Release Date: 27th October 2023


  • CD Digipack
  • 12" Black Vinyl
  • 12" Lilac Vinyl
  • 12" Blue Vinyl
  • Special D2C bundles
  • Digital Download
  • Streaming
  • Dokken's new album, Heaven Comes Down is out now via Silver Lining Music. Available on CD Digipak, 12” Vinyl Album in Black and colour variants, digital formats and special D2C products and bundles. Listen/order at this location.

    Exchange the urban heat of the Sunset Strip for the warm wilderness of New Mexico, as Dokken bring their timeless convertible Ferrari rock’n’roll power to the table with some key modifications along the creative path. Working with engineer Bill Palmer over the course of a year at his studio in Santa Fe, the Dokken flavours remain as potent as ever, yet they’re also sprinkled with some desert seasoning which gives Heaven Comes Down a richness hitherto unseen on a Dokken album.

    You want to rock? Sink your teeth into ‘Fugitive’, which rides some shimmering guitar work courtesy of 20+ year member Jon Levin, and if you want ballads, head on over to ‘I’ll Never Give Up’, hanging on that Coliseum chorus, Levin laying down a landmark solo. The pattern of Heaven Comes Down never falters in delivering the goods on both sides of the fence. ‘Just Like A Rose’ brings the Pacific Coast Highway to desert plains with its smooth, effortlessly-driven gears, and ‘Saving Grace’ carries a mystical malevolence. But ‘Santa Fe’ is perhaps the most revealing with Don Dokken opening up with what amounts to a ‘life-moment biography’: a spartan acoustic arrangement allowing the rich yet road-driven vocals to frame what might well prove to be the defining moment of Dokken’s career.

    Mixed by Kevin Shirley (Aerosmith, Iron Maiden, Joe Bonamassa) and produced by Bill Palmer and Don Dokken, fans will love it, neutrals will be wonderfully surprised by some of the ingredients within Heaven Comes Down.

    Watch/listen to ‘Over The Mountain’ here. Directed by Above The Void.

    Watch/listen to ‘Gypsy’ here. Video by Natalia Jonderko Śmiechowicz.

    Watch/listen to ‘Fugitive’ here. Video directed by Chris Eyre (Dark Winds, Smoke Signals) at Meow Wolf in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Filming by Tom Strickfaden.


    01 - Fugitive
    02 - Gypsy
    03 - Is It Me Or You?
    04 - Just Like A Rose
    05 - I'll Never Give Up
    06 - Saving Grace
    07 - Over The Mountain
    08 - I Remember
    09 - Lost In You
    10 - Santa Fe


    • DON DOKKEN – Vocals
    • JON LEVIN – Guitar
    • CHRIS McCARVILL – Bass
    • BJ ZAMPA – Drums
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