Pink Cream 69 was founded in 1987 by singer Andi Deris, guitarist Alfred Koffler, drummer Kosta Zafiriou, who were later joined by bassist Dennis Ward. Deris left the band in 1994 to join the famous Power Metal band Helloween and after auditioning various singers was replaced by the british David Readman.
The hard rockers from Pink Cream 69 are going to celebrate their thirtieth anniversary with the upcoming album Headstrong. It will have the same line-up from "Ceremonial" and will have the main goal to return to ther classic hard rock roots with ten new tracks. It is produced by the bassist and member of the band Dennis Ward.
As a special celebration gift, it will include s a bonus live album featuring songs from across the band's catalogue.
Ward says: "When we released our first album in 1989, we were proud to be a 'guitar band' that yielded powerful guitar riffs and soaring vocal melodies. Since the release of 'Ceremonial', it became evident to us that we had to take a step back to be able to make two steps forward, so we made a 'master plan': to resurrect our earliest form of songwriting incorporating these riffs and melodies, reducing the amount of keyboards and keeping the production to a minimum of sonic layers in order to be as true as possible to our sound — the sound of fat and crunchy guitars. I feel that the new 'Headstrong' album is a high-energy recording that redeems us as the powerful rock 'n' roll band we used to be. After weeks of cross checking the production, listening to the CD in my car, I take great pride in saying 'mission accomplished.' We look so very forward to presenting our new 'baby.'"