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The Roxx Biography

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The Roxx discography

The Roxx biography

There was always something mysterious surrounding the band and lead singer Billy Itch, who covers the unbelievable range of 4 octaves. The Roxx concerts are a demonstration of first class handmade music, as well as shows worth to watch. Billy doesn`t mind to be compared with Rob Halford: »It is a pleasure and honour to me. He is one of the best rock singers worldwide. In former years it was Ian Gillan, now it`s Rob Halford. People always need that kind of comparisons ...«. The first period of The Roxx started in 1984 with legendary show concerts. Today the first edition of The Roxx 1st album “Sugar & Spice” from 1986 with its remarkable plastic-bubble cover is a high priced collector´s item. Songs like ON THE ROXX, BOY BITCH and VR ALIEN 2U were standard reportoire of the DJs and can be heard on the collection Munich City Nights as well. “Sugar & Spice” was followed by Watch us Cum (been badly modified and bootlegged as “Get it Hot” all over Europe and Russia as well; in Russia rumours were spread that “Get it Hot” is a project of Rob Halford and Metallica`s bass player Jason Newstead; many people there still don`t know that The Roxx is The Roxx). The following album “Chills Down Your Spine” (1989) was never released, as Animale, the guitar player, died from cancer. This marked the end of The Roxx first period. Animale was followed by L.X. Gaitanides, who is in the band up to now.

In the second period The Roxx became more of a heavy metal band. Billy Itch´s creativity in song-writing, the enourmous technical variability of the new guitar hero L.X. Gaitanides, combined with the straight power of Mr. Sudden on the drums made the new style of The Roxx. Bass players changed. Sex & Roxx & Rock 'n' Roll Part I and Sex & Roxx & Rock 'n' Roll Part II were the next albums to be released (1990). The wonderful ballade “Maybe” made it into the charts and can be heard on Part II. The limited vinyl EP Wild Thing (960 copies) hat an empty B-side! The 1992 album No Sole Messiah ! showed the peak of The Roxx stylistic variability. Indian sitars, Dixieland banjos, gothic elements combined with heavyrock classics left the listener impressed and surprised.

The 1994 live album “Wild Things Live” marks the begin of a longer break. Everyone who saw The Roxx real live can`t help one eye from laughing and the other from crying when listening to Wild Things Live. The 1995 album “Dominator” was never finished. Only a few bootlegged rough mixes found their way to the fans. The musicians went their own ways in several bands and music projects for the next decade.

The 20th anniversary of “Sugar & Spice” remarks the beginning of the third band period. The anniversary was reason enough to reunion the band with B.Itch, L.X. Gaitanides, F. Sudden and the new face on the bass Martin Motnik. Billy: »We performed some songs and nothing was missing. The magic, the creativity, the power.«. After the first rehearsal two new songs were finished. These songs can be heard on the EP CD Trigger/RIP and keeps the fans hungry for the new CD “Word Of Mouth” to be released in 2007. The fantastic reunion show at Munich Metropolis Music Hall on December 15th 2006 was recorded live on DVD. The reunion DVD will be released soon as well. The B.ITCH is back!


The Roxx discography

The Roxx biography

There was always something mysterious surrounding the band and lead singer Billy Itch, who covers the unbelievable range of 4 octaves. The Roxx concerts are a demonstration of first class handmade music, as well as shows worth to watch. Billy doesn`t mind to be compared with Rob Halford: »It is a pleasure and honour to me. He is one of the best rock singers worldwide. In former years it was Ian Gillan, now it`s Rob Halford. People always need that kind of comparisons ...«. The first period of The Roxx started in 1984 with legendary show concerts. Today the first edition of The Roxx 1st album “Sugar & Spice” from 1986 with its remarkable plastic-bubble cover is a high priced collector´s item. Songs like ON THE ROXX, BOY BITCH and VR ALIEN 2U were standard reportoire of the DJs and can be heard on the collection Munich City Nights as well. “Sugar & Spice” was followed by Watch us Cum (been badly modified and bootlegged as “Get it Hot” all over Europe and Russia as well; in Russia rumours were spread that “Get it Hot” is a project of Rob Halford and Metallica`s bass player Jason Newstead; many people there still don`t know that The Roxx is The Roxx). The following album “Chills Down Your Spine” (1989) was never released, as Animale, the guitar player, died from cancer. This marked the end of The Roxx first period. Animale was followed by L.X. Gaitanides, who is in the band up to now.

In the second period The Roxx became more of a heavy metal band. Billy Itch´s creativity in song-writing, the enourmous technical variability of the new guitar hero L.X. Gaitanides, combined with the straight power of Mr. Sudden on the drums made the new style of The Roxx. Bass players changed. Sex & Roxx & Rock 'n' Roll Part I and Sex & Roxx & Rock 'n' Roll Part II were the next albums to be released (1990). The wonderful ballade “Maybe” made it into the charts and can be heard on Part II. The limited vinyl EP Wild Thing (960 copies) hat an empty B-side! The 1992 album No Sole Messiah ! showed the peak of The Roxx stylistic variability. Indian sitars, Dixieland banjos, gothic elements combined with heavyrock classics left the listener impressed and surprised.

The 1994 live album “Wild Things Live” marks the begin of a longer break. Everyone who saw The Roxx real live can`t help one eye from laughing and the other from crying when listening to Wild Things Live. The 1995 album “Dominator” was never finished. Only a few bootlegged rough mixes found their way to the fans. The musicians went their own ways in several bands and music projects for the next decade.

The 20th anniversary of “Sugar & Spice” remarks the beginning of the third band period. The anniversary was reason enough to reunion the band with B.Itch, L.X. Gaitanides, F. Sudden and the new face on the bass Martin Motnik. Billy: »We performed some songs and nothing was missing. The magic, the creativity, the power.«. After the first rehearsal two new songs were finished. These songs can be heard on the EP CD Trigger/RIP and keeps the fans hungry for the new CD “Word Of Mouth” to be released in 2007. The fantastic reunion show at Munich Metropolis Music Hall on December 15th 2006 was recorded live on DVD. The reunion DVD will be released soon as well. The B.ITCH is back!