Today, legendary guitar player AXEL RUDI PELL shares “Guardian Angel,” the first single from his forthcoming album, ‘Risen Symbol’ due out June 14, 2024, via Steamhammer/SPV. The single is accompanied by a lyric video, available below.

On his 22nd (!) studio album ‘Risen Symbol’, Bochum-based guitarist and songwriter AXEL RUDI PELL continues to fly the melodic hard rock flag without watering down his style with pseudo-modern stylistic variations or expendable studio gimmicks. At the same time, he is constantly looking for new influences, exciting inspirations, and catchy hooks. 

Watch the Lyric Video for “Guardian Angel”

One of the best things about ARP’s anthems is that they are perfectly tailored to the charismatic voice of frontman Johnny Gioeli. The American vocalist is one of the most eminent rock singers worldwide and, together with PELL, former Rainbowdrummer Bobby Rondinelli, and the two longstanding ARP members Ferdy Doernberg (keyboards) and Volker Krawczak (bass), has been an integral part of a perfectly oiled machine for more than ten years, wowing fans and media alike. 

Risen Symbol’ Track List:

1. The Resurrection (Intro)

2. Forever Strong

3. Guardian Angel

4. Immigrant Song

5. Darkest Hour

6. Ankhaia

7. Hell’s On Fire

8. Crying In Pain

9. Right On Track

10. Taken By Storm

Risen Symbol‘ will be released on June 14th, 2024 

via Steamhammer/SPV in the following configurations:

=> CD DigiPak incl. poster

=> 2LP Gatefold, 140 g, neon orange vinyl, printed inner sleeves

=> Download / Streaming

Pre-Order HERE

=> Exclusive CD/LP Bundles with a shirt and exclusive vinyl 

only at the Steamhammer shop

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=> 2LP Gatefold exclusive colored edition only at the Napalm shop

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AXEL RUDI PELL Festivals 2024: 

13.07 – BG-Mogilovo @ Midalidare Rock

20.07 – DE-Pyras @ Pyraser Classic Rock Night

26 – 28.07 – DE-Seebronn @ Rock Of Ages

31.07. – 03.08 – DE-Wacken @ Wacken Open Air

01 – 03.08 – SE-Rejmyre @ Skogsröjet Festival

15 – 17.08 – CZ-Moravský Krumlov @ Rock Castle

16 – 18.08 – CH-Cudrefin @ Rock The Lakes

Band Line Up:

Johnny Gioeli – Lead and Backing Vocals

Axel Rudi Pell – Lead and Rhythm Guitars

Ferdy Doernberg – Keyboards

Volker Krawczak – Bass

Bobby Rondinelli – Drums