“You’ll be so hot and bothered after listening to it, you might need a shower.”
-Maximum Volume Music-
“Album of the year? I’m not ruling it out!”
-The Rock Pit-
“A straight ahead hard rock album with in your face guitar licks provided 110% by Doug Aldrich.”
BURNING RAIN, a hard rock band founded by guitarist extraordinaire Doug Aldrich(REVOLUTION SAINTS, THE DEAD DAISIES, EX-WHITESNAKE, DIO) and vocalistKeith St. John (MONTROSE, KINGDOM COME), released their fourth studio album, “Face the Music,” this past Friday via Frontiers Music SRL.
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 establishedBURNING 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 newBURNING RAIN music, which saw the light of day in 2013 as the album “Epic Obsession”. Their third release was again met with enthusiasm from fans and critics alike. Aldrich would later leave Whitesnake and join The Dead Daisies and Revolution Saints, which leftBURNING RAIN on an extended hiatus.
“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.
3. Nasty Hustle
4. Midnight Train
6. Face The Music
7. Beautiful Road
8. Hit And Run
9. If It’s Love
11. Since I’m Loving You
Doug Aldrich – Guitar
Keith St. John – Vocals
Brad Lang – Bass
Blas Elias – Drums
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