Manilla Road – Mark of the Beast CD. Finally, a repressing of the legendary early 80s unreleased 2nd album recordings from the kings of epic heavy metal, Manilla Road. All-time classic early period Manilla Road featuring a sound that’s a crossover of epic 70s hard rock influenced by early Judas Priest and Rush and the 80s epic heavy style they’d later develop and master on albums like Crystal Logic and Open the Gates. Nobody defines epic metal like Manilla Road and songs like Mark of the Beast, Avatar and Triumvirate further prove that Kansas’ best kept secret are, indeed, the masters of the genre. This must-have release contains some of Mark Shelton’s finest guitar and vocal work and clearly bridges the gap between their 70s metal/rock roots and their 80s signature epic metal sound! Featuring stunning artwork by legendary Thin Lizzy artist Jim Fitzpatrick.
Megalith – Risen from the Grave CD Reissue of this St. Louis based power thrash metal group’s unique and promising 80s demo plus a live concert recording from the night of lead singer and guitarist Joe Bufalo’s tragic death. Rockadrome have been fans of this group’s demo since our days as King Klassic records when we showed interest, along with other labels, in signing Megalith some 25 years ago! Some dreams never die! The group have recently reformed and are currently playing shows and writing material for a new album.
Sorcerer – Sorcerer CD. Crushing late 80s epic Swedish doom power from one of the early groups at the forefront of this genre. This newly remastered release includes tracks from both of the group’s demos including a cover version of Rainbow’s epic classic “Stargazer” and will include an expanded booklet with lyrics and liner notes. With pre-Tiamat and Lion’s Share members. For fans of Candlemass, Solitude Aeturnus and those who need to get schooled in classic true doom!
Watchtower – Energetic Disassembly CD. Official reissue of legendary Texas metal band’s debut album from the early 80s! The infamous album that almost single-handedly created a new genre and took heavy metal into a new dimension. The band were influenced by late 70s progressive rock and acts such as Rush and UK as well as the burgeoning New Wave of British Heavy Metal scene. [Read more…]
Watchtower – Demonstrations in Chaos CD. The Texas techno-metal pioneers have returned! Long gone on Monster Records, this is finally back in print on the new Forged in Fire sub-label of Rockadrome! Rare 80s recordings featuring original vocalist Jason McMaster (Broken Teeth, Dangerous Toys). Showcased here are the original, and many say heavier, Boss Studio recordings of their “Energetic Disassembly” album, as well as various other original recordings, demos and live versions. [Read more…]
Militia – Released CD. Lose your old Militia demo tapes when your Mother or the old lady tossed out your shit? Here they are, the unearthed collection of 80s recordings from the legendary Texas underground heavy metal group out of Austin who released the record collector holy grail EP “The Sybling” back in 1985. Featured here are the all time classic Regiments of Death demo, tracks from the Sybling EP and more dusty relics! 24-page color booklet with band history, tons of photos and liner notes! [Read more…]