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.”

LANESLIDE – “Old school hero” demo version available….

Melodic rockers LANESLIDE has made available on YTube a demo version from the 2016 recording sessions of the, never released so far, 2nd album LS2!

Laneslide’s line up:
Frank Vestry – Vocals
Bruno Kraler – Guitars & Backing Vocals
Alessandro Del Vecchio – Keyboards & Backing Vocals
Lino Gonzalez – Guitars
John Billings – Bass Guitar
Dominik Hülshorst – Drums
Michael Bormann – Backing Vocals

ARGI – “Start Living” v-clip released….

Brand new single from ARGI (Dani Argilés Melodic Rock Project) called “Start Living” is released and available on ARGI’s YouTube Official Channel.
The single was written and recorded during the lockdown days.

* Mixed by Iván González (91 Suite/Secret).

**Follw ARGI on Facebook

 

 

 

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.

 

CWF – II ….out now

Bill Champlin, Joseph Williams and Peter Friestedt have released their new album “2” Listen to the album here ….

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Champlin Williams Friestedt consists of renowned TOTO singer Joseph Williams, composer of film and drama scores and can also be heard in Disney’s animated feature film “The Lion King” as the singing voice of adult Simba.
Teaming up with none other than Bill Champlin formerly of the legendary band Chicago and critically acclaimed guitarist, producer and recording artist Peter Friestedt, the album “II” also includes contributions from vocalist, Michael McDonald, drummer John JR Robinson (Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones), Randy Goodrum (Toto, Chicago), Tamara Champlin and Polar price 2020 winner Diane Warren among many others.

With the TOTO haunting “10 Miles” to the CHICAGO sounding ballad “Between The Lines” and the soulflavoured “Love In The World” to the straight forward rock track “Runaway Dancer” this album really takes you on a neverending journey.