Are You a ‘Rock Believer’? Hard Rock Vets Scorpions Roar Back with New Album (Listen)

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Decades into their heralded career, German hard-rock kings Scorpions have a knack for the loudest, proudest and most fist-pumping anthems around.

Rock Believer, the band’s brand new studio album out today, Feb. 25, comes ready to crank as loud as possible right out of the gate with “Gas in the Tank”:

Let’s play it louder, play it hard
Laid back and a little dark
Give me a dirty riff, my friend
There’s gotta be more gas in the tank

That’s what you’re getting with this record, 11 tracks of feel-good, high-energy romps, lead singer Klaus Meine leading the way as always, his iconic shrieks paired with the guitar squeal of Rudolf Schenker and Matthias Jabs.

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Rock Believer is a thunderous blast of classic hard rock, carried out by a band that’s no stranger to just that. The years fly by, and Scorpions remain as vibrant as ever.

Some official words about the Rock Believer album:

Legendary rockers Scorpions return with their new album, Rock Believer, which was created in the studio during the lockdown in their home base Hannover. “The album was written and recorded in the style of the classic Scorpions DNA with core Schenker/Meine compositions. We really went back to the essence of what defined us in the first place,” says front-man Klaus Meine. He goes on to explain how the new songs came to have such incredible, fresh energy and fervor: “We recorded the album as a band, live, in one room, like we did back in the Eighties. We can’t wait to get started and finally play for our fans again.” The sound of the new album has massive energy, delivers a real adrenaline rush and shows uncompromising quality.

The record consists of awesome tracks, each one of them a lyrical short story, minimal poems in prose, presented in a lavish sonic guise, featuring the Scorpions’ characteristic trademarks from the early 1980s, yet produced from a 2020s perspective. The wealth of inspiration from their longstanding career is an overflowing treasure chest that forges an arc between yesterday and tomorrow. Rock Believer is perhaps the group’s most characteristic album to date – a recording by a band at the pinnacle of their musical art.

Stream the record below.

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