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Tour Alert: Blackrain and Sister

blackrain.jpgAttention: you need to introduce yourself to Blackrain. The European band is currently on tour with Sister. Both bands are basically awesome and definitely Glam.

Blackrain sound like a cross between Judas Priest and Motley Crue - and no, I'm not making that up. So, who are Blackrain? The Frenchman (yes! French) are: Swan (vocals), Max 2 (guitar), Heinrich (bass), and Iann Lewis (drums). I'm going to guess those stage names are close to the band members actual monikers. At any rate, it's pretty cool to say your name is Max 2 instead of just Max. Of course, I can't help but wonder "who is Max 1?" I digress.

Check out audio clips here.

Blackrain and Sister are touring Europe right now. Here is the routing:

April 12, 2008 – Wild at Heart :: Berlin
April 13, 2008 – Ballroom :: Hamburg
April 16, 2008 – Blueshell :: Cologne
April 17, 2008 – Zwölfzehn :: Stuttgart
April 18, 2008 – LVC :: Leiden
April 19, 2008 – Babylon ::   Woerden

I know a lot of my European friends like to click on this website from time to time - if you are in one of the above cities, I suggest checking out Blackrain and Sister. 

sister.jpgI've mentioned Sister before, but they deserve another plug.  My friends Sister are from the promised land known as Sweden. Home to all things modern Glam and IKEA, I feel a special connection to Sweden. Perhaps someday soon I shall get to visit the motherland. Again I digress.

Sister has some great tunes that feature driving bass lines and catchy lyrics.These boys more than look the part and yes, three of the band members have names that end in "i." Sister is Jamie (vocals), Rikki (bass), Dani (guitar), and Cari (drums).

Check out audio clips here.  

For some unknown reason, Sister remains unsigned. Someone give them a recording deal! 




Reader Comments (10)

Allyson thanks to have inroduced me to some kick ass bands..I never heard Crash Diet, Sister, Dirty Penny, or Crazy Lixx until you introduced me to them..Thanks for introducing me to another great band..Black Rain..They rock..hope your weekend is going good too =)
April 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJoe
I am supposed to be getting a copy of Blackrain's Cd soon, they sound promising.

I interviewed Sister not too long ago. I like what I heard of the songs on their Myspace page.
April 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMetal Mark
Both bands rock, and are doing a great job in carrying the torch for glam.
April 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenteraXe mAn
I checked out the myspace page and like what I'm hearing of Black Rain. Thank goodness for the internet, I keep thinking I wouldn't have heard of most of the bands I listen to these days if I had to just rely on magazines.
April 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCinnamon
Kick ass! Blackrain sounds great.
April 13, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterimnotyourbuddyguy
i totally fukkin agree with ya Allyson. I've been listenin to these bands for a long time now, mainly sister. we used to talk over the internet and i would get their merch and try to spread the word out about em.

from the moment i heard them, i couldn't understand why they haven't gotten a record deal.

keep up the good work and informin' people bout all the glam bands with much needed attention.

April 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterStenji
Nooo! They are playing in Stuttgart on the 17th! We won't be at home over the weekend, so we won't be able to go. Thanks so much for the headsup, though, we would've loved to check them out otherwise. I wonder what kind of club Zwölfzehn is, I am in Stuttgart every day, but have never heard of it.
April 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterXandra73
blackrain are amazing - they used to be on glamnation but they seem to have dissapeared.
Sister i only heard of recently - seem very good from what ive heard.
Looking forward to the showgirl suicide album - currentl;y in recording - i do like that band - check them out if you can.
April 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterred6ixx
Allyson, are you sure the dates are correct? I just checked the website of the club in Stuttgart and according to their webseite, there is another band playing that evening.
April 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterXandra73

I took the dates from the press release the label emailed me.

April 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAllyson

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