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V.A. – Tales From The Edge; A Tribute To The Music Of YES (2-CD)

Tribute albums are all about the band being paid the tribute. Even if they themselves may never appear on the album, their compositions will be examined and executed from a different angle than what fans will have been familiar with.
“Tales From The Edge; A Tribute To The Music Of YES” is a very interesting one , as there’s not the usual covers done million times such as ‘Roundabout’ or ‘Owner of a Lonely Heart’.
Instead, it really takes a deep look into YES lesser know numbers like “To Be Over” or “White Car”, and performed by groups relatively new to the Prog scene, yet pretty amazing…

V.A. – WINDS OF TIME: The New Wave Of British Heavy Metal 1979-1985 [3xCD] (2018) *EXCLUSIVE*

To complete the Cherry Red / HNE new release of The New Wave Of British Heavy Metal compilation featured here yesterday, here’s the first 3-CD release from the label from two years ago titled “WINDS OF TIME: The New Wave Of British Heavy Metal 1979-1985“.
Outside of the success stories and better-known contenders, panning for gold among the era’s less lauded exponents can yield cack-handed cacophonies alongside the nuggets,Hear No Evil have wisely enlisted NWOBHM authority John Tucker, a man with several books on the subgenre under his bullet belt, to compile ”Winds Of Time”. The selection here doesn’t ignore bigger names, but manages to avoid obvious choices, mining major and independent label albums and singles, and even demo tapes, for gems.
All these rarities have been remastered by Andy Pearce (Rock Candy Records) and the sound quality is fantastic.

V.A. – NWOBHM THUNDER; The New Wave Of British Heavy Metal 1978-1986 [3xCD] (2020)

As a sequel and companion piece to 2018’s NWOBHM: ‘Winds Of Time’ anthology, Cherry Red Records / HNE now unleash “NWOBHM THUNDER; The New Wave Of British Heavy Metal 1978-1986”. This 3-CD collection contains 44 remastered tracks from the golden age of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal, from 1978 –1986. As well as better known acts that stood at the vanguard of this very British movement, including Girlschool, Samson, Praying Mantis and Iron Maiden’s ex-frontman Paul Di’Anno, this set mines even deeper for those precious classic metal nuggets, including many rarities and obscurities.

V.A. – 0dayrox Advanced Releases July / August 2020 – Vol.3

We expect a very interesting batch of new releases in months to come, so it’s time for our classic 0dayrox Advanced singles. Let’s go now with 0dayrox Advanced Releases July / August 2020 – Vol.3, your soundtrack for this Summer! TOKYO MOTOR FIST, the band featuring DANGER DANGER vocalist Ted Poley and TRIXTER guitarist Steve Brown, will release its sophomore...

V.A. – 0dayrox Advanced Releases July / August 2020 – Vol.2

We expect a very interesting batch of new releases in months to come, so it’s time for our classic 0dayrox Advanced singles. Let’s go now with 0dayrox Advanced Releases July / August 2020 – Vol.2, your soundtrack for this Summer! Guitarist JOSH RAMOS (Hardline, The Storm, Two Fires) has announced his new solo album, ‘My Many Sides’, to be released...

AOR AGE presents: Gems & Rarities [Japan double Blu-spec CD2]

Compiled by Sony Music Japan International, “AOR AGE presents: Gems & Rarities” is a 2-disc release pressed on Blu-spec CD2 including remastered West Coast / AOR gems from the golden era (mostly between 1977-1984) of the genre, alongside rare singles / B-sides appearing here for the first time on CD.
Featuring rare material of Joseph Williams, Bill Champlin, Heart’s Nancy Wilson, etc. plus forgotten artists (but performing songs written by the likes of David Foster, Jay Graydon or Diane Warren) the sound quality is excellent, especially considering many of these tracks were unearthed from the vaults after several decades.
Collector’s piece.

V.A. – 0dayrox Advanced Releases Dec 2019/Jan 2020 – Vol.3

So let’s go with our classic 0dayrox Advanced Releases singles compilations, many of these tracks not available to purchase yet.
Here’s Dec 2019/Jan 2020 Vol.3

REVOLUTION SAINTS, the supergroup featuring Deen Castronovo, Doug Aldrich and Jack Blades — have released a new song titled “When the Heartache Has Gone.” The track, which features Castronovo on lead vocals is taken from the band’s forthcoming third full-length studio album, due in early 2020 via Frontiers Music. Amazing melodic rocker folks.

V.A. – 0dayrox Advanced Releases Dec 2019/Jan 2020 – Vol.2

Near the end of the year we expect a very interesting batch of new releases, and we have as well juicy advances for 2020 albums as well. So let’s go with our classic 0dayrox Advanced Releases singles compilations, many of these tracks not available to purchase yet. Do you remember when albums like TNT’s “Intuition” and “Tell No Tales” were...

V.A. – 0dayrox Advanced Releases Dec 2019/Jan 2020 – Vol.1

Near the end of the year we expect a very interesting batch of new releases, and we have as well juicy advances for 2020 albums as well. So let’s go with our classic 0dayrox Advanced Releases singles compilations, many of these tracks not available to purchase yet.

HOLLYWOOD HAIRSPRAY Vol.8 (2019) CD version *EXCLUSIVE*

After many years, Perris Records is back with its eight edition of its popular Hollywood Hairspray compilations CD. Earlier volumes featured mostly underground bands from the LA hard rock scene, but the series were discontinued during the past decade. Now 2019 “HOLLYWOOD HAIRSPRAY Vol.8” has changed its focus, presenting melodic hard rock bands from all over the world as part of  the current Perris roster.
This Vol.8 includes unreleased tracks as well, all of interest for fans and collectors.

V.A. – 0dayrox Advanced Releases Sept-October 2019 – Vol.5

We expect a very interesting batch of new releases for this 2019 Summer / Fall, so let’s go with our classic 0dayrox Advanced Releases singles. Here’s vol.5. Super group THE DEFIANTS consisting of Danger Danger band members Bruno Ravel (bass, keyboards) and Rob Marcello (lead guitar) along with former lead vocalist Paul Laine and special guest Steve West (also of...

V.A. – 0dayrox Advanced Releases Sept-October 2019 – Vol.4

We expect a very interesting batch of new releases for this 2019 Summer / Fall, so let’s go with our classic 0dayrox Advanced Releases singles. Reactivated legendary American hard rock band ANGEL including original members guitarist Punky Meadows and vocalist Frank DiMino have made the new track ‘Under The Gun’ available, the first cut from their seventh full-length studio album...