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DONNIE IRIS – Fortune 410 [Rock Candy remaster +1] (2021) *0dayrox Exclusive*

Rock Candy Records has just remastered & reloaded DONNIE IRIS‘ most celebrated 80s albums with a pristine sound quality, and here’s the last from the batch, the really mid-Eighties sounding ”Fortune 410”, including a bonus track.
New Wave-ish AOR anyone? ”Fortune 410” is plenty of it. The sound became more processed according to times (originally released in 1983) but still retained an edge of perfect pure power-pop. This album packs some of Iris’ most expressive vocals and songs, like ‘Stagedoor Johnny’, ‘I’m A User’, the delicious ‘She’s So European’, ‘Do You Compute?’ and the insanely catchy ‘Cry (If you Want To)’, paving the way for a tidal wave of praise from fans.
The album had a computer-like artwork – a hi-tech coolness for the era – and the single hit ‘Do You Compute?’ was used by the video game / computer company Atari to form a cross-marketing promotion.
Pure Eighties stuff indeed.
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DIAMOND HEAD – Canterbury [Japan remaster SHM-CD +3] HQ

As requested, here’s the out of print Japanese remastered release of DIAMOND HEAD‘s 1983’s album ”Canterbury”, as part of the reissue series ‘My Generation, My Music – Back To The Rock Years 1983-1987’ pressed on SHM-CD including 3 bonus tracks, now out of print. Originally, ”Canterbury” was only released on CD in Japan making it a highly collectible item.
Here, as happened with many NWOBHM acts, DIAMOND HEAD opted for a more commercial sound with a melodic hard rock groove and some AOR touches, including keyboards & synths. The band not only was looking for mainstream success, but as an attempt to show that they could write more than just ‘metal’ songs…

DIRTY TRICKS – Bright Lights, Big City (2021)

Don’t judge an album by its cover they say… not the case with DIRTY TRICKS debut titled “Bright Lights, Big City“. Take a look to that ’80s reminiscent band logo, the chick on a motorbike photo, the Hollywood neon background… yeah, this L.A. based band, both in imagery and music style, sits right in the pocket of the Sunset Strip glam metal glorious days, but with a fresh twist.
DIRTY TRICKS serves head bangin’, fist pumpin’ street metal anthems for fans of that classic era combining riffs from the RATT, W.A.S.P., early MOTLEY factory, with catchiness, attitude, and very good musicianship…

THUNDERMAKER (Sweden) – The Road [feat Ronny Munroe & Tim “Ripper” Owens] (2021)

THUNDERMAKER is the new project of Swedish songwriter / guitarist Martin Gummesson, a quite young musician inspired by classic rock acts from all eras. Released today via Sliptrick Records, “The Road” is THUNDERMAKER’s debut CD where the lead vocals are performed by Tim “Ripper” Owens (Judas Priest / Iced Earth) and the guy of the moment, Ronny Munroe – Trans Siberian Orchestra, Metal Church and the really good recent Frontiers Music act Between Worlds.
Very well produced by Gummesson and mixed & mastered by renowned Andy La Rocque with a vibrant sound, the overall style of “The Road” recall ’80s DIO, mid-paced melodic metal tunes with a certain hard rock groove, some classic Judas Priest touches, progressive, etc…

SAGA – The Security Of Illusion +1 [Remastered reissue 2021] HQ

In 2021, earMUSIC is celebrating SAGA’s four-decade legacy launching a reissue series exquisitely remastered and these “must own” releases will be welcome additions to the musical libraries of the Saga faithful. Their sonic trademarks – synthesizer harmonies, keyboard-guitar riffs, melodic arrangements, and the charismatic vocals of frontman Michael Sadler – have made Saga an influential rock act of the modern era.
The ninth studio album “The Security of Illusion” was originally released 1993 and marks the return of Jim Gilmour (keyboards) and Steve Negus (drums), who both had left the band in 1986. This new reunion definitely sparked new creativity into the band.
This is easily one of our favorite SAGA albums, mixing their classic style with an early ’90s American AOR sound, and now this 2021 reissue comes out of the speakers wonderfully pristine. One of the best remastering jobs we heard in a while.
Simply put, if you love Journey’s Trial By Fire / Raised On Radio albums (who doesn’t?), you NEED “The Security Of Illusion”…

SAGA – The Beginner’s Guide To Throwing Shapes +1 [Remastered reissue 2021] HQ

Over 40 years have passed since the Canadian melodic prog-rock institution SAGA released their self-titled debut album. Since then, they have been an exceptional musical phenomenon and toured the globe various times — all the while selling over 10 million albums worldwide.
In 2021, earMUSIC is celebrating the band’s four-decade legacy launching a reissue series exquisitely remastered and these “must own” releases will be welcome additions to the musical libraries of the Saga faithful.
1989’s “The Beginner’s Guide To Throwing Shapes” was the second Saga album without original drummer Steve Negus and longtime keyboardist / vocalist Jim Gilmour, and for first-time fans of the band this is not the ‘real’ Saga.
However, we disagree: the core of Ian & Jim Crichton and Michael Sadler is still here, and the band simply evolved to the mainstream rock sound ruling the late ’80s with an uber polished, bombastic sound.
This 2021 remaster is excellent, including as bonus track the rare 1991 single ‘The Call’…

The ”Lost UK Jewels” Vol.12 ; TORINO – Rock It +9 *0dayrox EXCLUSIVE*

As requested, here’s in exclusive at 0dayrox another installment from Steelheart Memories Records ”The Lost UK Jewels series”: Vol.12, ”TORINO – Rock It +9”, fully remastered and including 9 bonus tracks, a release strictly limited to 500 copies and already out of print.
This TORINO sophomore album was recorded in the autumn of 1988, only 6 months after their debut ‘Customized’ was released. The band continues with their brand of infectious ’80s melodic hard rock with the right AOR splashes.
As with all Lost UK Jewels series you get extensive liner notes from Rob Evans, press cuttings and memorabilia with ”Rock It” as well. A lot of credits should go out to Evans and Primo Bonali for their extensive work of digging up long Lost UK Jewels from a flourishing AOR scene of the 1980’s.
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The ”Lost UK Jewels” Vol.11 TORINO ”Customized” +8 *0dayrox EXCLUSIVE*

As requested, here’s in exclusive at 0dayrox another installment from Steelheart Memories Records ”The Lost UK Jewels series”: TORINO – Customized +8”, strictly limited to 500 copies and already out of print.
Finally on CD for the very first time and digitally remastered, “Customized” was the debut album for these British Melodic Hard Rockers, produced by talented Steve Morris (Export, Heartland, Shadowman) and released by the legendary label FM Revolver.
Full of catchy & melodic songs like “Call Of The Wild”, “Can’t Let Go”, “Out Of The Fire” and the AOR ballad “Take My Heart Away”, that might definitely bring a smile on the faces of all SHY, FM and Strangeways fans.
As extra / bonus, we have the unreleased 8-song demo the band recorded under their initial Grand Torino moniker.
A MUST have for ’80s UK Melodic Hard Rock / AOR fans.
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MARILLION – Fugazi [Deluxe Edition / New 2021 Stereo Remix] HQ

MARILLION‘s second album, 1984’s ”Fugazi”, has been issued as a multi-disc deluxe edition, across two formats, available as a 3CD+blu-ray deluxe set or a 4LP vinyl box. Both feature a new 2021 stereo remix by Andy Bradfield & Avril Mackintosh, which sounds simply awesome.
The CD and vinyl deluxe sets also both include a live show from The Spectrum, Montreal, Canada recorded in 1984. This spans two CDs. This concert is stupendous and the recording quality top notch.
”Fugazi” is an ’80s melodic neo-prog masterpiece, and you gotta listen to this new remastering / stereo remix. The results are fantastic.
A MUST

DIAMOND HEAD – Borrowed Time +7 [Japan HR-HM 1000 reissue series] HQ

Universal Music Japan started some time ago a welcomed campaign: the reissue of long time out of print albums from their catalog titled ‘HR/HM 1000‘, that meaning Hard Rock / Heavy Metal at the price of 1000 Yen = about 9 USD.
“Borrowed Time” is DIAMOND HEAD‘s first major album for to MCA Records, and where they added a strong melodic sense to their music and a hard rock groove. One of our favorite albums from the early 80 British scene. This HR-HM 1000 reissue is the one to get, it uses the last remaster and it was sold at very affordable price. It’s out of print now, but you can get some copies on auction sites.
“Borrowed Time” easily contains some of Diamond Head’s best moments, and despite the fact that the band display a more commercial, easy to the ear sound, each member is at the top of his game, and the music sounds amazing…

STARSHIP – Playlist; The Very Best Of Starship [Remastered +2 Unreleased] *0dayrox Exclusive*

The “Playlist ; The Very Best Of” Sony Music series were very nice compilations where you are able to find the band in question best songs. The good thing about these ‘Playlist’ CD’s is that in some cases, all the material was specially remastered for this specific release.
Playlist; The Very Best Of Starship” is even more interesting, because includes 2 previously unreleased Starship songs, the very catchy ‘Keys To The City’ and the smooth ‘Karma (Everything You Do)’, both exclusive to this release.
While there’s some Starship ‘best of’ releases already, we think ”Playlist; The Very Best Of Starship” is the best of all, not only for the collectible unreleased tracks, but also for containing their best songs with an excellent remastered sound.
Out of print and very hard to find CD…

UFO (feat Michael Schenker) – Force It [Deluxe Edition remastered 2021]

Chrysalis Records started a Deluxe Edition reissue program of the UFO catalogue, and now we have the 2LP vinyl and 2CD expanded editions of ”Force It”. Originally released in 1975, ”Force It” is UFO’s fourth studio album, produced by Ten Years After’s Leo Lyons. It was also their first album to chart in the US and contains many classic tracks still in their live set today, such as ‘Shoot Shoot’ and ‘Let It Roll’.
For the new deluxe editions, the album was remastered by Rock Candy Records resident Andy Pearce from the original production master tapes. Bonus material comes in the way of the studio outtake “A Million Miles” and the bonus disc containing the live set recorded at the Record Plant, L.A, in 1975, now revitalized with a pristine sound quality.
For many people this album marked their youth via its controversial cover artwork, hard rocking pulse, killer songs, plus Michel Schenker hot licks, and still sounds great today, even more with this new remastering job…

PENTAKILL III : Lost Chapter [Jorn Lande & Noora Louhimo on lead vocals] (2021)

PENTAKILL is the ‘virtual’ band from the creative minds of those at Riot Games, the creators of League Of Legends, the video game for which Pentakill was to provide music. However, there’s actual musicians used in the recording process. Namely, renowned vocalist Jorn Lande, Noora Louhimo of Battle Beast, Tommy Lee of Motley Crue, and more.
This is the third Pentakill album for the series: “III : Lost Chapter“, where Jorn’s voice take the centre role. And kills. One could almost pretend it’s another Jorn solo release. Almost.
This record is a varied, wonderful expression of hard rock, melodic metal, with touches of power, orchestral and epic more…

GAMMA RAY – 30 Years Live Anniversary (2021)

Germany’s power / melodic metal institution GAMMA RAY celebrated their anniversary in 2020. Despite not being able to fill a hall with devoted fans like they usually do due to covid-restrictions, they decided to put on a hell of a show at the ISS Dome in Duesseldorf, Germany, brought band and fans together via Live-Stream.
Now it’s all available via “30 Years Live Anniversary“, where the band founded by Kai Hansen delivers fresh version of their classics, performed with energy and passion, and perfectly recorded, mixed & produced.
’30 Years Live Anniversary’ is a great summary of what Gamma Ray achieved in three decades, an album that features classics of German metal from a band that surely belongs to the spearhead of the genre.

BETWEEN WORLDS (feat. Ronny Munroe) – Between Worlds (2021)

BETWEEN WORLDS is the vehicle for vocalist Ronny Munroe (Trans-Siberian Orchestra) to highlight his incredible vocal talents. Written and produced in partnership with Alessandro Del Vecchio, this debut album to be released by Frontiers Music is a must hear for fans of classic melodic metal.
Munroe and Del Vecchio got in touch at the end of 2019 with the idea of writing some songs together and creating a musical project centered around Ronny’s vocal abilities and songwriting. Alessandro invited his longtime songwriting partner Pete Alpenborg to join forces with them and sent the first four demos to Frontiers, who moved quickly to sign them to the label. Between Worlds was thus formally born.
Fellow Trans-Siberian Orchestra members Johnny Lee Middleton, Jack Frost, and Chris Caffery (also of Savatage and Spirits Of Fire), and Joel Hoekstra (also of Whitesnake) among others contributed.
It’s all pretty strong material, well produced with a punchy mix.