ROB MORATTI - VICTORY

 

 

  

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

 

 

 

Side A

1. Life On The Line
2. Everything But Goodbye
3. Lifetime
4. Power Of Love
5. Hold That Light
6. On And On

Side B

1. Take It All Back
2. I Promise You
3. Standing On Top Of The World
4. Jennie
5. Now More Than Ever

Bonus Track
6. Don’t You Look Back Now

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. Victory is a clean album with tight sounds and vocals which can be seen as the better part in the AOR genre. Highlights are the opening drive of “Life On The Line” and the moodier and darker tone of “On and One”. The album includes the bonus track “Don’t You Look Back Now”

 

 


 

 


GUILD OF AGES
- RISE

 

 

  

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

 

 

 

Release date: 29th June 2018
Catalogue Number CD: ESM321
Barcode: 503128100321 8
Catalogue Number VINYL : ESMV1000
Barcode: 50312801000 1

Track list:
1. Intro 2:27
2. Deep In Heaven 7:13
3. Around The Sun 4:30
4. Addicted 3:55
5. Every Road Leads Me Home 5:06
6. All Fall Down 4:47
7. Awaken 4:08
8. Love Rules All 4:13
9. I’ll Keep Burnin’ 4:10
10. Rise Another Day  3:37
11. Hearts Collide 4:46
12. Outro 0:54

Band is:
Anthony 'Antz' Trujillo - Guitars, keyboards, vocals
Danny Martinez Jr - Lead Vocals, guitars
James Lostetter - Bass
Steve Stuntz - Drums, vocals
Additional Piano: JC Cernan on "All Fall Down"

Produced by Guild of Ages
Mixed by: Steve Stuntz and Anthony ‘Antz’ Trujillo
Mastered by:JK Northrup
Music by Guild of Ages
Lyrics by Antz Trujillo & Danny Martinez Jr
Cover art by Eric Philippe at www.redhead-or-dead.com
Photography by Dwight 'Bubba’ Berry

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. After winning a number of Battle of the Bands competitions, Caught in the Act started gaining attention from agents, management companies and A&R. The early 1990's brought about a significant change in the music scene away from Hard Rock, Metal and Melodic Rock. Bands like Nirvana and Pearl Jam became popular. Caught in the Act seemed to press on, despite the unpopularity of their music and it paid off. The band was noticed by former Axe / Blackfoot vocalist and guitarist Bobby Barth. Barth lived in Los Angeles and brought the band out for a recording session in the summer of 1992. The trip changed the landscape for the band significantly. After a drummer replacement, Caught in the Act sent a number of demo recordings to various record labels in Europe, Japan and the US. The melodic rock scene was still very much alive in Europe and Japan. The Scandinavian record label Empire Records offered the band a recording and distribution deal in 1993 and Caught in the Act began recording ‘Act 1:Relapse of Reason’. Relapse of Reason was well received in both Europe and Japan. The boys began recording their follow up almost immediately after the release of their first effort, despite turmoil. Two member changes happened after the release of Relapse of Reason, but core members Antz Trujillo (guitar) and Danny Martinez (vocals) remained. Bassist Jim Lostetter and drummer Steve Stuntz joined in 1994, The band recorded and released Heat of Emotion and was subsequently signed to MTM Music in Europe and Toshiba EMI in Japan. The Heat of Emotion Cd received critical acclaim and served as a fantastic follow-up to their first release. The band was in demand and secured their first European tour as an opening act on the Pink Cream 69 - 1997 summer tour. Caught in the Act was sued shortly thereafter by a Scandinavian "Boy Band" with the same name. Despite using the acronym CITA, the band was issued a cease and desist order and forced to change the name after nearly a decade. Guild of Ages was reborn in 1998, toured Europe that year with Axe, released 3 more studio CD's (One, Vox Dominatas, Citadel) and 1 Live CD (Live Over Germany). The band parted ways in 2002... In August of 2014, GOA was asked to reunite and play a festival show in Nottingham, England. Firefest: The Final Fling! The band agreed to play the show. The band had a number of ‘warm up’ shows lined up to help get back into the groove known as Guild of Ages. It was evident that the band still had chemistry and sounded as if they had never split. During these warm up gigs, they decided to reunite Guild of Ages not only for Firefest, but for years to come. The band travelled to England knowing that they planned on putting the band back together, but they had no idea the fan base was so strong. Even after all those years. The band finished recording 12 new tracks in December 2017. A chance inquiry from Khalil Turk of Escape Music Ltd, happened in early January 2018. Escape Music was very interested to secured a deal to release the long-awaited new Guild of Ages album RISE …. now is coming on the 29th June 2018

All previous catalogue from CITA and Guild of Ages will be re-mastered and repackaged and will be available on Escape Music in the near future!!!

 

 


 

 


SARACEN - HEROES, SAINTS & FOOLS

 

 

  

Vinyl Limited Edition 180g audiophile LP in Red Vinyl. Gatefold with 2 bonus tracks.

 

 

 

Release Date: 25 May 2018

Side A
1. Crusader
2. Rock Of Ages
3. No More Lonely Nights
4. Horsemen Of The Apocalypse
5. Heroes, Saints And Fools

Side B
1. Dolphin Ride
2. Ready To Fly
3. We Have Arrived
4. Come to the Light

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. The guitar-oriented rock is laced with keyboard melodies and evocative vocals. It was received with critical acclaim. Just seven tracks, but each track gives you the feeling that the band knew what they were doing. From the more metal oriented first tracks to the prog rock influences which starting to kick in halfway the album. Highlights are the fantastic instrumental “Dolphin Ride” and the “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” with its infectious riffs.

Almost 40-years after their formation Saracen is still active both in live performances as in recording new material in the studio.

Heroes, Saints & Fools is available as a limited edition of 750 individually numbered copies on red vinyl.