New Howlin' Rain live album streaming now

Last time Than Miller's Howlin' Rain released an album, we didn't hold back in our praise. "If only all records were as rapturous as this", we said.

Third albums are supposed to be difficult, but The Russian Winds didn’t appear to be difficult at all. Now Howlin’ Wind have returned with a live album, keeping with the weather theme to release Live Rain.

It’s not officially out until next week, but is available for streaming now. The album was recorded in various locations on the band’s 2012 world tour, and boasts a track listing that includes Roll On The Rusted Days, Dancers At The End Of Time, Hung Out In The Rain, Phantom In The Valley and a sprawling version of Self Made Man.[](

Bonus footage: Here’s Roll On The Rusted Years, recorded live on the Russian Winds tour.[](

Fraser Lewry

Online Editor at Louder/Classic Rock magazine since 2014. 38 years in music industry, online for 25. Also bylines for: Metal Hammer, Prog Magazine, The Word Magazine, The Guardian, The New Statesman, Saga, Music365. Former Head of Music at Xfm Radio, A&R at Fiction Records, early blogger, ex-roadie, published author. Once appeared in a Cure video dressed as a cowboy, and thinks any situation can be improved by the introduction of cats. Favourite Serbian trumpeter: Dejan Petrović.