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For over five decades, Scorpions have released their fair share of iconic hard rock albums and songs. Still today, their energy is as high as ever and they don’t seem anywhere near saying farewell. The band, which formed in Hanover, Germany in 1965, has just released a new single Peacemaker from their upcoming album Rock Believer.
“The first thing that came to my mind was the hook line. Peacemaker, peacemaker / Bury the undertaker.’ I was just playing around with those words,” Scorpions frontman Klaus Meine stated. “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.”
Rock Believer, Scorpions’ 19th studio album, will be released February 25th of next year. Mikkey Dee, former drummer of Motorhead, will make his first recording contributions to the band on this album. Dee has been with the band since 2016 after Lemmy Kilmister died and Motorhead split up.
Listen to Peacemaker here: