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We`re currently in Tommy Hansen`s Jailhouse Studio in Denmark, mixing the new JORN album due for release in march 08.
We are planning to come see many of you guys and gals around Europe next year, – And hopefully other parts of the world as well. In the mean time you are all welcome to check out our web: www.jornlande.com, and sign up for an account in our Stormcrows forum, to meet other dedicated fans and friends.
We want to send our best wishes to all of you for the upcoming season, and thank you for the love and support you have shown us in the past year. It`s been truly great meeting so many of you, and we`re looking forward to seeing you again next year:-)
DOKKEN recently spent time in the studio putting the finishing touches on its upcoming release, “Lightning Strikes Again”.
“Lightning Strikes Again” will be released in March/April 2008 via Rhino Records in the U.S. and Frontiers Records in Europe. The follow-up to 2004’s “Hell to Pay” will feature the lineup of Don Dokken (vocals), Jon Levin guitar, ex-WARLOCK), Barry Sparks (bass, TED NUGENT, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, MSG) and Mick Brown (drums).
There have been a few AC/DC inspired rock releases in 2007, and This Ain’t Heaven…Welcome To Hell is one of the better ones.
The German rock band, Sin City, started as a AC/DC tribute band, but with three strong releases under their belt, they have plenty of tunes to be proud of themselves.
The music on This Ain’t Heaven…Welcome To Hell is so strong, that I often forget that it isn’t AC/DC that I am listening to. Porty Portner has Bon Scott’s vocal sound down to a tee. The combined guitar might of Dschürgen Young and Heiko “The Rocker” Haag, will have you rocking out, and in search of your favorite cold beverage in no time.
I have quite a few favorites on this record, including the tunes, Horny, Sign It, Taking In Your Sleep (The Romantics Cover) and New Jack City. There honestly isn’t a bad cut in the bunch.
If you are rock purist, and are looking for something completely original, Sin City is not an act that you will want to try out. If you are fan like myself that prefers hard rocking tunes with a good beat and a party rock vibe, Sin City delivers the goods! You can pick up your copy of This Ain’t Heaven……Welcome to Hell at the following link. http://www.sin-city.de/puresincity/pages/shop.php
It will make a great stocking stuffer for your favorite AC/DC or Sin City fan!
Rating:Out of 10
Sin City is:
H.G. “Porty” Portner – Vocals
Dschürgen J. Young – Guitars
Heiko “The Rocker”Haag – Guitars
Lars “Dr. Pank” Lunova – Drums
Patrik “AC Thunder” Apel – Bass
Metal Heaven has announced the signing of heralded US melodic metal masters, DRIVER, featuring powerhouse vocalist ROB ROCK and acclaimed guitarist/producer, ROY Z (Halford, Bruce Dickinson). Based out of Los Angeles, CA, DRIVER was one of the top local acts at the height of melodic hard rock in the late 1980’s and issued a widely circulated 5-song cassette EP in 1990 that garnered the band a dedicated worldwide following. The band was ultimately denied by major labels with the emergence of the grunge rock scene that dominated the musical landscape during the early 90’s, yet DRIVER’s cult status as one of the most underrated HR acts of their time held steadfast over the years.
With Metal Heaven stepping in and inking the band to a deal, DRIVER will finally get a chance to release the album they intended to deliver back when. The new CD will feature re-recorded versions of songs that were written by ROY Z and ROB ROCK during the band’s 2-year bi-coastal existence spanning the years 1989 and ’90, including those on the original demo and some new songs as well. Original drummer Reynold “Butch” Carlson will perform and some other special guests including Mat Sinner on bass. Stay tuned for more details and keep your eyes open for a Spring 2008 release!