Roxx Records in conjunction with Divine Metal Distro are ready to unleash their latest offering of Pure Metal from one of New Mexico’s finest Thrash Metal bands ever….

The MOSHKETEERS

Originally formed in the mid 80’s as a straight ahead heavy metal band and going by the name Rapture, the band released several demos, including ‘Vacation from Hell’ and ‘Die by the Sword’. The band toured with Barren Cross and shared the stage with many bands including Deliverance and Sacred Warrior. The band would eventually change their name in 1989 to the Moshketeers which would coincide with the bands full transition in to the growing thrash metal scene!

The Moshketeers independently releasing 2 cassette tapes including a 4 song demo and a full length release entitled ‘The Downward Spiral’. The band would begin touring and performing shows with many of metal’s finest bands including Testament, Deliverance, The Crucified and Vengeance Rising. The band continued off and on into the 1990s, releasing another cassette demo in 1997 with four new songs that were suppose to be from an upcoming full length album, that was never finished. The band continued to be open shows for many popular bands including P.O.D. and Ultimatum.

Rumors began flying in 1990 that the Moshketeers were signing with a major label. Rumors and speculations as to what happened have been around for years, but suffice it to say that it just never happened and the tapes would never see the light of day and the masters would be locked away for many, many years…until now!

The Moshketeers ‘The Downward Spiral’ will now see a full CD release, for the first time ever! Set to be completely restored and remastered and include several previously unreleased bonus tracks, including the rare 1997 demo.

The Moshketeers – The Downward Spiral (Remastered and Expanded)

The Downward Spiral
Sin
The Downward Spiral
Locked in Chains
Ye!
The Myth
Self Extinction
Epicurus
Posers of Deceit
Grease the Duck
Nightmares
The Life of Emptiness
BONUS TRACKS (Demos)

Ye! (1989 demo version)

Return  (1997 demo)

Death or Life  (1997 demo)
Thelo Agnoia  (1997 demo)
Take My Life  (1997 demo)

Packaged with completely brand new cover art, liner notes and much more!

This will surely become a collectors item as it is only being offered as a Limited Edition of 1000 piece pressing not to be released again!

If your lucky enough to get in on the special pre-order you are also going to get your hands on a bonus disc containing the whole Rapture ‘Vacation from Hell’ demo also completely remastered and expanded to include bonus tracks! Only the first 100 orders will be lucky enough to get one of the 2 disc sets so get your orders in Fast!

BONUS DISC (1989 Vacation From Hell ‘Expanded’ demo)
America
Suicidel
Murder for a Prophet
Locked in Chains
Forgotten Faces
The Ballad
Deception
Locked in Chains

And for a VERY Limited time a Special Extremely Limited Edition Retro T-Shirt from The Moshketeers is being offered individually or as part of a package! T-Shirt orders will only be taken until May 30th only so get in early for one of these classic retro T-Shirts! Orders shipping this July!

Visit www.roxxproductions.com or www.divinemetaldistro.com for full details and to be one of the first ones to get in on the pre-order!

Roxx Productions www.roxxproductions.com www.roxxrecords.com www.myspace.com/roxxproductions www.myspace.com/roxxrecords www.strictlystryper.com

Features

Comrades 2020

Becoming Comrades

The trio of Comrades – husband and wife Joe and Laura McElroy alongside drummer John Gaskil – is used to living in a van and touring the country. Now, their new normal has provided them with a moment to "be adults" for once. We recently sat down with the McElroys to talk more about the spiritual reality within life, how soon they'll be able to release new music, and how koalas are their new normal.

By

Photo by Quinsey Sablan

Full Feature
Tigerwine 2020

A Disparate Vintage

On Tigerwine's latest, 'Nothing is for You,' vocalist and lyricist Trobee departs from the band's last effort as a concept record to write about an array subjects. Notably, Trobee tackles his evolution from rigid belief system to an acceptance and understanding of other ideas: "Through touring and becoming close with those very people I was taught to be afraid of, I realized how untrue it all is."

By

Full Feature
HM covers from over the years

HM Magazine Turns 35

In 1985, Doug Van Pelt photocopied a letter-sized sheets of paper, bound them together, and handed them out in person on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin. It's all digital now, but, along the way, Van Pelt stirred up quite a few waves, played some seriously heavy music, and made a few friends along the way. Here: A quick look back at the magazine's 35-year history with Van Pelt and new owner, David Stagg.

By

Full Feature
All Features