SUFFERING OF TOMORROW + DAYS OF DESTRUCTION (2 LP in 1 CD)

by PETE AND ROYCE

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    The first two albums of Greek progressive underground legends Pete & Royce (“Suffering of Tomorrow” and “Days of Destruction”) on one authorised factory pressed deluxe CD. Both these nearly impossible to find progressive albums, that were originally released in 1980 and 1981 respectively in Greece as limited private editions, are mastered by members from the original line-up of the band, offering a vivid and authentic “close-to-analog” sound.

    Re-issue producer: Christos Tsanakas.

    It is a very special limited edition of 500 copies, with a deluxe gatefold silver-foil embossed/textured cover and big art-poster.

    Includes unlimited streaming of SUFFERING OF TOMORROW + DAYS OF DESTRUCTION (2 LP in 1 CD) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    Musicbazz Corporation, a firm providing a means for users to buy, sell or trade items on the Internet, proudly announces the creation of Musicbazz Records. Focusing on avant underground music -being progressive rock, psychedelia, experimental, space rock, modern electronics etc- we are scheduling only official CD & LP releases.
    Our debuting release is the reissue of the first two albums of Greek progressive underground legends Pete & Royce (“Suffering of Tomorrow” and “Days of Destruction”) on one CD. It is a very special limited edition of 500 copies, with a deluxe gatefold silver-foil embossed/textured cover and big art-poster. Re-issue producer: Christos Tsanakas.
    Both these nearly impossible to find progressive albums, that were originally released in 1980 and 1981 respectively in Greece as limited private editions, are mastered by members from the original line-up of the band, offering a vivid and authentic “close-to-analog” sound.
    Pete & Royce are considered as one of the top and totally unique psych/progressive rock bands coming from Greece. Wired around Panagiotis “Pete” Tsiros, during the late ‘70s through to the early ‘80s, Pete & Royce offered to the European prog underground scene an astounding blend of trippy moods and moves: flashy melodies, hard guitar biting-fuzz, night crawling rhythms, mystifying electronic shifts and strange lyrics like oracles from an unknown book of Apocalypsis (very compatibly, two key members of another top progressive Greek group named Apocalypsis were also involved importantly in the recordings of Pete & Royce, the keyboardist Vasilis Dertilis and the vocalist Giannis Palamidas). Both albums of Pete & Royce are internationally sought after for their dreamy Pink-Floydian atmosphere, the brilliant vocals and guitars of Tsiros himself, the topnotch fiery interplay of all the participating musicians (especially of the key member, keyboardist and co-composer, Vasilis Ghinos) and the rarer but equally mind-blowing cosmic funk moments.
    After three decades of waiting, we all now have the privilege to enjoy these two thrilling private LPs, put together in a fully authorized and top quality CD reissue. Finally, a monstrous collector’s dream has become a reality!
    Upcoming releases will be distributed through the Musicbazz Corporation web site (http://www.musicbazz.com) plus worldwide acknowledged retailers and distributors.
    On the rear side of the big poster (with extremely rare photos of PETE & ROYCE) there is this"manifesto", written by the Executive Producer of this official international release, Christos Tsanakas (Tsanakas Archives Foundation): Absence is not the matrix of gloriousness. Uniqueness is. And this is exactly the case with the cult Greek band Pete & Royce and their sought after trippy “spaced out” rock saga. The best progressive rock band in Greece (of any era) and one of the top ones globally (of any era), three decades after its disappearance, is “back” to prove at least that the idiosyncratic and intuitive street forms of beauty live forever. Probably this is the proper time warp for lost heroes like Pete & Royce to jump out of the cosmic oblivion and definitely prove the indisputable reality that sparks in the core of their glorious mythological status or, simply, to confirm their oracles for today!
    Finally, the two DIY, pioneer-spirited and rare as hen’s teeth LPs of Pete & Royce, “Suffering of Tomorrow” (1980, their absolute masterpiece) and “Days of Destruction” (1981, an arc of their most appealing songwriting uplifted to Pink-Floydian quality levels), both self-financed and strictly limited PRIVATE editions, are now legally available side by side in a very carefully produced CD (the first ever international edition, authorized by Panagiotis “Pete” Tsiros himself, the mighty leader of Pete & Royce). This digital time-capsule is tenderly mastered to preserve in detail and without any kind of “corrections” the original vinyl sound (sadly, the master tapes have been lost). As a vinyl fetishist myself and executive producer of this CD reprint of these two mind-blowing albums, I had as my main concern and responsibility to give and secure a strict rigid guidance to our highly experienced technicians (among the top experts in the world): “Please, avoid any common digital treachery, like the so called “compressed” technique or any “advanced” re-mastering, and use your know-how and the highest available sound technology just in order to preserve -with laser accuracy- the wide information my mint vinyl copies have stored so elegantly”.
    And exactly this happened, offering us at last a crystal clear, very deep and wide, “re-vinylised” digital spectrum of pure rock energy. If you are lucky enough to have the too rare original vinyls, you could easily recognize the success of our efforts. If you don’t, you will just feel it, enjoying these one-off songs (raw enough but juicy and really genius achievements, all recorded during a handful of over-busy, low-rent and exhaustedly empathic nights!), this advanced rock art of the breathless workouts Pete (Tsiros) and the Royce gave away “instantly”, without even imagining that their fiery complex oeuvre was meant to be a (sometimes sharp, sometimes dreamy) example of a fight against phoniness and compromise. Even today, every time I meet the original members of the group, I have the same solid impression of uncompromised, really rocking and unique, characters, as alive and exceptional as their unwrinkled and one-of-a-kind music, this monster collective sound that wraps –mainly- the key music ideas of a very gifted songwriter, guitarist and vocalist, Panagiotis Tsiros, the front-man and the brain of Pete & Royce (also a professional icon painter). “Pete was to Pete & Royce what Fripp was to King Crimson”, stated to me Panos Gekas, a famous multi-keyboard wizard and the latest member of the group, who replaced the mighty Vasilis Ghinos as the right hand of Tsiros in the “unknown” -criminally underrated- third LP of Pete & Royce, an album full of pulsating cosmic funk rock, not drained of progressive complexities and sci-fi sound details!
    So, yes indeed, Pete & Royce were a “pack” of hip underground musicians “wired” around Tsiros, giving flesh and blood to his orgiastic rock vision, a blend of trippy space instrumental explorations, hard guitar biting-fuzz explosions, spontaneous communal freak-outs, strong flashy melodies, heart throbbing rhythm-bones, mystical electronic shifts and strange lyrics like oracles from an unknown book of Apocalypsis (very compatibly, two key members of another top progressive Greek group named Apocalypsis were also involved importantly in the recordings of Pete & Royce, the keyboardist Vasilis Dertilis and the vocalist Giannis Palamidas). What better dream to ask for in the rock desert of a dizzy post-junta and pre-socialistic ‘70s era in this eastern suburbia of the West World? Though, then, only a few shared the same gut feeling about the “suffering of tomorrow” and the coming “days of destruction” -Greece’s dystopian present!- with Panagiotis Tsiros and his league of topnotch neuromancers.
    Suffering of Tomorrow (1980 LP, private edition – 500 copies)
    1. Flickering Light (Tsiros)
    2. It’s so Unreal (Tsiros)
    3. Flowers (Tsiros)
    4. Suffering of Tomorrow (Ghinos)
    5. Time (Tsiros)
    6. Years Before (Tsiros)
    a. Maybe
    b. Face of the Moon
    c. Round Your Grave
    Days of Destruction (1981 LP, private edition - 500 copies)
    7. It’s up to You (Tsiros)
    8. Am I Mistaken (Tsiros – Ghinos)
    9. Don’t Break Down (Tsiros)
    10. Who Cares (Tsiros – Ghinos)
    11. Dream (Tsiros)
    12. You Make me Feel (Tsiros)
    13. Give me the Wings to Fly (Tsiros)
    14. Long Time Ago (Tsiros)
    15. Passing Another Day (Tsiros – Ghinos)
    16. Days of Destruction (Tsiros)
    ... more

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  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 9 Pete & Royce, Euchar and other underground heroes releases available on Bandcamp and save 30%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of WHAT IS LOVE, GOD BLESS AMERICA! HEAVY METAL U​.​S. RARITIES VOL. ΙΙ, GOD BLESS AMERICA! HEAVY METAL U.S. RARITIES VOL. I, NIGHTBIRD & EXOTIC DEMOS, MUSIC TO WASH DISHES BY (DEMO/Brainwave Music), COSMIC AVANT GARDE, SUFFERING OF TOMORROW + DAYS OF DESTRUCTION (2 LP in 1 CD), DAYS OF DESTRUCTION + DEMO TAPES, and 1 more. , and , .

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The first two albums of Greek progressive underground legends Pete & Royce (“Suffering of Tomorrow” and “Days of Destruction”) on one authorised factory pressed deluxe CD. Both these nearly impossible to find progressive albums, that were originally released in 1980 and 1981 respectively in Greece as limited private editions, are mastered by members from the original line-up of the band, offering a vivid and authentic “close-to-analog” sound.

Re-issue producer: Christos Tsanakas.


This is a very special limited edition of 500 copies, with a deluxe gatefold silver-foil embossed/textured cover and big art-poster.

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released March 7, 2014

Musicbazz (zz001) - Copyright: Pete Tsiros & Christos Tsanakas.

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Pete & Royce, Euchar and other underground heroes Athens, Greece

PETE & ROYCE were one of the few local progressive bands operating in the greek late 70s underground scene. Led by painter Panayiotis Tsiros, they have made a name in the underground network, based on lengthy "hazy" concerts and an uncompromising underground attitude through pink floydian soundscapes. They released two LPs as private editions of 500 copies each. ... more

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