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Bad Sister Return With New Album


06/19/2009
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(Submitted News) It has finally been done! 20 years after its AOR classic 'Heartbreaker' German AOR and melodic hard rock band Bad Sister has released a new album.

Because Rust Never Sleeps is the third CD of the band from Hamburg - finest classic rock, AOR and melodic rock which they play in the style of Heart, Journey, Foreigner, Giant, Survivor and others. In the 1980s the band around singer Suzie Lohmar gave already rise to much comment when they supported Deep Purple singer Ian Gillan and the Detroit rock shouter Mitch Ryder. Their first album 'Heartbreaker' (1989) is considered to be one of the classics in the international AOR-scene.

Bad Sister – Because Rust Never Sleeps to be released on June 26th 2009 by Distinct Music (DM 803728, distributed by CMS/Sony).

The first single is called Surrender, a powerful eighties-style hard rock smash hit, pure and straight. The video of this song, which will be released simultaneously with the CD, has been shot on the famous Hamburg Reeperbahn. Through Zone Zero the band shows that they can combine the music of the eighties with modern sound: pure energy is created through staccato singing and a driving guitar riff. Song number three is pure AOR: Take Me As I Am pleases with its earthy guitars, melodic keyboards, harmonic voices and a chorus that stays on your mind. With Unless You Talk To Me the band adds a pop-rock-title supported by powerful mid-tempo guitar and bass riffs.

But even songs full of feelings can be found on this BAD SISTER CD: Carry On is an emotional keyboard ballad with a melodic chorus and supported by a guitar solo that gets under your skin. Pure rock´n´roll is delivered through Rocky Road with its tough guitar riffs, driving bass scales and Suzie´s voice which reminds you of Melissa Etheridge. This song helps you to imagine that this band from Hamburg is also a live performer which actually can explode on stage.

Heat Of The Night is a perfectly honest eighties rock-hammer with dramatic keyboards and massive guitars, which drummer Kai-Ove-Kessler actually started composing 20 years ago but which took its time to mature and find its way onto an appropriate CD like this. With Hard Times Shuffle and Through The Night the band delivers two earthy guitar-oriented hard rock songs dominated by the riffs of composer Sven Lange. The power-ballad Don´t Love Me Again is another example of the passion of this band: rough guitars and powerful keyboards playing emotional harmonies to support nice melodies.

The up-tempo-title Blackmailed by bass-player Jörn Saul pushes forward, driven by a rhythmical hookline. With Talk To You Later we are really back in the eighties: straight keyboard-rhythm combined with driving drums and pure guitar-energy are the character-traits of a song with a very special feature: the song is sung by Petra Degelow, the first singer of the band who has accompanied the guys for many years. The comeback-CD finishes softly: Last Train combines west-coast and folk influences and underlines again the great variety of the band.



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