Frontiers Records is excited to announce the signing of WHITE LION for their first studio album in 16 years entitled “Return of The Pride”.
White Lion left its mark in the late 80’s with a series of hit singles and videos that defined the MTV generation, thanks to the likes of “Wait”, “When The Children Cry”, “Tell Me”, “Broken Heart” and “Little Fighter”. But equally so, the band was also recognized for its signature album tracks that transcended socio-political themes such as “Lady Of The Valley”, “Cry For Freedom”, “Lights N Thunder” and “Warsong”.
White Lion disbanded in 1991 and their members moved on to their own paths. In 2003 singer Mike Tramp built again the band around the talents of Jamie Law on guitar, Claus Langeskov on bass, Henning Wanner on keyboards and Troy Patrick Farrell on drums. This line-up appeared with much acclaim in such Festivals as Bang Your Head, Gods Of Metal, Sweden Rock and Rocklahoma.
And if these stand out live performances aren’t testimony enough, then the new album will surely once again assert White Lion as a legitimate musical force. The first White Lion studio record in over 16 years was recorded during 2007 in both Australia and Copenhagen and is entitled “Return of the Pride”. According to singer Mike Tramp this title could be interpreted in two ways “In a musical sense we have taken a step back in time, rather than a step forward in time. Over the course of this album lyrically and musically many concepts and themes have been explored, maybe “Return Of The Pride” means something entirely different”.
Produced by Mike Tramp and Claus Langeskov, White Lion features now a truly international line-up of musicians handpicked by Mike himself, the band will hit the road again in the summer of 2008. “We are not interested in fixing what isn’t broke. Our mission is simple, to bring the classic sound of White Lion to the people across the world that still live for that music” says Tramp stating that the band’s new album will be “classic rock in its truest form and a representation of the musical influences that have attached themselves over time”.
“Return of The Pride” will be released in Europe on Frontiers Records on March 14th 2008 with release in Japan to happen on King Records. More details about the album will be released at a later stage.
The three songs here are all very solid hard driving rockers. I enjoyed each song on this disc.
Pedal to the Metal opens up this disc with a catchy rocker, that got its hooks into me immediately. This is 80’s style metal that I found instantly accessible.
The song title, Super-Sassy Glossy Lips seems kind of silly, which is why this song took me by surprise. Once again, this is another tune that has a very 80’s pop metal feel to it. This is very cool stuff.
Cocaine Girl has a sleazier edge to it, and the lyrics on this one are catchy, and a little funny.
Badmouth seems to have a ton of potential! I love the kind of rock this band dishes out, and this EP has only whet my appetite for a full length disc. The band is going to embark on a European and U.S. tour in 2008. I hope to catch them live, if they hit my city.
You can check out three of Badmouth’s tunes at their myspace page at this location
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You can also get to see the band behind the scenes in the following video!
Rating: Out of 10
- Pedal to the Metal
- Super-Sassy Glossy Lips
- Cocaine Girl
Tom Pearson – Lead Vocals
Rick Hard – Drums
Randy Joy – Lead Guitar
Chris LeMon – Bass
Mike Hill – Rhythm Guitar
Today’s Video Showdown puts Cinderella up against Cinder Road.
You Decide the Winner!!
Cinderella has been strangely absent from the music scene since the last tour with Poison in 2006. Eric Brittingham has been playing in a band with his wife Inga, called Naked Beggars in the down time of Cinderella.
Newcomers Cinder Road released a new CD, Superhuman and have been road warriors in 2007. They are currently on the Armed Forces Entertainment tour in Europe. In 2008, they are going to open up for Tesla, on several of the band’s 2008 U.S. tour dates.
Here is the latest video from Cinder Road, called Get In, Get Out.
One of the last videos from Cinderella came from the band’s CD, Heartbreak Station.
The video below is for the song, The More Things Change.
Which video/song/band do you like better?
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