When Deep Purple's The Battle Rages On Tour reached Birmingham, England on November 9, 1993, it had already taken in most of Europe. Starting off in Italy and moving around Germany, France and Benelux, it reached the band's home country for a triumphant four sold out shows, one of which would be filmed for the "Come Hell Or High Water" DVD and video. Rumours of Deep Purple not entirely being best pals were floating around within the fan community, but the fact that Deep Purple was in fact on the verge of a break-up only became obvious at the band's final explosive British show in Birmingham.
Reared on a hefty diet of 80’s glam rock Americana á la Guns N’ Roses and such, Santa Cruz are a rock ’n’ roll sensation, who, despite their very young age have hosted numerous rock clubs of their own in their native Hellsinki Rock City, scoring hordes of stark-raving-mad fans and reaping attention and endorsements from peers and media alike. Whereas contemplating suicide in a snowdrift, drunk out of one’s skull, comes naturally for the inherently dark and brooding Finns, something as sunny, positive and unlawfully h-h-h-hot as Santa Cruz shouldn’t probably be even possible on these semi-Arctic ice-ridden shores! It's just that tracks like “High on You” with its shimmering harmonies, rabidly energetic “Let’s Get the Party Started” and “Aiming High” which probably possesses the sickest guitar riff in Finnish rock and metal this side of 1986, will prove to you, the Santa Cruz brand of rock ’n’ roll works like an intravenous shot of Adrenaline!