Rock band Chasing Dragons are a female fronted quartet form Leeds in England. The group comprise of Tank on vocals, Mitch on guitar/vocals, Murf on bass/vocals and Kate on drums. The style of music they play are undeniably heavy Rock, but with the melodies and superb combinations of the likes of Europe, Heart, Bon Jovi and Whitesnake. Add the punky angst power of Guns 'N Roses and you get the idea!
In 2014 the band released their second E.P. "Checkmate" following 2012's debut "Take Flight For A Firefight". The debut album is expected in March 2016 and if the previous releases are anything to go by, its going to be catapulting Chasing Dragons to major stardom.
I first heard Chasing Dragons on the track "Broken Jaws" and originally thought it was Evanescence. On checking the song on YouTube there was this striking looking female vocalist (Tank) angrily stomping the stage. Add this to a backdrop of heavy metal riffs and with the striking Rock imagery and the energy of the performance I was hooked. I thought this band were something unique and special.
The album contains "Throw Down Your King" which has elements of Iron Maiden then slows down to a Heart vocal performance that Ann Wilson would be proud of, then it explodes into a Metallica-like riff fest. You just never know what you're going to get and that's why this band are heading for something big. Check out the "Hindsight's A Bitch" single, a Joan Jett/Pat Benatar hybrid and "City Of Steel" from the first E.P. The beautiful Acoustic number "It's Bravery, Honestly" he band's cover of Alannah Myles' "Black Velvet" are pretty damn awesome too!
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