Hello! It is now the beginning of April and Retrospect is pleased to announce much great news. The company continues to grow with more and more retailers stocking our products around the world. Our releases are being played on the radio in half a dozen countries and the hits on the website have more than tripled in the last 3 months. Thanks to all the true fans of melodic rock / AOR who have made this happen. Retrospect also has A & R reps in various parts of the world and are always on the look out for obscure material. Retrospect?s merger with a formidable Japanese label is also now complete and you will see the first release as a result of that merger within weeks. The band ENTICE will kick off Retrospect?s subsidiary RetroThrash very soon.
Defcon has officially sold out of their first pressing and as a result of the huge demand for their work , we are re-issuing 1,000 units of their album which will include 2 bonus tracks , lyrics and pics. Congratulations guys! I?m sure the first press will turn into a nice collectors item. The release of Defcon ?2? is also in the works so watch out for that!!
In other Defcon news , Tony Artino and Nick LePar have been kind enough to allow Retrospect to re-issue their pre-Defcon band?s album DREAMSTREET (1986) which includes the vocalist of Breathless and The Innocent. A fantastic slice of AOR.
Mariah and Manila Thrills are also selling mighty well and we?ll also see releases Mariah ?3? and post-Manila Thrills band Hairy Scary (1992) in the coming weeks.
Other signings and releases slated for April....
The Action "Louder Than Words" - 1986 AOR
Strike - 1984 - Melodic Hard Rock
Cracked Actor - 1989 Female Fronted AOR
Weapons - Captive Audience and Second Thoughts (both are cd/dvd sets) AMAZING Melodic Metal from 1986-1990
Herazz - self-titled release from 1987 and Boogeyman (1995) - Hair Metal
AZ.U.R. - 1994 - Melodic Hard Rock
Klimax - 1989 - Hair Metal
Axtion - Look Out For The Night - 1985 - It?s taken a while but this sucker is ready to rock!!
XL New York - 1985-1990 - KILLER Melodic Hard Rock / AOR
O?Dette - 1989 - Hair Metal like Defcon!
Nasty Black - 1993 - Melodic Hard Rock from Canada
STIT - 1990 - Hair Metal
Sharx - 1985 - Foreigner / Toto style AOR with amazing vocals
Slam Savvy - 1991 - Hair Metal
Stranger - Live album - now Retrospect will carry the ENTIRE Stranger catalog!!
Blind Gypsy - 1994 - One of the best Melodic Hard Rock indies EVER.
Saylor - early 90s Melodic Hard Rock
Tyger Tyger - 1993 - Melodic Hard Rock / Hair Metal from Florida
Strike Force - 1990 - Fantastic Melodic Hard Rock / Metal from the midwest
Tainted Angel "A Little Heaven" - Hair Metal / Glam
Herman Rarebell "now and then".
That?s right folks , Mr Herman Rarebell of the Scorpions has signed with Retrospect Records and we are bringing to you a CD/DVD set that will include the entire Herman ze German and friends album plus lots of new bonus tracks plus an in-depth interview and rare concert footage of the Scorpions direct from Herman?s vault. This one is going to be HUUUUGE.