Coming April 2018
AMERICAN TEARS - HARD CORE

 

"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.  Formed in the fertile musical environment of Long Island, New York, the band was initially made up of Gary Sonny, on bass, Tommy Gunn on drums and Mark Mangold on keys and vocals. This fourth American Tears album "Hard Core" heralds the return by Mark to a keyboard based approach, using instruments only available in the 70's when the band made it's first foray.  In fact this band may be the only band on the planet playing exclusively keyboard rock."

   For more information visit the Coming Soon page

 

 

 


 

 

 

Coming April 2018
THE MOOD GROOVE

 

"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!

   For more information visit the Coming Soon page

 

 

 


 

 

 

Coming March
DRIVE, SHE SAID - REAL LIFE

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.””

      For more information visit the Coming Soon page

 

 

 


 

 

 

Coming March 2018
SALTY DOG - LOST TREASURE

 

"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. "

   For more information visit the Coming Soon page

 

 

 


 

 

 

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

Available to Pre-order now

Steve Walsh - Black Butterfly
and
Signal Red - Under The Radar

Both albums out first week of March 2018

  

 £23.99 + Shipping Each

Pre-order NOW at the music shop

   To purchase please click here
 

  

 

 


 

 

 

Coming February 2018
SIGNAL RED -
UNDER THE RADAR

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 - SILENT SOLDIERS

"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..


JON BUTCHER AXIS

  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…"

 

 

 


 

 

 

STEVE WALSH - BLACK BUTTERFLY

 Black Butterfly merchandise now available from Zazzle
https://www.zazzle.com/stevewalshrocks 

Stay informed on all things Steve Walsh at
https://www.stevewalshrocks.com/ 

 

  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"

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

 

 

 


 

 

 

 Coldspell 'A New World Arise'
Now available to order from the music shop

   To purchase please click here
 


Coming September 2017
COLDSPELL -
A NEW WORLD ARISE

 

 

"With three albums released so far the wait is over. Coldspell are ready to strike again with the brand new album titled
“A New World Arise”. This is stunning recording that features 12 new songs of epic proportions and it’s going to
put ColdSpell firmly on the map. This is Scandinavian melodic rock of the highest order and will be a strong
contender for the hard rock album of 2017”

 

 

 


 

 

 

Coming October 2017
GYPSY SOUL -
WINNERS AND LOSERS

featuring:
Johnny Edwards: Lead vocals (ex Foreigner and King Kobra)
J K Northrup: Lead Guitars (ex XYZ and King Kobra) 

"In 1987 four musicians were brought together by the legendary guitarist Ronnie Montrose and their shared manager. Those four were guitarist J K Northrup, Lead vocalist Johnny Edwards, bassist Larry Hart and J K’s long-time friend and drummer Glenn Hicks. Within two weeks they were rehearsing writing and in the studio recording with Ronnie Montrose, who was producing their first demo. It was immediately evident that there was a lot of electricity with the band! Drawing on such influences as Bad Company, Whitesnake and Humble Pie The band’s energy was powerful..

 

 

 


 

 

 

Coming October 2017
TARGET -
IN RANGE
 Featuring Jimi Jamison R.I.P 

 With extensive liner notes by Dave Reynolds!

"Target was an exciting US Quintet from Memphis that featured the legendary Jimi Jamison (Cobra / Survivor) on vocals. They released two albums on A & M in 1976 (Target) and 1977 (Captured). However, it has come to light that a third album was recorded in 1979, entitled “In Range” before the band split in 1982. In Range’ was recorded in the autumn of 1979: it took the band about two to three weeks to do this third album. What an album it is though, this is Target’s best recording, chock full of quality songs and musicianship. Its criminal it has laid dormant for so long, but here it is for you on Escape Music.

   

 

 


 

 

 

Coming August 2017
HIRSH GARDNER -
MY BRAIN NEEDS A HOLIDAY

Includes bonus disc “Wasteland For Broken Hearts” exclusive to Escape Music with
first pressing with extensive liner notes by Dave Reynolds!

"In the years between 1979 and 1982 Hirsh Gardner was an integral part of one of the classiest AOR/Melodic Rock bands on the planet. New England released 3 world class albums (S/T, Explorer Suite and Walking Wild), working with top class producers such as Mike Stone, Todd Rundgren and toured extensively with the likes of KISS, AC/DC and Journey,
Now in 2017, Hirsh is set to release his sophomore solo effort entitled “My Brain Needs a Holiday”, this 10 song disc is the long awaited follow up to Gardner’s acclaimed solo album “Wasteland for Broken Hearts”: which is included in this package as a bonus disc. They are both full of AOR anthems and thunderous ballads.
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The wait is over… Escape Music is pleased to announce the release of Snow album!

Coming July 2017
SNOW -
AT LAST

Band is:
Doug Ellison
– All Vocals
Carlos Cavazo
– All guitars  (Quite Riot)
Tony Cavazo
– Bass  (Hurricane)
Stephen Quadros
- Drums

Snow – At Last… Limited edition with first pressing only will include a full length live CD recorded in LA
at the Starwood back in May 1981! with complete liner note written by Dave Reynolds.

"Formed from the ashes of Speed Of Light by the Cavazo brothers – guitarist Carlos and bassist Tony – SNOW should’ve been as huge as Van Halen. Sadly, the quartet (the line-up completed by vocalist Doug Ellison and drummer Stephen Quadros) just couldn’t get signed for love or money. However, as you will discover, the Californian band would still have a great deal of influence on the early 80s American metal scene...."

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Coming June 2017
TAZ TAYLOR BAND -
PRESSURE AND TIME

 Taz Taylor – All Guitars
Chandler Mogel –
Lead and Backing Vocals (Outloud / Punky Meadows)
Barney Firks –
Bass
Val Trainor -
Drums

"Taz has used the incredible vocal talents of Chandler Mogel (Outloud / Punky Meadows). Chandler and Taz have always kept in touch and it seemed the right time to collaborate on an album… and here is “Pressure and Time”. As Taz states “Pressure and Time” is how you create diamonds”

 

 

 


 

 

 

DIRTY WHITE BOYZ
CHECK OUT THE BRAND NEW VIDEO "RIDE WITH ANGELS"

 

OUT NOW!
DIRTY WHITE BOYZ
- DOWN AND DIRTY

 

"Now with the debut album, “Down & Dirty” finished, it’s all systems go. The album not only hits you like a freight train,
it also leaves you breathless in it’s a combination of melodic gems, Anthemic rockers & a few heart wrenching power
ballads for good measure."

 

 

 


 

 

 

Coming May 2017
SHADOWMAN -
SECRETS AND LIES

 Steve Overland (FM) – Lead Vocals
Steve Morris (Heartland) – Guitars & Keyboards
Chris Childs (Thunder) – Bass
Harry James (Thunder) – Drums
Special guest on keyboards : Didge Digital

"Six years on and we are presented with the band’s fifth studio release, and it’s certainly been worth the wait. “Gravity” is a marvellous opener which shows fresh ideas and superb musicianship, and this pretty much paves the way for the rest of the album. Along the way we have Steve Morris and his ever present guitar prowess, and Steve Overland just effortlessly gives
us brilliant vocal performances throughout. The solid rhythm of Thunder men Chris Childs and Harry James are faultless,
and with classic touches from original FM keyboards player Didge Digital we are in for a real treat."

 

 

 


 

 

 

DIRTY WHITE BOYZ
CHECK OUT THE BRAND NEW VIDEO "HANGING ON A HEARTACHE"

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

SARACEN - RED SKY / HEROES, SAINTS AND FOOLS

 Back by popular request!!
This classic Double CD has been re-released and is now available to buy once again from the online store.

 

 

 


 

 

 

Coming April 2017
WALK ON FIRE - MIND OVER MATTER
 Escape Music is pleased to announce the release of Walk On Fire second album Mind Over Matter! 

 

"This 13 track CD features ex Asia drummer Trevor Thornton, the late Mike Casswell on guitars (ex Brian May band), Phil Williams (Tony Hadley Band and ex Keith Emerson) and Bowie/Seal keyboards and programming legend, Richard Cottle, and was written and produced by Dave Cairns (of 'Secret Affair' fame).

These newly discovered buried treasures of 24 track analogue recordings were put to tape following the worldwide MCA Records release of the 1989 debut album by 'Walk On Fire' entitled 'Blind Faith'."

 

 

 


 

 

 

Coming February 2017
STEFANIE - S/T

 Escape Music is delighted to announce the release date for Stefanie;
the album is coming on the 24th February 2017

"In 2015, Stefanie began recording her album with producer Brian J. Anthony who immediately embraced her vision. Brian helped create a sonic landscape by mixing bits of rock, pop and country while not losing the intensity of her voice or deep personal reflection in her lyrics. The result of these tracks gained the attention of some of the area’s best-known musicians who all jumped at the opportunity to be part of this release."

 

 

 


 

 

 

Coming January 2017
LAST AUTUMN'S DREAM IN DISGUISE

 Coming soon on Escape Music, Last Autumns Dream "In Disguise", their 13th album. An album showcasing
the band's favourite songs and influences of all time!

 

 

 


 

 

 

OVERLAND
CHECK OUT THE NEW SONG FROM STEVE OVERLAND
"EDGE OF THE UNIVERSE"

 

OUT NOW
OVERLANDCONTAGIOUS

 "here is Steve’s new recording “Contagious” which is better than ever before. Big production by Lars Chriss and superb song-writing are the order of the day, these latest offerings from Steve are beautifully executed and flow with finesse from beginning to end".

 

 

 


 

 

 

Coming November 2016
APOLLOWATERDEVILS

 

Apollo (Firewind, Spiritual Beggars)

 "I originally wanted to release the material under a band name or as a project, but people kept saying it was about time that I go solo and step out as a solo artist. So I decided to take the plunge."Waterdevils" is the result of Apollo's free musical spirit where he has liberated himself from all rules and just done whatever he wanted to do. "

 

 

 


 

 

 

SEVEN
ANOTHER BRAND NEW SONG FOR YOUR LISTENING PLEASURE
"FIGHT"

OUT NOW
SEVENSHATTERED

"SEVEN ‘Shattered’ is a collection of wonderfully catchy songs that rely on clean and memorable melodies that allow Devine’s distinctive voice to shine through. It was Devine who took the lead in writing the lyrics on this album, matching the intensity and feel of the music to deliver a modern melodic rock album with influences ranging from hints of Foreigner in “A Better Life” and “Broken Dream”, Journey in “High Hopes” and even traces of Magnum in “Light of 1000 Eyes” and “Last Illusion”.

 

 

 


 

 

 

SEVEN
CHECK OUT THE BRAND NEW SONG "LIGHT OF 1000 EYES"

Coming September 2016
SEVENSHATTERED

"SEVEN ‘Shattered’ is a collection of wonderfully catchy songs that rely on clean and memorable melodies that allow Devine’s distinctive voice to shine through. It was Devine who took the lead in writing the lyrics on this album, matching the intensity and feel of the music to deliver a modern melodic rock album with influences ranging from hints of Foreigner in “A Better Life” and “Broken Dream”, Journey in “High Hopes” and even traces of Magnum in “Light of 1000 Eyes” and “Last Illusion”.

 

 

 


 

 


 

 

 


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

STEVE WALSH - THE LIGHT