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Axel Rudi Pell (born 27 June 1960) is a German heavy metal guitar player and his eponymous band. He started off with the band Steeler (1984–88) before leaving to start his solo career in 1989. During this time, he has played with such drummers as Jörg Michael and Mike Terrana, and singers Johnny Gioeli, Jeff Scott Soto, and Rob Rock.

SPV Records released a live DVD on 25 February 2008, titled Live over Europe, which includes the full performance from the Rock Hard Festival in 2007, and comes with a bonus disc which includes live footage from Pell's own archive.


Axel Rudi Pell (geboren 27 juni 1960) is een Duitse heavy metal gitarist in zijn gelijknamige band. Hij begon met de band Steeler (1984-1988), die hij verliet om in 1989 zijn solo-carrière te beginnen. Gedurende deze tijd, speelde hij met drummers zoals, Jörg Michael en Mike Terrana en zangers Johnny Gioeli, Jeff Scott Soto en Rob Rock.

SPV Records bracht een Live DVD uit op 25 februari 2008, getiteld Live over Europe, die de volledige capaciteit van het Rock Hard Festival in 2007 bevat, en wordt geleverd met een bonus disc met live beelden uit Axel zijn de eigen archief.

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With Steeler 

Steeler (1984)

Rulin' the Earth (1985)

Strike Back (1986)

Undercover Animal (1988)


Solo Albums 


Wild Obsession (1989)

Nasty Reputation (1991)

Eternal Prisoner (1992)

The Ballads (1993) compilation  

Between the Walls (1994)

Made in Germany (1995) live

Black Moon Pyramid (1996)

Magic (1997)

Oceans of Time (1998)

The Ballads II (1999) compilation  

The Masquerade Ball (2000)

The Wizard's Chosen Few (2000) compilation  

Shadow Zone (2002)

Knights Live (2002) live

Knight Treasures (Live and More)  (2002) dvd  

Kings and Queens (2004)

The Ballads III (2004) compilation  

Mystica (2006)

Diamonds Unlocked (2007) (cover album)

Tales of the Crown (2008)

Live Over Europe (2008) dvd  

The Best of Axel Rudi Pell: Anniversary Edition (2009) compilation  

The Crest (2010)

One Night Live (2010) dvd  

The Ballads IV (2011) live compilation  

Circle of the Oath (2012)

Live On Fire (2013) cd/dvd live

Into the Storm (2014)

Magic Moments: 25th Anniversary Special Show (2015) live 

Game of Sins (2016) Compilation


Axel Rudi Pell - guitar (1989–present)

Johnny Gioeli lead vocals (1997–present)

Ferdy Doernberg – keyboards (1997–present)

Volker Krawczak – bass (1989–present)

Bobby Rondinelli – drums (2013–present)


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The temple of the king   

Tearin´ out my heart   

Long way to go   

Masquerade ball   


Oceans of time   


King of fools   

Broken heart   

Forever angel   



The curse of the damned   

Lost in love   

Hot wheels   

Cry of the gypsy    

Where the wild waters flow   

The clown is dead   

All along the watchtower   

Game of sins   

Touching my soul  


Glory night   

Love´s holding on (feat. Bonnie Tyler)   

In The Air Tonight

Live on fire 2012   

Live Wacken 2016