A message from Pure Steel Records

29-03-2019: No, it’s not a message from hell. It’s a message from the headquarters of Pure Steel Records. “It’s an Exciting time here at PURE STEEL RECORDS ® as a NEW ANNOUNCEMENT regarding the new PICTURE album is coming soon! Keep checking back here for the OFFICIAL word!” Meanwhile see the band in Concert! GO to our EVENTS page for further details!!


Picture confirms gig in São Paulo

25-02-2019: Dia 16 de junho 2019, no Manifesto Bar, em São Paulo/SP!!!! June 16 2019, at the Manifesto Bar, in São Paulo / SP! Buy your tickets here!


Jan Bechtum guest DJ on Metal Express Radio

19-11-2018: This coming Friday November 23rd PICTURE guitarist Jan Bechtum will be the guest DJ in the radio programme The Friday DJ Guest Show broadcasted by Metal Express Radio. He will present 10 of the band’s favourite tracks. Metal Express Radio can be received worldwide trough their website. Tune in at 15:00 and 21:00 CET/ 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. EST this Friday to hear the show! Tune in here!

Pure Steel Records will release “Warhorse” on limited double vinyl

30-10-2018: For those who love the magic sound of vinyl records and PICTURE we have some amazing news today! Pure Steel Records will release the album “Warhorse” on double vinyl. The release date of  “Warhorse” on limited double vinyl edition is December 14th, 2018. The pre-order phase will start on November 30th, 2018 in the webshop of Pure Steel Records. The Album will release in a limited Edition of 300 black copies, 1 Bonustrack and insert.

The ninth and so far last studio album from 2012 of the Dutch heroes PICTURE is currently being made available on classic vinyl. The only minor flaw on this work is the absence of original singer Ronald van Prooijen, who has returned to the band recently. Of course Pete Lovell, who sang in PICTURE in the mid-1980s and for a decade from 2007 to 2017, did a good job on ‘Warhorse’ too. And Pete Lovell has a damn powerful voice, that fits as well in European Hard Rock and NWoBHM and is even convincing every American Hard Rocker. Friends of PICTURE should take their chance now, but also fans from SAXON to DEMON will be satisfied when listening to stylish and powerful heavy metal like this one.

Side A
1. Battle Plan
2. Shadow Of The Damned
3. Rejected
4. Edge Of Hell
Side B
5. The King Is Losing His Crown
6. Think I lost My Way
7. Killer In My Sights
Side C
1. My Kinda Woman
2. The Price I Pay
3. War Horse
Side D
4. We’re Not Alone
5. Stand My Ground
6. Eternal Dark MMXI
7. Choosing Your Sign (Live, Bonustrack)
Total Playing Time: 60:49 min

Pete Lovell – vocals
Mike Ferguson – guitars
Rinus Vreugdenhil – bass
Peter Bourbon – guitars
Laurens “Bakkie” Bakker – drums

Special guests on “Choosing Your Sign”
Jan Bechtum – guitars
Rob van Enkhuijzen – guitars

Rehearsal footage of a brand new Picture song

12-10-2018: Today Picture unveiled one of the brand new songs wich will be released on the new studio album in 2019. It’s called “Line of life”. The video was recorded during a rehearsal session in Get Rhythm in Ridderkerk, The Netherlands. Video footage made by Rick Klaaijsen.

Jan Bechtum live on Radio Rock of Ages

02-10-2018: TONIGHT!!!!! Between 21:00 and 22:00hrs. CET Picture guitarist Jan Bechtum LIVE on the radio about the new live album and the forthcoming studio album! Tune in at:

New Picture studio album in 2019

02-09-2018: Picture had a very successful year with several great gigs throughout Europe. This concluded with the signing of the world wide record deal with Pure Steel Records. In fall 2018 the long awaited live album with the classic Picture line-up will be officially released.

But Picture is not going to stop there!
They are working on a NEW studio album with all new material to be released in the first half of 2019. So keep your heavy metal ears open and follow the news closely on this site!


New Picture live album revealed

26-08-2018: During the gig yesterday in Ommen (Netherlands) while celebrating 40 years of Picture the band revealed their forthcoming release: Picture Live!! 40 Years Heavy Metal Ears 1978-2018. It will be their first new release since “Warhorse” (2012) and will be distributed by Pure Steel Records.

The album will be released in November 2018 worldwide. It will be for sale in several stores and webshops all over the world. Before that we have a LIMITED supply for our most loyal fans in our webshop:


Track list:

01. You’re All Alone
02. Get Back Or You’ll fall
03. Message From Hell
04. Nighthunter
05. The Hangman
06. Nighttiger
07. No no no
08. Old Dogs New Tricks
09. Live By The Sword
10. Eternal Dark
11. Diamond Dreamer
12. Heavy Metal Ears
13. Unemployed
14. Bombers
15. Lady Lightning
16. You Can Go
17. Spend The Night With You

Picture will reveal new live album tonight

25-08-2018: This is a very special day for the Dutch metalband Picture. Today is not only the birthday of our lead singer Ronald van Prooijen but we also celebrate 40 years of Picture tonight in Ommen (Netherlands) at Calluna. During this night we will reveal our brand new live album. Stay tuned for more details! Or follow us on Twitter.