New Album, Heaven Comes Down Out October 27th via Silver Lining Music. Available on CD Digipak, 12” Vinyl Album in Black and colour variants, digital formats and special D2C products and bundles. Pre-order at this location.
Legendary American rockers Dokken release the mesmerizing video for the new single ‘Over The Mountain’, taken from the band’s 13th studio album, Heaven Comes Down, out this week via Silver Lining Music.
“‘Over The Mountain’ is a metaphoric song lyrically about people searching for better times and better days” explains Don Dokken. “It seems everybody is always looking for their Shangri-La.”
“My studio in the Sangre de Cristo mountains has wrap-around windows staring at three mountains ranges and the city lights of Santa Fe below,” continues Don. “Your environment affects what you write. I’m not staring at a black soundproof wall, I’m looking out ten windows where I can see Sandia, Ortiz and Jemez mountains, looking at the sunset every day, purple, yellow and pink, and it affects you… very inspiring.”
Watch/listen to ‘Over The Mountain’ here. Directed by Above The Void.
Watch/listen to ‘Gypsy’ here. Video by Natalia Jonderko Śmiechowicz.
Watch/listen to ‘Fugitive’ here. Video directed by Chris Eyre (Dark Winds, Smoke Signals) at Meow Wolf in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Filming by Tom Strickfaden.
You can feel that heat off the Sunset Strip and see that hair in the wind as Dokken bring their timeless convertible Ferrari rock ‘n’ roll power to the table with Heaven Comes Down, an unapologetic celebration of everything Dokken do best. You want to rock? Sink your teeth into ‘Fugitive’, which rides some shimmering guitar work courtesy of 20+ year member Jon Levin, and if you want ballads, head on over to ‘I’ll Never Give Up’, hanging on that Coliseum chorus, Levin laying down a landmark solo. The pattern of Heaven Comes Down never falters in delivering the goods on both sides of the fence. ‘Just Like A Rose’ brings the Pacific Coast Highway to desert plains with its smooth, effortlessly-driven gears, and ‘Saving Grace’ carries a mystical malevolence. But ‘Santa Fe’ is perhaps the most revealing with Don Dokken opening up with what amounts to a ‘life-moment biography’: a spartan acoustic arrangement allowing the rich yet road-driven vocals to frame what might well prove to be the defining moment of Dokken’s career.
Mixed by Kevin Shirley (Aerosmith, Iron Maiden, Joe Bonamassa) and produced by Bill Palmer and Don Dokken, fans will love it, neutrals will be wonderfully surprised by some of the ingredients within Heaven Comes Down.
“An inspiring and courageous hard rock album by Don Dokken where the songs tell their own tale. ‘Over The Mountain’ is a pearl, ‘Just Like a Rose’ even a better one – with the captivating harmony sound” – ROCKS MAGAZINE
“The long dry spell finally comes to an end. Heaven Comes Down is an ingenious comeback album” – ROCK IT
“Don Dokken can still do it – great voice, pleasant pitches but still Dokken. Our staff are listening to Fugitive: an escapism hymn from Don Dokken, the opener on Heaven Comes Down – infatuating 80’s flair without kitsch or cliché” – CLASSIC ROCK
“All elements seem to be in place for Dokken to be a truly great band again” – FIREWORKS
“Fans will love it and causal bystanders will be won over” – ROCK CANDY
“Reference Point for all things hard ’n’ heavy” – GUITAR CLUB MAGAZINE
“This chapter can really defend itself” – ROCK HARD ITALY
“A solid album with really sharp and well-produced touches as expected” – MY GLOBAL MIND
“Don can still write good songs and delivers them fine by me! Heaven Comes Down is a great return after a decade” – OUTSIDER ROCK
“This album is not an obvious attempt to go back to the roots or to rekindle the past. It is a modern sounding heavy rock album with a powerful production but it is based on good songs…the result is in and the result is good! – HEADBANGERS LIFESTYLE
Dokken Upcoming Dates:
|Wednesday 8 November - Jergel’s Rhythm Grille - Warrendale, PA|
|Friday 10 November - The Robins Theatre - Warren, OH|
|Saturday 11 November - Piere’s - Fort Wayne IN,|
|Friday 17 November - Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino - Las Vegas, NV|
|Saturday 18 November -Whisky A Go Go - West Hollywood, CA|
|01 - Fugitive|
|02 - Gypsy|
|03 - Is It Me Or You?|
|04 - Just Like A Rose|
|05 - I'll Never Give Up|
|06 - Saving Grace|
|07 - Over The Mountain|
|08 - I Remember|
|09 - Lost In You|
|10 - Santa Fe|
- DON DOKKEN – Vocals
- JON LEVIN – Guitar
- CHRIS McCARVILL – Bass
- BJ ZAMPA – Drums
- Produced by Bill Palmer & Don Dokken
- Bill Palmer: acoustic guitar on ‘Santa Fe’
- Mark Boals: special guest (background vocals)
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