Mar 262017
 

Roxx Records is very excited to announce the signing of Brazilian hard rock band Sunroad to release the bands seventh studio album throughout the United States. Sunroad started out in 1996 and have been playing their brand of melodic hard rock now for over 20 years with six releases, a best of collection and a live DVD under their belt these guys show no sign of slowing down.

Having just finished recording their seventh studio album entitled “Wing Seven” the band is ready to get back at it, playing shows, maybe hooking up as part of a tour and just play their music to the people wherever they can go.

The sound of Sunroad could be defined as a very dynamic hard rock band with some blues and progressive rock influences thrown in their as well. They have toured all over, and have played with many great bands and artists through the years, including playing shows with LA Guns, Whitecross, Petra, Joe Lynn Turner and Stryper to name a few. Continue reading »

Rainforce – “Lion’s Den”

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Mar 252017
 

Straight from Switzerland comes Rainforce, bringing back a straight ahead hard rock sound from the late 70’s and 80’s.

Rainforce is the brainchild of Andy La Morte and Matt Brand, both from the Swiss doom metal band Pÿlon.  They picked up Benjamin Mann (Power of God) from Germany and Maltese singer Jordan Cutajar, who also spent some time in Pÿlon.

Some albums transport the listener to another era and Rainforce seem to be aiming at that on their debut album Lion’s Den.  Given the number of ex- and current Pÿlon members in the band, one might think this will be another doom metal project, but that is not even close to what is going on in these songs.  Think late 70’s and 80’s hard rock like Nazareth, Sabbath, and AC/DC with a heavy dose of bands like Petra and Whitecross, and you have a pretty good idea of what Rainforce sounds like.  Starting out with a group shout of “We are living in lion’s den” in full 80’s hair metal style and then the band comes in.  Unfortunately, the production and some of the guitar overlays do not sound very good at all and even the lion roar to kick off this track seems like it was added from several rooms away.  Lyrically, the band’s Christian beliefs come through loud and clear but to the point it seems a bit forced, but in that respect as well, this album reminds me of those older bands and the early days of “Christian Rock”. Continue reading »

Mar 172017
 

Roxx Records is very excited to announce the next classic Christian Metal band getting their special reissue treatment courtesy of legendary power metal band Sacred Warrior with their second official release “Master’s Command”.

The year was 1989, the band was hot and garnering rave reviews from their debut album “Rebellion” released the prior year in 1988 via Intense Records. Everyone’s expectations were high waiting for the band to unveil this one, their sophomore effort, and it did not disappoint!

By the late 80’s the Christian metal movement was really beginning to grow. Bands like Bloodgood and Stryper were already very popular on the scene. However, most new bands were either moving towards the popular thrash or pop metal sounds. There were very few Christian bands exploring the melodic and progressive style of bands like Queensryche, Crimson Glory and Fates Warning, but Sacred Warrior did it, and they did it very well! Continue reading »

Mar 062017
 

On Thursday February 9, 2017 the Christian Metal Community lost one of its most valuable players. Dale Huffman owner of Metal Pulse Radio succumbed to the cancer he had bravely been fighting the past couple of years. Dale was a family man, a great father, grandfather and husband to his wonderful family, as well as a great friend and supporter of many in the Christian Metal Community. Those friends and supporters truly showed their love of Dale when called upon for a very special tribute to him.

Roxx Records and Rottweiler Records are proud to present “Metal Pulse: A Tribute to Dale Huffman.” This special tribute project came together very easily when Bill and Scott from Roxx put out a quick call to all those that knew and loved Dale. We had an overwhelming response and we quickly had well over 50 artists and labels wanting to contribute tracks to this effort. When we quickly realized we could not fit this all on one CD, Rottweiler Records owner Shawn Browning quickly stepped in to provide support and we now are ready to present you with one of the LARGEST Christian Metal compilations in history, a true tribute and testimony to the great man Dale was. Continue reading »

Feb 282017
 

Roxx Records is very excited to announce to you our latest, brand new release all the way from Switzerland, please help us in welcoming hard rockers Rainforce to the Roxx Records family.

Rainforce is a brand new hard rock project founded by guitarist and songwriter Andy La Morte (formerly involved in bands like Pylon, Disobedience & Thankful Heart) in conspiracy with his brother in crime, Matt Brand, the mastermind of Swiss doomsters Pÿlon himself, as the bass player and co-producer. They are joined by South Germany’s finest drummer, Benjamin Mann (Power of God). Although he is an absolute prog metal freak, he crossed the river Rhine to get this Swiss engine running. The lead vocals are handled by Maltese singer Jordan Cutajar (Nomad Son & others, including a stint in Pÿlon) whose voice is as unique as it is variable, which makes him the perfect singer for Rainforce. Continue reading »