Sweden and AOR/Melodic Rock are impossible to divorce from each other, because ever since EUROPE and MALMSTEEN made it big, the country has been continuously bringing us new bands in this genre. The past few years were very fruitful with bands like H.EA.T., HOUSTON, SANCHEZ, TITAN, DANGER AVENUE, EYE, STINGRAY, etc. etc. And now there is OSUKARU, another pure 80s sounding AOR/Melodic Rockband from Sweden.
Last year a grey cloud hung over the Whitesnake camp following the departure of guitarist Doug Aldrich. Thankfully, a year on that cloud has turned to a healthy purple glow, thanks to some prompting from David Coverdale’s’ missus. What had started as a possible Blackmore/Coverdale venture, eventually collapsed and the legendary vocalist was ready to let it go. But wife Cindy intervened, and hubby done as he was told. And The Purple Album is now reborn and ready to fly. Back in 1973 Coverdale was given the hugely daunting task of replacing the irreplaceable Ian Gillian in Deep Purple.