Released for the very first time on CD, the 40th anniversary of the MAMA'S BOYS kickstart, will be marked by an european Tour of the Pat McManus Band in March and the release of this collectors edition CD that will include the rare original "Official Album" private press LP on Pussy Records (later the album was renamed "Official Bootleg" and was released twice on vinyl with only 8 of the 10 tracks of the original press), plus the rare 1981 single "High Energy Weekend/Hitch-Hike". Hitch-Hike appears on the very first time on CD too. With rare early photos, band history and liner notes by Pat McManus this is a release not to miss, from the Irish Rock legends.
Digitally Remastered by Janne Stark (Overdrive, Constancia, Grand Design, etc.).
File Under: Hard Rock, Blues Rock, Heavy Metal.
PROGAOR09: MANTIS-s/t CD £12
Released in 1973 on the Sweet Plum label, this female fronted Progressive Hard Rock band is not only an unique diamond of the rich 70's Canadian Rock scene (imagine Max Webster and Alex Harvey Band with female vocals and the heaviness of Uriah Heep and you'll get there). This rare LP is now released for the first time on CD in european ground, digitally remastered, with liner notes and a bonus unreleased track (Suzi Quatro cover). Maybe Kim Mitchell took influences from Mantis? Who knows! The dynamic Progressive Hard Rock flowing with some Glam influences, makes this album a quite unique gem for the year of 1973, from a country that gave us so much great Rock bands over the glorious decades of the 70's and 80's.
File Under: Progressive Hard Rock, Glam Rock.
For fans of: Earth and Fire, Max Webster, Uriah Heep and Alex Harvey Band.
DR09: ROSANNA'S RAIDERS- Before & After the Fire 1985-2019 (We Are Raiders 35th Anniversary) DOUBLE CD £15
Collection of selected studio recordings made from 1996 until 2019, that encapsulate what would be RR's third album, after a long hiatus.
Some of these songs were released previously on Rosanna Palmer's solo albums, self-released in Australia for the Christian worship music market, so a careful pick'n'mix selection was made for all the RR fans out there who never heard these amazing songs. The 2019 song 'I'm Rising" is an exclusive (outside Australia) for this release. Recorded at the time this project was settled, impressively, it's one of their heaviest tracks ever recorded, much in the style of "We are Raiders"!
Speaking of "We are Raiders", that rare 1985 cassette never released on vinyl and only presented as bonus CD in a U.S. reissue from 2007 of their both albums, will be presented on this release too as a bonus second disc, so it will be the first time it is released in Europe.
Rosanna's Raiders were a female fronted Hard Rock power trio formed in the early 80s in Australia similar to Christian Rock bands like Petra, Resurrection Band or even comparable to Christian female fronted melodic Metal/Hard Rock bands Ransom and Arsenal.
After two domestic cassette releases in 1985 and 1986, they have their first international release, "Calling Down Fire", released in 1988 by the Christian Metal/Rock label Pure Metal (Part of Refuge label). Basically the songs were the same ones of "Run The Race" cassette released two years earlier in Australia.
In 1989 they have their second album, "Clothed in Fire," released this time by the Refuge imprint.
In the 90’s, Rosanna, David, and Johno, along with other musicians have continued to record sporadically (Rosanna Palmer and her husband, bass player David Palmer) under the name of Rosanna Palmer. Listening to the new song "I'm Rising", Rosanna's voice still keeps it's power from the past; in fact, we can consider Rosanna Palmer the best female Christian Hard Rock singer and the music style continues to be the melodic Hard Rock/Heavy Metal that you've heard on the 80's albums.
Presented with a 16-page booklet containing lyrics, rare photos, liner notes from David Palmer and remastered sound.
File Under: Melodic Hard Rock, Melodic Metal, Christian Rock.
For fans of: Petra, Rez Band, Arsenal, Ransom.
03.Keep On Dreaming
04.I Will Love You
06.I Met A Man
07.To Have It All
09.Where Does My Hope Come From
10.A Little Bit Of Love
12.There's More To You
14.Let Your Voice Be Heard
15.So Many Voices
01 We Are Raiders/Reflections
02 When You Woke Up This Morning
05 You Are My Rock
06 Why Don't People Care
07 Hiding Behind Closed Doors
08 Whose Side Are You On
09 Mr. Magic
10 He Is Coming (Are You Ready)
11 One Man (BONUS TRACK)
DR04: LUST-Hollywood Roxx 1976-80: Studio Sessions CD £12
LUST were the best kept secret from the prolific California Heavy Rock scene of the 70's, that spawned bands like Van Halen, Quiet Riot, Y&T, Legs Diamond, Motley Crue, Dokken, Snow and many others. The band was formed by Austin M. Carrino (guitar) and vocalist Keith Deen (R.I.P.) who later found major recognition in the Thrash Metal band Holy Terror. The band also had in their ranks drummer Liam Jason (Warrior, Rhinobucket). The LUST sound is the kind of melodic Heavy Metal that you could expect made in the late 70s: Think 70's Riot, early Dokken (Back on the Streets era) and 70's Quiet Riot to have an idea where they stand with their songs. Keith was an amazing singer and Austin's guitar work was good enough to stand strong on stage when they were performing live with some of the local classic names. Had the band found a good manager and a decent record deal and probably today we would have another legendary melodic Metal album in the Hard Rock hall of fame. DYAMOND ROXX/PROGAOR has been for a year with this project on hold for a number of reasons but finally…it is finished! This release is above all, another attempt at bringing some justice to Rock'n'Roll.
Remastered by Swedish guitarist Janne Stark (Overdrive, Constancia, Grand Design, Merryweather Stark, etc.) the CD contains 7 tracks recorded between 1976 and 1980 plus one solo project song recorded in 1982. Presented in a 12-page booklet including the lyrics, archive photos and song-by-song comments by Austin himself, this is a release not to miss!
File Under: 70s Hard Rock, Melodic Metal.
For fans of: 70s Riot, 70s Dokken, 70s Quiet Riot and Snow.