Tag Archives: Escape Music

Album review: MASS – When 2 Worlds Collide

Escape Music [Release date 25.05.18] This is album number eight from Mass who have been making music since the mid-80′s. On this album the added keys/strings provided by Jeremy Heussi add another dimension to the band’s classy melodic hard rock … Continue reading

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Album review: JON BUTCHER AXIS

 JON BUTCHER AXIS

Escape Music [Release date 19.01.18] If like me you were one of those who spent every fortnight reading Kerrang! and the Wimpwire column by Derek Oliver, Jon Butcher’s name came up quite often and indeed he got a feature in the AOR/melodic … Continue reading

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Album review: DRIVE, SHE SAID – Real Life

DRIVE, SHE SAID - Real Life

Escape Music [Release date  23.03.18] ‘Real Life’ was originally released back in 2003 by Drive, She Said the band who featured vocalist/guitarist/bassist Al Fritsch and keyboards wizard Mark Mangold. This album has been re-mixed in 2017 by Brian Anthony and Mark … Continue reading

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Quick plays: THE REMEDY CLUB, GYPSY SOUL

THE REMEDY CLUB Lovers, Legends & Lost Causes [Release date 08.10.17] ‘Lovers, Legends and Lost Causes’ is the first release under the duo’s new name The Remedy Club (they released two albums under the previous name – B & The … Continue reading

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Quick plays: MARTIN SIMPSON, RIVERDOGS, HIRSH GARDNER

MARTIN SIMPSON Trails & Tribulations Topic Records [Release date 01.09.17] Trails & Tribulations’ is Martin Simpson’s twentieth album in a career spanning over 40 years. As he says the album “is a collection of songs about nature, about travels and … Continue reading

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Album review: DIRTY WHITE BOYZ – Down And Dirty

Escape Music www.escape-music.com [Release date 24.03.17] Not the classic one album band from the late 80′s featuring Earl Slick and David Glenn Eisley, this is a new band and they have a ‘z’ on the end of their name. The … Continue reading

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Album review: LAST AUTUMN’S DREAM – In Disguise

LAST AUTUMN

Escape Music [Release date 20.01.17] Last Autumn’s Dream are not strangers to the odd cover having covering songs by Wizzard and REO Speedwagon on past albums. This time around they opted to do a whole album of covers of songs … Continue reading

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Album review: PUNKY MEADOWS – Fallen Angel

Escape Music [Release date 20.05.16] I will admit from the start I have never really been a big fan of 70′s pomp rockers Angel. I have tried many times to get into their music as I love pomp rock, but … Continue reading

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Album review: EPIC – Like A Phoenix

 EPIC - Like A Phoenix

Escape Music www.escape-music.com [Release date 22.04.16] Never judge a book (or in this case CD) by its cover, as the band’s name Epic and cover artwork on this album may have you expecting a power or melodic metal album. It … Continue reading

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Quick plays: CHITRAL SOMAPALA, MARK SLAUGHTER

CHITRAL SOMAPALA – Sinhabumi [Release date 23.01.15] Chitral Somapala is a big name in his home nation of Sri Lanka and on this album he sings in his native language. Rock fans will know him from his time in Power … Continue reading

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Interview: TOMMY DENANDER

Guitarist/songwriter/producer Tommy Denander is a busy man with Radioactive about to release their first new album in over ten years ‘F4ur’ on Escape Music. This features a stellar cast of melodic rock vocalists including the late, great Jimi Jamison, Jeff … Continue reading

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Album review: TALON – Fourplay

Talon - Fourplay

Escape Music [Release date 23.03.15] The fourth album from Talon and one that sees the return of the band’s original vocalist Michael O’Mara. That has been a masterstroke as he sings up a storm on this album and it is … Continue reading

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10 Questions: MOXY (Interview, March 2015)

Moxy - 40 Years And Still Riding High

Legendary Canadian rockers Moxy release ’1974 TO 2014 – 40 Years and Still Riding High: Best Of’ on CD/DVD on Escape Music on 22nd May. Moxy started back in 1974 and to celebrate the band’s 40th anniversary a new band … Continue reading

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10 Questions: LAWLESS interview (February 2015)

Lawless - The Sugarmill, Stoke, 27 December 2014

Lawless released their excellent second album ‘R.I.S.E’ at the end of last year on Escape Music. Here we catch-up with vocalist Paul Hulme… What have you got planned for the next few months music wise? e.g. tour plans, recording etc. … Continue reading

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Interview: JK IMPERA

Impera - Empire Of Sin

Impera have just released their third and possibly best album to date ‘Empire Of Sin’ on Escape Music. Here we catch-up with mainman and drummer JK Impera… What have you got planned for the next few months music wise? e.g. … Continue reading

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Interview: JOHN PARKER and MICHAEL O’MARA of TALON

Talon - Fourplay

Talon release their fourth album, ‘Four Play’ on Escape Music on March 20th. They are back with original vocalist Michael O’Mara who fields the questions along with founder member drummer John Parker… What have you got planned for the next … Continue reading

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Interview: RON PERRY of CHINA SKY

China Sky II

China Sky’s debut came out back in 1988 and is one of those ‘must have’ classic melodic rock albums of the 1980′s. Sadly though due to various issues band never made that second album until now, some 25 years later! … Continue reading

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News: JEFF LYNNE, VAN HALEN, ROBIN GEORGE – Wednesday 4 February 2015

The Sweet, Giants Of Rock - 9 February 2014

Kiske/Sommerville release their new album ‘City of Heroes’ on April 17th on Frontiers. Jeff Lynne will perform at this Sunday’s Grammy awards ceremony. AC/DC will also be appearing and rumour is that former drummer Chris Slade will appear with them. … Continue reading

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Album review: IMPERA – Empire Of Sin

IMPERA - Empire Of Sin

Escape Music www.escape-music.com [Release date 26.01.15] This is the third album from Impera since 2012 when they released their debut album. They were formed around drummer JK Impera (Bruce Kulick/Graham Bonnet), who is joined by guitarist Tommy Denander (who has … Continue reading

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Album review – LAWLESS – R.I.S.E.

Lawless - R.I.S.E.

Escape Music [Released 08.12.14] Quick follow-up from the band’s debut album ‘Rock Savage’ released last year sees Lawless carry on with their classy brand of melodic/classic Brit metal. The band feature two members of Demon – vocalist/rhythm guitarist Paul Hume … Continue reading

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