Friday, March 22, 2019

UFO - Will The Last Man Standing (Turn Out The Light): The Best of UFO Remastered (2019) *EXCLUSIVE*

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Legendary hard rock band UFO has a new 2-CD set out today titled "Will The Last Man Standing (Turn Out The Light): The Best of UFO", covering the band's Chrysalis era (1973-1986).
This set has been newly remastered 2019 from the original analog production masters by Andy Pearce, and feature new sleeve notes by journalist Malcolm Dome.
Are these names familiar? Yes, both are from the Rock Candy Records team.

UFO are widely regarded as one of the UK’s best and most influential hard rock acts in history, and this year they are celebrating their 50th year in existence with their final world tour.
This double album brings together the best of the material they recorded in what is considered their halcyon years for the Chrysalis label.
The compilation has been created in conjunction with members Phil Mogg and Andy Parker who have provided new insights for the notes.

UFO is an essential band in your collection, and "Will The Last Man Standing (Turn Out The Light): The Best of UFO" delivers pretty much the best of this terrific band, including Michael Schenker's era.
The sound quality of this 2019 remastering is great, fuller, really welcomed especially on the older songs.
HIGHLY Recommended

CD 1:
1. Doctor Doctor (2019 Remaster)
2. Rock Bottom (2019 Remaster)
3. Shoot Shoot (2019 Remaster)
4. Too Hot To Handle (2019 Remaster)
5. Only You Can Rock Me (2019 Remaster)
6. Lights Out (2019 Remaster)
7. Young Blood (2019 Remaster)
8. Lonely Heart (2019 Remaster)
9. We Belong To The Night (2019 Remaster)
10. Let It Rain (2019 Remaster)
11. Couldn't Get It Right (2019 Remaster)
12. Electric Phase (2019 Remaster)
13. Doing It All For You (2019 Remaster)
14. When Its Time To Rock (2019 Remaster)
15. Out In The Streets (2019 Remaster)
16. Mother Mary (2019 Remaster)

CD 2:
1. Natural Thing (2019 Remaster)
2. I'm A Loser (2019 Remaster)
3. Lookin' Out For No. 1 (2019 Remaster)
4. Cherry (2019 Remaster)
5. Born To Lose (2019 Remaster)
6. Love To Love (2019 Remaster)
7. This Kids (2019 Remaster)
8. Let It Roll (2019 Remaster)
9. Highway Lady (2019 Remaster)
10. Can You Roll Her (2019 Remaster)
11. Alone Again Or (2019 Remaster)
12. Try Me (2019 Remaster)
13. Gettin' Ready (2019 Remaster)
14. Back Into My Life (2019 Remaster)
15. Call My Name (2019 Remaster)
16. Night Run (2019 Remaster)
17. Lettin' Go (2019 Remaster)



HAREM SCAREM - The Ultimate Collection [digital version 8-albums] (2019)

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On March 22nd, HAREM SCAREM will release 'The Ultimate Collection Box Set', a 14-CD limited edition deluxe box set, and four titles (Weight Of The World, Higher, Thirteen, United) on limited edition color vinyl via Frontiers Music.
This is a very Limited Edition Box Set including all 13 Harem Scarem albums plus a disc of rarities. This digital version only includes 8 albums.

One of Canada’s finest melodic hard rock bands, Harem Scarem were formed in 1987 by guitarist Pete Lesperance and singer Harry Hess, formerly of the metal band Blind Vengeance. The lineup was rounded out by Darren Smith (drums) and Mike Gionet (bass).
They recorded a demo in 1989 and on the strength of it, they were signed to Warner Music. Their self-titled album was a significant success in Canada and paved the way to the release of the heavier “Mood Swings” album in 1993, often considered the crown jewel of their early releases.
Harem Scarem kept on releasing albums regularly during the 90s, until they decided to ultimately change their name and music style to Rubber between 1999 and 2001.

In 2002, the band came back to melodic hard rock scene with the milestone album “Weight of the World,” which was their first proper release in the European marketplace thanks to their newly signed deal with Frontiers.
With the Italian label, Harem Scarem released another five original albums (not counting 2006’s “Human Nature” and the remake of “Mood Swings” in 2013, which marked the band’s return after a 5 years hiatus after the release of 2008’s “Overload”).

Given the particularly prolific nature of relationship between Frontiers and the band, it was decided to make the band’s catalog (some albums out of print) available in an exclusive and limited edition box set, in cooperation with Warner Music who kindly agreed to license the band’s first five studio albums.
That's why these are not available digitally, only on physical CD into the box.

The result is a mammoth box set inclusive of 13 studio records encompassing the whole discography of Harem Scarem with a gargantuan amount of rare, unreleased, and bonus tracks which make up a full bonus disc (in addition to original bonus tracks added to the individual albums).

And on top of this, Frontiers and the band decided to add a special one time limited run of colored vinyls for the signature catalogue releases: “Weight of the World,” “Higher”, “Thirteen”, and the band’s last studio album, “United”.
HIGHLY Recommended

CD 6. Weight Of The World
01 - Weight Of The World
02 - Killing Me
03 - Outside Your Window
04 - All I Want
05 - This Ain't Over
06 - Internude
07 - You Ruined Everything
08 - Charmed Life
09 - If You
10 - See Saw
11 - Voice Inside
12 - End Of Time (Bonus track)

CD 7. Higher
01 - Reach
02 - Waited
03 - Torn Right Out
04 - Give It To You
05 - Higher
06 - Run And Hide
07 - Lucky Ones
08 - Lies
09 - Gone
10 - Lost
11 - Wishing (Bonus Track)
12 - Higher [Acoustic] (Bonus Track)

CD 8. Overload
01 - Dagger
02 - Afterglow
03 - Rise & Fall
04 - Don't Come Easy
05 - Can't Live With You
06 - Forgive & Forget
07 - All You're Getting
08 - Leading Me On
09 - Understand You
10 - Same Mistakes

CD 9. Human Nature
01 - Human Nature
02 - Next Time Around
03 - Caught up in Your World
04 - Reality
05 - Hanging On (Human
06 - Don't Throw It Away
07 - Give Love Get Love
08 - 21
09 - Starlight
10 - Going Under
11 - Tomorrow May Be Gone
12 - Human Nature (Acoustic Bonus Track)
13 - Caught up in Your World (Acoustic Bonus Track)

CD 10. Hope
01 - Watch Your Back
02 - Time Bomb
03 - Hope
04 - Days Are Numbered
05 - Dark Times
06 - Beyond Repair
07 - Never Too Late
08 - Shooting Star
09 - Calm Before The Storm
10 - Nothing Without You

CD 11. Thirteen
01 - Garden Of Eden
02 - Live It
03 - Early Warning Signs
04 - The Midnight Hours
05 - Whatever It Takes
06 - Saints And Sinners
07 - All I Need
08 - Troubled Times
09 - Never Say Never
10 - Stardust
11 - Garden Of Eden (Acoustic Bonus Track)
12 - The Midnight Hours (Acoustic Bonus Track)

CD 12. United
01 - United
02 - Here Today Gone Tomorrow
03 - Gravity
04 - Sinking Ship
05 - One Of Life's Mysteries
06 - No Regrets
07 - Bite The Bullet
08 - Things I Know
09 - The Sky Is Falling
10 - Heaven And Earth
11 - Indestructible
12 - Here Today, Gone Tomorrow (Acoustic Bonus Track)
13 - The Sky is Falling (Acoustic Bonus Track)

CD 13. The Early Years
01 - Whatever I Want
02 - When The Morning Comes
03 - Say Good Bye
04 - Looking Back
05 - All Over Again
06 - Honestly
07 - Lovin Like 90
08 - One Step At A Time
09 - Staying Away
10 - Last Time
11 - One Of The Wounded
12 - The Right Time
13 - You're The One
14 - Out Of Love
15 - Lost In Yesterday (Bonus Track)
16 - I Can Hear Them Now (Bonus Track)



Thursday, March 21, 2019

TOTO - 40 Tours Around The Sun [Japan Edition 2-CD] (2019)

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To be released tomorrow world-wide but already available in Japan, "40 Tours Around The Sun" is the new TOTO live package, available on DVD/2CD, Blu-ray/2CD, 3LP, and this 2CD version.
The performance was captured in front of 18,000 Toto fans at Amsterdam’s Ziggo Dome in March 2018 as the band toured in celebration of their 40th anniversary.

TOTO performed a wide range of songs, including hit singles, rarely performed live deep cuts, and two recently recorded tracks which appeared on their new Greatest Hits album (40 Trips Around The Sun).

A statement on "40 Tours Around The Sun" reads: “TOTO remain one of the top-selling touring and recording acts in the world. They are the benchmark by which many artists base their sound and production, and they continue to transcend the standards set by the entire music community, being simply synonymous with musical credibility.
They are rock&pop culture, and are one of the few '70s bands that have endured the changing trends and styles to enjoy a multi-generational worldwide fan base.”

It's TOTO, it's all great. One of the greatest Rock bands in the world.
HIGHLY Recommended

TOTO - 40 Tours Around The Sun [Japan Edition 2-CD] (2019)

CD 1:
01 - Intro (Live)
02 - Alone (Live)
03 - Hold The Line (Live)
04 - Lovers In The Night (Live)
05 - Spanish Sea (Live)
06 - I Will Remember (Live)
07 - English Eyes (Live)
08 - Jake To The Bone (Live)
09 - Lea (Live)
10 - Rosanna (Live)
11 - Miss Sun (Live)
12 - Georgy Porgy (Live)
13 - Human Nature (Live)
14 - Holyanna (Live)
15 - No Love (Live)

CD 2:
01 - Mushanga (Live)
02 - Stop Loving You (Live)
03 - Girl Goodbye (Live)
04 - Angela (Live)
05 - Lion (Live)
06 - Dune (Desert Theme) (Live)
07 - While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Live)
08 - Stranger In Town (Live)
09 - Make Believe (Live)
10 - Africa (Live)
11 - The Road Goes On (Live)

Joe Williams - vocals
Steve Lukather - vocals, guitars
David Paich - vocals, keyboards
Steve Porcaro - keyboards
Shannon Forrest - drums
Lenny Castro - percussion
Shem von Schroeck - bass
Warren Ham - saxophone, vocals



WARRIOR (feat Vinnie Vincent) - Warrior II [expanded edition] (2019)

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The WARRIOR story goes back to 1982 when New England members Jimmy Waldo on keyboards, bassist Gary Shea and drummer Hirsch Gardner were searching for a replacement for recently departed guitarist, John Fannon. A then unknown guitarist Vinnie Cusano was recommended by KISS's Gene Simmons (both bands were represented at the time by manager Bill Aucoin).

Cusano was a prolific songwriter, and sent some of his song ideas to the Boston based New Englanders for consideration. So impressed was the trio with Cusano's song-writing abilities that they agreed to relocate to Los Angeles where the guitarist was based, and the band Warrior was born..
Recording began at the famed Record Plant with serious interest from CBS Records, but the band were also diligent enough to record demos and rough ideas on a more modest set-up, capturing the fledgling band on cassette.

Unfortunately for Warrior, Vincent Cusano's talents meant that the guitarist was snapped up by KISS in 1982 to replace Ace Frehley for their "Creatures Of The Night" LP, their last in make-up, where he'd be rechristened Vinnie Vincent.
After Vincent departed to KISS, Shea and Waldo would remain in Los Angeles, soon joining up with Rainbow vocalist Graham Bonnet to form Alcatrazz with Yngwie J. Malmsteen.
Those precious recordings gathered dust until Hear No Evil / Cherry Red Records released a collection of them in 2017 under the title 'Warrior I" (HERE).

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Subsequently, more tapes, some of significantly better quality, have been unearthed from Gary Shea's personal archive, and now we have "Warrior II", to be released tomorrow.
In my opinion, the material in "Warrior II" is far better than the previous compilation, both in songwrting and audio quality.
This 2CD set is a treasure trove for all those who loved the power, quality and sheer momentum of the first "Warrior" album, "Warrior II" adds to the band's legacy and legend.

CD 1:
01 - No Substitute
02 - Back on the Street (Alternate Demo)
03 - Hot Nights
04 - I Need Love (Alternate Demo)
05 - Tears
06 - That Time of Year (Writing Demo)
07 - Forbidden (Writing Demo)
08 - Boys Gonna Rock (2019 Remaster)
09 - It's Not Pretty (Being Easy) (2019 Remaster)
10 - Back on the Street (2019 Remaster)
11 - Gypsy in Her Eyes (2019 Remaster)
12 - I Need Love (2019 Remaster)
13 - Baby Oh Why (2019 Remaster)

CD 2:
01 - Thrill of the Chase (1988 Demo)
02 - Gypsy in Her Eyes (Rehearsal with Vocal)
03 - That Time of Year/Forbidden (Rehearsal)
04 - Boys Gonna Rock (Instrumental Rehearsal)
05 - Gypsy in Her Eyes (Instrumental Rehearsal)
06 - My Heart Goes with You
07 - Forbidden (Vocal Demo)
08 - That Time of Year (Vocal Demo)

Vinnie Vincent: guitar, vocals
Jimmy Waldo: keyboards, vocals
Gary Shea: bass, vocals
Hirsh Gardner: drums, vocals



TRISHULA - Scare To Breathe (2019)

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British band TRISHULA is the brain child of UK guitarist Neil Fraser (TEN, Rage Of Angels, Tony Mills) which debut CD "Scare To Breathe" will be released tomorrow via AOR Heaven Records.
Neil Fraser handles guitars, bass and keyboards, and is joined by vocalist Jason Morgan and drummer Joao Colac, both of whom Neil worked with in Rage Of Angels. Magnum’s keyboard player Rick Benton is also involved.

Opener ‘I Can See It In Your Eyes’ sets the Trishula sound out, big on keys and soaring guitar riffs along with the impressive vocals of Morgan. There are shades of Ten on the title track, whilst ‘Secrets And Lies’ is simply immense. The keys, the riffs, the guitar solo, the melodic chorus, the pounding rhythm – this song has it all and is all that is great about Eighties-inspired melodic hard rock.
Long lost UK melodic rockers Pride come to mind on ‘A Thousand Pieces’ and although it clocks in at seven minutes long, the song and melody never outstay their welcome.

Fear not lovers of all things musically pink ‘n’ fluffy as there are ballads in the shape of ‘I Never Cried’ and ‘Don’t Let Go’, both very well arranged with sweet synths and smooth harmonies.
‘Magnetic Memories’ is a little different to the rest of the album, drawing on the sound of Rainbow in the keyboards and it has a distinct late Seventies rock feel.

Here’s hoping this album is not a one off as Neil Fraser has made a damn fine album, plus Welsh singer Jason Morgan is a real find. The vocals were tracked at M2 Madhat Studios (Magnum), and there's keyboard player Rick Benton providing some magic on a couple of songs.
Highly recommended for fellow lovers of '80s inspired melodic hard rock with a modern sheen.

01 - I Can See It in Your Eyes
02 - Scared to Breathe
03 - A Thousand Pieces
04 - Secrets & Lies
05 - I Never Cried
06 - Homeland
07 - Don't Let Go
08 - A Love so Cruel
09 - Magnetic Memories
10 - Jealousy
11 - For a Friend

Neil Fraser (Ten, Rage Of Angels) - guitar, bass, keys
Jason Morgan (Rage Of Angels) - vocals
Joao Colaco (Rage Of Angels) - drums
Rick Benton (Magnum) - keyboards



ROULETTE - Now! (2019)

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ROULETTE was founded in 1985 in Sundsvall, Sweden and quickly became the talk of the town. They toured with, among others, Treat, Electric Boys & Lion's Share and released the single 'Hearts keep on burning' with Tommy Nilsson (of Easy Action) on backing vocals in 1987. The band dissolved in the Nineties, and had a small revival back in 2010 with the album Better Late Than Never.
Then another pause came, before they began releasing a series of singles between 2015 and 2017.
Now 2019 it was time for a new full length CD, properly titled "Now!", to be released tomorrow.

Roulette's blend of classy Scandinavian AOR / Melodic rock remains intact in "Now!". You know the genre, the characteristic elements, and you will hear them in every arrangement: memorable melodies, vocal and guitar harmony, strong beat and groove, sweet guitar solos and, of course, strong and soaring vocals.
Thomas Lundgren has a powerful voice, his vocals rising and leading every song, plenty of catchy refrains for arena ready AOR accessibility.

Diving straight in, opener ‘Never Enough’ ticks all the right boxes and sets you up for at shot at the summer skies with it’s lush melody and gently thrusting guitar. ‘Keep on Dreaming’ that follows has a similar gentle persuasion and might even just shade it, with an even greater shot of melody and drive.
And if you like what you’ve heard so far then Roulette has another eight ready and waiting.

On an album with great consistency and no more than slight changes of pace and scenery there’s still some variety at play as “one of Sweden’s most acclaimed AOR bands during the 80s / 90s” let you know they’ve still plenty in the tank in 2019.
I love the harder edge of ‘Soldiers of Love’ for example, and that melody just works so well. Then there’s the lush ballad ‘Secret Room’ that takes all the pace off and really showcases the tightness of the band and Lundgren’s great vocals.

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Elsewhere wherever you dip you really can't go wrong, this is a wonderful album for smooth AOR fans crafted in the classic vein of the genre.
If you hanker after a slice of classy AOR-infused Melodic Rock with an uplifting message, a great sound and crystal clear production, then Roulette''s "Now!" is a mandatory listen.
HIGHLY Recommended

01 - Never Enough
02 - Keep on Dreaming
03 - Soldiers of Love
04 - We Can Make It
05 - Secret Room
06 - Better Day
07 - Turn It Around
08 - The Only Way
09 - Another Night
10 - Right by Your Side

Vocals – Thomas Lundgren
Guitar, Keyboards – Magnus Nelin
Bass – Hansi Fellbrink
Drums – Mats Nelin



TNT - Encore; Live in Milano (2019)

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TNT will be releasing a new live CD / DVD / BluRay titled "Encore : Live In Milano" via Frontiers Music on March 22, 2019. The set was professionally filmed and recorded in April 2017 at the Frontiers Rock Festival in Milan, Italy, and features long time TNT lead vocalist Tony Harnell rather than current singer Baol Bardot Bulsara.

"Encore : Live In Milano" is a special live album, recorded during TNT’s headlining set at Frontiers Rock Festival in Milan on April 30, 2017. This release is the last recording of the unique combination of American singer Tony Harnell with the band’s master mind, guitarist Ronni LeTekro.
Tony rejoined TNT in early 2016 after his brief stint with Skid Row. TNT soon signed a recording deal for a studio album with Frontiers and also agreed to a live appearance at the label festival in Milan, Italy.

The band were in fine form and delivered a great set full of classic songs lifted from timeless albums like “Knights Of The New Thunder”, “Intuition”, “Tell No Tales”, and “My Religion”.
A fitting testament to a great band and one of the last performances of the band with Harnell on vocals, "Encore : Live In Milano" is a release that cannot be missed by fans of '80s melodic hard rock.

01. Give Me A Sign
02. As Far as the Eye Can See
03. She Needs Me
04. Desperate Nights
05. Invisible Noise
06. Child's Play
07. Ironnic (Ronni solo)
08. Forever Shine On
09. Northern Lights
10. Tonight I'm Falling
11. Intuition
12. Seven Seas
13. Listen to Your Heart
14. 10.000 Lovers
15. Everyone's a Star

Ronni Le Tekro (guitar, backing vocals)
Tony Harnell (vocals)
Diesel Dahl (drums)
Roger Gilton (keyboards, backing vocals)
Ove Husemoen (bass, backing vocals)

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MOTLEY CRUE - The Dirt Soundtrack (2019)

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MOTLEY CRUE is one of the world's biggest and most notorious Rock bands. They laid the foundation for their inimitable career in the '80s with their genre-bending music and relentless reputation, typifying an excess never before seen in modern popular music.
They continued to evolve through the '90s and beyond, redefining what it meant to be storytellers with the release of their NY Times Best-selling book, The Dirt, in 2001.
This page-turning rock epic offered a glimpse into The Crüe s iconic lives and has now become a Netflix original movie, giving fans a chance to reconnect with the band they know and love in an unprecedented way.
"The Dirt Soundtrack" is the OST from the film, to be released tomorrow.

The 18-song soundtrack mastered by Grammy winner Dave Donnelly features a collection of Mötley Crüe classics that meaningfully underscore significant moments that shape the film.
The album includes 14 fan-favorites and chart topping tracks such as “Dr. Feelgood” that charted at #6 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and the anthemic “Girls, Girls, Girls” which reached #2 on Billboard’s Top 200 amongst others.
Additional hits featured are “Kickstart My Heart,” “Same ‘Ol Situation (S.O.S.),” “Shout At The Devil” and the iconic ballad, “Home Sweet Home” that landed the band mainstream recognition.

"The Dirt Soundtrack" of course includes all these Motley Crue hits, all fully remastered, but also 4 new tracks.
One of these is the title track "The Dirt" featuring a guest appearance by musician Machine Gun Kelly, who stars in the movie as drummer Tommy Lee.
The track marks the Crue’s first release since 2015's 'All Bad Things' which coincided with the announcement of the final leg of their farewell tour. It's indeed a dirty rocker, in a classic Crue '80s vein.

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The three remaining songs conclude the album with the catchy “Ride With The Devil,” the quite heavy “Crash And Burn”, and the band’s surprisingly own spin on Madonna’s hit “Like A Virgin.”
HIGHLY Recommended

01. The Dirt (Est. 1981) [feat. Machine Gun Kelly] *
02. Red Hot
03. On With The Show
04. Live Wire
05. Merry-Go-Round
06. Take Me To The Top
07. Piece Of Your Action
08. Shout At The Devil
09. Looks That Kill
10. Too Young To Fall In Love
11. Home Sweet Home
12. Girls, Girls, Girls
13. Same Ol' Situation (S.O.S.)
14. Kickstart My Heart
15. Dr. Feelgood
16. Ride With The Devil *
17. Crash and Burn *
18. Like a Virgin (Madonna cover) *

* New Tracks

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BATTLE BEAST - No More Hollywood Endings [Digipak +2] (2019)

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Finnish power metal pop sextet BATTLE BEAST will release their fifth album, "No More Hollywood Endings", on March 22, 2019, a 13-song disc produced & mixed by the band's keyboardist Janne Björkroth.
As happened with their previous album, "No More Hollywood Endings" is heavy on catchiness, an addictive and quite creative mix of 80s synth, pop, rock, and metal.

If you like this kind of musical mix, you'll find in the band’s 5th album "‘No More Hollywood Endings" Battle Beast at their best: the heavy songs are heavier, and the pop songs are so much more poppy, in a good way.
The musicianship of the entire CD is cohesive, powerful but also a bit mellow in places giving the listener the proper break to catch their breath between the most hard-hitting songs.

This album has everything you would expect from a band with as much energy as these guys have. However, the thing that shined the most to me is it feels like this record was an opportunity for Noora Louhimo’s voice to break through and deliver its raw power.

Noora has one of those very unique voices, it is raspy yet soulful and she knows exactly when to deliver a combination of each. This album seems to contain some bigger elements than the previous releases, with larger scores to some of the songs like the album’s opening track, ‘Unbroken’.

One of the highlights is actually one of the softest songs on the release, which is odd, because this record hits hard. ‘Bent and Broken’ is one of those powerful pop infected lite metal tunes that really allowed Noora’s range to shine through and create a very intoxicating atmosphere throughout the song's four-minute length.

Overall this 13-track (11 in the regular version), 55-minute disc delivers everything you expect from Battle Beast: powerful hugely produced songs, catchy pop melodies with '80-style synths, and metallic riffs.
It's entertaining, fun, and pretty catchy, cleverly assembled and produced.
Highly Recommended

01 - Unbroken
02 - No More Hollywood Endings
03 - Eden
04 - Unfairy Tales
05 - Endless Summer
06 - The Hero
07 - Piece of Me
08 - I Wish
09 - Raise Your Fists
10 - The Golden Horde
11 - World on Fire
12 - Bent and Broken
13 - My Last Dream

Noora Louhimo - Lead Vocals
Joona Björkroth - Guitars, Vocals
Juuso Soinio - Guitars
Eero Sipilä - Bass, Vocals
Janne Björkroth - Keyboards, Vocals
Pyry Vikki - Drums

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

SCORPIONS - In Trance + Virgin Killer [Axe Killer / Bad Reputation remastered +7] Out Of Print

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In 2015, SCORPIONS released several of their albums for its '50th band anniversary', freshly remastered (HERE). However their early albums wasn't part of the campaign.
This double pack of Scorpions albums "In Trance + Virgin Killer" was requested by one of you. Remastered by Axe Killer / Bad Reputation Records with their usual balanced sound and the addition of bonus tracks, this out of print Box Set is a collector's item.

Titled "Warrior's Set: In Trance / Virgin Killer Limited Edition", this hard to find Box Set hide a real surprise: this in fact a 3-album package. The bonus tracks are Scorpions' complete previous album "Fly To The Rainbow".
So this is a real pleasure to listen to these Scorps early material in such good quality audio.

Formed in Hanover, Germany by guitarists Rudolf and Michael Schenker in 1971, with Klaus Meine, Lothar Heinberg (bass) and Wolfgang Dziony (drums), Scorpions exploded into the international heavy rock scene with Lonesome Crow in 1972 on the domestic 'Brain' records.
Soon after the album was released, Heinberg, Dziony and Michael Schenker left, the latter joining UFO.

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Francis Buchholz and Jurgen Rosenthal stepped in on bass and drums, respectively, for the recording of next LP "Fly To The Rainbow". Uli Jon Roth was recruited as Schenker's replacement and Rudy Lenners took over the drumstool from Rosenthal the following year.

Signing worldwide to RCA, the new-look Scorpions' sound consisted of initially jazz-inflected, lumbering riffs punctuated with piercing solos by Roth and topped off with Meine's strangely accessible nasal whine.

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The following releases, "In Trance" and "Virgin Killer", epitomized the Scorpions' new found confidence and unique style - a fusion of intimidating power-riffs, wailing guitar solos and melodic vocal lines.
Produced by Dieter Dierks, the improvements musically were now matched technically. Their reputation began to grow throughout Europe and the Far East, backed up by exhaustive touring.

If you're only familiar with Scorpions' 80s stuff, you need to check their early hard rock stuff, and nothing better than this "In Trance + Virgin Killer [Axe Killer / Bad Reputation remastered +7]".

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Also previously released under the title 'Back To Black Collection', this Axe Killer release is stupendous: a silver-plated stamp box, a complete 28-page booklet with full lyrics and rare photos.
The sound quality is great, no rumble, crisp and clear, this digital remastering really makes a difference.
Unfortunately it's out of print, used copies being sold for over 100 Euros.
A Collector's Item

You've seen it first here, at 0dayrox

In Trance [remastered +3]
01 - Dark Lady
02 - In Trance
03 - Life's Like A River
04 - Top Of The Bill
05 - Living And Dying
06 - Robot Man
07 - Evening Wind
08 - Sun In My Hand
09 - Longing For Fire
10 - Night Lights
11 - Speedy's Coming (Bonus Track)
12 - They Need A Million (Bonus Track)
13 - Drifting Sun (Bonus Track)

Virgin Killer [remastered +4]
01 - Pictured Life
02 - Catch Your Train
03 - In Your Park
04 - Backstage Queen
05 - Virgin Killer
06 - Hell-Cat
07 - Crying Days
08 - Polar Nights
09 - Yellow Raven
10 - Fly People Fly (Bonus Track)
11 - This Is My Song (Bonus Track)
12 - Far Away (Bonus Track)
13 - Fly To The Rainbow (Bonus Track)

Klaus Meine – lead and backing vocals
Uli Jon Roth – guitar, lead and backing vocals
Rudolf Schenker – guitar, lead and backing vocals
Francis Buchholz – bass guitar, backing vocals
Jürgen Rosenthal – drums, percussion
Rudy Lenners – drums, percussion
Achim Kirschning – synthesizer, keyboards

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BILLY SATELLITE - Billy Satellite [Rock Candy Remastered & Reloaded]

BILLY SATELLITE - Billy Satellite [Rock Candy Remastered & Reloaded] full

With their 2nd album fortunately rescued from the shelves and finally recently released, many of you requested BILLY SATELLITE's first album Remastered & Reloaded by Rock Candy Records.
Originally released during the golden age of US Melodic Rock / AOR in 1984, the curiously named Oakland based Billy Satellite may not have set the charts on fire - despite of having two moderate singles with both music videos aired on MTV - but did manage to register high on the AOR Richter scale.

Led by the supremely talented Monty Byrom (who went on to form successful band Big House later) and featuring super hot guitarist Danny Chauncey (later to join .38 Special) the band enjoyed a moment in the spotlight when tracks such as ‘Satisfy Me’ and ‘I Wanna Go Back’ (covered successfully in 1986 by Eddie Money) achieved wide spread airplay.
Sadly, like so many other artists, the initial blast of enthusiasm was not sustainable leaving Billy Satellite floundering amidst a sea of competition, tied to a label unable to focus on their strengths and accomplishments.

BILLY SATELLITE - Billy Satellite [Rock Candy Remastered & Reloaded] booklet

Established in San Francisco, Billy Satellite rocked the Bay Area since the early '80s, and after winning a Battle Of The Bands contest they were signed by major label Capitol Records.
Produced by Grammy nominee Don Gehman, the band's debut "Billy Satellite" is one of the most pure 'US AOR' albums of all time.
Highly melodic, plenty of contagious choruses and memorable harmonies, all tracks on the album are a true representation of the genre.

Check the lovely gold AOR of opener 'Satisfy Me', the pumping 'Last Call' and the radio-friendly 'Do Ya'. This first track-trio worth the album alone.
There's awesome hooks in 'Rockin' Down The Highway', midtempo magic in 'Trouble' and 'Bye Bye Baby', and a terrific AOR ballad in 'I Wanna Go Back', much more emotional than the already good cover version from Eddie Money years after.

BILLY SATELLITE - Billy Satellite [Rock Candy Remastered & Reloaded] back

"Billy Satellite" is one of those mandatory albums in any '80s AOR collection, which largely deserved a proper remastering wonderfully done by Rock Candy.
A Must Have.

You've seen it first here, at 0dayrox

01 - Satisfy Me
02 - Last Call
03 - Do Ya
04 - I Wanna Go Back
05 - Trouble
06 - Rockin' Down The Highway
07 - Turning Point
08 - Bye Bye Baby
09 - Standin' With The Kings
10 - The Lonely One

Monty Byrom - vocals, guitars, keyboards
Danny Chauncey - guitars, backing vocals, keyboards
Ira Walker - bass, backing vocals
Tom Falletti - drums



MEGADETH - Warheads On Foreheads [3-CD] (2019)

MEGADETH - Warheads On Foreheads [3-CD] (2019) full

Last year marked the 35th anniversary for MEGADETH, one of the most influential powerhouses in thrash metal. All year long the band celebrated with various events, culminating in "Warheads On Foreheads" - with Dave Mustaine personally A&R'ing this new anthology honoring his legacy - 35 tracks for 35 years, on 3CD, Digital and 4LP, to be released March 22.

For the first time, a Megadeth anthology includes tracks from The System Has Failed, United Abominations, Endgame, Th1rt3en, Super Collider and the Grammy award winning Dystopia.
The content features the latest remasters and a remix.

"Warheads On Foreheads" is the perfect introduction to anyone new to Megadeth's music.
The 3-CD covers the band's entire career via their most renowned - and best - songs. There's 'A Tout Le Monde' and 'Train Of Consequences', and these worth the admission alone.
Highly Recommended

MEGADETH - Warheads On Foreheads [3-CD] (2019) digipak

CD 1
01. Rattlehead (Remastered)
02. Mechanix (Remastered)
03. Killing Is My Business... (Remastered)
04. The Conjuring (Remastered)
05. Wake Up Dead (Remastered)
06. Devils Island (Remastered)
07. Good Mourning / Black Friday [Explicit]
08. Set The World Afire (Remastered)
09. In My Darkest Hour (Remastered)
10. Holy Wars...The Punishment Due (Remastered)

CD 2
01. Hangar 18 (Remastered)
02. Tornado Of Souls (Remastered)
03. Rust In Peace... Polaris (Remastered)
04. Five Magics (Remastered)
05. Take No Prisoners (Remastered)
06. Skin O' My Teeth (Remastered)
07. Angry Again
08. Symphony Of Destruction (Remastered)
09. Sweating Bullets (Remastered)
10. A Tout Le Monde
11. Train Of Consequences
12. Reckoning Day

CD 3
01. Trust
02. She-Wolf (Remixed)
03. Wanderlust (Remastered)
04. Dread And The Fugitive Mind
05. Blackmail The Universe
06. Washington Is Next!
07. Head Crusher
08. Public Enemy No. 1
09. Kingmaker
10. The Threat Is Real
11. Poisonous Shadows
12. Death From Within
13. Dystopia



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