"As former members of the Scorpions, Herman, Francis and I have been out of the loop of rock'n'roll for quite a while,'' Michael admits. ''Getting together for the first time since the Lovedrive album is an incredible jump. We're connecting the past with the present. We're bridging the gap.
"I sent material to Doogie in the New Year and he started writing melodies and lyrics," continues Michael. ''There was a lot of energy flying about during the recording process. I had the same drive making this album as I had when I was 16. I wanted it fast, heavy and melodic. It felt like bridging the gap from my teenage and Lovedrive years to what I am doing now. I'm back to where I was a long time ago and I love it."