Headstrong marks the 30th anniversary of German hard rockers Pink Cream 69, and what better way to celebrate than by adding yet another gem to their already spectacular discography! Produced by bassist (and renowned producer) Dennis Ward, Headstrong sees the same line-up from 2013’s well-received Ceremonial album return to deliver fans another hard rocking set of quality songs, their 12th studio album overall. And as a special treat, the new release includes a bonus live album featuring songs from across the band’s catalog.
Pink Cream 69 was founded in 1987 by singer Andi Deris, guitarist Alfred Koffler, drummer Kosta Zafiriou, who were later joined by bassist Dennis Ward. Deris left the band in 1994 and after auditioning various singers was replaced by Englishman David Readman. In 2001, news emerged that guitarist Alfred Koffler suffered from focal dystonia, a serious disease that affected his left hand and his playing. For their upcoming live shows, the band recruited second guitarist Uwe Reitenauer to help out Alfred on stage and he would eventually become a full-time member. Drummer Chris Schmidt would later step in after the departure of Zafirou in 2012.
Studio Album: Bonus Live Album (Recorded In Ludwigsburg (2013):
- “We Bow To None” 1. “Special”
- “Walls Come Down” 2. “Talk to the Moon”
- “Unite And Divide” 3. “Break the Silence”
- “No More Fear” 4. “Do You Like It Like That”
- “Man Of Sorrow” 5. “The Spirit”
- “Path Of Destiny” 6. “Livin’ My Life For You”
- “Vagrant Of The Night” 7. “Wasted Years”
- “Bloodsucker” 8.”Welcome The Night”
- “Whistleblower” 9. “Shame”
- “The Other Man”
Alfred Koffler – guitars
Uwe Reitenauer – guitars
Dennis Ward – bass
Chris Schmidt – drums
If you like Pretty Maids, Unisonic, Harem Scarem, Helloween, Jaded Heart or Place Vendome then this Pink Cream 69 album is bound to impress.
Headstrong will be available from November 10, 2017, via Frontiers Music SRL.