BRITNY FOX – In America [first recording / cassette only 1986]

After several posts regarding rockers BRITNY FOX, some of you asked for another rarity; their first ever recording titled “In America“. Including songs later re-worked for their major label debut LP – one song is exclusive to this release though – this 1986 recording was released by themselves in limited quantities only.
In fact, ”In America” appeared on Wolfe Records, a small label founded by Britny Fox’s manager Brian Kushner, and Bill Haigh (owner of the Hollywood Galaxy Club) to promote bands.
The album only was released on Cassette – the vinyl LP floating around is a bootleg – and this is the actual cover artwork.
Ripped and cleaned by the 0dayrox team for your listening (and collector’s) pleasure (thanks DR!)
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BRITNY FOX – Gudbuy T’ Dean [1989 FM broadcast / only at Britny Fox Records] *EXCLUSIVE*

Now we are presenting a collectors item to complete your BRITNY FOX discography: “Gudbuy T’ Dean“, an Official Fan Club only release. The only place to get this was Britny Fox’s website or at shows.
‘Gudbuy T’ Dean’ – named after the song ‘Gudbuy T’ Jane’ from Britny Fox’s first album – refers to one of the last shows featuring original vocalist Dizzy Dean Davidson.
This is a recording of a 1989 FM broadcast while thew band was promoting their second album. This tape never was released on any format except this limited BF Records CD. This is the only BF live recording available featuring Dizzy Dean Davidson.
The sound quality is pretty good, and as a curiosity, the broadcast ended before they could play their biggest hit at the time; ‘Girlschool’.
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BRITNY FOX – The Bite Down Hard Demos I & II *EXCLUSIVE*

Requested by one of you, here’s the quite rare BRITNY FOX pre-production demos for their third album Bite Down Hard: “The Bite Down Hard Demos“. After two albums, original Britny Fox lead singer Dizzy Dean Davidson left to pursue other opportunities and the band brought in Las Vegas native Tommy Paris for the 3rd LP ‘Bite Down Hard (1991)’
This album resonated with the fans and they now can hear the other tracks written for Bite Down Hard album in their raw format, plus other rarities taped during these session like covers of AC/DC, QUEEN, etc.
These demos were recently released with the title ‘Forbidden Fruits’, but note it’s under the banner ‘Tommy Paris of Britny Fox’ and includes tracks that has nothing in common with the the Bite Down Hard Demos sessions.
What we have here the complete recordings, all Britny Fox, taken from the limited edition CD released by the band (BFRecords) several years ago and now a rarity.
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KIX – Midnite Dynamite Re-Lit [Re-Mixed / Re-Mastered + Bonus Disc] (2020)

Maryland ’80s hard rockers KIX have teamed up again with legendary rock producer Beau Hill for a 35th anniversary re-charge of the band’s classic third album ‘Midnite Dynamite’ originally recorded in 1985.
Midnite Dynamite Re-Lit [Re-Mixed / Re-Mastered + Bonus Disc]” sounds great in this new version – respecting the ’80s / original album feel – and it’s a reminder of how good this album is.
Additionally, we have a bonus disc of previously unreleased material, early versions of most the songs.
Highly Recommended

HALO – Life Goes On [Previously Unreleased 1982 recording] (2020) *EXCLUSIVE*

With the recent reissue / remasters of HALO albums, they found tape buried deep in the vaults. It’s a bunch of songs the band recorded in 1982, now 2020 for the first time ever coming to life under the title “Life Goes On“.
At the time, HALO were a hard rock oriented band. The entire album is filled with Van Halen-like guitar riffs. Seriously…. every song is a guitar filled rocker and most of it actually sounds like Eddie Van Halen in the background, especially if you ever listen to Van Halen’s debut (1978) with Eruption and Runnin’ With the Devil.
You get to hear early incarnations of 2 songs re-arranged for HALO’s first 1990 album, however there’s also 9 songs never before released and thought to have been missing forever.
This is HALO 1982. Even after a conversation with John Elefante, he expressed that he never even knew that this recording existed but just knew the band had been touring around and playing non-stop for almost an entire decade before he signed them to the label.
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HALO – Halo (30th Anniversary Edition) + 4-Song Unreleased Demo (remastered 2020) *EXCLUSIVE*

Formed in the early ’80s, AOR / Melodic Rock American band HALO had to wait until 1990 to release their debut album. It was 1989 when Halo’s demo was presented to John Elefante who quickly got the band into his studio to produce their first full length offering, which contained a perfect slice of classic hard-edged AOR stuff next to AVIATOR, ALLIES, JOURNEY and of course, Elefante’s MASTEDON.
With heavenly layered choruses, relentless and driving guitars, swirling keyboard splashes and a tightness you could only expect from a band together for a decade, HALO’s album checks all the boxes for a classic that transcends any rock and roll era.
Long time out of print, now Girder Music is remastering/reissuing this terrific album, “Halo (30th Anniversary Edition)” plus the previously unreleased demo that started it all.
Seriously, this is awesome US AOR / Melodic Hard stuff…
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HALO – Heaven Calling +4 [Digitally Remastered] (2020) *EXCLUSIVE*

Long time out of print, Girder Music is remastering/reissuing HALO’s second album, 1991’s ”Heaven Calling”, plus 4 bonus tracks. Produced by John &Dino Elefante (MASTEDON, KANSAS) with their unmistakable pristine style, ”Heaven Calling” is more ‘early ’90s AOR’ than its predecessor, at places bringing to mind JOURNEY’s ‘Trial By Fire’ era, WHITEHEART, Canadian bands from the genre, and of course MASTEDON melodious side.
This is pure, unadulterated ’90s AOR in all its glory, with a crystal-clear remastering job.

SOJOURN – Lookin’ For More [AOR Heaven Special Edition remastered +10]

As requested, here we have the AOR Heaven Records remastered reissue of American AOR / Pomp / melodic rockers SOJOURN first album, 1985’s “Lookin’ For More“, including no less than 10 bonus tracks, all the previously unreleased 1982-1984 demo sessions the band did before the debut LP.
While “Lookin’ For More” was originally released on a small label, the album received radio airplay not only on a local level but throughout Europe, and future look bright for band. Sojourn’s history is indeed a colorful one from appearing on the now legendary compilation ‘Hot Nights In The City’ to a prized spot opening for Mr. Mister.
Sojourn in many ways sound like a development of the classic major bands of that era, playing radio friendly melodic rock with strong AOR / Pomp influences, often compared with BOSTON, JOURNEY, STYX, SURVIVOR, etc…

SOJOURN – Different Points Of View [30th Anniversary digipak remastered +7]

As requested, here’s the 30th Anniversary remastered reissue of American AOR / Pomp / Melodic  rockers SOJOURN second album, 1987-1989 “Different Points Of View“, including 7 bonus tracks.
After their successful debut album, the band set about recording this follow up in 1987, with major label MCA ready to offer a contract. Unfortunately there were some tech problems during the sessions and the album was held up a couple of years. Ultimately, “Different Points Of View” was released in 1989, by which point they decided to pack it in.
Musically, “Different Points Of View” is much more melodic rock oriented than the debut, with that polished sound of American bands of this ilk circa 1987-88

STRANGERLAND – Melodic Rock Project (unreleased) *EXCLUSIVE*

A very nice request by one of you, here’s in exclusive at 0dayrox the unreleased album from Greek Melodic Rock Project STRANGERLAND. Founded by songwriter / guitarist Alex Patman (who also handles keyboards & bass) and including the versatile David Cagle (LastWorld, Silent Tiger) performing lead vocals, STRANGERLAND’s music is pure ’80s melodic rock / AOR.
While home-recorded but with a good mix, these songs captures the feeling of Eighties records by STRANGEWAYS, VIRGINIA WOLF, AIRRACE, plus HEARTLAND, HAREM SCAREM, etc. Just check the video-track below.
This Project needs to be signed pronto! Specialized labels take notice.
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MOTORHEAD – Ace Of Spades [40th Anniversary Deluxe Box-Set]

Ace Of Spades” – the title track of MOTÖRHEAD‘s 1980 iconic, game-changing album isn’t just one of the greatest hard rock songs ever written – it has truly become a lifestyle anthem for several generations of rockers, metalheads, punks, bikers, athletes, rebels, outcasts, and freethinkers all around the world.
Few songs in modern history can instantly ignite the adrenaline of music fans the way the song’s opening dirty bass riff, and drum roll can. From zero to 100 mph in a matter of seconds. That speaker-destroying opening riff is unstoppable. And the song altered the course of hard rock… forever.
To celebrate its 40th Anniversary, a box set of ”Ace Of Spades” will be released tomorrow, including the original album remastered 2020; a previously unreleased recording of a 1981 concert in Belfast; another 1981 concert from Orleans, France; a double-album of B-sides & rarities, and an EP of previously unreleased instrumentals.
The definitive version of ‘Ace Of Spades’, a classic.

KIDD SKRUFF – Angels With Dirty Faces [FnA Digitally remastered +3]

Digitally remastered by FnA Records, ”Angels With Dirty Faces” comprises the early ’90s recordings from New Jersey’s band KIDD SKRUFF.
KIDD SKRUFF started as a side project for then lead Singer / guitarist Jimmy Forest who was performing with the popular NJ band PUSH in the late 80s and early 90s. At that time, Jimmy was the drummer / songwriter for PUSHand had a plethora of musical ideas that he wanted to express but they just didn’t quite fit the style of his current band, so KIDD SKRUFF was born. They had that well defined New Jersey sound like SKID ROW and BON JOVI.
”Angels With Dirty Faces” is a 10 track album comprised of high quality recordings / professional demos which were only sold in cassette form back in the day, including 3 tracks from the same sessions never heard before.

KIDD SKRUFF – Perfect Disaster [FnA Digitally remastered / Previously Unreleased]

Digitally remastered by FnA Records, ”Perfect Disaster” comprises the early ’90s tapes from New Jersey’s band KIDD SKRUFF, mixed with some recently recorded material.
KIDD SKRUFF started as a side project for then lead Singer / guitarist Jimmy Forest who was performing with the popular NJ band PUSH in the late 80s and early 90s. At that time, Jimmy was the drummer / songwriter for PUSH and had a plethora of musical ideas that he wanted to express but they just didn’t quite fit the style of his current band, so KIDD SKRUFF was born. They had that well defined New Jersey sound like SKID ROW and BON JOVI.
”Perfect Disaster” is a solid collection of rockers in the vein of SKID ROW, while few of the songs have a power pop feel as well. The album includes a new version of the fan favorite song “Best Friendz”.

LAZARUS – Down N’ Dirty [1992-94 / First Time on CD Remastered] (2020)

Demon Doll Records is bringing another US glam metal band to the forefront as LAZARUS now have a career spanning album titled ”Down N’ Dirty”, consisting of 19 songs digitally remastered for the first time on CD.
Includes their cassette-only album “Miss B Haven” (1992) and 1994’s “Bombz Away” (pressed on CD but for promo, few copies), plus 3 bonus tracks from their 1988 debut demo “Have A Taste”.
LAZARUS deliver one knock out glam metal shot after another with that classic US style circa 1988, very well recorded & produced for the most part.
It’s rocking catchy stuff form an unknown but good band from the golden era.
These guys rock with attitude…

MICHAEL BOLTON – AOR Provider [The Unreleased ’80s Album / Remastered Demos]

Michael Bolotin, later known as MICHAEL BOLTON, softened his style in favor to commercial pop at the end of the Eighties, but the man has a rock n’ roll background. Under his real name he did two forgettable records in the Seventies, but at the beginning of the ’80s Bolton was part of Blackjack (with Bruce Kulick), a noteworthy melodic rock ensemble.
Later Bolton released 3 great AOR solo albums, but between these solo LP’s he recorded a series of demos helped by renowned session musicians, including Neal Schon & Jonathan Cain from Journey. In fact, seems some of these tracks were planned for a future Journey release, with Bolton replacing Steve Perry.
All these unreleased songs and more, were compiled here with the title “AOR Provider“…