PROGAOR14: HEYOKA-Secret Rarities 1978-86 CD (LIMITED TO 300 COPIES - TEXAS ROCK DYAMONDS SERIES)
OUT 25th MAY!
The music you are now listening to represents the best of the remaining previously unreleased Heyoka recordings both live and studio. The original 1979 studio sessions were first presented as rough mixes to various people very close to the band at the time, and one of those people fortunate enough to have received one of the demo cassettes was living in Louisiana and was able to preserve that tape over the years. That cassette is the source for the 1979 studio sessions (released on Spirit of Revelation in their final form) herein, and provides a different perspective on the core songs of Heyoka as far as how they were mixed, the lead guitar takes, etc. The track “Moods” is quite the rarity, only recently re-recorded by the band, this song could be considered the last great prog-rock epic written and performed live but never properly recorded in the studio. This live recording of the track is the only surviving example of it from the active period of the band. The other tracks are gathered from various sources and give you more of a clear picture as to what the band was about both in the studio and live– playing their top caliber originals mixed with select covers, usually cuts by artists such as Pink Floyd, Rush, or Jethro Tull among others. Presented in a digipak with foldout mini poster-insert, limited to only 300 copies, all songs and alternate studio versions, are for the first time released on CD. First one in the Texas Rock Dyamonds Series.
File Under: Pomp Rock, Melodic Hard Rock, Progressive Hard Rock.
For fans of: Prism, Trillion, 70s Kansas, 70s Styx.
DR13: TALAN-Retroxxpective CD + 7" Vinyl SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION PACK - 100 Numbered Copies!
£25 (order from the website and get a promo photo of the band only on the first 25 copies for sale!)
Talan were formed around 1988, when Craig Ridsdale split from Samurai and Phil John from Preyer (and earlier, from Nightime Flyer). They recruited Steve Palmer on guitar, Adrian Bamford on bass and Paul Burnette who was in various Cardiff bands including Ashmata and a stint in Tredegar. That lineup stayed together for a couple of years, one demo tape was recorded which included invasion and 2 other tracks. Paul left and was replaced with fellow Cardiff singer Dave Evans who sung on the single. The band played mostly around the South Wales area but also played a few gigs in England. Dave, Adrian and Steve left after a year or two and were then replaced with Wayne Harding on vocals, Steve Cole on bass and Shane on guitar. This lineup recorded a few demo tapes over the next couple of years but also was playing quite a few covers in the set by then. The band split around 1992. Craig and Phil were playing in a covers band up until 2 years ago, called Joe Public.
Pack includes original rare 7" single and a CDr presented in card-wallet hand-numbered to 100 with the 7" songs and the 10 demo songs all remastered.
File Under: Melodic Metal, Heavy Metal, Hard Rock.
For fans of: Excalibur, Cloven Hoof, Slander and Samurai.
DR12: JOSEFUS-Not Dead Yet (Unreleased 1978 Studio Sessions & Live) CD £15
(LIMITED TO 300 COPIES - TEXAS ROCK DYAMONDS SERIES)
PROGAOR/DYAMOND ROXX Presents:
TEXAS ROCK DIAMONDS Series!
In partnership with label & publisher Shroom Angel in Texas, we present you a series of Texas Hard Rock, Prog and Melodic Metal bands that are destined to be future collectibles.
All releases are limited to 300 copies only and will be released mostly on 6-panel digipaks.
The first two to be out on the 13th of MAY are from Pomp/Hard Rock band HEYOKA and Texas Heavy Rock pioneers JOSEFUS. More info on the releases pages.
Coming in June: LIC & BELLADONNA.
During the summer and until the end of the year we will release also works for HOOKER, OZ KNOZZ, BLOWN FREE, BRAT, etc.
DR11: IRONHEART-Archives: Expanded Edition CD £12