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New White Lion Album In The Works

Former WHITE LION and current TRAMP'S WHITE LION vocalist Mike Tramp has issued the following statement:

"After much thought and consideration, I have decided to give TRAMP'S WHITE LION a second shot and make it a good one. I never felt good about giving up after our last agent messed up our plans for 2006 and we were left with nothing. So together with your many requests and the band wanting to do it, we're already off and running and this time will be taking it one step further! Yes I/we have decided to record an album of all-new TRAMP'S WHITE LION songs. Without promising too much, this is something we hope will be released sometime in April/May next year.

"It's funny how it all started. As you well know I have been working on a new solo album for a long time, but started finding myself a bit lost as I was progressing. One of the problems was that the album was getting too heavy and it was something I never set out to do. Ever since I recorded 'Capricorn' in 1996 I have wanted to go far away from the WHITE LION and FREAK OF NATURE sounds. But as the live shows started featuring songs from both bands, my solo songs started getting back into the WHITE LION/FREAK OF NATURE sound again. How many times have I said that MIKE TRAMP is MIKE TRAMP, not WHITE LION or FREAK OF NATURE? Still I never stuck to it, feeling that people still want to hear the old songs. Well, now that has solved itself. TRAMP'S WHITE LION or WHITE LION II, as I aim to call it, will play the songs of WHITE LION and what will come from the new album. The album will be the heavier side of me without compromise, leaving me to now soar free and higher in the direction I have always wanted to be as a solo artist.

"You might not believe it, but this is a heavy burden lifted off my shoulders as I hate to be confused when it comes to where I am going with my music. I am very excited to record the next WHITE LION album and from the songs already in the box, I know it will not disappoint the fans.

"The band will do a small tour of Europe in November-December so check out the tour dates as they get confirmed. We are not able to cover everywhere this time due to many reasons, but the goal is to be back sooner than later and reach as many of you as possible."

Source: Metal Hammer

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1. kev74d writes:

Mike Tramp is a great vocalist. I just hope he brings something "new" and "fresh" to the plate this time. I was never a big fan of White Lion, but they had some songs that I enjoyed. I always thought Mike Tramp should drop the whole "white lion" thing and start over. Get some guys that are playing heavier stuff and go from there. But who knows, maybe we need a new "power ballad" to jam out to. Either way, I say he is one of my favorite vocalist. BLEED BLACK LABEL!!!!!!!!!

# Sep 11, 2006 @ 6:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. BLACKDOG writes:

The only thing I liked about this band was the guitarist.Everything else was forgettable.What's next?The return of WINGER !?!?

# Sep 11, 2006 @ 7:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. RememberMetal? writes:

There were too many bands with white in their name in the 80's.....

What the f*** was that?...

Can someone who wasnt between the age of 0-10 (like me) at the time please explain this...

# Sep 11, 2006 @ 7:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. deathbringer writes:

I don't know what do you mean by too many bands with "White" in their name? :-)

# Sep 11, 2006 @ 10:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. RememberMetal? writes:

hehe.

I laughed.

I think there are others too...My uncle (who got me into metal rather early) used to quiz me on metal bands...

Multiple choice style and if I was wrong...well lets just not go there ;-)..kidding.

Anyway I remember asking him "Why are so many bands "White" this or that ?

Since he didn't have an answer prepared...He took my happy meal toy, it was either a Changable or a Bambi character...and hid it from me for ---3 HOURS--- I think I lost my mind trying to find it and it was in his pocket...Bastard....

# Sep 11, 2006 @ 11:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. BLACKDOG writes:

Let's see......White Lion,Great White,White Snake are the only ones I remember of the top of my head.The only one I actually like and still listen to to this day is White Snake.Everything else was hit or miss & usually miss.

# Sep 11, 2006 @ 11:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. George writes:

White LION SUCK.

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