Category: ZAR (John Lawton)

REBEL feat. John Lawton – Stargazer [Digitally Remastered] (2020)

Today, the rare, cult album “Stargazer” by REBEL featuring John Lawton on lead vocals is being reissued for the first time on CD and fully Digitally Remastered.
Originally released in 1982 but unfortunately poorly promoted, Rebel was the brainchild of a young guitarist called Tommy Clauss (later in ZAR). John Lawton, ex-Singer of URIAH HEEP was on a promotion tour for his album ‘Heartbeat’ in Germany, when Tommy had the chance to meet him and to ask if he wants to produce their album. Lawton ended recording all the songs on “Stargazer”.
Classic rock in the vein of URIAH HEEP, DEEP PURPLE or RAINBOW, this album is way too good to be forgotten. During the years it became a kind of cult album for hard rock fans, but it never got a proper and official release on CD, until now.
Limited to 500 copies.

ZAR – Don’t Wait For Heroes [Digipak]

Founded by German guitarist Tommy Clauss, ZAR delivered a stupendous AOR album in 1990 with ex-Uriah Heep icon John Lawton on vocals (featured here). As requested, here’s the band comeback album “Don’t Wait For Heroes”, released by Metalapolis Records in association with ComeBack Media (the new name for YesterRock Records) and Pride & Joy Music. This time mastermind Tommy Clauss...

ZAR (feat. John Lawton) – Live Your Life Forever [YesterRock remaster]

ZAR (feat. John Lawton) – Live Your Life Forever [YesterRock remaster]

13 years after their last album, German cult hard rockers ZAR returned last year with a new album. The CD was the first with the band’s new recording label, Metalapolis Records, a division of Come Back Media (formerly YesterRock). To celebrate Zar’s comeback, it was reissued / remastered for the first time “Live Your Life Forever” the great album ZAR...

LUCIFER’S FRIEND (John Lawton) – Too Late To Hate (2016)

LUCIFER’S FRIEND (John Lawton) – Too Late To Hate (2016)

Released today via Cherry Red Records, “Too Late To Hate” is LUCIFER’S FRIEND first true new studio record since 1981. Lucifer’s Friend reformed in 2015 featuring core original members John Lawton (ex- Uriah Heep, Zar), Peter Hesslein and Dieter Horns, along with long-term members Jogi Wichmann and Stephan Eggert. About one year ago, when it was announced that cult rockers...

GUNHILL (John Lawton) – Nightheat / One Over The Eight [Expanded & Remastered] (2016)

GUNHILL (John Lawton) – Nightheat / One Over The Eight [Expanded & Remastered] (2016)

GUNHILL is the missing link in the history of one-time Uriah Heep / Zar frontman John Lawton, his ’90s band dimly known to rock audiences. Now, to shed some light on the subject, this remastered 2-CD combo brings together the band’s two very good recordings “Nightheat” and “One Over The Eight” plus bonus tracks. Rock journeyman John Lawton fronted GunHill...