Release Date: 22 February 2019
Catalogue No: ESM327
Bar Code: 5 031281 003270

Format CD

Track list:

1. Before I Will Know  4:11
2. Bullet With Your Name  4:22
3. Come Home  4:17
4. Confess To Your Demons  4:00
5. Fade To Black  3:20
6. I Won’t Surrender  3:46
7. Have Mercy  4:23
8. My Soul Is A Ghost Town  4:40
9. On The Other Side  4:44
10. Somewhere in the past  4:52
11. Walk It Like A Man  4:51
12. Full Of S**T  3:10

Tug Of War is:

BK Morrison - Lead vocals
Tommy Denander - Guitars & keyboards
Brian Anthony - Bass
George Hawkins Jr Bass
Billy Orrico - drums
Chris Ousey - Backing vocals
Bill Champlin - Backing vocals
Joseph Williams - Backing vocals

Produced by Tommy Denander and Khalil Turk
Executive Producer Khalil Turk for Escape Music Ltd.
Mixed and Mastered by Brian J Anthony
Artwork By Eric Philipe

TUG OF WAR - biography

Once in a while a new epic voice comes into the world of rock and roll!
Let us introduce you to BK Morrison.

Canadian singer BK Morrison has been a well kept secret from the world and only once he started posting some videos on Youtube of himself singing to various tracks in his living room did he attract the attention of Swedish guitarist, song writer and producer Tommy Denander.
The two quickly became friends and Tommy felt that this amazing voice must finally be heard to everyone so he actually wrote a whole album of great songs.

BK flew over to Stockholm and recorded all vocals at the famous old EMI/Abbey Road Stockholm studio where Tommy worked.
Tommy played the album for Khalil Turk at Escape Music who really liked it and a deal was done.
The plan in the future is to build a new band around BK, so Khalil chose the band name Tug Of War instead of doing a solo album.

The album is solely written by Tommy Denander who plays guitars and keyboards plus also produced it together with Khalil Turk.

It features a great list of people like Chris Ousey (Heartland / Snakecharmer), Bill Champlin (Chicago) and Joseph Williams (Toto) on backing vocals, Billy Orrico (Punky Meadows) on drums and Brian Anthony (Steve Walsh) on bass plus mix and mastering.

Get ready for a new favourite singer in the style of David Coverdale, Bob Seger, Richard Marx and Lou Gramm.












Release Date: 25th January 2019
Catalogue No: ESM326
Bar Code: 5 031281 003263

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

Stefano Viana is an Italian guitarist, songwriter and producer who 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. Alessandro Del Vecchio was the vocalist on the first outing but this time Bryan Cole is at the mike stand. 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.

This 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. The 10 tracks we have here are all strong songs, there are no fillers here.. just great melodic hard rock played with a passion and flair. This is one album that is going to be talked out in the coming weeks.

Keep the flame of your passions alive and be “Forever Free”….









Coloured Vinyl Transparent Purple, 180 grams, limited edition 500 copies only! All numbered!




Release Date: 24th August 2018
Catalogue No: ESMV1002
Bar Code: 5 03128101002 5

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)

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

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…










Vinyl Limited Edition 180g audiophile LP in GOLD Vinyl. Gatefold with bonus track.
Limited to 500 individually numbered copies.




Side A

1. Life On The Line
2. Everything But Goodbye
3. Lifetime
4. Power Of Love
5. Hold That Light
6. On And On

Side B

1. Take It All Back
2. I Promise You
3. Standing On Top Of The World
4. Jennie
5. Now More Than Ever

Bonus Track
6. Don’t You Look Back Now

Victory is the first solo record by the Canadian prog rocker Rob Moratti. After been part of different projects, including the band “Saga” he mastered his music knowledge to create the melodic pieces of the album. The catchy songs and strong melodies Rob recorded with the help of some guest musicians. Victory is a clean album with tight sounds and vocals which can be seen as the better part in the AOR genre. Highlights are the opening drive of “Life On The Line” and the moodier and darker tone of “On and One”. The album includes the bonus track “Don’t You Look Back Now”









Vinyl Limited Edition 180g audiophile LP in Red Vinyl. Gatefold with 2 bonus tracks.




Release Date: 25 May 2018

Side A
1. Crusader
2. Rock Of Ages
3. No More Lonely Nights
4. Horsemen Of The Apocalypse
5. Heroes, Saints And Fools

Side B
1. Dolphin Ride
2. Ready To Fly
3. We Have Arrived
4. Come to the Light

The new wave of British heavy metal started back in the late 70’s and one of the bands who stood the test of time is the band Saracen. Their debut album Heroes, Saints & Fools is not only an effort to control the metal, but also an album on which the progressive music can be heard. The guitar-oriented rock is laced with keyboard melodies and evocative vocals. It was received with critical acclaim. Just seven tracks, but each track gives you the feeling that the band knew what they were doing. From the more metal oriented first tracks to the prog rock influences which starting to kick in halfway the album. Highlights are the fantastic instrumental “Dolphin Ride” and the “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” with its infectious riffs.

Almost 40-years after their formation Saracen is still active both in live performances as in recording new material in the studio.

Heroes, Saints & Fools is available as a limited edition of 750 individually numbered copies on red vinyl.