OUSEY / MANN – Is Anybody Listening (2022) *only at 0dayrox*

When the first lockdown began in 2020 Steve Mann and Chris Ousey started working together for a new project. The pair set to work and quickly realized that there was a great synergy between the two of them. The resulting work from OUSEY / MANN is their debut album “Is Anybody Listening”, a dynamic piece of classic melodic hard rock at its best and one that certainly stands as some of the best work that either of them have been involved with.
Chris Ousey has had an excellent singing career that goes way back to the times of “Monroe”, “Virginia Wolf”, “Heartland” and along the way we have had “The Distance”, “Ozone” and “Snakecharmer” but he will always be known for the much loved “Heartland”. He is nicknamed “The man with the golden tonsils” and that is a fine accolade indeed for he has earned it. His effortless vocal range has gained him a top spot in the world of classic UK hard rock.
And Steve Mann, of course, is the founder of awesome melodic hard rock / AOR giants Lionheart.
This is a very exciting collaboration between two well-seasoned musicians and the 13 tracks on offer here are all excellent classic melodic hard rock which fans will just love from start to finish.
You’ve seen it first at 0dayrox

LIONHEART – Second Nature [Remastered re-release + bonus tracks] (2022)

While working on a new record and now being signed by Metalville Records, Brit melodic rock stalwarts LIONHEART are properly releasing world-wide their comeback album “Second Nature“, remastered and with additional bonus tracks.
Easily one of the best melodic rock albums from 2017 and one of the best from the decade, LIONHEART nailed the true atmosphere from the genre here.
Joining original members guitarists Dennis Stratton & Steve Mann (ex-MSG, Sweet) and bassist Rocky Newton (ex-MSG), there are drummer Clive Edwards (ex-Wild Horses, UFO) and vocalist Lee Small (Phenomena, Shy). Small is an inspired choice as his singing style suits the melodic hard rock on this album perfectly.
And what an album! Chock full of catchy melodious tunes with some real monster songs like ‘Give Me The Light’ and ‘Angels…

LEE SMALL (Signal Red) – Reflections ; The Solo Collection [3xCD + Exclusive Unreleased Album] (2018) *EXCLUSIVE*

Singer / songwriter LEE SMALL (SIGNAL RED, LIONHEART, SHY, PHENOMENA) has put together a limited edition Box Set including his 3 solo albums (the fist, Through The Eyes Of Robert Lees, is out of print) titled “Reflections ; The Solo Collection“.
The cool thing is there’s a code to get as well a 15-track digital download covers unreleased album, including songs of QUEEN, LED ZEPPELIN, and even VAN HALEN, with Lee lending his unique voice to ‘Why Can’t This Be Love’.
Only 200 boxes were made, no more will be pressed, so it’s very collectible.
Small is one of Rock’s – especially Melodic Rock – greatest voices nowadays.
Highly Recommended

LIONHEART – The Reality Of Miracles [Digipak CD Version] (2020) *EXCLUSIVE*

The just released new LIONHEART album ”The Reality Of Miracles” is without a doubt one of the best melodic rock records of the year. However, the digital download version resulted a bit weak in dynamic range, quiet. Seems the band wanted to avoid the brickwalled mastering – which sounds louder but at the risk of distorted as well.
This Digipak CD version is properly balanced in sound output and dynamics.

LIONHEART – Hot Tonight [Rock Candy remastered]

“Hot Tonight” is the only official LIONHEART album released  in the ’80s, until the band returned some time ago after more than 30 years with a new CD. Their superb 1984’s debut has been Remastered & Reloaded by Rock Candy Records, and it’s a must in your collection. A super-group of sorts founded by ex Iron Maiden Dennis Stratton, the...

Best ‘Comeback album’ 2017, #1 : LIONHEART – Second Nature [Japanese Edition+ 1] (2017)

After many requests, here’s a re-post of LIONHEART’s terrific comeback album ”Second Nature” in its Japanese Edition.
After decades of wait, ’80s UK melodic hard rockers LIONHEART finally released their sophomore album, “Second Nature“. This Japanese edition includes an exclusive bonus track.
LionHeart was formed by Dennis Stratton (ex-Iron Maiden), initially as part of the NWOBHM but soon developed a more catchy, accessible sound. Their sole official studio album to date is the awesome 1984′s Hot Tonight, rightly revered among many Melodic Hard Rock fans.

LIONHEART – The Reality Of Miracles (2020)

Some chiming, synths and a brooding build up introduce us via ‘Salvation’ to the new album by Dennis Stratton’s LIONHEART titled ”The Reality Of Miracles” – what follows is a very melodic build to ‘Thine is the Kingdom’ a sultry piece of classy AOR that takes you right back.
Strangeways, The Storm, Signal, Alias, FM, Journey it’s up right there in that territory. ‘The Reality Of Miracles’ is classy melodic hard rock of the highest order.
This is one of my albums of the year already. Oh yeah.

V.A. – 0dayrox Advanced Releases 2018-2019 Vol.1

Near the end of 2018, some great advanced singles are coming from much anticipated 2019 releases.INGLORIOUS will unleash their third studio album ‘Ride To Nowhere’ to the world on Friday 25th January 2019, and now we have the second taste, the title track. Mixed by maestro Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith) the band feels rockin’ n’ classic. Melodic Rock kings...

LIONHEART – Second Nature (2017)

LIONHEART – Second Nature (2017)

Finally, after many yearas of wait, ’80s UK melodic hard rockers LIONHEART will release its second album, “Second Nature“, in Europe on August 25 via AOR Heaven.LionHeart was formed by Dennis Stratton (ex-Iron Maiden), initially as part of the NWOBHM but soon developed a more catchy, accessible sound. Their sole official studio album to date is the awesome 1984′s Hot...

V.A. – 0dayrox Advanced Releases September 2017 – Vol.1

V.A. – 0dayrox Advanced Releases September 2017 – Vol.1

Let’s go with advanced singles from upcoming releases, many of these presented yesterday.From the evergreen Frontiers Music camp with have “Bridge To Heaven”, another advance from which promises to be one of the albums of the year; the debut of KEE OF HEARTS, a new band built around true melodic rock superstars Tommy Heart (singer of Fair Warning) and Kee...

LIONHEART – Unearthed; Raiders Of The Lost Archives [Japan Only] Out Of Print

LIONHEART – Unearthed; Raiders Of The Lost Archives [Japan Only] Out Of Print

After the recent post of LIONHEART‘s great album remastered and waiting for the band’s official second effort in more than 30 years to be released soon, it’s fitting to be featured on this blog “Unearthed; Raiders Of The Lost Archives“, a terrific double CD only appeared in Japan compiling all Lionheart ’80s recordings than never made it into disc. Since...

LIONHEART – Hot Tonight [Rock Candy remaster] (2012)

* Really good American sounding classic AOR / Melodic Rock recording, cult album for the first time ever released on CD. Excellent (as usual) 24-bit remastering from the original source tapes by Rock Candy Records. Highly Recommended     BUY IT !