|Artist||T & N|
earMUSIC, the Hamburg based international rock label part of Edel Group, is proud to announce the release of “Slave To The Empire”, the brand new album from “The Big 3” from Dokken: George Lynch, Jeff Pilson and “Wild” Mick Brown. Returning to their roots, “Slave To The Empire” offers seven new original songs and five re-recorded Dokken classics that feature sensational vocal performances by Tim “Ripper” Owens (Yngwie Malmsteen, Judas Priest, Iced Earth), Doug Pinnick (King’s X), Sebastian Bach (Skid Row), and Robert Mason (Warrant). Added to the mix is the hard hitting, multitalented drumming of Brian Tichy (Whitesnake, Foreigner). The album was produced by the band and recorded at Pilson’s Pilsongs Studio and will be released on October 19th, 2012.
T&N is a combination of intense organic rock, both melodic and hard hitting, thought provoking music with a purpose. In a time where corporate America, cultural imperialism, social inequality, and government oppression dominate society, their message is simple: You don’t have to be a slave to the empire. This 12 song release is progressive, it's heavy, it’s dark, it’s bluesy, and each player’s performance is absolutely stellar. “Slave To The Empire” captures the spirit and magic from the classic metal genre. It is passionate music with a message and will surely be referred to as a classic in years to come!
“Mick, Jeff and I have been playing together for many years,” states Lynch. “When we go way back in time, we always had the most fun when we were just sitting in a room together or up on stage with the three of us playing.”
“Don't think of this as Dokken without Don – that's misleading,” adds Pilson. “Think of it as a band with great chemistry coming up with new music that excites them, and also paying tribute to Dokken music which the members all are heavily invested in emotionally. Don is, and will always be, the singer of Dokken and an invaluable part of the Dokken chemistry.
1. Slave To The Empire
2. Sweet Unknown
3. Tooth And Nail (feat. Doug Pinnick of King’s X)
4. It’s Not Love (feat. Robert Mason of Warrant)
5. Rhythm Of The Soul
6. When Eagles Die
7. Into the Fire
8. Alone Again (feat. Sebastian Bach)
9. Mind Control
10. Kiss Of Death (feat. Tim “Ripper” Owens)
11. Jesus Train
12. Access Denied