German melodic hard rock heroes Mad Max are back with a new single and video – and there’s an album to follow!
The album’s first single Beat Of The Heart stands out among the eleven songs on the forthcoming album 35 for a number of reasons. On the one hand the track could be described as the 2018 successor of Mad Max’s most important hit Night Of Passion, and on the other hand the band members have made their longstanding dream come true with the video that supports the song. “For once in the history of Mad Max, we wanted to shoot a video that has the look and the cinematic quality of a real little motion picture. Thanks to the support of our sponsor Hubert Teichmann, we got that opportunity at last.”
You can watch the video below!
By way of explanation: Hubert Teichmann, among other things the owner of the private “Staudenbahn” railway line near Augsburg, has been a staunch patron of the arts for a number of years – and it was he that supplied the financial means that enabled Mad Max to shoot a video clip in Berlin with a number of actors, among them leading man Vinzenz Kiefer (The Baader Meinhof Complex, the action/crime drama series Alarm für Cobra 11, Jason Bourne) and director/screenwriter Oliver Betke.
Beat of the Heart, as noted, is the first single to be lifted from the band’s upcoming new album, 35, which will be released as CD DigiPak version, limited vinyl version, download and stream on August 10th 2018 through SPV/Steamhammer.
The Hutch 01:07 (Intro)
Running To Paradise 4:25
Beat Of The Heart 3:30
Thirty 5 4:02
Already Gone 3:44
False Freedom 4:50
Goodbye To You 4:18
Rocky Road 6:32
Paris Is Burning 04:08 (Bonus Track)
The single Beat Of The Heart stands out among the eleven songs on the album for a number of reasons. On the one hand the track could be described as the 2018 successor to Mad Max’s most important hit Night Of Passion. As rhythm guitarist Jürgen Breforth says: “At the end of the day both numbers are about the heartbeat of life”!
He continues “We’ve never produced a new album just because a record company asked us to or because it was supposedly high time to come up with a new recording, for us the all-decisive question before every production is merely: Do we still have enough ideas for an album that we as well as our fans will get excited about? Only if everybody involved agrees on that point will we begin to work.”
In the case of the current Mad Max album, 35, which reflects musically and thematically the development of the group since it was founded back in the early 1980s, there can be no doubt that they still have lots of strong ideas up their sleeve. What is more: The new album sounds both classic and contemporary, holds lots of surprises in store and – last but not least – pays homage to the four band members’ heroes.