DEVIL’S TRAIN – Ashes & Bones

DEVIL'S TRAIN - Ashes & Bones album cover art
  • 8.7/10
    DEVIL'S TRAIN - Ashes & Bones - 8.7/10


Label: ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records
Release date: June 24, 2022

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Heavy Southern Rock – European Style

Closing in on 10 years together, Europe’s answer to Black Label Society, The Dead Daisies and Black Stone Cherry has released their 3rd album titled Bones & Ashes on Rock Of Angels Records. Devil’s Train  has put together a slick, powerful new record that punches you in the face with gritty hard rock energy.

Strong Effort From Southern Rock Super Group

Singer and band master-mind RD Liapakis (Mystic Prophecy/Steel Prophet) joined forces with drum monster Jörg Michael (ex- Saxon/Stratovarius/Axel Rudi Pell/Running Wild…), low-end legend Jens Becker (Grave Digger/ex-Running Wild/ex-X-Wild) and six-string wizard Dan Baune (Lost Sanctuary/ex-Monument) to create Devil’s Train, and can easily be dubbed a super group. Bones & Ashes shows that they have the chops, the sound and the where-with-all to stand up to any Southern Rock/Metal band out there.

Final Notes

Devil’s Train – Ashes & Bones offers us 11 new originals and a cover of Cameo’s classic dance tune “Word Up” (which is an improvement over the Korn remake). The guitars are super crunchy, with amazing solos throughout. The drums and bass are as solid as a rock, and keep the album kicking hard from start to finish. The adept vocals of R.D. Liapakis are a perfect fit for the gritty Southern Rock style, yet modern in interpretation. The production is stellar, and it’s a great listen. With all of the catchy hooks and fun songs, Bones & Ashes is a really fun listen, and for any Hard Rock fans a great addition to your music collection.


R.D. Liapakis vocals
Dan Baune – guitars
Jens Becker – bass
Jörg Michael – drums

Ashes & Bones – Tracklist

1. The Devil & The Blues
2. Girl Of South Dakota
3. Rising On Fire
4. You Promised Me Love
5. Ashes & Bones
6. More
7. In The Heat Of The Night
8. Smell Sex Tonight
9. Rock & Roll Voodoo Child
10. Hold The Line
11. Man With A Gun
12. Word Up (Cameo Cover)



  • 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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