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.

 

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.

Mick Devine – New Single available / New album coming up…..

Mick Devine released the first single called “Strange Voices” out of his brand new solo album title ‘Hear Now”.
The album will be release on Escape Music Ltd on October 18th  2019 and can be pre-ordered  from ESCAPE MUSIC
On Guitars and Keys features Steve Morris (Lonerider / Heartland / Ian Gillan Band) and on Bass, Drums, Productions and mixed by Brian J Anthony (Lonerider / Steve Walsh / Overland).

Check the first single HERE

ALLIANCE – New Album out on MAY 24th & lyric video available…

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Escape Music is pleased and delighted to announce the return of Alliance with a brand new album Fire And Grace!

The album is set for release on MAY 24th and the first lyric video is already out!

Alliance are:

Robert Berry: All vocals, Bass and keyboards  (solo artist, 3, and GTR)

Gary Pihl: All Guitars (Boston and Sammy Hagar)

David Lauser: Drums (Sammy Hagar And The Waboritas)

 

Produced by: ALLIANCE
All Arrangements by: ALLIANCE
Recorded at: Soundtek Studios, Campbell, CA.
GP Studio Boston
Engineered and Mixed By: Robert Berry
Mastered By: Alan Douches
Cover Artwork and design by: Richard Jones at web-spaghetti, UK

Track listening:

1-DON’T STOP THE WHEEL TURNING 3:39
2- GOOD LIFE  4:03
3- UNCERTAIN 6:34
4- I’LL HAVE SOME OF THAT 4:43
5- FIRE AND GRACE 3:26
6- RAISE YOUR GLASS 3:24
7- TIME  4:38
8- REAL THING 4:33
9- REASON TO WALK AWAY 4:26
10- FAST FORWARD TO LAST NIGHT 3:13
11- CHANGE OF HEART 4:21
12- THE SAME 4:02
13*-YOU ARE THE HEROS 3:27
*bonus track with first pressing only

All songs: Winterlight Music ASCAP

VIANA – 2nd album out on JAN. 25th…..

Second album called “FOREVER FREE” from  the Italian guitarist, songwriter and producer STEFANO VIANA is set for release on January 25th, on ESCAPE MUSIC.

Stefano Viana has already caused a stir with his first album “Viana” (2017) which received very positive reviews. Following his passion with enthusiasm Stefano contacted singer and producer Bryan Cole (Giant, Steel City, solo artist) and started to work on new material. The music was recorded in a studio like in the “good old days” and this has made a great impact on the end result as the musicians have bonded and made a richer sound.

The new album features some great musicians such as Terry Brock and Francesco Marras and also boasts the talents of great American guitar player John Roth from Giant, Winger and Starship.
Including 10 strong tracks  with no filler, this album offer just great melodic hard rock played with passion and flair.

AMRS APPROVED : 9/10

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Track list:
1- Forever Free  4:15
2- In the name of Love 3:55
3- Heart of Stone 5:26
4- We can’t choose 3:38
5- Who do you think you are 4:39
6- Live Free or Die 4:15
7- Do you Remember 4:59
8- Friday Night 3:39
9- I Wanna tell you 4:19
10- We will never say goodbye 4:47

Bryan Cole – Lead Vocals / Backing vocals
(Giant, Steelcity, Marc Scherer and Jennifer Batton “Battlezone” and solo artist)

Stefano Viana – Guitars

Terry Brock – Backing vocals (duet on “Do you remember”)

Anna Portalupi – Bass  (Hardline, Terry Brock)

Adam Ernst  – Drums

Francesco Marras – Guitar

Pasquale India – Keyboards

 

Special Guest: John Roth (Winger, Starship), lead guitar on “Heart of Stone” and “Forever Free” and second solo part “Do you remember”

Mixed and Mastered by Alessandro Del Vecchio

Produced by Stefano Viana & Bryan Cole / vocals produced by Terry Brock

 

HEAVEN’s TRAIL – Debut album in October….

German metallers HEAVEN’s TRAIL will release their debut album called “Lethal Mind” via Escape Music on October 26th.

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Track List:
1 Lethal Mind (4.39)
2 Too Late (4.37)
3 Changes (5.03)
4 Carousel (4.35)
5 Feed my Soul (4.51)
6 On The Rise (4.28)
7 The Flame (4.59)
8 Walking in the shadows (5.28)
9 Voodoo (4.14)
10 King of Pain (3.44)
11 Simplified (4.25)

Heaven’s Trail is a brand new German Metal / Rock band formed by ex-Jaded Heart member Barish Kepic. Also in the line-up is another Jaded Heart member Michael Muller. These two respected musicians are joined by Masterplan members Kevin Kott on Drums and Vocalist Rick Altzi. So here we have an exciting new band that are made up of two of Germany’s finest Metal / Rock Bands. Barish Kepic is the principal songwriter and has arranged and produced all the songs on this exciting new album. With Brian Anthony twiddling the knobs then we are in for a real treat.

Their music is very powerful and hits home with great melodies and fantastic musicianship. Why not check out the video of “On the Rise” on you tube and get a taste of what these guys are all about. Make a date in your diary for October when this exciting album will be released, you won’t be disappointed.

Heaven’s Trail is:
Rick Altzi – Vocals (Masterplan, ex At Vance)
Barish Kepic – Guitars and Keyboards (ex-Jaded Heart, Powerworld, and Evidence One)
Michael Muller – Bass (Jaded Heart, ex-Mad Max)
Kevin Kott – Drums (Masterplan, ex At Vance)

Produced by Barish Kepic
Mixed and Mastered by Brian Anthony
Executive Producer Khalil Turk for Escape Music Ltd.

 

MASS – New album on May 25th….

Legendary hard rockers MASS will release their new album called “When 2 worlds collide” on May 25th from Escape Music.

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Track List:
Just Can’t Deny (3:56)
Only A Dream (4:15)
Falling In Love (4:56)
Alive (4:31)
Second Hand Rose (5:06)
Turn it Over (4:08)
Revenge for the Maiden (3:36)
Some Time Ago (4:35)
Stand Alone (4:01)
Time Marches On (4:52)
When 2 Worlds Collide (5:47)

Mixed and mastered by Brian J Anthony for Escape Music Ltd.
Executive Producer: Khalil Turk for Escape Music Ltd.
Artwork by: Nello Dell’Omo

Boston’s hard rock legends Mass have had numerous accomplishments over the years but most notably is the selling of over half a million albums worldwide!

Mass are legends in the USA and have a good strong following in Europe where they have released eight studio albums on labels such as A&M, RCA, Enigma and of course Escape Music. They have worked with such producers as Tom Allom (Judas Priest), Jon Mathias (Joe Cocker), Tony Platt (Cheap Trick / Led Zep) and Michael Sweet (Stryper) who has also contributed to this very release. They have toured with Scorpions, Cinderella, Molly Hatchet, Tesla, The Ramones, Kix, Vince Neil to name but a few….

Mass first started recording music in the early eighties and since then have released 7 studio recordings and with “When 2 Worlds Collide” this will be their 8th studio album. Their music can only be described as Melodic Hard Rock of the highest order; they certainly have a pedigree in this type of music and they hail from Boston too, home of the band of the very same name! In fact Louis from Mass has sung on the Boston album “Love, Life and Hope”.
Mass are an institution and if you are still unfamiliar with their music then this is a time to put things right. This new album is riddled with classic tunes that every melodic hard rock fan would want to hear if you love the hard edged US rock sound. These guys are the best in their field, go and check them out…

http://www.massrocks.com

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Line up:

Louis St August – Lead & Backing Vocals
Gene D’Itria – Guitars
Joey “Vee” Vadala – Drums & Percussion
Michael Palumbo – Bass & Vocals

Guests:
Jeremy Heussi – all keyboards, strings, etc / Michael Sweet – lead solo “Stand Alone”
Brian J Anthony: Mandolin, Acoustic Guitars, and Keyboards on Second Hand Rose

AMRS APPROVED:  9.5/10

 

 

Drive She Said – Re-releases “Real Life” ….

Drive She Said announced the rerelease of the album “Real Life” completely remixed and mastered. Release date is set to March 23d from Escape Music.

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Track list: : 1 Real Life  5:12 / 2 Stronger   5:33 / 3 We Live For Love  4:36 / 4 Whats it Gonna Take  4:22 / 5 Silverwhite   3:39 / 6 Overdrive    4:09 / 7 Find Your Place 5:10 / 8 All Your Heart   4:42 / 9 Hold Me    5:36 / 10 When WIll It Be Love 4:48 / 11 How Can I Be Sure 5:37 / 12 Always and Forever (Godz) / 4:43 / 13 Believe 4:45

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Drive, She Said is:
Al Fritsch– Vocals, Guitars, Bass
Mark Mangold- Keys and Background Vocals
Jonathan Mover- Drums

Produced by Mark Mangold and Al Fritsch

Re-Mixed in 2017 by Brian Anthony and Mark Mangold

Recordings engineered by Mark Mangold and Al Fritsch at Mariel’s Kitchen Studios, N.Y. and Jack’s House Studios, N.J.

Drums Recorded at Skyline Studios engineered by Jonathan Mover and Alex Olson.

Vocal Extravaganza Arrangements by Al

Artwork by Nello Del Omo

Cover Concept by Drive, She Said

DRIVE, SHE SAID is a melodic metal duo that has recorded 6 records.  Having started out on CBS in the U.S., made up of Mark Mangold and Al Fritsch, D,SS is known for their stellar vocals, anthemic songs and scathing musicianship

Mangold, a renowned keyboardist, and his creative partner in Drive, She said, the amazing singer/multi-instrumentist Al Fritsch, met in 1988 and started writing and paving the way for their acclaimed first album Drive, She Said on Columbia records. The band toured extensively, playing with such bands as FM, UFO and others, and performing at numerous Festivals.

In 2003 Mark and Al joined with drummer Jonathan Mover to create the album “Real Life”.

According to Mangold “When we started it was important to carve out an original sound, and hopefully also have a “hit.  We have always wanted to make our music totally over the top!  One of the favorite records we ever did is “Real Life” but the original release never sounded the way we wanted it to.  It has the walls of vocals, and musicianship, and hopefully anthemic, and sometimes progressive, songs we enjoyed doing and I am ecstatic that we were now able to remix and release it the way it was meant to be.   I am also happy that Al’s legacy is preserved as to listen to this record is to be surrounded by Al Fritch’s voice, playing and energy.”

Signal Red – Debut album out in Feb.2018

UK melodic rockers SIGNAL RED will release their debut album called “Under the Radar” on February 23d through Escape Music.

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Signal Red is a brand new band from the UK and features two very respected musicians namely Guitarist Steve Grocott (ten) and Vocalist Lee Small (Phenomena / Shy / Lionheart). The collaboration first came together in February, 2013 when Steve was at a loose end. He had been in a band previously called “Sevendayz” which had recently folded and he contacted Lee as he had heard so much about him, mainly from the self-titled SHY album that appeared in 2011. The two hit it off straight away and it seemed inevitable that an album would follow. Steve got caught up working with the UK band (Ten) as Gary Hughes asked him to be in the bands line-up for some shows and to feature on the new album, so the Signal Red production was halted for a while. Eventually Steve’s time freed up so he could once again concentrate on new material for the album and the whole thing has just progressed into a fantastic recording.

The collaboration with Lee was clearly a good match as Lee has already proved his worth with “Shy” as well as solo albums, the Phenomena project with Tom Galley and the rock band “Snowfall”. Lee is a very soulful, melodic vocalist and has featured on 17 albums as lead vocalist and on many more that have featured him as a guest, “Dante Fox” and “Magnum” to name but two.

This exciting new venture is bound to cause a stir, and with Brian Anthony twiddling the knobs (Steve Walsh) then this is going to be one album people will be talking about.

Lee came up with the title one day thinking that trying to get recognition for what you live and breathe for is like “living under the radar”. Well, they should not be living under it for much longer when this one hits the streets. This is a rock album that just begs to be heard…  and we are sure that you will like what you hear.

Signal Red are:

Lee Small: Lead vocals and All Backing vocals   (Phenomena / Shy)
Steve Grocott: All guitars, Keyboards, Strings    (Ten)
Brian J Anthony: Bass     (Steve Walsh)
Dave Anthony: Drums     (Dennis DeYoung)

Track List:

  1. DEFIANT      4:36
    2. HOUDINI      4:05
    3. STRONGER   4:57
    4. TELL IT TO THE BEES   3:57
    5. MONSTER TRUCK   5:15
    6. PYRAMIDS OF MARS  4:44
    7. EMOTIONS IN MOTION  4:25
    8. HIGHWIRE    4:40
    9. MAKING CONTACT      4:15
    10. GOTH THE GIRL  4:04
    11. THE TIME MACHINE   7:59