Category: WORK OF ART

ART OF ILLUSION – X Marks The Spot (2021) *EXCLUSIVE*

Released via AOR Heaven Records, “X Marks The Spot” is the debut album from the new Swedish band ART OF ILLUSION formed by songwriter & producer Anders Rydholm (AORsters Grand Illusion) and exceptional singer Lars Säfsund (Work Of Art). See what they did there with the band name? Very clever.
Timeless melodies are the key in their music and a homage to the glory days of AOR / melodic rock. Catchy melodies, delicious hooklines and tons of strong harmony vocals are on ‘spot’ here. Among the guitarists providing guitar solos there’s the unique Jay Graydon.
“X Marks The Spot” is simply sublime. Yeah, we’re only in January but this is – and will be – one of the best 2021 Melodic Rock / AOR releases.
Albums of this caliber only appear from time to time… go and buy this gem.
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THE DARREN PHILLIPS PROJECT – Volume One [digipak +1] +4 standalone new singles (2020) *EXCLUSIVE*

THE DARREN PHILLIPS PROJECT is the awesome all-star melodic rock project which released its debut album “Volume One” three years ago presented in exclusive here at 0dayrox. Now this project evolved into EAST TEMPLE AVENUE, who are releasing their impressive debut album today.
But let’s revisit “THE DARREN PHILLIPS PROJECT – Volume One” in this physical CD edition including an exclusive bonus track, but also the 4 standalone singles they released since, the last appeared only one month ago.
Besides mastermind Darren Phillips (songwriting, vocals, production) and multi-instrumentalist / producer Daniel Skeed, the ‘who’s who’ from the international Melodic Rock / AOR world are collaborating here.
Take a quick look; Dennis Ward (Pink Cream 69, Khymera) on lead vocals and mastering, Enzo Almanzi (White Widdow), Robbie LaBlanc (Find Me / Blanc Faces), Philip Lindstrand (Find Me / Jim Jidhed), Michael Palace (Palace, Kryptonite), Erik Heinke (Miss Behaviour), Herman Furin (Work Of Art), Dennis Butabi Borg (Cruzh), Robin & Mats Eriksson (Degreed) … and many more.

WORK OF ART – Exhibits (2019)

The new album from Swedish wonders WORK OF ART, “Exhibits“, has been in the works for over a year and a half, but is finally being unleashed tomorrow to the legions of hungry AOR / melodic rock fans that the band has enraptured with its first three albums. “It’s been a long time indeed. Five years, although funnily enough it...

WORK OF ART – Artwork [Japan Edition +1] Out Of Print

Sweden’s answer to Toto, WORK OF ART came into the scene to translate its ambitious name into infectious melodies, quality songwriting and confident musicianship with their awesome debut album “Artwork“. This is AOR of nearly the finest order; crisp, clean and full of emotional lyrics and swooning choruses that also stir memories of Giant and Journey. Singer, keyboardist and producer...

WORK OF ART – In Progress [Japan Edition +1] Out Of Print

If there ever was a band that closely resemble what contemporary Melodic Rock is all about, is WORK OF ART. A young and refreshing up and coming Melodic Rock / AOR monsters that blow through your speakers with a strong polished sound that captivates your every sense of rhythm and groove. The very talented Swedes took the world by storm...

WORK OF ART – Framework [Japan Edition +1] Out Of Print

One of the highlights of the 2014 year was without a doubt the third CD by WORK OF ART entitled “Framework“.After two rather impressive and quite successful albums, we wonder whether these mighty Swedes can do it again. The answer is a rotund YES. This Japanese Edition includes the bonus track “On The Edge Of Time”, and it’s a crime that...

V.A. – TORCH : The Music Remembers Jimi Jamison & Fergie Frederiksen (2015)

One of you asked for the Frontiers Music special tribute album for the late JIMI JAMISON and FERGIE FREDERIKSEN entitled “TORCH : The Music Remembers Jimi Jamison & Fergie Frederiksen“, conceived by iconic Grammy Award winner and founding member of Survivor and Pride of Lions, Jim Peterik, featuring an impressive array of guest musicians. “Torch: The Music Remembers Jimi Jamison...

GROUNDBREAKER – Groundbreaker [Japan Edition +1] (2018)

Frontiers Music will release the self-titled debut album from GROUNDBREAKER, the new project featuring singer Steve Overland of FM and Robert Säll of WORK OF ART / W.E.T., on September 14. Tomorrow is appearing in Japan, with a bonus track.“Groundbreaker” is simply everything that a melodic rock fan could hope for: soaring hooklines, magnificent melodies, amazing musical performances, and in...

W.E.T. – One Live In Stockholm [Digipak version]

A couple days ago it was featured here the complete W.E.T. studio discography, and one of you asked for the band’s live release “One Live In Stockholm“, in its physical, Digipak version.Soon after from recording their sophomore effort ‘Rise Up’, W.E.T. put together a one-off show in Stockholm whose attendance grew mostly through viral web campaign. All was recorded and...

W.E.T. – Rise Up [Japanese Edition +1]

After presenting the next W.E.T. album here, some of you asked for the band’s 2 previous discs (must haves) in its Japanese Edition.Robert Säll (Work Of Art), Erik Martensson (Eclipse) and Jeff Scott Soto (Talisman) teamed up in 2009 to release one best albums in the AOR / Melodic Rock genre from the last 20 years.For this second effort “Rise...

W.E.T. – W.E.T. [Japanese Edition +1] Out Of Print

After presenting the new W.E.T. album here, some of you asked for the band’s 2 previous discs (must haves) in its Japanese Edition now out of print.Few albums have created such a stir in the Melodic Rock world as this W.E.T.’s self-titled debut, with opinion divided on whether it is an absolute masterpiece or been over hyped. All renowned musicians...

W.E.T. – Earthrage [Japanese Edition] (2018)

W.E.T., the melodic hard rock super-band created around Erik Mårtensson (Eclipse), Jeff Scott Soto (Talisman) and Robert Säll (Work Of Art), will release their new album “Earthrage” on March 23rd via Frontiers Music, with this Japanese Edition (plus bonus track) to be appeared tomorrow.New music from W.E.T. comes along all too rarely. “Earthrage” is just the third album from the...

SUPREMACY – Leaders (2015)

* Melodic Hard Rock / AOR is alive & kickin’ all over the world… tomorrow August 7 sees the international debut of SUPREMACY, the pioneer Melodic Hard Rock band in Colombia! They may come from an atypical country for this kind of music, but I assure you these guys are one of the most vital projects the genre has seen...