Whether it was lack of hits, marketing or they were simply another victim of grunge music is unknown, but the record did not live up to expectations.
The band more or less broke up after the lack of success with this record, leaving only founding members Ron Atkins and Ken Hammer. They would not quit so recruited drummer Michael Fast and bass player Kenn Jackson, and went on to record Sin-Decade in with Metallica 's producer Flemming Rasmussen. The band did very well in Japan in the first half of the s and have a large fanbase there.
The Asian audience has a special craving for Pretty Maids' ballads and more soft repertoire. In however, the band really surprised the fans and critics by releasing the storming Scream.
This was an altogether heavier and guitar-lead approach which gained numerous plaudits and saw the band release their first live album, Screamin' Live. The follow-up Spooked , released in , was regarded by many as an instant classic, maintaining the energy and heaviness of Scream whilst still capturing the quintessential melody that is Pretty Maids.
In the Danish heavy rockers released the album Carpe Diem. A touch more melodic than their previous offerings - a fact that hasn't gone down too well with certain factions of their fan-base, but this is still a classic album which has all the Pretty Maids trademarks in abundance.
In Pretty Maids released the album Planet Panic which was a trip back to the heavier sides of their catalogue. In their management company Rock On went bankrupt due to some unwise business moves in September This left Pretty Maids in a bad financial situation and also left them with a lot of legal problems as well as lot of business and copyright mess.
Lead guitarist Ken Hammer was struck by a heart attack on December 6, He has since recovered completely and has been on stage numerous times since the incident.
As of July the drummer since , Michael Fast, decided to leave before the recording of Wake Up to the Real World - an album that was originally intended to be released in , but the initial recordings was postponed to the summer of On May 14, , Pretty Maids released their twelfth studio album, Pandemonium , through Frontiers Records , which was named one of their best albums [ citation needed ].
Rene Shades has replaced Hal Patino. Ronnie Atkins has called it the band's "best album song by song". In December , Pretty Maids announced that their fifteenth studio album is set to be released in Pretty Maids released their fifteenth studio album Kingmaker on November 4, through Frontiers Records. Pretty Maids. Japan Music Network,Inc. Retrieved August 17, Retrieved August 29, GfK Entertainment Charts.
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