Scorpions have shared the title track for their new album Rock Believer, listen to it  here (or below on the 17th).
Commenting on the advance release of the title track of their latest album, due out on February 25th, Klaus Meine, both singer and author of the lyrics, says, “Over the years, we’ve heard people say lots of times that rock is dead. But there are still millions of rock believers out there all over the world that prove them wrong. Our fans are the best in the world. We’ll see you someday somewhere out there, because we’re Rock Believers, just like you.” 
The song is a fundamental commitment to rock music, composed by a band in the style of their outstanding, globally successful recordings of the 1980s.
Meine says, “The new material sees us return to our roots. We simply wanted to reactivate the original Scorpions’ DNA — great riffs, strong melodies. We tried to transport that live feel to the studio with all five of us playing in one room again at last. Having Mikkey Dee in the band is like a shot of fresh energy and real fun.”
Due to the pandemic, the recording sessions planned in America had to be canceled and relocated to Germany. 
Matthias Jabs says, “In a way, the situation was a blessing in disguise for us.” The band had already hired a studio in Los Angeles, but their plans were thwarted by fate. Instead, the musicians found themselves stuck at home, three of them only a stone’s throw away from the legendary Peppermint Park Studios in Hanover, and as soon as travel restrictions were relaxed, Pawel Maciwoda and Mikkey Dee were able to join them from Poland and Sweden respectively.
And everything suddenly felt like it had back in the 1980s, when the five of us rocked together, hanging out at the corner pub in the evenings and talking about our music,” Jabs reminisces
“We had already started to talk about a new album back in 2018,” recalls Rudolf Schenker
The new single Rock Believer is the album’s exclamation mark and credo.
In March and April 2022, the band are set to perform at the Planet Hollywood Resorts & Casino in Las Vegas as part of their residency, followed by a European tour scheduled to kick off with a number of shows in Germany in June 2022, with more concerts around the world in the pipeline.
Listen to the previously released Peacemaker, here.
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  • Doug R. on

    Huh, what a disappointment! Press play to find out we have to wait until the 18th to hear “Rock Believer,” which I “Believe” is 4 days away, not 3…

    • Dana on

      In the meantime, you can hit the “here” button and stream it on other platforms.

    • Doug R. on

      I hit the “here” button, tried to play it on YouTube, – not available yet, Spotify only has a sample of the song, I don’t stream so I guess I’ll just have to wait until the 18th.

  • robert davenport on

    I thought peacemaker was decent didn’t care fit the preachy heavy handed lyrics though , rock believer not so much , nothing like their roots
    It’s tough trying to write great rock songs that resonate with young people and long time fans when your 70 and rich

  • robert davenport on

    I just watched a scorpions live show from about a year ago , wow they were tight as hell and Klaus sounded awesome , and Rudolph Schenker must be living right to look so strong and move so well at age 72 or 73

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