V.A. – 0dayrox Advanced Releases; Special Edition Xmas 2020
It’s that time of the year, and we are featuring a special editon of our classic 0dayrox Advanced Releases; “0dayrox Advanced Releases; Special Edition Xmas 2020“, including all the fresh Xmas 2020 singles released by Melodic Hard Rock bands.
Taken from the upcoming compilation album “Dance Of The Black Tattoo” out January 08th, 2021, MAGNUM has just released a new version of their “On Christmas Day” song, a great tune commemorating the famous “Christmas Truce” of World War 1. This re-recorded version is a superior Magnum song. It’s a different type of Christmas track, yes, but it’s a very Magnum one.
GATHERING OF KINGS just released a limited 7” white vinyl of “December (Christmas)”, a new version, much more melodic and season-sounding of the song which was included on their album Discovery.
Terrific project AT THE MOVIES also released a standalone single for the Holidays; “Last Christmas”, a melodic little ditty with a true X-mas spirit.
10 time Juno nominee LEE AARON is releasing a ‘Almost Christmas’, containing ten lovingly curated X-mas tunes. The first single rings in the Holidays with a rocking, foot-stomping version of “It Doesn’t Often Snow At Christmas”, a Pet Shop Boys (!) cover.
Current JOURNEY vocalist ARNEL PINEDA is getting into the holiday spirit with a new Christmas sing, “This Christmas – A Beacon of Hope,” with Imagen Records. The original song features a delicate piano arrangement and Pineda’s emotive vocals.
Arjen Anthony Lucassen AYREON‘s just released “The Last Day Of War And The First Day Of Peace”. Says Arjen: “When I was asked to record a Christmas song, my first thought was that it’s not really my thing. But as I thought about it, I suddenly remembered that 27 years ago in 1993 I already recorded a sort of Christmas track, but it was never used. I re-recorded the whole thing, I made it a bit more ‘Christmassy’ and of course added the obligatory sleighbells. Hope you like it, ho ho ho!”
ENUFF Z’NUFF just released a re-vamped version of their tune “Happy Holiday”, which has turned into one of the band’s more popular songs due to its inclusion in Christmas themed CD’s.
“Come Christmas Time” is a X-mas themed song by BEGGARS & THIEVES, a seasonal tune but done with the typical bluesy melodic hard rock sound from the band.
British melodic hard rockers BlitZ release are releasing a new Christmas single, ‘I Believe In Xmas (Do You Believe In Rock And Roll)’, as its title says, a rocking song with a nice message.
BLACKMORE’S NIGHT, the band was founded in 1997 by legendary hard rock guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and Candice Night will release “Nature’s Light”, their eleventh studio album, in the spring of 2021.
To bridge the time while waiting for “Nature’s Light” to be finally released, BLACKMORE’S NIGHT decided to record new Christmas-themed songs and give their fans something special to celebrate the holy days with.
As extras, we have some cool Christmas songs ARNEL PINEDA recorded two years ago.
01 – Magnum – On Christmas Day (Radio Edit)
02 – Gathering Of Kings – December (Christmas)
03 – At The Movies – Last Christmas
04 – Lee Aaron – It Doesn’t Often Snow at Christmas
05 – Arnel Pineda – This Christmas – A Beacon of Hope
06 – Ayreon – The Last Day Of War And The First Day Of Peace
07 – Enuff Z’Nuff – Happy Holiday
08 – Beggars & Thieves – Come Christmas Time
09 – BlitZ – I Believe In Christmas (Do You Believe In Rock N’ Roll)
10 – Blackmore’s Night – Here We Come A-Caroling
11 – Blackmore’s Night – It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
12 – Arnel Pineda – Christmas Day
13 – Arnel Pineda – Christmas Time
14 – Arnel Pineda – Jingle Bells
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