Formed in Los Angeles, California back in 1978, Dokken achieved fame in the 80s as part of the Glam Hard Rock and Heavy Metal scene. The band that nowadays has only one original member, the vocalist Don Dokken, announced their 13th studio album that will be called “Heaven Comes Down”.
The first single “Fugitive” is already available and the complete record will be out next October 27. The official video for the track was directed by Chris Eyre (“Dark Winds”, “Smoke Signals”) and was filmed at the popular immersive arts venture Meow Wolf in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Besides Don Dokken, the band is formed by Jon Levin (Guitar – Since 2003), Chris McCarvill (Bass – Since 2015) and Bill “BJ” Zampa (Drums – Since 2019).
Don Dokken talked in an official statement about the new record: “The long anticipated new Dokken album, ‘Heaven Comes Down’, is finally done and the first single is titled ‘Fugitive’. The inspiration for the lyrics came from what seems to me to be an uncertain world these days. It’s an up-tempo Rokker as are many on the album. I don’t know what the future holds for our world, so I decided to take a step back and watch it all unfold… Yes, I guess I’ve become like many these days a fugitive from life. Hence the title!”
“The song rocks and the lyrics are self-explanatory. Like many songs I’ve written, it came to me late at night. Inspiration and pure stream of consciousness have always been the best formula for me when composing. It has that classic Dokken sound… A great song to blast when driving down the highwas,” Don Dokken said.
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