Michael Schenker goes vigilante

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Michael Schenker’s Temple Of Rock have announced details of their new album. Spirit On A Mission will be released in March 23, preceded by the single Vigilante Man. Schenker’s Temple of Rock band features former Scorpions Herman Rarebell (drums) and Francis Buchholz (bass), plus ex-Rainbow singer Doogie White and Wayne Findlay on guitar and keyboards.

“All songs were co-written by Doogie and myself, “ says Schenker. “Wayne co-wrote five songs. I originally wanted to write the album as a group effort, but I had this concept that needed to be focused on differently. However, Herman and Francis did very well by adding there amazing Rock You Like A Hurricane rhythm section parts that gave it all it needed.

“Tour-wise, including Festivals, we will play wherever we can to promote Spirit On A Mission,” he continues. “I want to make Temple Of Rock its own entity. Right now it is still using the Michael Schenker platform but eventually I want it to stand on its own feet as ‘Temple Of Rock’.

Track Listing

  1. Live And Let Live 2. Communion 3. Vigilante Man 4. Rock City 5. Saviour Machine 6. Something Of The Night 7. All Our Yesterdays 8. Bulletproof 9. Let The Devil Scream 10. Good Times 11. Restless Heart 12. Wicked

Single Vigilante Man, described by the guitarist as “heavy and melodic with a great tempo and sound”, is out on January 19. Michael Schenker’s Temple of Rock toured the UK in December.

_Spirit On A Mission is released on CD, Deluxe Edition (CD+DVD), deluxe 180-gram vinyl and digital download. _