JEFF SCOTT SOTO – It’s the SINGER, not the Song! [The Unreleased Covers] 0dayrox compilation

As many keep requesting more and more JEFF SCOTT SOTO, we made one of our compilations with rare stuff. We titled this “It’s the SINGER, not the Song! [The Unreleased Covers]“, featuring the mighty Jeff performing great, timeless songs.
We have here a load of 20 tracks, most of them unreleased, only a few officially published on tribute albums but none included into the JSS’s ‘Cover 2 Cover’ double CD posted here some days ago.
Among the rare, we hear Jeff Scott Soto making his own version of classic songs from TOTO, ROBERT TEPPER, SAIGON KICK, DIANE WARREN and a lot more, showcasing his versatility and immense vocal talent. All with very good sound quality…
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DARE – Blood From Tapes [Rare & Unreleased] 0dayrox Compilation

Now we bring here another of our exclusive 0dayrox compilations including rare, hard to find and unreleased tracks from DARE.
Blood From Tapes [Rare & Unreleased]” includes 23 songs from Darren Wharton, some of them used as B-sides on promos and never released on CD, others never released, others with different mixes, others are demos, etc.
Most of these tracks are from the first DARE era, when their sound & style was decidedly AOR / Melodic Rock oriented. All songs have a very good production and sound despite of being, in some cases, demos.
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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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THAYER-St. JAMES – The Lost Tapes (2022) *HQ 0dayrox Exclusive*

Black ‘N Blue frontman Jaime St. JAMES, and his former Black ‘N Blue bandmate and current KISS guitarist Tommy THAYER, have found some old songs that they wrote together decades ago, recorded in the late ’80s, but never released.
Now these tracks are being released by themselves as “THAYER-St. JAMES ; The Lost Tapes“.
The songs present on ”The Lost Tapes” were produced by skilled Pat Reagan and recorded in 1988 with the help of Gene Simmons after Geffen Records dropped Black ‘N Blue. Simmons Records agreed to release the new Black ‘N Blue album, but soon after the studio time Thayer quit the band eager to do other things.
The recorded songs were saved for more than 30 years on 2” analog multitrack tape and two track mixes on 1/4” tape, but were unfortunately disintegrated beyond use. After some digging, they found a DAT tape with a copy.
This is a Limited Edition physical CD only personally autographed by Tommy & Jaime, and while it isn’t cheap (sells for $30 USD + $10 shipping and handling for orders within the US, and $30 USD + $20 for international orders) this is a collectible which soon will became a rarity, and worth every cent – these songs rock greatly.
These recordings were almost lost forever – now thanks to a bit of digital polishing, these songs have come to life!
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STEELOVER – May God Be With You [2nd Unreleased Album] (1986)

Melodic Hard Rockers STEELOVER are back in business next Friday, August 26, with a new album, their first since their debut LP in 1984. We featured both here at 0dayrox, however the group recorded an album in 1985-1986 which was intended to be the follow up of debut ‘Glove Me’. And it really worth a listen.
After enjoying considerable success with their well received debut record, touring all over Europe and performing in festivals, lead singer Vince Castillo decided to pursue a solo career.
Drummer Rudy Lenners (ex Scorpions) suggested to replace Vince with a female vocalist, and give the band a fresh push. Enter future Vaya Con Dios singer Dani Klein and they stated to work on new songs.
With a female-fronted melodic hard rock style typically mid-Eighties and a slightly ‘Americanized’ sound, STEELOVER recorded the pre-production demos for the upcoming second LP “May God Be With You“. However, Klein leave the band soon after and the album never recorded, with these songs remaining unreleased.
The recording / sound quality of these pre-production tapes are pretty good, also the songs, all well written rockers with melodic guitars and strong female vocals…

SAFE HAVEN – Savage Harvest [unreleased ’90s recordings remastered] (2021)

The Nineties wasn’t easy in the USA for bands playing traditional metal / hard rock but still existed an underground scene keeping the flame alive. That was the case of SAFE HAVEN, a band from Connecticut formed by very young musicians which didn’t care about trends.
SAFE HAVEN born back in 1990 and made two official releases: the “Cries of Mercy” single which was released on tape in 1993 including the same titled six-minute-long epic, and the “Savage Harvest” EP released in 1995. In both the band presents a mixture of classic melodic metal, hard rock, and progressive.
Their enigmatic melodies, the clean vocal approach and the complex yet catchy riffing brings to mind the likes of FATES WARNING, early QUEENSRYCHE, DOKKEN, SHOK PARIS, etc.
Now all SAFE HAVEN recordings including unreleased songs are being released into CD as ”Savage Harvest”, digitally remastered to get the best audio quality possible…

ROUGH CUTT (The Perry McCarty Years) – Rhythm Machine (2021) *0dayrox Exclusive*

For those that may not know, in 1987 Paul Shortino decided to leave ROUGH CUTT to join multi platinum recording artist Quiet Riot. This left Rough Cutt looking for a new frontman in order to move forward. After a nationwide search for a new vocalist, the band decided Parramore ‘Perry’ McCarty (ex Warrior / Atomic Playboys) was their man and they entered the studio with legend Ronnie James Dio who produced & recorded some of their new songs.
This new Rough Cutt lineup taped more songs to shop to record labels for a new deal, which never crystallized. Now all these recordings – 17 tracks – are being released for the first time on a CD titled “Rhythm Machine (The Perry McCarty Years)“.
This is killer set of hard rocking songs with a lot of bite, very finely recorded and with a very good sound quality. It’s a shame this album was shelved back in the day, but now we have the chance to hear this terrific slice of classic ’80s American Hard Rock.
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WINGER – The Non Album Tracks & Unreleased (0dayrox compilation)

There’s not much WINGER unreleased material, as the band released some time ago the excellent double album Demo Collection. But these were mostly pre-production demos, high quality professional demos prior to their first album.
As requested, here’s the 0dayrox compilation of rare WINGER – “The Non Album Tracks & Unreleased” – including they well known film soundtrack contributions, but also unpublished, rare songs.
While sound quality isn’t as great on the Demo Collection, it’s pretty good overall. What we find here are the very early demos by the band, and some tracks never released, a couple of acoustic takes. All songs here are WINGER the band, not Kip Winger solo.
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JEFF SCOTT SOTO – Cover 2 Cover [2-CD Iconic Productions Ltd release]

It’s hard to find a current rock musician with a body of work as large as veteran JEFF SCOTT SOTO, with over 60 albums under his belt while participating in Sons Of Apollo, Talisman, Soto, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, WET, just to name a few.
His official albums are pretty easy to find, however the incredibly versatile singer has recorded on hundreds of albums as guest, working demos, collaborations, etc, and performing different styles & genres with ease.
Many of you have been requesting Jeff’s rare recordings / releases: now we have here “Cover 2 Cover“, as its title makes clear, a mammoth 2-CD collection of Jeff Scott Soto doing covers of classic – and not so – rock n’ roll songs.
This Limited Edition (out of print and hard to find) made by Iconic Productions is in top quality mastering / packaging. While some tracks are present on the ‘B-sides’ album posted at 0dayrox, many others are very rare.
Even a couple are unreleased, exclusive to his ‘Cover 2 Cover’, like ‘Edge Of The Blade’, a cover by Jeff’s band Human Clay recorded for a Brazilian Journey Tribute that due to many problems with the record label this is still an “unreleased album”…
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MICHAEL BOLTON – AOR Provider [The Unreleased ’80s Album / Remastered Demos] 0dayrox Exclusive

Michael Bolotin, later known as MICHAEL BOLTON, softened his style in favor to commercial pop at the end of the Eighties, but the man has a rock n’ roll background. Under his real name he did two forgettable records in the Seventies, but at the beginning of the ’80s Bolton was part of Blackjack (with Bruce Kulick), a noteworthy melodic rock ensemble.
Later Bolton released 3 great AOR solo albums, but between these solo LP’s he recorded a series of demos helped by renowned session musicians, including Neal Schon & Jonathan Cain from Journey. In fact, seems some of these tracks were planned for a future Journey release, with Bolton replacing Steve Perry.
All these unreleased songs and more, were compiled here with the title “AOR Provider“.
These demos have been circulating for years among fans from different sources. We have here the best sounding available, and while being demo tapes, the files here have been cleaned / remastered by the 0dayrox team to get the best sound quality possible…

NEAL SCHON’S JOURNEY THROUGH TIME (2019) Unreleased *made by 0dayrox*

Back in 2018-19, with Journey taking a sabbatical, the band’s guitarist NEAL SCHON recruited Journey co-founder Gregg Rolie, ex- Journey Deen Castronovo and other prominent musicians to form NEAL SCHON’s JOURNEY THROUGH TIME. The project was put together for a serie of shows to play Journey material focused on their first three prog-oriented albums, plus the ’80s hits.
None official release was done from these shows in any format, but the 0dayrox team got the tapes and we are featuring some kind of a ‘2-CD set’. These classic songs have been updated in arrangements, and believe me, the band is on fire.
It’s like a dream come true; Schon & Gregg Rolie performing Journey songs together again. Rolie handles keyboards and lead vocals of course, but also former Journey member Deen Castronovo who does a terrific job at the mic, apart of delivering a stupendous drumming.
Completing the line up there’s terrific bass player Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy and Whitesnake alum), Thin Lizzy / Dead Daisies vet Marti Frederiksen (multi-instrumentalist, vocals) and…

DERRINGER – The Complete Blue Sky Albums 1976-1978 [HNE 5-CD Box Set remastered]

Rick Derringer first found fame aged just 17 in 1965, when his band The McCoys had a number one hit in America with ‘Hang On Sloopy’, famously knocking The Beatles’ ‘Yesterday’ off the top spot. Subsequently making significant appearances with Edgar Winter and Johnny Winter, as well as Steely Dan and Alice Cooper, and even squeezing in a solo hit with 1973’s ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll, Hoochie Koo’, before deciding to put together his own band in 1976.
Naming the band DERRINGER, the singer and guitarist was joined future Black Sabbath & Dio drummer Vinny Appice, bassist Kenny Aaronson, with the quartet completed by guitarist Danny Johnson.
Going for a rockier, harder, less poppy sound than Rick’s previous musical excursions, Derringer signed to Blue Sky Records, a subsidiary of Columbia Records, in 1976.
The band released 5 album for the label, with a couple produced by Jack Douglas (Aerosmith) and Mike Chapman to obtain a more commercial edge akin Mountain and Van Halen.
Remastered by Cherry Red / HNE into a 5xCD box, ”The Complete Blue Sky Albums 1976-1978” compiles all DERRINGER albums from that era, including the rare, promo only “Live In Cleveland” LP, for the first time officially released here…

DIO – Holy Diver [4-CD Super Deluxe Edition including previously unreleased material] (2022) **HQ full**

Ronnie James DIO would have turned 80 years old on July 10. Among the greatest heavy metal singers of all time, Dio’s career spanned five decades, touched millions of fans and pioneered his signature “devil’s horns,” one of the most popular hand gestures in the world. Dio also provided vocals and lyrics for some of the most iconic rock albums of all time with Black Sabbath and Rainbow, before establishing his own band Dio as a metal force with their 1983 debut ”Holy Diver”.
Rhino Records revisits this epic metal moment on “HOLY DIVER: SUPER DELUXE EDITION“, a four-CD box set including a new remaster, an unreleased concert, a CD of rarities / unreleased, and a disc including a new remix of the LP.
This is all awesome, the new remix, the new remaster, the unreleased live, and the collectible bonus CD of rare DIO stuff. Long Live the King!
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JEFF SCOTT SOTO – Rarities Vol 1 (gift CD given by JSS for the meet & greet fans)

You asked for more JEFF SCOTT SOTO, and 0dayrox delivers… how about this rare CD titled ”Rarities Vol 1” given as gift by Soto – hand signed – to fans at the pre-shows meet & greet.
This is a selection (by Soto himself) of very good quality unreleased songs / demos he recorded during various vocals sessions where he put his voice for various artists.
There’s songs for ex-Megadeth guitar player Jeff Young (very melodic songs), ex- 3rd Stage Alert guitar player Albert Hans Morris, for ex- St. Valentine member Joe Mina, a song done with Tommy Thayer (Black & Blue, Kiss) & Phil Soussan (Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Idol).
All are had rock / melodic classic songs, and there’s as well a couple of ‘grungy’ demos Soto recorded for actor / musician Patrick Muldoon, whom starred the TV Show ‘Melrose Place’ in the mid-90s. Both songs are listed as ‘Melrose Place’ soundtrack 1995′, but never used. Before you ask, no, there’s no Vol 2… until now.
Rare CD
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JEFF SCOTT SOTO – LA Rocks Demos & ‘Rich Girl’ Soundtrack

We featured at 0dayrox from the great Japan AOR Moon Collectors series, the “Eyes – LA Rocks” compilation, including, among others, the vocals of JEFF SCOTT SOTO. However, there’s more tracks demo-songs Soto recorded with ‘Eyes / LA Rocks’ at the time – the ’80s.
Here’s the complete Jeff Scott Soto demos (superior sound quality from others floating the net) “LA Rocks Demos & ‘Rich Girl’ Soundtrack” – as some of these songs were remixed and later used for the 1991 movie ”Rich Girl’.
Songs like ‘Love Strikes’, ‘Heart Of The Fire’ or ‘Love Stops The Hands Of Time’ are simply awesome ’80s US Melodic Hard Rock to die for…
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