‘Tokyo (via Zoom)’ is a celebration of the release of the new 42-track compilation album ‘The Official New Wave Of Classic Rock – Volume One’ – a true snapshot of the thriving emerging UK Classic Rock scene today.
Lancashire rock band Massive Wagons has teamed up with ‘New Wave Of Classic Rock’ (NWOCR) Facebook Group for this initiative with a mission of raising funds to help the bands get back on their feet and back on the road as we move towards normality. Proceedings from the album sales will go to the 42 bands featured on the album.
The bands bring us a hell-raising rendition of Massive Wagons’ defiant sing-a-long anthem ‘Tokyo’. Filmed and reworked entirely remotely, this is a true snapshot of the times and a memento of what has been a turbulent year for all of the bands involved and the music industry in general.
Over the past few years, hard rock has seen a revival, with bands such as Massive Wagons charting in the top 10 of the ‘Official UK Albums Chart’, mid pandemic. Mason Hill and The Dust Coda have also landed top 30 albums this year. As well as these bands, the album also features Phil Campbell (ex Motörhead guitarist), blues sensation Elles Bailey and southern rockers Bad Touch.
What started as a Facebook Group, ‘New Wave Of Classic Rock’ has now officially been recognised as a music genre on Spotify to encompass the recent revival of new classic rock bands across the UK and beyond. Think modern AC/DC, Guns and Roses and Mötley Crüe.
Massive Wagons frontman Baz Mills, says, “It blows my mind how fast the NWOCR thing has grown! It’s literally exploded! They shine a real bright light on new bands all over the world, and it’s a real honour to be a part of this official NWOCR compilation album!”
‘The New Wave Of Classic Rock – Volume 1’ 2CD compilation album is available to pre-order now and will be officially released 23rd July 2021.
Pre-order the album: www.nwocr.com