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The Right To Rock Podcast - BURNING RAIN

Monday, October 27, 2014
TheRighttoRock.com has issued their latest podcast interview (episode #45), featuring Burning Rain vocalist Keith St. John.  Keith took time out of his busy schedule to discuss Burning Rain's latest release Face the Music, as well as their recent UK acoustic tour.  Keith also talks about his time in Montrose as well as other projects that never saw the light of day. Interview lasts approx. 30 min.
The boys recently caught up with Burning Rain vocalist Keith St. John to discuss Burning Rain's latest release Face the Music. Keith gives us insight on his career as well as why it took 3 years for this new release.  He also discusses upcoming tour plans, which might include a small U.S. trek.  Tune in to get all of this and more.

And hey if you dig Burning Rain's music as much as we do, then show them some love by purchasing their music from your favorite online store won't you?  HORNS UP!



BURNING RAIN Finally 'Face The Music' March 22

Friday, March 22, 2019
BURNING RAIN, a hard rock band founded by guitarist extraordinaire Doug Aldrich (Revolution Saints, The Dead Daisies, ex-Whitesnake, Dio) and vocalist Keith St John (ex-Montrose, Kingdom Come), announce the release of their fourth studio album, "Face the Music" on March 22, 2019.
In conjunction with the album announcement, the band have shared the latest single, “Midnight Train,” along with an accompanying music video. When asked why the band chose to release “Midnight Train” as the first single, Aldrich explained, “when we were asked what song encompasses the sound of BURNING RAIN, ‘Midnight Train’ seemed like a good choice. It sounds fresh and heavy, but still sounds like us. Everyone will have different ideas about favorite songs and there are a number of tracks that could have been first, but we just went with ‘Midnight Train.”
“’Midnight Train's' message, albeit fully ensconced in carnality, is about wanting something so brutally bad when you can't have it,” added St. John. “The main character here is basically a deeply tortured soul during all the daytime hours. The phallic likening to the train and its track along with the blackness, the bed of nails, and the cravings of the night are meant to further fortify the extremity of sexual addiction. Doug had all the basic music together including bass, drums, and all when he first played me a demo of the riff. I loved it immediately. The first ex-perimental vocal track I scatted out had the basic framework for the chorus, which we both felt had good potential, but the original verse began with a higher, bluesier part that seemed to not quite fit. After I fashioned a new verse with a lower, more growly approach, we both felt it really complimented the chorus and we knew this track was in good standing!”
BURNING RAIN was established in 1998 by guitarist Doug Aldrich and vocalist Keith 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, blues-y 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 enthu-siams 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 the amazing Blas Elias (SLAUGHTER) on drums and bassist Brad Lang (Y&T), the album evokes the sound of the classic 70’s hard rock scene, but also stays true to the Burning Rain sound.
One thing is for certain, BURNING RAIN has made the wait for new music well worth it.
1. Revolution
2. Lorelei
3. Nasty Hustle
4. Midnight Train
5. Shelter
6. Face The Music
7. Beautiful Road
8. Hit And Run
9. If It's Love
10. Hideaway
11. Since I'm Loving You
Keith St. John - Vocals
Doug Aldrich - Guitar
Blas Elias - Drums
Brad Lang - Bass
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Saturday, January 31, 2015
Frontiers Music Srl regret to inform the Norwegian Prog Metallers CIRCUS MAXIMUS will be unable to perform at the forthcoming FRONTIERS ROCK FESTIVAL II, which will be held at the Live Club in Trezzo (Milano), Italy on April 11th and 12th 2015.

Frontiers is anyway pleased to announce that California Hard Rockers BURNING RAIN will perform instead at the Festival and have their show on April 11th.
BURNING RAIN is the band formed by former DIO/WHITESNAKE guitarist Doug Aldrich, together with singer Keith St. John (MONTROSE). The band has released the self-titled debut in 1999, 'Pleasure To Burn' in 2000 and the latest "Epic Obsession' on Frontiers Music Srl. Their sound recalls the big Hard-Rock of the 80's, powered by big hooks, a blistering guitar-work (that has become a signature of Aldrich) and that typical 'Bluesy' groove.
The boys have learnt a trick or two from the various bands that they have been involved with, and their real home is the stage, as you can experience by yourself catching them live at the FRONTIERS ROCK FESTIVAL II.
This will be the real first time for Burning Rain in Italy, so be there and enjoy your well deserved dose of Classic Hard Rock! More surprises to be announced soon!!!
My Lust Your Fate (latest videoclip): http://youtu.be/Q71lr6aHP5A

L to R: Keith St. John, Matt Starr, Sean McNabb, Doug Aldrich


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