BLACK RAIN - FRANCE

Black Rain - 2006 - Thundering
License To Thrill - 2008 - Thundering
Lethal Dose Of... - 2011 - Wagram
It Begins - 2013 - Columbia


  
 
Members

S= SWAN
G= SWAN - MAX
B= HEINRICH
D= Kenny Snake - Iann Lewis - FRANK F.



History

The band hails from Southern France and was formed in 2001 by Swan and Max 2. The group initially played covers of bands with a glam orientation. A six-track demo appeared in 2003 before the band issued a 2006 album through Manitou/Thundering. The band’s second album was discussed in 2008 and apparently had a more sleazy hard rock bent than the debut. A 2008 EP was issued through Thundering. It was called Innocent Rosie.

It Begins was issued through Columbia Records. It was produced by Jack Douglas and mixed by Warren Huart, Aerosmith’s sound engineer, in Los Angeles.

Reviews

BLACK RAIN - Same - PERVADE/MANITOU  
Black Rain is an oddball group. The band’s monicker hints at mid-'80s underground metal, but in fact the quartet is French and contemporary. The name and the jagged crushed skull on the cover cry 'extreme' despite how the group straddles the line between the glam sounds of the '80s and US metal. Think of Black Rain as a band that will appeal to both Omen and Helix enthusiasts. The same can be said of the band’s image. The album features several ballads, at least one of which takes one back to the vintage slow songs of Accept and the Germans’ early '80s output.
The last note goes to the distance between Black Rain and the concept of originality. Not only are there several other bands - and at least one film - with the same name out there, but also what can one think of song titles like Kill Em All, Gods Of Metal or No Life Till Metal? - Ali “The Metallian”




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