Meister's Top Ten's of 2013) in March and now are set to issue Louder Than Ever a year later. Joining Atkins and Hammer are keyboardist Morten Sandager (since 2006), drummer Allan Tschicaja (since 2006) and bassist Rene Shades (since 2011)......looking forward to what this combo has up their sleeve next.
"My Soul to Take". A double shot from Planet Panic sees "He Who Never Lived" and "Virtual Brutality" coming before "Tortured Spirit" from Carpe Diem and "With These Eyes" originally showing up on Anything Worth Doing is Worth Overdoing. The furiously paced new composition "Nuclear Boomerang" explodes after the intro and features some gruff vocals from Ronnie Atkins coupled with the melodic choruses that have served Pretty Maids so well in the past. .Anything Worth Doing is Worth Overdoing supplies "Snakes In Eden" while Wake Up to the Real World delivers it's title track. Louder Than Ever shuts down with the final new track, "A Heart Without A Home", a softer offering and not a favorite for me.
The new tracks intermixed between the re-records keeps Louder Than Ever moving along well from start to finish. All of the re-records sound fantastic and fresh, fitting in excellently with the rest of the material resulting in another incredible output from the "Danish Dynamite" that is Pretty Maids. With a new recording in the works hopefully it won't be too long before it sees the light of day and my hot little hands! I look forward to my first venture into the live Pretty Maids experience as I travel from Toronto, Canada to Solvesborg, Sweden for Sweden Rock Festival (Sweden Rock) in June and then later in the year to Nottingham, England for Firefest: The Final Fling Festival (Firefest) in October 2014........any chance of an interview boys?
On March 28, 2014 Pretty Maids are offering, in conjunction with Subcell (Pretty Maids Online Concert Event), an online viewing of their concert in keyboardist Morten Sandager's home town of Aalborg, Denmark for as little as $3 (Not sure of the currency that price is quoted in).....If I wasn't on a cruise ship in the Caribbean that day........
Until then I recommend listening to this new Pretty Maids release at a Louder Than Ever volume to achieve the optimum results!
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