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RAINBOW has released a new digital single, "The Storm" , via Minstrel Hall Music . The song, which can be streamed below, is said to be "a rocked-up remake" of an old BLACKMORE'S NIGHT track from the album "Fires At Midnight" , which was issued back in 2001.

Last month, RAINBOW issued a newly recorded version of its song "Black Sheep Of The Family" .

The original recording of "Black Sheep Of The Family" — a cover of a track by the band QUATERMASS from 1970 — was included on RAINBOW 's debut album, 1975's "Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow" .

The first new RAINBOW single since 1996, "Waiting For A Sign" , was released in March 2018. The song was penned by Ritchie Blackmore , with lyrics by his wife Candice Night and vocals from RAINBOW 's current singer, Ronnie Romero , who is originally from Chile but is now settled in Madrid.

The latest incarnation of RAINBOW released two new studio recordings in 2017, but they weren't original compositions; one was an instrumental song called "Land Of Hope And Glory" , which was a reworking of the 1902 British patriotic song of the same name from Edward Elgar 's "Pomp And Circumstance March No. 1" , while the other was a re-recording of the RAINBOW classic "I Surrender" , which was written by Russ Ballard and was first released by RAINBOW in 1981.

"Waiting For A Sign" is included on "Memories in Rock II" , which was released in April 2018 via Minstrel Hall / Soulfood . The set also contains a double CD of the June 2017 U.K. RAINBOW concerts, a DVD containing over 80 minutes of interview footage with the band and crew, an additional backstage clip and a video for the 2017 studio version of "I Surrender" .

Blackmore stepped away from his Renaissance-inspired brand of music with BLACKMORE'S NIGHT in 2016 to perform a handful of shows with a brand-new lineup of the band he had formed after quitting DEEP PURPLE .

Although Ritchie initially said that he had no plans to make a new RAINBOW album — explaining in early 2016 that he wanted to "just get back to playing the old songs one more time" — he revealed to Japan's Burrn! magazine that he changed his mind.

In addition to Blackmore and Romero , the current incarnation of RAINBOW includes STRATOVARIUS keyboardist Jens Johansson , BLACKMORE'S NIGHT drummer David Keith , bassist Bob Nouveau (a.k.a. Robert "Bob" Curiano , ex- BLACKMORE'S NIGHT ), and backing singers Candice Night and Lady Lynn .

The two shows RAINBOW played in Germany in June 2016 were caught on camera to produce "Memories In Rock - Live In Germany" , which was released in November 2016 via Eagle Rock Entertainment on DVD+2CD, Blu-ray+2CD, and digital formats.

After Ritchie left DEEP PURPLE for the final time in 1993, he reformed RAINBOW for one album (1995's "Stranger In Us All" ) and one tour, ending things in Denmark in 1997.

Via Blabbermouth

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