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Whitesnake guitarist Doug Aldrich's original band Burning Rain to release new album
Frontiers Records will release bluesy hard rockers Burning Rain's third studio album, "Epic Obsession", on May 21 in North America.

Burning Rain was founded by current Whitesnake axeman Doug Aldrich together with singer Keith St. John (ex-Montrose). The lineup for the new album is rounded out by Sean McNabb (Quiet Riot, Dokken, House Of Lords) on bass and Mat Starr (Ace Frehley) on drums.

"Epic Obsession" comes after a long hiatus from the release of the band's second album, "Pleasure To Burn", in 2000.

Of "Epic Obsession", Aldrich commented, "I think we have a good batch of songs that will stand up. It's a melodic blues rock approach to the sound. It's really the only thing I have done outside of Whitesnake in the last ten years."

"Epic Obsession" track listing:

01. Sweet Little Baby Thing
02. The Cure
03. Till You Die
04. Heaven Gets Me By
05. Pray Out Loud
06. Our Time Is Gonna Come
07. Too Hard To Break
08. My Lust Your Fate
09. Made For Your Heart
10. Ride The Monkey
11. Out In The Cold Again
12. When Can I Believe In Love
13. Kashmir *
14. Heaven Gets Me By (acoustic version) *

* Bonus tracks

Frontiers Records will also reissue the long-out-of-print first two albums from Burning Rain, the self-titled debut (released in 1999) and the aforementioned "Pleasure To Burn". Both LPs will be repackaged and remastered and will contain two added bonus tracks to each respective album.

Burning Rain's previous efforts received great acclaim in Japan and the U.K. prior to Aldrich being tapped as guitarist for Whitesnake in 2002, with MelodicRock.com declaring, "Great quality songwriting...fantastic production that rivals any others out there. For fans of classic blues influenced hard rock there will be few albums to rival this record..."