Already with their 2018 comeback-album „Smoke on the Mountain“ ETERNAL FLAME laid down the foundation for their new album „GRAVITATION“. Still, „GRAVITATION“ excels its predecessor in terms of songwriting, performance and virtuosity. Classic Heavy Metal meets catchy rock-songs and neo-classical tunes – all carried by Michael Schinkel’s brilliant guitar and unequalled voice. Moreover Helmut Kohlpaintner (keyboards), Thomas Keller (bass) and new drummer Tommy Wagner deliver outstanding performances along with guest-singers Mark Boals and Göran Edman.
Lyricist Timothy Touchton („Go for Gold“ - Olympic Games Seoul 1988, „Sail Away“ - Joe Cocker, numerous Top-40 hits) is responsible for most of the lyrics.
ETERNAL FLAME „GRAVITATION“ – produced by Michael Schinkel & Helmut Kohlpaintner, co-produced by Timothy Touchton. Mixed by Michael Schinkel. Mastered by Christoph Stickel.
"Gravitation" will be released on October 29 as trifold digipack CD and digital streaming and download format.
• Göran Edman - Vocals “No Way To Hide”
• Mark Boals - Vocals “Stay In The Middle Of The Night” and “Love Returns”
• Maestro Mistheria – Keyboardsolo “Hungarian Dance #5”
• Arno Baum – Bass “Rage” and “Hungarian Dance #5”
MICHAEL SCHINKEL’S ETERNAL FLAME, have signed a multi album deal with ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records. MICHAEL SCHINKEL’S ETERNAL FLAME third album ‘Smoke On The Mountain‘ includes 13 tracks, to be out on May 18th, 2018. The album is produced by Michael Schinkel & Helmut Kohlpaintner, co-produced by Timothy Touchton, mixed by Michael Schinkel and mastered by Christoph Stickel.
‘Smoke On The Mountain‘ featuring Mark Boals (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, Ring of Fire) and Göran Edman (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, John Norum) on vocals.
Timothy Touchton (known by lyrics such as “Go for Gold” Olympics in Seoul 1988, “Sail Away” Joe Cocker as well as 11 Top 40 and 3 top 5 hits), Carsten Lizard Schulz (Evidence One, Midnite Club, Domain) and Rainer Holzapfl did the lyrics.
MICHAEL SCHINKEL’S ETERNAL FLAME is:
Michael Schinkel – Vocals & all Guitars
Helmut Kohlpaintner – Keyboards
Thomas Keller – Bass & Backing Vocals
Michael Hencky – Drums
Mark Boals – Vocals (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, Ring of Fire)
Göran Edman – Vocals (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, John Norum)
Ossy Pfeiffer – Keyboards (Ignore The Sign)
Christian Tatsek – Keyboards
Ritchie Kelly – Guitar Solo
Andy Dick – Drums (Bobby Kimball, Glenn Hughes, Ron Young)
Robert Lipp – Bass
Gerhard Blum – Bass
Markus Grüntzer – Bass
After the first two albums “Desire” (1998 – Point Music & Dreamchaser Records) and “King of the King” (2002 – MTM Music) it was the end of Eternal Flame. Michael Schinkel (singer and guitarist) and Helmut Kohlpaintner (keyboard player, bassist) decided to work as composers and producers for other musicians and bands and founded the company “enooma-media musicproduction” in Munich. Again and again they received calls, letters and e-mails from fans, with the request to produce a new Eternal Flame album. It then started in 2012. Helmut Kohlpaintner and Michael Schinkel discussed the project and quickly found partners for lyric writing such as Timothy Touchton (known by lyrics such as “Go for Gold” Olympics in Seoul 1988, “Sail Away” Joe Cocker as well as 11 Top 40 and 3 top 5 hits). The album was created by further guests such as Mark Boals (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen and Ring of Fire) and Göran Edman (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen & John Norum). Other musicians such as Thomas Keller (bass) and Robert Lipp (bass) from past Eternal Flame days as well as the drummer Michael Hencky also shared their know how.