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White Heat - "Krakatoa" (album stream)

Ο δίσκος των White Heat "Krakatoa"
Οι White Heat (της συγκεκριμένης ανάρτησης, γιατί υπάρχουν κι άλλες μπάντες με το ίδιο όνομα) μας έρχονται από το Βέλγιο και δραστηριοποιήθηκαν στο πρώτο μισό της δεκαετίας του ογδόντα. Τρεις "ολοκληρωμένοι" δίσκοι κι ένα single ο απολογισμός τους.

Η δισκογραφία της μπάντας:

➜ "White Heat" (full length, 1982)
➜ "Krakatoa" (full length, 1983)
➜ "Runnin' for Life" (full length, 1985)
➜ "True Love" (single, 1985)

Πλέον οι Βέλγοι hard & heavy metallers επέστρεψαν - επανασυνδέθηκαν προ μηνών. Μαζί τους επέστρεψε και η δισκογραφία τους μέσω των επανακυκλοφοριών (σε cd) της Karthago Records. Εστιάζουμε στον δεύτερο δίσκο (που επανακυκλοφόρησε στις 23 Ιουλίου) και τον ακούμε ολόκληρο...

Δελτίο τύπου: «The second album "Krakatoa" by White Heat was made in 1983 and is as powerful as the volcano Krakatoa located between the islands of Sumatra and Java. Like its predecessor, the songs on the album are a mixture of AC/DC, Krokus and Van Halen with some special ingredients...

Have a listen to "Going down". It has been nearly 40 years since the first release of "Krakatoa" and it still sounds fresh today. Just listen to "It's up to you" and "Rolling"! These songs don't reinvent the Wheel, but they are still what they were meant to be: Exciting!»

Bio: «By the end of the 70’s, Rob and Dirk, two guitarists from Antwerp, decided they had enough songs to form a band and hit the road. Thus White Heat was born. In the early 80’s hard rock bands gained popularity and in 1981 White Heat opened for Ted Nugent in Forest National, Brussels and they were offered a record deal with Mausoleum Records.

In 1982, their first self-entitled album “White Heat” was released. This immediately gave them the status of biggest hard rock band in Belgium and lots of opportunities to play live. It didn’t go unnoticed and soon they were approached by producer Ron Westerbeek to record an LP at the Bulletsound Studios in Holland and sign a major record deal with 21 Records.

In order to keep the drive and power of the band on stage, the second album “Krakatoa“ was recorded live in the studio and released in 1983. Reviews were great and the band started a major tour in Holland, Belgium and Germany. In 1985 White Heat recorded their third album “Running for Life” with British producer John Tilly.

Late 1985 a single version of “True Love” was released and became "troetelschijf" on radio Hilversum 3, which gave it heavy rotation. Due to circumstances White Heat disbanded in 1986 after 6 years of intensive touring and having lots of fun.

And in 2021 the saga continues... In 2020, during the corona crisis, Rob and Stan decided it was time to get the show back on the road.

Some of the original members were unavailable and they searched for worthy replacements: Flype Lemmens, former singer of well-known Belgian bands such as Twilight, Double Diamond and Fireforce joined the band. On guitar we have whizz-kid Sam Lemmens, former guitar player of Evil Invaders, Belgium’s hottest metal band at the moment. The man behind the drumkit is Steve Vanderperren of 10 Rogue (amongst many others).»

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