Mar 262019
 

On the heels of their re-mastered, re-issued debut album, Fear Not are back with a new vocalist and solid hard rock ep chock full of stadium rock choruses, blazing guitar solos and deep, soulful vocals that will remind a lot of listeners of the late 80’s hard rock/metal scene.

Fear Not trace their origins back to 1991 and originally were known by a different name, Love Life, under which they released an album on a label that wasn’t sure how to actually promote them.  Enter in a new guitarist not long after and the band turned heavier and changed their name to Fear Not and then signed to a new label, Pakaderm which released the debut from Fear Not, sometime around 1993.  In 2017 Roxx re-mastered and re-issued the debut.

Whenever older Christian rock bands reunite, I’m often left thinking that these are the bands I wish I would have heard back in those days, but at least we have them now.  I’ve moved on a bit toward the extreme side of things as I’ve aged, but For the Wounded Heart is a solid ep, if a bit toward the nostalgic side of things.  Opening track “Don’t Want None” is in the perfect spot to introduce a new audience to Fear Not.  Drum line, joined by a dirty riff and then the rest of the band comes in until the verse starts and the guitars go clean.  Continue reading »

Mar 192019
 

Brazilian hard rockers Sunroad are back with their 8th full length studio album. Roxx Records are excited to be bringing you the US pressing of the latest offering from Brazil’s premiere hard rock band.

“Heat Strokes” is the latest offering from Sunroad and this one picks up right where this band left off and shows the progression and experience of these artists that make up Sunroad.

We [Roxx] got 10 brand new tunes coming your way with the kick off single ‘Empty Stage’ so get ready to rock as we bring you the new album from Sunroad. Continue reading »

Mar 162019
 

Lovewar burst on to the Christian music scene in 1990 when they released a demo that caught the eyes and ears of famed producers John and Dino Elefante. That would lead the band to their first record deal on Pakaderm Records and the release of the now legendary album “Soak Your Brain”.

‘Soak Your Brain’ would be widely received as one of the best Christian rock albums of all time. The album was even named one of the top Christian rock albums of all time by Heaven’s Metal Magazine that placed it number 47 out of 100.

But alas, like many of the bands from that era that should have been huge, the music industry changed spitting out a lot of those very talented bands much like Lovewar. Lovewar would never go on to record a sophomore effort and the album and the band went off in to obscurity never to be heard from again, until now! Continue reading »

Rainforce “Rock and Roll” EP

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Mar 132019
 

When the guitar chimes in and the kick reverberates in your ears you know you’re hearing sweet, sweet rock and roll music. “Rock and Roll” kicks off with Jordan Cutajar’s call to arm: “Let’s rock and roll!!” He’s got that Brian Johnson quality to his voice, and immediately lends credence to their brand of hard rock. The production is clear as crystal, and delivers a satisfying punch. I was immediately eager to hear more.

I love how Benjamin Mann rides the high hat in the verses on “In Good Hands”. The rhythm guitar, punctuated with the tick-tick-tick of tightly picked strings makes for a dynamic groove, and when the solo pops out it is tastefully executed. Andy La Morte, you have a new fan! The overall impression is that these musicians are like the master craftsman who distils the best broth from hand-picked ingredients. Continue reading »

Mar 042019
 

Roxx Records is very excited to announce the release of the new EP “Rock and Roll” from Rainforce. March 22, 2019 is the street date for the band’s sophomore effort featuring 4 brand new hard rockin’ tunes being released digitally on all your usual platforms and also on a limited edition CD format. After the debut album “Lion’s Den” released in 2017, this is the second strike for hard rockers Rainforce with the band releasing their debut album “Lion’s Den” also on Roxx Records back in 2017.

This time around the band has plans to start getting out on the live circuit and start to really hone in on their live show experience playing around Europe, and playing their very first live gig ever at this years Elements of Rock festival. Continue reading »