New singer for Picture

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.

Wings released on vinyl!

The album “Wings” by PICTURE on Vinyl is available in our webshop. The limited Vinyl edition consists 300 pieces and insert on black vinyl.
Enjoy the great vinyl sound quality!

Great new t-shirt of the Picture album WINGS

Great new t-shirt of the Picture album WINGS – Available now in our webshop!

Only 15 Euro’s (+ shipping)

Wings officially released!!!

16-08-2019: Picturemaniacs, the wait is over!!!  Today is the official releasedate of the new album by PICTURE “Wings”. The album is now available as CD and download.


Order your copy today in our webshop!
Order your copy today at the Pure Steel webshop
Also available for download
Listen the complete album on Spotify now!


New album “Wings” Pre-Order phase has started!

01-08-2019: The pre-order phase for the new PICTURE album “Wings” on CD starts in the webshop of Pure Steel Records! Save 1 Euro for the CD during the pre-order time. The official releasedate of the album is the 16th of August 2019.

Brand new videoclip of Picture released!

11-07-2019: PICTURE has released a new video for the song “Stroke”. As a reminder to all of you, the 10th and new Picture Album “Wings” is set for release on August 16th, 2019. The pre-order phase will begin on August 2nd, 2019 through our Webshop!

About the song itself, guitarist Jan Bechtum recently stated:
“This song is about the stroke by Rinus Vreugdenhil (bass) had a few years back, about his life before, during and the fight to a comeback after the stroke”. “Wings” was recorded Winter/Spring 2019 at Red Pack Productions in Ridderkerk (The Netherlands). The Engineer and producer of the album was Jonathan Merrelaar.

Picture brand new single: “Line of life” out now!

27-06-2019: Today Pure Steel Records has released a brand new single of PICTURE. You can hear it on the Bandcamp Page of Pure Steel. The song is called “Line of life” and is taken from the upcoming album “Wings”. We hope you will enjoy it!

Picture to release 10th studio album “Wings” in August

Picture12-06-2019: Dutch hard rock / heavy metal band Picture issue tenth full-length studio album “Wings” on August 16th, 2019 through Pure Steel Records. “Wings” was recorded with producer Jonathan Merrelaar at Red Pack Productions in Ridderkerk, Netherlands. Cover artwork was created by Korine Varekamp and Picture guitarist Jan Bechtum.



01. ‘Line Of Life’
02. ‘Wings’
03. ‘Little Annie’
04. ‘Is It Real’
05. ‘Blown Away’
06. ‘No Place To Hide’
07. ‘Empty Room’
08. ‘Never Enough’
09. ‘Still Standing’
10. ‘Stroke’

Picture’s line-up is as follows:

Ronald van Prooijen (lead vocals)
Jan Bechtum (guitar and backing vocals)
Appie de Gelder (guitar, keyboards and backing vocals)
Rinus Vreugdenhil (bass)
Laurens “Bakkie” Bakker (drums)

Picture unveils artwork new album

05-04-2019: For those who can’t wait or can’t get enough of news about the brand new PICTURE album….. here is the artwork for the album “Wings”. Drawing is made by Korine Varekamp. The artwork is made by PICTURE guitarist Jan Bechtum.


Statement by Jan Bechtum

04-04-2019: We think we have your attention right now! Because it’s about a statement from one of the PICTURE members. What’s happening???? Well, a lot in the most positive way! Let’s start with first things first…. the title of the new PICTURE album will be “Wings“. And for now a statement made by PICTURE guitarist Jan Bechtum.

“Great news! We have finalized the recording of the new studio album. The album will be called “WINGS” (which is also a meaningful song on the album). At the moment, our engineer and producer is working on the final mix and we couldn’t be more happy with the sound and the songs. The album contains 10 songs including the longer, epic “Stroke”. This song is about the stroke Rinus had a few years back, about his life before, during and the fight to a comeback after the stroke. I also finalized the artwork for the cover. Expect classic Picture songs with a modern sound. We are extremely proud. The release date for “Wings” will be announced soon!!!” – Jan Bechtum

Ronald van Prooijen – vocals
Jan Bechtum – guitars, backing vocals
Rinus Vreugdenhil – bass
Appie de Gelder – guitars, backing vocals
Laurens “Bakkie” Bakker – drums

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