Escape Music is delighted to announce the release date for the new album from much loved British Melodic Rock band Bite The Bullet, titled ‘Rocky Road'!

Limited edition of 1000 CD copies only, all will be individually numbered 1-1000
The first 300 copies will be hand signed by the band!




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Released Date - 21 April 2023
Catalogue NO: ESM375
Barcode No: 5031281003751

1 Dead Man Walking       3:59
2 Not Today                    3:50
3 Digging That Hole       4:10  
4 Call Of The Wild          3:59
5 My Frankenstein           3:36
6 Atlantic Highway         4:09
7 Dancing Eyes               4:05
8 Waiting For You           4:16
9 Sleeping Dogs              4:06
10 Rock Road                  3:22
11 Ironstone                     4:16

Recorded at Toucan Studio Northampton and Rock Hard Music Milton Keynes.
Produced by Mick Benton.

The Musicians:
Mick Benton - lead vocals, guitars, bass and keyboards
Graham Cowling - drums
Malcolm Jones - guitar
Ant King - bass, backing vocals
Steve Hill - keyboards, backing vocals

Rocky Road is the new album from Bite The Bullet who’s previous offerings include ‘Bite The Bullet’ 1989 and 2019 (Jet Records/CBS and Rock Candy Records), ’Black and White’ 2021 (Escape Music) and ’End of the Line’ 2022 (Escape Music).

Originally formed in 1986 by Mick Benton, who had previously released a solo EP on Atlantic Records, and Graham Cowling along with Malcolm Jones the bands first album was widely acclaimed at the time on both sides of the Atlantic and received air play on major radio stations. However with demise of Jet Records and lack of publicity from CBS, coupled with the loss of worldwide support tour with the supergroup ELO, the band went into a 30 year hiatus.

Mick, Graham and Malcolm carried on in cover bands playing hundreds of gigs in the UK and the BTB project was put on hold. In 2019 Mick was approached by Rock Candy Records and the original album was re-released. This rekindled Mick and Graham to write new Bite The Bullet songs and they released ‘Black & White’ in 2021 on Escape Music, followed by ‘End of the Line’ also on Escape Music in 2022, this time with original guitarist Malcolm Jones rejoining the band.

Over the last few months the band has recruited new members Ant King on bass and Steve Hill on keyboards in order to play BTB’s music ‘live’ again and to record their latest album ‘Rocky Road’ .

The bands music is melodic rock in the genre of Mr Mister, Toto, Foreigner and Asia with British rock guitar overtones. The new album is loaded with 11 brand new tracks ranging from the  dark hypnotic rocker Dead Man Walking to the beautifully melodic ballad Waiting For You.










Escape Music is pleased to announce the release date for the long awaited The Flood album title “Hear Us Out”
The Flood is: Chris Ousey / Jim Kirkpatrick / Billy Sheehan / Nigel Glockler / Didge Digital

First 500 CDs will include postcard signed by The Band!

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Release Date: 24th March 2023
Catalogue No CD: ESM374
Catalogue No Vinyl: ESMV1010
Bar Code: 5031281003744


Track List:

1- Dangerous Dawn 3:57
2- The devil he don’t care 4:19
3- Fight or Flight 4:00
4- Can I call it home 5:18
5- Overdrive 3:25
6- My kind of heaven 3:39
7- The Flood 4:21
8- Stand up 3:44
9- I can’t stop 6:42
10- A reason to change 4:22
11- Til dawn us do part 3:38
12-  A taste of what’s to come 4:24

All songs by Chris Ousey and Jim Kirkpatrick

The Flood is:
Chris Ousey – Vocals (Heartland / Solo / Virginia Wolf / Snakecharmer)
Jim Kirkpatrick – Guitars (FM / Diesel)
Billy Sheehan – Bass (Mr. Big / Winery dogs)
Nigel Glockler – Drums (Saxon / Six by Six / Toyah)
Didge Digital -  Keyboards:(ex FM)

Produced by Jim Kirkpatrick and Chris Ousey
Mixed and Mastered by Fredrik Folkare
Executive Producer Khalil Turk for Escape Music Ltd.
Artwork design by Eric Philippe

Chris Ousey has had an excellent singing career that goes way back to the times of “Monroe” and “Virginia Wolf” and along the way we have had “The Distance”, “Ozone” and “Snakecharmer” but he will always be known for the much loved “Heartland”. He is nicknamed “The man with the golden tonsils” and that is a fine accolade indeed for he has earned it. His effortless vocal range has gained him a top spot in the world of classic UK hard rock. Chris has also recorded two fine solo albums “Rhyme and Reason” and “Dream Machine”.

Jim Kirkpatrick is a well respected guitar player, best known for playing with rock band FM and completing the line-up are Billy Sheehan and Nigel Glockler who, again, have a fine pedigree in rock / metal circles.

“The Flood” have recorded their debut album “Hear us out” and in doing so have given us 12 tracks of fine heavy rock music. Incidentally, this is proper hard driving old school rock with a real meaty vibe to it. Songs Like “Overdrive”, “I can’t stop” and “Til dawn us do part” are fine examples of the quality shown here, but there are simply just no fillers as they move from one song to the next. It’s also a bonus to have the great Didge Digital (ex FM) playing keyboards.

It's about time we had a good original heavy rock album that is worth talking about, so, in their own words, just “Hear us Out” !!