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.

Picture sign worldwide deal with Pure Steel Records

01-08-2018: Dutch Heavy Metal Legends PICTURE have signed a world-wide deal with Pure Steel Records.The deal will be for the bands all NEW Live Album titled “PICTURE LIVE: 40 Years Heavy Metal Ears, 1978-2018”. The album will feature the definitive Classic line-up. As part of the deal, PICTURE have also announced the release, for the first time on vinyl, “Old Dog New Tricks” from 2009 and “War Horse” from 2012. Details will be forthcoming!


Picture is, arguably, the very first Dutch Hard Rock band to be the Breakout band of its Native Country. Historically, the band have released seven albums. They have toured world-wide and extensively throughout the world with other legends and stalwarts such as, AC/DC, Saxon, Ted Nugent, Rose Tattoo and April Wine. Along with notable headlining tours of Germany, Italy and of course, their home land.

Their place in Rock folklore is now further cemented with the forthcoming release of their new live album! Join us in Welcoming one of the most innovative Rock Acts in all of Heavy Metal!


(Source: Pure Steel Records)

Picture will headline Power Of The Night Festival

25-06-2018: Just confirmed today! Picture will headline next month on July 27th Power Of The Night Festival in Nicosia, Cyprus. Click here for more info and tickets.

Jan Bechtum live on Concierto Hit Radio

19-05-2018: Fasten your seatbells and get ready for another Picture radio show! This time Picture guitarist Jan Bechtum will be the guest in a radio show from the Mexican radio station Concierto Hit Radio. Jan, will talk about the 40 years of the band, their past and future plans. Also, will the band come to Mexico? Listen to it exclusively … Wednesday, May 23. 1:00 pm LA. 4:00 pm NY. 3:00 pm CDMX. 9:00 pm UK. 10:00 pm Holland. Tune in HERE!

Strong coffee with Picture

14-05-2018:  All you need is strong coffee with Picture to start the day!!! Just €13.36! Buy any 2 and get 15% off! Buy any 4 and get 20% off!! How cool is that?? (Also available as a tall size and as an exclusive travel mug) Order here and give your coffee heavy metal ears.

Podcast Picture Radio Show

27-03-2018: In case you’ve missed the Picture radio special on Omroep Vlaardingen the broadcast is available as a stream here and also as a free download here. Enjoy!!!

Laurens Bakker (well, a part of him), Irmgard Fool and Rien Vreugdenhil in the Omroep Vlaardingen studio