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Sir Lord Baltimore: Complete Recordings 1970-2006 (HNE Recordings)

Brooklyn heavy metal trio Sir Lord Baltimore concocted a unique sound for its era, and became one of the founding fathers of the budding Heavy Metal genre. This three-disc collection rounds up their entire output in one handy collection that makes a case for their importance.

Warrior: Warrior II (HNE Recordings)

This two disc set upgrades a compilation released in 2017 that featured recordings from a brief project for musician Vinnie Vincent, who soon abandoned it to join KISS. This new set offers up higher quality versions of the material on the original compilation, as well as recordings that were long thought to have been lost yet were found after the album release.

Alcatrazz: Breaking The Heart Of The City: The Very Best of Alcatrazz (HNE Recordings)

Graham Bonnet’s early 80s metal band Alcatrazz shone brightly, but suffered from a rotating cast of guitarists–who would leave the young band to become very famous shortly thereafter. This three-disc set serves as a greatest hits package for a band that was truly great, and shows the band as one that had great potential.

Warrior: Warrior Featuring Vinnie Vincent (HNE Recordings)

Warrior was a brief-lived hard rock band that never really got past the formation stage. Its members would go on to greater things; this collection rounds up their complete studio recordings, instrumental demos, and a rehearsal tape; in these rough recordings, one senses a promising band–one whose members would soon go on to greater things.

Yngwie Malmsteen: Fire & Ice: Expanded Edition (HNE Recordings)

Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen’s sixth album was a frustrating listen; on one hand, it offered some fine explorations of his talents. On the other, it offered up hard rock productions that had become passé by the time of the album’s release. This reissue gives the listener a chance to reevaluate the album, twenty-five years on.

Screaming Trees: Dust: Expanded Edition (HNE Recordings)

In 1996, Screaming Trees released what would be their final album: a superbly produced album that found them shaking off the “grunge” tag. This expanded edition reminds just how good it was, while expanding it with a second disc of period b-sides and compilation tracks.

Bob Young: Back In Quo Country (HNE Recordings)

Songwriter Bob Young made a name for himself as an ongoing collaborator with British rock band Status Quo. Back In Quo Country released in 1986, is his sole solo album, and is a fine collection of countrified interpretations of his Status Quo work.

The Donnas: Spend The Night (HNE Recordings)

The reissue of The Donnas’ fine major label debut provides the opportunity for a rock critic apology.