US Metal powerhouse WildeStarr will release their new album ‘Beyond The Rain’ on Friday, December 8th on Scarlet Records. The single is the title track “Beyond The Rain”, which has a new lyric video as well.
Complete tracklist is as follows:
2. Beyond The Rain
3. Pressing The Wires
5. Down Cold
6. Rage And Water
7. Crimson Fifths
9. From Shadow
10. When The Night Fall
WildeStarr is the combined talents of 3 of the most dynamic musicians in Heavy Metal today: Dave Starr (Vicious Rumors, Chastain), on all guitars & bass, London Wilde on vocals (who many regard as highly as Rob Halford, Dio, and Geoff Tate), and powerhouse drummer Josh Foster. Over the course of three studio albums – ‘Arrival’ (2010), ‘A Tell Tale Heart’ (2012), and now ‘Beyond The Rain’ – WildeStarr have established themselves as the masters of their craft with melodic and aggressive Metal full of dark drama, and conveyed via a huge wall of sound.
WildeStarr’s new album ‘Beyond The Rain’ takes the listener on a harrowing ride and emotional roller coaster. Some might think its a concept album, but its actually much more than that. The songs are London Wilde’s lyrical expression of pain, torment, hope, and love based on the real life tragic suicide of her brother Gary in 2012. Gary was a gifted musician who suffered the sad pitfalls of many others who pick up the guitar and dream of success in the music business. After his death, Gary essentially became a not so silent fourth member of the band, and his presence and spirit was deeply felt throughout the songwriting and recording process. ‘Beyond The Rain’ contains ten tracks of classic Heavy Metal in the vein of Judas Priest, Queensrÿche, and Dio, complete with Dave Starr’s soaring guitar harmonies and killer riffs, pounding bass and drums, and out of this world vocal melodies and lyrics by London. Husband and wife team Dave Starr and London Wilde have been friends for thirty years and married for over fifteen now. This makes their songwriting and chemistry very special and unique in the world of Heavy Metal.
The album artwork was made by world renowned digital artist Jonas De Ro. Jonas has worked on many blockbuster movies as a concept artist, including ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice’, ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’, ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’, ‘Terminator Genisys’, ‘Jupiter Ascending’, ‘Edge Of Tomorrow‘, and many others!
In Dave Starr’s own words: “The original artwork is titled “Moscow Ruins”, I found this on the internet a year ago and London and I fell in love with it. It really seemed to fit the mood for ‘Beyond The Rain’, so I contacted Jonas and purchased the rights to use it”.