Category: STYX

SHAW BLADES – Hallucination [Rock Candy remastered & reloaded]

Rock Candy Records also released their own remastered version from SHAW BLADES collaboration project debut “Hallucination“. Formed by Damn Yankees’ Tommy Shaw (Styx) and Jack Blades (Night Ranger), these two Melodic Rock geniuses created a wonderful album here plenty of melody and showcasing not only their terrific voices, but also the duo’s amazing songwriting quality. When it comes to extracurricular...

STYX – The Complete Wooden Nickel Recordings [first 4 albums Remastered]

As requested, here’s “The Complete Wooden Nickel Recordings“, a 2-Disc set released by STYX containing remastered versions of the band’s first four albums: Styx, Styx II, The Serpent Is Rising, and Man Of Miracles, which were released by Wooden Nickel Records.
The four LPs contained in this compilation (plus Styx’s fifth album, Equinox) were recorded with original singer / songwriter / guitarist John Curulewski and feature a harder, eclectic, and more progressive sound when compared to subsequent albums.
The release also includes “Unfinished Song”, a rare B-side to the single “Best Thing” from the first album.

GOWAN – Great Dirty World [Special Deluxe Edition remastered +3]

For more than 20 years Lawrence GOWAN is a stable member of Styx, but long before that, this Canadian had a quite successful solo career started in the Eighties. Released a couple years after ‘Strange Animal’ — the album that really launched Gowan’s career, at least in his homeland – “Great Dirty World” establishes a transition: from light poppy AOR...

TODD SUCHERMAN (Styx) – Last Flight Home (2020)

Drummer TODD SUCHERMAN, who is best known as holding down the groove for STYX over the past 25 years, “Last Flight Home” means to officially come into his own as a lead singer and to release an album that bears his name on the front cover. “Last Flight Home” is filled with strong songwriting, expert production and solid musicianship. Oh...

DENNIS DeYOUNG (ex Styx) – 26 East, Vol. 1 (2020)

Former Styx frontman DENNIS DeYOUNG will release his new album, ’26 East, Volume 1′ via Frontiers Music. Ten songs will comprise the album, DeYoung’s seventh solo studio effort and first in over a decade.
The title “26 East” refers to 26 E. 101st Place, the Chicago address where DeYoung grew up and from where Styx was formed. The record – where Jim Peterik is involved both in songwriting and playing – was originally planned as DeYoung’s final album, but the singer later decided to split it into two separate volumes.

DENNIS DeYOUNG – Desert Moon + Back To The World [BGO Remaster]

Founder member and one of the pillars of Styx’s fame, talented singer & keyboardist DENNIS DeYOUNG started a solo career after Styx went on hiatus in the first half of the ’80s. DeYoung’s first two solo recordings “Desert Moon” and “Back To The World” have been remastered and re-issued both on one disc by BGO Records with extensive sleeve notes...

DENNIS DeYOUNG – …And The Music Of Styx Live in Los Angeles (2014)

DENNIS DeYOUNG, the legendary front man of Styx and author of key songs that define that band’s career, returned to Los Angeles for the first time during his solo career to play a sold out show at the El Rey Theater. Recorded live for AXS-TV and captured in pristine high quality, the performance has been slated for release via Frontiers...

NEW ENGLAND – Explorer Suite [Rock Candy remaster]

Another remaster by Rock Candy Records fans were waiting for it’s the sophomore effort by the Boston-based super pompsters NEW ENGLAND: “Explorer Suite“.Produced by Mike Stone, who also worked with Queen, Journey and Asia, “Explorer Suite” is a very large-sounding work by a band that deserved to be as popular as Stone’s other clients. To the pomp of the debut...

TOMMY SHAW – Girls With Guns / What If [2-in-1 BGO digitally remastered]

At the beginning of the Eighties TOMMY SHAW departed Styx to pursue a solo career focusing on commercial Melodic Rock, AOR and rock&pop with the radio-friendly approach so in vogue around the time. First it was “Girls With Guns” in ’84, and then “What If” (1985), both including cheerful melodious tunes but more deep lyrically than it may seem at...

TOMMY SHAW – Ambition [Rock Candy remaster]

If one album which really represents the true Melodic Rock / AOR sound of the ’80s deserved to be reissued that is “Ambition” by TOMMY SHAW, and Rock Candy specialists have done a terrific job with it, perhaps the best remastering work ever from this excellent British label. The name Tommy Shaw will always be synonymous with Styx, the hugely...

STYX – Paradise Theater [Japanese remaster SHM-CD Limited Edition] Out Of Print

One of you asked how it sounds the Japanese nine-album cardboard sleeve (mini LP) remastered reissue series of STYX on high quality SHM-CD. In one word; outstanding.All were released as Limited Edition and already turned out of print.Their masterpiece “Paradise Theater” was requested again on this blog, an essential STYX album in your collection. “Paradise Theater” was Styx greatest commercial...

Best Classic Rock Album 2017, #3 : RONNIE MONTROSE feat. Ricky Phillips & Eric Singer – 10×10 (2017)

Near the end of the year, it’s time to recap about the best 2017 releases, by category.Fortunately, this excellent album was finally released. Before his untimely death in 2012, renowned American rock guitarist RONNIE MONTROSE began recording an ambitious passion project with bassist Ricky Phillips (Styx, Bad English) and drummer Eric Singer (Kiss, Alice Cooper). The idea was to record...

STYX – The Mission (2017)

STYX – The Mission (2017)

Legendary band STYX will release “The Mission“, their first Studio Album in 14 years tomorrow June 16, ‘The Mission’ via the band’s label, Alpha Dog 2T/UMe. This is STYX’s sixteenth studio album and and one of the most ambitious, most challenging release to date.“The planets truly aligned for ‘The Mission’, and I couldn’t be prouder,” says vocalist/guitarist Tommy Shaw, who...

V.A. – 0dayrox Advanced Releases July 2017 – Vol.1

V.A. – 0dayrox Advanced Releases July 2017 – Vol.1

As usual 0dayrox brings to you all the fresh buzz from the Melodic Rock / AOR world. Let’s check the advanced singles from the most relevant releases in months to come. KRYPTONITE is the new amazing project to release their debut CD via Frontiers Music in August. The line-up is impressive: Jake Samuels from The Poodles, Alessandro Del Vecchio (Lionville),...

V.A. – 0dayrox Advanced Releases May-June 2017 – Vol.1

V.A. – 0dayrox Advanced Releases May-June 2017 – Vol.1

Some amazing albums coming this Spring / Summer, let’s check the advanced singles from the best of ’em. From the always great Frontiers Music roster, JORN is about to release his new album and the first single title ‘Man Of The 80s’ says all about its sound.Also super-group SNAKECHARMER has presented some new tracks from the upcoming album, as well...