BLACKRAIN – Dying Breed (2019)

“Dying Breed” is the sixth album from French hard rockers BLACKRAIN, co-produced by renowned Swedish producer Chris Laney. There is a great consistency throughout the CD as the band do not let up on catchy hooks, big choruses, and it has to be said, track after track of excellent guitar work from Max 2. It’s anthem after anthem, and all are good!
Tracks “Dying Breed”, “Hellfire” and “Blast Me Up” are all good examples of this, with “Hellfire” reminding me a bit of Ratt. “We Are The Mayhem” has a feeling of Ratt as well, yet more melodic, in a sound that somehow meets early Bon Jovi, whilst Swan Hellion’s vocals are reminiscent of W.A.S.P. mainman Blackie Lawless here and there.

V.A. – 0dayrox Advanced Releases Sept-October 2019 – Vol.1

We expect a very interesting batch of new releases for this 2019 Summer / Fall, so let’s go with our classic 0dayrox Advanced Releases singles. Fueled by 80s inspired melodic rock riffs, ROCKETT LOVE just presented the first cut – “King for one Day” – from their upcoming second album album “Greetings from Rocketland” on August 30th, 2019 via AOR...

BLACKRAIN – Released (2016)

France based rockers BLACKRAIN are set to release their latest album entitled “Released” via UDR Music on March 25, 2016. During 10 long years spent in learning the tortuous ways of Rock ‘n’ Roll, the band met many people who would become essential in the band’s career, but essentially, BlackRain found American producer Jack Douglas (Aerosmith, Cheap Trick, Alice Cooper)...

BLACKRAIN – It Begins (Digipak)

French glammers BLACKRAIN didn’t impress me with their previous CD (their second, though the first I heard from them), but seems the guys have been doing something right, as the band was signed by Columbia Records to shoot them internationally. More than that, BlackRain’s new album “It Begins” is produced by legendary American knob-twiddler Jack Douglas (Aerosmith, Cheap Trick, Alice...