June 6, 2022

Days Of Wine is a new melodic rock band from Norway which has been put together by a number of veterans from the Norwegian rock scene. The guys have all been around for a number of years and all thought that it was high time that they got together to produce a new AOR album that is very obviously influenced by those golden days of the ’80s when the premier melodic AOR bands were some of the biggest and best selling around.

Days Of Wine is made up by Leif Digernes (Westpoint, Bronx, Stuntbandet) on vocals, Leif Johanse (21 Guns, Phenomena, A-ha) on bass, keyboards and vocals, Geir Digernes (Sons Of Angels, Stuntbandet) on drums, Tom Sennerud (Stoneflower, Diezel) on guitar and vocals and Jon Johannessen (Stoneflower, Diezel, Ronni Le Tekro`s Kingdom) on guitar. Together, they have taken some golden melodic sounds and forged them with the fire of Bad Company and Whitesnake to ensure the album has a real kick as well as being super smooth and glossy. Leif Digernes has a superior, soulful voice combined with the power of David Coverdale and he really comes alive on the rockier numbers especially so on tracks like My Last Kiss which has a real Bad Company vibe with guitars throughout from the Paul Kossoff and Mick Ralphs school of blues driven rock.

It seems that the band wanted a real live and spontaneous sound about the album so all backing tracks were recorded live in the studio and added without any technical wizardry which does help to give an added layer of gravitas to the proceedings. Days Of Wine have called in a few friends to give added depth to the sound with Gregg Bissonette on drums and Matt Bissonette on bass on Angels In Disguise, Jon Pettersen plays the acoustic intro on Healerman and Markus Klyve provides the guitar solo on Never Stop Believing.

If you are looking for a new classic rock band with a hint of blues rock and the gloss of American AOR then look no further that this very deliberate retro delight. A touch Dave Coverdale/Whitesnake with elements of TNT and then Mr. Mister and the Cutting Crew make for a bold and dynamic sounding rock album full of delights.

Days Of Wine

  1. Seven Days (3:30
  2. Devil’s Bill (3:16)
  3. Spread Your Wings (3:50)
  4. Healerman (5:22)
  5. Like The Others (3:10)
  6. Never Stop Believing (3:56)
  7. Angels In Disguise (5:36)
  8. My Last Kiss (4:40)
  9. Paint The Sky (4:08)
  10. Days Of Wine (3:33)