Archives for April 2011

Hillary Blaze – Exposure CD audio samples now available!

Hillary BlazeComing very soon on the Vintage / Rockadrome label is the official CD reissue of  the Hillary Blaze – Exposure album, a 1977 metallic sci-fi hard rock private press record from Arizona, featuring ex-members of the psychedelic 60s group Paper Garden. The spacey punk vibe, sizzling guitar and snotty vocals give the album a unique and ear-catching sound for it’s time. Re-discovered by music fans sometime in the 90s, the original vinyl pressings are rare as hen’s teeth and have become a prized score for collectors. Re-mastered for compact disc from the original reels, the sound is nothing short of killer! Another fine addition to the growing Vintage label collection!

Audio samples from upcoming release to hit the streets on May 17th, 2011. Available again for the first time in over 30 years!

Track 1 – OpeningHillary Blaze – Opening

Track 2 – MetropolisHillary Blaze – Metropolis

Track 8 – ElectrizionHillary Blaze – Electrizion

Manilla Road – Mark of the Beast CD (ROCK027-F-2)

Manilla Road Mark of the BeastManilla Road - Mark of the Beast CDManilla 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.

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Pussy – Invasion CD (ROCK040-V-2)

Pussy Invasion CDPussy – Invasion CD. Collection of tracks from this early 70s post-Jerusalem UK hard rock group also managed and produced by Ian Gillan (Deep Purple). The band was formed immediately after the break-up of Jerusalem by it’s founding members Paul Dean & Ray Sparrow along with Bob Cooke, who was eventually replaced by Brian Goff. The recordings featured here include previously unreleased tracks planned for Pussy’s debut album, plus cuts from their lone 45rpm single release on the Deram label, as well as other previously unreleased recordings by both of the group’s line-ups. [Read more…]