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WITHIN TEMPTATION – Shed My Skin + The Silent Force Tour [full show reissue 2021]

As happens with many current bands fully independent, WITHIN TEMPTATION opted to release 3 singles every year, 6 in two years and eventually a potential album release. The direct goal is to release new tracks more consistently, resulting in both the band and the fans being at the forefront of fresh, newly composed music.
Shed My Skin“, a collaboration with German band Annisokay, is the new standalone single to appear June 25th, which adds to the recent ‘The Purge’ and ‘Entertain You’.
Additionally, WITHIN TEMPTATION are releasing their 2005 live performance “The Silent Force Tour” for the very first time on digital platforms – previously only a physical CD release, now out of print…

TOTO – With A Little Help From My Friends (2021)

TOTO and The Players Club / Mascot Label Group have announced the global release of ”With A Little Help From My Friends” on June 25. The performance captures one special night on November 21, 2020 when Steve Lukather, Joseph Williams and David Paich appeared with the new line-up of TOTO for a global event originating from Los Angeles, CA.
Joining Lukather, Williams and Paich for this next chapter in their indelible history are new band members bassist John Pierce (Huey Lewis and The News), drummer Robert “Sput” Searight (Ghost-Note / Snarky Puppy), and keyboardist/background vocalist Steve Maggiora (Robert Jon & The Wreck). This marks the fifteenth incarnation of the TOTO line-up in consideration of band members or sidemen who joined or exited.
The set-list is a broader mix from the TOTO catalog that includes deep cuts and the hits, all played to perfection by the new incarnation of the band…

MÖTLEY CRÜE – Theatre of Pain (40th Anniversary Remastered) (2021)

MÖTLEY CRÜE will release a remastered digital version of their 1985 album, “Theatre Of Pain“, on June 25, as part of the group’s 40th anniversary celebrations. Led by a cover of the Brownsville Station classic, “Smokin’ In The Boys Room”, the band’s third studio album – which also featured the hit ballad “Home Sweet Home” – reached No. 6 on the US Billboard 200 and went on to sell more than 4 million copies in the country.
This year Motley Crue are celebrating their milestone anniversary with a special series of music re-releases and fan activations, including the newly-issued digital version of their album, “Girls, Girls, Girls” few weeks ago. Now it’s the time for “Theatre of Pain”.
Further releases to be announced soon…

DEVILS IN HEAVEN – Rise [’80s / ’90s unreleased recordings digitally remastered] (2021)

DEVILS IN HEAVEN are an Australian Melodic Rock group that had its heydays during the late 80’s and early 90’s, when they mainly toured Australia’s East Coast, bringing the band a loyal fan following. The band put out a few singles back in the day and made themselves well-known in the live-circuit but didn’t make it to a full album.
Now 2021 AOR Heaven Records are releasing “Rise”, containing DEVILS IN HEAVEN many AOR and melodic treasures from different recording sessions, fully digitally remastered. As bonus you get two tracks “Ships In The Night“ and “Ain’t A Wonder“ from 1990.
Given the sheer quality of the song material, it’s a shame DEVILS IN HEAVEN didn’t get a record deal back in the ’80s. Frontman David Withney lost his singing voice some time ago and drummer Phil Crothers passed away many moons ago.
Therefore, “Rise“ is the ultimate legacy of this band. And a really good, melodic Rock / AOR legacy from the golden era…

KING COMPANY – Trapped (2021)

Finnish rockers KING COMPANY will release their 3rd album “Trapped” via AOR Heaven, a recording featuring new singer Ilkka Keskitalo. The band was formed in 2014 by drummer Mirka ”Leka” Rantanenb to fulfill his longtime dream of a melodic hard rock band with good friends and musicians. All come from pretty extreme metal sub-genres, but KING COMPANY is all about melodies and catchiness pretty much in the WHITESNAKE side of things.
For “Trapped”, KING COMPANY is now a full-Finnish band (there was an Italian singer previously) and let me tell you the new guy in the block Ilkka Keskitalo can sing for sure.
The melodic “Stephanie“ and “Fair Winds“ offer remarkable hit potential, while title track “Trapped In Heart“ on the other hand is quite faster, rockin’ with classic Hammond runs. And the last song “Stars Will Lead The Way“ will please the fans of true rock ballads…

FARGO – Strangers D’Amour (2021)

A cult, traditional hard rock band founded in the Seventies, FARGO are back with ”Strangers D’Amour”, their new album where the classic sounds from genre are pleasure to listen to.
”Strangers D’Amour” sports a polished production, it’s chrome edges gleam in the sun. 43 minutes of melodious classic rock, which sees plenty of diversity whilst retaining that harmonic, melodic approach that has long been the band’s trademark.
There is the driving melodic rock of songs like ‘Law of the Jungle’, the foot stomping ‘Gimme That Bone’ with some delicious Hammond organ adding a lush layer, and the expansive blues work out of ‘Time’ with its brooding feel…

DREAM THEATER – Lost Not Forgotten Archives: Images and Words – Live in Japan, 2017 (2021)

DREAM THEATER, the two-time Grammy-nominated and million-selling legends of progressive music, are pleased to announce the ‘Lost Not Forgotten Archives’. This fresh collaboration between the band and record label InsideOutMusic will see the virtuosic quintet’s long-standing Ytsejam Records catalogue reissued, alongside some brand new additions to this special collectors series.
Ytsejam Records previously played host to Dream Theater’s official collection comprising of live shows, demos & studio outtakes from throughout the band’s prolific career. As part of the ‘Lost Not Forgotten Archives’, the entirety of the collection will be reissued on CD, as well as for the very first time on vinyl and digital, with brand new artwork and packaging.
The first brand new release in the reinvigorated archival series will be a recording of the band’s start-to-finish performance of their classic second ever studio album, ‘Images & Words’, taken from their performance at Tokyo, Japan’s legendary Budokan venue in September of 2017.

VHF (Vinciguerra / Hoekstra / Franklin) – Very High Frequency [remastered reissue] (2021) *EXCLUSIVE*

Golden Robot Records will properly reissue next Friday “Very High Frequency“, the album recorded by Vinciguerra / Hoekstra / Franklin, also known as VHF, consisting of guitar virtuoso Joel Hoekstra (Whitesnake, Night Ranger, Cher) playing with 8 fingers on guitar, Fretless Monster Tony Franklin (The Firm, Blue Murder, Kenny Wayne Shepherd) on bass, and published author, master of the groove, Todd “Vinny” Vinciguerra on drums (the brain child behind the project).
Produced by Joe Floyd, Vinciguerra and Tommy Kessler (Blondie) and mastered by David Donnelly, VHF captures the wood & steel electric vibe of classic, groove oriented trippy hard rock with driving rhythms.
The cool thing about their music is that they build the songs from the drums up, which is a pretty backwards songwriting concept, then Hoekstra & Franklin do their magic with a complete artistic freedom. The results that came from it are really unique.
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V.A. – Light Mellow AOR ~ City Walkin’ [Japan only release / remastered material]

Only released in Japan by Sony Music International, ”City Walkin‘” is a compilation with songs / artists selected by AOR Light Mellow specialist Toshikazu Kanazawa, responsible for the reissue / remastering commission of long lost gems from the late Seventies / early Eighties.
While most compilation from the ‘Light Mellow AOR’ series are focused easy listening, breezy West Coast AOR/ soft rock/ FM Radio music, for ”City Walkin’” were selected the most upbeat songs from the likes of Boz Scaggs, Larry Lee, Toto, John Valenti, Valerie Carter, etc, with many songs for the first time appearing on CD, fully remastered with a stunning quality audio…

BUCKCHERRY – Hellbound (2021)

BUCKCHERRY have at times suffered by comparison to the classic rock bands that came before them, but fortunately frontman Josh Todd doesn’t give a damn what ‘specialized critics’ think and those Guns N’ Roses, AC/DC and Aerosmith similarities still stand on their upcoming new album “Hellbound“.
It should be remembered that Buckcherry have done more than most to keep this music alive through often lean times. And, more than two decades after the release of their self-titled debut album, they still have a fire burning in their bellies.
There’s no better way to start, let’s face it, than with ‘5-4-3-2-1’ a song that announces loudly and proudly that Classic Rock is back and more importantly so is Buckcherry with a cracking new album made to be played loud…

LYNCH MOB – Smoke And Mirrors [Limited Edition] + bonus

Co-produced by Bob Kulick, ”Smoke And Mirrors” is the LYNCH MOB album where original vocalist Oni Logan returned into the fold, as well as the hard rock signature sound that the band was known for with their debut CD ‘Wicked Sensation’. George Lynch completed the line-up with renowned bass player Marco Mendoza (Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy) and drummer Scot Coogan (Brides Of Destruction).
Does Smoke And Mirrors capture the magic of years past? The answer is yes, considering more than twenty years passed between albums. Logan still has the powerful voice of yesteryear and Lynch himself hasn’t sounded this energetic in ages. It occasionally makes for perfection, but once in awhile the pair do lose their focus.
When this duo is on top of their game they have always managed to deliver somewhat haunting melodic rock. It’s not the pop-metal of Dokken, but a darker and more ominous feel, and the type of sound that Lynch Mob has (for the most part) re-created on ”Smoke And Mirrors”…

HURRICANE – Over The Edge [digitally remastered + rare Japan CDsingle]

Continuing with the request fulfill of HURRICANE remastered discography – one of the greatest melodic hard rock bands of the ’80s if you ask me, here’s their second album Over The Edge, a terrific slice of American Melodic Hard Rock.
“Over The Edge” is a superb ten-song collection of ’80s US Melodic Hard Rock with hooks and clever twists that bring it a cut above the expected fare that the plethora of hair bands gave the audience in that era.
With the same irreverent fun that made Ratt’s “Round & Round” so listenable, the songs here venture from the three to five minute range, whipped into shape with clean riffing behind a layered choruses, and Kelly Hansen’s very on-target vocals.
And 0dayrox always got a plus, adding the mega rare, Japanese CDsingle of “Livin’ Over The Edge”, including as B-side “I’m On To You (Na Na Na Na Na Na) [Single Version Remix]”, a completely different version exclusive to this single, and never released outside Japan.

TIMOTHY JUDSON TAYLOR – Crossing The Rubicon (2021)

For the last twenty five years American TIMOTHY JUDSON TAYLOR has been a lead vocalist and lead guitarist to an assortment of bands, meanwhile wrote his own material. Tim has amassed an enormous body of original work and always wanted to release it to the world in the way his mind heard it. With ”Crossing The Rubicon”, his first solo album, that dream is realized.
Taylor mention as influence the likes of Van Halen, Montrose, Y&T, and other great musical bands of the hard rock / glam metal era. And his rockin’ album indeed has the Eighties feeling of this style.
Also appearing on guest spots, are renowned keyboard virtuoso Derek Sherinian and guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal…

DREAMTIDE – Dreams Dreamt (2021)

Formed by FAIR WARNING’s guitarist Helge Engelke and drummer C.C. Behrens as a side project, at the end of the Nineties DREAMTIDE grew so much that both musicians decided to give it a full development, and the band managed to be signed by major Melodic Rock labels Frontiers and then AOR Heaven, and Avalon / Marquee in Japan.
DREAMTIDE released three stupendous melodic hard rock albums and some EP’s in the 2000’s, and now Engelke has put out by himslef this “Dreams Dreamt“, a personal selection of DREAMTIDE best songs but focused in the songs lyrics related to ‘dreams’.
Since the band name, there always has been some kind of a ‘concept’ into their music revolving around ‘dreams’. But what matters here is the terrific set of pristine melodic hard rock songs on offer.
“Dreams Dreamt” was silently released few weeks ago and Engelke didn’t prepared a press release, but listening to this album and comparing the tracks with the original releases, seems to be some re-mixes or at least a new mastering on many songs.
Highly Recommended timeless top melodic rock.

THE CREEK – Storm The Gate +4 [Escape Music remastered Limited Edition]

As requested, here’s “Storm The Gate” the second album from the THE CREEK, a limited digitally remastered reissue including 4 bonus tracks.
Ex Sugarcreek switched to simply THE CREEK at the mid-Eighties and musically upgraded their sound to the catchy American melodic rock sound from the second half of that decade. This second album under the new moniker was composed / recorded between 1988/1989, so you know what to expect from those years: bigger production, bombastic drums, crunchier guitars and soaring vocals / choruses.
The overall feeling into “Storm The Gate” is a commercial, accessible melodic (hard) rock…