In the late 1980s, countless hard rock bands littered the smokey local bars and nightclubs across America. Support your local rock was advised and Bostonians did just that while embracing a homegrown three-piece called RAT ALLEY that delivered gritty whiskey-fueled swinging rhythms and a good time w..
In 1984, The Jack was the top act in Salt Lake City Utah. The Jack was one of the first glam metal bands to come out of Utah. Rick Jackson had a unique raspy voice that would appeal to fans of Paul Shortino (Rough Cutt, Quiet Riot), while the band played a blend of glammy hard rock with melodic keyb..
The second album from "The Jack" titled "Cheat To Win" was pressed to vinyl in 1985 and has become quite the collector's item. The album featured 2 cover songs including the Beatles track "Dear Prudence" as well as the hit "Day After Day" by Badfinger. The band "The Jack" disbanded after Rick Jackso..
This is the 2nd album by Megattack which consists on recordings from 1986 and 1987 (with a bonus track that band did in 2006 [the last recording by Megattack]). These are the long lost songs that even the band didn't have copies of. Metallic Blue Records searched high and low and were finally able t..
Megattack was a supergroup in the Utah music scene. The band featured vocalist "Rick Jackson" who was chosen by Black Sabbath to try out for the band. Rick sang for Mannequin, The Jack, Ragdollz and Asphalt Jungle. The band had duel guitars handled by Parrish Hultquist who played with Moviescreen, W..
EXIT from Germany started out as a traditional heavy metal/speed metal band, playing a sound similar to BRAINFEVER and the other German bands of the time. On their second demo they adopted a more melodic metal sound similar to Metal Heart era ACCEPT. After this the band got more melodic playin..
The fusion of progressive rock and heavy metal was shaped by bands like Dream Theater, but by no means invented. Already in the seventies you can find many hard guitars in the world of rather complicated music and vice versa, the once young savages like Iron Maiden incorporated prog into their metal..
Original Year: 1991Style: AOR/Hair MetalSimilar to: Stage Dolls, Strangeways, Oxido, AlienRelease Date: November 11, 2022Notes: Original CD sells for over $1,000. One of the most sought after AOR CDs of all time.TRACK LISTING:1. Don't Turn Your Back2. Stranger's Eyes3. Every Time She Cries4. Crossfi..
First and only album from Essexx with the bonus CD from Stryder (Nothing At All) which was the album they recorded under their previous name. The band morphed into "Bad Boys" once Laurie left the band and they picked up Mike Rafone from "The Tools".Original Year: 1979-1985 Style: Hair Metal&nbs..
D.F.M. was formed in the early 90's, and had several songs featured in the 1993 film "SHOWDOWN" starring Billy Blanks, and later a single released on the soundtrack CD for the film "DOUBLE DRAGON" starring Scott Wolf. These recordings feature Tracy Swider on Lead Guitars, Dana Freebairn on vocals, A..
Songs "Lipstick And Leather" and "Do You Know" were recorded by Bennie And The Jets in 1980 and later redone in 1984 by the band Y&T on their "Down For The Count" album.Original Year: 1980Style: Hard Rock/Hair MetalSimilar to: Starz, Cobra, Eric Martin Band, AirborneRelease Date: November 11, 20..
Hard rock/glam metal band AZRO (AZRO) is known for appearing in and recording the soundtrack to the US coming-of-age film The Bikini Carwash Company II (1993). This is the first CD release of 12 tracks recorded in 1992. The drummer and bassist are NEW HAVEN (on order), who recently released a collec..