Author: 0dayrox

SOCIAL DISORDER – Love 2 Be Hated (2021)

SOCIAL DISORDER, lead by multi-talented Anders LA Ronnblom – best known as the founder and songwriter from Killer Bee and X-Romance as well as a member of Wolfpakk – has signed a worldwide deal with AFM Records for the release of their upcoming debut album “Love 2 Be Hated“.
And Ronnblom isn’t alone for this project… read: Tracii Guns (LA Guns), Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot, Ozzy, Whitesnake), Jeff Duncan (Armored Saint), Dave Stone (Rainbow), Leif Ehlin (Perfect Plan), just to name a few, are the core of this project.
And while an all-star line up does not guarantee quality, in this case is served in spades. Then you need good songs, and believe me, Ronnblom know a little bout this matter.
This is anthemic, traditional hard rock with a bluesy background, musically influenced by modern Whitesnake, Perfect Plan, and even some Bad Company…

NEONFLY – The Future, Tonight (2021)

Good things have been forecast for UK rockers NEONFLY for a fair old while now, and whilst the band have certainly secured some high profile gig action in their time, they don’t seem to have been able to make the step up in class that’s been expected of them amongst those in the know… That could be about to change in 2021 with new album – their first in seven years – ”The Future, Tonight”.
NEONFLY is one of the most innovative bands from the British rock scene, and with this new album pushes the boundaries even more, mixing the best from old Eighties / Nineties with the new, fresh sounds of today. Always melodic but powerful, NEONFLY has a lot to say musically here, and it’s a very good speech…

Timo Tolkki’s AVALON – The Enigma Birth (2021)

To be released by Frontiers Music, “The Enigma Birth” is the fourth, huge new album from Timo Tolkki’s AVALON. Over the past year, Timo started working on songs and once again connected with Aldo Lonobile (Secret Sphere, Sweet Oblivion) to craft music for a new album.
“The Enigma Birth,” as with previous Avalon albums, features an absolutely awesome cast of vocalists including James LaBrie (Dream Theater), Jake E. (ex-Amaranthe), Marina La Torraca (Phantom Elite, Exit Eden), Fabio Lione (Rhapsody, Angra, Eternal Idol), and more.
With Lonobile overseeing the production, the new effort once again delivers everything that you could expect from one of the true masters of this type of music; Timo’s trademark fast songs with catchy hooks, midtempo atmospheres, and a couple of metal ballads thrown in the mix for a balanced album.

CHALICE OF SIN – Chalice Of Sin (2021)

CHALICE OF SIN is the new melodious metal machine masterminded by vocalist Wade Black (Crimson Glory, Seven Witches, Leatherwolf), who started working on new music for the project in 2019. Frontiers Music signed him and the resulting self-titled album is a tremendous example of classic melodic metal with an ’80s / early ’90s feel.
For more than two decades, Wade Black has cemented a name for himself in the genre by fronting bands like Crimson Glory, Seven Witches, Leatherwolf, Leash Law, and War Of Thrones. His voice is featured on more than a dozen albums and he has toured the world, performing at multiple metal festivals.
Wade’s ability to soar through a three octave-plus range made him an in-demand instructor for aspiring vocalists of all genres of music. In 1999, Wade took over as vocalist for the reactivated Florida icons Crimson Glory, releasing the “Astronomica” album with them.
Now in the 21st century, Wade is prepared to bring the metal to the masses once again with his new project Chalice Of Sin…

CONSTANCIA – Brave New World (2021)

Brave New World” is the new, third album from Sweden’s CONSTANCIA, a band that has rotating lead vocalists for each new album, and while the band’s previous efforts were good, be prepared for one of the surprises of the year here. Yes, it’s that good.
CONSTANCIA’s line-up features several seasoned musicians, but the aces here are the exceptional guitar work from Janne Stark (GRAND DESIGN) and new singer Englishman Pete Godfrey (IN FAITH, BLOOD RED SAINTS).
What we have here is great, intelligent melodic hard rock with a great sense for hooklines; just listen to the lyric video below. And the band also adds a welcomed variation a little bit aside the expected paths like the futuristic “Open Your Heart“ or the rather contemporary and progressive “Titanium“ showcase.
An album you definitely won’t be tired of any time soon and will surprise with its quality…

CROWNE – Kings In The North (2021)

To be released by Frontiers Music, “Kings In The North” is the debut album new Swedish melodic hard rock supergroup CROWNE. The band is comprised of vocalist Alexander Strandell (Art Nation), guitarist / keyboardist / producer Jona Tee (H.E.A.T.), bassist John Levén (Europe), and drummer Christian Lundqvist (The Poodles), while Love Magnusson (Dynazty) provide the guitar solos.
CROWNE is hands-down one of the most exciting, thrilling sum of talents from the Scandi melodic hard rock scene. This albums is a kick ass barnburner with enormous melodies, delivering rock ‘n’ roll like there is no tomorrow, with great songwriting, performances & production…

STYX – Crash Of The Crown (2021)

A new era of hope, survival, and prosperity comes calling with the release of “Crash Of The Crown“, STYX’s uplifting new studio album which was written during the last three years and recorded during the trying times of the pandemic.
The legendary rockers – James “JY” Young (lead vocals, guitars), Tommy Shaw (lead vocals, guitars), Chuck Panozzo (bass, vocals), Todd Sucherman (drums, percussion), Lawrence Gowan (lead vocals, keyboards) and Ricky Phillips (bass, guitar, vocals) – are back with their unique blend of melodies and perfectly crafted songs.
To put it simple, “Crash of the Crown ” is a superb STYX record that belongs on the shelf alongside their other records from “Equinox” forward…

KENT HILLI (Perfect Plan) – The Rumble (2021)

Vocalist KENT HILLI’s debut solo album “The Rumble” is the culmination of the musical path the singer started since he debuted with Swedish melodic rock upstarts Perfect Plan. In 2017, when Perfect Plan completed their debut album “All Rise”, the band got a deal with the Frontiers label releasing two albums and one EP.
He also participated on Restless Spirits self-titled debut album, a melodic rock project masterminded by Tony Hernando (Lords of Black), where he was showcased alongside great artists and singers like Deen Castronovo (Revolution Saints, ex-Journey), Johnny Gioeli (Hardline), etc.
To craft the “The Rumble”, Kent joined forces with Mike Palace, who has produced the album and played all instruments, providing his knack for the ’80s sounds.
A diverse album with both melodic rockers and AOR ballads, “The Rumble” is going to be a true delight for fans of the genre. The disc resounds with the inspiration and influences from Kent’s idols like Giant, Foreigner, Survivor, Whitesnake, and Europe, to name a few…

SLAUGHTER – Hard Times EP [Japan release only / non album tracks]

Also requested together with “Fear No Evil”, SLAUGHTER‘s Japanese-only released EPHard Times” includes the single taken from the full length plus 3 non-album songs as bonus tracks, all recorded during the same sessions in 1994 – their record label dropped the band and the release resulted mere than a year delayed.
But well worth the wait, as Fear No Evil is one of SLAUGHTER’s best, more diverse and mature albums.
This “Hard Times” release should work as single as includes the title track and ‘Searchin’, both taken from the main album, but collectors and fans of the band / genre will be delighted by the bonus tracks exclusives to this out-of-print CD.
Among these is a great cover of Elton John’s classic ‘Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting’ done in a rocking way with sharp guitars. ‘Knows How To Rumble’ is really cool party rocking tune, classic SLAUGHTER with driving riffs, tongue-in-cheek vocals, a catchy chorus and of course, cowbell. The other bonus…

SLAUGHTER – Fear No Evil [Japanese Edition +1]

As requested; SLAUGHTER third album “Fear No Evil” in its Japanese Edition including an exclusive bonus track, and different artwork. Released “Fear No Evil” in 1995 when catchy melodic rock was no longer the “in thing” for the industry, Slaughter paid no attention to trends, and made what many consider their best album.
While listening to this record you’d never have noticed that bands like Alice in Chains and STP were ruling the rock airwaves at the time. Slaughter kicks this baby like it’s 1989 all over again, and essentially ingratiate themselves to people like us for sticking to their guns.
Song-wise this album is their most mature and well-written effort to date, while simultaneously having lots of melodies and some of their heaviest songs…

HELLOWEEN – Helloween [Japan Complete Edition bonus disc +4] (2021)

Here we have in exclusive at 0dayrox, HELLOWEEN‘s new album ”Helloween – Japan Complete Edition bonus disc +4”, including an extra disc with 4 extra tracks and a Japan-only exclusive.
Without a doubt, HELLOWEEN’s new, 2021 self-titled album is one of the most anticipated releases this year, and it will be released first in Japan tomorrow. Hamburg’s Helloween is one of metal’s most fun and entertaining bands until today, so every release gets a lot of love from fans, even if some of them aren’t even close to being gems of the genre.
So, even higher expectations were created when Michael Weikath and Markus Grosskopf announced the triumphant and official return of the power metal god himself Kai Hansen and of one of the best vocalists of all time, Michael Kiske, in 2017.
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RICK SPRINGFIELD – The Red Locusts (2021)

For the band ‘The Red Locusts‘ all started few months ago with their self-titled debut album promotional campaign endorsed by RICK SPRINGFIELD. The band’s members are listed as singer-guitarist Paul Ramone, bassist Scotty Skuffleton, drummer Skippy Skuffleton, keyboardist Duncan Sweets and guitarist Beau Weevil.
Well, in fact, this is a RICK SPRINGFIELD new album / project, a vehicle to do some of the other type of music he loves without his name behind. However it’s pure Springfield, as the songs are being written by him and Matt Bissonette – the former guitarist in his band who he also co-wrote songs with on “Rocket Science,” “Venus in Overdrive” and “Songs for the End of the World.”
The rest of ‘The Red Locusts’ are reputed musicians; i.e. the drummer with the fun fictitious name ‘Skippy Skuffleton’ is in fact the unique Gregg Bissonette (Steve Lukather Band, Stan Bush, Satriani), etc…

WINGER – Seventeen The Demos [300 hand numbered limited edition]

Here’s the requested, rare 300 hand-numbered limited edition red vinyl of WINGER ‘s “Seventeen The Demos“, released some time ago by Cleopatra Records, now a collectible and of course out of print. This is an official release, but there isn’t a regular cardboard cover with this, just a paper sleeve and a insert in a plastic sheet sleeve. Also included is a patch and a pin / button.
These excellent 16-track professional demos were released in other formats but sonically pretty brick-walled / saturated. However the mastering for this LP pressing is different, much better.
Musically, these are top notch melodic rock / AOR classics, original versions of ‘Can’t Get Enuff’, ‘Easy Come Easy Go’, ‘Seventeen’, ‘Headed for a Heartbreak’, etc.

Lars Boquist’s NEONDAZE – ”2021” (2021)

Anyone remember the very good Swedish band that released a couple of albums in the Nineties, called POLE POSITION? If you do, their guitarist Lars Boquist, a highly underrated one I might add, is now back in action walking the same old path he once created.
NEONDAZE new album “2021” truly sounds like a POLE POSITION of the new millennium, that meaning classic Scandi Melodic Rock. Add to that drummer Hampus Landin who has been member of MISS BEHAVIOUR and you pretty much picture the sound & style of NEONDAZE: a mix of WIG WAM, ’80s BONFIRE and THE POODLES, with big DEF LEPPARDish harmony vocals during the ready-to-sing-a-long choruses.
And there’s another reason you can’t go wrong here; many of these songs were written 1986-1988…

HELLOWEEN – Helloween [Japanese Edition] (2021)

Without a doubt, HELLOWEEN‘s new, 2021 self-titled album is one of the most anticipated releases this year, and it will be released first in Japan tomorrow. Hamburg’s Helloween is one of metal’s most fun and entertaining bands until today, so every release gets a lot of love from fans, even if some of them aren’t even close to being gems of the genre.
So, even higher expectations were created when Michael Weikath and Markus Grosskopf announced the triumphant and official return of the power metal god himself Kai Hansen and of one of the best vocalists of all time, Michael Kiske, in 2017.
That reunion gave birth to the acclaimed Pumpkins United tour and fans were eager to see new material, so here we are with the band’s 16th album. Does it live up to the hype?…