The second full-length album by American Hard Rock band. Formed by guitarist Doug Aldrich and vocalist Keith St John back in 1998, Burning Rain recorded two well-received albums – their self-titled debut and "Pleasure To Burn" – before the six-string slinger left to team up (albeit briefly) with the late, great Ronnie James Dio, while the vocalist pitched his tent in Ronnie Montrose’s camp.
'Epic Obsession' third studio album by Burning Rain, released on May 17th in Europe and May 21st in North America. The Japanese release includes 3 bonus track.
Burning Rain is a band formed in 1998 by guitarist Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, ex-Dio, ex-Lion, ex-Hurricane, ex-Bad Moon Rising) and singer Keith St. John (ex Medicine Wheel, Montrose). After releasing two albums in 1999 and 2000 to great acclaim in Japan and the UK, Doug became Whitesnake s guitar player in 2002. He is finally resurrecting the Burning Rain moniker, offering a warm and soulful Hard Rock album which will please fans of Whitesnake, Led Zeppelin and Van Halen!
Rain Tree Crow is the result of a collaboration between former Japan members David Sylvian and Mick Karn. Sylvian and Karn teamed with keyboardist Richard Barbieri and Steve Jansen, adding guitarists Phil Palmer and Bill Nelson for their self-titled debut. Like a mellower, new age-oriented version of Japan, Rain Tree Crow explores stark soundscapes that sound alternately beautiful and desolate. Although it is a bit too challenging to provide a good introduction to Sylvian and Karn's music, the album remains fascinating for their fans.
Released to highly positive reviews in 2007, Slope was the debut album from Steve Jansen (Japan / Rain Tree Crow). Exhibiting a bold combination of inventive rhythms, intricate programming and emotive vocal performances, the album features guest contributions from an impressive line-up including David Sylvian, Tim Elsenburg (Sweet Billy Pilgrim), Joan Wasser (Joan As Policewoman), Thomas Feiner, Anja Garbarek, Nina Kinert, and Theo Travis. As Jansen explains, "With Slope, I approached composition attempting to avoid chord and song structures and the usual familiar building blocks. Instead, in an attempt to deviate from my own trappings as a musician, I wanted to piece together unrelated sounds, music samples, rhythms and 'events'."