• 8.8/10
    LONG SHADOWS DAWN - Isle of Wrath - 8.8/10


Label: Frontiers s.r.l.
Release date: August 6, 2021

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Classic Heavy Metal

Those who follow musical legends Ritchie Blackmore and Michael Schenker will be more than familiar with the work of veteran Scottish vocalist Doogie White, with his excellent melodic style and range. Long Shadows Dawn is the debut album album by Doogie White and Swedish guitarist Emil Norberg of Persuader, showcasing the talents of both while delivering a Classic Heavy Metal album in the style of Rainbow, Deep Purple, MSG, etc..

About the Album

Scottish singer Doogie White first came to prominence when he was asked to audition for the legendary Rainbow, subsequently joining the band in 1994 and releasing the album “Stranger In Us All”.  Serafino Perugino, President of Frontiers Records had a vision of hearing Doogie sing songs in the style of Rainbow, and pairing him with Emil, a lifelong Rainbow fan, seemed only logical. Isle of Wrath captures the feel and the essence of that last Rainbow album quite well by keeping melodies king in every song, having that classic sound of heavy guitar/keyboards, and sticking to the tried and true formulae laid down in the glorious 80s.

Final Notes

With 11 songs coming in at just over 53 minutes, Long Shadows Dawn has given us a great first effort that sounds better and stronger with every listen. The Hard Rock/Heavy Metal sound is timeless, and with Doogie White singing it’s like a bit of time travel back to another era when hair was long, black leather was in, and Heavy Metal had a melody. Classic Metal fans definitely need to pick up a copy of Isle of Wrath for their collection.

Long Shadows dawn - band photo -2


Doogie White – vocals
Emil Norberg – guitars

Isle of Wrath – Tracklist

1. Deal With The Preacher
2. Raging Silence
3. On Wings Of Angels
4. Star Riders
5. Hell Hath No Fury
6. Master Of Illusion
7. Hallelujah Brother
8. Steeltown
9. Never Wrote A Love Song
10. Where Will You Run To?
11. We Don’t Shoot Our Wounded



  • Bryce Van Patten

    Bryce is an audio engineer and a graphic designer here at Metal Express Radio. From the day he purchased his first album (Machine Head by Deep Purple), he has had a passion for heavy music, which has influenced his whole life. Bryce is from the great Pacific Northwest in USA, and has played in metal bands like Babylon, Holy Terror, The Wild Dogs, Warhead and Egypt through the 80s. He had his first interview for the Portland, Oregon publication The Rock Rag with guitarist Paul Gilbert in his Racer X days. Then he was honored to get to have drinks, and talk for an hour with the legendary Dan McCafferty of Nazareth for his second interview. In 2013, he spent an amazing hour talking to Andi Deris of Helloween, which was the high point of his heavy metal journalism.   In the year 2001, he formed Man in Black Music Publishing. They released recordings by several local bands, and in the spirit of the old Metal Massacre compilations, he created a 2-album series called The Defenders of Metal. The albums featured classic styled Metal bands from all around the world, with bands from Australia to England, and from Argentina to Russia. Currently, he is the producer/creator/vocalist of the Metal band The Black Tuesdays.

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