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NOW AVAILABLE @ RETROSPECTRECORDS.COM

 

REDLINE – Danger Zone: FIRST TIME EVER ON CD FOR THIS LONG LOST 80s MELODIC METAL EP. HAILING FROM NEW YORK , REDLINE (aka Rock Asylum) SPAWNED THE CAREERS OF DRUMMER JOHN MACALUSO (TNT , Starbreaker , Ark , Yngwie Malmsteen) AND BASSIST FREDDY VILLANO (Widowmaker , Quiet Riot , Holy Water).

 

 

KRANK – Ugly To The Bone: THE SOUTH-JERSEY BASED METAL MANIACS ARE BACK! TEN SONGS OF DRIVING , IN-YOUR-FACE , FIST-PUMPING , FOOT-STOMPING HEAVY METAL THAT YOUR NEIGHBORS ARE GONNA HATE YOU FOR!!

 

 

ROADMASTER DVD – Live! One For The Road: Roadmaster certainly needs no introduction here. A staple in melodic rock / AOR / pomp rock collections worldwide, with a rich history of superb albums throughout the years. Here it is, finally available on DVD, their stunning reunion concert from 1993 featuring the late great Steve McNally and special guest Asher Benrubi (aka ADAM SMASHER)!! Superb quality concert video and stereo audio from one of the greatest bands ever!! Running time: 90 mins.

 

 

TOPAZ – A World Of Secrets: Topaz's catchy brand of hard edged pop, melodic rock, AOR and pompy styles will appeal to fans of those genres. Loaded with blankets of cool keyboards, with tasty guitars, smooth vocals and overall impressive musicianship, Topaz has been compared to bands like:

The Cauze, Alpha, Zebra, Zac Master, Bite The Bullet, Saga, Outrider, Haywire, Peroux, The Max, Blvd., etc....

 

 

ELECTRIC EELS – Self Titled and II: Finally -- after years of much mystery and wonder, eventually reaching a kind of cult status -- is the authentic CD release of Fresno, California-based Electric Eels' self titled album with a previously unreleased bonus track!! Recorded in 1983 and 1984, featuring the gutsy lead vocals and fiery guitar playing of leader JERRY LEAL (who later went on to form The Heritage and Eve's Burden), this once rare find is now available on Retrospect. This is pure yet unique 80's melodic hard rock / metal that any fan of the genre would appreciate. Following up the release of Electric Eels' self titled album, is "II" -- complete with similar fantasy artwork and a whopping 19 songs on 1 disc -- all previously unreleased studio and live recordings from 1986. Some excellent classic 80's melodic hard rock / metal here that is arguably even heavier than their first album.

 

 

KEITH GORDEN – A Place In Time: Melodic Soft Rock / Westcoast AOR fans rejoice!! Recorded in 1997, I bet you probably have never heard of this gem from vocalist Keith Gorden! Originally based in L.A., Keith met up with VINCE DI COLA (Storming Heaven, Stan Bush, Rocky IV soundtrack) and BRETT TUGGLE (Stan Bush, Rick Springfield, Fleetwood Mac) who wrote, performed (along with top session players) and produced the songs on this 5 track CD. Coincidentally, track 3 was originally written by Vince for the Rocky IV soundtrack but never made the album!

 

 

ILLUSTRATOR – Illustrator / Somewhere In The World: One of the first releases on the newly established subsidiary RETROCROSS RECORDS is the re-issue of both of Illustrator's classic Christian Melodic Pop~Rock / Westcoast AOR albums from 1987 and 1989 on one disc!! Illustrator probably need no introduction as they have garnered quite a stellar reputation throughout the years as being one of the best Christian Westcoast artists in the late 80's! Both albums feature the presence of guitar wiz DANN HUFF who plays some of his best guitar solo's here and he is ALL OVER these songs!!

 

 

LOST & FOUND – Welcome To The Real World: Well here is a lost gem that needed to be found....and re-issued!! Originally released in 1988, this rare Christian melodic rock / AOR CD is one of the very first releases on Retrospect's new subsidiary label RETROCROSS Records that is dedicated to preserving 80's Christian rock!! And what a release it is! This California-based six piece band sports a superb balance of keyboards, tasty rockin' guitars and amazing vocal harmonies!! This elusive CD has garnered rave reviews throughout the years and has become almost impossible to find...until now. Digitally remastered with 2 fantastic previously unreleased bonus demo tracks!!

 

 

KINKI STUNT – Kinki Stunt: An awesome band name, with even better music!! Kinki Stunt were one of Las Vegas, Nevada's finest exports in the early to mid 90's!! Originally released in 1994 and soon becoming impossible to track down, it was only fitting that Retrospect contact this fantastic band to re-issue their killer CD -- and while the original release only had 7 songs, we have added 6 previously unreleased tracks to this edition!! And don't be concerned about the 1994 recording date, this is nothing but 80's powerful melodic hard rock with a hint of hair metal and glam.

 

 

RUFF JUSTICE – No Justice No Peace: Originally released in 1995, this quality melodic metal CD has caused quite a stir over the years, becoming quite a rare find due to the very limited pressings at the time. Don't be fooled by the mid-90's recording date though, this Dallas Texas-based band is pure 80's through and through.

 

 

PERENNIAL – You’re The Ones…In My Dreams: Perennial are undoubtedly one of the best Seattle bands most have never heard!! We're pretty sure this will top want lists around the globe! Perennial played an impressive, solid, dynamic and pretty unique blend of 80's melodic metal and melodic hard rock with splashes of hair metal and AOR. We have compiled ALL of their recordings onto 1 disc, on CD format for the first time ever -- the songs come from their "You're The Ones" EP from 1983, the previously unreleased Moore Theater Sessions (1984) and the "In My Dreams" LP (1985). Perennial were clearly influenced by early Van Halen, fronted by strong gritty lead vocalist Chris Malone (complete with David Lee Roth screams), the band also features explosive drummer Mark Welling (of BLOODGOOD) and the virtuoso inventive guitar chops & riffs of Schuyler Duryee (now a top session guitarist in Nashville).

 

 

SILVER SHADOW – Silver Shadow: Originally released in 1982 as a VERY limited edition picture disc on a tiny fledgling label, Silver Shadow were an extremely talented female fronted Melodic Rock / AOR band from Southern California.

 

 

FRONTLINE – Frontology 1983~1993: The time to discover Frontline is here! This superb, classy, and very talented west coast band played edgy intelligent pop/rock with a true skill for writing catchy, memorable hooks that will have you spinning this CD over and over again. You will soon discover that Frontline is one of the Bay Area’s best-kept secrets from the 80’s!!! Double-disc, silver-pressed.

Recommended to fans of: Toto, Bill Champlin, Go West, Hall & Oates, Kenny Loggins, Boz Scaggs, Michael McDonald, Huey Lewis, Robbie Dupree, Stephen Bishop, Air Supply, Ambrosia, Chicago, Starship, Dakota, Glass Tiger, Greg Guidry, Richard Marx, The Tubes, Tears For Fears, Level 42, Joe Pasquale, Firefall, etc.....

 

 

MASQUERADE – One Night Stand: ANOTHER SUPER RARE SLICE OF HAIR METAL / MELODIC HARD ROCK BROUGHT TO YOU BY RETROSPECT RECORDS. ORIGINALLY INDEPENDENTLY RELEASED ONLY ON CASSETTE IN LIMITED QUANTITIES BACK IN 1988 , THIS IS THE FIRST TIME EVER ON CD FROM THIS SEATTLE-BASED BAND.

 

 

MEDUSA – Face Of Iron: FIRST TIME EVER ON CD FOR THIS LONG LOST 80s METAL EP. HAILING FROM CALIFORNIA , MEDUSA WAS A SUPERCHARGED HIGH-ENERGY STREET METAL ACT THAT RECORDED THIS EP IN CALIFORNIA WITH THE LEGENDARY BILL METOYER.

 

 

 

NE4 – Never Lift: THIS ATLANTA-BASED 4-PIECE BAND ORIGINALLY RELEASED THIS CD BACK IN '97. NOW REVAMPED WITH 4 BONUS TRACKS. SOARING VOCALS AND IMPRESSIVE MUSICIANSHIP THROUGHOUT THIS DISC WILL DEFINITELY PIQUE THE INTEREST OF MANY FANS OF 80s-STYLE HARD ROCK. FROM HEARTFELT POWER BALLADS TO UPTEMPO ROCKERS TO A LITTLE FUNK METAL.

 

 

GOTHAM – 12 O’Clock And All Is Well: HAILING FROM CALIFORNIA , THIS 4-PIECE BAND RECORDED A SLEW OF CLASSY MELODIC METAL TRACKS DURING THE MID TO LATE 80s THAT DEFINITELY DESERVE YOUR ATTENTION. FEATURING SOARING VOCALS AND FIERY GUITAR WORK ,

 

 

ARIOCH – Between Light And Shadow: Killer Power Progressive Metal band from New York featuring guitar wiz Joe Marselle (Psick, Inner Strength, Sonic Revolution) and ripping vocalist Nick Parisi (Sonic Revolution). This is a long overdue CD issue of their recordings from "Test Of Strength" (1989) and "Between Light And Shadow" (1990) with a superb punchy ballsy remastering job by Joe himself.

 

 

VAMP LE STAT – Bloodline: HAILING FROM CALIFORNIA , VAMP LE STAT SERVES UP A FIERY BRAND OF MELODIC HARD ROCK BOASTING MONSTER RIFFS AND BIG GANG VOCALS THAT SHOULD APPEAL TO ALL FANS OF 80s-STYLE HARD ROCK / HAIR METAL. NOW FEATURING NEW COVER ART , VAMP LE STAT'S DEBUT IS A WALL OF GUITARS AND MEMORABLE HOOKS.

 

 

PATRIOT – Love Worth Defending: Originally released in 1984 on vinyl only -- here is a superb classy Westcoast Pop-Rock/AOR treasure that has gone under the radar for far too long! Featuring powerhouse soulful vocals, awesome catchy songs and tasty musicianship -- every westcoast fan needs to check this out!! Recommended to fans of Toto, Michael Stanley Band, Outrider, Stan Bush, Foreigner, Le Roux, Firefall, Jackson Browne, Little River Band, etc....

 

 

MATA HARI – Mata Hari: IT'S FINALLY HERE!! The entire Mata Hari 25-song catalog on a 2-Disc set featuring all their studio recordings from 1989~1993 on Disc 1 and a raw live show from 1993 on Disc 2 -- all digitally remastered. Mata Hari are a fantastic melodic metal band from the midwest with one foot in prog metal and the other in classic power metal!!

 

 

THE PRESS – Words: Hot Off The Press: Originally released as a limited edition vinyl-only EP in 1987, brace yourselves for this one! Finally issued on CD format with previously unreleased tracks and digitally remastered from the original tapes -- this is a fantastic Melodic Pomp Rock / AOR gem just waiting to be discovered!!

 

 

POWERGLIDE – On The Edge:1984~1988: Powerglide were a hard working and well known Massachusetts quartet who were together from the mid-70's through 1992. Featuring drummer (and Powerhouse Studios engineer) Stu Covington, guitarist / lead vocalist Peter Zins and bassist / lead vocalist Paul Goll (who has been with Donnie Iris since 1995). This CD contains 18 digitally remastered tracks from all the recordings from their 1984 LP ("On The Edge"), 1986 EP ("Fast Forward") and 1988 EP ("In The Red") before recording their final album in 1991 ("Where Do We Go From Here" -- CD also available @ Retrospect Records). Stylistically they covered several bases over the years; from pomp rock, AOR, hi-tech AOR, pop-rock and bluesy rock -- all while consistently staying uber melodic.

 

 

WARMINISTER – Out Of The Ashes: This mega rare collectible EP and sole recording of this legendary Ohio-based 80's melodic metal band finally gets a long awaited official issue on CD!! Digitally remastered from the original master tapes. This fantastic quintet had a kind of "street metal" sound to them and certainly deserves a spot in any 80's metal collection! Highly recommended to fans of Metalwolf, Vyper, Stryper, Shok Paris, Leatherwolf, Malice, etc....

 

 

VISITOR – Take It: Originally released only on vinyl in 1983 in very limited numbers -- this classic American melodic hard rock / AOR / pomp album gets a new life on CD format! Revered among collector's and on many want lists for many years -- don't miss out on this gem this time around!! Touted as being a cross between Redvette and Winterhawk, Visitor's unique brand of hard rock mixed with a little pomp is expertly performed and chock full of hook-laden songs and smokin' guitar riffs & solo's!!

 

 

CURRENTLY IN PRODUCTION:

 

The Storm - AMAZING FEMALE FRONTED AOR

Rage n Rox - Ditto

Brickyard - Great Melodic Rock / AOR like a mix of FM , The Babys and Terraplane.

Heist 'High Heel Heaven' - Remastered with 2 bonus tracks

Amethyst - High Quality Melodic "Thinking Man's" Metal from Chicago.

MARS 'Metaldrone' - Classic Metal from 1986.

 

 

NEXT UP

 

Pandemonium - 3 releases

Steel Vengeance - 3 releases

St Elmo's Fire - 4 releases

Saker

Thick Richard 'Fire It Up'

Megaton Blonde

Hyde

XX Bad Boy

Sparrz

Megattack 'Raw Delivery'

XLR8

 

NEW HAIR METAL SIGNINGS:

 

Radical Dream

The Pact

Friendzy / Foxy Roxy

 

 

Tons more to come...

 

thanks!

 

www.retrospectrecords.com

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