Category: ALIEN (Sweden)

ALIEN – Shiftin’ Gear [AOR Heaven Classix remastered +4]

Some time ago AOR HEAVEN via their sub-label AOR Heaven Classix has reissued “Shiftin’ Gear“, the second album from Swedish Melodic Hard Rock masters ALIEN. Remastered and with 4 previously unreleased tracks from the original recording sessions, this is a must have gem of an album. You need Alien’s “Shiftin’ Gear +4 AOR Heaven Classix” in your Melodic Hard Rock collection. It’s pure Scandinavian melodic stuff, and while this AOR Heaven Classix is out of print now – a remaining un-open copy is being sold for 215,95 €, check below – it worth every cent; the sound quality is superb and there’s a nice essay in the booklet about the evolution of this essential band, plus complete lyrics & photos.

ALIEN – Alien 25th Anniversary Edition [Scandinavian + USA versions remastered] 2019 reissue

After so many years claiming for official reissues, the essential ALIEN self titled debut – for many into the Top-10 AOR albums of all time – was freshly remastered and released by EMI Music Sweden / Warner to celebrate its 25th Anniversary.
This majestic, 2-CD deluxe edition of ALIEN’s self-titled first album – the superb Swedish AOR / Melodic Rock act fronted by Jim Jidhed – includes the original Scandinavian 1988 edition (remastered), plus 2 bonus tracks, and a 2nd disc with the album remixed version for the American market, also remastered.
Released five years ago, this was a limited edition which turned out of print in blink of an eye. Now it has been re-printed 2019, again in a strictly 1,000 copies.

V.A. – 0dayrox Advanced Releases November-December 2018 – Vol.2

01 Palace – Binary Music02 Devil’s Hand (Mike Slamer) – Heartbeat Away03 Inglorious – Where Are You Now?04 Alien – Imagine05 Alcatrazz – Emotion (Studio Demo 1985)06 Doomsday Outlaw – Blues for a Phantom Limb07 Echo Del Tusker – Fix Your Face08 London – Metal Nations09 Joan Jett and the Blackhearts – Fresh Start10 Wayland – She Lights It Up11...

JIM JIDHED – Push On Through [Japan Edition +1] (2017) Exclusive

One of you asked for the superb last JIM JIDHED album “Push On Through” in its Japanese Edition never seen at the web, including the bonus track ‘Rihanna’, a delicious AOR tune you need to hear.“Push On Through” is a more rocking, punchy AOR album than Jim previous ones, helped by excellent musicians such as Michael Palace (guitar) and famed...

Best AOR album 2017, #4 : JIM JIDHED – Push On Through (2017)

Near the end of the year, it’s time to recap about the best 2017 releases, by category.This is one of my favorites, deserving a place in the top 5. JIM JIDHED, the singer of AOR Gods ALIEN during their glorious days, released his 6th solo album “Push On Through” via AOR Heaven Records.“Push On Through” is a more rocking, punchy...

ALIEN – Eternity [Japanese Edition] (2014)

ALIEN – Eternity [Japanese Edition] (2014)

* And this is in the Top 10 of the year: ALIEN, the best European AOR band ever, has returned in full force giving birth to one of the best albums from the genre in the last 15 years: “Eternity“.This Japanese Edition released through Bickee Music includes 3 bonus tracks. The most influential Swedish AOR band in History, and patriarch...

ALIEN – Eternity (2014)

ALIEN – Eternity (2014)

* the Real one This will be a very short review: ALIEN, the best European AOR band ever, has returned in full force giving birth to one of the best albums from the genre – I’d say the best – in the last 15 years: “Eternity”.Yes, it’s not exaggerated; released through AOR Heaven Records, Alien’s “Eternity” is pure gold. The...

ADVANCED SINGLES iTunes vol.1 (April 2014)

* There’s a lot of great Melodic Hard Rock releases waiting their turn in months to come, and the bands have presented the first singles at digital retailers such as iTunes. Awesome Finnish melodic rockers Brother Firetribe are back after a five-year silence and are gearing up for the release of third album ‘Diamond In The Firepit’ in May. “For...

NIVA – Magnitude (2013)

NIVA – Magnitude (2013)

Swedish singer Tony Niva is a veteran musician who started his musical career in 1987 fronting many cult bands such as Zanity, Axia and Swedish Erotica but he’s probably best known for being the lead singer in Lion’s Share. But Tony also runs his own band NIVA with two recordings under its belt, the first from 1994 featuring the collaboration...