We are very pleased to present the new video for Bad Romance from the
Axe album Final Offering


Coming 20th September on CD and Double 180gm Vinyl!

Escape Music has the greatest pleasure to announce the release date for the Axe brand new album title Final Offering on Vinyl and CD!!  

The Vinyl will be limited Edition to 500 copies only!! in Solid blue, white and black, double LP 180 gm, gatefold with one bonus track and all will be numbered! 1-500

Vinyl £13.99 + Shipping
CD £9.99 + Shipping

Available to Pre-order now

   please click here


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

      For more information visit the Coming Soon page







Coming October

 £10.99 + Shipping

CD available to Pre-order now

   please click here








Coming August



"Bethlehem PA is home of Eighteenth Hour, a band that has captured the Lehigh Valley’s hard working essence by continually reaching new heights throughout their extensive career. The most recent achievement being selected as the opening act for Bon Jovi in their hometown area. Eighteenth Hour’s musical prowess has earned them a reputation for being one of the area's best live original bands. Their music resonates with a broad audience as exemplified by the eclectic mix of artists they have shared the stage with including 3 Doors Down, Bret Michaels, Thin Lizzy, Spacehog, Collective Soul, Hinder, Skid Row, Days of The New, Saigon Kick, The Outfield, Ratt, Blessid Union of Souls, Great White, and blues great Shemeika Copeland "

      For more information visit the Coming Soon page







Coming July

 £9.99 + Shipping

CD available to Pre-order now

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








Check out "Uncertain" a truly epic song from the new album .

We present the new Lyric Video from Alliance for their awesome song
"Raise Your Glass" from the new album .

Coming May

Escape Music is pleased and delighted to announce the return of
Alliance with a brand new album Fire And Grace!


"As I look back on this musical journey called Alliance I can’t help but think that my band mates were, and still are, the best musical partnership I could have ever dream of. But, it almost didn’t happen. Timing is always an important ingredient for success. In 1986 Sammy Hagar left his band to join Van Halen. David Lauser, Alan Fitzgerald and Gary Pihl from Hagar’s band, were determined to continue their musical endeavours together. In their search they had come to see my band at Wolfgang’s in San Francisco. It was complicated by the fact that Steve Howe had just invited me to join him in GTR and I had planned to move to England. Gary had been invited to join Boston and David was still performing solo shows with Hagar. Jump ahead to 1989 and Gary, David and FItz still hadn’t come up with the right combination. I had just returned to the U.S. and the timing was perfect to start this new, yet unnamed band. Now, 30 years later, after all the writing and recording, the many miles traveled, and an honest, supportive friendship, we’ve done what I believe is the definitive Alliance album. Creative, non-compromising, and putting our heart and soul into every song. Alliance has all the ingredients of what a band should be. The fire still burns. - Robert Berry "








Coming June

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


"American Tears is an American keyboard trio that released it's first record, Branded Bad, on Columbia Records
in 1974 and it's second, Tear Gas, in 1975.  Due to the very well received 2018 release last year
of it's 4th album "Hard Core", the band has recorded a new record entitled "White Flags"
which kicks it all up a notch "







Check out the video from Lonerider for their song
Yesterday Heroes

 Coming April

Escape Music pleases to announce the release date for the Lonerider new album on 180gm Vinyl and CD!!  The Vinyl will be limited Edition to 500 copies only in transparent colour Gold, and all will be numbered! 1-500

"Every once in a while a new recording comes along with a line-up that makes your spine tingle, and here it is; “Attitude” by Lonerider. Not only does this quintet feature Steve Overland (FM, Solo, Shadowman), Steve Morris (Heartland, Shadowman) and Chris Childs (Thunder) but legendary drummer Simon Kirke of Free and Bad Company fame. With Brain J Anthony finishing the line-up we have a real force to be reckoned with".


Lonerider - Rhythm Of Life


 £13.99 + Shipping

Vinyl available to Pre-order now

   please click here








VIANA - Do You Remember
Watch the brand new video from Viana below


From The New Album


"Estefano Viana is an Italian guitarist, songwriter and producer who has already caused a stir with his first album “Viana” (2017) which received very positive reviews. This new album features some great musicians such as Terry Brock and Francesco Marras and also boasts the talents of great American guitar player John Roth from Giant, Winger and Starship. The 10 tracks we have here are all strong songs, there are no fillers here.. just great melodic hard rock played with a passion and flai "







 Coming March

Escape Music is pleased to announce the return of Swiss Progressive Melodic Metal Band
Appearance of Nothing with their fourth album "In Times Of Darkness"

"Precision and prog metal: the two go hand in hand — especially in Switzerland, home to clockworks and quality craftsmanship. True to that national spirit, Appearance Of Nothing are stepping right into the tradition of outstanding and unique metal, Made In Switzerland (ever heard of Coroner, Eluveitie, or perhaps Celtic Frost?). Honing their skills together since 2004, the band around founding members Marc Petralito (piano, hammond, synths) and Omar Cuna (bass & vocals), along with shredders Manuel Meinen & Albert Ibrahimaj  and drummer Ronnie Wolf, have always felt true to Prog with a capital letter — think Opeth, Dream Theater, or Symphony X".

"The Black Sea"

Appearance of Nothing are getting ready to take part in the European stages in 2019,

Video for The Black Sea: https://youtu.be/ExZbwtOi7W8

Tour dates so far:
02.03.2019 - Switzerland, Musigburg Aarburg
UK & Ireland
21.03.2019 - Sheffield Studio
22.03.2019 - North Wales, Hammerfest
23.03.2019 - Cardiff The Globe
24.03.2019 - Birmingham Hare & Hounds
26.03.2019 - Norwich The Waterfront Studio
27.03.2019 - Hull The Welly 2
28.03.2019 - Glasgow Audio
29.03.2019 - Dublin On The Rox
30.03.2019 - Manchester Academy 3
31.03.2019 - London Jazz Cafe Camden
20.04.2019 - Germany, Lörrach
31.08.2019 - Switzerland, Club Natters
21.09.2019 - Switzerland, Club Metbar Lenzburg
13.09.2019 - Italy, to_be_confirmed
14.09.2019 - Italy, to_be_confirmed
15.09.2019 - Italy, to_be_confirmed

More dates will be announced soon including Germany!

     For more information visit the Coming Soon page







 Coming February

"Once in a while a new epic voice comes into the world of rock and roll! Let us introduce you to BK Morrison
It features a great list of people like Chris Ousey (Heartland / Snakecharmer), Bill Champlin (Chicago) and Joseph Williams (Toto) on backing vocals, Billy Orrico (Punky Meadows) on drums and Brian Anthony (Steve Walsh) on bass plus mix and mastering. Get ready for a new favourite singer in the style of David Coverdale, Bob Seger, Richard Marx and Lou Gramm".

Coming Soon Tug Of War.
Listen to the song "Before I Will Know" below








We Are Pleased To Present The Brand New Video From Jerome Mazza

 Jerome Mazza - Song For The People

Jerome Mazza - Immortal Lyric Video


Escape Music is pleased and delighted to announce Jerome Mazza's
latest album titled “Outlaw Son”!!

"Khalil invited Jerome Mazza to sing duet with Steve Walsh on the song “Born In Fire” on the  Steve Walsh CD “Black Butterfly” (Nov 2017 ESM311).  Jerome’s performance was so outstanding that Khalil asked him to be a guest to sing additional songs on the Steve Walsh “Black Butterfly” album.  It was an easy decision for Jerome to make and the result was explosive!

It became obvious that Jerome should record a new solo album and here it is in all its glory! This is a masterpiece of melodic rock featuring Jerome’s incredible vocal range. With backing from musicians that were also featured on the Steve Walsh “Black Butterfly” album, this will be one of the most talked about releases of the year! "

    Available to buy now
 £9.99 + Shipping 

   To purchase please click here







Steve Walsh duet with Steve Overland
Warsaw Lyric Video


From the album Black Butterfly ESM311







We present the new Lyric Video from Mass for their rocking new tune .
Revenge For The Maiden


From the album 'When 2 Worlds Collide' ESM 320








Coming October on CD and Limited Edition Vinyl

  Escape Music is pleased to announce the release date for Heaven’s Trail on Vinyl and CD!!  
The Vinyl will be limited Edition to 500 copies only in transparent colour Red, and all will be numbered!

"Heaven’s Trail is a brand new German Metal / Rock band formed by ex-Jaded Heart member Barish Kepic. Also in the line-up is another Jaded Heart member Michael Muller. These two respected musicians are joined by Masterplan members Kevin Kott on Drums and Vocalist Rick Altzi. So here we have an exciting new band that are made up of two of Germany’s finest Metal / Rock Bands. Barish Kepic is the principal songwriter and has arranged and produced all the songs on this exciting new album"

  Escape Music Presents
Heaven's Trail "On The Rise" from the new album "Lethal Mind"







Check out the brand new video from American Tears for their song 'Nuclear'.


From the album 'Hard Core' ESM 318








Watch the new lyric video for


Guild of Ages 'Rise' available in CD and Vinyl formats

 "Guild of Ages roots extend all the way back to 1989. The band was named Caught in the Act and they played every battle of the bands, benefit show or backyard party they could. The band quickly rose among the ranks of the most popular bands on the Denver rock scene."







Coming August
Remastered, Limited to 1000 copies only  


"Escape Music is pleased to announce the re-release of The Sign both titles “Signs Of Life” and
"The Second Coming" as a Double CD Deluxe Digipack Boxset. "Sign Of Life" with two bonus tracks with
the original mixes by Mark Mangold and Randy Jackson, and fully mastered by
Jacob Hansen, and "The Second Coming" with one bonus track, fully re-mastered by
Mats "Limpan" Lindfors", Limited Edition of 1000 copies only! "








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

  £14.99 + Shipping

Available to Pre-order now

   To purchase please click here


"Mass are an institution and if you are still unfamiliar with their music then this is a time to put things right. This new album is riddled with classic tunes that every melodic hard rock fan would want to hear if you love the hard edged US rock sound. These guys are the best in their field, go and check them out…"

    For more information visit the Coming Soon page







Coming July
[Double Digipak CD]
Remastered, Limited to 1000 copies only  


"Forged from what was left of the hairspray and decadence of the 1980’s hard rock scene, four high school friends were hell-bent on carving their name in the annals of rock n’ roll Their roots extend back to 1989 when the band was named “Caught in the Act”. These four were Danny Martinez, Anthony Trujillo, Joe Marone and Troy Benson. Through hard work and determination they became one of the most popular bands on the Denver rock scene"

   For more information visit the Coming Soon page







Check out these three great new videos from recent Escape releases.

Mass - When 2 Worlds Collide

From the album 'When 2 Worlds Collide' ESM 320


American Tears - Hard Core

From the album 'Hard Core' ESM 318


 Coldspell - It Hurts

From the album 'A New World Arise' ESM 308







Available to Pre-order now

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

  £18.99 + Shipping

Pre-order NOW at the music shop

   To purchase please click here



"Victory is the first solo record by the Canadian prog rocker Rob Moratti. After been part of different projects, including the band “Saga” he mastered his music knowledge to create the melodic pieces of the album. The catchy songs and strong melodies Rob recorded with the help of some guest musicians."

    For more information visit the Coming Soon page







Coming June

Guild of Ages 'Rise' will be released in CD and Vinyl formats


Vinyl version £14.99 + Shipping
Pre-order NOW at the music shop

   To purchase please click here

"Guild of Ages roots extend all the way back to 1989. The band was named Caught in the Act and they played every battle of the bands, benefit show or backyard party they could. The band quickly rose among the ranks of the most popular bands on the Denver rock scene."







Available to Pre-order now
Coming  25th May
Vinyl Limited Edition 180g audiophile LP in Red Vinyl. Gatefold with 2 bonus tracks.


 £18.99 + Shipping

Pre-order NOW at the music shop

   To purchase please click here



"The new wave of British heavy metal started back in the late 70’s and one of the bands who stood the test of time is the band Saracen. Their debut album Heroes, Saints & Fools is not only an effort to control the metal, but also an album on which the progressive music can be heard"

    For more information visit the Coming Soon page







Coming May


"For a time in the early 1980’s it looked like as if Jon Butcher’s career would know no bounds. As anyone who picked up a copy of the self-titled Jon Butcher Axis album upon its original release in 1983 would concur, here was a star on the rise. Such an upwards trajectory was well deserved given his undeniable talent, the quality of that debut and the ensuing sophomore affair “Stare at the Sun”. Indeed both albums should have resulted in greater rewards than they ultimately did at the time"








Coming April 2018


"The Mood Groove was formed by Ed Balldinger and JK Northrup as an outlet to create and record music that stretched
their collective imaginations and to invite listeners to something a little different.  Their goal was to be “Out of the box”
and not be confined to any particular style or genre, yet to be a part of them all.  As JK says, “It is musical ear candy
for the brain, so the third eye can see again!
If you like bands such as Living Colour and Mother Finest then this is the album to add to your music collection!







Coming March

We are pleased to announce the release of Drive, She Said “Real Life” album Completely Remixed and Mastered!!

"One of the favorite records we ever did is "Real Life" but the original release never sounded the way we wanted it to.  It has the walls of vocals, and musicianship, and hopefully anthemic, and sometimes progressive, songs we enjoyed doing and I am ecstatic that we were now able to remix and release it the way it was meant to be. I am also happy that Al's legacy is preserved, as to listen to this record is to be surrounded by Al Fritch's voice, playing and energy.””







Coming March 2018


"Salty Dog showed great promise in the early 1990s, and at one point ruled the sunset strip and Hollywood. Things were looking so promising  but they were sadly lost in the shuffle when the grunge-rock movement hit in late 1991.
The songs on “Lost Treasure” should have been released many moons ago, but, back then it was never meant to
 be so here we are with these fantastic songs now. This is great American rock played just as it should be. The band have drawn influences from Led Zeppelin and Aerosmith and have also tinged some early blues into their fantastic sound. "







Two New Vinyl Releases From Escape
 Double Gatefold on 180g Vinyl

Steve Walsh - Black Butterfly
Signal Red - Under The Radar

Both albums out first week of March 2018


Steve Walsh £23.99 + Shipping
Signal Red  £18.99 + Shipping 

Order NOW at the music shop

   To purchase please click here







Coming February 2018

Will also be available on Vinyl Limited Edition Double LP Gatefold 180g!!!

"Signal Red is a brand new band from the UK and features two very respected musicians namely Guitarist Steve Grocott (ten) and Vocalist Lee Small (Phenomena / Shy / Lionheart). This exciting new venture is bound to cause a stir, and with Brian Anthony twiddling the knobs (Steve Walsh) then this is going to be one album people will be talking about. "







Coming 19th January 2018


"Prayer excel in exciting hard melodic rock with a style that joins together the best of Thin Lizzy, Saga, Treat and sometimes a little bit of Royal Hunt. Their music has meaning and these guys are all committed to making this one of the most talked about Scandinavian bands in recent years. Anyone with a penchant for soaring vocals, driving guitars and plenty of keyboards are in for a real treat. Just check out songs like Fires of the Heart and Feel like a prisoner for prime examples of their work..


  First time on CD! Remastered by JK Northrup and complete liner note written by Dave Reynolds 

"Although Jon would enjoy a good deal of recognition for later recorded work, such as “Wishes” (released under his own name rather than the band handle), perhaps the answer to any questions that are asked over Butcher’s lack of bigger and more sustained success may be allied to the one that asks “why has it taken well over thirty years for his first two records to be officially released on CD? Sure, several of the best tracks from both albums have surfaced on compilations of Jon’s work but never before has either album been issued on its entirety on a silver shiny disc. That is about to change…"








 Black Butterfly merchandise now available from Zazzle

Stay informed on all things Steve Walsh at


  Now available from the music shop

   To purchase please click here

Steve Walsh:  Lead and backing vocals, piano
Tommy Denander:  All guitars and keyboards
Jerome Mazza:  Lead vocals on tracks 5,7 and 11
Steve Overland:  Backing vocals
Brian Anthony:  Bass and string arrangements
Peter Yttergren:  Drums and percussion

"As the former lead vocalist and keyboards player for the American Classic and Progressive rock band Kansas, Steve Walsh is the voice behind the hits “Carry on my Wayward Son”, “Point of Know Return”, “Dust in the Wind” and “All I Wanted”. As a songwriter Steve is well known for penning a classic tune and his wide range of musical influences can be heard on his previous solo releases as well as the melodic rock band “Streets”. He has also contributed his vocal talents to more than a dozen projects by other artists covering a variety of musical genres.

Black Butterfly is everything you would expect it to be from someone like Steve Walsh, the man is a legend and this album oozes quality from start to finish. This is the album everyone is talking about, and its finally here...









ColdSpell - Forevermore (2017) From the new album release "A New World Arise"
A Dreamday media video production.






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