XYZ is the 1989 self-titled debut album released by the mid-1980s American glam metal band XYZ. There were two hits off the album; "Inside Out" and "What Keeps Me Loving You". The album was a moderate success, charting at No. 99 on the Billboard 200. There were two music videos made for the songs "Inside Out" and "What Keeps Me Loving You" which both aired on MTV between 1989 and 1990.
In the first installment of his new Photoshop Extended One-on-One series, Deke McClelland covers the basic techniques for working with 3D in Photoshop, showing how to create textured type and drawing objects that can be manipulated in 3D space. The course covers creating 3D type with Repoussé; moving, scaling, and rotating objects along the X, Y, and Z axes; applying materials to create believable textures; adding realism with lighting, shadows, and contrast; and more. Exercise files are included with the course.
XYZ frontman Terry Ilous, has gone back into his archives and discovered eighteen songs that the public has never had a chance to hear. "Forbidden Demos 1985/1991" contains five of the songs from the original line-up and unreleased or slightly different recordings from earlier recordings. From the unreleased tracks, the "High Life", "You Got Me Wrong" and "Made For Love" are fantastic hard rock, with catchy choruses, songs in the vain of XYZ's first two releases. Overall this is a great collection that takes you through XYZ's formative years.
XYZ have returned with another killer release, too bad it was recorded under such tragic circumstances. Vocalist Terry Ilous wrote and dedicated this album to his son, who unfortunately passed away late last year. Ilous and drummer Paul Monroe are the only remaining members from the band’s original heyday, but Mark Diglio co-wrote several songs so there is no mistaking that this is an XYZ disc–and what a disc it is! The beauty of "Letter To God" is the fact that it contains something for everybody–80’s sounding rockers, an updated XYZ sound, heartfelt ballads and even reworking of two classic tunes.
"Hungry" is the second studio album recorded by the metal band XYZ. The album was released on September 3, 1991. The songs have a slight bluesy vibe, though for the most part "Hungry" is an album of straight forward, no-frills, hard rock and roll. Solid album that came out at the tail end of pop metal's popularity. Axe Killer (French label) release of "Hungry", remastered and available in Europe for the first time in 1999, including the bonus track "Two Wrongs Can Make A Right". There's a noticeable improvement in sound and balance to enjoy this very good American Hard Rock CD. For fans of Firehouse, Steelheart, White Lion and Warrant.