REMEDY - PLEASURE BEATS THE PAIN

 

 

 

 Escape Music is delighted to announce the release date for the much anticipated 2nd Remedy album title “Pleasure Beats The Pain”.

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Release Date: 24 May 2024
CD Catalogue No: ESM387
CD Bar Code: 503128100387 4
Vinyl catalogue No: ESMV1018
Vinyl Barcode: 5031281010186

Remedy is:
Robert Van der Zwan - Vocals, guitars
Roland Forsman - Guitars, backing vocals
Jonas Dicklo - Bass, backing vocals
Fredrik Karlberg - Drums
Jonas Öijvall - Keyboards

Produced by: Roland Forsman
Mixed and Mastered by: Erik Mårtensson at Mass Destruction Production

Tracklist:
1. Crying Heart  (4:17) / 2. Moon Has The Night (4:10) / 3. Sin For Me (4:05) / 4. Caught By Death (5:03) / 5. Bad Blood (4:14) / 6. Angelina (3:44) / 7. Poison (4:06) / 8.Hearts On Fire (4:00) / 9. Girl’s Got Trouble (3:41) / 10. Something They Call Love (3:46)

Remedy, a dynamic and cutting-edge melodic rock metal band originating from the heart of Stockholm, Sweden, burst onto the music scene in 2022 with an unmistakable presence. Their debut album ‘Something That Your Eyes Won’t See’ charted in Sweden and had a massive impact, including truly incredible positive feedback from the Rock and Metal World.

Now it’s the time for the second album ‘Pleasure Beats the Pain’, co-produced with the Swedish S-Rock Music Production, a huge sound journey between catchy melodies, powerful riffs, huge sound and mesmerizing guitar solos. With these new songs, the band presents a sound even more personal, pushing boundaries even further. Drawing from the lively sounds of the 80s, but adding a modern twist, Remedy captivates listeners with their contagious energy. Their magic is driven by energetic guitars, powerful vocals, and catchy hooks across Rock, Pop, and Metal genres, blending retro vibes with fresh innovation seamlessly.

In line with the production of Remedy’s debut album, ‘Pleasure Beats the Pain’ is mixed and mastered by Erik Martensson (Eclipse) at Mass Destruction Production.

“Fueled by the success of our debut album, stepping back into the studio felt like the most natural progression for us. With 'Pleasure Beats the Pain,' we reached a defining moment in Remedy's journey, solidifying our sound. With a balance of light and dark, day and night, pleasure and pain, love and hate, our music mirrors life's complexities, melding melodic rock & metal into a harmonious blend. Through this, combined with a distinctive approach to instrumentality and songwriting, Remedy emerges”, Rolli concludes.

The album ‘Pleasure Beats the Pain’ will be released on May 24, 2024 by Escape Music as CD, limited edition LP and digital.

Don’t miss Remedy on the road!

Remedy on tour supporting Kee Marcello Performs Europe:
04.04 2024 - Biblioteket Live - Stockholm, Sweden
05.04 2024 - Clarion Hotell - Örebro, Sweden
06.04 2024 - Plan B - Malmö, Sweden
07.04 2024 - Galej - Göteborg, Sweden
10.04 2024 - Centralteatern - Gävle, Sweden
11.04 2024 - Centralen - Sundsvall, Sweden
12.04 2024 - Droskan - Umeå, Sweden
13.04 2024 - Lärkans Aula - Luleå, Sweden

ROCK PARTY x BRYGGHUSET - REMEDY ALBUM RELEASE
26.05.2024 - Brygghuset - Stockholm, Sweden

Remedy will also play at Tower of Fire show
29.06.2024 – Rebellion - Manchester

Tickets on sale from today: https://www.fireworks-magazine.com/toweroffire

And at the Malmo Melodic Festival (tickets and info: malmomelodic.com):

29.07.2024 - Malmo Melodic Festival - Plan B, Malmö, Sweden

Visit Remedy:
remedymusicsweden.com
facebook.com/Remedymusicsweden
instagram.com/remedymusicsweden
tiktok.com/@remedytheband

Band contact/ booking:
management@remedymusicsweden.com

 

 

 


 

 


PERSEUS - INTO THE SILENCE

 

 

 

Escape Music pleases to announce the signing of the Italian Symphonic Power Metal band Perseus title of the album "Into The Silence".

The CD will be a limited edition to 1000 copies only! and all we be numbered 01-1000

 

 

 

 

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Release date: 19th April 2024
CD Catalogue No: ESM386
Barcode No: 5031281003867

Perseus is:

Antonio Abate: Vocals /Cristian Guzzo: Guitars/Gabriele Pinto: Guitars/Alex Anelli: Bass/Andrea Mariani: Drums

Track List:
01. The Clash Of The Titans  1:16
02. Into The Silence   4:08 (Feat. duet with Roberto Tiranti on vocals, guitar solo by Aldo Lonobile)
03. Strange House 4:31 (Feat. duet with Wild Steel on vocals)
04. The Kingdom   4:26  (Feat. duet with Francesco Cavalieri vocals)
05. The Picture Of My Time 3:54 (Feat. duet with Claudia Beltrame on vocals)
06. Defenders Of Light  4:17 (Feat. duet with Marco Pastorino on vocals)
07. Il Labirinto Delle Ombre  3:31
08. Twilight  4:25  (Feat. duet with Max Aguzzi on vocals)
09. I Believe In Love 4:54 (Feat. duet with Anja Irullo on vocals)
10. Warrior 4:21 (Feat. duet with Damna on vocals)
11. Cruel Game 4:40(Feat. duet with Lica Micioni on vocals)

Perseus is a power metal band formed in 2011 in Brindisi (Puglia, Southern Italy) from the ashes of two local bands: “Hastings” (prog-metal, openers for Athena and Eldritch) and “Defenders of the Faith” (Judas Priest tribute band). Within an already well-explored genre, Perseus carved out their own personal space, taking inspiration from the old metal school of bands like Judas Priest, Manowar and Queensryche, without disdaining influences from more "Avant-Gardes" bans such as Kamelot or the italian Rhapsody Of Fire and Labyrinth.

The Italian melodic tradition of bel canto and nice melodies are mixed with powerful riffs. The more intimate moments of the songs are highlighted using acoustic guitars and keyboards. Passion, suffer, joy, love, damnation, redemption, etc., are the predominant themes expressed into the lyrics. In 2011, after two self-produced demos, “Ashes to Ashes” and “Icarus Creed”, Perseus signed their first contract with Nadìr Music led by Tommy Talamanca, Trevor, (both members of Sadist) and by the label manager Federico Gasperi.

In October 2013, Perseus recorded its debut album entitled "The Mystic Hands of Fate" (for Nadìr Music), produced by Tommy Talamanca who also recorded keyboards for the band. The first album gave to the band the possibility to open for band such as Vision Divine, Queensryche and Hollow Haze.

On the 1st of April 2016, Perseus published its second album, "A Tale Whispered In The Night” (for Buil2Kill Records), which was presented in Rome, having Fabio Lione as guest star who played live on the stage along with the band for that occasion. In September 2016, Perseus went on tour along with DragonhammeR to support the Swedish metal band Civil War in their European tour. In February 2018 Perseus went on a 4-day live shows as Headliner across Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovenia, experiencing warm appreciation from the audience and establishing a new fan base also in those areas. In 2024 the band signed with the English “Escape Music Ltd. and released its 3rd album “Into the silence”

 

 

 


 

 


CIRCLE OF FRIENDS - CHEROKEE MOON

 

 

 

 Escape Music is pleased to announce the release of the second Circle of Friends album title “Cherokee Moon" !!

 

 

 

 

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Release Date: 22 March 2024
CD Catalogue No: ESM385
Barcode: 5 031281 003850

Guest Musicians:
Harry Hess - Vocals
Robin McAuley - Vocals
Robin Beck - Vocals
Mark Boals - Vocals/Bass
Jeff Scott Soto - Vocals
Derby Mills - Vocals
Rick Altzi - Vocals
Paul Manzi - Vocals
Thomas Vikstrom - Vocals
Tanya Rizkala - Vocals
Olivia Dei Cicchi - Vocals
Mick Devine - Lead and backing vocals
James Christian - Backing vocals
Fredrik Folkare - Guitars/Bass
Steve Mann - Keyboards
Nalle Pahlsson - Bass
Tom Croucier - Bass
Tommy Denander - Guitar/Keyboards
Gregg Hart - Guitars
Steve Morris - Guitars/Keyboards
Kjell Haraldson - Hammond
Robert Sall - Guitars/Keys
Brian Anthony - Bass
Johan Kullberg - Drums
Josh Devine - Drums

Produced by Khalil Turk for Escape Music Ltd
Mixed and Mastered by Fredrik Folkare
Executive Producer Bruce Mee

Track listing:
1
. Starlight (Olivia Dei Cicchi)  4:04
2. Eternal Love (Mark Boals)  4:20
3. Princess of the Night (Jeff Scott Soto) 4:10
4. House of Shadows (Darby Mills)  3:57
5. Lying Here Beside You (Mick Devine/Robin Beck)  4:34
6. Can’t Let You Go (Harry Hess)  4:23
7. Eye of the Hurricane (Rick Altzi)  4:27
8. Midnight Sensation (Robin McAuley)  3:57
9. Girl From Lebanon (Tanya Rizkala) 4:25
10. Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (Thomas Vikström)  3:49
11. The Robe (Paul Manzi)  9:27

The debut Circle of Friends album, ‘The Garden’, was put together in 2021 by Bruce Mee as a tribute to his mother, who died of cancer the previous year.

Consisting of many well-known names in the genre (Doro, Robin Beck, Jeff Scott Soto, James Christian, Robin McAuley etc) this album was only ever meant to be a special one-off. However, there were still a few songs from the past that Bruce wanted to bring up to date, and with a generous helping of originals, ‘Cherokee Moon’ was realised.

Growing up in the 80s, Bruce’s love was for Classic and Melodic Rock, and that was clearly shown by some of the tracks on ‘The Garden’. For ‘Cherokee Moon’, there were a few tracks that he really wanted to put his own stamp on.

The Saxon song ‘Princess Of The Night’ must surely be one of the classic tracks from the NWOBHM era. However, the production back then wasn’t the best so it was decided to cover the track, and to make it that little bit more special, add Hammond organ into the mix. Jeff Scott Soto, who once toured the USA supporting Saxon, does Biff proud with his vocals.

Rainbow has always been Bruce’s favourite band, particularly the Ronnie James Dio era, of which a few songs were considered. But for ‘Cherokee Moon’ it was decided to redo the classic Joe Jynn Turner era track ‘Can’t Let You Go’. The incredible vocals here are supplied by Harem Scarem’s Harry Hess.

The Europe album ‘Prisoners In Paradise’ is one of Bruce’s favourite releases. And having worked with Tanya Rizkala on ‘The Garden’ it just seemed a logical choice to have an actual girl from Lebanon singing ‘Girl From Lebanon’.

Elsewhere we have MSG’s Robin McAuley doing a wonderful version of the Van Zant song ‘Midnight Sensation’ from the wonderful debut. Paul Manzi (The Sweet) does an incredible job on Ten’s ‘The Robe’, an album that Bruce first release way back in 1999 with Now & Then Records.

But it’s just not fantastic covers, there are also 6 awesome originals, with the album opening with the fantastic Rainbow fuelled ‘Starlight’ sung by Robin Beck’s daughter Olivia Dei Cicchi. Robin herself shows up on a duet with Seven’s Mick Devine with ‘Lying Here Beside You’.

Elsewhere, Bruce himself provides the lyrics for the Mark Boals fronted ‘Eternal Love’.  Darby Mills returns for the powerful ‘House of Shadows’ and Thomas Vikström supplies the vocals for the Steve Overland (FM) written ‘Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark’. Gathering Of Kings vocalist Rick Altzi performs on ‘Eye Of The Hurricane’, the only song this time provided by the writer of most of the debut album, Mikael Rosengren.

Along with many other well-known musicians, ‘Cherokee Moon’ is a heavier animal than the debut but still retains the melody and sheer power that has become synonymous with the name Circle Of Friends.

All this has been meticulously put together by producer Khalil Turk of Escape Music with a phenomenal mix by Fredrik Folkare (Nordic Union /ex Eclipse)

 

 

 


 

 


D'LUNA - MONSTER

 

 

 

 Escape Music is pleased to announce the release date for the much anticipated  album D’Luna title “Monster ” Featuring on lead vocals Jeff Scott Soto (Yngwie Malmsteen/Axel Rudi Pell/Talisman/Sons Of Apollo), and with special guest dUg Pinnick (King’s X/The Mob/)

Limited Edition Vinyl in “Cool Blue” colour (300 all numbered 001 to 300) 180gr audiophile vinyl

 

  

 

 

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Release Date: 23 February 2024
CD Catalogue No: ESM384
CD Bar Code: 5031281003843
Vinyl catalogue No: ESMV1017
Vinyl Barcode: 503128101017 9

 

The band is:
Jeff Scott Soto - Vocals (Yngwie Malmsteen/Axel Rudi Pell/Talisman/Sons Of Apollo)
special guest dUg Pinnick (King’s X/The Mob/) on “Monster”
Philip Bynoe - Bass  (Steve Vai/Ring Of Fire/Warlord)
Dan Meyers – Keyboards
Oren Halmut - Drums
Dave De Luna – Guitars

Produced by Dave De Luna
Mixed and Mastered by Rich Mouser (Dream Theatre/Spock’s Beard/Roxanne)

Tracklist:
Monster 4:34
Zombie 4:03
Rabbit Hole 5:40
Believe 5:42
One Voice 3:58
123 3:33
Witness Mastered 6:04
Blink of an eye
3:49 One truth 4:12
10. Blackened Heart 4:42

 

D’luna is an entity instituting the music and songwriting of its founder, namely guitarist David De luna. David and his songs are a very personal individual journey that represents incredible strong guitar riffs, a true Texas groove and a high level of energy. The opening track “Monster” lives up to its name and has a very strong King’s X influence which is hardly a surprise as it features dUg Pinnick of that very band. An explosive start to the album.

“Monster” as an album is a superb slice of rock / metal and with David’s guidance and themes the whole thing has developed into a great working relationship between himself and vocalist Jeff Scott Soto. Jeff, of course, has worked with so many big names in the past, such as Malmsteen, Journey, Talisman and Sons of Apollo, he is a much loved vocalist in the world of rock music.

Philip Bynoe (Steve Vai) is on bass along with Dan Meyers on keyboards and Oren Halmut on drums. The line-up is now complete and with engineer Rich Mouser (Spock’s Beard / Roxanne) at the helm the mixes are brought to perfection and “Monster” is complete.

D’Luna’s Monster greets the listener with a gravity strong enough that even light can not escape it. The audience will be drawn in to the unique sound, heaviness and level of virtuosity with undeniable hooks and melodies..

 

 


 

 


ROBERT HART - CIRCUS LIFE

 

 

 

 Escape Music is delighted to announce the release date for the long-awaited Robert Hart fourth studio album title “Circus Life”

Limited Edition Vinyl in “Green Leaves” colour (500 all numbered 001 to 500), also will include hand signed postcard by Robert Hart!

 

  

 

 

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Release date: 26th Jan 2024
Compact Disc ESM383
Bar Code: 5 031281 003836
ESMV1016
Barcode 5031281010162

1-  Overdrive (3:56)
2- Stone Heart (4:41)
3- Blame it on me (3:32)
4- I’m on your side (5:05)
5- I’ll Take the bullet (4:08)
6- Lay me down easy (4:23)
7- Right here, right now (3:51)
8- Too much time on my hands (5:07)
9- Bring on Tomorrow (4:24)
10- That was the day (4:26)
11- The wrong side of love (4:29)
12- The time of our lives (4:13)

Produced by Steve Overland & Steve Morris
Mixed and mastered by Fredrik Folkare
Executive Producer: Khalil Turk for Escape Music Ltd.

 

Robert Hart – Vocals (Solo / Bad Company / Manfred Mann / Diesel)

And featuring:
Steve Morris (Heartland / Lonerider / Ian Gillan)
Steve Overland (FM / Lonerider / solo)
Robert Sall (Work of Art / WET)
Steve Mann (MSG / Ousey Mann / Lionheart)
Chris Childs (Thunder / Tyketto / Lonerider)
Harry James (Thunder / Shadowman)
Keith Atack (Atack / Bonnie Tyler)

Robert Hart is a much-loved British vocalist and has been involved with many top acts over the years such as Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, Bad Company and The Jones Gang. He is also remembered for his fine solo albums, more recently “Pure” which was released by Escape music in 2020.

Robert has such a versatile vocal range and can adapt his vocals to many types of rock music, such as AOR, Hard Rock and Blues rock and he has demonstrated this admirably on many occasions since the 1980’s. This is no exception.

“Circus Life” also features many musicians and songwriters such as Steve Overland and Steve Morris who actually wrote the songs we have on show here. The style of “Circus Life” is an extension of what Robert gave us for the “Pure” album but this new recording tops even that. We have bags of melody and some excellent musicianship, as you would expect for such a line-up. If you like Bad Company then you are not going to be disappointed with these 12 tracks.

Both on CD and limited-edition vinyl this is a fine start to 2024.

 

 

 


 

 


ATACK - NINE LIVES

 

 

 

 Escape Music has the great pleasure to announce the release date for the long awaited Atack debut album title "Nine Lives" !!

The Vinyl will be a limited edition of 200 copies in colour “BLACK”
and 100 copies in colour "WHITE"!
Individually numbered 1-200 and 1-100 respectively and will also include hand signed postcard by the band!!

 

  

 

 

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Release Date: 24th November 2023
LP Catalogue No: ESMV1015
Bar Code: 5 031281 010155
CD Catalogue No: ESM382
Bar Code: 5 031281 003829

Atack is:
Lee Small: Lead vocals (Phenomena/Lionheart/Sweet)
Keith Atack: Guitars (Bonnie Tyler/David Cassidy)
Chris Childs: Bass (Thunder/Lonerider/Tyketto)
Bob Richards: Drums (Asia/Overland/AC/DC/Shy)
Nick Foley: Keyboards

Produced by Keith Atack
Mixed by Fredrik Folkare
Executive Producer Khalil Turk for Escape Music Ltd.

Vinyl  Side A
1- Dead Man’s Boots (5:25)
2- Nine Lives (4:36)
3- The Seven Seas (5:27)
4- Remember or forget (5:11)
5- Like a twister blowing through (4:26)

Vinyl Side B
1-  New Addiction (4:22)
2-  Stone cold (3:26)
3- Poison Water (4:31)
4- This house (4:42)
5 - The end of the world (4:30)

CD tracklist:
01 Dead Man’s Boots (5:25)
02 Nine Lives (4:36)
03 The Seven Seas (5:27)
04 Remember or forget (5:11)
05 Like a twister blowing through (4:26)
06 New Addiction (4:22)
07Stone cold (3:26)
08 Poison Water (4:31)
09 This house (4:42)
10 The end of the world (4:30)
11 Lie to me Bonus track for the CD

Atack’s founder member and lead guitarist Keith Atack has a long pedigree in the rock music scene. He grew up during the sixties and was influenced from an early age by bands like The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Yardbirds and then on to Jimmy Page and Ritchie Blackmore. He has also toured with many pop acts like Bonnie Tyler, Rick Astley and many others. He has a rock / funk / soul style as well as a jazz and blues influence.

He is joined by band members that also have strong roots in the rock scene such as Bob Richards on drums who has rubbed shoulders with members of bands like Iron Maiden, Survivor, Asia and Shy. Bassist Chris Childs is well respected and is the bass player with UK stalwarts “Thunder/Lonerider/Tyketto”, he is an ideal addition to the line-up along with seasoned vocalist Lee Small (Shy/Phenomena/Lionheart and many more). Finishing off the quintet is Nick Foley whose keyboard prowess is ever present throughout the album. The sound of the Hammond for which he is known gives the whole album a feel of Deep Purple and Rainbow with a true classic British Rock sound.

“Nine Lives” is an exciting addition to the Escape Music roster and available in limited edition vinyl and CD formats, something very much to look forward to.

 

 


 

 


OVERLAND - SIX

 

 

 

Escape Music is delighted to announce the release date for the long-awaited Steve Overland sixth studio album title “SIX” featuring on guitars Robert Sall, will be available on CD, Vinyl, and all digital platforms!

The double album vinyl will be limited edition to 500 copies only! “Yellow Flame” colour and all will be numbered 1-500 also will include hand signed postcard by Steve Overland and Robert Sall!!

 

  

 

 

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Release date: 28th October 2023
CD Catalogue No: ESM381
Barcode No: 5031281003812
Vinyl Catalogue No: ESMV1014
Barcode No:5031281010148

Overland is:
Steve Overland - vocals (FM/Lonerider)
Robert Sall - Guitars & Keys (W.E.T/Work Of Art)
Bob Richards - Drums (SHY/ASIA,ATACK)
Chris Cliff - Bass

Track List Vinyl:

SIDE A
1. One Touch 4:56
2. Disconnected 4:03
3. Together Alone 3:30
4. How Does it Feel 3:30

SIDE B
1. I Hear your Voice 4:21
2. Last Breath 4:34
3. Really Makes You Wonder 3:58
4. Station to Station 3:25

SIDE C
1. Things Will Never Be The Same 4:47
2. From Now On 3:51
3. Under The Blood Red Sky 4:45
4. Walk With Me 5:09

SIDE D
1. Last December NIGHT  5:05   Bonus Track
2. Foreign Movies 3:46   Bonus Track

Track List CD:
1. One Touch 4:56
2. Disconnected 4:03
3. Together Alone 3:30
4. How Does it Feel 3:30
5. I Hear your Voice 4:21
6. Last Breath 4:34
7. Really Makes You Wonder 3:58
8. Station to Station 3:25
9. Things Will Never Be The Same 4:47
10. From Now On 3:51
11. Under The Blood Red Sky 4:45
12. Walk With Me 5:09
 

Produced by Steve Overland / Robert Sall / Khalil Turk
Mixed and mastered by Fredrik Folkare
Executive Producer: Khalil Turk for Escape Music Ltd.
Artwork by Eric Phillipe

Bio

Steve Overland is a legend in his own lifetime. Is there anyone out there who is not familiar with his name? He has a history that goes way back into the late seventies, his first major recording was with the band “Wildlife” in 1980. After the demise of “Wildlife” Steve went on to form the cult British melodic rock band “FM”, a band that released many great albums throughout the years and they are still going strong to this very day.

Steve originally teamed up with Escape Music to provide lead vocals for the Boston Tribute album (ESM 081), singing 'Amanda', one of the album highlights. Steve also collaborated with Steve Morris of “Heartland” fame to record four “Shadowman” albums, all of which are well respected in the rock community. He has written, recorded and sung so many great songs over the years.

However, let’s get back to Steve’s solo work with Escape Music which began with Break Away” (ESM170), then “Diamond Dealer” (ESM198), “Epic” (ESM262) “Contagious” (ESM297) and “Scandalous” (ESM343)

This man can just seemingly continue to give us breathtakingly good songs and with great song writing. This new release for 2023 is simply entitled “S.I.X” and is being released on both CD and Vinyl (limited edition of 500, all numbered in yellow flame) and featuring two bonus tracks. Exciting news indeed!

Steve Overland just gets better, and this latest recording has been hailed as his finest recording to date.

 

 


 

 


JELUSICK - FOLLOW THE BLIND MAN

 

 

 

Escape Music is delighted to announce the release date for the long awaited Jelusick debut album title “Follow The Blind Man” featuring Dino Jelusick the most well loved and respected vocalist in the Rock World! The release will be available on CD, Vinyl, and digital platforms!

The Vinyl will be limited edition to 500 copies only! “Blade Bullet” colour and all will be
individually numbered from 1-500.

  

 

 

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Release date: 29th September 2023
CD Catalogue No: ESM380
CD Barcode Code: 5031281003805
Vinyl Catalogue No: ESMV1013
Vinyl Barcode: 5031281010131

Jelusick is:  Dino Jelusick – vocals, keyboards, guitar / Ivan Keller – guitar / Luka Broderick – bass, backing vocals / Mario Lepoglavec – drums, backing vocals

Produced by Dino Jelusick, Mixed and Mastered by Simon Jovanovic, Executive Producer Dario Jelusic


Vinyl Side One
1. Reign Of Vultures 5:26
2. Died 5:50
3. Animal Inside 4:25
4. Follow The Blind Man 5:07
5. What I Want 3:39

Vinyl Side Two
1. Acid Rain 4:17
2. Healer 4:06 3.
The Great Divide 4:46
4. Fly High Again 3:48
5. Chaos Master 4:20
6. The Bitter End 3:39 (Chaos Master part 2)

CD
1. Reign Of Vultures 5:26
2. Died 5:50
3. Animal Inside 4:25
4. Follow The Blind Man 5:07
5. What I Want 3:39
6. Acid Rain 4:17
7. Healer 4:06
8. The Great Divide 4:46
9. Fly High Again 3:48
10. Chaos Master 4:20   
11. The Bitter End 3:39 (Chaos Master part 2)

JELUSICK played on 4 European tours during 2021- 2023 which also included Guitar Scene festival 2021 where they played with all star band together with John Norum and Gus G. The same line up also played there in 2022 and shared the stage and jammed with Airbourne, Johnny Depp & Jeff Back, Black Label Society, and Beth Hart…

Dino Jelusick, born 4 June 1992, is a Croatian rock singer, musician, and songwriter. He was the founder, principal songwriter and lead singer of hard rock band Animal Drive, which was formed in 2012. and dissolved in 2020. Since 2016 Dino became a permanent member of American rock band Trans-Siberian Orchestra. He also worked with Gus G, Mike Mangini, George Lynch, Will Hunt, Michael Romeo, Jeff Scott Soto, Joel Hoekstra, Steve Smith, Jon Oliva, Kip Winger, John Macaluso, Deen Castronovo, Phil Demmel, Mike Portnoy, Henrik Linder, Justin Johnson, Tony Franklin, Kyle Hughes, Virgil Donati, Kiko Loureiro, Jordan Rudess, David Coverdale, Tommy Aldridge, Reb Beach, Michele Luppi, Lachy Doley etc.

In July 27th 2021,  Upon direct phone call from David Coverdale shortly after that David announced that Dino had became the new member of Whitesnake! In 2009 he started recording a new studio album in Melbourne, Australia which was finalised with producer Robert Ahrling in Malmö, Sweden. The album named “Living My Own Life” was released in August 2011. Between 2012 and 2013 Dino was hired to take part in an international project in South Africa named “Synkropation” where he was featured in several songs and played to an audience of 50.000 people in Johannesburg and also participated in two rock operas.

In 2015, American drummer John Macaluso (Ark) invited him as singer and the keyboardist for his new American-Croatian band Stone Leaders. During this time, Dino was also a member of Croatian metal band The Ralph with whom he released the album “Enter Escape” in February 2017. In February 2016 he was noticed by American rock band Trans-Siberian Orchestra. After auditioning and meeting with producer Paul O’Neill and Dino was chosen to join the group. 2018 his band Animal Drive released debut album, “Bite!”, to critical acclaim. April 2019, they released a covers EP titled “Back to the Roots”. Dino was also featured singer on two songs on Magnus Karlsson “Free Fall” album.

2020 Dino Joined ex-Krokus members and Mandy Mayer (Gotthard, Asia, Unisonic…) for a concert project named Gotus and they released a video for the song “Souls Alive” (Unisonic). July 2021 Michael Romeo, guitar master from NY insisted that Dino should sing on his new album “War of the Worlds part 2” and it became a great and successful collaboration. 2022 Dino toured Europe with Whitesnake. As the last part of the EU tour was canceled due to some DC health issues, Dino joined The Dead Daisies tour replacing Glenn Hughes who got unwell at the end of November 2022.

A 2 year long legal battle with Dino’s ex-label was over and he immediately started recording new songs for his band JELUSICK…..Welcome back Dino!!

 

 

 


 

 


HURRICANE - RECONNECTED

 

 

 

Escape Music is pleased to announce the release date for the long awaited Hurricane album title “Reconnected” The album is 300 copies only! limited edition Vinyl “Slightly Sliver” colour all will be numbered 1-300!

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Release Date: 25th August 2023
CD Catalogue No: ESM379
Vinyl Catalogue No: ESMV1012

Hurricane is:
Daniel Schuman: Lead Vocals
Robert Sarzo: Guitars
Tony Cavazo: Bass
Mike Hansen: Drums
Produced by Robert Sarzo & Andy Zuckerman
Mixed by Andy Zuckerman at The Institute Of Noise
Mastering by Mark Fuller of Mark Fuller Mastering
All Songs Performed By HURRICANE
With special guest on "Under Pressure" Chad Cancino back up Vocals
and Alexander Van Bubenheim on Piano
On "I'm On To You" Andy Zuckerman helped with Gang Vocals

Track Listing:

Vinyl:

Side One
1. Rock Star Cheater   4:02
2. You & I     4:06
3. Under Pressure   3:56
4. Behind Your Shadow  4:58
5. Innocent Girl   3:32

Side Two
1. Don’t Change Your Love   3:52
2. I’m On To You   4:09
3. Hand Of Souls   4:09
4. Disconnected    4:19
5. Blind Love       4:20
6. Wishing Well    3:35

CD

1. Rock Star Cheater    4:02
2. You & I       4:06
3. Under Pressure   3:56
4. Behind Your Shadow   4:58
5. Innocent Girl    3:32
6. Don’t Change Your Love 3:52
7. I’m On To You   4:09
8. Hand Of Souls   4:09
9. Disconnected    4:19
10. Blind Love      4:20
11. Wishing Well    3:35

Hurricane is an American heavy metal band formed in 1983, originally featuring current Foreigner lead vocalist Kelly Hansen (vocals/ rhythm guitar), Robert Sarzo (guitar), Tony Cavazo (bass), and Jay Schellen (drums) currently with Yes. Cavazo and Sarzo are the brothers of Quiet Riot's Carlos Cavazo and Rudy Sarzo. Hurricane released four albums: Take What You Want (1985), Over the Edge (1988), Slave to the Thrill (1990), and Liquifury (2001). Over the Edge was their album featuring the charting song, "I'm on to You", which peaked at No. 33 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart in 1988. In 2010, Robert Sarzo and Tony Cavazo, founding members, reunited and recruited drummer Mike Hansen. In 2021, Dan Schumann an Australian-born singer best known as a member of the Las Vegas Headliner vocal group, Tenors of Rock joined Hurricane. History Quiet Riot's Kevin DuBrow introduced Robert Sarzo and Tony Cavazo in the early 1980s. After deciding to form a band, Sarzo and Cavazo recruited singer Kelly Hansen, drummer Jay Schellen. With little label interest, the band decided to release an album themselves, Take What You Want.[3] The album and constant touring led to them getting a major label deal. In 1986 and 1987, they opened for Stryper on their To Hell with the Devil album tour. They were soon signed to Enigma Records, the same label as Stryper. They also opened for Gary Moore's 1987 US tour. In 1988, the band released their major label debut album, Over the Edge. Propelled by a powerful, yet melodic heavy metal sound, the album made #92 on the US album charts and featured a cover of Alice Cooper's "I'm Eighteen," as well as the band's most successful song, the Jeff Jones-penned "I'm on to You." The title track, "Over the Edge", was also released as a single.

 

 

 


 

 


KHALIL TURK & FRIENDS
TURKISH DELIGHT : VOLUME 2

 

 

 

Escape Music are pleased to announce the release date for Khalil Turk & Friends Turkish Delight second studio album titled “Volume 2" with 500 limited edition double Vinyl “Side A+B Ashy Grey colour and side C+D Kinky Pinky colour”.
All will be numbered 1-500! With hand signed postcard by Khalil Turk!

 

 

 

 

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New Release Date: 14th July 2023
CD Catalogue No: ESM378
CD Bar Code: 5031281003782
Vinyl catalogue No: ESMV1011
Vinyl Barcode: 5031281010117

The Musicians are:

Robin Mc Auley (MSG/Black Swan/solo)
James LaBrie (Dream Theater/solo)
Dino Jelusick (JeluSick/Trans Siberian Orchestra/Dirty Shirley/ George Lynch)
Marc Storace (Krokus/solo)
Jeff Scott Soto (Talisman/W.E.T/Sons Of Apollo/Journey/Yngwie Malmsteen)
Ralf Sheepers (Primal Fears/Gamma Ray)
Jean Beauvoir (Crown of Thorn/ solo)
Jerome Mazza (Pinnacle Point)
Dan Reed (Dan Reed Network)
Tony Harnell (TNT/Morning Wood/Westworld/Starbreaker/solo)
Mark Boals (Yngwie Malmsteen/Ted Nugent/Ring Of Fire)
Jules Galli (Levara)
Andrew Freeman (Great White/Last In Line)
Lee Small (Phenomena/Lionheart)
Mick Devine (Seven/The Roads)
Paul Taylor (Winger/Alice Cooper/The Road)
Kai Hansen (Helloween/Gamma Ray/Iron Savior/Unisonic)
Paul Logue (Edens Curse/James LaBrie)
Keith Atack (Atack/Bonnie Tyler)
Mohammed Alsadeqi (Osiris)
Billy Sheehan  (Mr Big/The Flood/ Winery Dog)
Marco Mendoza (Whitesnake/Thin Lizzy/Journey)
Rudy Sarzo (Quite Riot/Ozzy Osborne)
Wayne Banks (Saxon/Brazen Abbot/Robin Gibb)
Takeaki Itoh (Pinnacle Point)
Mike Slamer (Streets/Seventh Key/Steve Walsh/City Boy)
Dennis Stratton (Iron Maiden/Lionheart)
Laurence Archer (Grand Slam/Thin Lizzy/solo)
Ben Christo (The Sisters Of Mercy / Diamond Black)
Fredrik Folkare (Unleashed/Eclipse)
Peter Hallgren
Tommy Denander (Steve Walsh/Radioactive/Overland/Chris Ousey)
Steve Mann (MSG/Lionheart)
Steve Morris (Ian Gillan Band/Heartland/Lonerider)
Chris Childs (Thunder/Lonerider/Tyketto)
Charlie Calv (Angel/Shotgun Symphony)
Nick Foley (Atack)
Michael T.Ross (Hardline/Missing Persons/XYZ/Lita Ford)
Kjell Haraldsson (Glen Hughes)
Josh Devine (One Direction/Levara)
Johan Kullberg (Hammerfall)
Steve Newman (Newman)

1. No One Knows Your Name     4:19   
(Fredrik Folkare / Peter Hallgren)
Ralf Scheepers: Vocals
Fredrik Folkare: Guitars
Peter Hallgren: Guitars
Mark Robert Boals: Bass / backing vocals
Steve Mann: Keyboards
Johan Kullberg: Drums

2. Come On   4:06
(Fredrik Folkare / Peter Hallgren / Jean Beauvoir)
Jean Beauvoir: Vocals
Fredrik Folkare: Guitar / bass
Peter Hallgren: Guitars
Charlie Calv: Keyboards
Johan Kullberg: Drums

3. Destiny  4:43
(Lee Small / Fredrik Folkare / Jonas Tyskhagen)
Andrew Freeman: Vocals
Fredrik Folkare: Guitars
Peter Hallgren: Guitars
Mark Robert Boals: Bass / backing vocals
Kjell Haraldsson: Keyboards
Johan Kullberg: Drums
Lee Small: Backing vocals

4. I Am Ready  5:03
(Fredrik Folkare / Martina Edoff / Erik Mårtesson)
Mark Robert Boals: Vocals
Kai Hansen: Lead Guitar
Fredrik Folkare: Guitars
Steve Mann: Keyboards
Billy Sheehan: Bass
Johan Kullberg: Drums

5. Crazy  4:27
(Mick Devine / Tommy Denander)
Jeff Scott Soto: Vocals
Fredrik Folkare: Guitars
Billy Sheehan: Bass
Tommy Denander: Keyboards
Josh Devine: Drums
Mick Devine: Backing vocals

6. Hold Your Future  4:39
(Mick Devine / Fredrik Folkare / Peter Hallgren)
James LaBrie: Vocals
Keith Atack: Guitars
Fredrik Folkare: Guitars
Peter Hallgren: Guitars
Mohammed Alsadeqi: Guitars
Michael T. Ross: Keyboards
Nick Foley: Hammond
Paul Logue: Bass
Johan Kullberg: Drums
Mick Devine: Backing vocals

7. Future  4:41
(Dan Reed / Steve Morris)
Dan Reed: Vocals
Steve Morris: Guitars / Keyboards
Fredrik Folkare: Guitars
Wayne Banks: Bass
Josh Devine: Drums

8. Higher  3:24
(Fredrik Folkare / Jonas Tyskhagen)
Marc Storace: Vocals
Fredrik Folkare: Guitars
Rudy Sarzo: Bass
Michael T. Ross: Keyboards
Johan Kullberg: Drum

9. Don´t Surrender  4:50
(Fredrik Folkare / Jonas Tyskhagen)
Robin McAuley: Vocals
Ben Christo: Lead Guitar
Fredrik Folkare: Guitars
Rudy Sarzo: Bass
Fredrik Folkare: Keyboards
Vocals recorded by Andy Zukerman

10. Fahrenheit 451  4:28
(Mike Slamer / Lee Small)
Tony Harnell: Vocals
Jerome Mazza: Vocals
Lee Small: Vocals
Mike Slamer: Guitars
Paul Taylor: Keyboards
Marco Mendoza: Bass
Josh Devine: Drums

11. Throwing Bones  3:40
(Steve Newman)
Jules Galli: Vocals
Dennis Stratton: Guitars
Steve Newman: Guitars
Charlie Calv: Keyboards
Takeaki Itoh: Bass
Josh Devine: Drums
Steve Newman: Backing vocals

12. We Carry On  3:56
(Steve Newman)
Dino Jelusick: Vocals
Laurence Archer: Guitars
Fredrik Folkare: Guitars
Steve Mann: Keyboards
Takeaki Itoh: Bass
Josh Devine: Drums

 

Produced by Khalil Turk for Escape Music Ltd
Mixed and Mastered by Fredrik Folkare
Artwork Design by Hugh Syme (Rush / Dream Theatre / Bad English / Elton John / Quite Riot)

Turkish Delights Vol 2

‘Turkish Delights Volume Two celebrates the absolute joy that Escape Music co-owner Khalil Turk has for the kind of music he loves so much and has spent the last thirty and then some years championing. Indeed, his enthusiasm for a new band or a new song today is no different from when I first met him in the mid ‘80’s. I lost count of the number of phone calls he made to me when I was working for ‘Kerrang!’ magazine, where he would excitedly tell me ‘Dave, you just have to listen to this! It’s brilliant! You’ll love it!’ before playing me something over the phone – new and often obscure - he had picked up on his international record buying trips. Nine and a half times out of ten he’d be right!!

Khalil’s quality control has been such that the record label he co-founded with fellow melodic rock enthusiast Barrie Kirtley in 1995 remains reliably and solidly in place all these years later. Escape continues to deliver monthly doses of quality hard rock, melodic rock and AOR to a very devoted following.  

Khalil had first entered the music business in the early ‘90’s, effectively as a talent scout for the German owned Long Island label. However, after the company folded, Turk felt  that, rather than look at opportunities with other labels, he had the enthusiasm and now had rather more knowledge of the inner workings of the music business to put something together himself alongside the equally enthusiastic and astute Kirtley. We’ve seen hundreds of solid album releases from a huge variety of acts (including AXE, Steve Walsh (Kansas), John Elefante (Kansas), Lonerider, Shadowman, Alliance, Pinnacle Point, Mass, Heartland, Grand Illusion, Overland, Last Autumn’s Dream, Punky Meadows, ColdSpell, Chris Ousey, Ozone, Hurricane, Lonerider and Touch, to name just a few) as well as reissues (from Aviator, Sugarcreek, Jon Butcher Axis, Franke And The Knockouts, FM, Tantrum and Surrender, Zon, Hanover Fist etc) ever since.

So here we are, over twenty five years since that first Escape Music album appeared hot off the presses (Heartland’s ‘III’ album in November 1995, if you’re asking) and this collection of songs, personally chosen by Khalil, reiterates that pure joy he still possesses for the music he is utterly immersed by.

With material from the pens of Fredrik Folkare (Eclipse), Peter Hallgren, Dan Reed (Dan Reed Network) Lee Small (Phenomena/Lionheart/Sweet), Steve Morris (Export/Ian Gillan/Heartland), Mike Slamer (City Boy/Steve Walsh/Seventh Key), Mick Devine (Seven), Steve Newman (Newman/Compass) and Tommy Denander (Radioactive/Steve Walsh) there’s also a list of musicians culled from Khalil’s contact book that, quite frankly, is VERY impressive. Just a few names appearing on ‘Turkish Delights Vol 2’ to throw at you include Mark Boals (Yngwie Malmsteen/Ted Nugent/Ring Of Fire), James LaBrie (Dream Theatre/solo), Billy Sheehan (Talas/David Lee Roth/Mr Big), Ralf Sheepers (Primal Fears/Gamma Ray), Jean Beauvoir (Crown of Thorn/ solo), Jules Galli (Levara), Jeff Scott Soto, Chris Childs (Thunder), Kai Hansen (Helloween/Gamma Ray/Iron Savior/Unisonic) Andrew Freeman (Great White/Last In Line), Dennis Stratton (Iron Maiden/Lionheart), Steve Mann (MSG/Lionheart), Josh Devine (One Direction/Levara)), Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy/Whitesnake/Journey), Paul Taylor (Winger/Alice Cooper/The Road), Marc Storace (Krokus/solo), Robin Mc Auley (Grand Prix/MSG), Dino Jelusick (JeluSick/Trans Siberian Orchestra/Dirty Shirley/ George Lynch) Ben Cristo (Sister Of Mersey/Black Diamond), Jerome Mazza (Pinnacle Point/solo), Tony Harnell (TNT/Morning Wood/Westworld/Starbreaker/solo), Laurence Archer (Grand Slam/Thin Lizzy/solo)and Rudy Sarzo (Quite Riot/Ozzy Osborne). This is a cast of thousands. Well, it at least appears that way!

It’s a very interesting package and, as Khalil would surely say, you’ll love it!

Dave Reynolds

 

 

 


 

 


THREAD - THREAD

 

 

 

Thread – limited edition first pressing 1100 copies only, will includes a bonus CD with previously unreleased tracks,
all remastered 24 bits by Steve Mann and extensive liner notes by Vince DiCola and Dave Reynolds.
All will be numbered 1-1100

 

 

 

 

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Release Date: 23 June 2023
Catalogue No: ESM377
Bar Code: 5 031281003775

Vince DiCola Keyboards (including keyboard, bass and guitars), background vocals, additional percussion programming.
Ellis Hall Lead and background vocals
Doane Perry Drums and percussion

Additional musicians:
Mark Boals, John De Faria, Rocket Ritchotte, Shem von Schroeck, Rick Livingstone.

Produced and arranged by THREAD
Engineered by Vince DiCola and Ellis Hall.
Remastered by Steve Mann
Executive producer: Khalil Turk for Escape Music Ltd

CD 1
1. Live at the Scene 7:02
2. Hands of Kindness (Short version) 5:00
3. Another Mean Day 4:58
4. Just Out of Reach 5:37
5. Rage 4:41
6. Secrets of the Game 4:43
7. Rainbow Suite 14:50

CD 2 unreleased tracks
1. Live at the Scene (Featuring Shem von Schroeck) 6:06
2. Hands of Kindness (Extended version feat Mark Boals) 14:14
3. Top of the World (R. Livingstone & S. von Schroeck version) 4:57
4. The Last of Her Kind (Featuring Vince DiCola) 5:37
5. Ever Changing World (Featuring Mark Boals) 4:24
6. Rainbow Suite (Featuring Mark Boals) 14:53
7. Jessie‘s Journey - The Suite  18:45 (STORMING HEAVEN featuring Rick Livingstone)

THREAD

Film composer Vince DiCola and former Jethro Tull drummer Doane Perry have a long musical history together and have been close friends for decades. Thread, featuring DiCola and Perry alongside vocalist Ellis Hall, was a band that proudly offered progressive rock at its finest. Ellis Hall’s contributions are particularly notable amongst such brilliance. An absolutely fantastic singer, Hall had previously recorded as part of the fictional R&B group the California Raisins as well as the very real-life Tower Of Power.

Some exciting bonus material has been added for this Escape Music reissue. These additional songs feature incredible and memorable vocal performances from Mark Boals (Yngwie Malmsteen, Foundry, Dokken), Shem von Schroeck (Ambrosia/Toto) and Vince himself.

Additional personnel included three amazing guitar players… the afore-mentioned Mark Boals, Rocket Ritchotte (Black Rose, Steppenwolf, Stan Bush, Barrage) and John Defaria (Gloria Estefan & the Miami Sound Machine, Kenny Loggins, David Foster). The resulting album is brilliant, at times verging on a West coast version of Kansas.

The album, originally released in 1996 on Laughing Gull Records, is utterly brilliant and one of the greatest unsung prog rock albums of all-time, here it is to be enjoyed with a superb remaster and a bonus disc.

 

 

 


 

 


RENAISSANCE ROCK ORCHESTRA - THE ICE AGE COMETH

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Release Date: 26th May 2023
Catalogue No: ESM376
Bar Code: 5 03128100376 8

Track List:
1. In My Lovin’ Arms 5:28
2.The Ice Age Cometh  6:57
3. Here We Are Again 4:53
4. Secrets In The Sand 7:33
5. Circus Life  5:04
6. My Lonely Heart  6:19
7. The Universal Dance  6:44
8. J.S. Rock 4:06
9. A Song Of Hope 7:31
10. The Author Of Mystery  5:06
11. Long Live Rock And Roll  5:08

Produced and Composer by Keyboards Gregg Fox
Mastered by Steve Mann
Artwork Design by Nello Dell'Omo

Musicians are:
Gregg Foxx (Miley Cyrus/Beggars & Thieves / King Kobra / Vargas/ Bogert & Appice / Quiet Riot/ Paul Shortino / and legendary drummer Carmine Appice)
Robin McAuley (Survivor / Michael Schenker Group) vocal
Mark Boals ( Yngwie Malmsteen / Ted Nugent Dokken) vocals
Alan White (Yes) Drums,
Brian Tichy (Whitesnake / Foreigner / Billy Idol / Dead Daisies) Drums
Michael James Romeo (Symphony X) guitar,
George Lynch (Dokken / Lynch Mob) guitar
Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Guns n Rose’s) guitar.
Tony Franklin (Blue Murder / The Firm / Kate Bush / Whitesnake) Bass
Greg Smith (Ted Nugent / Billy Idol / Blue Oyster Cult / Alan Parsons /Alice Cooper / Glen Fry) Bass
DAVID JANSSEN & MARCO ZAVALA GUITARS  

 

Gregg Fox comes from a very talented and musical background. He started playing piano at just 5 years old and then into his teens he discovered rock music. Gregg has always loved classical music and the sound of symphonies / orchestras and, indeed, played violin in his high school years.

The influence of Deep Purple, ELP, Jethro Tull and Yes guided Gregg to his niche in the world of music and these bands along with Led Zeppelin became his inspiration. Gregg was originally in a Seattle based Prog rock group called Icarus and they recorded music in the vein of Kansas, Styx and Yes, where he met guitarist Howard Leese and worked with him for some time.

After taking a break from music at the start of 2000 he started writing music in 2007 that would form the basis of the RRO and after playing with huge rock musicians like Carmine Appice, Paul Shortino, Chris Slade and Doug Aldrich he was inspired to form the RRO and write two records with Mikey Bones, who has sadly passed since.

“The Ice Age Cometh” is the latest recording from RRO and it is a fantastic symphonic / rock orchestral recording that fans of the Trans Siberian Orchestra would relate to. This really is a tremendous opus full of grand moments and excellent compositions.

 

 

 


 

 


BITE THE BULLET - ROCKY ROAD

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 


 

 


THE FLOOD - HEAR US OUT

 

 

 

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!

Limited edition "Sunset Boulevard" coloured vinyl of 300 copies only

 

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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” !!

 

 


 

 


GABRIELLE DE VAL - KISS IN A DRAGON NIGHT

 

 

 

Escape Music is delighted to announce the release date for the debut album by the much loved female artist Gabrielle De Val, titled 'Kiss In A Dragon Night'! The first pressing will include a hand-signed 5x7 inch full colour photo, limited to 500 only!

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Released Date - 17th February 2023
Catalogue NO: ESM373
Barcode No: 5031281003737

The Musicians:
Gabrielle de Val: Lead Vocals
Guest Lead vocalists: Robin McAuley/Mark Boals/Mick Devine/Terry Brock/Steve Overland
Backing vocals: Steve Overland/Mick Devine/Lee Small
Guitars: Fredrik Folkare/Steve Morris/Gary Pihl/Keith Atack/Tommy Denander
Keyboards: Eric Ragno/Steve Mann/Nick Foley/Tommy Denander
Bass: Fredrik Folkare
Drums: Johan Kullberg

Track list:

1. Take on the World  (3:39)
2. When Midnight Comes (with Mark Boals)  (4:16)
3. Moonlight Shadow  (3:45)
4. Kiss in a Dragon Night (with Robin McAuley)  (4:13)
5. Pay For the Lonely Nights  (3:46)
6. Fight For Love (with Mick Devine)  (4:06)
7. Candle in the Window  (4:11)
8. Stayin’ Alive (with Terry Brock)  (3:38
9. Fuel to the Fire  (3:48)
10. Natural High (with Steve Overland)  (3:38)
11. Let’s Get Something Started  (3:35)
12. Hold On (with Mick Devine & Gary Pihl)  (3:26)

Produced By Khalil Turk for Turkish Delight Productions
Mixed and Mastered by Fredrik Folkare
Executive Producer Bruce Mee

Gabrielle de Val started to get involved in the Rock scene when in 1987 she created the band Yin-Yang, which would later be called D'Val, together with several musicians who suggested to her to take part in the 'Villa de Madrid' contest, the most relevant of the Spanish music scene for decades. To the band's surprise, they ranked second in the final, achieving great media coverage, as well as financial aid that they invested in upgrading their equipment and the recording of a vinyl single, which would be distributed nationally.

Gabrielle composed, wrote lyrics, sang, did interviews... and that's how she turned music into her life.  The band recorded several demos that today are part of the treasure trove for the nostalgic Spanish Rock-lovers.  After that, the band remained inactive... for almost 20 years! Until in 2010 Alfonso Samos, David Erick, Alex Morell and Gabrielle reappeared, to everyone's surprise, under the name of The Val and recorded, at last, their debut album 'Back'. And as Gabrielle says, “Good things sometimes come to those who wait... a long wait!” But the world had changed and borders had disappeared for music thanks to social networks and the countless possibilities they offered to go one step further; and that´s how an album that had been conceived to close a stage of the past became the key to open a new and fascinating future. The album was widely distributed and supported by important media such as Classic Rock Magazine and Fireworks Magazine, which made possible the recording of a second album, 'Heading for the Surface' (2015) and a third one, 'King Ocelot'(2020), all of them with extraordinary reviews from the specialised media.

With The Val, Gabrielle gave major concerts, participated in festivals, toured England and had the opportunity to sing live alongside big names in international Rock such as David Saylor and Robert Tepper (Rockingham Fest, 2015) as well as with Spanish artists, such as Rafa Martín, José Carlos Molina and Miguel Oñate.

'Kiss in a Dragon Night', Gabrielle's first solo album, was conceived when Bruce Mee, editor of Fireworks Magazine, received the album 'Back' to write a review for the mag. Somehow the song, over time, led him to want to record a full album with this title, and together with producer Khalil Turk (Escape Music), he shaped the idea and created an album involving vocalists such as Steve Overland (FM/Lonerider/solo), Mick Devine (The Roads/Seven), Robin McAuley (Black Swan/Michael Schenker Band), Mark Boals (Yngwie Malmsteen) and Terry Brock (Strangeways) as well as musicians such as Gary Pihl (Boston/Sammy Hagar), Eric Ragno (Joe Lynn Turner/Babys), Johan Kullberg (HammerFall) and Fredrik Folkare (Nordic Union/Unleashed). Shortly before starting to work on this album and also under the guidance of Bruce Mee and Khalil Turk, Gabrielle appeared on the Circle of Friends album ‘The Garden’ (Escape Music) with the solo track 'When He's Gone'.

For Gabrielle, 'Kiss in a Dragon Night is a mind-blowing adventure, with fellow artists who have “given me more than I could have ever imagined and with songs that I have put all my soul and dedication into.” Already with the suggestive cover of the album, by Gaetano di Falco, a surprising journey begins, with songs by The Val transformed into duets, very powerful original songs by other writers, as well as versions of fascinating tracks such as Stayin' Alive (Magnum), and Moonlight Shadow (Mike Oldfield), the latter of which she had been wanting to record since she heard it for the first time years ago. All of Gabrielle's vocals have been recorded in Stockholm, at Fredrik Folkare's studio, who has done a great job recording the guitars and bass, and also mixing all the tracks on the album. In Gabrielle's words, "Working with Fredrik has been awesome and I can't think of a better place in the world than Stockholm to start a journey like this."

 

 

 


 

 


STONEBOLT - NEW SET OF CHANGES

 

 

 

Limited edition numbered cd of 1000 units only 0001 to 1000!
Remastered at 24 bits by Graig Wadell at Armoury Studio, Vancouver, Canada, November 2022

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Release date: 20 January 2023
Catalogue No: ESM372
Bar Code: 5 031281 00372 0

Track List:  Take the time (5:54) / You don’t care 4:54 / Crying again tonight 4:16 / Landing in love 5:11 / Please please me 3:48 / New set of changes 5:11 / Come and see me 3:21 / All by myself 3:51 / Here comes the rain 5:06 / Midnight angel 5:23 Bonus track: Back on the bottom line 4:21

The Band:
Ray Roper: Guitar, lead & backing vocals / David J Wills: Lead & backing vocals /
John Webster: Keyboards / Brian Lousley: Drums & percussion / Danny Atchison: Bass

Stonebolt were a Canadian band based in the Vancouver area and recorded 4 albums between 1978 and 1982. They released their debut album in 1978 on Parachute records and it put them on the map, especially the song “I will still love you” which attracted some chart recognition.

When the label “Parachute” folded the band signed with RCA and recorded “Keep it alive” in 1979, the music was quite poppy during this early era. However, things changed for what is regarded as their best album “New set of changes” which had strong elements of Pomp rock and comparisons could be made to bands such as Styx and Prism. This was released right at the start of the 80’s when the Melodic rock era was beginning to come alive. This third album is up there with many other classics though it never really got the attention it deserved.

“New Set of Changes” had some really strong tunes and is a pleasure to the ears, opening track “Take the Time” is one of those songs that will be going round in your head even after the first spin. There are many other strong songs on the album and also a bonus track “Back on the bottom line” which was a song that missed a deadline for an album but was a firm favourite in their live shows. Here it is for the very first time as a bonus track.

Stonebolt did record a fourth album “Juvenile American Princess” in 1982 and was a worthy addition to the band’s roster but “New set of changes” will always sit high above the other releases as their golden moment.

This limited edition release will be a great way to remember this Canadian quintet and with more up-to-date production techniques the sound is as fresh as it was in the 1980’s.

 

 


 

 


THE ROADS - SIMPLE MAN

 

 

 

Escape Music is delighted to announce the release date for The Roads Featuring Gary Pihl (Boston/Sammy Hagar Band) and Mick Devine (Seven/solo artist)  title of the album “Simple Man”   

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Release Date: 18th November 2022
Catalogue No: ESM371
Barcode: 5 031281003713

The Roads are:
Mick Devine - Vocals  (Seven/solo artist)
Gary Pihl - Guitars (Boston/Sammy Hagar)
With special guests:
Josh Devine - Drums (One Direction/Levara)
Tracy Ferrie - Bass guitar (Stryper/Boston)
Paul Taylor - Keyboards (Alice Cooper/Winger)
Lawrence Gowan - Keyboards (Styx)
Neil Miller - Keyboards
Lin Devine - Background vocals
Ben Devine - Additional vocals
Scott Pihl - Additional guitar

Produced by Gary Pihl and Mick Devine
Mixed and Mastered by Dario Mollo
Executive Producer Khalil Turk for Escape Music Ltd
Artwork Design by Eric Phillippe

Track list:
1 - Let’s not let it end like this  3:38
2 - Promise me    4:34
3 - Simple man   5:18
4 - How long?   3:47
5 - It will be alright  3:46
6 - No way   4:09
7 - Avalanche   3:35
8 - Love so strange  5:01
9 - Just not the same  3:44
10 - Love lives in promises  3:25
11 - Will you believe in me?   3:34
12 - Save you from your yesterdays  4:20

If the definition of a road is a pathway from somewhere - to somewhere, then The Roads is the perfect name for the collaboration of Mick Devine and Gary Pihl. Each musician has had a long journey from humble beginnings to incredible heights. Mick with the band Seven and his solo career and Gary as former Sammy Hagar Band and current guitarist with the band Boston have focussed their talents toward a new destination. Their intersection at this moment for their debut, Simple Man, promises to be the culmination of their experience and desire to go farther than they’ve ever been

The seeds for this musical endeavour were first sown when Escape Music Khalil Turk sent the Turkish Delight song, ‘Get Out Of Here’, to Gary Pihl so that he could add guitars to it. “I was flattered that he wanted me to participate with the rest of those excellent musicians, but I had some ideas about how to change the groove of the song,” reveals Pihl. “That required changing the drum parts and Khalil gave me free reign to try it. He put me in touch with the drummer, Josh Devine. I’d always admired Josh’s terrific work with One Direction and Levara and as I told him my groove ideas, he knew exactly was I was talking about and of course, made the drum track even better than what I imagined.”

In turn Pihl wanted to know the identity of the singer, which Josh Devine revealed was his Father, Mick Devine of Escape Music artists, Seven. Never one to miss an opportunity, Khalil Turk could see the chemistry developing and suggested they work together. “After about two minutes on the phone with Mick, I could tell he was a smart and talented guy with a great singing voice and eager to write some thoughtful lyrics and rocking songs,” says Pihl. “That’s what was most appealing to me.”

The song writing throughout was an equal affair between Pihl and Devine. With Pihl adamant that he did not want it to sound like Boston, he certainly acknowledges that they have been inspired by every other band that’s come before them, but that they strived to be unique. “We never set to write with any direction in mind,” reveals Mick Devine. “The songs naturally formed as we worked making it by far the most collaborative writing partnership, I have been involved in. We very quickly realised that we had something special and the songs we were writing would really stand up and we are both so proud of this work.”

But great songs require great musicians and joining both Pihl and Devine in this exciting new adventure are a myriad of experienced recording artists. According to Pihl, “using Mick’s son, Josh for drums, was the easiest choice.” Having worked with One Direction and Levara, his ideas set the stage for the rest of the musicians to lock into. With Pihl’s Boston partner of over ten years, Tracy Ferrie, joining on bass, the keyboard parts were deftly handled by session player Neil Miller and Winger’s Paul Taylor, an old band alumnus of Pihl’s from years ago. With Lawrence Gowan graciously agreeing to play keys on three songs, Pihl had always admired his work with Styx and of course his own band, Gowan. Even though he was so busy with Styx, through the magic of remote recording, he was able to send his fantastic ideas. “I told him I didn’t want listeners to say, “that sounds like Styx keyboards” I want listeners to say, “that sounds like Lawrence Gowan!”. With Pihl’s son, Scott, adding guitar and Mick’s wife, Lin and son Ben adding vocals, The Roads – a name created by Khalil Turk - were ready to roll.

With Escape having been instrumental in quality releases from both Pihl’s outfit, Alliance, and Devine’s band, Seven, you can guarantee that this album is going to uphold that fine tradition. The album’s sound comes from a time when North American AOR behemoths ruled the airwaves and if you look closely, you’ll detect traces of Styx, Kansas, Foreigner and bands of that ilk in its DNA, but it’s armed with an identity all its own. From the lush, expressive vocals of Devine, through to Pihl’s subtle and understated guitar playing, The Roads is far from a conclusion or end and have created a journey that’s got plenty of miles left on the clock, one that you’ll want to take time after time.

ROB EVANS – POWERPLAY AND FIREWORKS MAGAZINES – OCTOBER 2022

 

 

 


 

 


TURKISH DELIGHT:VARIOUS ARTISTS
KHALIL TURK & FRIENDS
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TURKISH DELIGHT:VOLUME ONE

 

 

 

Escape Music are pleased to announce the release date for the long awaited Turkish Delight studio album titled “Volume 1" with 500 limited edition double Vinyl “Side A+B Snowy White colour and side C+D Skull Gold colour” all will be numbered 1-500!

 

 

 

 

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Release Date: 21st October 2022
Catalogue Number: ESM370
Bar Code 5031281003706
Vinyl Catalogue Number: ESMV1009
Barcode: 5 031281010094

The Musicians are:

Ronnie Platt: Lead vocals   (Kansas)
Billy Greer: Lead vocals (Kansas/Seventh Keys/Streets)
Jeff Scott Soto: Lead and backing vocals  (Talisman/Yngwie Malmsteen/Trans Siberian Orchestra)
Robin McAuley: Lead and backing vocals  (Michael Schenker Group/Grand Prix/solo artist)
Chris Ousey: Lead vocals and Backing vocals  (Heartland/Ousey-Mann/Virginia Wolf))
Jerome Mazza: vocals (Pinnacle Point/Steve Walsh)
James Christian: Lead and backing vocals (House Of Lords)
Terry Brock: Lead vocals (Strangeways/Kansas)
Lee Small: Lead and backing vocals (Phenomena/Lioneheart/Shy)
Mick Devine: Lead and Backing vocals  (Devine Intervention/7/solo artist)
Ronnie Romero: Lead and backing vocals (Rainbow/Michael Schenker Group)
Tony Harnell: Lead vocals and backing vocals (TNT/Westworld/Starbreaker/Morning Wood)
Steve Overland: Lead and backing vocals (Lonerider/FM/solo artist)
Robin Beck: Backing vocals (solo artist)
Matt Sinner: Bass  (Primal Fear/Sinner)
Joel Hoekstra: Guitars (Whitesnake/ Trans Siberian Orchestra/13)
Mike Slamer: Guitars  (City Boy/Streets/Seventh Key/Steelhouse Lane)
Jeff Pilson: Bass (Foreigner)
Gary Pihl: Guitars  (Sammy Hagar/Boston)
Steve Morris: Guitars and Keyboards (Heartland/Lonerider)
Gene Black: Lead Guitars (Tina Turner/Rod Stewart/Device)
Billy Sheehan: Bass (Mr Big/The Flood/Talas)
Tracy Ferrie: Bass  (Stryper/Boston)
Ricky Phillips: Bass  (Baby’s/Styx/Bad English)
Rocky Newton: Bass  (Michael Schenker Group/Lionheart)
Josh Devine: Drums (One Direction/Levara/Devine Intervention)
Takeaki Itoh: Bass (Pinnacle Point)
Jim Kirkpatrick: Slide guitar  (FM/The Flood/Bernie Marsden Band)
Chris Childs: Bass  (Thunder/Lonerider)
Steve Mann: Keyboards (Michael Schenker Group/Lionheart/Ousey/Mann)
Vince DiCola: Keyboards (Rocky4/Staying Alive/Transformers/Storming Heaven)
Mark Mangold: Keyboards (Touch/American Tears/Drive She Said)
Alessandro Del Vecchio: Keyboards  (Revolution Saints/Edge Of Forever/Hardline)
Stevie D: Lead guitar
Marco Mendoza: Bass (Whitesnake/Thin Lizzy/Journey)
Jimmy Nicholas: B3 (Faith Hill/Kenny Loggins/Van Zant/Jim Peterik/Juice Newton)
Tommy Denander: Guitars and keyboards (Radioactive/Steve Walsh/Robert Hart))
Brain J Anthony: Bass (Steve Walsh/Lonerider/Robert Heart/ Robbie LeBlanc)
Brian Tichy: Drums (Whitesnake/Dead Daisies/ Foreigner)
Mark Stanway: Keyboards (Magnum/Grand Slam)
Robin Beck: Backing vocals (solo artist)
Nikolo Kotzev: Lead guitars (Brazen Abbot/Robin Gibb)
Fredrik Folkare: Guitars (Unleashed/Heartwind)
Mikael Rosengren: Keyboards  (Heartwind)
Steve Newman: Guitars/keys/backing vocals (Newman/Compass)
Eric Ragno: Keyboards (Baby’s/Joe LynnTurner)
Fredrik Bergh: Keyboards (Talk Of Town/Bloodbound)
Michael Lange: Drums

 

Vinyl

Side A
1. INTRO   1:49
Music arrangement: Vince DiCola

2. Live Again   4:46
Steve Newman)
Ronnie Platt: Lead vocals   
Chris Ousey: Backing vocals
Steve Newman: Guitars/keys/backing vocals
Steve Mann: Keyboards
Stevie D: Lead guitar
Rocky Newton: Bass
Josh Devine: Drums

3. Crazy Days  3:27
(Dean London/Tommy Denander)
Jerome Mazza: vocals
Vince DiCola: Keyboards
Joel Hoekstra: Guitars
Takeaki Itoh: Bass
Josh Devine: Drums

4. Bad Enough    4:45  
(Steve Newman)
Billy Greer: Lead vocals
Joel Hoekstra: Guitars
Matt Sinner: Bass
Steve Newman: Keyboards
Eric Ragno: Keyboards
Josh Devine: Drums

5. NEVER WILL FORGET   3:42  
(Steve Morris / Mick Devine)
Mick Devine: Lead and Backing vocals
Steve Morris: Guitars and keyboards
Jim Kirkpatrick: Slide guitar  
Chris Childs: Bass
Josh Devine: Drums  

Side B
1. Harder They Fall   3:54
(Steve Overland / Tommy Denander)
Jeff Scott Soto: Lead and backing vocals  
Joel Hoekstra: Guitars
Tommy Denander: Guitars  
Billy Sheehan: Bass
Alessandro Del Vecchio: Keyboards  
Josh Devine: Drums

2. Get Out Of Here    3:57
(Mick Devine / Steve Morris)
Terry Brock: Lead vocals
Mick Devine: Backing Vocals
Gary Pihl: Guitars  
Steve Morris: Keyboards
Tracy Ferrie: Bass  
Josh Devine: Drums

3. Believe   5:29
(Steve Overland / Fredrik Bergh)
Robin McAuley: Lead and backing vocals  
Mike Slamer: Guitars
Fredrik Bergh: Keyboards
Jeff Pilson: Bass
Josh Devine: Drums

4. Hangman Blues    3:20
(Lee Smal /Tommy Denander)
Lee Small: Lead and backing
Joel Hoekstra: Lead Guitars
Tommy Denander: Guitars and keyboards
Rocky Newton: Bass
Josh Devine: Drums

Side C
1. State of Mind    4:40
(Mick Devine / Tommy Denander)
Jerome Mazza: Lead and backing vocals
Mick Devine: Backing vocals
Gene Black: Lead Guitars
Tommy Denander: Guitars and keyboards
Ricky Phillips: Bass  
Mark Stanway: Keyboards
Josh Devine: Drums

2. Belly Of The Beast*  5:24
(Steve Morris/Chris Ousey)
Chris Ousey: Lead and backing vocals  
Steve Morris: Guitars
Mark Mangold: Keyboards
Chris Childs: Bass
Josh Devine: Drums

3. Holy Water    5:13
(Mike Slamer /Lee Small
Ronnie Romero: Lead and backing vocals
Lee Small: Backing vocals
Mike Slamer: Guitars
Marco Mendoza: Bass
Jimmy Nicholas: B3 Hammond
Josh Devine: Drums

4. Sweet Serenity    3:34
(Mikael Rosengren/James Christian)
James Christian: Lead and backing vocals
Robin Beck: Backing vocals
Nikolo Kotzev: Lead guitars
Fredrik Folkare: Guitars
Mikael Rosengren: Keyboards
Takeaki Itoh: Bass
Josh Devine: Drums

Side D
1. Take It Away    3:30
(Steve Overland/Tommy Denander/Michael Landau)
Tony Harnell: Lead vocals and backing vocals
Steve Overland: Backing vocals
Tommy Denander: Guitars and keyboards
Marco Mendoza: Bas
Josh Devine: Drums

2. BAD TO GOOD    4:27
(Steve Overland/Tommy Denander)
Steve Overland: Lead and backing vocals
Tommy Denander: Guitars and keyboards
Brain J Anthony: Bass
Brian Tichy: Drums

3. The Year 2000**    6:04   (Vinyl Only)
(Dariush/Chris Ousey/Mariam Mohammed)
Chris Ousey: Lead and backing vocals
Tommy Denander: Guitars and keyboards
Brian Anthony: Bass
Michael Lange: Drums

4. FROZEN ROSE**   4:57  (Vinyl Only)
(Kouroush/Chris Ousey/Mariam Mohammed)
Chris Ousey: Lead and backing vocals
Tommy Denander: Guitars and keyboards   
Brian Anthony: Bass
Michael Lange: Drums

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CD Version:

1. Intro  1:49
2. Live Again  4:46
3. Crazy Days  3:27
4. Bad Enough  4:45
5. Never Will Forget  3:42
6. Harder They Fall  3:54
7. Get Out Of Here  3:57
8. Believe  5:29
9. Hangman Blues  3:20
10. State Of Mind  4:40
11. Belly Of The Beast  5:24
12. Holy Water  5:13
13. Sweet Serenity  3:34
14. Take It Away  3:30
15. Bad To Good  4:27

 

Produced by Khalil Turk for Turkish Delight Productions
Mixed and Mastered by Stephen DeAcutis at Sound Spa Studio, New Jersey, USA
*Mixed by Andy Zukerman
*Mastered by Fredrik Folkare
**Mixed and Mastered by Brian J Anthony  (Vinyl Only)
Artwork Design by Hugh Syme (Rush/Bad English/Elton John)

Turkish Delight:Khalil Turk & Friends

‘Turkish Delight Volume One’ celebrates the absolute joy that Escape Music co-owner Khalil Turk has for the kind of music he loves so much and has spent the last thirty and then some years championing. Indeed, his enthusiasm for a new band or a new song today is no different from when I first met him in the mid ‘80’s. I lost count of the number of phone calls he made to me when I was working for ‘Kerrang!’ magazine, where he would excitedly tell me ‘Dave, you just have to listen to this! It’s brilliant! You’ll love it!’ before playing me something over the phone – new and often obscure - he had picked up on his international record buying trips. Nine and a half times out of ten he’d be right!!

Khalil’s quality control has been such that the record label he co-founded with fellow melodic rock enthusiast Barrie Kirtley in 1995 remains reliably and solidly in place all these years later. Escape continues to deliver monthly doses of quality hard rock, melodic rock and AOR to a very devoted following.  

Khalil had first entered the music business in the early ‘90’s, effectively as a talent scout for the German owned Long Island label. However, after the company folded, Turk felt  that, rather than look at opportunities with other labels, he had the enthusiasm and now had rather more knowledge of the inner workings of the music business to put something together himself alongside the equally enthusiastic and astute Kirtley. We’ve seen hundreds of solid album releases from a huge variety of acts (including AXE, Steve Walsh (Kansas), John Elefante (Kansas), Lonerider, Shadowman, Alliance, Pinnacle Point, Mass, Heartland, Grand Illusion, Overland, Last Autumn’s Dream, Punky Meadows, ColdSpell, Chris Ousey, Ozone and Touch, to name just a few) as well as reissues (from Aviator, Sugarcreek, Jon Butcher Axis, Franke And The Knockouts, FM, Tantrum and Surrender, Zon, Hanover Fist etc) ever since.

So here we are, over twenty five years since that first Escape Music album appeared hot off the presses (Heartland’s ‘III’ album in November 1995, if you’re asking) and this collection of songs, personally chosen by Khalil, reiterates that pure joy he still possesses for the music he is utterly immersed by.

With material from the pens of Steve Overland (FM), Chris Ousey (Heartland), Steve Morris (Export/Ian Gillan/Heartland), Mick Devine (Seven), Steve Newman (Newman/Compass) and Tommy Denander (Radioactive) there’s also a list of musicians culled from Khalil’s contact book that, quite frankly, is VERY impressive. Just a few names appearing on ‘Turkish Delights’ to throw at you include Ronnie Platt (Kansas), Billy Greer (Streets/Kansas), Billy Sheehan (Talas/David Lee Roth/Mr Big), Gary Pihl (Sammy Hagar/Boston/Alliance), Gene Black (Device), Jeff Pilson (Dokken), Jeff Scott Soto, Chris Childs (Thunder), Mike Slamer (City Boy/ Streets/Seventh Keys/Steelhouse Lane) Joel Hoekstra (Whitesnake/Joel Hoekstra’s 13), Mark Mangold (American Tears/Touch/ Drive, She Said), Mark Stanway (Magnum), Mat Sinner (Sinner), Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy/Whitesnake/Journey), Ricky Phillips (The Babys/Bad English/Styx), Robin Beck, Robin Mc Auley (Grand Prix/MSG), James Christian (House Of Lords) Steve Overland (FM), Jerome Mazza (Pinnacle Point/solo), Terry Brock (Strangeways) and Vince DiCola (‘Transformers’/Thread/Storming Heaven). This is a cast of thousands. Well, it at least appears that way!

It’s a very interesting package and, as Khalil would surely say, you’ll love it!

Dave Reynolds

August 2022

 

 

 


 

 


STREETLIGHT CIRCUS - SUPER FINE SUGAR

 

 

 

Escape Music has great pleasure to announce the release of the third
Streetlight Circus album titled “Super Fine Sugar"

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Release Date: 23 September 2022
Catalogue Number: ESM369
Bar Code: 5 031281003690

Tracklist:
1. Super Fine Sugar  2:48
2. Drive It Like I Stole It (featuring Berton Averre of The Knack)  4:25
3. Cherry Cola (featuring Jon Auer of The Posies)  3:50
4. Ex Machina (featuring Jesper and Jacob Binzer of D-A-D)  3:40
5. Pay My Rent  4:25
6. Dirty Earth (featuring Tony Harnell)  4:16
7. Take Me To The River  2:47
8. This Means War  4:36
9. Trouble (featuring Brian Forsythe of Kix)  5:00
10. Clown Parade (featuring Jon Auer of The Posies)  3:36
11. Zero At The Bone    4:46
12. Rattle The Cage  4:42

Band members:
David Shaw - lead vocals, bass
George Giannoulis - lead guitar, vocals
Alex Rude - guitar, vocals
Erik Fehrenbach - drums, vocals

Produced by Streetlight Circus
Recorded at Snake Mountain Studios - Monroe, New York
Mixed and Mastered by Bob St. John for PDQ Productions

Bio:

Born in New York City, raised on rock ‘n’ roll, Streetlight Circus has become a fist-raising juggernaut.  With two independently-released full-length albums and one EP, consistent touring in the United States and overseas, invites to major American rock festivals, and bills shared with countless venerated artists, Streetlight Circus has become a name synonymous with the new wave of hard rock. The band's new album, Super Fine Sugar, represents a huge leap forward for the hard-hitting quartet.

Streetlight Circus showcases the urgent songwriting and soaring vocals of David Shaw, the fiery and passionate guitar work of George Giannoulis, the thunderous drumming of Erik Fehrenbach, and the smooth rhythm guitar work of Alex Rude.

What’s more, Streetlight Circus has captured the attention of industry stalwarts who have eagerly participated in the creation of the new album. The songs were mixed and mastered by Grammy-winning producer and engineer Bob St. John. Guest appearances are made by Berton Averre (The Knack), Tony Harnell (TNT), Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow (The Posies), Brian Forsythe (Kix), and Jesper and Jacob Binzer (D-A-D).

Streetlight Circus has been invited to rock thousands at festivals such as Rock Fest (Wisconsin), Rocklahoma (Oklahoma), Rock N’ Derby (New York), Wolf Fest (Colorado), and the M3 Rock Festival (Maryland) among many others. The band has managed to comfortably fit on bills featuring bands as heavy as Avatar, Anthrax, and Megadeth and as accessible as The Doobie Brothers, Buckcherry, and Night Ranger. In 2018, Streetlight Circus embarked on a successful headlining tour of the United Kingdom taking them from Wales to Scotland and many British points in between.

Supercharged and ready to roll with Super Fine Sugar, Streetlight Circus is prepared to rock stages around the globe. Don’t miss your chance to rock under the band’s big top. It’s a show you won’t want to miss.

 

 


 

 


STEELOVER - STAINLESS

 

 

 

Escape Music is thrilled to announce the release date of the long overdue second Steelover  album title “Stainless"
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Release Date: 19th August 2022
Catalogue No: ESM368
Bar Code: 5 031281003683

Track list:
1. Dealer  3:47
2. Give It Up  3:53
3. Get Out  5:07
4. Remember  4:43
5. Hold Tight  3:53
6. Lady of Rock  4:15
7. Want Your Love  4:08
8. Don't Know Why  4:27
9. Never Before  4:48
10. Need the Heat  3:58
11. Struck Down  5:09
12. Forever  4:09

SteeLover is:
Vince Cardillo: Vocals
Pat Freson: Guitars & backing vocals
Calin Uram: Guitars
Nick Gardi: Bass & backing vocals
Nikko Konikiewicz: Drums
Produced by Steelover
Mixed by Fredrik Folkare

STEELOVER is a Belgian Melodic Rock band. The band was formed in the early 80's by three friends living in Liege, Belgium, the guitarists Pat Freson & Mel Presti and the bassist Nick Gardi. In search of a drummer, they threw their sights on Rudy Lenners (Scorpions) upon his return from Germany, having left the famous German band Scorpions.

Rudy proposed to contact Vince Cardillo, a singer who had already on the one hand experience and on the other hand already recorded an album in London, it will fit perfectly explained Rudy.

They all felt the magic during the first rehearsal. In no time, Steelover recorded their first album "Glove Me” which was released under the label Mausoleum.

To date, this album was sold for over more than 400.000 copies of which more than 76,000 in Poland.

They followed with a tour across different countries like The Netherlands, Germany, France and Belgium including Forest National opening for Bon Jovi and KISS.

Vince decided to leave the band. Replaced by Dani Klein, the second album was recorded but never released. Dani left the band after a short time with Mel Presti to start a new band under the name Vaya Con Dios.

The band came back in 2017 with a new E.P. (including single "Wild and Free" mixed by the legendary producer and and mixing engineer Tommy Hansen but without Vince and Nel.

In 2019, Rudy Lenners greeted the audience one last time before retiring from his musical career at the Golden Age festival with Vince as special guest. After the show Vince, Pat & Nick decided to continue the Steelover’s adventure and started to look for another drummer and another guitarist. After a few weeks of auditions,  Calin (guitars) and Nikko (drums) joined the Steelover family. The newcomers are bringing a modern and more powerful touch to both old and new songs.

Since October 2020 the band has been working hard on the new album which is scheduled on Escape Music on 19th August 2022…...We will rock you !!!

 

 

 


 

 


COMPASS - THEORY OF TIDES

 

 

 

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Release Date 22nd July 2022
Catalogue No: ESM367
Bar Code: 5 031281003676

The band is:
Ben Green - Vocals
Steve Newman - Guitar, Keyboards
Dave Bartlett - Bass
Toni Lakush - Drums

1. Mountains On The Moon  10:59
2. Searching For Answers     6:35
3. The Assayer                       8:08
4. Once In A Lifetime            5:17
5. Laws Of Nature Dialogue I : Fly To The Sun   7:36
6. Laws Of Nature Dialogue II : God Only Knows  5:25
7. Laws Of Nature Dialogue III : This Pendulum Swings  6:48
8. Theory Of Tides  6:31

Recorded at Chrome Dome Studios, London, England between July 2020 and February 2022
Produced and Mixes by Steve Newman
Mastered by Dave Draper
Executive Producer Khalil Turk for Escape Music Ltd.

THE CONCEPTION

The Compass story began back in December 2017 when singer songwriter Steve Newman decided to write a few songs that musically would step outside the barriers imposed by many years writing for his own band Newman. This was to be something very different, liberating, both musically and lyrically, from anything he had created before, with the freedom to move across genres and not be pigeon holed within any particular musical style.

THE BAND

Part of this removal from Steve’s previous work would involve looking for a singer to bring these ideas to life. After a few auditions and a few calls in the latter part of 2018 Steve started talking with singer Ben Green about the songs and through these conversations the nucleus of the band started to take shape. David Bartlett joined the band in early 2019 and was a very natural choice, Dave being a member of the Newman touring band for the passed 9 years. with the addition of Toni Lakush filling the drum position the Compass band was complete.

THE MUSIC

A very eclectic mix pulling in influences from Dream Theater, Rush, Saga, through It Bites, and Pink Floyd. the band set about recording their debut album "Our Time On Earth" which was subsequently released through Escape Music (ESM 342) in 2020 to great acclaim by the music press and fans of both the Melodic Rock and Metal genres. Gathering multiple 10's and 100% reviews, Steve's vision, and indeed the rest of the band's was successfully realised in creating a bridge between these two genres of music. One of the greatest compliments being that the songs could not be placed into one specific category. High on the momentum from the first album, and also restricted to only studio work due to the pandemic Steve set about constructing songs within a concept for the second album. Compass are very proud to introduce you to the "Theory Of Tides" a concept album based on the life, works, and inner turmoil of the famous astronomer and scientist Galileo Galilei. It follows in the Compass tradition of creating mindscapes both musically and lyrically taking the listener through a journey that encompasses Galileo's life. "Theory Of Tides" shows that Compass are a developing band and becoming even more in tune with each other as writers and performers. The musical arrangements and production also reflect this natural evolution.

 

 

 


 

 

OVERLAND - SCANDALOUS
New Vinyl Version Available

Due to high demand we have had to re-press a new limited edition of 200 copies only
in "Ash Grey” colour 180gr vinyl. All will be individually numbered 1-200
and will also include an exclusive hand signed postcard from Steve Overland himself.

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Release Date: Now Available
Vinyl ESMV1006
Bar Code: 5 031281 01006 3

Steve Overland - Lead Vocals / Backing Vocals
Tommy Denander - All Guitars / Keyboards (Alice Cooper / Robert Hart)
Brian Tichy - Drums (Billy Idol / Foreigner / Ozzy Osborne / Dead Daisies / Whitesnake)
Brian Anthony - Bass / Hammond / Percussions (Steve Walsh)

Produced by Steve Overland / Tommy Denander / Khalil Turk
Executive producer Khalil Turk
Mixed and Mastered by Brian J Anthony
All vocals recorded at Tremolo Recording Studio, UK
All songs written by Tommy Denander and Steve Overland

 

 


 

 


OUSEY / MANN - IS ANYBODY LISTENING

 

 

 

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Release Date 24th June 2022
Catalogue No: ESM366
Bar Code: 5 031281003669

Video: https://youtu.be/4-26XM5_h6U

The Musicians are:
Chris Ousey - Lead / backing vocals
Steve Mann - Guitars / Keyboards
Angela Mann - Bass
Clive Edwards - Drums
Jason Mann - Backing vocals on “I’ll Tell You When To Stop”

Produced, mixed and mastered by Steve Mann
Executive Producer Khalil Turk for Escape Music Ltd.
Artwork by Eric Phillippe  

Track List:
1.The Flag 4:44
2. And So It Begins 4:51
3. Brave New World 4:36
4. I’ll Tell You When To Stop 4:11
5. Broken 4:43
6. Cruising At Altitude 4:19
7. Built For The Fight 4:12
8. The Fall 4:47
9. Is Anybody Listening 4:48
10. Before You Leap 5:06
11. I Know Who I Am With You 4:42
12.  No Second Chances 4:30
13. Number One 4:45

When the first lockdown began in 2020 Khalil Turk of Escape Music Ltd introduced Steve Mann to Chris Ousey with an idea of working together. The pair set to work and quickly realised that there was a great synergy between the two of them. The resulting work “Is Anybody Listening” is a dynamic work of classic hard rock at its best and certainly stands as some of the best work that either of them have been involved with.

Chris Ousey has had an excellent singing career that goes way back to the times of “Monroe” , “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” and has most recently shone in the latest Heartland recording “Into the future” with Mike Slamer.

Steve Mann is a guitarist, keyboards player, composer and producer born in London, England into a musical family with nearly every family member playing an instrument of some sort. Steve joined his first professional band “Liar” in the 1970’s and two albums were released with an excellent 3rd recording in LA which ended up on the shelf. That is, until it was released in 2021 as “Sunset Plaza Drive” on Escape Music Ltd. After Liar Steve formed the NWOBHM band “Lionheart” with Dennis Stratton (Iron Maiden guitarist) and Rocky newton (later MSG). In 1986 Steve was invited by Michael Schenker to join his new project “McAuley Schenker Group” with Robin McAuley on Vocals and Rocky Newton on bass. Steve later went on to join 70’s glam rockers “The Sweet” and also recorded and toured with prog legends “Eloy”

This is a very exciting collaboration between two well-seasoned musicians and the 13 tracks on offer here are all excellent classic melodic hard rock which fans will just love from start to finish.

 

 


 

 


LONERIDER - SUNDOWN

 

 

 

Escape Music are pleased to announce the release date for the second Lonerider studio album titled “Sundown" with 500 limited edition Vinyl “Smokey” colour all will be numbered 1-500, and will include an exclusive hand signed postcard from all members of the band!.

The same hand signed postcard will also be available to first 500 CD's

 

 

 

 

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Release Date: 20th May 2022
Catalogue Number: ESM362
Bar Code 503128100361

Vinyl ESMV1008
Barcode: 5 031281010087
(limited edition 500 units in “smokey” colour)

The Band is:
Steve Overland: Vocals
Simon Kirke: Drums
Steve Morris: Guitars, Keyboards and Hammond
Chris Childs: Bass

Produced by Lonerider
Executive Producer: Khalil Turk
Mixed and Mastered by Stephen DeAcutis at Sound Spa Studio, New Jersey, USA

CD:
1- Fantasyland 3:41
2- Cross the Border 4:12
3- Undefeatable 3:48
4- Harder Love 4:25
5- When You Got Nothing 3:41
6- Any way the wind blows 4:56
7- Yesterday’s News 3:38
8- Badlands 3:26
9- Wild River 3:46
10- Criminal Mind 3:43
11- Prayer for the Lonely 5:04
12- Devil Road 3:44

LP:
1- Fantasyland 3:41
2- Cross the Border 4:12
3- Undefeatable 3:48
4- Harder Love 4:25
5- When You Got Nothing 3:41
6- Any way the wind blows 4:56
7- Yesterday’s News 3:38
8- Badlands 3:26
9- Wild River 3:46
10- Criminal Mind 3:43
11- Love to Love 3:41*  Vinyl only
12- Long Time Gone 4:23* Vinyl only

 

In 2019 the debut album “Attitude” by Lonerider was released, a band that not only features Steve Overland (FM, Solo, Shadowman), Steve Morris (Heartland, Shadowman) and Chris Childs (Thunder) but legendary drummer Simon Kirke of Free and Bad Company fame. The band come across like Bad Company mixed with Shadowman and their debut “Attitude” was loved by many. Lonerider have the feel of that classic Bad Company that we know and love, yet the songs are modern, fresh and vibrant.

Since 2019 the band have been working on a new release and it will be available in May 2022, entitled “Sundown”. This new album boasts 12 new tracks of classic rock in the same vein as “Attitude”, well why change a winning formula?

The vinyl version is a numbered edition of 500 and to make it special it has two different tracks to the CD, namely “Love to Love” and “Long Time Gone”.

A great start to 2022

 

 


 

 


JOHN ELEFANTE - THE AMAZING GRACE

 

 

 

Escape Music is delighted to announce the release date for John Elefante (ex Kansas / Mastedon) brand new studio album titled “The Amazing Grace”

The first 1000 copies will be a limited edition will include hand signed postcard from John Elefante !  

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Release Date: 22nd April 2022
Catalogue No: ESM365
Barcode: 5 031281003652

Track List:
01 City Of Grace 4:13
02 Stronger Now 4:40
03 The Amazing Grace 5:19
04 Time Machine 4:50
05 Won’t Fade Away 5:15
06 Not Alone 6:39
07 Falling Into Place 5:24
08 We Will Be Fine 4:22
09 Little Brown Book 5:02
10 And When I’m Gone 4:20
11 City Of Grace (Long Version) 6:16

Produced and engineered By…John Elefante for Kingheir Music
Executive Producer…Frank Boxberger

 Drums - Dan Needham / Guitars - Dave Cleveland, John Elefante, Frank Boxberger
Acoustic guitars - Dave Cleveland, Dustin Blatnik (Not Alone)
Bass - Anthony Sallee / Keyboards - John Elefante
Piano on “And When I’m Gone” Jimmy Nichols
Strings and string arrangements…Chris Carmichael
Lead and Background vocals - John Elefante / stand out vocal “City Of Grace” Jonell Mosser
Percussion - Eric Darken

Mixed by James Joseph / Mastered by Brian J Anthony.

John Elefante was born in New York and moved to Long Beach, California at an early age. He sang and performed drums for his family band “The Brotherhood” in his youth and has always maintained a close working relationship with his brother Dino.

His career really took off in 1981 when he auditioned for lead vocals and keyboards for Kansas in 1981. He got the job despite stiff competition and went on to feature on “vinyl confessions” and “Drastic Measures” writing such songs as “Chasing shadows”, “Fight Fire with Fire” and “Right Away”. He also took lead vocals on the huge mainstream hit song “Play the Game Tonight”. In the mid to late eighties he was involved with some Christian artists such as “Sweet Comfort Band” and “Petra” as a producer, etc.

John took a heavier direction in the late eighties / early nineties when he formed a record label with Dino called “Pakaderm” and went on to create the band “Mastedon” who enjoyed much success during the nineties. If that wasn’t enough he continued at breakneck speed as a label owner and producer and turned his hand to a couple of solo releases “Windows of Heaven” in 1995 and “Corridors” in 1997. In 1999 he released “Defying Gravity” which was his most rewarding solo album to date, and Revolution of Mind. John also 3 time Grammy award winner and has been nominated seven times, he and his brother Dino also wrote and coproduced the song “young and innocent” which appeared on the multi platinum album soundtrack St Elmo‘s fire

By the year 2010 John had been involved with 100 or so major albums in one way or another. His songwriting abilities shone through again in the 2013 release “On my way to the sun” which featured Kansas members David Ragsdale and Rich Williams.

It's now 2022 and John is still very much at the forefront of the music scene and here we have “The Amazing Grace”, 11 tracks of the highest quality rock. The song “Stronger Now” has already had an airing on “youtube” and has had received many positive reviews. If you haven’t already done so, it’s well worth checking out.

 

 


 

 


CIRCLE OF FRIENDS - THE GARDEN

 

 

 

Escape Music is delighted to announce the release date for the much anticipated album
from Circle Of Friends title - The Garden Featuring Robin Beck, Jeff Scott Soto, Robin McAuley, Darby Mills, Joel Hoekstra, Steve Mann, Steve Morris and many more!

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Release Date: 25th March, 2022
Catalogue no: ESM364
Bar Code: 5031281003645

Track List:
01 LITTLE PIECE OF HEAVEN (Doro)  4:48
02 TAKE MY LOVE TO HEART (Jaime Kyle)  3:22
03 NEVER GONNA MAKE ME CRY (James Christian)  4:16
04 BAD BLOOD (Jeff Scott Soto)  4:42
05 KNOWING ME, KNOWING YOU (Robin Beck)  4:33
06 TRUTH OR DARE (Karen Fell)  3:33
07 ALONE (Robin McAuley)  3:50
08 TRICK OF THE LIGHT (Darby Mills)  3:59
09 11:59 (Ellinor Asp)  3:19
10 TIME HAS COME (Cheri Lyn)  3:36
11 WHEN HE’S GONE (Gabrielle De Val)  3:04
12 LOVE IS TOUGH (Tanya Rizkala)  3:29
13 DON’T FEAR THE REAPER (Robin McAuley)  5:33

Vocalists are:
Doro
Robin Beck
Darby Mills (solo/xHeadpins)
Jaime Kyle
Robin McAuley (MSG/Black Swan)
Jeff Scott Soto (solo/Trans-Siberian Orchestra/Wet/Sons of Apolo/Talisman/Yngwie Malmsteen)
James Christian (House Of Lords)
Tanya Rizkala (Epic)
Karen Fell (Tao)
Ellinor Asp (Hellinor)
Cheri Lyn
Gabrielle De Val (The Val)

Also on backing vocals:
Mick Devine (Seven)
Gary Hughes (Ten)
Kevin Chalfant (Storm)

Musicians are:
Joel Hoekstra : Guitars  (Whitesnake/Trans Siberian Orchestra)
Steve Mann: Keys/Lead guitar (MSG/Lionheart)  
Steve Morris: Guitars/Keys (Lonerider/Ian Gillan Band/Shadowman/Heartland)
Fredrik Folkare: Guitars  (Nordic Union/x Eclipse)
Martin Hall: Guitars (Heartwind)
Göran Engvall: Guitars (Heartwind)
Peter Östros: Guitars (Jaded Heart)
Tommy Denander: Guitars/Keys (Radioactive)
Mikael Rosengren:: Keyboards (Heartwind)
Josh Devine: Drums (One Direction/Levara)
Wayne Banks: Bass (Brazen Abbot/Saxon/Robin Gibb)  
Eric Ragno: Keys/B3

Produced by Khalil Turk for Turkish Delight Production
Mixed and Mastered By Fredrik Folkare
Executive Producer Bruce (HeyUP) Mee

The Garden is the album put together by Bruce Mee as a tribute to his late mother, who died of cancer in 2020.

Called Circle of Friends because the majority of the singers appearing on the album are personal friends of Bruce and Khalil, and were all willing to help bring this wonderful concept to life.

Growing up in the 70s/80s, Bruce developed a love for Melodic Rock, his first ever live show being when his mother took him and his brother, Chris, to see Alvin Stardust in 1974.  But it was in 1978 when Chris bought Rainbow ‘Rising’ that Bruce’s musical taste began to turn away from ABBA to the more hard rocking strains of the likes of Blackmore, Dio, Magnum, Survivor, Dare, Bonfire, Night Ranger and many others. Of course, a strong love for ABBA still remains, explaining the gorgeous cover of ‘Knowing Me, Knowing You’ by Robin Beck on ‘The Garden’.

Over the years, certain other songs appealed to Bruce,  almost demanding to be updated to a more modern sound.  Tracks like Blondie’s ‘11:59’, BOC’s classic ‘Don’t Fear the Reaper’ and the little known Fierce Heart song ‘Never Gonna Make Me Cry’, which should be revered in the same company as Journey’s ‘Don’t Stop Believin’ and is given a phenomenal work-out here by House of Lords’ James Christian.

Of the 13 tracks, 4 are covers. The remaining 9 are originals, most written by Sweden’s Mikael Rosengren and his co-writers. Jaime Kyle brings her own song ‘Take My Love To Heart’ to the CD, with backing vocals supplied by the likes of Kevin Chalfant (The Storm, Two Fires).

Elsewhere we have the Queen of Metal, Doro Pesch, blasting out the opener ‘Little Piece of Heaven’, followed by the likes of Jeff Scott Soto, Robin Beck, Darby Mills, Karen Fell (with Ten’s Gary Hughes on bvox), Robin McAuley (MSG), Tanya Rizkala, Gabrielle De Val, Cheri Lyn and Ellinor Asp.

On guitar we have special guest Joel Hoekstra of Whitesnake, along with Steve Mann, Tommy Denander and more.

The rhythm section is supplied by drummer Josh Devine (One Direction) and bassist Wayne Banks (Saxon etc)

All this has been meticulously put together by producer Khalil Turk of Escape Music with a phenomenal mix by Fredrik Folkare (Nordic Union /  ex Eclipse)

 

 


 

 


EPIC - STARLIGHT

 

 

 

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Release Date: 18 Feb, 2022
Catalogue no: ESM363
Bar Code: 5031281003621

Track List:
1 I Want   3:58
2 Carry On  3:41
3 Can’t Get Over You  3:57
4 Grooving’ For You   3:43
5 Crazy  3:51
6 My Way Or The Highway  4:17
7 Stars   4:00
8 Face The Storm  4:04
9 Hold On   3:22
10 Invincible   3:57
11 Starlight   4:09
12 Mais Lui  4:32

The band is:
Tanya Rizkala - Vocals
Mario Agostine - Guitars / Keyboard
Chris Childs - Bass Guitar
Souheil "Sous" Moukaddem - Drums

Produced by: Mario Agostine
Co-Produced Khalil Turk
Mixed and mastered by Fredrik Folkare

EPIC is a labor of love by the band's three core members that have come together for over a decade of Rock' n Roll.  The band is known for their contemporary heavy Melodic Rock genre, their lead singer's powerhouse vocals, their blazing edgy guitar riffs and their hard-hitting drum grooves which define their Rock sound.

After years of international experience, songwriting, touring and sharing the stage with some of the biggest international acts, lead vocalist Tanya Rizkala, guitarist Mario Agostine, and drummer Souheil "Sous" Moukaddem were recently joined by renowned soulful bass player Chris Childs (Thunder,Tyketto). Together, they pour their passion for music into EPIC's latest album "Starlight", on the heels of their successful "Like a Phoenix” album, both releases under the leading international Rock label "Escape Music"

 

 


 

 


BITE THE BULLET - END OF THE LINE

 

 

 

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Release Date: 21 Jan, 2022
Catalogue no: ESM361
Bar Code: 50381 003614

1 Quicksand 4:20
2 Over You 4:26
3 End of the line 3:49
4 Cold Wind 3:45
5 Roundabout 4:20
6 Lost for Words 4:12
7 September Sun 4:03
8 Band of Brothers 4:35
9 Let it Go 3:56
10 Camaraderie 5:02
11 Base Jumping 4:11
12 Sunflowers and Roses 4:08

Line up
Mick Benton – Lead Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Keyboards
Graham Cowling – Drums
Malcolm Jones – Guitar

Produced by Mick Benton.

Bite The Bullet were originally formed in 1986 by singer songwriter Mick Benton and drummer Graham Cowling. They met in 1984 when they both joined West London rock band “Mother’s Ruin”. Thanks to the legendary Greg Lake, Benton managed to secure a solo deal with Atlantic Records and he asked Cowling to play drums. Its good to see that their collaboration is still strong to this very day.

In 1986 “Bite the Bullet” were formed and the music played was in the style of Foreigner, Toto and Mr. Mister, an album was released in 1989 to some quiet success. The music was warmly received and the band earned themselves some radio airplay. However, britpop was coming into the forefront and a cancelled support slot with the mighty ELO saw the band disheartened and whilst they never really disbanded there was a long period of inactivity.

Benton and Cowling always remained friends and they still played in pubs and clubs over the years which brings is up to 2019 when their debut was reissued on CD. It ignited a flame in the two men and brought the original recording back to the forefront again and old fans reappraised the album whilst new fans joined in. In January 2021 the year started with “Black and White” (ESM349) and the band have gone from strength to strength. They combine Mr Mister with Asia to produce a nice smooth rock pop sound.

Mick and Graham Have continued writing new material and here we are with an exciting new third release “End of the Line” and the result is amazing; the new songs have given the band a new fresh sound, bringing us into 2022. What a way to start the new year!

 

 


 

 


LIFE BY NIGHT - GLASS WALLS

 

 

  

Escape Music is delighted to announce the release date for the second unreleased Life By Night album “Glass Walls”! It will be a limited edition of 1000 copies only individually numbered from 1-1000

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Release date: 10th December 2021
Catalogue No: ESM360
Barcode Number: 5031281003607

Track List:
01 Anything can happen 4:28
02 Give me one more night  4:00
03 Catch you in my dreams 4:40
04 Fade to Blue 3:58
05 Can’t get her out of my head  4:15
06 Glass Walls 3:46
07 I was that man  3:51
08 Say it   3:36
09 Living On The Edge  4:06
10 Bridge Of Love  4:08
11 I fall in love with you 3:51
12 This house is not a home  4:30

Life by Night is:
Tom Croucier – Lead Vocals and Bass (Vic Vergat / Scorpions)
Pat Regan - Keyboards  (Harlow / Kiss / Doro / Quite Riot / Deep Purple and more)
Gene Black -  Guitars (Device / Rod Stewart / Tina Turner /  Holly Knight / Berlin / Gowan / Robert Tepper)
Mark Nelson - Drums (Device / Phil Cristian / Randy Hansen)

Produced By Pat Regan, Tom Croucier and Gene Black
Mastered By Steve Mann

In the mid-eighties Life by Night recorded their debut album with Richie Zito behind the production desk. The songs were melodic AOR with poppy overtones and it was all set to be released when the label at the time just dropped them. It happened so quickly, and as a result this fine album from 1985 never saw the light of day.

Thankfully the debut album was eventually released earlier this year by Escape Music in the form of a numbered limited release (Life by Night ESM355). The band were originally formed by lead vocalist and bassist Tom Croucier, the brother of Ratt bassist Juan Croucier.

Having played in a variety of different groups through years, Tom has been a part of Roger Romeo’s group “Romeo” as well as A&M record’s Bobby Dazzler and Santana.

In 1981 Tom Played on the excellent “Down to the Bone” album in 1981 by Vic Vergat. Tom also played bass on the Scorpions “Blackout” album.

After Life by Night had originally disbanded in the late 80’s Tom Croucier and Gene Black partnered up and began writing new songs. Pat Regan joined and with the addition of Mark Nelson on drums the second Life by Night album “Glass Walls” started to take shape. This is a yet another beautiful example of song-writing and musicianship and worthy of your attention. A great way to end 2021.

 

 


 

 


SOMA - HEADED FOR ZEROS

 

 

  

Escape Music is pleased to announce the release date for the long awaited Soma “Headed For Zeros”
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Release date: 19th November 2021
Catalogue No: ESM359
Bar Code: 5031281003591

Track list:
Headed For The Zeros  4:34
Overrated  3:44
Pain Duplex  5:05
40 Pages Run  3:46
Freight Train  4:34
Bad Sky  4:19
London Fog Quartet  3:32
Roger’s Theme  4:07
Thinking  4:36
Cylicyben Trixhead 4:16
Sync  3:51

 

Soma is:
James Collins: Drums, Lead Vocals
Doug Henthorn: Guitar, Lead Vocals
Stephen DeAcutis: Guitar
Mark Mathews: Bass
Produced by Kevin Shirley.
Mixed by Kevin “Caveman” Shirley at
Rumbo Recorders, LA.
Assisted by Mark Agostino
Mastered by George Marino at Stirling Sound, NY
Art Director by Hugh Syme
A&R John Kalodner

Soma started out as the brain child of Ed Collins, a multi-instrumental musical machine. Being an undeniable world class drummer, Ed also stands beside the best as a lead vocalist and song writer!

Back in the early 1990’s, Ed was managed by his uncle Al. Al was determined to find opportunities needed for Ed’s success in the music industry. At the time, Ed was living in a small Midwestern town and found it difficult finding anyone he could work with at a high musical level. Luckily, Uncle Al found himself in touch with music industry giant and producer of the Motown Classic “Midnight Train To Georgia” Tony Camillo! Tony had a studio in Hillsborough NJ and his head Engineer happened to be Stephen DeAcutis, a world class guitar player and songwriter himself! Tony suggested to Al that they pair up Ed and Stephen to see if there might be some chemistry. Ed made the trip to NJ to meet up with DeAcutis and they immediately connected on a personal and musical level. DeAcutis was a perfect fit for Ed’s challenging and progressive musical ideas. The two recorded in NJ with bassist Dan Holeva and the album HUNG was born!

Ed ultimately returned home to Indianapolis where he met up with what would become the Lennon to his McCartney, Guitarist/Singer/Writer Doug Henthorn. These two started writing and harmonizing together in a way you don’t often hear. Their voices blended together perfectly. This was the magical union! Ed and Doug would continue to write and perform together in the Midwest and amassed the songs that eventually became the record “Headed For The Zero’s”

There was one show in particular that would require them to travel from Indy to Connecticut in the snow to open for national act Cinderella. Being that it was a long drive and the weather was bad the guys were reluctant, but Uncle Al insisted! As fate would have it, that show would lead to Eric the bass player from Cinderella passing along the CD Hung to industry A&R giant John Kalodner. Kalodner instantly fell in love with the record and insisted on seeing the band live! After lining up an opener in Indy for the band Tesla, Kalodner heard one song and was sold. He wanted to take the band on and make a record!

At that point bassist Mark Mathews was brought in and once things were solidified, Ed brought DeAcutis back into the fold and told him to head west! DeAcutis packed his Chevy to the gills, and with a 4X12 in the back seat he drove directly to Indianapolis to start rehearsing for the record! Stevie D would be the glue contributing the final touches to the Soma sound!

The band ultimately recorded “Headed For The Zero’s” with Kalodner bringing in producer Kevin “Caveman” Shirley. Rumbo Recorders in LA was the studio chosen, home of “Appetite For Destruction”. “Headed for the Zeros” was tracked and finished by spring of ’96.

Unfortunately, the record was never released and has been patiently waiting for an opportunity to see the light of day. Luckily, Khalil Turk has graciously decided to give it the release it deserves on Escape Music Ltd along with its original artwork by Hugh Syme (Rush, Aerosmith).

Finally, the world will have the opportunity to enjoy and experience this rock masterpiece!