The legendary Scorpions, UFO, and MSG guitar god Michael Schenker is back with a brand new album from his latest project, the Temple of Rock.

The band features two of former Scorpions bandmates of Michael Schenker: Herman Rarebell (drums) and Francis Buchholz (bass), along with ex-Rainbow vocalist, Doogie White, and Wayne Findlay (guitar, keyboards).

Following a successful UK tour at the end of 2014, the Temple of Rock returned with Spirit on a Mission, their eagerly anticipated follow up to 2013’s Bridge The Gap. The album will see its official release on the March 23 in the UK.

Spirit On A Mission was recorded early last year in Munster, Germany in between dates on the Bridge The Gap world tour, and sees the band moving in a much heavier direction. Wayne Findlay gives the band that harder edge by adding a lot more seven-string guitar in comparison to the previous album.

The band took more of a group effort towards the writing on Spirit On A Mission. Schenker co-wrote the album with Doogie White, and Wayne Findlay also co-wrote five of the tracks on the album.

National Rock Review recently caught up with Michael Schenker to talk about the writing, recording, and the sound on the new album.

Michael Schenker Interview

Michael Schenker and Temple of Rock
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