"Some friends of mine laughed when I said to them I was going to Paris to work with a French rock band... Well, they are going to be surprised!!! "– so said Jack as he landed in the French capital in August 2012, arriving hot foot from completing the latest recording with Aerosmith. This new album, recorded in Paris during late Summer 2012 is the result of many months of collaboration between BlackRain team and Jack. He really applied his magic touch to the whole process.
And to complete the circle it’s Warren Huart, Aerosmith’s sound engineer who, along with Jack, mixed these new BlackRain songs at Swing House Studios in Los Angeles, a place where the Toxic Twins so often worked. With straight ahead, catchy rockers like "Blast Me Up" (the first single and video clip), "Death By Stereo", "Bad Love", and the sharp edged "Dancing with Fire", BlackRain reminds us that this gang has grown up with the sounds of WASP, Guns N ' Roses, Skid Row, Ratt and Mötley Crüe. Other tracks suggest different influences, equally interesting: "Young Blood", a mesmerizing mid-tempo groover, "Cryin' Tonight", an almost perfect pop pleasure or "Wild Wild, Wild" with its anthemic chorus and hook. It’s clear that with these songs, all written by the main composer Swan, you have the kind of artist who’s not just satisfied with living with the influences of the present or the past. The gorgeous ballad "Nobody But You" and “Re-Evolution - New Generation", undoubtedly the most ambitious and most surprising moment of the entire album, prove beyond doubt that BlackRain can never be labeled as “followers”. This artistic "risk taking" shows the wish and the ability of BlackRain to create new events.
One may not be surprised when they took part in the TV show "France's got talent", where the band played three of their new songs in front of millions of TV viewers. They ended at the fourth rank at the final, a "score" nobody would have imagines at the beginning of this adventure. The kind of surprise the long way of rock'n'roll can offer to the most reckless guys. Current Members: Swan Hellion - Vocals/Guitar (2006 -Present) Max 2 - Guitar (2006 - Present) Math - Bass (2006 - Present) Frank F - Drums (2010 - Present) Former Members: Kenny "Big Ball" Snake - Drums (2006-2007) Iann Lewis - Drums (2007-2010) Released albums (2006 - 2016) Black Rain (Self-titled album 2006) Innocent Rosie EP (2008) License To Thrill (2008) License To Thrill (Reissue 2009) additional: Baby It's You (The Shirelles cover) License To Thrill (Japan 2009) included: No Time To Cry (Bonus Track) Lethal Dose Of... (Double album 2011) It Begins (2013) Released (2016) Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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