COME TASTE THE BAND – Reignition (2019)
COME TASTE THE BAND is an Norwegian classic Hard Rock band, founded in 1997 by guitarist Jo Henning Kaasin and singer Vidar Heldal. Their album new album “Reignition” includes 9 tracks in the traditional style of the genre with a lively feel, produced by Halvor Halvorsen, Jo Henning Kaasin & the band, with Leif Johansen (Phenomena / 21 Guns) helping out with engineering.
The vocals shine, where Doogie White sings on 7 tracks, and legendary Joe Lynn Turner on 2, all co-written by them.
In the early years, CTTB was a Deep Purple tribute band and released two CDs; «A Tribute To Deep Purple» in 1999 and «Live» in 2006. From 1997 to 2007, CTTB played hundreds of concerts in Scandinavia.
In 2007, CTTB was asked by the Norwegian festival, Kartfestivalen, to play a concert with former Deep Purple singer/bass player, Glenn Hughes. This show resulted in a partnership that lasted until 2010, when Hughes founded Black Country Communion with Joe Bonamassa. Glenn Hughes & CTTB performed four tours together, playing Deep Purple Mk III and IV classics.
In 2011, Come Taste the Band teamed up with former Deep Purple / Rainbow-singer, Joe Lynn Turner. JLT & CTTB toured Scandinavia, doing both Rainbow and Deep Purple material. Together they hit the road in 2012 to 2014.
During days off, Turner, guitarist Jo Henning Kaasin and bass player Ståle Naas wrote and started recording two brand new songs, ‘Tied Down’ and ‘Don`t Let Me Bleed’. Both songs ended up on this new album, and are highlights.
2014 also saw CTTB doing two concerts with former Rainbow singers, Doogie White and Graham Bonnet, plus Norwegian shouter JORN Lande. After those shows Doogie and Kaasin started to write a lot of material together.
CTTB landed a record deal with AOR Heaven records in November 2017, and recorded these songs penned with Doogie, all performed by himself. These are the rest of the track list on this CD, and all rocks good with some kind of a Rainbow feel.
If you miss the classic – I mean classic – Rainbow / Dio / Deep Purple / MSG, etc style & sound, you can’t go wrong with “Reignition”. There’s Joe Lynn Turner here… go n’ get it!
01. Not That Kind Of Man
02. Under Your Skin
03. Slave For Your Love
04. Black Rose
05. Tied Down
06. Don Let Me Bleed
07. Fools In The Night
08. Cradle To Grave
09. So Long Old Friend
Joe Lynn Turner – vocals Tracks 5, 6
Doogie White – vocals Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8 and 9
Jo Henning Kaasin – guitar
Ståle Naas – bass/backing vocals
Birger Löfman – drums
Svenne Jansson – keyboards
Eirik Tovsrud Knutsen – keyboards
Tobias Ørnes Andersen – drums
Therese Ulvan – backing vocals
Vidar Nilsen – organ, backing vocals