BURNING RAIN, the hard rock band founded by guitarist extraordinaire Doug Aldrich (REVOLUTION SAINTS, THE DEAD DAISIES, WHITESNAKE, DIO) and vocalist Keith St. John (MONTROSE, KINGDOM COME), will release its fourth studio album, “Face The Music”, on March 22 via Frontiers Music Srl.
The official music video for the disc’s title track can be streamed below.
BURNING RAIN was established in 1998 by Aldrich and 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, bluesy 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 enthusiams 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 Blas Elias (SLAUGHTER) on drums and Brad Lang (Y&T) on bass, the album evokes the sound of the classic ’70s hard rock scene, but also stays true to the BURNING RAIN sound.
“Face The Music” track listing:
03. Nasty Hustle
04. Midnight Train
06. Face The Music
07. Beautiful Road
08. Hit And Run
09. If It’s Love
11. Since I’m Loving You