DESERT DRAGON RELEASES THIS SIDE OF HEAVEN THEIR FIRST WITH NEW VOCALIST KEITH ST. JOHN (MONTROSE, LYNCH MOB)
LOS ANGELES ROCK BAND DESERT DRAGON
RELEASES THIS SIDE OF HEAVEN
THEIR FIRST WITH NEW VOCALIST KEITH ST. JOHN
(MONTROSE, LYNCH MOB)
Los Angeles-based Desert Dragon releases their new album, This Side of Heaven on all digital and retail platforms. Along with the album release the band is also premiering the video for the song “Lock And Load.” See it here: https://youtu.be/uwl2JSrwitI
“It’s been an exciting year for progressive music, especially progressive metal, but on the progressive rock side of things, there have been just as many amazing releases. And with that said, this might be one of our favorite progressive rock albums of 2022” – Folk N Rock
Desert Dragon vocalist St John is well known in the rock world for his time in Montrose, Lynch Mob, and currently, Kingdom Come, Burning Rain, and the Raiding the Rock Vault production on the Las Vegas strip. Making up the rest of the band is Greg Patnode and Brent Barker on guitar, Rick Brandt on bass, Lenny Roberto on drums, and Michael Smith on keyboards. St John cowrote and coproduced This Side of Heaven with Patnode and Smith.
“It is wild and subtle, fiery, and controlled. The album is addictive, so be careful!” – Bloody News
This Side of Heaven features ten new songs that highlight a different side of the band’s talents on every track. From the arrangements and instrumentation to the subtle sound effects, to the killer riffs, This Side of Heaven has everything you want in a hard rock/progressive album.
Since their debut in 2011, the band has independently released the EP Desolation which was produced by the legendary Ron Nevison (Led Zeppelin, Bad Company, The Faces, Heart, Lynyrd Skynyrd) and featured Billboard charting singles “Darkness Shines” and “Miles Away”. For their album Before The Storm, the band collaborated with Producer/Mixer James “Jimbo” Barton (Queensrÿche, Rush, Metallica) with the song “Save My World” garnering Best Rock Song at the Malibu Music Awards.