Jan 012019
 

First of all, Happy Newyear, wishing you all a healthy, blessed and prosperous 2019!

Thanks for your support over the past year, we really appreciate that. The past year has brought us loads of decent new releases, new bands and nice concerts/festivals. We expect that 2019 will be even better! The next year will be the 13th. year of ‘The Metal Resource’.

Anyway, a little bit later then expected: But we are having each staff member of our team list their choices for The Top 10 Best Albums Of 2018 (In no particular order). Unfortunately, not everything is delivered on time, so as you can see below there are missing a few top-10 lists.  Continue reading »

Philadelphia – “Search & Destroy”

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Jan 182019
 

You don’t often hear the theremin, least of all in rock and roll, and when the drums kick in I’m magically transported to the seventies, à la Deep Purple. Philadelphia do an excellent job of setting an ominous atmosphere, and I really like Brian Martini’s drum solo that propels us into the path of the speeding freight train called “Search & Destroy”. “Search & Destroy” first arrived in 1985, and will be re-released by Roxx Records on 25 January 2019. The limited edition vinyl run numbers only 500, and if you’re lucky you’ll be the owner of one of 150 gold vinyl LP’s. This cracker of an album was remastered by Rob Colwell of Bombworks Sound, and it screams to be turned loud.

Philadelphia paint a portrait of a kid down on his luck and in the streets in “Bobby’s Song”. They put a name to the face we so often ignore. It’s a pretty perfect ballad, and I’m crazy about that guitar tone! Brian Clark delivers an emotional performance in “Oh My Boy”, a song from father to son, and the instrumentation in the verse is suitably sparse. When the overdriven guitar finds the spotlight in the chorus, the father’s anguish is amplified tenfold. Phil Scholling’s melodic solo here is also my favourite on the album. Continue reading »

Jan 182019
 

Impellitteri‘s music video for the song ‘Phantom Of The Opera’ can be seen below. The track is taken from Impellitteri‘s latest album, “The Nature Of The Beast”, which was released in October via Frontiers Music.

Chris Impellitteri told Guitar World: “‘The Phantom of the Opera’ is a song I have wanted to remake since I was a kid. Yes, I realize that other bands like Nightwish have also covered it, as well as Iron Maiden having a song with the same title, and I respect both artists immensely, but our version of Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s masterpiece is very much Impellitteri.”

“When we created our musical arrangement for this song, our collective band vision was to basically take the phantom on a wild musical ride through Hell! We wanted to turn the song into a speed/power metal type song. I will say our version can seem fairly challenging to play as a guitarist due to the various complex scale sequences, modes and speed at which we are playing. At the same time, the lead vocals are quite brutal on our singer, Rob Rock, as he had to sing both the male tenor part as well as the female vocal part, which resides in the alto and soprano ranges. Continue reading »

Jan 182019
 

Swiss folk metal stars Eluveitie have announced a new album!

The new album, titled “Ategnatos,” arrives after the longest gap between metal albums from the Swiss folk metallers and is scheduled to be released in April this year.

Recordings took place in their beloved New Sound Studio with their engineer of choice Tommy Vetterli and mixing duties were handled by renowned studio wizard Jens Bogren in his Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden. The upcoming album features a real string quartet and granted Fabienne Erni’s harp the room it deserved. Continue reading »

Jan 172019
 

Are you ready for the brand new album from No Other God ? We [Roxx Records] sure are! This is quite possibly one of the heaviest projects Dale Thompson (Bride, , The World Will Burn, Perpetual Paranoia) has ever been on and we are very excited to be sharing this with you!

Even though this is a very heavy album, we [Roxx] have decided to take the route of picking one of the more commercial radio sounding tracks as the next single for several reasons. One, it is an amazingly beautiful song, and two we want your help to get this one heard all over the radio!

We [Roxx] are very excited to unveil the brand new lyric video for the new single ‘One More Day’ Continue reading »

Jan 162019
 

Extremely limited to 1,000 colored vinyl records for Stryper.com’s 20th Anniversary! The vinyl color is completely random. Colors, shades and opacities will vary from one record to the next. Since these records are sealed in shrink-wrap, we do not know what colors are available nor what color customers might receive.

No two records will look exactly the same!

This is the original Roxx Regime demo from 1983, with bonus tracks not included on the 2007 CD release. Before the major label record deals; before the multi-platinum albums; before chart-topping videos…there was Roxx Regime. This is the way Stryper sounded before they were Stryper. A must-have limited-release collector’s item for the Stryper fan! Continue reading »