In the latest in our Sentinel Daily Recommends series we’re delighted to introduce you to French Sleaze rockers Blackrain!

The band, formed in 2006 in the Haute Savoie region of France, grew up with the sounds of such august names as W.A.S.P., Guns N ‘Roses, Skid Row, Ratt and Mötley Crüe – definitely all names that spring to mind when you see and hear their new clip Hellfire

However, not content with being just ‘wannabes’, the band took the bull by the horns in the early part of this decade and went all-in to follow their rock n’roll dream, in the process working with legendary hard rock producer Jack Douglas in 2012 with predictably splendid results…

The band also finished in a creditable sixth place in National TV talent show France’s Got Talent, an amazing performance in a country where hard rock and heavy metal still dwells very much on the fringes of mainstream acceptance…

Fast forward to 2019 and the boys are back in town again, with this new clip the trailblazer for a soon-come new album, Dying Breed (set for release through SPV/Stamhammer in September) and some extensive Euro road work with chums Kissin’ Dynamite on the following dates:

17.10. FRA -Paris – Petit Bain
18.10. ENG -London – The Underworld
19.10. FRA -Nantes – Le Ferrailleur
20.10. FRA -Toulouse – Le Rex
22.10. ESP -Madrid – Nazca
23.10. ESP -Barcelona – Boveda
24.10. FRA -Lyon – Rock Cafe
25.10. FRA -Selestat – Rock Your Brain Festival
30.10. DEU -Zwickau – Alter Gasometer
31.10. DEU -Dresden – Puschkin
01.11. CZR -Prague – Nová Chmelnice
02.11. POL-Warsaw – Hydrozagadka

Sentinel Daily’s resident cowboy booted n’bandanna-sporting hair metal guru Gavin Strickmann comments: “These blokes are definitely the real deal, and I’d go as far as to say they’ve got the looks, the chops and the talent to rival the big names in Euro glam metal like Crazy Lixx and indeed their soon-to-be-touring partners Kissin’ Dynamite… The new video for Hellfire only serves to underline that fact”…

Praise indeed – enjoy!