BURNING RAIN - 'Face The Music' : new album by group founded by Doug Aldrich - out 22.03.19 on Frontiers Records Srl


new album
LP / CD / digital
out 22.03.19 
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first single
out now

Burning Rain is the 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).  They will
release  their fourth  studio album, ‘Face the Music’, on 22nd March 2019 via Frontiers Music srl and have
made a  first single and video from the record available to coincide with its announcement.

When asked why they chose to release ‘Midnight Train’ as the first single, Aldrich explains that “it’s been
some  time since the last BR record, and we wanted to come out swinging! ‘Midnight Train’ encompasses
the  sound  of Burning Rain. It sounds fresh and heavy. I thought it was a cool lead-off track to reintroduce
the band.  People normally have different ideas about favourite songs and there are a number of tracks
that  could have  been first, but we just went with ‘Midnight Train’.”

“The message in ’Midnight Train', albeit fully ensconced in carnality, is about wanting something so
brutally  bad when you can't have it,” adds 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
song  and I loved it  immediately. The first experimental 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 complemented 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
via  mutual friends, they commenced work on what would become their self-titled debut album.  That 1999
record  established the band as a hungry yet seasoned group of musicians. Although the album received
a limited release, it attracted  rave  reviews  from fans and critics alike  for its take on heavy, blues-y hard
rock.  The following  year  a follow-up  entitled  ‘Pleasure To Burn’  showed off a matured Aldrich and 
St.John  collaboration and gained  even  higher praise.  

In 2001, Aldrich joined Dio but departed in 2003 after being approached by David Coverdale to join a newly
reformed Whitesnake, while St. John joined forces with guitar legend Ronnie Montrose. During his years in
Whitesnake,  Aldrich  started working on new music for Burning Rain which eventually saw the light of day
in 2013 as the  album ‘Epic Obsession’. This third release was again met with enthusiasm. Aldrich would
eventually 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 and is a
true  tour-de-force. With a renewed line-up featuring the amazing Blas Elias (Slaughter) on drums and
bassist  Brad Lang (Y&T), the album evokes the classic 70’s hard rock scene, but also stays true to the
band’s  sound.  One thing is for certain, Burning Rain has made the long wait for new music well worth it. 

1. Revolution
2. Lorelei
3. Nasty Hustle
4. Midnight Train
5. Shelter
6. Face The Music
7. Beautiful Road
8. Hit And Run
9. If It's Love
10. Hideaway
11. Since I'm Loving You 

Doug Aldrich – guitar
Keith St. John – vocals 
Brad Lang – bass 
Blas Elias – drums 

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