Nov. 4 — Veteran rock band Scorpions is scheduled to open the new year with a new album.
The band is scheduled to release its new album, Rock Believer Feb. 25 through Spinefarm Records. The announcement was made through a news release distributed Thursday. In anticipation of the album’s release, the band debuted the album’s lead single, ‘Peacemaker‘ Thursday.
The musical arrangement featured in ‘Peacemaker’ is a composition that any guitar rock purist will appreciate. Its bass line is most prominent here while the lead guitar plays more of a supporting role. The steady time keeping and vocals work with the bass and vocals to give the arrangement in whole a sound and stylistic approach that is comparable to some works from the likes of Iron Maiden, believe it or not. At the same time there is also plenty of general classic guitar rock flare added to the mix to enhance the song even more.
Front man Klaus Meine, in talking about the song’s lyrical theme, stated that the song’s theme is a commentary on the state of the world.
“The first thing that came to my mind was the hook line,” he said. ‘Peacemaker, peacemaker / Bury the undertaker.’ I was just playing around with those words. At a time when so many people have died and are still dying of COVID, from devastating wars and other senseless crimes, it makes you feel that the undertaker must be working overtime. In a peaceful world after the pandemic, it will be time for the peacemaker to rule… that’s an image that really appeals to me.”
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