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Artist: Bad Moon Rising

Title: Bad Moon Rising

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Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1991

Label: Under One Flag (Eng)

Catalog Number: CDFLAG 78


Kal Swan lead vocals, background vocals, acoustic guitars
Doug Aldrich lead, rhythm, acoustic guitars, background vocals


1.  Hands On Heaven  
2.  If It Ain't Dirty...  
3.  Without Your Love  
4.  Full Moon Fever  
5.  Lie Down  
6.  Old Flames  
7.  Built For Speed  
8.  DarkSide Of Babylon  
9.  Sunset After Midnight  
10.  Wayward Son  
11.  One Night In Tokyo live  
12.  Alter Ego instrumental  

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From: Steve F. Date: May 7, 2001 at 20:07
A good disc. This is pretty reresentative of the sound that Doug and Kal had in their previous band, Lion, only with a harder edge. It's nothing new under the sun in terms of sound, but Doug's guitar work is awesome, and the songwriting is tight. Highly recommended!

From: Shoemaker Date: August 26, 2001 at 11:28
Wenn jemand die erste Bad Moon Rising Scheibe zu verkaufen hat, dann habe ich Interesse. Bitte mail an:

From: Date: April 18, 2002 at 18:36
Loved Lion and this is more of the same.Kal's voice sounds great as usual. Check out the "Tytan" album and listen to Blind men and fools -awesome.

From: dokkendude Date: April 29, 2002 at 22:56
more of the same killer tunes with Kal & Doug Highly recomended

From: journey Date: May 4, 2002 at 4:39

From: SPARKY Date: May 30, 2002 at 7:53
Fucking awesome guitar work. One of my favorite albums. Listen to it evvery day & night. IT FUCKING ROCKS!!!!!!

From: WidoMakr Date: May 30, 2002 at 19:10
Sparky ANYTHING that Kal and Doug does has to be good...while I think that Bad Moon Rising is VERY good their prior band I think was even better...LION....Im just glad they still are crankin out tunes...although close, I miss the EXACT sound they had with Lion...In this day and age with the crap being made I guess I shouldnt be picky...Quote The WidoMakr....never more

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From: Blue Charvel Date: September 24, 2002 at 10:13
Holy Crap, Why didn't anyone tell me this was Kal Swan/Doug Aldrich? I just downloaded a few tunes the other day and I was thinking "Wow, cool guitar action, and the singer sounds just like the dude from Lion". This stuff rocks, although as WidoMakr points out, it aint Lion, but it's still kickin'!

From: M. Allen Date: December 29, 2002 at 20:18
BAD MOON RISING is so damn good, packing enough hard rocking power to propel you to Pluto and back, and enough amped-up energy to cause a corpse to jump up and start cranking away on the air-guitar. In true LION style, these guys deliver a bunch of fist-pumping, hook-driven anthems with the big chorus-big vocal approach adored by so many, myself included. A CD so good, it ranks as an absolute must-own for any melodic hard rocker.

From: Dryan Date: August 14, 2003 at 11:44
BMR is Swan, Aldrich, Ken Mary (drums),Chuck Wrigth (bass), back vocals Robin McAuley, Kelly Hansen, James Christian...Magic Album!

From: Jade Date: December 6, 2003 at 20:35
Gotta say this one is top notch hard rock/metal with all the right angles but it wasnt a hit in 91. It had a commericial side to it but still no go. It had alot of the Lion influnce w/ a slight hair metal tinge to this and bam you have an awesome sonic debut cd by these guys.

From: B . M . R . Date: December 13, 2003 at 19:45
a fantastic album. best songs are "old flames", "full moon fever" and "sunset after midnight". i own the very first japanese pressing including an extra booklet, mini-poster and an extra papercover. but the songs "one night in tokyo" and "alter ego" are not included on the japanese pressing- only on the english. buy this album if you find it somewhere.

From: Corwin Date: December 24, 2003 at 15:03
The best work from these guys, a blast !! The euro version is better than japanese, has 2 bonus tracks . . . .

From: Propane Date: December 1, 2004 at 10:44
EXCELLENT PIECE OF ART!!! Doug is truly a leader and not a follower. Very strong showing with excellent musicianship written all over it.

From: Geoff Date: March 9, 2005 at 23:22
Another very good band, and if you like Lion you'll be best served to check this out. I still think Kal's vocals are strained, but his delivery is appealing and this is a very good, solid hard rocking disc. 'Old flames' is worthy of mention, being the sensational mid-tempo melodic gem it is. 'Wayward son' is exceptional too, as is the awesome 'One night in Tokyo'. Very good disc.

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: December 17, 2005 at 9:08
Good Hard Rock Melodic album, Kal Swan es uno de mis favoritos con un timbre de voz Unico asi como lo tiene Chris Ousey, ahora sobre el album se nota el estilo de los Lion aunque Lion son mejores IMO, cortes como Old Flames(Magistral), Lie Down, Sunset After Midnight, One Night In Tokyo, Wayward Son lo mas flojo la 2 y 12, despues de eso este es otro de esos buenos albums de los 90.

From: Metalmusicman Date: January 1, 2007 at 2:10
If you ever liked the band Lion, then this will be right up your alley, as it's core members are Kal and Doug from Lion. Just shy of being as good as "Dangerous Attraction" and better than "Trouble In Angel City". This one is the best in the BMR catalog. Jammed with killer guitar riffs, amazing vocals, and monster hooklines. This one is sure to please any fan of great guitar driven, melodic rock. If your on this site, this one is probably a safe bet. Very, very recomended!!!

From: SangreAzulForever Date: January 22, 2007 at 9:02
Fans of Lion, Fifth Angel, Icon or Melidian can really enjoy this band, especially because its energy and guitar driven. What a great couple do Swan and Aldrich form! Both first and second releases are pretty good, the third one is more into modern/alternative rock. 8.5/10. Please, IF YOU KNOW any similar sounding band of the above listed including this one, TELL ME, please. my mail is

From: hernanHRM/AOR Date: October 12, 2007 at 21:34
Tremenda voz de Kal Swan "Full Moon Fever" y que decir de tremendo sonido de Guitarra demoledor a lo igual que "Lie Down", se parece mucho al tema de pelicula "never surrender" claro solo cuando da altos gritos de voz ajaja que buenos cortes..

From: hernanHRM/AOR Date: October 12, 2007 at 21:38
..Rafo tiene unos gustos malditos se me olvidaba "Old Flames", buena balada melodica increible, hacen magia con la guitarra...

From: rick kerch vzla Date: January 3, 2013 at 19:07
Great debut by BMR!!!...kicking a** songs all over and with the powerful yet underrated as hell singer Kal Swan & talented guitarrist of a thousand battles Mr Aldrich in faves outta be in here these ones:"Without Your Love"(nice mid tempo),"Full Moon Fever","Lie Down","Old Flames"(killer mid tempo),"Sunset After Midnight" & "One Night In Tokyo"...A KILLA,NO FILLA!!!...91/100

From: MelodicMetal4Ever Date: March 23, 2021 at 19:38
I agree with all of the above comments. Kicks major ass! But shocked no-one mentioned MY favorite song on here.... Built For Speed!! I challenge anyone to listen to that song and NOT tap your foot and sing along.

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