After a very successful pre-order campaign for brand new limited edition items from Holy Soldier and Love Life Roxx is set to officially release out to the world four long out of print reissues as well as brand new music from three different artists. All releases will be released everywhere on Saturday April 13, 2019 which is official Record Store Day this year!
Up first we have limited edition vinyl and CD reissues from classic CCM artist Holy Soldier with their debut release. The album has been wonderfully remastered and includes two bonus tracks. One a classic radio promo for the debut album and second the very last song ever recorded with original vocalist Steven Patrick entitled ‘In The End’. This is being released in a limited pressing of 500 vinyl copies. 150 on yellow vinyl and 350 on black vinyl, and the yellow vinyl has sold out. Also a limited edition CD package pressing of 500 pieces. Remastered and expanded including new artwork, a 12 page booklet with lyrics and tons of archival band photos. Remaster was done by Rob Colwell of Bombworks Sound while all artwork and layouts were done by Scott Waters of No Life Til Metal Graphics.
Next we have the long out of print classic hard rock release from another classic CCM hard rock band called Love Life who would eventually change their names and become Fear Not. This classic album has been remastered and repackaged beautifully for a limited edition vinyl and CD release. The vinyl package will be a 500 piece vinyl pressing limited to 150 on gold vinyl and 350 on black vinyl. The gold vinyl is nearly sold out, the remaining copies are only available at the roxx store. Also a beautiful CD pressing of 500 pieces with a 12 page booklet with lyrics and tons of previously unreleased archival band photos and memorabilia. Also we unearthed with the help of the band a previously unreleased reel containing 5 demo tunes never before released. This reel was baked and remastered and added exclusively to the CD for the very first time ever. Remaster was done by Rob Colwell of Bombworks Sound while all artwork and layouts were done by Scott Waters of No Life Til Metal Graphics.
Next of our four classic reissues we have a limited edition CD pressing from the one and only legends of Christian Metal Bloodgood with a very special edition of the classic album Detonation. This album was officially released by the band themselves but we partnered with them to help bring it back to life! This exclusive special edition is limited to 500 pieces and we only have half of the pressing, so this one is truly limited. This was remastered by original Bloodgood guitarist and producer David Zaffiro. It also includes an exclusive 12 page booklet with lyrics put together by Paul Bloodgood and featuring some exclusive concept art photos of the classic Detonation album cover.
Lastly for our new reissues we have one more very limited pressing of the classic album from Recon entitled ‘Behind Enemy Lines’. If you recall and follow Roxx releases you may be saying, didnt you just reissue this one? Well yes we did about 3 years ago we pressed 300 CD’s in celebration of the 25th anniversary of this classic album, they sold out very very quick and we are constantly asked for this one! So ask and you shall receive, this is the second and final pressing of ‘Behind Enemy Lines’ and it is the same remaster done by George Ochoa for the 25th anniversary including 4 killer bonus tracks. If you own the 25th anniversary release you may not need this pressing as it is nearly identical and the final pressing of this layout and design. If you are the be all end all collector you may want it though as you will notice some subtle differences on this final pressing also done by Scott Waters, removing the 25th anniversary logos, adding a new catalog and UPC to make it unique. This is the final CD pressing in this format and limited once again to only 300 copies.
On to the new stuff we are very excited and proud to be a part of the brand new album from Christian artist LoveWar. After a nearly 25 year hiatus we have an absolutely killer follow up and sophomore release that fits right in there after the classic debut of ‘Soak Your Brian’ early reviews have been raving the new release.
Keven Crothers writer for Heaven’s Metal magazine had this to say about the release “This record is memorable. This record is a breath of fresh air to my ears. This record is produced incredibly well. This record is something you NEED to grab, hear, and consume” Check out the whole review here: http://dougvanpelt.wixsite.com/heavens-metal-mag/single-post/2019/04/04/LOVEWAR–St?fbclid=IwAR3l68fPh_Kz3OkEuzsOUzNa9FVWq3uRcoBrVKOvVraaMbejISiAL8BAUNk
and check out the debut single ‘Candle’ right here:
We also are excited to share with you brand new Christian HEAVY METAL from True Strength. Their second release on Roxx Records complete with new vocalist and tons of growth and progression from a new band to watch on the Christian Metal scene. The new album Sanguinary Vivification is releasing this RSD 2019. Check out the first single ‘Worthy is the Lamb’ and get in on this one to get an exclusive guitar pick available only at the Roxx store. https://youtu.be/IzM9apc9TnA
Lastly we have brand new melodic rock/metal from Brazilian rockers Sunroad Brazilian hard rockers Sunroad are back with their 8th full length studio album. Roxx Records are excited to be bringing you the US pressing of the latest offering from Brazil’s premiere hard rock band.‘Heat Strokes’ is the latest offering from Sunroad and this one picks up right where this band left off and shows the progression and experience of these artists that make up Sunroad.Check out the brand new single ‘Empty Stage’ and get ready to rock as we bring you the new album from Sunroad. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jNMCV8JZVU
In closing let us also mention two other just released destined to be classic albums, for you thrash fans out there we just released a classic old school Christian thrash album from Ritual Servant which has also been getting tons of praise and accolades. Currently the new single ‘Seven Trumpets’ is at #7 on the Christian Music Weekly LOUD Charts! https://youtu.be/nK6SRO1zSMs If your a thrash fan you MUST pick this one up today!
To end this long update we also MUST share with you the return of FEAR NOT which was released in February and is destined to be on many year end Best of lists. The brand new EP entitled ‘For The Wounded Heart’ is out now! check out the single ‘Dont Want None (Come Get Some) and pick up your copy today! https://youtu.be/80VY_cvC-aU
Lots of great new music coming at you from Roxx Records and we are not about to stop! Still coming this year we have several new titles on our sub label No Life Til Metal Records and even more coming your way from Roxx Records be sure to visit www.roxxproductions.com and sign up on our email list to stay on top of all the killer Christian Metal you can hande!