Five CD box set containing a quintet of original albums from the Hard Rockers: Back For The Attack, Beast From The East, Breaking The Chains, Tooth And Nail and Under Lock And Key.
Sure, they may have been the kings of heavy metal Cheez Whiz, but unlike many image-conscious '80s rockers, Dokken wrote genuinely appealing songs. Frontman Don Dokken's voice carried better than most belters, and George Lynch was a ferociously gifted guitarist who could tug at the heartstrings as easily as he could burn down the bedroom. Under Lock and Key, which wasn't as combustive as Dokken's first two albums Breaking the Chains and Tooth and Nail, seemed like an effort by the band to attract a larger following. It worked. Candy metal softballs like "It's Not Love," "Unchain the Night," and "In My Dreams" were heavy enough to keep the guys rockin', but sensitive enough to attract the chicks. And isn't that what '80s metal was all about? ~ Jon Wiederhorn
Tooth & Nail Records is pleased to announce the signing of their most recent rock band THE LETTER BLACK, formally known as Breaking the Silence. THE LETTER BLACK is fronted by female vocalist Sarah Anthony, followed by her husband Mark Anthony (guitar / background vocals) Mat Slagle (drummer) and Terry Johnson (guitar). Legendary producer Toby Wright (Alice In Chains, Korn, 3 Doors Down) is working with the band in Seattle on their label debut "Breaking the Silence." Describing the band's songs, Mark Anthony shares, "Our songs are not always happy, but rather about real life situations. All of us go through different chapters in our lives, and in these chapters we write letters of good and bad times. Some letters in our chapters, we are happy to share. Others, we are not so proud to reveal. THE LETTER BLACK reminds us of the past mistakes we have made and helps us remember to not keep making the same mistakes."