Crossforce – Track Listing Announced

Roxx Records is pleased to announce the final track listing for their Limited Edition release from Crossforce! The CD will consist of the long lost and previously unreleased cassette only 6 song demo tape simply entitled ‘Crossforce’ originally released in 1986 making it the 25th Anniversary of this recording. As well as the never before released demo entitled the ‘Frontline demo’ recorded in 1987 and made only to send to former Frontline Records Exec Jimmy Kempner in an effort to get the band signed to the label. Rounding out this special CD collection is a long lost practice session version of ‘Rockin til the Final Day’ the bands anthem song!

TRACK LIST

1)       Tomorrow will come (86 Demo)

2)       Our Father (86 Demo)

3)       Smoke Filled Room (86 Demo)

4)       Out of the darkness (86 Demo)

5)       Ready n Waiting (86 Demo)

6)       Rockin’ til the Final Day (86 Demo)

7)       Stompin in the streets (Frontline Demo 87)

8)       The Call (Frontline Demo 87)

9)       Heavens Door (Frontline Demo 87)

10)    It’s your life (Frontline Demo 87)

11)    Wait and see (Frontline Demo 87)

12)    The one who loves you (Frontline Demo 87)

13)    Weeping World (Frontline Demo 87)

14)    Rockin’ til the Final Day (Lost Practice Session 5-13-87)

Pre-orders have now begun and are available in your choice of 2 packages, the single disc version our the Deluxe Edition two disc version. Both versions will come with a Limited Edition guitar pick featuring  Roxx Records signature series guitar pick # 4 featuring Crossforce/Mercy/Krush lead guitarist Phil Castillo.

The 2 disc version will come with an exclusive bonus disc only available to the first 100 pre-orders. This disc will contain live tracks from a previously unreleased Crossforce show recorded in San Francisco in 1987 as well as long lost demo tracks from the band Mercy which was the band featuring Tony and Phil post Crossforce days. These demos and all of the live tracks have never been released.

Get in early on the pre-order once they are gone, they are gone and this is a special Limited edition pressing of only 500 copies. All pre-orders will ship to arrive on or before the official release date of September 6th 2011.

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Crossforce – Rockin’ til the Final Day – 25th Anniversary

Roxx Records is very proud to announce that they have unearthed another RARE Christian Metal Gem for the world to enjoy! We have signed an exclusive deal to be able to bring to you in a strictly Limited Edition format the long lost ‘Cassette’ only demo from one of San Francisco’s premiere Christian Metal bands… Crossforce!

Crossforce were a vastly underrated Metal Band from the San Francisco Bay Area. Melodic but heavy with simply GREAT songs and GREAT melodies! The band was led by a very young, energetic and very charismatic front man named Tony Krider who also played rhythm guitar and piano for the band and was a very versatile and talented musician. Unfortunately Tony would leave this world way to early in 2002, leaving us with his music to help fill the void.

Crossforce was also led musically by the fierce guitar playing of a young guitar virtuoso named Phil Castillo who would go on to play in many instrumental Christian Metal bands like Mercy and Krush! Tony would also become a part of Mercy alongside of Phil briefly after Crossforce had run it’s course, they would put out one more cassette only demo tape out under this name. The band was rounded out by Jeff Scott on bass, Mark Wrapley on keyboards and Mark Cassettari on drums and together they were Crossforce.

The band would play a couple of very seminal Christian Metal festivals in Southern Calidornia. They would play the first annual ‘His Festival’ and they would also be invited to play the very first Sanctuary sponsored Christian Metal Festival called ‘Metal Mardi Gras’. They would go on to print and sell 500 copies of their original demo tape in 1986, 25 years ago this year! Unfortunately despite a lot of buzz and interest in the band from several labels the band would never quite break out of the local scene and would never officially record or put out any other releases.

The bands demo tape would become a much sought after collectible reaching easily in to the $100 mark for an original copy on sites like eBay. The tape itself would never be reproduced or see the light of day again until now, despite the fact that the demo would be widely traded amongst collectors all over the world for years to come.

We are very excited to finally make this classic title available to the general public for the very first time EVER on CD.  But not only are we releasing the very first six track demo but after working with Phil Castillo from Crossforce as well as some close friends of the band from the bay area like former White Throne magazine cohorts Dave Johnson and Keven Crothers, we have unearthed an extremely rare demo tape that the band recorded live and in the studio to send exclusively to Frontline Records main man Jimmy Kempner. This audition tape has never been released and has never been heard outside of the close circle of friends and the band.

This collection is a true piece of Christian Metal history and you will get the chance to hear this demo for the very first time completely remastered and uncut with haunting intros and discussions from front man Tony Krider and the rest of the band as they sought their first record deal.

But if that still is not enough for you then you will want to get in early on the pre-order where the first 100 copies will come with an exclusive bonus disc featuring tracks from an unreleased Crossforce show and the original Mercy demo tape which has also never been released on CD!

Stay tuned to the Roxx Productions site at www.roxxproductions.com or the Roxx Productions facebook page at www.facebook.com/roxxproductions as we begin to unveil more details of this classic release piece by piece!