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Gaskin - "Sweet Dream Maker" (audio)

Οι Gaskin δημιουργήθηκαν το 1980 στην Αγγλία. Έμειναν ενεργοί για μία τριετία (κυκλοφορώντας δύο full length albums και ισάριθμα singles), κι επανήλθαν δριμύτεροι στο μεταίχμιο τούτης και της προηγούμενης δεκαετίας (κυκλοφορώντας δύο ακόμη "ολοκληρωμένους" δίσκους, μία συλλογή κι ένα ep).

Το ντεμπούτο των Gaskin φέρει τον τίτλο "End of the World". Πρωτοκυκλοφόρησε το 1981 και γνώρισε αρκετές επανεκδόσεις. Η πιο πρόσφατη "βγήκε" τον περασμένο Σεπτέμβριο (βινύλιο από την High Roller Records σε μόλις 500 "κομμάτια")...

Band: Gaskin
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Location: Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, England
Status: Active
Formed in: 1980
Genre: NWOBHM
Lyrical themes: Introspection
Years active: 1980-1983, 1996, 2000-present

Ο δίσκος των Gaskin "End of the World"
Audio: "Sweet Dream Maker"
Album: "End of the World"
Type: Full length

Release date: 1981
Label: Rondelet
Format: 12" vinyl (33⅓ RPM)

Re-release date: September 14th, 2018
Label: High Roller Records
Format: 12" vinyl (33⅓ RPM)
Limitation: 500 copies

Band members:
Paul Gaskin - Vocals, Guitars
Stef Prokopczuk (R.I.P. 2008) - Bass
Dave Norman - Drums

Miscellaneous staff:
Roy Neave - Engineering
Dave Norman - Logo
Danny Flynn - Cover art


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Symptomen - "Mud of Death" (lyric video)

Welcome to Brazil. Θα μπορούσε να είναι τουριστικό σλόγκαν υποδοχής. Όμως πρόκειται για heavy metal album. Πρόκειται για τον τρίτο "ολοκληρωμένο" δίσκο των Symptomen και κυκλοφόρησε προ μηνός. Οι Symptomen μας έρχονται από την Βραζιλία. Δημιουργήθηκαν προ οκτατίας και στόχος τους είναι να: «play Heavy Metal with energy, heavy instrumental parts and good lyrics»...

Το video των Symptomen για το "Mud of Death" από το album "Welcome to Brazil"
Band: Symptomen
Country of origin: Brazil
Location: Tatuí, São Paulo
Formed in: 2011
Genre: Heavy Metal
Years active: 2011-present

Lyric video: "Mud of Death"
Video by: Rafael Braz
Album: "Welcome to Brazil"
Type: Full length
Release date: December 16th, 2018
Label: MS Metal Records
Format: CD

Track listing:
1. Mud of Death 06:09
2. Welcome to Brazil 05:35
3. Hail to the King 04:50
4. Toxic Life 05:24
5. Nation's Disease 04:27
6. Born in Hell 03:20
7. Brazil I Am 04:22
8. Sinners 06:11
9. The End of Our Days 06:48

Band members:
Iago Pedroso - Lead Guitar, Vocals
Tiago R. Floyd - Lead Guitar, Backing vocals
Manassés Procópio - Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals
Ricardo Menezes - Drums, Backing Vocals

Symptomen: «Mud of Death portrays the Mariana-MG catastrophe, considered the greatest environmental catastrophe in the country's history, which caused and still causes serious problems for the population and nature.»


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Thrust - "Blood King" (video)

Οι Thrust μας έρχονται από τις Η.Π.Α. Δημιουργήθηκαν στις αρχές των 80ies και παραμένουν ενεργοί μέχρι τις ημέρες μας. Τέσσερις "ολοκληρωμένοι" δίσκοι, δύο demos, ένα split (μαζί με τους Lazer House) και μία συλλογή ο απολογισμός τους. Εν έτει 2018 επέστρεψαν δισκογραφικά μετά από τρία χρόνια. Ο διάδοχος του album "Reincarnation" τιτλοφορείται "Harvest Of Souls" και κυκλοφόρησε στα τέλη Απριλίου. Από την 80ies "φρουρά" υπάρχει (στην μπάντα) μόνο ο κιθαρίστας Ron Cooke...

Το video των Thrust για το "Blood King" από το album "Harvest Of Souls"
Band: Thrust
Country of origin: United States
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Status: Active
Formed in: 1981
Genre: Heavy / Power Metal

Video: "Blood King"
Album: "Harvest Of Souls"
Type: Full length
Release date: April 27th, 2018 (CD)
Release date: July 27th, 2018 (LP)
Label: Pure Steel Records

Track listing:
01. Deceiver
02. Immortal
03. Kill or Be Killed
04. Sorceress
05. Shadow of the Cross
06. Blood King
07. Possessed
08. Feel the Pain
09. End of Time
10. One Step from the Grave

Band members:
Ron Cooke - guitars
Eric Claro - vocals
Angel Rodriguez - guitars
Ray Gervais - bass
Joe Rezendes - drums


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Facing Fear - "Hell's Killer" (single)

Το τραγούδι των Facing Fear "Hell's Killer" από το album "Ana Jansen"
Οι Facing Fear μας έρχονται από την Βραζιλία. Δημιουργήθηκαν προ τριετίας κι αγαπούν το New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM).

Αναφέρουν ως επιρροές συγκροτήματα όπως οι Angel Witch, Satan, Iron Maiden, Accept, Demon, Judas Priest, Grim Reaper, Ambush, Skullfist, Harppia κι έχουν κυκλοφορήσει ένα single κι ένα ep (πρόπερσι και τα δύο).

Ο πρώτος "ολοκληρωμένος" δίσκος των Βραζιλιάνων metallers είναι προ των πυλών. Φέρει τον τίτλο "Ana Jansen" κι αναμένεται τον προσεχή Μάρτιο...

Δελτίο τύπου: «Hi, Rockers! We bring news! Facing Fear has just signed with the great label Classic Metal Records! And to celebrate this partnership, we're gonna release the first single from the album Ana Jansen, called "Hell's Killer". It's gonna take on the January, 13th, Sunday. Facing is Rock!»

Band: Facing Fear
Country of origin: Brazil
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro
Formed in: 2016
Genre: Heavy Metal
Lyrical themes: War, Politics, Legends, Heavy metal
Years active: 2016-present

Audio: "Hell's Killer"
Album: "Ana Jansen"
Type: Full length
Release date: March 2019
Label: Classic Metal Records

Band members:
Terry Painkiller - Vocals
Raphael Dantas - Guitars
Nathalia Souza - Bass
Vall Maranhão - Drums


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By Your Leave - "The Unquiet Shadow" (ep)

Νέο συγκρότημα οι By Your Leave. Μας έρχονται από την Αγγλία, φωτογραφίζονται με μάσκες κι αναφέρουν ως επιρροές μπάντες όπως οι Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Hell, Ghost, Alice Cooper, Arthur Brown. Στις αρχές Δεκεμβρίου κυκλοφόρησαν το ντεμπούτο τους. Πρόκειται για ep τεσσάρων τραγουδιών, το οποίο φέρει τον τίτλο "The Unquiet Shadow" και κυκλοφόρησε αυτοχρηματοδοτούμενο σε cd και σε ψηφιακή μορφή...

Βιογραφικό: «We are By Your Leave, heavy Metal from far away! We tell the tales of the lands of Kaldorath and the stories of the Invigilate Order. We will be seeing you very soon...»

Δελτίο τύπου: «An ongoing story about the parties adventures in the realm of Kaldorath, featuring the diplomatic missions of the Ambassador, the dangerous poison of Dreamstalker, the evil Tomb Of The Pharaohs and the Escape From The Dark City.»

Το ep των By Your Leave "The Unquiet Shadow"
Band: By Your Leave
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Genre: Heavy Metal

Album: "The Unquiet Shadow"
Type: EP
Release date: December 7th, 2018
Label: Independent
Format: CD, Digital

Track listing:
1. Hell to Pay 03:32
2. Dreamstalker 04:12
3. Tomb of the Pharaohs 05:14
4. Escape From The Dark City (Demo) 03:40

Band members:
The Preator - Vocals
The Ambassador - Guitar
The Executioner - Bass
The Servator - Drums

All songs by: By Your Leave
Produced by: By Your Leave
Recorded and engineered by: Lewis Hindmarsh, Adam Sayers


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Anthem - "Black Empire" (video)

Το βίντεο των Anthem για το "Black Empire" από το album "Nucleus"
Band: Anthem
Country of origin: Japan
Location: Tokyo
Formed in: 1981
Genre: Heavy Metal
Years active: 1981-1992, 2000-present

Video: "Black Empire"
Album: "Black Empire"
Type: Single
Release date: December 17th, 2018
Label: Nuclear Blast
Format: Digital

Album: "Nucleus"
Type: Full length
Release date: March 29th, 2019
Label: Nuclear Blast
Format: CD, CD+DVD (Japanese Limited)

Track listing:
01. Immortal Bind
02. Black Empire
03. Overload
04. Stranger
05. Linkage
06. Eternal Warrior
07. Ghost in the Flame
08. Venom Strike
09. Awake
10. Omega Man
11. Pain
12. Echoes in the Dark
13. Unbroken Sign

Band members:
Naoto Shibata - Bass
Yukio Morikawa - Vocals
Akio Shimizu - Guitars
Isamu Tamaru - Drums

Δελτίο τύπου: «Formed in Tokyo in 1981, ANTHEM turned heads with their intense and heated performances. They released their major debut, "Anthem" in 1985 and continued to tour relentlessly. The band's popularity grew with the release of their 2nd album, "Tightrope" (1986), and they were able to break into the American market with their 3rd full length, "Bound To Break" (1987).

Vocalist Eizo Sakamoto left shortly after, and was replaced by Yukio Morikawa for "Gypsy Ways" (1988) and "Hunting Time" (1989), both extremely successful releases which cemented their reputation as leaders of Japanese traditional heavy metal.

Following the release of "No Smoke Without Fire" (1990) and many auditions, ANTHEM found their new guitarist, Akio Shimizu, who was 21 at the time. Impressed with his talent, leader Naoto Shibata decided to finish their next album, "Domestic Booty" (1992) with Shimizu, before disbanding after the release tour.

The band’s return was spurred by 2000’s "Heavy Metal Anthem" - an album of ANTHEM songs rearranged by Naoto and Akio, featuring Graham Bonnet’s vocals. Its release and subsequent Japan tour led to huge demand among fans for an ANTHEM comeback.

Instead of reforming the original lineup, Shibata decided to move forward by writing new music with a new lineup of Akio Shimizu (guitar), Eiji Ohtake (vocals) and Hirotsugu Honma (drums). They released a total of 5 studio albums between 2001 and 2010 - "Seven Hills", "Overload", "Eternal Warrior", "Black Empire" and "Heraldic Device" - proving that ANTHEM was very much an “active” band.

To further strengthen their position at the top of Japan’s metal scene, ANTHEM switched labels for the 2012 release of "Burning Oath" - on which guest musician Isamu Tamaru played drums on all but one song. Though still an official member at the time, a performance-affecting injury that Homma could not fully recover from led to his eventual departure.

At the end of 2013, Naoto recruited Yukio to rejoin the band, and support drummer Isamu became a permanent member to finalize the current lineup of Shibata Naoto (bass), Akio Shimizu (guitar), Yukio Morikawa (vocals) and Isamu Tamaru (drums). Akio Shimizu also works as a producer for other Japanese artists, and has shared the stage with MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST as a guest guitarist on their September 2018 Japan tour.

ANTHEM put out 15th album, "Absolute World" in 2014 and celebrated a successful 30th anniversary tour the following year. From the release of 2016’s "Engraved" to its subsequent nationwide tour, the band found themselves busy on nationwide tours of Japan, proving that ANTHEM to be at an all-time high - all of which was captured for tour documentary "Attitude 2017 -Live and documents-" released in February 2018.

Now in 2018, ANTHEM have signed to Nuclear Blast Records (for the European territory) to break into the worldwide market. The first release will be their greatest hits album, completely re-recorded with English lyrics!

This re-recorded greatest hits, "Nucleus" which includes a variety of their classics is a monumental work, perfectly demonstrating the musical quality of ANTHEM and proving that they can be ranked as a top-notch band even in the international market.»


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Uriah Heep - "Knocking At My Door" (lyric video)

Δισκογραφική επιστροφή πέρυσι για τους Uriah Heep μετά από τέσσερα χρόνια. Ο διάδοχος του album "Outsider" (2014) και 25ος στουντιακός full length συνολικά του θρυλικού συγκροτήματος τιτλοφορείται "Living the Dream" και "βγήκε" τον περασμένο Σεπτέμβριο...

Δελτίο τύπου: «Uriah Heep have released their highly anticipated brand new studio album - the 25th in their storied career - titled, appropriately enough, “Living The Dream”. "We have been together for 47 years and we have seen many bands come and go, so in effect we are 'Still Living The Dream,' so it was the perfect title for the new album," says Uriah Heep guitarist and founding member Mick Box.

Famed Canadian engineer, Jay Ruston has been called in to produce the album. Mick continues: "We chose Jay because we admire his work with The Winery Dogs, Stone Sour, Black Star Riders, Paul Gilbert, and Europe. Jay has either produced, mixed orboth for these bands, and he brought a fresh approach to Heep.

He has been marvellous to work with."The band is beyond excited with the material written for the new album, which will include some epic additions to the band's huge catalog of rock staples and looks forward to sharing it with their fans around the world.

Uriah Heep debuted in 1970 with the release of one of hard rock's milestones, Very 'eavy... Very 'umble, and have since sold in excess of 30 million albums worldwide. They constantly tour the world, playing up to 125 shows a year to 500,000+ fans.

The band's live set features the classic tracks from the '70s and is a musical journey from the band's beginnings to the present day. FOR FANS OF: Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, The Who, UFO, Nazareth, W.A.S.P.»

Το βίντεο των Uriah Heep για το "Knocking At My Door" από το album "Living The Dream"
Band: Uriah Heep
Country of origin: England
Location: London
Formed in: 1969
Genre: Hard rock
Years active: 1969-present

Lyric video: "Knocking At My Door"
Album: "Living The Dream"
Type: Full length
Release date: September 14th, 2018
Recorded: January 2018
Label: Frontiers Records
Producer: Jay Ruston

Track listing:
01. Grazed by Heaven
02. Living the Dream
03. Take Away My Soul
04. Knocking at My Door
05. Rocks in the Road
06. Waters Flowin’
07. It’s All Been Said
08. Goodbye to Innocence
09. Falling Under Your Spell
10. Dreams of Yesteryear
11. Take Away My Soul (alternate version / Bonus Track - CD/DVD Deluxe Edition)

Bonus DVD:
01. Grazed By Heaven Music Video
02. Take Away My Soul Music Video
03. Making The Dream Documentary

Band members:
Mick Box - Guitars, Vocals
Phil Lanzon - Keyboards, Vocals
Bernie Shaw - Lead Vocals
Russell Gilbrook - Drums, Vocals
Dave Rimmer - Bass, Vocals


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Booze Control - "Forgotten Lands" (audio)

Booze Control: Γερμανικό συγκρότημα κλασικού heavy metal. Δημιουργήθηκε προ δεκαετίας κι έχει κυκλοφορήσει τρεις "ολοκληρωμένους" δίσκους. Ο τέταρτος είναι προ των πυλών. Φέρει τον τίτλο "Forgotten Lands" κι αναμένεται τον επόμενο μήνα...

Το τραγούδι των Booze Control "Forgotten Lands" από το ομότιτλο album
Band: Booze Control
Country of origin: Germany
Location: Braunschweig, Lower Saxony
Formed in: 2009
Genre: Heavy Metal
Years active: 2009-present

Audio: "Forgotten Lands"
Album: "Forgotten Lands"
Type: Full length
Release date: February 22nd, 2019
Label: Gates of Hell Records
Format: CD, LP, Digital

Track listing:
01. Forgotten Lands 03:54
02. Attack Of The Axemen 04:41
03. The Nameless 04:09
04. Of The Deep 05:05
05. Spellbound 04:03
06. Slaying Mantis 03:57
07. Playing With Fire 04:09
08. Thanatos 04:19
09. Doom Of Sargoth 04:23
10. Cydonian Sands 08:08

Band members:
Steffen Kurth - Bass
Lauritz "Lore" Jilge - Drums
Jendrik Seiler - Guitars
David Kuri - Vocals, Guitars


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Kaisas - "Steamin'" (lyric video)

Το βίντεο των Kaisas για το "Steamin'" από το album Martyria"
Την Τρίτη 8 Ιανουαρίου συμπληρώθηκαν 28 χρόνια από τον θάνατο του κιθαρίστα των Def Leppard, Steve "Steamin'" Clark. Το συγκρότημα Kaisas συνέθεσαν το τραγούδι "Steamin'" στην μνήμη του. Το κομμάτι θα περιλαμβάνεται στον καινούριο δίσκο της μπάντας του Babis Kaisas ("Martyria") που θα κυκλοφορήσει στα τέλη Φεβρουαρίου.

Οι Kaisas είναι το προσωπικό σχήμα του Θεσσαλονικιού συνθέτη - κιθαρίστα - μπασίστα Babis Kaisas. Του δημιούργησε όταν διαλύθηκε το προηγούμενο συγκρότημα του, οι Zandem. Έχουν κυκλοφορήσει δύο δίσκους ("Unify" - 2011, "Degitalize" - 2014)...

Δελτίο τύπου: «This January 8th, marks the 28th anniversary of the passing of guitarist Steve Clark. Babis Kaisas and his project Kaisas, decided to honor the iconic guitar player, with a song on their new, long awaited album "Martyria" (5 years after the previous "Degitalize"). "Steamin' is the first promo lyric video from the new album, that will be released on 22 February 2019 by Sleaszy Rider Records.»

Babis Kaisas: «Steve was, is, and always will be, a great influence on me, whether I want it or not. Even though I got into Def Leppard in the "Adrenalize" era, when Steve had already passed away, his ghost was present on the album, and I guess it's something that haunted me ever since, as I became a fan, and Leppard defined a lot of my musical taste.

The thought of honoring him (and them), crossed my mind a few times, but the song didn't actually become "Steamin'" till his nickname just jumped in my head while listening over and over to the instrumental piece that it was at the time. It came really naturally. After that, I knew what I had to do. Try and tell Steve's story. From what I've read, seen, heard... God bless you Steve, there's a lot of people that still miss you... »

Band: Kaisas
Country of origin: International
Genre: Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
Lyric video: "Steamin'"

Album: "Martyria"
Type: Full length
Release date: February 22nd, 2019
Label: Sleaszy Rider Records


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Brainstorm - "Secrets And Related Lies" (audio)

Το συγκρότημα Brainstorm
Αύριο αρχίζει η "Midnight Ghost" tour των Brainstorm (με support groups τους Mob Rules και τους Gloryful). Για την "διαφημίσουν" οι Γερμανοί metallers κυκλοφόρησαν νέο τραγούδι υπό τον τίτλο "Secrets And Related Lies". Ο δωδέκατος συνολικά full length δίσκος των Γερμανών power metallers τιτλοφορείται "Midnight Ghost" και κυκλοφόρησε τον περασμένο Σεπτέμβριο...

Brainstorm: «We’ll embark on our “Midnight Ghost” European tour on January 17th, which is about to become a huge highlight for us”, vocalist Andy B. Franck states. “We thank our awesome fans for their great support and making “Midnight Ghost” one of most successful releases in Brainstorm history.

Now it’s time to celebrate and we want to see you all on the tour. As a gift for our loyal fans, today we launch a brand new, previously unreleased track, for you to enjoy. “Secrets And Related Lies” lyrically deals with virtual violence, abuse and loss of trust.»


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Lemuria - "Deceptive Hibernation" (lyric video)

Δισκογραφική επιστροφή για τους Lemuria μετά από εννέα χρόνια. Το νέο δισκογραφικό πόνημα των Βέλγων metallers φέρει τον τίτλο "The Hysterical Hunt"και κυκλοφορεί μεθαύριο. Οι Lemuria μας έρχονται από την Αμβέρσα. Δημιουργήθηκαν (ως Spinal Chill) στα τελειώματα του προηγούμενου αιώνα, αρέσκονται στο συμφωνικό black metal κι έχουν κυκλοφορήσει δύο "ολοκληρωμένους" δίσκους, ένα demo κι ένα single...

Δελτίο τύπου: «Lemuria is a symphonic black metal band from Belgium, mixing heavy music with orchestral, bombastic scores and daring instrumental and symphonic parts. On the 18th of January 2019, the new album "The Hysterical Hunt" will be released on Massacre Records. Stay tuned, for a new chapter of symphonic black metal!»

Band: Lemuria
Country of origin: Belgium
Location: Antwerp, Antwerp
Formed in: 2001
Genre: Symphonic Black Metal
Lyrical themes: Mythology, Crusades
Years active: 1999-2001 (as Spinal Chill), 2001-?, ?-present

Το βίντεο των Lemuria για το "Deceptive Hibernation" από το album "The Hysterical Hunt"
Lyric video: "Deceptive Hibernation"
Video made by: Titanforged Productions
Album: "The Hysterical Hunt"
Type: Full length
Release date: January 18th, 2019
Label: Massacre Records
Format: CD

Track listing:
01. Prologue (The Land of the Beast) 02:01
02. A Plague upon the Land 04:50
03. The Hysterical Hunt 08:03
04. Between Man and Wolf 06:30
05. As Darkness Falls (instr) 01:07
06. Of Winter and Hell 06:25
07. A Secret Life 09:29
08. Deceptive Hibernation 05:02
09. An Elusive Monster (instr) 02:19
10. Endgame (The Impending Truth) 08:40
11. Epilogue (Before the Dawn) 04:22
12. A Dream that Never Came (bonus track) 03:41

Band members:
Bart De Prins - Bass
Vincent Pichal - Drums, Keyboards, Orchestrations
Gaël Sortino - Guitars (lead, acoustic)
Jeroen De Kooning - Guitars (rhythm)
Daan Swinnen - Vocals

Guest/Session:
Alexandra Kastrinakis - Vocals (female)
Herbert Flack - Vocals
Sophia Poppy Verrept - Vocals (female)

Miscellaneous staff:
Kris Verwimp - Artwork
Bert Vervoort - Recording & production
Yarne Heylen - Recording, mixing, mastering & production


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Burning Rain - "Midnight Train" (video)

Το βίντεο των Burning Rain για το "Midnight Train" από το album "Face the Music"
Band: Burning Rain
Video: "Midnight Train"
Album: "Face the Music"
Type: Full length
Release date: March 22nd, 2019
Label: Frontiers Music srl
Format: CD, Vinyl

Track listing:
01. Revolution
02. Lorelei
03. Nasty Hustle
04. Midnight Train
05. Shelter
06. Face The Music
07. Beautiful Road
08. Hit And Run
09. If It's Love
10. Hideaway
11. Since I'm Loving You

Band members:
Keith St. John - Vocals
Doug Aldrich - Guitar
Blas Elias - Drums
Brad Lang - Bass

Δελτίο τύπου: «BURNING RAIN, a hard rock band founded by guitarist extraordinaire Doug Aldrich (REVOLUTION SAINTS, THE DEAD DAISIES, EX-WHITESNAKE, DIO) and vocalist Keith St. John (MONTROSE, KINGDOM COME), are pleased to announce the release of their fourth studio album, Face the Music.

In conjunction with the album announcement, the band have shared the latest single, “Midnight Train,” along with an accompanying music video. When asked why the band chose to release “Midnight Train” as the first single, Aldrich explained, “when we were asked what song encompasses the sound of BURNING RAIN, ‘Midnight Train’ seemed like a good choice. It sounds fresh and heavy, but still sounds like us. Everyone will have different ideas about favorite songs and there are a number of tracks that could have been first, but we just went with ‘Midnight Train.’”

“’Midnight Train's' message, albeit fully ensconced in carnality, is about wanting something so brutally bad when you can't have it,” added St. John. “The main character here is basically a deeply tortured soul during all the daytime hours. The phallic likening to the train and its track along with the blackness, the bed of nails, and the cravings of the night are meant to further fortify the extremity of sexual addiction. Doug had all the basic music together including bass, drums, and all when he first played me a demo of the riff. I loved it immediately. The first ex-perimental vocal track I scatted out had the basic framework for the chorus, which we both felt had good potential, but the original verse began with a higher, bluesier part that seemed to not quite fit. After I fashioned a new verse with a lower, more growly approach, we both felt it really complimented the chorus and we knew this track was in good standing!”

BURNING RAIN was established in 1998 by guitarist Doug Aldrich and vocalist Keith St. John. After meeting through mutual friends, Aldrich and St. John commenced work on what would eventually become their self-titled debut album. The 1999 record established BURNING RAIN as a hungry yet seasoned group of musicians. Although the album was limited in its release, it did receive rave reviews from fans and critics alike for their take on heavy, blues-y hard rock. The following year, BURNING RAIN released the follow up, “Pleasure To Burn” which showed a matured Aldrich-St John collaboration that gained even higher praise than the first album.

In 2001, Aldrich joined DIO and later departed in 2003 as he was approached by David Coverdale to join a newly reformed Whitesnake, while St. John joined forces with guitar legend Ronnie Montrose. While still in Whitesnake, Aldrich started working on new BURNING RAIN music, which saw the light of day in 2013 as the album “Epic Obsession”. Their third release was again met with enthu-siams from fans and critics alike. Aldrich would later leave Whitesnake and join The Dead Daisies and Revolution Saints, which left BURNING RAIN on an extended hiatus.

Now, finally a new album is ready for release! Face the Music is a blues driven hard rock record which is truly a tour-de-force. With a renewed lineup featuring the amazing Blas Elias (SLAUGHTER) on drums and bassist Brad Lang (Y&T), the album evokes the sound of the classic 70’s hard rock scene, but also stays true to the Burning Rain sound. One thing is for certain, BURNING RAIN has made the wait for new music well worth it.»


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