Jack Starr's debut solo album, "Out of the Darkness," marked a pivotal moment in the career of the American guitarist, released in 1984. This French 12" LP Vinyl Album boasts a rare edition featuring a captivating and alluring album cover. The blend of Starr's musical prowess and the distinctive allure of the cover makes this release a noteworthy gem for collectors and enthusiasts alike.

This web page has photos of album covers, inner sleeves, record labels together with production details, musicians and track-listing.


Front Cover Photo Of JACK STARR - Out Of The Darkness From France 12" LP Vinyl Album

Music Genre:

Heavy Metal 
Production information:

The album: "JACK STARR - Out of the Darkness" was produced by: Carl Canedy and Jack Starr

Carl Canedy a highly respected figure in the world of heavy metal music. He is best known as the drummer and co-founder of the American heavy metal band, The Rods. Canedy has been an influential figure in the genre for several decades, and his contribution to the heavy metal music scene has been widely recognized by fans and musicians alike.


Canedy was born on 25 August 1955, in Syracuse, New York, and grew up in a musical family. His father was a saxophonist and his mother played the piano, so it's no surprise that Canedy developed a passion for music at a young age. He started playing the drums when he was just ten years old and soon realized that he had a talent for it. By the time he was a teenager, he was already playing in local bands and quickly made a name for himself in the music scene.

In 1979, Canedy co-founded The Rods, along with guitarist David “Rock” Feinstein and bassist Garry Bordonaro. The band was known for its energetic live performances and its blend of classic rock and heavy metal elements. They quickly gained a loyal following and released their first album, "Rock Hard," in 1981. The album was well-received by fans and critics and was considered a classic in the heavy metal genre.

Throughout his career, Canedy has been known for his powerful drumming style, which has been described as aggressive, hard-hitting, and energetic. He has been a driving force behind The Rods’ sound, and his drumming has been an integral part of the band's success. He has also been praised for his musical versatility, as he is able to play a wide range of musical styles, from hard rock to heavy metal.

In addition to his work with The Rods, Canedy has also collaborated with a number of other artists and bands, including the legendary guitarist Ronnie James Dio. He has also been involved in several musical projects outside of The Rods, including recording sessions, live performances, and drum clinics.

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Chris Bubaz, Denny McNernfy

Chris "Dr Metal" Bubacz, born on 12 April 1955, is a renowned sound engineer who made a significant impact on the Heavy Metal scene of the 1980s. With his exceptional talent and dedication to achieving the perfect sound, he became a driving force behind the success of several influential bands, including Metallica, Anthrax, and Znöwhite.

Born and raised in a small town in the United States, Bubacz developed a deep passion for music at an early age. Fascinated by the technical aspects of sound and recording, he spent countless hours experimenting with audio equipment, building his own amplifiers, and dissecting albums to understand their production techniques.

Bubacz's journey into the world of Heavy Metal began in the late 1970s when he moved to a bigger city to pursue a career in sound engineering. He started working at a local recording studio, learning the ropes of the profession and honing his skills. His dedication and keen ear for detail quickly earned him a reputation as a rising talent.


In the early 1980s, Bubacz's path crossed with Metallica, an emerging force in the world of Heavy Metal. Impressed by his technical expertise and passion for the genre, the band invited him to work on their second studio album, "Ride the Lightning." Bubacz's contribution to the album's sound proved to be transformative, capturing the raw energy and aggression that became synonymous with Metallica's early years.

Following the success of "Ride the Lightning," Bubacz's reputation soared, and his services were in high demand within the Heavy Metal community. Bands like Anthrax and Znöwhite sought out his expertise to achieve the perfect sonic landscape for their albums.

With his meticulous attention to detail and innovative recording techniques, Bubacz played a crucial role in shaping the sound of each band he worked with. He had a remarkable ability to capture the intensity of live performances while maintaining clarity and balance within the recordings.

During his tenure as a sound engineer, Bubacz worked on numerous groundbreaking albums, including Metallica's "Master of Puppets," Anthrax's "Among the Living," and Znöwhite's "Act of God." These albums not only became influential within the Heavy Metal genre but also helped solidify Bubacz's status as one of the most sought-after sound engineers of the era.

Bubacz's work extended beyond the recording studio. He often accompanied bands on tour, ensuring their live performances matched the sonic excellence of their studio albums. His commitment to quality and his ability to adapt to different venues and equipment made him an invaluable asset on the road.

Despite his tremendous success, Bubacz remained humble and focused on his craft. He continued to explore new recording techniques, pushing the boundaries of what was possible within the Heavy Metal genre. His innovative approach to sound engineering left an indelible mark on the music industry, inspiring countless aspiring sound engineers and musicians.

After the 1980s, Bubacz continued to work on various projects, collaborating with a wide range of artists across different genres. While his contributions to the Heavy Metal scene remain legendary, he proved his versatility by adapting his skills to diverse musical styles.

Chris "Dr Metal" Bubacz's pioneering work as a sound engineer in the 1980s cemented his place in Heavy Metal history. His dedication, passion, and unwavering commitment to capturing the essence of the genre through sound made him a highly respected figure in the industry. Today, his legacy lives on, influencing generations of musicians and sound engineers who strive to replicate his unparalleled contributions to the world of Heavy Metal.

This album was recorded at: Music America, Rochester - Bolognese Studio, Merrick, NY -

R.D. Liapakis - Mastering Engineer, Vocals

Record Label & Catalognr:

AXE Killer 7011

Media Format:

12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

1985 Made in France
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: JACK STARR - Out of the Darkness
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Jack Starr of Virgin Steel (Lead Guitars)
  • Rhett Forrester of Riot (Lead Vocals)
  • Carl Canedy of The Rods (Drums)
  • Garry Bordonard of The Rods (Bass)
  • Gary Driscoll ex-Rainbow (Drums)
  • Guest Performances by
  • Gary Driscoll - drums on "Lets get Crazy again"
  • Ned Meloni - bass on Odile
  • Emma Zale - Piano and strings on "Cant let you walk away" and "Odile"
  • Paul Kane - guitar harmonies and good vibes
  • Laura Kaye - vocal harmonies on "Can't let you walk away" and "Eyes of Fire"
Complete Track-listing of the album "JACK STARR - Out of the Darkness"

The detailed tracklist of this record "JACK STARR - Out of the Darkness" is:

    Track-listing :
  1. Concrete Warrior 04:17
  2. False Messiah 05:40
  3. Scorcher 01:52
  4. Wild in the Streets 02:34
  5. Can't Let You Walk Away 04:52
  6. Chains of Love 03:30
  7. Eyes of Fire 02:46
  8. Odile (Instrumental) 04:44
  9. Let's Get Crazy Again 03:26

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AXE KILLER RECORDS 7011 Record Label Details: © 1984-85 SACEM 7011