Sunday, February 17, 2019

DAVID ROBERTS - All Dressed Up... [Japan SHM-CD remastered] Out Of Print

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This was requested many times, DAVID ROBERTS' Wescoast AOR classic "All Dressed Up...", released as part of the Warner Music Japan 'AOR Best Selection 1300' reissue series. This 'AOR Best Selection 1300' campaign - out of print now - featured the best titles from the label's catalog being sold at the affordable price of 1300 Yen (around $10), all remastered and pressed on high quality SHM-CD.

David Scott Roberts was born in Boston and raised in Toronto, Canada, writing and recording songs for over 30 years. In his luggage songs recorded by Diana Ross, Starship, Bad English, Jimmy Barnes, John Waite, House Of Lords, Ramsey Lewis, Nancy Wilson, etc.
In the late 70’s Roberts sent a demo to a radio contest, received a prize – a recorded 3 songs in the studio. And this tape fell into the hands of representatives of the Canadian company A&R WEA, bringing with David signed a contract to record a LP.

In 1982, "All Dressed Up" released. Alongside the excellent songwriting (all by Roberts) this album is remembered for the people who contributed on it. The cream of the LA Session crew is here, including the unique Steve Lukather (guitars), Jeff Porcaro (drums) and Mike Porcaro (bass) of Toto, Bill Champlin (Chicago), David Foster, Jay Graydon (Airplay), keyboardist Greg Mathieson (who also produced with a pristine sound) and more.

'All In The Name Of Love' kicks things off, an upbeat pop-rock anthem with a catchy chorus with Steve Lukather's chugging guitar driving the track along. It's followed by the smooth mid-tempo 'Too Good To Last', complete with another big chorus.
Although Roberts wrote and arranged all of the tracks, there's a big Toto feel to a few of them, such as the classy 'Never Let You Go' and 'Wrong Side Of The Tracks', and when you hear the staccato piano of 'Someone Like You' you will immediately think of 'Hold The Line'!

“Boys Of Autumn” is a beautiful midtempo AOR tune, where the drums give the subject a delightful cadence and the melody is like a river flowing peacefully on the ear canals. “She’s Still Mine” is one of the album’s highlight close to same line as “All In The Name Of Love”, with a powerful, catchy chorus and a harmony rhythm to played loud.

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There's an elegant ballad in “Midnight Rendezvous” ,while “Anywhere You Run To” is another beautiful piece in ballad form with certain air of Chicago and Christopher Cross, especially in the vocal work. The chorus is catchy with a sense of commerciality. The song was covered by Diana Ross later.
The album end with “Another World”, a sweet and pleasant song in the slow style of Ambrosia, with stupendous intrumentation / arrangements.

DAVID ROBERTS' "All Dressed Up..." is an '80s AOR classic, considered one of the masterpieces of the Westcoast sub-genre. The who's who play here, and if you love classic Toto you need this gem in your collection.
This quite hard to find Japanese release on SHM-CD is a collectors piece, where the sound quality is awesome. The remaster is not the same of the European reissue from some years ago.
A CLASSIC

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A O R  1 3 0 0  B E S T  S E L E C T I O N

01 - All in The Name of Love
02 - Too Good To Last
03 - Someone Like You
04 - Boys Of Autumn
05 - She's Still Mine (That's My Girl)
06 - Wrong Side of the Tracks
07 - Midnight Rendezvous
08 - Anywhere You Run To
09 - Never Gonna Let You Go
10 - Another World

David Roberts - Vocals, Keyboards
Steve Lukather - Guitars
Jay Graydon - Guitar Overdubs
Mike Porcaro - Bass
Greg Mathieson - Keyboards, Synthesizers
Jeff Porcaro - Drums, Percussion
Mike Boddicker - Syntheiszers
David Foster - Synthesizer Overdubs
Gary Herbig - Saxophone
Paulinho Da Costa - Percussion
David Leonard Linn - Drum Machine
Bill Champlin, Joe Chemay, Tom Kelly, John Joyce, Jimmy Haas - Backing Vocals


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DREAM THEATER - Awake [Remastered Ltd Release SHM-CD] Out Of Print

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After the excellent new DREAM THEATER album featured here, one of you requested the band's albums released in Japan on high quality SHM-CD. Let's go now with the killer "Awake [Remastered Ltd Release SHM-CD]", now out of print.

Following the magnificent "Images And Words", their 1992's highly acclaimed effort, and their first live album 1993's "Live At The Marquee", progressive New York favorites Dream Theater returned in 1994 with this album entitled "Awake". This record is another important brick in the wall of progressive metal history, and cemented DT fame.

'Awake' is called the 'dark album' from Dream Theater, cause of the depressive emotion you have all along in the songs. But that's not a bad thing at all. Even if some people believes that this release is not progressive enough but too much focused on the heavy, rocking sound.
After the success of Images and Words on the prog-metal scene, Dream Theater do as they want, and make something really different from their previous album. This is just the reflection of a progression through the music.

There are songs that are heavier and other that are more soft, just like on an usual DT release. Tracks like '6:00', 'Caught In A Web', 'The Mirror', 'Lie' represent more the heavy section of the release. These last songs are really great with a terrific guitar work and an awesome deal of bass & drums along with an atmospheric keyboard work that sometimes deliver a solo or two. LaBrie sings with energy and conviction.
All is balanced by more soft, melodic groggy pieces like 'Innoncence Faded', 'The Silent Man' (that is part of the 'A Mind Behind Itself'), the AORish 'Lifting Shadows Off a Dream' and 'Scarred'. These tracks are all great showcasing a lot of emotion in the lyrics and in the music.

And of course, there's the killer three-part suite 'A Mind Beside Itself' that shines as the most impressive gem in this album - its three successive sections really operate as separate tracks with their own respective artistic structures, yet they also manage to provide an amazing unitary whole.
The pyrotechnical instrumental 'Erotomania' is a real disturbing musical journey thorugh an exciting diversity of motifs, which include appropriate anticipations of some lines from the following two sections.
'Voices' is a very inspired ode to the destructive drive of mental-emotional chaos, powerful without getting too speedy most of the time; ultimately, the last section 'The Silent Man' turns out to be a gentle, lyrical acoustic ballad that serves as a final serene relief.

Closer 'Space-Dye Vest' is an awesome ambient-oriented ballad penned by Moore, in this way anticipating the Chroma Key stuff to some degree. Though it's not built upon a frantic tempo, its lyrics and mood are still emotionally violent: a brilliant ending for a brilliant album.

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Yet another masterpiece by Dream Theater, 'Awake' makes an impressive follow-up to the amazing 'Images & Words', mostly by showing off a different, more metallic approach to their signature prog metal sound.
Generally speaking, the 'Awake' repertoire is fiercer and fierier than its predecessor's: the sound is more aggressive, the performances are penetrated by a harder edge, a big deal of the guitar riffs and solos are quite somber, at times even openly belligerent.
The remastered sound shines on this stupendous SHM-CD release
HIGHLY Recommended


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D R E A M  T H E A T E R 「REISSUE  SERIES 」

01 - 6:00
02 - Caught In A Web
03 - Innocence Faded
04 - A Mind Beside Itself - I - Erotomania
05 - A Mind Beside Itself - II - Voices
06 - A Mind Beside Itself - III - The Silent Man
07 - The Mirror
08 - Lie
09 - Lifting Shadows Off A Dream
10 - Scarred
11 - Space-Dye Vest

James LaBrie – lead vocals
John Petrucci – guitar, backing vocals
Kevin Moore – keyboards, co-lead vocals on "Space-Dye Vest"
John Myung – bass
Mike Portnoy – drums, percussion, backing vocals on "The Mirror"


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DREAM THEATER - When Dream And Day Unite [Japan Remastered SHM-CD miniLP] Out Of Print

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This Japanese edition of DREAM THEATER's debut "When Dream And Day Unite" was recently released on high-fidelity SHM-CD / Cardboard sleeve format and presenting the latest remastering.
This was the album that started all for the band; originally baptized "Majesty" and later switched to Dream Theater, and featuring vocalist Charlie Dominici at the mic.

Each Dream Theater album doesn't sound like the ones before and after it, yet they still maintain the signature style DT is known for. The same applies to "When Dream And Day Unite".
It certainly doesn't have the clean and polished sound that the next Images And Words (1992), Awake(1994), or any of their later albums. Its low budget production quality may be to blame for the lack of a top-end treble and bass, but this remastering job does help this.
There is a real rawness and a sense of urgency in the debut's sound that hasn't been prevalent since then, and for this you can tell that Dream Theater at the beginning just wanted to rock out.

At the time when "When Dream And Day Unite" was recorded, Dream Theater carried influences and an overall sound which resembled a mid-80s Rush mixed with Queensryche's metallic edge.
The fact that Dominici sings much in a Geddy Lee style makes the band lean into this quality even more. James LaBrie hasn't come along yet and his range definitely outclasses Dominici's, but he certainly has authority and personality.

So, taken for what it is, this sound is definitely a good thing in my book because I dig every era of Rush, and I love elaborated keyboards. Kevin Moore not only knows how to write outstanding songs and melodies, but his atmoshperic keyboard flourishes and solos are quite unique.
And everyone knows about the excellent musicianship interplay between Moore, Petrucci, Portnoy, & Myung, and their chemistry.

"When Dream And Day Unite" has its own unique feel generating from it and you can't really say that about a lot of music. Not only that, but the song compositions combining Rush and Quensryche here were ahead of their time.
Before their breakthrough Images And Words and Awake albums came along and spawned hundred of clone bands (not all good I'm afraid), there was hardly anyone doing this kind of stuff in the late '80s.

'A Fortune In Lies' starts the debut off well, which is still a concert favorite to this day. By the end of the track, you have a clear picture on what Dream Theater is all about. 'Status Seeker' comes next and it's actually a personal favorite of mine, despite being underrated.
Everyone who's seen DT live has heard the concert staple 'Ytse Jam' (that's "Majesty" backwards), which sports some stellar instrumental musicianship, and it never comes across as wankery which sadly the band is often accused of doing by non-fans.

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The best song on here has to be 'The Killing Hand', containing incredible buildup throughout its 8-minutes and is probably the closest thing to their songwriting mastery on the following albums.
There's some other overlooked material on here, such as the ever-changing 'Light Fuse And Get Away', the melodic 'Afterlife', and the dark and mystical sounding 'The Ones Who Help To Set The Sun'. 'Only A Matter Of Time' finishes on a strong note.

"When Dream And Day Unite" marks as a solid entry in the Dream Theater catalog. It certainly doesn't have the instant appeal that I&W, Awake, or 6 Degrees Of Inner Turbulence have. However, like a lot of DT's albums, its charm and genius opens up over time.
The remastering was certainly necessary, and now everything sound more compact, fuller, with a best bass definition. Do make sure to check this quite rocking album. No Dream Theater collection is complete without this one.


Universal Music Japan 【UICY-75604】
D R E A M   T H E A T E R
「 CARDBOARD SLEEVE REISSUE SERIES 」

01 - A Fortune In Lies
02 - Status Seeker
03 - Ytse Jam (Instrumental)
04 - The Killing Hand
05 - Light Fuse And Get Away
06 - Afterlife
07 - The Ones Who Help To Set The Sun
08 - Only A Matter Of Time

Charlie Dominici – lead vocals
John Petrucci – guitars
Kevin Moore – keyboards
John Myung – bass
Mike Portnoy – drums


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Saturday, February 16, 2019

V.A. - 0dayrox Advanced Releases March-April 2019 - Vol.2

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Let's go with the first advanced singles from the most anticipated albums this year.
'Winds Of Change' is the long-awaited follow-up to Jim Peterik’s now legendary JIM PETERIK & WORLD STAGE album. Set for release on April 26th, 'Winds Of Change' will be another melodic rock diamond featuring brand new Peterik songs in collaboration with a who’s who of melodic rock’s greatest superstars, including Kevin Chalfant (ex-The Storm), Dennis DeYoung (ex-Styx), Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, Kelly Keagy (Night Ranger), Lars Safsund and Robert Sall (Work Of Art), Toby Hitchcock (Pride Of Lions), Danny Vaughn (Tyketto), Mike Reno (Loverboy), Kevin Cronin (REO Speedwagon), Jason Scheff (ex-Chicago), and a very special previously unreleased track by the late, great Jimi Jamison.
The first single is "Without a Bullet Being Fired", featuring Loverboy's Mike Reno, a wonderful pure '80s-style sweet melodic rocker.

WHITESNAKE have announced the release of their new studio album, 'Flesh & Blood', on May 10 via Frontiers Music Srl. The details for the long-promised album have all been revealed alongside the first single, "Shut Up & Kiss Me." Opening with a street-cruising riff and prowling downbeat, the song has all the trademarks of classic Whitesnake, falling somewhere between their bluesy origins and late '80s glam shimmer. Guitarists Reb Beach and Joel Hoekstra do battle, tearing off beaming melodies and there's a stronger sense of community on the chorus with backing vocal depth.

One of the greatest American AOR bands from the '80s are back; FORTUNE will release "Fortune II" next April via Frontiers Music. Founded by bros. Richard y Mick Fortune, the band released in 1985 what is considered one of the greatest AOR albums of all time. “Shelter Of The Night“ is the first single off the new album, a wonderful melodic tune.

A NEW REVENGE is the name of the new super group consisting of Tim Ripper Owens (Judas Priest), Keri Kelli (Alice Cooper), James Kottak (Scorpions. Kingdom Come), and Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy et all). "The Way" is the first single / video from their debut album "Enemies & Lovers" coming March 29th thru Golden Robot Records, and this baby rocks hard, heavy.



QUEENSRŸCHE has released the 2nd single taken from the band's upcoming album, "The Verdict", which will be released on March 1 via Century Media Records. Titled "Blood of the Levant" this is killer rocker planty of groove and terrific vocals.

‘Long Way Home’ is the first DeVICIOUS single taken from their forthcoming album ‘Reflections’. The album will be released worldwide March 1st on Metalapolis Records. ‘Long Way Home’ perfectly shows that ‘Reflections’ is not just a copy of their debut album “Never Say Never”. The new album contains more riffing, more rhythm and more punch without losing focus on the melodies and the DeVicious trademarks.

Sacramento, California rockers TESLA have released "Taste Like." The track comes off their eighth studio album, 'Shock', due March 8 via UMC. As previously reported, 'Shock' has been produced by and co-written with Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen. "Taste Like" is a cheerful, gritty rocking song that stays true to the band's bluesy, '70s-inspired roots.

Celebrated combo CATS IN SPACE will release 'Daytrip To Narnia', their third album, on Friday 8th March 2019. 'Daytrip To Narnia' builds on the success of the critically acclaimed 'Too Many Gods' from 2015 and 2017s 'Scarecrow which made the UK Top 30 chart, and reviews worldwide were nothing short of astounding.
The second half of the new album it's the conceptual 27 minute epic that is 'The Story Of Johnny Rocket', split into several songs. "The Story Of Johnny Rocket III: Thunder In The Night" is one of the advances, and it's pure Cats In Space.

MICHAEL THOMPSON BAND is back with a brand new album entitled ‘Love And Beyond’. For this release, Michael wanted to return to the polished AOR sound of the band’s 1989 debut, ‘How Long’, so once again teamed up with Wyn Davis to mix the album. Renowned songwriter and musician Mark Spiro is involved in the songwriting as well as appearing on vocals together with Larry King and Larry Antonino, who is best known for being the bass player in Unruly Child. Another member of that band, Guy Allison, appears on keyboards.
The title track is the first single, an elegant melody typical MTB.



The second single "Blackout The Sun" from LAST IN LINE has been released. The track is taken from the band's sophomore album, "II", which will be released on February 22 via Frontiers Music Srl. As with 2016's "Heavy Crown", the new disc was produced by DOKKEN and FOREIGNER bassist Jeff Pilson. Great classic hard rock.

Excellent Australian-American hard rock collective THE DEAD DAISIES recently revealed music from their latest album, 'Burn It Down', would feature exclusively as the soundtrack for the upcoming horror anthology TV series, “Welcome To Daisyland”. In conjunction, THE DEAD DAISIES are releasing their new single “Dead And Gone (Swamp Version)". The track will also feature in Episode 2 of the Series.


01 Jim Peterik & World Stage - Without a Bullet Being Fired (feat Mike Reno)
02 Fortune - Shelter of the Night
03 Whitesnake - Shut Up & Kiss Me
04 A New Revenge - The Way
05 Queensrÿche - Blood of the Levant
06 DeVicious - Long Way Home
07 Tesla - Taste Like
08 Cats in Space - The Story Of Johnny Rocket III: Thunder In The Night
09 Michael Thompson Band - Love & Beyond
10 Gary Hoey - Don't Come Crying (feat. Ian Hoey)
11 Last In Line - Blackout the Sun
12 Spirits Of Fire - It's Everywhere
13 The Dead Daisies - Dead and Gone (Swamp Version)


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DREAM THEATER - Distance Over Time [Special Edition Digipak +1] (2019)

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"Distance Over Time" is the band's 14th studio album and debut for InsideOutMusic Music from DREAM THEATER. The influential progressive metal band have sold over 15 million records worldwide and for this record they have approached things a little differently.
For the first time, the bandmates lived, wrote & recorded together at the secluded Yonderbarn studios in Monticello, NY over the course of four months. For the new album the band wanted to return to their roots and produce a more organic record.

Since their genesis in Eighties, masters of the progressive Dream Theater established a brotherhood that they consider as integral to the creation of their music, if not more so, than the harmony of the instruments alone.
During the summer of 2018, a four month period delegated to producing a new record, the band made a conscious decision to touch base with these core values. Removing themselves from the regular intensity of citified structures in favor of more sequestered pastures, Dream Theater wound up tucked away at the secluded, five-acre Yonderbarn studios in Monticello, NY, manning barbecues, enjoying bourbon, as well as writing and recording their new record, ‘Distance Over Time’.
An organic return to roots brought to life by an almost renewed familial chemistry, there is little wonder as to why these legends and their fans grow more excited for its release on February 22nd.

As is often the case with an upcoming Dream Theater album, a curious trepidation is stirred up with regards to what they will deliver next.
While the band do indeed have a trademark sound, ‘Distance Over Time’ proves that in 2019 they remain artistically brave, nurturing this sound once again, aligning it with their current incarnation.
The electrifying “Paralyzed” serves as a vital representation of this. From its opening moments that see guitarist John Petrucci and drummer Mike Mangini bouncing off one another through an alarmingly enjoyable rhythmic interlock, to more large scale moments orchestrated by the versatile vocal delivery of singer James LaBrie, “Paralyzed” is simply ineradicable among this albums best.

To their delight, fans were gifted with a handful of leading singles in the run up to the release of ‘Distance Over Time’. The highly praised “Fall Into The Light” captures the band in their stylistic element.
Though it was the studio play-through of “Untethered Angel” that portrayed Dream Theater at some of their progressive best. As keyboard player Jordan Rudess dances masterfully over his keys, he does so with a technical proficiency that simultaneously inspires while intimidates. As we look on in what can only be described as a jaw dropping giddiness, watching Rudess perform as his fellow band mates both support his moments and quickly pass the torch around the room for their own, quickly shifting the dynamic with ease, there is an evident enjoyment among them reflected in each and every track.
Perhaps none more so than in the unexpected ballad entitled “Out Of Reach”.

Dream Theater are no strangers to flirting with the wistful, musing and melancholic sides of their personalities. “Out Of Reach” is easily deserving of occupying a place among some of their best examples of this. Built primarily around a simple, recurring melody on piano, elevated by the subtle nuances in a rare, stripped back performance by bassist John Myung, there lives an ethereal atmosphere deeply entrenched throughout this beautiful piece.

The opening bars of “Barstool Warrior” present the more familiar progressive side of the band. The doubled guitar and keyboard opening riff, along with the bass and drum coordinated hits, signals the versatility of the songs the band put together in their time at the studio. The increased contributions and involvement of Myung and Mangini are uncovered during the opening segment in which Mangini exhibits his technique and speed with some terrific drumming as a transition to another beautiful melody from the bands guitar master. Petrucci’s lead lines show so much growth and dynamic attention, fans familiar with past songs like “Hell’s Kitchen” will be taken back to a time when these musicians were composing timeless classics.

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“Room 137” is a song which clocks in at about 4.5 minutes of really cool heavy guitar riffs and a pounding and steady interaction between drums and heavy distortion guitars, like the kind of sound which is born out of jam sessions with your long time brothers. This song’s prog pedigree comes in the form of a chorus which has a descending chord progression with tight vocal harmonies alternating from the left to the right with an almost sinister tone which becomes very hypnotizing and memorable.

On the following song, “S2N”, the silent man of the band, Myung, gives his signature precision in the opening riff. It has been a long time since his bass has sat so well in the mix and production. The odd time signatures fit right in as the song builds an allows a Petrucci to perform a guitar solo with what sounds like some advanced two-handed tapping technique which only true guitar heroes can master. The song concludes with another deep grooving riff by the rhythm guitar and bass all while Rudess kills another keyboard solo.

Getting its name from Carl Sagan’s book, “Pale Blue Dot” deals with a reflection of how humans are to treat each other on this little planet in the vast cosmos of space. Big and deep thoughts inspired the advanced and intricate instrumentation of this album closer with stuff which past Dream Theater musical masterpieces have brought to the world of Prog Metal.
The satisfaction achieved on this awesome album closer serves as a confirmation that in the landscape of progressive metal, Dream Theater are still the entrenched kings of the genre.
In addition, for good measure, the band channels their inner Deep Purple character on the fun bonus track, “Viper King.”

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"Distance Over Time" gives a listening experience in which every member shines individually and collectively as a group, resulting in a collection of songs which balance a melodic focus, heavy instrumentation, and unparalleled skill. The sequences of the songs make this an easy and exciting listening adventure from beginning to end.
The mix and production have never been better in presenting a powerful and clear sound. It sounds fun, entertaining, and memorable.
Their unified focus and effort has resulted in their best and most impressive outing in a very long time. There are certainly reminders of all their past albums throughout and it is a terrific accomplishment as they mark 30 years of existence.

But as the band took an non-traditional method in the approach to this project to reconnect with each other, one can say with confidence, "Distance Over Time" definitely marks a new and fresh beginning for Dream Theater.
A record that is wildly invigorating, enchantingly emotive and honors a brotherhood only few have been fortunate enough to know.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED


01 - Untethered Angel
02 - Paralyzed
03 - Fall Into the Light
04 - Barstool Warrior
05 - Room 137
06 - S2N
07 - At Wit's End
08 - Out Of Reach
09 - Pale Blue Dot
10 - Viper King (Bonus Track)

James LaBrie - Vocals
John Petrucci - Guitars, Vocals
John Myung - Bass
Jordan Rudess - Keyboards, Synths
Mike Mangini - Drums


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V.A. - 0dayrox Advanced Releases March-April 2019 - Vol.1

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Let's go with the first advanced singles from the most anticipated albums this year.
Melodic Hard rockers HARDLINE consisting of singer Johnny Gioeli, keyboardist Alessandro Del Vecchio, guitarist Mario Percudani, bassist Anna Portalupi and drummer Marco Di Salvia have released a new single titled “Take A Chance” from their upcoming new studio album 'Life', which will be released via Frontiers Music Srl on April 26, 2019. This a really good advance from this terrific band.

Canada's cult hard rockers BRIGHTON ROCK has released their first original single in over 28 years, "End Of Time", mixed by legendary producer Beau Hill. There's a full album in the making. Love this band, and this tracks rocks!

Already since 1985, Swedes ROULETTE are active in the AOR scene. On March 22, the Swedes will announce the arrival of their new album "Now!" via Black Lodge Records. Still with original members singer Thomas Lundgren and guitarist Magnus Nelin, this band delivers pure AOR as heard on the fantastic single 'We Can Make It'.

Celebrated combo CATS IN SPACE will release 'Daytrip To Narnia', their third album, on Friday 8th March 2019. 'Daytrip To Narnia' builds on the success of the critically acclaimed 'Too Many Gods' from 2015 and 2017s 'Scarecrow which made the UK Top 30 chart, and reviews worldwide were nothing short of astounding.
The second half of the new album it's the conceptual 27 minute epic that is 'The Story Of Johnny Rocket', split into several songs. 'The Story Of Johnny Rocket II: Johnny Rocket' is one of the advances, and it's pure Cats In Space.



Sacramento, California rockers TESLA have released "Taste Like." The track comes off their eighth studio album, 'Shock', due March 8 via UMC. As previously reported, 'Shock' has been produced by and co-written with Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen. Title track "Shock" is a groovy midtempo, very Tesla but with some Def Lepp on it as well!

Alongside their new studio album, WHITESNAKE will release ‘Slide It In: The Ultimate Special Edition‘, available on March 8th. The 6CD/DVD collection includes newly remastered versions of both the UK and US mixes of the album as well as the 35th Anniversary Remixes from 2019, plus unreleased live and studio recordings.
The new advance, a 6-minute version of 'Slow An' Easy (US Mix, 2019 Remaster)' sounds awesome.

With the great Åge Sten Nilsen (Wig Wam, Ammunition) guest on vocals, 'Never Let You Go' is another single from DeVICIOUS, taken from their forthcoming album ‘Reflections’. The album will be released worldwide March 1st on Metalapolis Records. A very catchty melodic hard rocker.



MÄRVEL, the masked metal band is not exactly my cup of tea. But the band has recorded an awesome version of ’Keep Pushin’, the REO Speedwagon's classic track, where the trio puts a new spin highlighting everything good while making it dangerous and wild. Rocks!

Mighty YNGWIE MALMSTEEN has announced details of his new album, 'Blue Lightning', due March 29 via Mascot Records. The album’s first single, “Sun’s Up Top’s Down” has surfaced. 'Blue Lightning' finds Malmsteen paying homage to the blues, which is ok. Which is not is the production sound... judge yourself.


01 Brighton Rock - End of Time
02 Hardline - Take a Chance
03 Roulette - We Can Make It
04 Cannata - Juliette
05 Cats In Space - The Story Of Johnny Rocket II: Johnny Rocket
06 Tesla - Shock
07 Whitesnake - Slow An' Easy (US Mix, 2019 Remaster)
08 DeVicious - Never Let You Go (feat Åge Sten Nilsen)
09 Marvel - Keep Pushin'
10 Suzi Quatro - No Soul / No Control
11 White Devil Detroit - Cummin' Down
12 Lance King - Limitless
13 Yngwie Malmsteen - Sun's Up Top's Down


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AVANTASIA - Moonglow [Limited Digipak 2-CD] (2019)

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After 2 weeks delayed, the wait is finally over and Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA will release next Friday its new album "Moonglow". The new opus once again features several stellar guest vocalists. This time round, Tobias worked not only with well-known faces such as Ronnie Atkins (Pretty Maids), Jorn Lande, Eric Martin (Mr Big), Geoff Tate (Operation:Mindcrime), Michael Kiske (Helloween) or Bob Catley (Magnum), but also with new singers for the project like Candice Night, Hansi Kürsch as well as Mille Petrozza.

"Moonglow" is the beginning of Phase Four in the Avantasia series, and all signs indicate that this album is a shift in musical direction for the project, without abandoning the Power Metal flavour that has made it so successful.
Unlike previous Avantasia albums that have focused on telling a complete story throughout the record, "Moonglow" appears to be more of a thematic concept album in the vein of Steven Wilson’s The Raven That Refused To Sing or Ayreon’s The Dream Sequencer Pts 1 & 2.

None of the singers play characters and there is no overarching story with a beginning, middle and end; instead, there is one central character, and each song is a window into his navigation through the "Moonglow" universe.
This makes for a more relaxed listening environment, as the songs are given more breathing room to stand up on their own rather than have the pressure of moving the story forward.

From the very first note, it’s obvious that this is not your typical Avantasia album. Most of the previous records have started with an instrumental build-up, based around either a riff (Like on “Twisted Mind” from Scarecrow or “Mystery of a Blood Red Nose” from Ghostlights) or on an atmospheric symphonic prelude (Like The Metal Opera Pts 1 & 2).
But Moonglow’s opening track “Ghost in The Moon” begins straight away with a subdued vocal from Sammet over a Meat Loaf-esque piano run. As the rest of the band comes in with big bombastic note stabs under Sammet’s passionate melody, the invitation to join the journey is irresistible.

The usage of different dynamics continues strongly throughout the first half of the record. “Book of Shallows” features a balls-to-the wall heavy rhythm, in line with something Petrozza would do with Kreator. However, the verses are shared by Atkins, Lande and Kürsch , who all have a gravelly tone to their voices which contrasts well with Sammet’s smooth wail.

This is followed by the title track, featuring Candice Night. I was expecting a soft ballad more in line with Night’s work in her own band, and the song actually starts out that way, with Sammet subtlety singing over strings, bass drum and piano. As soon as it’s time for Night to start singing, however, the whole band kicks in with a steady beat for her to soar over. The chorus of this song is just catchy and is bound to get stuck in your head after just one listen.

“The Raven Child” is the album’s longest track, so it’s no surprise that it has the most going on in terms of musical variation. The first part of the song features strong medieval Celtic influences; acoustic guitar, harp, bodhran and strings. Above this, Lande, Kürsch and Sammet all share vocals, and there's solid guitar solos from Sascha Paeth combining long vibrato notes with technical shredding.
“Starlight” is quite bombastic, melodic, soft during verses but with a big anthemic chorus and very rocking n' catchy.

More variation is explored on the next two tracks, both of which feature Geoff Tate and form one 10-minute suite. “Invincible” is a soft piano ballad, where Tate is given the chance to show off the subtlety and vibrato that was found in softer Queensrÿche tracks like 'Silent Lucidity'. It segues straight into “Alchemy”, which is a full embracement of symphonic metal tropes. Tate pulls back as the first verse begins, but by the time the chorus kicks in, he’s fully in his element, showcasing the big operatic voice he’s best known for.

“Piper At The Gates Of Dawn” features more singers than any other track on the album, including the long-awaited arrival of Eric Martin and Bob Catley. Unfortunately, this means the singers only sing one or two lines at a time and the end result is a bit of a vocal mess. Don’t get me wrong, the track is just as good as the rest of the album, but with all the different singers trying to outdo themselves, it was very difficult to distinguish them. Fortunately, Catley gets to show off his deep, smooth voice in the next track, “Lavender”, but Eric Martin, who is one of my favourite singers, only has one or two recognizable lines in “Piper”, while the rest of the time he seems to be trying to make his voice gravellier to match the other singers.

The final original song on the album, “Requiem for A Dream” starts with a beautiful choral intro, then there's a powerful performance from Michael Kiske and a bass solo from Sammet, all around super-fast drums and guitar.

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But Sammet has an encore up his sleeve to finish off "Moonglow" on a musical high – it’s a cover of Michael Sembello’s synthpop staple “Maniac”, reworked in Avantasia style and performed as a duet with Eric Martin. Here he is in his element and easily identifiable. The arrangement is incredibly logical and aurally pleasing, with the guitars and keyboards blended together to breathe new life into the classic song. Martin and Sammet sound like they’re having heaps of fun on this track, and it’s a nice light-hearted surprise to finish off the record.

"Moonglow" is just another very good chapter in Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA history, this time with a welcomed variation not needing to specifically follow a story and working more like a 'song format' release. However, this new opus works better as an 'album' experience, listening to it in full.
The 'metal' factor is still there, but for the most part this is commercial hard rock plenty of hooks, and after the fisrt listen many of the choruses are now stuck in my head.
Highly Recommended to all kind of rock music aficionados


01. Ghost In The Moon

02. Book Of Shallows
(feat. Hansi Kürsch , Ronnie Atkins , Jorn & Mille Petrozza)

03. Moonglow
(feat. Candice Night)

04. The Raven Child
(feat. Hansi Kürsch & Jorn Lande)

05. Starlight
(feat. Ronnie Atkins)

06. Invincible
(feat. Geoff Tate)

07. Alchemy
(feat. Geoff Tate)

08. The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
(feat. R. Atkins, Jorn, Eric Martin, Bob Catley & Geoff Tate)

09. Lavender
(feat. Bob Catley)

10. Requiem For A Dream
(feat. Michael Kiske)

11. Maniac
(feat. Eric Martin)

12. Heart (Bonus Track)


BONUS CD:
01 - Ghost in the Moon (Instrumental Version)
02 - Book of Shallows (Instrumental Version)
03 - Moonglow (Instrumental Version)
04 - The Raven Child (Instrumental Version)
05 - Starlight (Instrumental Version)
06 - Invincible (Instrumental Version)
07 - Alchemy (Instrumental Version)
08 - The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (Instrumental Version)
09 - Lavender (Instrumental Version)
10 - Requiem for a Dream (Instrumental Version)
11 - Maniac (Instrumental Version)


Tobias Sammet – lead vocals, keyboards, bass
Sascha Paeth – guitar, bass
Michael Rodenberg – keyboard, piano, orchestration
Felix Bohnke – drums

Guest vocalists:
Ronnie Atkins (Pretty Maids)
Jorn Lande (Jorn)
Eric Martin (Mr. Big)
Geoff Tate (Operation:Mindcrime)
Michael Kiske (Helloween)
Bob Catley (Magnum)
Candice Night (Blackmore's Night)
Hansi Kursch (Blind Guardian)
Mille Petrozza (Kreator)


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Friday, February 15, 2019

RED SODA - Decades To Midnight (2019)

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From time to time we present here at 0dayrox artists from the Synthwave scene. Dozens of new names appear each month, and we select only the best. Most are 'one-man-band' projects creating home-made music based on synths. But there's also 'real bands' in this genre and this is the case with RED SODA. "Decades To Midnight" is the title of their new album, and believe me, they are better than many current major label acts.

Hailing from France, the core of Red Soda are vocalist Soda Runk and multi-instrumentalist Fred Colombo (keyboards, synths, programming, backing vocals) also main songwriter & producer. However this is a stable group with rotating musicians including a guitar player, bassist and human drummer.

Red Soda got several albums / EP under their belt, and play live regular gigs per month. So we're talkig about a 'real band' here.
Additionally, Red Soda craft each album in a professional way: "Decades To Midnight" has been mixed & mastered by Colombo at Niss'art Studio in Nice. Not your typical Synthwave pro-tools home production.

And what about the music then?
Red Soda are obviously synth based retro-wave, but they sound like a real rock&pop band from the '80s. Not only in its instrumentation, performances and mix, but also production-wise. Forget here the 'low-fi' style (which I love btw) of many Synthwave artists, Red Soda "Decades To Midnight" sounds huge.

Think Kenny Loggins circa 1986 (the track 'Red Alert'), Johnny Hates Jazz ('Tears We Cry') and a-Ha ('Virtually Yours'). Of course several tracks are more synth oriented such as 'The Road to Forever' (akin Magic Dance), or 'Arcade Hero' which title speaks by itself, sounding like if taken from Robocop's soundtrack.

Then Red Soda are different as well due their 'rock pulse': they add real guitar solos to most of the songs, and quite killer if you ask me.
Take as example "Big Child". The song starts pretty synth based, but at the second verse Soda Runk's vocals sounds like a young Chris Ousey, and the song overall pretty much like '80s AOR British bands. But wait, then a kick ass guitar solo explodes in a true Melodic Rock fashion.

Many of the songs feature guitars solos - mostly performed by Matt Hodson, a guy who worked alongside Colombo for the great Lance King (Balance Of Power) last solo album - so expect an axe-man with a metal profile.
Besides, Red Soda make a wise and clever use of saxophone (check 'On-Tape Romance') with punchy effects sounding like a guitar.

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I am in love with Red Soda. These guys nailed the true '80s sound & feel like few.
"Decades to Midnight" is pitch-perfect '80s rock&pop with flawless production, first class performances (did I mentioned that Soda Runk is a great vocalist?) and most importantly: great songs!

Seriously, while marketed as part of the Synthwave scene, musically Red Soda are much more expansive than this particular genre, and have crafted here a genuine retro album that sounds like it really was made in the mid-80s.
Do you love the '80s? You can't miss "Decades to Midnight". Believe me.
HIGHLY Recommended

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01 - The Road to Forever
02 - Red Alert
03 - Tears We Cry
04 - Virtually Yours (Press Start)
05 - Strobe Love
06 - Arcade Hero
07 - Nightscape
08 - Mom
09 - Big Child
10 - On-Tape Romance
11 - What You Mean to Me
12 - Under the Bridge
13 - Try Again

Lead vocals: Soda Runk
Keyboards, synths, programming, backing vocals: Fred Colombo
Lead vocals on "Nightscape" by Fred Colombo
Guitar solos on "Arcade Hero" & "Big Child" by Matt Hodsdon
Saxophone by Olivier Hoarau
Guitars on "Red Alert" & "Virtually Yours" by Julien Negro
Guitar on "Under The Bridge" by Ryan Leslie


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INTERACTION - Warriors [2-CD Anthology] (2019)

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Now this is a true rarity: next March 1 will be released "Warriors [2-CD Anthology]", the first ever on CD music from INTERACTION, a pioneer melodic hard rock band from the Swedish scene.
Interaction were one of first Swedish hard rock bands, having been formed in 1979 but also existing under different names since the early Seventies. With a career spanning over 15 years, the group released a series of demos, songs included into 'bands compilations', and an EP.

With the possibilities of today's technology, it was a matter of time until all this material was available for the first time on CD, compiled into this very interesting anthology.
Janne Stark, the well known Swedish guitar player from Grand Design and author of the Swedish Hard Rock & Heavy Metal Encyclopedia, dropped the idea and set the wheels in motion and thanks to him, pretty soon you'll be holding in your hands a double disc deluxe CD reissue featuring almost everything the band has ever recorded.

It's fun and illustrative to hear how Interaction musically evolved over the years.
On Disc 1 we have the early material of the band, consisting of demos and two songs Interaction recorded for a indie bands 3-LP compilation titled 'Rockslaget - 20 Grupper - 40 Låtar', featuring Scandinavian unsigned acts.
It's obvious the NWOBHM influence on these songs from the early '80s, both sound and style, all based in melody. Just check out 'It's Right', 'Stuck in Drugs' or 'Impressions', akin Praying Mantis or Saxon.
Later appear mid-Eighties material and the orientation changed for European flavored hard rock, like on 'Deep in My Soul', 'Heavy Night', ' Turn up the Light' or the catchy 'You Make Me so Wild'.



The last part of Disc 1 showcases Interaction's shift to the melodic hard / AOR trend of 1985/86 due to Europe's success, with synths into the mix. In this vein are 'Girls' (akin Fate), 'Helpless' (somehow reminds me of Virgina Wolf), and there's great synths / harmony / choruses on midtempo 'I Go Crazy' (similar to Airrace).

Disc 2 defintely encompass Interaction's '80s recordings, from the hard rockers 'It's a Game', 'Silver Lady' and the slightly pompy 'Angel', to their selftitled EP released by themselves in 1990. And this is the material I enjoyed so much.
Apart from the very good sound quality (professionally recorded EP), on songs like 'Warrior', 'Go Man Go', 'Pay with Rock', 'Shadows' (check the video-song above) and 'Turn It On', Interaction plays here pure late '80s Scandinavian keyboard driven AOR / Melodic Rock.
You'll love this.



A very, very interesting release from an obscure Swedish band, "Warriors [2-CD Anthology]" is not only a collectors material, but also an entertaining career spanning showcase from a Rock band throughout the '80s and how it morphed all over the years. The sound quality varies - many of these a rough demos - but it doesn't distract the enjoyment.
And for '80s AOR fans, having Interaction's 1990 songs available on CD is an added plus. All these are keyboard-fluffy driven tunes with great hooks and catchy choruses.
HIGHLY Recommended


DISC 1:
01 - Stuck in Drugs
02 - It's Right
03 - Woman in White
04 - Space Jail
05 - Heavy Night
06 - Turn up the Light
07 - You Make Me so Wild
08 - Impressions
09 - I'll Still Be Strong
10 - You've Got to Realize
11 - Strange Situation
12 - Deep in My Soul
13 - Girls
14 - Helpless
15 - I Go Crazy
16 - Take It Easy

DISC 2:
01 - Shadows
02 - It's a Game
03 - Silver Lady
04 - Angel
05 - Why Don't You Call Me
06 - Meaning of Life
07 - We Are the Leaders
08 - Woman
09 - Warrior
10 - Go Man Go
11 - Pay with Rock
12 - Shadows (EP Version)
13 - Turn It On

Håkan Windahl - Vocals
Peter Lindskog - Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards
Jim Johnsson - Guitar, Vocals
Johnny Granström - Bass, Vocals
Roger Karlsson - Drums, Vocals
Kenth Eriksson, Tibor Djember - Bass


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FOREIGNER - The Greatest Hits Of Foreigner Live In Concert +1 (2019)

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Today legendary rockers FOREIGNER are releasing a new live album, "The Greatest Hits Of Foreigner Live In Concert", including as bonus a new studio recording of their hit song "I Want To Know What Love Is".
Question is; we need another live release of Foreigner's current line-up? In this case, answer is yes, because this involves a benefit purpose.

Foreigner is donating the proceeds from "I Want To Know What Love Is - 2019 version" to Shriners Hospitals For Children.
Regarding the live hits, these are new recordings, including an extended version of "Juke Box Hero" (over a 12-minute performance), so for Foreigner fans this is collectors release.
The band sounds tight, and Kelly Hansen at the mic does an admirable job recreating these classic tunes.


01 - Head Games (Live)
02 - Feels Like the First Time (Live)
03 - Cold as Ice (Live)
04 - Hot Blooded (Live)
05 - Double Vision (Live)
06 - Dirty White Boy (Live)
07 - Urgent (Live)
08 - Juke Box Hero (Live)
09 - Waiting for a Girl Like You (Live)
10 - Say You Will (Live)
11 - Long, Long Way from Home (Live)
12 - I Want to Know What Love Is (New Studio Recording)

Kelly Hansen – lead vocals
Mick Jones – keyboards, backing vocals
Jeff Pilson – bass, backing vocals
Michael Bluestein – keyboards, backing vocals
Bruce Watson – guitar
Chris Frazier – drums
Thom Gimbel – sax, flute, keyboards, guitar, backing vocals


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ELECTRIC MARY - Mother (2019)

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Aussie rockers ELECTRIC MARY are ready to release their new album "Mother", their fourth full length, however due to various reasons this is their first LP since 2011. In the middle Spyder has joined on drums, linking up with existing members Rusty Brown (vocals), Pete Robinson (guitar, vocals), Brett Wood (guitar, vocals) and Alex Raunjak (bass).
Given that opening track “Gimmie Love” just starts with absolutely no intro whatsoever, we can assume maybe that there was a real urgency about Electric Mary this time around.

The refreshing thing about Electric Mary is that they don’t want to be an AC/DC clone like some fellow Australian rock bands. Instead they have a sound more in keeping with Bad Company and Free, hook filled hard rock with a bluesy edge.
They’ve got heroes to emulate after all. In their native Australia, they’re a big deal... Whitesnake took them on the road, Judas Priest asked them to support, Deep Purple had them in stadiums. Kiss, Alice Cooper, Motorhead, Def Leppard – they’ve opened for them all.

And I can hear why... they certainly pack a punch in their shorter songs, as "Mother" rocks like the proverbial mutha. Guitarists Robinson and Wood certainly know their way around a tasty riff and nifty solo.
Add in the distinctive vocals of Rusty Brown plus the mighty drumming of new guy Spyder and you have a LP made for playing loud.

The brilliant “Hold On To What You Got” has a classy Free-ish flavor, and the massive groove – when I say massive, then gargantuan is more appropriate – to “How Do You Do It” is ready to shake mountains, but the verse is absolutely bluesy and reflective.

A slow and easy guitar riff ushers in "Sorry Baby", a song that recalls the much missed Brit rockers Skin, both vocally and in sound. It has it all from the impassioned vocals through to a smoking guitar solo midway through, sterling stuff.
“The Way You Make Me Feel” is shorter, sharper and pretty effective. Reminiscent, maybe of the Little Angels, it whips up a real storm.

That is what Electric Mary do. They take from everywhere but build something all their own. Robinson and Wood’s guitars are largely to thank for that, but there is a real class about the whole 5-piece.

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This is classic rock / hard rock, and very, very well done. “Mother” is a record that has its roots in a different time, but belongs very much to the here and now. It is vast in scale and it wants it all. Nothing sounds as good as when a guitar comes through a Amp Stack, and that’s basically “Mother” in a nutshell.

Electric Mary can hitch a ride on the current New Wave of Classic Rock acts, despite maybe not being the newest band around and well known outside Down Under. Music to play loud and enjoy.
Highly Recommended


01. Gimme Love
02. Hold Onto What You Got
03. How Do You Do It
04. Sorry Baby
05. The Way You Make Me Feel
06. It’s Alright
07. Long Long Day
08. Woman

Rusty Brown - Lead Vocals
Pete Robinson - Guitar, Vocals
Alex Raunjak - Bass
Brett Wood - Guitar, Vocals
Spyder - Drums


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Thursday, February 14, 2019

BELLICOSE - Love On Ice [Digitally Remastered +7]

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This one was requested some time ago: the remastered reissue of BELLICOSE album "Love On Ice [Digitally Remastered +7]", the Texas band only album from 1989, plus 2 unreleased 1988 songs, and 4 very rare / unpublished demos from 1984.
The CD was released few years ago, numbered / limited to 1,000 copies, now out of print.

Bellicose was founded in Dallas, Texas, in 1983 when members of two local bands joined forces. Joey Darcangelo was lead vocalist for the band Sabotage. Ru Spearman and Michael Laurence were the guitar players for the band Rokker.
Once the line up was completed Bellicose recorded various demos, not released to the public, just with the sole purpose to shop to the major labels. It was a time when US hard rock / metal exploded, with hundred of bands aiming the same.
Unfortunately for the band the deal didn't arrived, but they keep playing the club circuit and composing songs.

A key point to the band’s career was the signing with MKM management, as they proposed to the band record and release their official debut album privately.
The band’s debut “Love On Ice” was recorded at Sound Logic Studio in Dallas, TX and released on CD in 1989.

BELLICOSE - Love On Ice [Digitally Remastered +7] booklet

The sound of Bellicose is pretty unique here; a mix of sharp guitars, glam / hair metal drumming, funky bass lines, and hard rock type of vocals. At places the music is pretty heavy, however melodic and plenty of hooks.
A band that always come to mind while listening to “Love On Ice” is Leatherwolf, but also early Queenryche, and add a pinch of Icon / Fifth Angel and the clean harmony of Heaven's Edge.

There's some amazing vocal performances by Darcangelo, and you have a second to none twin guitar attack from Michael Laurence & Ru Spearman.
Kickin' rockers such as "Torn From The Mold", the hooky title track, "The Blinding", the muscular "Dream Of The Sinner" or "Fight The Fire" are great examples of Bellicose skills; slick, powerful, clean '80s US hard rock with melody.

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Listening to “Love On Ice” one wonders how Bellicose didn't get a major label record deal. Because hearing the 1984 demo presented here as bonus they were already very good, so this isn't a case of 'arrived too late into the scene'.
The album sounds terrific - according to the complete liner notes, full color booklet with rare unseen photos & lyrics - the band spent more than six months mixing & re-recording parts to obtain one of the most polished indie CD's I ever heard. With such quality at hand, this remaster makes wonders.
This is some kind of an '80s lost little gem. Don't miss this album.
HIGHLY Recommended

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01 - Love On Ice
02 - Torn From The Mold
03 - The Blinding
04 - Fight The Fire
05 - Run For Cover
06 - If Only
07 - The Mercenary
08 - Dream Of The Sinner
09 - Daniel Lee
BONUS TRACKS:
10 - Razors Edge (1988 Demo)
11 - Spirit Child (1988 Unreleased Track)
12 - Dayz End (1984 Demo)
13 - Run For Cover (1984 Demo)
14 - Landslide (1984 Demo)
15 - Why Can't We Live (1984 Demo)
16 - Torn From the Mold (1984 Demo)

Joe Darangelo - lead vocals
Michael Laurence - guitar, vocals
Ru Spearman - guitar, vocals
Steven Grillo - bass
Tim Grugle - drums
Staley Rogers - bass (1984 demo)
Mike Gage - drums (1984 demo)
Zak Johnson - bass (1988 tracks)


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