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Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Dokken: Inks Deal With Frontiers Records; New Album Out In Spring 2012
announced the signing of Dokken for
the worldwide release of the band's forthcoming studio album in the
spring of 2012.
cooperation between Frontiers and Dokken started
with the European release of the group's "Lightning Strikes
in 2007. The album marked a return to Dokken's signature style
with melodic hooklines and blazing guitar riffs that epitomized the
band's sound on such records as "Tooth And Nail", "Under
Lock And Key","Back For The
Attack" and "Dysfunctional".
far we have written 10 songs in only eight weeks," says
singer Don Dokken. "Usually we spend a year or more on our
music. I can't explain why this time it came so fast; it just
happened. So far the music is very uptempo and heavy. Of course we
know our fans like the classic Dokken sound
and this is where our new music is headed. It's been a band of
brothers doing what we love: 'music.'"
to finish the new album recordings by the end of February and go out
on the road in June.
a perfect world, we would like to release the new album before the
summer and then play the festivals in Europe. Then hopefully we can
jump on a package tour in the U.S.," says Don Dokken. "We
want to give everyone a great CD that will keep all music fans
'rokkin'' during these troubled times!"
current lineup consists of Don Dokken on
lead vocals, Jon Levin on
guitar, Sean McNabb on
bass and Mick Brown on
greatest-hits package, "Greatest Hits 2" -
collection of all-new versions of tracks such as "Dream
Warriors", "Breaking the Chains" and "Just
Got Lucky", paired two new songs and two covers (including a
version of "Lies", originally recorded by The
Knickerbockers , available on the Japanese version of the CD only) -
was released in Japan on April 21, 2010.
latest album "Lightning Strikes Again", was released
in the U.S. on May 13, 2008 via Rhino Records. and definite
return" to the band's classic sound, according to a press
addition to the regular European version of "Lightning
Strikes Again", Frontiers released
a special limited edition of the CD on April 11, 2008 in a glossy
slipcase. The limited-edition version included an exclusive bonus
track for Europe, entitled "Sunset Superstar".