Axel Rudi Pell / Mad Max http://www.rocktopia.co.uk/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/200x200s/65/ce/ac/2438_AxelRudiPellLiveReviewThumb_1341504927.jpg Hot

Added by Central Electronic Brain     July 05, 2012    
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
8314   0   1   0   0   0

Artist

Axel Rudi Pell / Mad Max - Capitol, Hannover (Germany) - 20th April 2012

As their faithful companions for many shows, Mad Max again supported Axel Rudi Pell on this tour. Michael “Vossi” Voss and his band opened their show with ‘Burning The Stage’. That title was meant to be the program for the night - exuding happiness, freedom and their typically unique Mad Max sound, they caught the audience from the first second on. Having the original band line-up back together seemed to be their recipe for success as the band rocked like hell and was celebrated by the German rock fans correspondingly. “Getting back together was the best and only decision we could make because this is Mad Max and no other line-up could ever replace what we mean to each other!” Juergen told me later on. A very strong set list included several new songs, and Hannover had finally woken up. Vossi, Juergen, Roland and Axel truly did an amazing job: they were loud, they had fun and most of all they prepared 1,400 loyal and faithful fans for the night’s main act.

After a short break, a dark and epic-sounding intro sounded from the PA, mist ascended from two pillars with evil-looking LED-eyed metallic skulls standing next to the drum set and one after another the band entered the stage. The second when the animal Mike Terrana started to count in ‘Ghost In The Black’ the crowd went completely mad! Axel stroked his guitar with the soft but so energetic insanity of a guitar God and Johnny let all his power blast the stage off.

The band was celebrating the opening show of their tour with all their faith and love they could put into their music. ‘Strong As A Rock’ let the Capitol tremble whenever the crowd shouted “ROCK!!” and I guess no one was able to withstand the force. The musicians managed to create an absolutely unique atmosphere while the dark lights and the mist completed the setting. Keyboardist Ferdy Doernberg conveyed pure joy from behind his keys, smiling and fooling around all the time.

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music


The “silent giant” on stage – bass-player Volker Krawczak – was looking so cool! Skull-bandana and sunglasses (which Johnny stole later on) completed the appearance of the rhythm-man who hammered on his bass like crazy, leading the “melody-section” through the songs. The awesome mixture of new and old material such as ‘Before I Die’, ‘Fool Fool’ , ‘Circle Of The Oath’ and ‘Mystica’ was completed by some very well-chosen and amazingly interpreted cover-songs like ‘Whole Lotta Love’ and ‘Hey Joe’ – the latter being sung by Axel himself as Johnny … uhh… had to take a leak, ha ha! Axel did a fantastic job even though one could see that he loves his guitar much more than the mic.

The 15-minute medley of ‘Masquerade Ball’, ‘Casbah’ and ‘Dreaming Dead’, including a piece of ‘Whole Lotta Love’, let Hannover get totally hooked on the sound of good old hard rock. Also, I’ve rarely seen and heard a crowd enjoying a drum-solo that intensively! Mike Terrana maltreated his drums like thunder and lightning gone wild while Jacques Offenbach’s Can-can from ‘Orpheus In The Underworld’ was played from a tape. The drum-solo was neither too spectacular nor long… but different.

My personal favourite this night was definitely ‘Oceans Of Time’ in acoustic-version. Johnny Gioeli seemed to sing his heart out of his chest, putting 10,000% of his love into that song, showing his phenomenal ability to touch each and everybody’s heart and unite the whole Capitol as one. Having the regular set finished with ‘Fool Fool’ and ‘Carousel’ the crowd definitely wanted more. After some jokes and a lot of applause the band took the stage once again to ‘Tear Down The Walls”… and hell – they DID! There was no holding back when the last song ‘Rock the Nation’ sounded from the speakers. I guess the crowd and both of the bands knew that this was a truly amazing start to the tour.

Julia Braun

Axel-Rudi-Pell-Live-Review

Share this on the web.

User reviews

There are no user reviews for this listing.

 


Comments (0)add comment

Write comment

security image
Write the displayed characters


busy

Member Login



Calendar

<<  February 2015  >>
 Mo  Tu  We  Th  Fr  Sa  Su 
        1
  2  3  4  5  6  7  8
  9101112131415
16171819202122
232425262728 

Search Here

Shout Here

Latest Message: 1 day, 13 hours ago
  • DMC : Kudos to you guys - - - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
  • Berny : Many thanks Robin! :)
  • Robin Beck : Happy Birthday to my hero's and the best and most Rockin' site I've ever had the pleasure to be a part of. Love you all and wish you the very best always - Happy Birthday Rocktopia
  • Dean : happy burpday to the rockingest site on interweb
  • Hysteria : Thanks Berny, no need to apologize. Keep up the great work!
  • Berny : What an embarrassing start to our 5th anniversary birthday party. Hope you'll enjoy today's double feature on Rocktopia TV. And pls. do not forget to tune in for another show tomorrow!
  • Rocktopia Te : We do apologise for the massive downtime from yesterday to today. But the party will continue ... :)
  • KI2000 : Happy Birthday Rocktopia :)
  • Hysteria : Berny: Es halbs Jahrzehnt häsch itz scho gschaff und du gahsch nie under, häsch immä alls grafft alls Gueti itz fürd nöchsti Helfti nüd jede Tag Röschti oder Gschwellti sondern rächti Chost im Täller und en guat gfüllte Chäller ... Happy Birthday from Switzerland! :))
  • LeChef : Happy ROCKING birthday Rocktopia!!!
  • PJS : Congratulations to Rocktopia on reaching its 5th anniversary today! I'd especially like to publicly thank Berny and his team for all the hard work that has gone into making the site a "must visit" place to discover more about melodic rock/metal/prog and blues rock releases and bands. Here's to the next 5 years! Paul
  • Hysteria : Keep up the great work guys!!!
  • Berny : 100 reviews posted in February! Have fun. :)
  • Berny : We do apologise for the downtime! There may be more cases of periodic downtime as we're working on new cool features for Rocktopia's 5th anniversary ...
  • Berny : 3500+ album reviews!
  • Central Elec : Rocktopia TV: Full service has been restored! Apologies for the downtime.
  • brunettegnrf : Hi all!
  • Central Elec : Rocktopia TV is currently experiencing technical problems. The team is working hard to resolve the issue. Many thanks for your patience.
  • Berny : Check out the 100+ new album reviews!
  • Berny : Fireworks #67 out now!
  • PJS : Yes indeed!! As we head towards Rocktopia's 5th birthday, lets make this a very special place to visit...
  • Berny : Hi Dean, welome back! :)
  • Dean : Hello all not been on for a while I'm still alive and a rocking
  • BLM : Ten double LPs due by early December - well in time for Xmas. Order your copies at www.firefestofficial.com ... great extras!!!
  • BLM : In Faith initial order sold out on Amazon UK .. new stock being shipped this week. The GREAT reviews just keep coming!!
  • Berny : Check out Carl's Firefest Final Fling thread in the FORUM!
  • Franco : hey Graham. Brad Sinsal (TKO/War Babies) is also in a supergroup of sorts called The McClellans, that also featured Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready and Sceaming Trees bassist Keith Lowe. I heard they released a CD back in 2013, but not much is known about it. I do know that Brad and Mike have done acoustic work together, doing a few shows. Brad also appeared on a CD called 'Thrasher: Super Sessions' from 1985 (I think) that also featured Billy Sheehan, Rhett Forrester, Kenny Aaronson, and s
  • Graham : HI GUYS ! QUESTION DOES ANYONE KNOW IF BRAD SINSAL OF TKO SUICIDE SQUAD WAR BABIES HAS RELEASED ANY THING SINCE BABIES I KNOW THE LAST I HEARD HE WAS IN A BAND CALLED AMERICAN STANDARD ?
  • Berny : @ BadAssBoots: All this effort (and complaints) for a promo text in the shoutbox? Why didn't you send us a press release?
  • BadAssBoots : Boogie On The Bayou ... co - written by Martin Samuel (lyric) when in New Orleans, LA and Lisa Nemzo (music) then in Marina del Rey, CA ... was recorded by Bad Ass Boots and released by Dream Wild Records. «link»

Only registered users are allowed to post

Hit Counter

mod_vvisit_countermod_vvisit_countermod_vvisit_countermod_vvisit_countermod_vvisit_countermod_vvisit_countermod_vvisit_countermod_vvisit_countermod_vvisit_counter
mod_vvisit_counterToday12395
mod_vvisit_counterYesterday26687
mod_vvisit_counterThis week116165
mod_vvisit_counterLast week117809
mod_vvisit_counterThis month610622
mod_vvisit_counterLast month739284
mod_vvisit_counterAll days27640712

We have: 359 guests, 2 members, 40 bots online
Your IP: 54.226.10.234
 , 
Today: Feb 28, 2015

Follow Us

FacebookTwitter