Scorpions To Release New Album Members Discuss Upcoming Album; Video Available – Apr. 27, 2007

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Hannover, Germany (rushprnews) April 27, 2007- A 14-minute EPK (electronic press kit), featuring interviews with SCORPIONS members Klaus Maine (vocals), Rudolf Schenker (guitar) and Matthias Jabs (guitar), along with producer Desmond Child (AEROSMITH, BON JOVI), about the German hard rockers’ upcoming album, “Humanity – Hour 1”, has been posted online at this location (Windows Media).

35 years after the release of their debut CD “Lonesome Crow”, the SCORPIONS have reached another creative peak of their impressive career. Proof will arrive on May 25, when the band’s 21st album is officially released.

Schenker: “There are many people who say the classic idea of a concept album is dead. We do not think so, and will once again swim against the stream.”

Jabs: “Desmond is a fabulous visionary who took us to musical levels we had never reached before.”

Meine: “‘Humanity – Hour I’ is a mature album, with lyrics that are often provocative and deal with the dark sides of the world we live in. At the same time though, we are sending our fans a positive musical message, telling them to not let the insanity going on around us every day get them down.”

Jabs: “We have delivered a strong body of work over the years and are more confident than ever.”

Meine: “The new album will feature the great power-rock ballads, of course, but we have been and we remain a rock band, and people who go for hard but melodic songs will love this album.”

Audio samples of all 12 songs that are set to appear on the forthcoming SCORPIONS album, “Humanity – Hour 1”, are now available at the website of the German online retailer The “Humanity – Hour 1” artwork has been posted online at this location.

“Humanity – Hour 1” track listing:

01. Hour I
02. The Game Of Life
03. We Were Born To Fly
04. The Future Never Dies
05. You’re Lovin’ Me To Death
06. 321
07. Love Will Keep Us Alive
08. Your Last Song
09. Love Is War
10. Rise Again
11. The Cross
12. Humanity

A limited-edition version of the album will include two bonus tracks — “Cold” and “Humanity” (Radio Edit).

SCORPIONS performed their new single, entitled “Humanity”, on March 24 at a special concert to celebrate the 50th anniversary of signing the Roman treaty, which became the basis for foundation of the European Union. Watch a video clip of SCORPIONS’ performance at YouTube.

SCORPIONS’ last album, “Unbreakable”, was released in the U.S. in June 2004 through Sanctuary Records. The CD was recorded at Peppermint Park Studio in Hannover, Germany and was mixed at Wisseloord studios in Hilversum, Holland.

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