EIGHTEENTH HOUR

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

Catalogue number : ESM333
Release date: 23 August 2019
Bar Code: 5031281003331

 

Eighteenth Hour is:

Tom Chaffier – Drums
Geoff Houser – Vocals/Guitar
Jim Touchton – Bass
David Zullo – Guitar

Copyright 2019
Recorded at Brian J. Anthony Studios
Mixed & Engineered by Brian J. Anthony
Produced by Brian J. Anthony and Eighteenth Hour
All songs written by Eighteenth Hour

Tracks
1-Where The Truth Lies 4:21 / 2- In Denial  3:41 / 3-Try 3:22 / 4- Damage Done 4:07 /  5- Takes Me Back 4:57 / 6- Such A Shame 3:24 / 7- Unnoticed 4:23 / 8- Should’ve Been Gone 5:23 / 9- The Rising 5:02 / 10- All This Time 4:10

Bethlehem is a city of 75,000 people in eastern Pennsylvania - a city known for its rich colonial and industrial history. It is home of The Moravian Book Shop, the oldest continuously operating bookstore in the world dating back to 1745. Bethlehem Steel Corporation was the second largest steel producer in the United States and the largest ship builder. It manufactured steel for the George Washington Bridge, Golden Gate Bridge, Empire State Building, Hoover Dam, and many other American landmarks. It perfectly exemplified the hard working nature of the historic area.

Bethlehem is also home of Eighteenth Hour, a band that has captured the Lehigh Valley’s hard working essence by continually reaching new heights throughout their extensive career. The most recent achievement being selected as the opening act for Bon Jovi in their hometown area. The band has gradually put a bigger and bigger stamp on the vibrant Lehigh Valley music scene and is now poised to break out.

Eighteenth Hour’s musical prowess has earned them a reputation for being one of the area's best live original bands. Their music resonates with a broad audience as exemplified by the eclectic mix of artists they have shared the stage with including 3 Doors Down, Bret Michaels, Thin Lizzy, Spacehog, Collective Soul, Hinder, Skid Row, Days of The New, Saigon Kick, The Outfield, Ratt, Blessid Union of Souls, Great White, and blues great Shemeika Copeland.

Eighteenth Hour's remarkable list of accomplishments includes being named "Best Band" in the Lehigh Valley Magazine's Best of The Valley Poll, “Best Original Band" in the Reader's Choice Poll of Pulse Weekly Magazine, winning the 95.1fm WZZO 15th Annual Backyard Bands Competition, and winning numerous Lehigh Valley Music Awards including "Best Rock CD" and "Best Original Band". The band’s high energy performances have captivated audiences along the east coast including such notable venues as PPL Center (Allentown, PA), Alive@Five Festival (Stamford, CT), World Cafe Live (Philadelphia, PA), The Bitter End, (New York NY), and the main stage of the USA’s largest free music festival, Musikfest.

The CD you hold in your hand showcases straight-ahead rock & roll songwriting at its finest while capturing Eighteenth Hour's live performance musicianship, which is what this band has become known for over the years.

 

 


 

 


STRANDED -
NEW DAWN

 

 

  

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Release Date: 19th July 2019
Catalogue No: ESM332
Bar Code: 503128100332 4

Track List:

1-Not Enough Sorry 4:15 / 2- I’ll Be The One 3:28 / 3- Get over this 4:06 / 4- Arrow 4:22 / 5- More than words can say 3:41 / 6- Take Good care of me 3:17 / 7- Power of Love 4:33 / 8- Cindy 4:23 / 9- One Piece of Heaven 3:51 / 10- Give Me Love 3:48 / 11- I Believe in this love 4:30

Musicians are:

Troy Reid: Lead Vocals (Agent)
Lewis Nitikman: All instruments  (ex Stonebolt)
Ray Roper: Guitars and Backing Vocals (ex Stonebolt)

Additional Guitars:
Bill Buckingham

Produced by Lewis Nitikman

Mixed by Bill Buckingham

Mastered by Alan Douches

Stranded is back with new album New Dawn this time with the brainchild, Producer and multi instrumentalists Lewis Nitikman, a talented musician from Winnipeg in Canada. Lewis moved to Vancouver when he was 14 and eventually started to produce numerous albums in Canada and was a staff writer for a number of major publishing companies.

Lewis was actually in the band “Stonebolt” and replaced John Webster on keyboards in 1981, he featured on their 4th album “Juvenile American Princess”. Speaking of Stonebolt the “New Dawn” recording features none other than Ray Roper on guitars and backing vocals. If that isn’t enough the singer is Troy Reid, a man with a well- known set of pipes that graced albums by Canadian favourites “Agent” and, later, “Stranded” first album “Long Way To Heaven”.

The tracks on “New Dawn” were actually penned some years ago by Lewis along with many co-writers which he met along the way.  One of these is the talented John Reilly (Boy on a dolphin) as well as Daryl Burgess and Corey Abrahms. The end tweaks and the mixing was carried out by Bill Buckingham and it must be said that he has done a great job.

New Dawn contains 11 tracks of West Coast / AOR that suits the voice of Troy Reid admirably and they are fine pieces of music that are so easy to listen to. These are all ideal for radio airplay, the opener “Not enough sorry” is testament to this as it is a wonderful tune with a fantastic keyboard sound and, of course, Troy’s unmistakable vocals.

An album to look forward to indeed and finally a few words from Lewis himself “These songs were written during a particularly tumultuous time in my life and I’m very pleased that they are getting this opportunity to be heard”.   

 

 


 

 


AMERICAN TEARS -
WHITE FLAGS

 

 

  

Escape Music and 12:12 Records are very pleased to announce the release of the
American Tears brand new album "White Flags" !!

 

 

 

 

Release date: 21st June 2019
Catalogue Number: ESM331
Barcode: 5031281003317

Track List:

1 TURN U ON   5:38
2 WAKE UP CITY  7:34
3 HELL OR HIGH WATER  5:25
4 WALTZ OF THE ANGELS  4:35
5 FIRE DOWN BELOW  9:21
6 GIVE ME MORE  3:58
7 LOVE IS LOVE  4:35
8 TURN THE PAGE (BLUE DOG) 7:48
9 PITCH BLACK 5:37
10 KEEP ON MOVIN' 5:28
11 WHITE FLAGS  4:19

Produced and Engineered by Mark Mangold
Keys, drums, bass and vocals: Mark

American Tears is an American keyboard trio that released it's first record, Branded Bad, on Columbia Records in 1974 and it's second, Tear Gas, in 1975.  Due to the very well received 2018 release last year of it's 4th record "Hard Core", the band has recorded a new record entitled "White Flags" which kicks it all up a notch.  Formed in the fertile musical environment of Long Island, New York, the band was initially made up of Gary Sonny, on bass, Tommy Gunn on drums and Mark Mangold on keys and vocals. For the second record Greg Baze took over the bass duties.  The band was a power keyboard trio, using keyboards of the day, Hammond organ, synths, mellotron, clavinet, electronic melodica and playing progressive music which showed the bands stellar musicianship.  Eclectic in their approach, their heartfelt music ranged from aggressive keyboard based extravaganzas to beautiful lush melodies circling pop of the day.

The band was fortunate to have toured major venues with such bands as Peter Frampton, J. Geils, Alvin Lee, Gentle Giant, Gary Wright, John McLaughlin and many others. They reached a wide audience and had an impressive show, topped off by Mangold doing handstands on his Hammond. Mark, surrounded by 12 keyboards, Tommy being almost invisible behind a huge battery of drums, with Gary, and later Greg, showing their bass virtuosity in front of a wall of amps, the band stressed musicianship and musicality, while exploring new sounds, and always pushing the envelope.

The third American Tears album, Powerhouse, added the guitarist and singer, Craig Brooks, and the band evolved into the critically acclaimed band Touch...but that is another story.

The fourth American Tears album "Hard Core" heralded the return by Mark to this keyboard based approach, using instruments only available in the 70's when the band made it's first foray.  WHITE FLAGS continues the flow with anthemic melodies, salient lyrics, virtuoso musicianship and creative, unpredictable musical journeys that defy formula or category.  In fact this band may be the only band on the planet playing exclusively keyboard rock.  With influences from his earlier work, tipping an occassional hat to ELP, Moody Blues and even Deep Purple, this record shows the daring, and pure emotion, that can be ripped out of those instruments.  American Tears defies the term "generic" as this purely original music, and scathing lyrics, have few if any standards for comparison.

 

 


 

 


AXE - FINAL OFFERING

 

 

  

Coming June 21st on CD and Double 180gm Vinyl!
The Vinyl will be limited to 500 copies only in transparent Silver, individually numbered! 1-500 

 

Vinyl £13.99 + Shipping
CD £9.99 + Shipping

Available to Pre-order now

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