Dokken's new album, Heaven Comes Down is out now via Silver Lining Music. Available on CD Digipak, 12” Vinyl Album in Black and colour variants, digital formats and special D2C products and bundles. Listen/order at this location.
The band recently released the mesmerizing new single/video for 'Over The Mountain'. Watch/listen here. Directed by Above The Void.
Exchange the urban heat of the Sunset Strip for the warm wilderness of New Mexico, as Dokken bring their timeless convertible Ferrari rock’n’roll power to the table with some key modifications along the creative path. Working with engineer Bill Palmer over the course of a year at his studio in Santa Fe, the Dokken flavours remain as potent as ever, yet they’re also sprinkled with some desert seasoning which gives Heaven Comes Down a richness hitherto unseen on a Dokken album.
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.
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.
“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
|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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