvall

Thanks to Tom Hack at Massacre Records for setting up this interview

Thanks to Massacre Records for the promo pictures of the band.

Single pictures on the band members are from the bands website.

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Here comes an interview with band leader/drummer Michael Ehré from the new band Love.Might.Kill. Last year the band released their debut album BRACE FOR IMPACT. During the interview we talked about the new band, the line-up, and of course about the new album. I also dug a little deeper in Ehrés background as a drummer. The music of Love.Might.Kill will appeal to any fan of melodic heavy metal.

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MICHAEL SCHENKER

February 25th, 2010

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MICHAEL SCHENKER

INTERVIEW AND LIVE PICTURES BY MARKO SYRJÄLÄ

German born guitarist Michael Schenker is one most inspirational and respected guitar players from the 1970’s. Michael started his career in early 1970’s being one of the founding members of The Scorpions. With the Scorpions he recorded their debut LONESOME CROW in 1972. In 1974 Michael was asked and joined the U.K. band UFO. The classic UFO line-up of: Phil Mogg, Pete Way, Andy Parker and Michael Schenker released a string of highly successful albums like: PHENOMENON, FORCE IT, NO HEAVY PETTING and LIGHT’S OUT before Michael decided to leave band in 1978. Michael was next offered gigs with such bands as Aerosmith and Ozzy Osbourne, but excluding a brief reunion with THE SCORPIONS, he decided that he wanted to play his own music and not be a hired gun in another group. MSG (Michael Schenker Group) was thus formed in 1979. The band’s self titled debut was released 1980 and it became an instant success. The history of the Michael Schenker Group has been strewn with personality conflicts and “incidents” between band members. In 1982, original vocalist Gary Barden was fired in favor of Graham Bonnet (Rainbow, Alcatrazz) who lasted for one album (ASSAULT ATTACK). Gary Barden was enticed back to the band for M.S.G. for the recording of a new studio album BUILT TO DESTROY and a live album ROCK WILL NEVER DIE. After the second departure of vocalist Gary Barden, Michael reorganized the band around himself and vocalist Robin McAuley under the name McAuley Schenker Group. After three albums Michael and Robin parted their company in 1992.The classic UFO line–up resurrected in 1995 and WALK ON WATER was released later on that year. Although the band managed to release two more albums in the following years, Schenker finally quit the band in 2002. Since then, Michael has released a bunch albums with different versions of M.S.G and toured around the U.S., Europe and Japan. 2005 was the 25’Th Anniversary of Michael Schenker Group and album TALES OF ROCK’N ROLL. Singers from each incarnation of the group were enlisted to sing on a track or two. That album did lead Gary Barden and Michael to rejoin their forces and as a result MSG released its finest work in decades called THE MIDST OF BEAUTY in 2008. In December of 2009 band finally arrived to Helsinki to play their first show ever in Finland. In Helsinki, we had a chance to sit down with Michael….and here are the results of that interesting chat. Read on!!!

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Uli Jon Roth

November 23rd, 2008

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Interview by Deb Rao

 

One of the most innovative guitar players to emerge onto the metal scene is Uli Jon Roth. Uli Jon Roth has a career that spans from the early 70’s, as the masterful guitarist temporarily joined The Scorpions in 1973 and left the band in 1978. During his period with the band, The Scorpions released a live album, Tokyo Tapes". 2008 marks the release of "Tokyo Tapes", as the German guitarist will perform with his band at the same Hall that The Scorpions performed, at the Sun Plaza Hall for two nights on November 11th and 12th. 

Uli Jon Roth recently released his latest sonic masterpiece, Under A Dark Sky" on SPV Records. The Cd is a sonic cosmic adventure filled with melodic riffs and deep emotion. I recently had the honor of speaking with guitarist extradonnaire Uli Jon Roth regarding "Under A Dark Sky", and future touring plans as Uli Jon Roth invades the UK and Japan. 

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SCORPIONS: Live at Kotka, FINLAND 25.07 2008

August 5th, 2008

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KOTKAN MERIPÄIVÄT

25.07 2008 KOTKA, FINLAND

Kotkan Meripäivät is not such a festival where you can see too many metal or hard rock bands but sometimes the deviation approves all rules and this year the legendary Scorpions were headlining this three day festival. Scorpions are still continuing to tour support for bands latest release HUMANITY VOL 1, which came out over a year ago. In fact it was less than two months since Scorps last time played in Finland when they co -headlining Sauna Open Air -festival in Tampere but almost sold out audience in Kotka proved that there’s a huge demand for Scorpions in Finland.

REVIEW AND PICTURES BY MARKO SYRJÄLÄ

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Francis Buchholz ex-Scorpions

January 14th, 2007

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Francis Buchholz played with the Scorpions for almost twenty years, appearing on the "Fly to the Rainbow" (1974), "In Trance" (1975), "Virgin Killer" (1976), "Taken by Force" (1977), "Tokyo Tapes" (1978), "Lovedrive" (1979), "Animal Magnetism" (1980), "Blackout" (1982), "Love at First Sting (1984), "World Wide Live" (1985), "Savage Amusement" (1988) and "Crazy World" (1990) albums. By the early ’90s Francis felt it was time to take a step away from the constant touring and the music business as a whole. Now he has finally returned to the stage together with his old friend and fellow ex-Scorpions member Uli Jon Roth. We managed to sit down with Francis as he, among other things, recounted the confusing happenings surrounding the very successful "Love at First Sting" (1984) album as well as his activies for the past fifteen years away from the public eye and much more.

 

INTERVIEW BY MARKO SYRJALA AND JARNO HUOVILA

PICTURES BY MARKO SYRJALA AND ARCHIVES

 

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ULI JON ROTH

November 26th, 2006

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The legendary guitar virtuoso Uli Jon Roth played on the Scorpions’ albums “Fly to the Rainbow” (1974), “In Trance” (1975), “Virgin Killer” (1976), “Taken by Force” (1977) and finally on the classic live album “Tokyo Tapes”. Now he’s once again back on the touring circuit with his new band and also preparing to record a new studio album. Joining Uli on tour and in the studio is another ex-Scorpions member Francis Buchholz on bass with the rest of the band comprising of singer Olaf Senkbeil, Ferdy Doernberg (Alex Rudi Pell, Rough Silk) on keyboards and drummer Michael Ehré.

Although extreme wheather conditions had caused unexpected delays and cancellations in the plane and train department, with the situation on the roads not being much better, all is well that ends well. After much difficulty we finally arrived safely at the Rockland club in time enough to have a word with Uli Jon Roth, who had many interesting things to tell about his past with the Scorpions as well as his plans for the future and all the things in between (such as past and future collaborations with Ian Gillan of Deep Purple…)

Interview and questions by Marko Syrjälä and Jarno Huovinen

Live and offstage pictures by Marko Syrjälä

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