AXE - FINAL OFFERING

 

 

  

News from Escape Music !!!
RED VINYL NOW AVAILABLE

The new Axe album Final Offering on Solid White Vinyl is sold out Now!!

Due to high demand again Escape Music are pleased to announce we will be pressing the double Vinyl in Transparent RED, limited edition of 200 copies only, all  numbered 1-200!!!

 

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Solid White version SOLD OUT!! 


Solid Blue, White and Black version SOLD OUT!! 

 

 

 

Release date: 20th September, 2019
Catalogue No CD: ESM334
Bar Code CD: 5031281003348
Catalogue No LP: ESMV1004
Barcode LP: 5031281010049

Track Listing:

1. BORN TO LOSE 6:18
2. BAD ROMANCE 4:38
3. FIRE & STONE 6:52
4. LAND OF OUR FATHERS 6:32
5. MAKE A DREAM (LAST FOREV ER) 3:58
6. MONEY 4:18
7. OLD SCRATCH 5:56
8. ROAD TO DAMASCUS 4:36
9. WHO W LL YOU RUN TO 5:22
10. T Y OCHEN’ KRASI VAYA 5:08
11. YEARS SLIP AWAY  5:13
12. SOUTHBOUND WHISTLE  3:58 EXCLUSIVE BONUS TRACK FOR VINYL ONLY

Band is:
Bobby Barth: Lead and Rhythm Guitars, Vocals, Keys
Bob Harris:  Vocals, Keyboards
Gerald Berger: Bass
Scott Misner: Drums
Brad Banhagel: Guitars
Craig Gysler: Keyboards

Additional players & singers:
David Landes, Ray Patterson, Greg T. Walker,
Billy Kitchens, Thana Harris, Nate Harris

Engineered: Ben Watts, Bobby Barth, Billy Kitchens
Mixed by Mark Pinske
Mastered By Alan Douches
Produced by Bobby Barth for N.E.H. Productions
Executive producer: Khalil Turk

Axe was formed in 1977 out of the ashes of “Babyface”, a Hard Rock band burdened with a top 20 hit... but on the Adult Contemporary Charts. The band was brought together by leader Bobby Barth. Pulling members from all over America to Gainesville Florida, where they lived in one house, wrote music, and practiced.

BobbyBarth, Michael Osborne, Michael Turpin,Teddy Mueller And Edgar J. Riley Jr

Axe was different in that the makeup of the band were all veterans of many years playing clubs and cover music, 4 lead singers, and all writers. Signing a deal before they ever played a gig. The band signed to MCA for 2 records, later on to Atco for 2 records, where they had success with the anthemic song Rock and Roll Party in the Streets” touring with almost every major act on the road. Judas Priest, Ozzy, Deep Purple, Kiss, Motley Crue, Cheap Trick, ZZ Top, and quickly became a touring staple in the arena rock world. The upward momentum ended tragically in the summer of 1984 when Micheal Osborne and Bobby Barth were involved in an automobile accident where Osborne was killed and Barth received a broken neck, but was able to recover. Not having the heart to continue without his best friend Osborne, Axe ended that day and rested Until the 1990’s, Axe once again rose from the ashes to record “Five” their fifth record and then onto the Crown, 20 Years From Home Volume 1 and 2, an Axe Anthology “Axeology” a DVD live from Sweden Rock in 2012, and now finishing their final record…"Axe the Final Offering"

 

 


 

 


PERSIAN RISK- WHO AM I?  / ONCE A KING

 

 

  

Escape Music is pleased to announce the release date for Carl Sentance Persian Risk double album
WHO AM I? and ONCE A KING!!!

 

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Release Date: 22nd November 2019
Catalogue Number: ESM338
Barcode: 5031281003386

WHO AM I?  

Musicians:
VOCALS: CARL SENTANCE (Nazareth and Krokus)
GUITARS: CARL SENTANCE / PHIL CAMPBELL (Motorhead) / MANY MAURER (Krokus / Killer) / JASON BANKS (Kee Marcello) / DANNY WILLSON (Martin Turner Wishbone Ash)
KEYS: DON AIREY (Deep Purple / Ozzy Osborne etc)
BASS: WAYNE BANKS (Brazen Abbot / Chris Ousey Heartland / Kee Marcello)
DRUMS: TIM BROWN (Martin Turner Wishbone Ash)

MIXED AND MASTERED BY DARIO MOLLO (Glen Hughes / Tony Martin / Graham Bonnet) AT DAMAGE INC STUDIOS, ITALY
PRODUCED BY CARL SENTANCE
LOGO&ARTWORK BY NELLO DELL’OMO AT ART FOR MUSIC STUDIO - NAPLES (ITALY)

“CD1"
WHO AM I?

Track Listing

1. DON’T LOOK BACK 3.17
2. WHO AM I? 3.45
3. MY CREATION 4.29
4. IN MY LIFE 4.31
5. THE WRITING ON THE WALL 3.03
6. I FEEL FREE 3.44
7. DARK TOWER 4.08  
8. FACING YOUR DEMONS 5.26
9. CALLING FOR YOU 4.10
10. I THOUGHT IT WAS YOU 3.52
11. DON’T WALK AWAY 4.52 Bonus Track
12. LIFE GOES ON 3.38   Bonus track

“CD 2"
ONCE A KING

Musicians
VOCALS - CARL SENTANCE
GUITARS - CARL SENTANCE / HOWIE G / DANNY WILLSON
BASS - CARL SENTANCE / CHRIS CHILDS / ALEX MEADOWS
DRUMS - TIM BROWN
KEYS - DON AIREY

MIXED AND MASTERED AT BIGRED RECORDERS BY CHRIS CHILDS (Thunder / Lonerider / Tyketto)
PRODUCED BY CARL SENTANCE

Track listing:

1. ASYLUM (CHILD INSANE) 3.42
2. RIDING HIGH 3.03
3. KILLER 4.44
4. ONCE A KING 5.30
5. SOUL DECEIVER 4.06
6. BATTLECRY 3.36
7. SPIRIT IN MY DREAMS 3.41
8. RIDE THE STORM 4.43
9. FIST OF FURY 3.57
10. WOMAN AND ROCK 4.00  
11. WASTELAND 4.26
12. MIND DOCTOR 4.28  Bonus track  
13. GIRLS GOT FIRE 4.04 Bonus track

Carl Sentance was born 28th June 1961 in Loughborough Leicestershire, UK and started his first band Leading Star playing guitar and singing in 1977.

After participating in several local bands, he replaced John Deverill as a vocalist in the NWoBHM band Persian Risk.
In 1981 he recorded his first single “Calling for You”, the band then recorded “Ridin High” in 1983. In 1984 Persian Risk toured with Motörhead throughout the UK and appeared on The Tube prime time TV on Ch4. In 1985 Carl recorded his first Persian Risk album "Rise up".

At this point he received an offer from manager Smallwood Taylor to join Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath) as lead singer in his solo project. The collaboration lasted from 1986 to 1988 and created demo songs, videos and various bootlegs. Carl left the Geezer Butler Band in 1988 to join the Welsh band "Monroe".

In 1988 Carl decided to return to Cardiff and joined the band Tok-io Rose. In 1990 he decided to move to Florida to form the band "Ghost" with Welsh ex- UFO and WASTED guitarist Paul Chapman. In 1995 Carl returned to the UK.

From 1996 to 1999 he sang in various musicals, such as JUDAS in Jesus Christ Super Star and the AMERICAN in Chess. From 1999 to 2002 Carl became the lead singer of the Swiss Hard rock band Krokus, with whom he recorded the album Round 13. In 2004 he then joined the Whole Lotta Metal Theatre Tour for 2 years.

2006 Carl joined up with Deep Purple's keyboardist Don Airey for his solo project "Don Airey and Friends" and has co-writen with Don ever since. Albums include "A Light in the Sky", "All Out", "Keyed Up" and "One of a Kind".

In 2009 Carl recorded his first solo album MIND DOCTOR! That led him to try and reform the original Persian Risk but at the time the members were busy with other projects so Carl put a brand new Persian Risk together and came up with two great albums "Once a King" and "Who am I", which will be released by Escape Records in Summer/Autumn 2019.

In 2015 Carl became the new singer for the band NAZARETH after founding member Dan McCafferty had to retire due to illness. More recently Carl has recorded Nazareth's latest studio album "Tattooed On My Brain" (song credits include "Never Dance With The Devil", "Change", "State Of Emergency", "Silent Symphony" and "Don't Throw Your Love Away"). Carl is currently touring all over the world.

 

 


 

 


REDLINE- GODS AND MONSTERS

 

 

  

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Release Date: 22nd November 2019
Catalogue Number: ESM337
Barcode: 5031281003379

Redline is:

Kez Taylor - vocals
Chris Basener - guitar
Ade Yeomans - guitar
Steve ‘Reg’ - Hill bass
Mark Biddiscombe - drums

1 Gods And Monsters  5:33
2 Empires      4:28
3 Prayer For The Dying  4:33
4 Dark City   4:10
5 Killer    3:34
6 Fields Of Fire  4:46
7 Take It To The Grave  3:43
8 Nowhere Man  4:50
9 Hell Mary   4:13
10 Stand And Fight  3:15
11 332   2:46

REDLINE hail from Birmingham, the ancestral home of metal. Balls to the walls guitars, a locked and loaded rhythm section and a real powerhouse of a vocalist, REDLINE have forged their own distinctive blend of Classic Hard Rock and British Heavy Metal. With influences drawn from a rich heritage, the band have been compared to Judas Priest, Saxon, Dio, Iron Maiden and a host of others from the founding fathers of metal.

REDLINE have played a number of British festivals including Hard Rock Hell, Planet Rockstock, Planet Rock’s Winter’s End, and Europe’s biggest free festival, The Godiva Festival in England. REDLINE have previously toured the UK with the legendary Saxon and the Quireboys

REDLINE's album 'VICE', released on Escape Music (worldwide) and Rubicon Records in Japan met with much critical acclaim. One of the tracks featured is REDLINE'S anthemic "King Of The Mountain", which has become the soundtrack to the Isle Of Man TT Motorcycle Races.

Music from the album is also used exclusively on 'Full Throttle', a challenging motorcycle theme’d Pinball Machine ...and songs will now feature on the new official video game of the IOM TT Races to be released in 2020 on PS4 and all formats by BigBen Interactive.

Since releasing VICE, REDLINE have welcomed Chris Basener, an accomplished and exciting new guitarist, into the band. Chris has released a number of solo albums as well as authoring books on guitar technique and brings fresh impetus to the song writing process. REDLINE have found a great chemistry that sees them writing material that has a darker and heavier feel than before... and from this cauldron Gods And Monsters was born.

REDLINE elected to record the album at ROCKFIELD STUDIOS in Monmouth, England. The world’s first residential recording studio that saw not only Rush, Black Sabbath and Robert Plant record hit albums, but where Queen recorded one of the biggest tracks of all time, Bohemian Rhapsody.

Nick Brine at the console was a natural choice. Having worked at Rockfield and engineered, mixed and produced such diverse talents as The Darkness, Thunder, Tyketto, Brian May, Bruce Springsteen, The Stone Roses .....to name but a few, Nick has a great understanding of capturing that live band feel that REDLINE were seeking. The finished mixes were passed onto Pete Maher, a world class Mastering Engineer for the likes of The Rolling Stones, U2, Linkin Park, Nine Inch Nails, Thunder, Paul Weller... just some of the artists he has mastered award winning albums for; REDLINE naturally had no doubt that Pete’s mastering would unleash the full power of the tracks.

REDLINE’s Rockfield pilgrimage set out to capture the band’s signature classic rock sound, a raw energy that forms the basis of their music. Riff laden rock, power-pipe vocals and hook laden songs telling tales of the good...and the bad, of the darkness that lies within, and of hope that lights the way.

Gods And Monsters...now about to land and blaze a trail for the next chapter of Redline

...torchbearers for a new wave of Classic Rock and Metal.

 

 

 


 

 


MICK DEVINE - HEAR NOW

 

 

  

 After two successful 7 albums self titled and Shattered. Escape Music is pleased to announce the return of talented Mick Devine with brand new solo album title Hear Now,

 

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Release Date: 18th October 2019
Catalogue Number: ESM335
Barcode: 5031281003355

Track Listing:
1.  Strange Voices   3:39
2.  Live Forever  3:38
3.  Home  4:53
4.  So Much Better Now  4:27
5.  Hope Rising   4:38
6.  Standing In The Middle   4:04
7.  Life Goes On   4:02
8.  Another Way  3:57
9.  Life Is An Open Road  3:44
10. Game Over  3:55

Musicians:
Mick Devine - All vocals (7)
Steve Morris - All Guitars and Keyboards (Lonerider / Heartland / Ian Gillan Band / Shadowman)
Brian J Anthony - Drums , Bass, Acoustic Guitars, Mandelion, Keyboards (Steve Walsh / Overland / Jerome Mazza)
Backing Vocals: Stefanie Johnson and Brian J Anthony

Produced by Brian J Anthony
Co Produced by Steve Morris and Mick Devine
Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by Brian J Anthony
Executive Producer Khalil Turk for Escape Music Ltd.

Back in the year that President Kennedy was assassinated and the Beatles first song entered the UK charts, Mick Devine was born in Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia.
Music was always an important part of the Devine family life with his Dad a semi-professional drummer and frequent late night band rehearsals in the home, proved a source of inspiration to the impressionable Mick.
He always had a good singing voice and from a young age was singled out to perform, with impromptu solo school performances through a number of choirs and school bands, the desire to be a professional musician was growing.

Roll on through the teenage years and Mick has moved from the now Zimbabwe to start a new life in Johannesburg South Africa. He was playing in a local band UC27 as a drummer / singer when he met Keith McFarlane from the award winning South African pop group Face to Face who at the time were planning a move to the UK to further their music careers. Mick was invited to join the band as a drummer and Seven was born.

In the UK as the band developed, it was agreed that Mick was a much better singer than drummer and he needed to come out from behind the drums to be the lead singer.
Mick’s first performance as a frontman was at a showcase for CBS Records in London in front of the A&R guru Muff Winwood. Unfortunately no record deal followed.

Shortly afterwards the band secured a support slot on their first nationwide tour with 90’s pop group Brother Beyond where valuable live experience, and a sizeable fan base were earned. It attracted the attention of Phillip Schofield who at the time was a Radio 1 DJ, and started to play their demo’s on his show.
Whilst on this tour, the wife of the head of Polydor Records came to one of the shows and the story goes that she went home and told her husband that he needed to sign the band. Whether true or not a record deal was offered and signed.

This would prove to be the undoing of Seven, as for many years they had been crafting their sound very much in an AOR rock vein and had a number of really credible recordings and tracks. This was around the time when Soul to Soul burst on the scene and the AOR sound was becoming a little out of fashion in the UK. The band had a real ‘Boy Band’ image and their management and record label pushed them in that direction with the hope that it would break them into a larger market.

John Parr was secured to produce the bands two single EP’s, both of which achieved top 75-chart status and further tours supporting The Monkey’s, Jason Donavan and Richard Marx followed. But as with so many bands without major chart success, the record label dropped them before an album was recorded.

Fast forward through 25 years of bringing up a family and earning a living, to a chance conversation between Khalil Turk (Escape Records) and Pat Davey, the original Seven bass player which led to an offer to finally record the Seven album that should have been released in the 90’s.
Sevens first album ’7’ was released to critical acclaim and was followed two years later with a second album ‘Shattered’ an album of newly written original tracks that was equally well received.

During this period Khalil introduced Mick to Steve Morris (Lonerider / Heartland / Ian Gillan Band) and a song writing partnership developed. Over a number of years they wrote numerous songs in a number of musical styles but all tied together with memorable melodies, lyric’s and killer guitar licks.

Once agin Khalil introduced the awesome American producer & musician Brian J Anthony (Lonerider / Steve Walsh /Overland) into this partnership and the result is the first solo album for Mick Devine called ‘Hear Now’ which is due for release on the 18th October 2019 on the Escape Music label.

 

 


 

 


HANOVER FIST

 

 

  

 Escape Music is pleased to announce the release date for Hanover Fist, remastered by the legendary mastering engineer Alan Douches and extensive liner notes by Melodic Rock Hard Rock Guru Dave Reynolds….
with 2 bonus tracks and the CD will also have both original front covers.

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Release Date: 18th October 2019
Catalogue Number: ESM336
Barcode: 5031281003362

Track Listing:

1 THE MAZE 3:40
2 METAL OF THE NIGHT 5:52
3 HUNGRY EYES 3:35
4 DON'T LET IT STOP 3:46
5 STANDING SIX 4:10
6 FEAR NO EVIL 4:47
7 ROCK BOTTOM 4:29
8 HIGH SPEED ROLLER 4:18
9 LOOKING FOR LOVE 4:05
10 SHOULD BE ROCKIN’ 4:11
11 FITS YA GOOD 4:02

Musicians:

Lead Vocal: Frank Zirone
Guitars: George Bernhardt, B. Bartoletti
S. Heydon, K.W.Geer**** and D. Aplin
Background vocals: D. Baynham, S. Heydon, J. Victor
Drums: Kim Hunt, D. Bilan***, P. Armstrong*
Bass: Chris Brockway, D. Woodhead*

Additional Engineers:
J. Primeau, T. Phillips, T. Ballant, R. Brouwers, G. Richardson, E. Stone, N. Golden, H. Cooper

Produced and Engineered by: Stacy Heydon (For P.P.I)
Recorded at Phase One and Metalworks
Mixed at Eel Pie Studio
Remastered by Alan Douches  October 2019

Executive Producer: John Victor
Art direction & Design: Martin Soldat
Photography: Dimo Safari

Hanover Fist’s self-titled debut album might just be one of the greatest ‘80s heavy metal albums you’ll ever hear. If
you’ve never heard it before then prepare to have your head re-arranged by its truly explosive power. Escape Music now proudly re-issues the original Canadian issued version on CD for the first time, correctly reinstating that version’s running order with the added bonus of liner notes by Dave Reynolds and the full involvement of vocalist Frank Zirone.  

The album first appeared in 1985 and became a top selling import in the UK. The Toronto based outfit should’ve gone on to greater heights, but sadly the band’s story is an all too familiar one of outstanding ability and a bright future being all too quickly blighted and ultimately cut short by baffling record label and managerial decisions.

Hanover Fist’s debut LP was released in Canada in early 1985 and featured one of the most imaginative pieces of artwork ever to grace an album sleeve. Take a closer look and you’ll see a vinyl album under construction! It was all the work of Dean Motter (who could count LP covers for Zon, Loverboy, Anvil, Sheriff, Chilliwack, The Nylons, Triumph, Toronto, Lee Aaron and The Arrows on his CV up to that point).

Sadly, Motter’s impressive work wasn’t around long enough to be admired by as many as it should. There were some strange goings on behind the scenes and the album was no longer available for sale domestically after a mere two months. Upon the advice of MCA in the States, Frank signed with a US based management company and the album was released in America a few months after the original Canadian version had disappeared from view; albeit with some pretty sweeping changes being made to it before it hit retail; not least the album’s artwork being changed from Dean Motter’s engineering masterpiece to a depiction of a snarling black panther. Not only was the album re-titled ‘Hungry Eyes’ (so named after one of the songs on the original release) and the running order overhauled with two songs removed and a cover of Bryan Adams’ ‘Fits Ya Good’ added as the revised album’s opening track, but the band name was shortened to Hanover!

“The manager we hooked up with had something of a political conscience,” Frank diplomatically notes. “This was around the time when the PMRC were making noises in the States, so that’s why the cover got changed and we lost the ‘Fist’ part of the band name.”

Dates with Autograph, Heaven, a three month stint with Saxon and selective shows on their own, including gigs in Missouri and Arkansas followed, but the band would ultimately run out of steam. “The original vision had been compromised with the name of the band being shortened, the album cover being changed and especially the running order of the record being vastly different to the original version,” Frank explains. “There was not much drive to continue as the whole thing had been manipulated into something completely different from what we had originally created.”

Yet now the Hanover Fist album can be enjoyed in its original form once more. “It was interrupted mid-stream the first time just as we were on a major trajectory, but we’re back and the re-mastering on this Escape Music reissue is just fantastic!” Zirone enthuses. “It’s so very close to how the original studio sessions were in sound.”

Give in to the Metal of the night!