With an impressive 20 releases in 21 years, the AXEL RUDI PELL band counts among the most consistent, lasting and creative acts in the whole of Europe. Very few German guitarists can point to as long and successful a career as the musician from Bochum, whose unmistakable signature marks not only his characteristic guitar style, but also his compositional skills. On April 26, 2010 (Germany: April 23, 2010), Axel will release his thirteenth studio offering, "The Crest", a haunting album featuring ten brand-new compositions. "'The Crest' sounds absolutely typical of me and my band," says Axel. "In a way, the new tracks mark a return to our roots. And I'm proud to say that there isn't one double-bass number on 'The Crest'."
01 Prelude of doom (intro) 02 Too late 03 Devil zone 04 Prisoner of love 05 Dreaming dead 06 Glory night 07 Dark waves of the sea (oceans of time pt. ii: the dark side) 08 Burning rain 09 Noblesse oblige (opus #5 adagio contabile) 10 The end of our time