HARTMANN - Hands On The Wheel
European Import : PJM11251 - Packaging: DigiPak
STOCK STATUS: PREORDER - ships by 18 May 2018
|The history of HARTMANN
started in 2005 with the debut 'Out in the cold', often
reviewed as 'Album of the month' in a wide range of rock
magazines all over the world. With their successful followers
'Home' (2006), '3' (2009), 'Balance' (2012), the live &
acoustic DVD/CD 'Handmade' (2008) and the compilation 'The
Best Is Yet To Come' (2013) the band has meanwhile worked
out their status as being one of Germany's best modern hard
rock bands that is offering international high-class melodic
rock. The band also enjoys the good reputation as an outstanding
live band and has been called to tour with rock legends
as Toto, The Hooters, Uriah Heep, Edguy, Mother's Finest,
Y&T and others. Their latest album 'Shadows & Silhouettes'
(2016) has been accompanied again with a club tour and many
festivals last summer. Now the forthcoming
new album 'Hands On The Wheel' - way more rough and rocking
and than its predecessor - will be released May 18th 2018
on the artist's label Sonic 11 Records in cooperation with
Pride&Joy Music/Soulfood, again co-produced by Sascha
Paeth (Avantasia, Beyond The Black, Kamelot).
Including the participation of guest musicians as Jimmy Kresic (The Roots, Rock Meets Classic), Karolina Galbavà & Irena Morisakovà (Hans Zimmer), the album will contain the catchy singles/videoclips 'Don't want back down' and the very special duet 'Simple man' feat. Mr. Big vocalist Eric Martin, accompanied by a huge promotion-/video-campaign of Germany's No 1 rock radio station Rockantenne and a special Facebook & online campaign. Since the late 90's founder Oliver Hartmann is known as a highly respected singer and guitarist on the international music scene due to four albums with the band At Vance, studio work for hard rock and metal acts as Hammerfall, Rhapsody, Helloween or Edguy, as a long time studio and live member of top sellers as Avantasia and as part of 'Rock Meets Classic' that is featuring the big names of the international rock scene: Alice Cooper, Ian Gillan, Uriah Heep, Status Quo, Thin Lizzy, Paul Rodgers, Eric Bazilian, Jimi Jamison, Midge Ure, Steve Lukather, Chris Thompson, Bonnie Tyler and many others. Besides that Oliver Hartmann is also fronting the successful Pink Floyd Tribute Echoes that climbed up to No 20 of the German charts in 2015 with their acoustic live DVD 'Barefoot To The Moon' and received outstanding critics world wide.