Greek, Athens based, melodic hard rockers RAIN OR SHINE have signed a deal with Perris Records for their next album called “The darkest part of me” set for release on FEBRUARY 15th.
01 THE DARKEST PART OF ME
02 TOP OF THE WORLD
03 NEW LOVE
04 WHERE ARE YOU NOW
05 AROUND THE CORNER
06 SHOT OF LIFE
07 WE ALL BACK DOWN
08 BACK ON TRACK
09 INTO THE STORM
10 WE ONLY LIVE ONCE
The first single called “TOP of the World” out of the album is already available on YTube.
Perris Records States:
“Perris Records president Tom Mathers is proud to announce the signing of Rain Or Shine to their release of their second album called “The Darkest Part of Me”, out on the 15th of February, 2019. The 1st single “Top Of The World” will be released digitally worldwide on February 1st, 2019. Fans of Bon Jovi, Europe, Winger, Nickelback & Giant will enjoy this melodic rock release. Steve S.R. the vocalist had this to say about the deal “We proudly announce that we signed a record deal with Perris Records for the release of our second album “The Darkest Part of Me”. It’s been an awesome journey creating this album and we can’t wait to hear your feedback on it.”
Rain Or Shine “The Darkest Part of Me” consists of melodic hard rock tunes with the 80’s melodic rock feel. Up-lifting songs, melodic catchy ballads and huge choruses.
The album kicks off with the selftitled track which bring the brand new sound of ROS and pulls the listener to a well crafted theme followed by a great solo from Steve.
“Top of The world” takes over with the spirit of a melodic rock party and a neverending happy headbanging.
“New Love” & “Where are you now”
midtempo, strong and heavy enough to lead to the next track.
“Around the Corner” – brings the feeling of a fresh melody which you could listen to all day long on loop.
“Shot of Life” – midtempo with catchy riffs, great chorus and a fine solo guitar to complete the idea of how melodic rock should sound nowdays.
“We all back down” – And the rock ‘n’ roll party goes on…..enough said 🙂
“Back on Track” – a modern ballad will makes you sing along as you listen to….
“Into the Storm” – in my opinion could be called “the track that Gotthard never wrote back in the day”….!
“We only live once” – Last track on the album is a fine ballad and the best way to lead to the end of a great record for my taste.
Well, as final word, I’d say that in a year which have started soooo promising ….. RAIN OR SHINE will surely be part of the top releases with this record.
AMRShow APPROVED: 9.25 /10
Rain Or Shine is a melodic hard rock band based in Athens, Greece and was formed in 2013 by Steve S.R. and Andy R. McCormick. Steve S.R. is the lead singer, plays the guitars, bass and keyboards in the project and also works as a producer and a mixing engineer. Andy R.McCormick plays the drums and the percussion. They both have been involved in several bands such as “Wild Machine”, “Perfume”, “Sex-Rated”, ”Embrace Fire” and “Backstage Love” just to name a few and performed on a series of live events with great success supporting names such as “Skid row”, “Gilby Clarke”, “Tigertailz”, “Devildriver”, “DRI”, “Rotting Christ”, “Septic Flesh”, “Crash Diet” etc. Steve studied classical guitar at an early age. At the age of fourteen he started playing the piano with a view to improving his knowledge in music theory. At the same time, he was practising electric guitar and bass. It was only a matter of time before he wrote his own songs and began recording his ideas. That motivated him to study sound engineering and work on his mixing skills. He’s been mainly influenced by band such as Bon Jovi, Giant, Winger and more modern acts such as Nickelback, Sixx A.M. etc. Andy R. McCormick started studying piano and guitar, but soon stopped and took drum lessons at the age of 13. He played in numerous cover bands mainly in metal/rock genre. His main influences were Led Zeppelin, TOTO, Tower of Power, Steven Wilson just to name a few and definitely John Bonham, Jeff Porcaro, Tommy Lee, Steve Gadd, Vinnie Colaiuta, Gavin Harrison are still his main drum influences. In 2013, Steve and Andy got into the studio to start recording their debut album “Seize the Night”. Steve composed, produced and mixed all of the songs and the album was mastered by Chris Snyder at Online Stockholm Mastering. It was released in April 2014, digitally, along with a lyric video of the single “Seize the Night”. Later, Rain Or Shine released a video performing an acoustic version of the song “Believe”. The album was later re-released in physical form by Lions Pride Music in April 2018. It received great reviews by several blogs and webzines. In 2016, they once again got in the studio for the recordings of their second album called “The Darkest Part of Me”. Steve composed, arranged, produced and mixed the album for the following two years and it was finally mastered by John Mcris at Soundflakes Studios in June 2018.
Rain Or Shine are:
Steve S.R. – Vocals, guitar, bass,vocals and keyboards,
Andy R. McCormick – Drums