MSG release new single “A King Has Gone” feat. Michael Kiske (Helloween)


The rock anthem “A King Has Gone,” taken from MSG’s new album “Universal,” and its intro “Calling Baal,” also available on “Universal,” both have a special significance: The track, sung by HELLOWEEN frontman Michael Kiske, is a tribute to the immortal Ronnie James Dio, in particular to his performance on the 1976 hard rock classic “Rainbow Rising.” For this reason, Michael Schenker has brought together an original RAINBOW rhythm section consisting of Bobby Rondinelli and Bob Daisley.

Check out the lyric video for “A King Has Gone” here:

Listen/stream/download the song here:

Michael Schenker additionally enlisted keyboardist Tony Carey, who also played on “Rainbow Rising,” for the terrific Moog synth intro “Calling Ball” – a direct reference to the iconic intro of the 1976 album opener “Tarot Woman.”

The impressive result “Calling Baal”/”A King Has Gone” is already considered to be one of the most important and successful songs in Schenker’s career to date, both musically and lyrically, and can be enjoyed in its entirety on MSG’s new studio album “Universal”!

“Universal” will be released on May 27th, 2022, via Atomic Fire Records and is available as Digipak CD (incl. 2 bonus tracks), colored vinyl, Earbook (CD incl. 2 bonus tracks) and digital album, featuring the following tracks:

CD + LP + Digital
01. Emergency VIDEO | LISTEN
02. Under Attack
03. Calling Baal
04. A King Has Gone
05. The Universe
06. Long Long Road
07. Wrecking Ball
08. Yesterday Is Dead
09. London Calling
10. Sad Is The Song
11. Au Revoir
CD + Earbook bonus tracks:
12. Turn Off The World
13. Fighter

The pre-order has started and is available here:

MSG is:
Michael Schenker | Lead Guitar
Ronnie Romero | Vocals
Bodo Schopf | Drums
Steve Mann | Keyboards/Guitars
Barend Courbois | Bass

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Photo Credit: Tina Korhonen