Ritchie Blackmore’s band Rainbow, will release a new digital single, “The Storm,” on May 17.
The new tune comes on the heels of another release – last month, Rainbow issued a newly-recorded version of its song “Black Sheep Of The Family.” The original recording of this song was first heard on Rainbow‘s debut album, 1975’s ‘Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow.’
“The Storm” is the first new single from Rainbow since 1996. The song is written by Blackmore, with lyrics by his wife Candice Night. Lead vocals are handled by the band’s current singer, Ronnie Romero.
In addition to Blackmore and Romero, the current version of Rainbow includes
Although Blackmore 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 has evidently changed his mind.