This year for Christmas, I wrote with my band Picture and Waldin Roes a song for all of you, friends near and far.
A carefree song, without too many pretensions, a strong and gentle song, like a true Abruzzese, a song that you almost think is yet another bullshit but when you have listened to it well … intensely I mean … it stays inside you like that good wine that you were drinking.
A song about love, the one between people, the one of the heart, that pure feeling that we think is going to disappear, of course the period is what it is but what the heck, it will have to end.
A Christmas song written in one breath, like this sonnet that I’m sure Proietti or Sordi would have appreciated, written with a trembling hand and turned with little pretense because you know, at Christmas what we love most are surprises!
Great festival performance at Bang Your Head 2019. New Images and sound from the upcoming live CD!!!
This terrible news reached us today (July 31, 2020):
Hello everyone. This is Shmoulik’s wife. I wanted to let you all know that at 4:58 he lost his battle and passed away. Please celebrate the man, the legend. Goodbye my love — we all love you.
We will miss you and would have really wanted to do some tours with you to celebrate this album but it wasn’t to be.
Our thoughts and prayers go to your wife and next of kin.
Godspeed Sammy Shmoulik Avigal!
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2. YOU’RE ALL ALONE 04:07
3. GET BACK OR YOU FALL 03:26
4. MESSAGE FROM HELL 04:06
5. NIGHT HUNTER 03:30
6. LITTLE ANNIE 04:22
7. NO NO NO 03:30
8. NIGHTTIGER 03:50
9. ETERNAL DARK 05:41
10. LIVE BY THE SWORD 05:42
11. HEAVY METAL EARS 03:18
12. DIAMOND DREAMER 04:23
13. LINE OF LIFE 03:45
14. UNEMPLOYED 05:43
15. BOMBERS 05:31
16. LADY LIGHTNING 09:26
17. THE HANGMAN 03:27
18. YOU CAN GO 05:15
It is with sadness that we have to say goodbye to Ronald van Prooijen as singer of our band. Due to personal circumstances he will no longer be able to put enough time and effort in the band. We are however very grateful for the years we worked together and thank Ronald for the excitement and professionalism he brought to help Picture with our new gained success since 2016. We will miss him and his phenomenal stage presence.
Of course, this will not be the end of Picture. We will go on with a new lead singer: the Italian heavy metal vocalist Phoenix Reborn. We have met him through Appie’s Iron Maiden tribute band “IJzeren Maagden” where he is also the lead singer.
After one rehearsal we knew he was our man. He is very happy to join us and take his own musical career one step further. Picture welcomes him with great excitement, and you can expect equally great shows very soon.