Category: FM

FM – Indiscreet II [The Unreleased 1987-1988 album] *0dayrox Exclusive*

FM is a British melodic rock / AOR institution still releasing quality material after forty years with their recent CD ‘Thirteen’. The band’s debut album 1986’s ‘Indiscreet’ is regarded as one of the best AOR albums from the Eighties. Many fans miss the unadulterated AOR sound of that first effort, as FM morphed to a more melodic (hard) rock style since second album “Tough It Out”.
“Tough It Out” took the band 3 years to crystallize, simply because the record label asked for a more mainstream, American style rock music. But in between the two albums, FM wrote a lot of songs in the 1987-1988 period, and with the classy AOR mold of their debut.
What we have here is “Indiscreet II“, an awesome bunch of songs the band penned & demoed for their second album that never was… These aren’t the poor sounding demos floating the internet for years – the quality of this “Indiscreet II” is far superior, and the songs – 18 tracks never released – a treat for ’80s AOR aficionados.
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FM – Thirteen (2022) HQ

March 18, 2022 will see the release of British melodic rock stalwarts FM‘s thirteenth studio album, the appropriately titled “Thirteen“. Produced by the band, “Thirteen” is yet another high-quality album that furthers the band’s standing as one of the premiere melodic rock / AOR entities in the world.
The band’s current line-up, in place since 2008, has spent the last decade plus writing, recording, and touring and thus is an incredibly gelled and cohesive unit. The rhythm section of bassist Merv Goldworthy and drummer Pete Jupp anchor FM with a rock-solid backbone, while guitarist Jim Kirkpatrick delivers delicious hooks and melodies with keyboardist Jem Davis adds lush layers to the band’s dynamic sound. And what more could be said about Steve “The Voice” Overland, whose golden pipes have easily withstood the test of time and who still sings like an angel, while adding delightful guitar parts to the proceedings.
The five-piece once again bonds together as the mighty unit FM on “Thirteen” and delivers beautiful melodic rock that their fans have come to expect…

GROUNDBREAKER – Soul To Soul (2021) HQ

Soul To Soul” is the upcoming new album from GROUNDBREAKER, the band centered around the timeless vocal talents of Steve Overland (FM). While the self-titled debut was a collaboration with Robert Sall (Work of Art, W.E.T) on the songwriting side, joining Steve this time are Stefano Lionetti (Lionville), Pete Alpenborg (Arctic Rain), Jan Akesson (Infinite & Divine), and Kristian Fyhr (Seventh Crystal).
The lineup includes Sven Larsson (ex-Street Talk) on guitars, Nalley Pahlsson (ex- Vindictiv, Therion) on bass, Herman Furin (Work of Art) on drums, and Alessandro Del Vecchio on keyboards.
The resulting album is simply everything that a melodic rock fan could hope and dream for. Expect nothing less than soaring hooklines, magnificent melodies, and amazing instrumental performances. Mixing the best of the European melodic rock traditions, Groundbreaker’s “Soul To Soul” is easily one of the melodic rock highlights of the year…

FM – Tough It Out +5 [Rock Candy remastered & reloaded]

Originally appeared in 1989, the glorious year for Melodic Rock / AOR music, “Tough It Out” was the second album by FM, greatly remastered by Rock Candy Records plus five bonus tracks.
Their debut album, ‘Indiscreet’, set the scene perfectly. This was a British band with their eyes set firmly on the American market, playing music equal to, if not superior, than masters of the craft such as Foreigner, Journey and Survivor.
That they had not earned a significant sales foothold was shocking but it only fueled their resolve to come back out swinging with their sophomore album, the stoically titled “Tough It Out”. This time around…

FM – Tough It Out Live (2021)

FM are celebrating the 30th Anniversary of their second album “Tough It Out” with the release of a new double live album, “Tough It Out Live“. Originally released by Epic Records in 1989, “Tough It Out” broke into the UK Top 40 and saw contributions from songwriting luminaries such as Desmond Child (Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, etc.), Jesse Harms, Robin and Judith Randall (Mark Free).
The record is understandably regarded as a Melodic Rock / AOR classic and the band played it in its entirety on their last shows of 2019 in the UK and Germany to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release.
In addition to the tracks from the “Tough It Out” album, this live release is complemented by a number of tracks which FM have rarely performed live, cherry picked to offer a setlist that gives the discerning fan a great insight into the band’s deeper repertoire.

FM – Indiscreet [Rock Candy Remastered 2-CD set / 18 bonus tracks]

With the recent reissue of FM members earlier band Wildlife, many of you asked for this superb remaster of FM‘s first LP “Indiscreet“, remastered by Rock Candy Records. When the band were celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the release of their classic debut “Indiscreet”, in conjunction with Rock Candy Records they assembled a Deluxe 2 CD set containing the original album freshly digitally remastered plus no less than 18 bonus tracks.
Alongside the original “Indiscreet” album plus rare BBC sessions and a live track on one CD, the release includes an extra disc of rarities such as singles b-sides, extended 12” remix versions, live tracks, and for the first time on CD, the hard to find instrumental version of “American Girls” (only appeared on a mega rare maxi-single vinyl back in 1986) special to demonstrate your skills at the mic / karaoke.

WILDLIFE (Steve Overland) – Wildlife [Wounded Bird Records remastered reissue] Out Of Print

Accompanying the reissue of WILDLIFE‘s first album, here we have in exclusive the rare, now out of print remaster by Wounded Bird Records of the band’s second, final LP, the self-titled “Wildlife”.
Steve Overland and his brother Chris insisted with their project WILDLIFE and for this second effort they get top class musicians to reform the band: Bad Company drummer Simon Kirke and future Ozzy bass player Phil Soussan.
It was 1983, and of course, the sound & style in “Wildlife” is pure AOR filled with layers of vocal harmonies, keyboards / synths and big drums. Very similar sounding to the first FM album, both in terms of production and songwriting.
Honestly, we don’t know why “Wildlife” isn’t more popular or better known among AOR fans: it’s as good as the first 1986 FM album, and even better if we speak of keyboard flurries and pumping rhythms.
A MUST for fans of the genre.
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WILDLIFE (pre Steve Overland’s FM) – Burning [Rock Candy Remastered & Reloaded] (2021)

Rock Candy Records just remastered & reloaded “Burning“, the debut album from WILDLIFE, a long lost Steve Overland’s FM related melodic rock / AOR obscurity resurrected for the modern age. Steve, his bro Chris Overland and drummer Pete Jupp were the core of the band, and would later become the core of FM.
Discovered by the late Adam Faith, WILDLIFE recorded ”Burning” (originally released in 1980) produced by Rupert Hine (Rush, Saga) a buoyant, focused debut.
The songs and the production are clearly influenced by the early ’80s AOR sound from America. The title track, ‘Too Close To The Heart’ and ‘If The Night’ are high caliber material. But despite its quality, it was tough for a UK band to make a mark in the genre. So, many people passed on it.
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OVERLAND – Scandalous (2020)

Steve OVERLAND is a legend in his own lifetime. Is there anyone out there who is not familiar with his name? He has a history that goes way back into the late Seventies, his first major recording was with the band “Wildlife” in 1980. After the demise of “Wildlife” Steve went on to form the cult British melodic rock band “FM”, a band that released many great albums throughout the years and they are still going strong to this very day.
Scandalous” is Steve’s fifth solo album and what a belter it is too! This man can just seemingly continue to give us breathtakingly good songs with great song writing (let’s not forget the input of the talented Tommy Denander).
Steve Overland just gets better and let’s hope he gives us much more in years to come.

FM – Synchronized (2020)

It’s now a whole decade since FM returned to stay with their comeback album ‘Metropolis’. Though from time to time they look back, re-recording ‘Indiscreet’ and most recently celebrating ‘Tough It Out’s anniversary on the ‘Big 3-0’ tour, their work rate in keeping up a steady stream of new releases is impressive.
This week Overland and Co. will present “Synchronized“, their new album for Frontiers Music.

FM – The Italian Job (2019)

Frontiers Music have brought the world another great album from their 2018 Frontiers Rock Festival in Milan. This time starring ​FM​ and their incredible set that was in support of the band’s 10th studio album ​Atomic Generation​. The funnily titled “​The Italian Job”​ is another very good collaboration from the premium melodic rock festival and the UK’s favorite melodic rock band....

FM – Live Acoustical Intercourse [Japanese Edition] Out Of Print

Riding the wagon of the early ’90s ‘Unplugged albums’ success (Tesla, Eric Clapton, Queensryche) British AORsters FM also released their own CD recorded live at Studio 3, London. Titled ‘No Electricity Required’, its name speaks for itself.This one was requested by one of you, but while there’s a pseudo ‘remastered version’ by the dubious reissue label Krescendo Records (avoid their...

GROUNDBREAKER – Groundbreaker [Japan Edition +1] (2018)

Frontiers Music will release the self-titled debut album from GROUNDBREAKER, the new project featuring singer Steve Overland of FM and Robert Säll of WORK OF ART / W.E.T., on September 14. Tomorrow is appearing in Japan, with a bonus track. “Groundbreaker” is simply everything that a melodic rock fan could hope for: soaring hooklines, magnificent melodies, amazing musical performances, and...

FM – Atomic Generation (2018)

The mighty British AOR / Melodic Rock band FM will release their new album “Atomic Generation” on March 30, 2018 via Frontiers Music. FM’s eleventh studio album was recorded at Coal House Studios in Staffordshire and West3 Productions, London, engineered by Scott Ralph and mixed by Jeff Knowler, who worked with the band’s last albums. This decade have seen a...

V.A. – 0dayrox Advanced Releases March-April 2018 – Vol.3

Spring is coming and major Melodic Rock / AOR releases find its way to stores. Let’s check the advanced singles from albums to come.Great hard rockers THE DEAD DAISIES, the star project including vocalist John Corabi, bassist Marco Mendoza and lead guitarist Doug Aldrich and drummer Deen Castronovo, have just released ‘Resurrected’, a track taken from their upcoming fourth album...