Frontiers Records have announced that they have secured a deal with the Los Angeles–based hard rock group BAD MOON RISING.
BAD MOON RISING released during the '90s three amazing hard rock albums that highlighted the talents of British singer Kal Swan and axeman Doug Aldrich (currently guitarist for WHITESNAKE). Both musicians were former members of LION, while bassist Ian Mayo and drummer Jackie Ramos (who joined after the first album was released) had played together in HERICANE ALICE and BANGALORE CHOIR. Prior to relocating from England to Los Angeles, Swan was the frontman of the NWOBHM band TYTAN.
The group's self-titled debut album, produced by Mack (QUEEN) was released in 1991 and features such luminaries as former UFO guitar-god Michael Schenker and Robin McAuley together with ex-QUIET RIOT and HOUSE OF LORDS bassist Chuck Wright and ex-HOUSE OF LORDS and ALICE COOPER drummer Ken Mary. The record was never released officially in Europe, even if it immediately gathered the status of a cult album.
1993 saw the release of the band's second album, "Blood", the most mature and ass-kicking hard rock effort, that is still today regarded as one of the classic hard rock highlights of the '90s. After Aldrich's debut solo album, BAD MOON RISING released their last album, "Opium For The Masses", which came out in different versions in Japan, France, Korea, USA and rest Europe. Each of them had its peculiar bonus tracks which are now finally resumed on the Frontiers reissue.
The triple CD set, entitled "The Full Moon Collection", shall feature the following tracklisting:
"Bad Moon Rising":
01. Hands On Heaven
02. If It Ain't Dirty
03. Without Your Love
04. Full Moon Fever
05. Lie Down
06. Old Flames
07. Built For Speed
08. Darkside From Babylon
09. Sunset After Midnight
10. Wayward Son
11. One Night In Tokyo (bonus track)
12. Alter Ego (bonus track)
01. Dangerous Game
02. Servants Of The Sun
03. Devil's Son (While Our Children Cry)
04. Blood On The Streets
05. Tears In The Dark
06. Heart Of Darkness
08. Till The Morning Comes
09. Time Will Tell
10. Remember Me
11. Sweet Satisfaction (bonus track)
12. Can't Wait Until Tomorrow (bonus track)
"Opium For The Masses":
01. Belligerant Stance
05. Into The Pit
08. Holy War
09. Summer Rain
11. Rivers Run Red (bonus track)
12. Underground (bonus track)
13. Crown Of Roses (bonus track)
14. Millwall Brick (bonus track)
All three CDs will be remastered and packaged in a luxury packaging with special notes written by Andrew J. McNeice of MelodicRock.com. The release date is set for July 4, 2005.