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OSUKARU – Starbound (2021)

The brainchild of Swedish guitarist, keyboardist and songwriter Oz Hawe Petersson (formerly known as Oz Osukaru) OSUKARU are releasing “Starbound” tomorrow, their sixth album, via AOR Heaven Records.
With roots in classic Stadium Rock, the band’s first few releases had a more AOR flavour to them, however since their properly titled effort ‘Transition’ you can hear hints of a heavier spark deep within the tracks.
Osukaru started to gain a unique, harder yet melodic sound and with their last album ‘House of Mirrors’ they landed a rock & roll homerun on which they have built upon to create this brand new comet ride titled “Starbound”.
Combining the heart and soul of classic giants such as Dokken, Winger, Def Leppard, and Whitesnake with the modern counterparts like Eclipse, Human Zoo and Brother Firetribe, “Starbound” serves a palatable slice of traditional melodic hard rock with a modern sound.
The album features a cool guest appearance from AORsters Boulevard sax player Mark Holden…

NESTOR – Kids In A Ghost Town (2021)

Be prepared to be blown away… blown away straight to the ’80s! Sweden’s NESTOR will be release tomorrow “Kids In A Ghost Town“, not only ‘the best debut album of the year’, but the best overall.
This is pure Eighties culture, the good and the bad, the fun and the feel-good rock n’ roll of all times… Including a guest appearance by Samantha Fox (!) on vocals on one track, songs like “On The Run“, “Tomorrow“ or “1989“ would have been huge hits back in the day for sure, all wrapped by a huge – mean really huge – production sound.
No doubt about it – and no matter what might come up later this year – “Kids In A Ghost Town” is the real deal.
A MUST

DION BAYMAN – Alive (2021)

Aussie melodic rocker DION BAYMAN is back with a new album to be released tomorrow. Titled “Alive“, the 10-track collection is another showcase for Bayman talents not only as songwriter, but as performer.
With everything managed by himself – and Dion has clearly improved as vocalist & producer here, this one-man-band knows exactly how to create an enjoyable album. Dion plays every instrument on his own, he has written all the songs, he did the recording and the production – all with attention to detail, polished and melodic.
“Alive” is timeless melodic rock / AOR in the vein of Richard Marx / Rick Springfield ’80s works, then add a dash of Cheap Trick, Bryan Adams, Bon Jovi, etc.
Dion Bayman stands at the forefront of indie melodic pop-rock and is one of the greatest artists the genre has seen in quite some time. A Highly enjoyable album from start to finish…

ROLLING STONES – Tattoo You [40th Anniversary Remastered Super Deluxe 4CD Boxset] (2021)

The ROLLING STONES celebrates the 40th Anniversary of their album “Tattoo You” with a brand new Super Deluxe 4CD Boxset edition of the chart topping, multi platinum LP.
The Super Deluxe 4CD Boxset includes the newly remastered (by Stephen Marcussen) version of ‘Tattoo You’, the bonus CD ”Lost & Found: Rarities”, a nine-track collection of previously unreleased songs from the period of the album’s original release newly completed with additional vocals and guitar by the band, and 2 discs (”Still Life – Wembley Stadium 1982”) with the band’s complete performance at Wembley Stadium in 1982, a memento of the band’s London show in June that year from the ‘Tattoo You tour’.
The sound quality of this 2021 remaster is excellent…

BLACK DIAMONDS – Floor 13 [Limited Edition] (2021)

Swiss melodic hard rockers BLACK DIAMONDS are releasing something really nice and exclusive for the fans, “Floor 13“, a special album made for their recent headliner-tour limited to 500 physical copies, but also available digitally.
The album contains rare stuff like the band’s covers of Gary Moore classic ‘Out In The Fields’, Dio’s ‘Rainbow in the Dark’ and Rolling Stones ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash’ – all done / arranged in the BLACK DIAMONDS style – some live versions of their most celebrated songs, and even unreleased material (the killer ‘Black Thunder’).
BLACK DIAMONDS is getting better and better with time, refining their own brand of classic melodic hard rock with a Swiss flavor…

ARMORED SAINT – Symbol Of Salvation Live +6 unreleased (2021)

Next October 22nd, 2021, ARMORED SAINT will release a new CD/DVD, “Symbol of Salvation Live”, via Metal Blade Records, to celebrate the seminal album’s 30th anniversary.
A cornerstone record in the band’s career, “Symbol of Salvation” was performed in its entirety at New York’s famed Gramercy Theatre during their 2018 tour, capturing the power, diversity and peerless songwriting contained within it.
There is no denying that “Symbol of Salvation” stands out of the band’s catalogue as something truly special, something that Armored Saint recognize as readily as their rabid fanbase. The group sounds energetic, confident on this recording, very well mixed & produced with a vibrant sound.
As an extra bonus, release contain demo tracks from the Symbol Of Salvation writing sessions with late guitarist Dave Prichard, songs that didn’t make the record. These tracks make for welcome additions, helping to further celebrate the record anniversary…

SUPERNOVA PLASMAJETS – Now Or Never (2021)

Eighties inspired series such “Stranger Things” are breaking records on Netflix, fashion labels throw “80s retro models” on the market every month, and Mötley Crüe are returning to a US stadium tour after the apocalypse with Poison and Def Leppard. It smells, tastes and almost feels like it was 1984 again!
With their upcoming album “Now Or Never“, SUPERNOVA PLASMAJETS have come to take you by the hand and travel back to the future with you: that means modern female fronted metal / hard rock with the spirit of the long-missed ’80s stadium rock.
Since 2013 and releasing two records, they are on the road as ambassadors of the 80s and have come to present the music of this great time as gnarly rockers to a new generation…

BURNING POINT – Arsonist Of The Soul (2021)

Finland’s melodic heavy act BURNING POINT return with a brand-new album, ”Arsonist Of The Soul”, their first since 2016’s The Blaze – It will be released on 22nd October, through AFM Records. With more than their share of line up changes throughout their more than two decades of existence, Burning Point‘s main constant has been guitarist and chief songwriter Pete Ahonen. He also handled vocals until the arrival of former Battle Beast singer Nitte Valo in 2015. That place has now been taken up by new vocalist Luca Sturniolo.
Alongside fellow guitarist Pekka Kolivuori, the trio has been joined by now bassist Jarkko Poussu, drummer Tuomas Jaatinen and keyboard layer Matti Halonen.
A little heavier than on their last album, ”Arsonist Of The Soul” features twelve classic sounding Euro melodic metal tunes, most of them around the 3 and a half minute mark which benefits its impact and easy listening…

SIXX A.M. – HITS +6 Previously unreleased [CD version] (2021)

SIXX:A.M., the long-running project featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx alongside former GUNS N’ ROSES guitarist DJ Ashba and vocalist James Michael — will release the “HITS” album on October 22 via Better Noise Music. The digital version including two bonus appeared some weeks ago to promote the release of Nikki’s new memoir book, now the CD version includes 6 bonus tracks.
The project is a retrospective celebration of the band’s biggest hits and fan-favorite songs, marking the group’s first official album with new material since 2016.
Now in his 21st year of sobriety, Sixx is incredibly passionate about his craft and wonderfully open about his life in rock and roll. He is globally recognized for…

TEN – Far Beyond The World +2 [Japan SHM-CD ‘TEN Essential Remaster Series’ including exclusive song] (2016) *0dayrox Exclusive*

Fronted by the unique Gary Hughes, Britain ’90s leading melodic hard rock / AOR band TEN celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2015. As the first press of their albums was difficult to obtain due to the long-term discontinuation, Japanese label Avalon / Victor Entertainment created this ‘TEN Essential Remaster Series‘, a SHM-CD carboard sleeve reissue of TEN’s best albums.
And to make the band’s 20th anniversary reissues more special, Hughes provided material from his archives and one unreleased song is added to each album. These unreleased songs are exclusive to this ‘TEN Essential Remaster Series’ not to be found into any other release.
While some TEN albums are criticized by its production – in fact, for their too many layers of sound – with 2001’s “Far Beyond The World” Gary Hughes & Co. opted for a more ‘straight’ AOR / Melodic Rock recording, and the result is one of the best CD’s of the decade for the genre.
It’s that good…
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KANSAS – Leftoverture [Japan Blu-spec CD remastered +3] HQ

We started posting KANSAS early albums as these are essential to understand how this great band and overall contemporary Rock music has evolved over its history. And how better than this Japanese reissue cardboard sleeve series pressed on high quality Blu-spec CD format, fully remastered and including bonus tracks.
Early KANSAS albums needed a proper remastering to update / clean the sound but also preserve the original harmonics and analog tapes warm nature. These Blu-spec CD are amazing, believe me.
KANSAS fourth effort “Leftoverture” was their breakthrough album and a thorough representation of its assorted musical sensibilities combining hard-driving group instrumentation (with a dearth of flashy solos) with short, tight melody lines and melodic singing.
And it has the timeless classic ‘Carry On Wayward Son’, but there’s much more inside…

KANSAS – Masque [Japan Blu-spec CD remastered +2] HQ

We started posting KANSAS early albums as these are essential to understand how this great band and overall contemporary Rock music has evolved over its history. And how better than this Japanese reissue cardboard sleeve series pressed on high quality Blu-spec CD format, fully remastered and including bonus tracks.
Early KANSAS albums needed a proper remastering to update / clean the sound but also preserve the original harmonics and analog tapes warm nature. These Blu-spec CD are amazing, believe me.
Third effort ”Masque”, their second album of 1975 (yes, two albums the same year!) found Kansas stumbling upon their identity in real time, building from featherweight rockers to majestic instrumental progressive workouts. The sextet would seamlessly bridge those two paths by 1976’s ‘Leftoverture’, but ”Masque” laid a crucial foundation…

LIFE BY NIGHT – ST [Remastered reissue +2 previously unreleased] (2021) HQ *0dayrox Exclusive*

Now 0dayrox is featuring in exclusive the fully remastered, on CD for the very first time (a limited numbered CD release of 1000 only) of one of the long lost records of the ‘80s: L.A. based LIFE BY NIGHT’s self-titled debut album. This long lost much sought after LP is finally getting some way overdue recognition.
Formed by lead vocalist and bassist Tom Croucier (brother of Ratt bassist Juan Croucier) Life By Night had the songs and the look, but sadly not the traction, thanks to the usual story of music business politics to take things any further than they did.
In the mid-Eighties Life By Night recorded their debut album with Richie Zito (Heart, Bad English, Tyketto) behind the production desk. The songs were melodic AOR with poppy overtones and it was all set to be released when the label at the time just dropped them.
It happened so quickly, and as a result this fine album from 1985 never saw the light of day. Until now…
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KANSAS – Song For America [Japan Blu-spec CD remastered +3] HQ

Truth to be said, you need the very first KANSAS albums in your collection to understand how contemporary Rock music has evolved over its history. And how better than this Japanese cardboard reissue series pressed on high quality Blu-spec CD format, fully remastered and including bonus tracks.
Early KANSAS albums needed a proper remastering to update / clean the sound but also preserve the original harmonics and analog tapes warm nature. These Blu-spec CD are amazing, believe me.
“Song For America”, their second album released April 1975 is a killer full tilt symphonic rock LP comprising four lengthy intricate pieces and two very American style romps. Kansas’ second album very admirably showcases the band’s trademark duality as proggers and rockers…

KANSAS – Kansas [Japan Blu-spec CD remastered +2] HQ

Truth to be said, you need the very first KANSAS albums in your collection to understand how contemporary Rock music has evolved over its history. And how better than this Japanese cardboard sleeve reissue series pressed on high quality Blu-spec CD format, fully remastered and including bonus tracks.
Early KANSAS albums needed a proper remastering to update / clean the sound but also preserve the original harmonics and analog tapes warm nature. These Blu-spec CD are amazing, believe me.
Kansas“, their debut album from 1974 still remains unheard by many, and it’s more than a regarding listen feeling fresh and innovative even today, 2021…