Category: DOKKEN

DOKKEN – Back In The Streets [’79 EP / Japan Edition] + Rare Single

And here we have DOKKEN‘s EP “Back In The Streets”, a bunch of demos recorded in 1979 in Germany, finally released ten years after without the band’s consent. This Japanese release features a different cover art. While the classic Dokken line up appears printed, in fact this is Don Sokken on vocals / guitar, guitarist Greg Leon, drummer Gary Holland,...

DOKKEN – Breakin’ The Chains [Original European Recording] *EXCLUSIVE*

Before the American debut LP ‘Breaking The Chains’ in 1983, DOKKEN originally released the disc on 1981 in Europe only on the French label Carrere Records, and titled “Breakin’ the Chains” (no ‘g’). This is the original European recording only available on vinyl LP. We have done our ‘own cleaning’ on this excellent rip, free of noises, so I doubt...

DOKKEN – From Conception : Live 1981

After the recent remastered version of DOKKEN‘s first American album featured here, one of you asked for “From Conception : Live 1981”, capturing the band in an early, previously unheard concert recorded before the band signed with Elektra Records, plus 3 songs that weren’t included into the studio album. “From Conception” finds singer Don Dokken, guitarist George Lynch, drummer Mick...

DOKKEN – Breaking The Chains [Rock Candy remaster]

As part of the triad of DOKKEN albums remastered by Rock Candy Records, we have here as requested, their first American release “Breaking The Chains“. During the ’80s Dokken were riding a wave of success that had them bracketed in the same league as heavy hitters like Mötley Crüe, Quiet Riot, the Scorpions and Ratt. Constantly on tour and favorites...

THE END MACHINE – The End Machine [Japan Edition SHM-CD +1] (2019)

Classic-era Dokken members George Lynch, Jeff Pilson and Mick Brown have teamed up with Warrant’s Robert Mason to form THE END MACHINE. The band’s self-titled debut album will arrive March 22 via Frontiers Music, but tomorrow will appear this Japanese Edition. “The real truth of it is that George and I have this great songwriting partnership that’s been going on...

DOKKEN – The Anthems [+2 new tracks +2 Japan release extras]

Some of you requested ‘Greatest Hits’, the collection of re-worked ’80s hits recorded by DOKKEN few years ago, more specifically its Japan version featuring 2 bonus tracks. As the Japanese release turned out of print, this reissue by UK label Store For Music under the new title “The Anthems” is the one to get, as it’s exactly like the Japanese...

DON DOKKEN – Up From The Ashes [Japan HR-HM 1000 reissue series] (2018)

Universal Music Japan has started this year a curious but more than welcomed campaign: the reissue of long time out of print albums from their catalog titled ‘HR/HM 1000‘, that meaning Hard Rock / Heavy Metal at the price of 1000 Yen = about 9 USD.One of the very interesting albums from the series, is without a doubt “Up From...

DOKKEN – Return To The East Live (2018)

The reunited classic line-up of DOKKEN – guitarist George Lynch, vocalist Don Dokken, bassist Jeff Pilson and drummer “Wild” Mick Brown – will release a new CD, DVD and Blu-ray, “Return To The East Live (2016)“, on April 20 via Frontiers Music. The set will contain the band’s October 2016 performance at Japan’s Loud Park festival, as well as a...

DOKKEN – It’s Just Another Day (new studio track 2018)

DOKKEN’s classic line-up featuring Don Dokken, George Lynch, Jeff Pilson and Mick Brown have recorded the song “It’s Just Another Day” – their first new material together in more than 20 years.The song will be included into ‘Return To The East Live’, the CD documenting Dokken’s 2016 run of six shows in Japan which will be released via Frontiers Music...

V.A. – 0dayrox Advanced Releases March-April 2018 – Vol.1

Spring is coming and major Melodic Rock / AOR releases find its way to stores. Let’s check the advanced singles from albums to come.British AOR / Melodic Rock institution FM got ready their new album ‘Atomic Generation’, to be released via Frontiers Music on March 23th. “Black Magic” is the new single, a delicious melodic tune, pure, classic FM. At...

HEAR ‘n AID – Stars [Japan Only CD pressing] Out Of Print

Here’s another special request; HEAR ‘n AID “Stars”, the ’80s metal all-star benefit album. Unbelievable, but the record never was reissued / remastered nor even released on CD yet. The only existing official CD press of HEAR ‘n AID is this Japanese release from 1994, of course out of print and with used copies fetching over U$D 250 at eBay....

SWEET & LYNCH – Unified [Japan Edition +1] (2017)

One of you asked for the Japanese version of SWEET & LYNCH new album “Unified“, including an exclusive bonus track. SWEET & LYNCH — the super-band featuring guitarist / vocalist Michael Sweet of STRYPER, legendary guitarist George Lynch (ex DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB), bassist James LoMenzo (WHITE LION, MEGADETH) and drummer Brian Tichy (WHITESNAKE, DEAD DAISIES) — surpassed themselves with this...