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

Picture Radio Show

24-03-2018: On Tuesday 27th 2018 members of Picture will be special guests during the radioshow of host Irmgard Fool on Omroep Vlaardingen, a Dutch local radio station. The lady of the show will speak with the members about their 40 years of Picture in past present and future. Of course you will hear some great classics from the band but also some of their favourite music and news about their new album. Almost one hour of Picture live on the radio! The programme will be in Dutch. After the show the programme will be available as a free podcast. The show starts this Tuesday on 19:00hrs CET. Live streams are available on the website of Omroep Vlaardingen.

Red Pack Productions will produce new Picture album

18-03-2018: Hot from the press news about the long awaited brand new Picture album. The album will be recorded and mixed by Red Pack Productions in Ridderkerk, The Netherlands. Jonathan Merrelaar is the master of recording who will put the sound of Picture to the next level.

Appie, Rien and Jonathan in the studio of Red Pack Productions

Picture live at Courts Of Chaos Festival

22-02-2018: For the first time in their 40 years Picture will do a live gig in France! They will play on May 12th 2018 during the Courts Of Chaos Festival in Plozévet. Tickets are already available. For all the info you need and to order your tickets you can visit this page.

Picture will play on Metal Assault VIII

05-01-2018: PICTURE will be part of the line up of the Metal Assault Festival next month on Febr 17th in Würzburg, Germany @ Posthalle. Click here for all the information and tickets sale you need to know!

All the best for 2018!

31-12-2017: To all our friends all over the world! Picture is back in 2018 with a live CD and new songs! Stay metal and of course…. Happy Newyear!!!