NERGARD – Under Fire (SHY tribute) single released….

Norwegian all-star melodic metal act NERGARD is taking a break from recording the upcoming third album to pay tribute to the late Tony Mills (Shy, TNT). Mills, who sadly passed away on September 18, 2019 after battling cancer, was a legend in the melodic rock scene.


“I wanted to pay tribute to my friend Tony who was a great inspiration to me and an essential part of the Nergard camp during the early years,” says band leader Andreas Nergård. “I miss his unique songwriting skills, incredible voice and warmhearted personality. I wanted to celebrate his great career by covering one of the songs from Shy. I chose one of the deep cuts from the album Excess All Areas, called ‘Under Fire.’ The
song fits Nergard immensely and I am really proud of the version we did.”
For this tribute Andreas enlisted some top-notch vocalists; Nils K. Rue from Pagan’s Mind and Mathias Molund Indergård from Mindtech. Andi Kravljaca (Aeon Zen, Thaurorod) made his guitar debut with Nergard, handling both rhythm and lead guitars. Joining him on lead guitar is Stig Nergård (Tellus Requiem). The bass was handled by Victor Borge, who played with Tony Mills in TNT. Choir arrangements were made by David Åkesson (Qauentice) while Andreas himself handled the drums as always.
“I am so happy to have enlisted all these great musicians to join me in this tribute to the great Tony Mills,” Andreas comments. “All proceeds will go to Tony’s Children’s Cancer Cause. Tony said that no child should have to suffer like he did and I wholeheartedly support this cause.”

PINNACLE POINT – New album out in July…

PRESS RELEASE:

Escape Music is delighted and pleased to announce the release date for Pinnacle Point new album entitled “Symphony of Mind” 17 July 2020.

The album is Now available to pre-order from:

https://www.the-music-shop.net 

http://www.Escape-Music.com

Pinnacle Point is: Jerome Mazza: Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Keyboards
Torben Enevoldsen: Guitars, Keyboards
Rich Ayala: Guitars, Background Vocals
Valeria Pozharitskaya: Violin
Mark Prator: Drums
Takeaki Itoh: Bass
Howard Helm: Keyboards, Organ, synthesizer (Zon) John F Rodgers: Piano, Strings

Track list:
1. ASCENT TO THE POINT 3:17
2. SO ALIVE
6:53
3. WEIGHT OF THE WORLD
4:09
4. HERO
6:26 5. NEVER SURRENDER 4:37
6. IN THE WAKE OF HOPE
6:00
7. SHADOWS OF PEACE
6:06
8. BEYOND
5:20
9. NOTHING AT ALL
5:25
10. PRODIGAL
5:44
11. SYMPHONY OF MIND
7:06

Produced by Jerome Mazza, Maz Music Productions in association with Escape Music Executive Producers: Khalil Turk For Escape Music Ltd. Mixed by Jim Morris and Jerome Mazza Mastered by Tom Morris and Jerome Mazza Mixed & mastered at Morrisound Recording Studio, Florida, USA Logo and cover design by Eric Philippe

 

Pinnacle Point is a rock band whose music blends the sounds of Melodic Rock and Epic, Progressive, Symphonic Rock. The band’s 2017 debut album Winds Of Change climbed the album oriented rock charts and was voted top melodic rock album of the year for many rock music reviewers. The founding members are American lead singer, Jerome Mazza (Angelica, Outlaw Son solo album, and also featured as guest singer on Steve Walsh’s (x-Kansas) last album “Black Butterfly”, and Danish guitarist Torben Enevoldsen (Fate, Acacia Avenue, Section A). Their first hit from the Winds Of Change album titled “Damage Is Done” caught the attention of Escape Music boss, Khalil Turk Khalil had a few ideas and one of which was to involve Jerome Mazza to sing duet on “Born In Fire” with Steve Walsh. Khalil had discovered Jerome on youtube singing for the band “Pinnacle Point”. Jerome is also the voice behind the second album by Angelica and was honoured to be asked to sing a duet on the album with Steve and asked if he could contribute more. As Jerome has such a fantastic voice it was an easy decision to make and the result is explosive! The second Pinnacle Point album Symphony Of Mind blends the writing styles of Jerome Mazza, Torben Enevoldsen and American composer, Rich Ayala. Mazza went around the globe in search for the perfect violinist for their second album and after auditioning 16 players, found just the perfect fit in Valeria Pozharitskaya. A huge Neil Pert fan, the excellent prog drummer, Mark Prator on drums. On bass is the extraordinary Takeaki Itoh, beautiful piano playing by American pianist, John F. Rodgers as well as the sensational Howard Helm (Zon) on B3 and synth.

 

DAMNATION ANGELS – New Song ‘Fiber Of Our Being’ & Album Details Revealed…

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UK symphonic metal act DAMNATION ANGELS have revealed their new track ‘Fiber Of Our Being‘. The song is the title track of their impending third album, which is due for release on 31st July 2020. Hear DAMNATION ANGELS ‘Fiber Of Our Being

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The album is the first to feature vocal powerhouse Iggy Rod (Azeroth) and bassist Nic Southwood who joined after the release of the album “The Valiant Fire“. Alongside the release will be the bands first ever music video, directed by Sitcom Soldiers (The DarknessFeeder). 2020 promises to be their biggest year yet.

The new album can be pre-ordered here:

https://damnationangelsmerch.bigcartel.com/product/fiber-of-our-being-cd

Fiber Of Our Being‘ will also be available digitally worldwide via all major outlets on July 31st, 2020.

Track list:

1. More Than Human
2. Railrunner
3. Fiber Of Our Being
4. Our Last Light
5. Rewrite The Future
6. Fractured Amygdala
7. Greed And Extinction
8. Remnants Of A Dying Star
9. A Sum Of Our Parts

In 2020 DAMNATION ANGELS returns with their highly anticipated new album “Fiber Of Our Being” which was mixed and mastered by Scott Atkins at Grindstone Studios (Cradle Of FilthVaderAmon Amarth). The cover art was made by Sabercore23art.

DAMNATION ANGELS is:

William Graney – Guitas
Iggy Rodriguez – Vocals, Guitar
John Graney – Drums
Nic Southwood – Bass

 

LONERIDER – New album in process ….

According to Escape Music, LONERIDER are working on the sequel of their debut album.
The writing of new album (title still tba) is finished already and the production will take place later on this year.  

LONERIDER are:

Steve Overland: All vocals (FM / Shadowman / Solo artist)
Simon Church: Drums (Free / Bad Company)
Steve Morris: All Guitars and
 Keyboards (Ian Gillan / Heartland)
Chris Childs: Bass (Thunder / Tyketto)

www.Escape-Music.com

STEVE OVERLAND – Changing Times (lyric video) released….

Press release:

Escape Music and Steve Overland would like to dedicate this song to all Doctors, Nurses in frontline, and all the staff in Hospitals all over the world, whom are facing this difficult times with Pandemic Covid-19 virus and tribute goes to all Fathers, Mothers, Brothers , Sisters and all loved ones whom lost their battles from this virus.

SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL: 2020 EDITION CANCELLED…

PRESS RELEASE:

In the last few weeks we have been working hard investigating the possibilities to reschedule the 2020 festival from June to the end of the summer. For a while it looked doable, as we received a very positive response to the plan from artists, suppliers and collaborators. However, due to the unprecedented situation it has now become clear that cancelling is unavoidable. Instead we are now focusing our efforts towards 2021.
For many of you, our visitors, Sweden Rock Festival is one of the highlights of the year. The festival is also of great importance to a number of others, such as crew staff, suppliers, partners, associations, camp sites, hotels and more. A lot of people have been working hard for a very long time to prepare for another sold out event. Hence, we put a lot of energy and time into exploring alternative options. We are now taking all that hard work and enthusiasm and putting it towards 9-12 June 2021.
We promise to make next year’s festival the best one ever!
SRR
Associations and Sweden Rock heavy metal camp
Sweden Rock Festival has over 3,000 people working for the festival through a number of regional associations (sports clubs and similar). Each association is compensated by them invoicing Sweden Rock a fee based on the number of hours worked. For many of them, this money is the largest revenue post of the year and crucial for their operations. The associations do a fantastic job and their commitment is indispensable for the festival’s existence. We have therefore decided that even though this year’s festival is not taking place, we will pay full association fees to all the associations that we have agreements with and who also have an ongoing member activity all year round.
Together with our partner Studiefrämjandet, we also still aim to put together this year’s “Sweden Rock-kollo” – the summer camp for girls wanting to learn to play metal. However, it will take place at a later date and in accordance with the national health recommendations.
Ticket information
Tickets purchased for Sweden Rock Festival 2020 will now automatically be valid for the 2021 festival, but you will also be offered the option of receiving a refund.
By choosing to hold on to your ticket for 2021, you are helping the festival, and you are also helping us help the associations and the Sweden Rock metal camp. As a thank you for your support you will receive a gift card that gives you SEK 200 to use in our online merch shop.
Look out for an e-mail from Ticketmaster with further ticketing information very soon.
Finally, we would like to thank you for your support and understanding. We have the best audience in the world and we hope to see you all again 9-12 June 2021.

DAVE FRIDAY BAND – Second album due to release in July….(samples available)

Press Release:

Dave Friday Band has been gigging for 2 years now and still going strong.
Recently played the Melodic Rock Fest in Chicago with Heat. Treat, Adriengale and more. Have gigged with Y&T on multiple occasions, Tom Keifer, L.A. Guns, Enuff Z Nuff, Dokken, Ace Frehely and man many more.
Their debut release “Life Imitating Art” was released as an independent record and distributed in Europe and Japan and hit the sold out of it press.”Life Imitating Art” hit Multiple Top Ten Album of the year lists for 2017.
Dave Friday Band have signed with Lions Pride Music in 2019 and will release their follow up second album “Actions That Have Consequences” on July 30. 2020!
“The sound of the Dave Friday Band is a modern twist on the absolute best of the 80’s. Dave’s voice is insane and hits all the notes that made the 80’s an iconic era in rock n roll.
All the players in the Dave Friday Band are not only awesome musicians but they’re super rad dudes who know how to play to their audience on stage and on social media.
Lessons can be learned from these guys on how to serve your audience. The Dave Friday Band is a must see and hear.

LPM074 - Dave Friday - Actions That Have Consequences - (Info Sheet 2020)
Track list:
01) Sucker Punched,
02) Way Down That Road,
03) When It Gets Rough,
04) Just Something I Do,
05) How Does It Feel,
06) You Had Your Sumthin,
07) Created A Monster,
08) All Our Love From Heaven,
09) Come Crying To Me,
10) Love, Healing, Happiness,
11) Backyard Trash,
12) Losing Faith,
13) When Is Everybody,
14) Time Will Do The Talkin.


Dave Friday are:
Dave Friday – Vocals/Guitar
Stevie Loveless – Guitar
Saro Black – Drums
Hank Alva – Bass

Connect with Dave Friday:
http://davefridayband.com

Connect with Lions Pride Music:
http://www.tiny.cc/lionspridemusic
https://www.fb.me/lionspridemusic
https://www.instagram.com/lions_pridemusic
https://www.twitter.com/lionsmusicshop
https://www.youtube.com/lionspridemusic

5th MACHINE – Debut album in June…samples available

PRESS RELEASE:

Lion’s Pride Music made available samples from Brasilian’s melodic rockers 5th MACHINE debut album, set for release on June 29th.

LPM073 - 5th Machine - Back In Time - (Info Sheet 2020)

Track list:
01) 5th Machine
02) The Wind
03) The Song Of A Beggar
04) Mirrors And Bones
05) Until The End Of Time
06) Say No To Time
07) Home
08) Take Me Away
09) Dreaming Nights
10) For All The Young
11) Back In Time.

“This Locomotive will bring you straight back to the 80´s: A Hard ‘n’ heavy work full of memorable melodies,passionate guitar riffs, choruses and inspired harmonies that will lead the listeners to the an unforgettable Journey through sound, time and thought.”

Recorded during the Fall and winter 2019, the record is signed by the Brazilian producer Thiago Bianchi (Noturnall) will be released on June 2020.

5th Machine are:
Fábio Cabral (Vocals)
Guma (Guitars)
Tiago Fusco (Guitars)
Carol Fusco (keyboards)
Eder Zavanella (Bass)
Boris Boroski (Drums)

Connect with 5th Machine:
https://www.facebook.com/5thmachine
https://www.instagram.com/5th_machine