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Tue
10
Jul

GUILD OF AGES 'Rise' On Vinyl

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Friday, June 29, 2018
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Escape Music pleased to announce the release of Guild Of Ages  “Rise” on Coloured Vinyl Transparent Blue, 180 gram, limited edition 500 copies only! All numbered!
 
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
 
 
Fri
18
May

GUILD OF AGES Storm Back With 'Rise' Out June 29

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Friday, June 29, 2018
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Guild Of Ages - Rise
Release date: 29th June 2018
Catalogue Number: ESM321
 
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!!!
 
 
Wed
17
Jun

New AXE Release Is Repackaging of 'Anthology' Release; Deadline Deceiving Fans

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2015
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Deadline Music are attempting to rip off unsuspecting AXE fans by releasing a new compilation, which is simply a cheaper version of the already issued Axe Anthology release. here's the press release for the new release, which fails to mention it is merely a new name to an old title:
 
Los Angeles - Much to the excitement of rock fans worldwide, Deadline Music will be releasing a 2CD blockbuster career retrospective from one of the unsung heroes of classic hard rock who toured with every major metal act from Iron Maiden to KISS to Motley Crue, the indomitable AXE! The anthology includes the band's biggest hit single 'Rock 'n' Roll Party In The Streets,' plus select cuts from the much sought after first 2 studio albums and much more!
 
AXE was formed in 1978 from the ashes of a band called Babyface and began recording their first album, 'AXE' in 1979 and started a tour that lasted until 1984. Their second album, 'Living On The Edge', followed in 1980. In 1981, AXE changed labels and recorded 'Offering' for ATCO Atlantic featuring the hit 'Rock and Roll Party In the Streets.' The song reached #59 on the Billboard charts of the most-played-songs in 1982, and became a nationwide rock anthem. After 19 months of touring with the likes of Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, the Scorpions, ZZ Top and Motley Crue, it was time to record the fourth AXE album - 'Nemesis'. Continued success meant more touring. Band leader Bobby Barth was seriously injured in a car crash that led to the disbanding AXE and later joining Blackfoot. After his stint with Blackfoot, Barth took his talents to Australia to join Angry Anderson (Rose Tattoo), hitting the Top 5 on the Australian charts.
 
The reformed 1997 AXE line up featured former Frank Zappa vocalist Bob Harris, Bobby Barth on guitars, Edgar Riley Jr on keyboards and original drummer Teddy Mueller plus bassist Blake Eberhard, and keyboardist Rob Lowe. To his credit, Bob Harris has performed with some of the greatest artists in the music industry. Covering vocals and keys for Frank Zappa, he proved his ability as an outstanding musician and writer. Blake Eberhard is one of Colorado's premier studio and live bassists. He joined AXE after being hired by Barth for several recording sessions, and added a new dimension to the AXE sound. In the interim period between the band's split and the reformation, Edgar Riley Jr had worked with Frank Zappa and had also played with several unidentified bands in the Southern states of America and Teddy Mueller had got involved in the publishing industry.
 
'AXE has been one of the greatest musical and personal adventures in my life. However, it was always bitter sweet, because the tragic death of Michael Osborne created the space that I later filled. I will always be thankful to my friend Mark Pinske for introducing me to Bobby Barth. From the start he mentored me into the band's style and graciously included me in the writing process, and became one of my dearest friends for life. AXE has always been about the music - not the hype - and I feel honored to be a part of it.' - Bob Harris
 
A brand new AXE album, 'AXE (Twenty Years From Home)' was released in September 1997 featuring re-recorded versions of choice tracks from each of the first four AXE albums, plus two from the recently released V record. For their 2001 album 'The Crown' the group inducted new personnel guitarist Danny Masters and drummer Christian Teele. AXE would release a limited edition mini album 'Live In America 1981' to commemorate their European 2001 tour dates. In the mid-2000's, AXE reformed again including singer Bob Harris and adding new members, Brad Banhagel, David Landes. The band toured throughout the US and Europe.
 
Now AXE fans worldwide are rejoicing with the pending release of AXE's 'Rock 'n' Roll Party In The Streets – The Best Of'!
 
DISC 1
1. Life's Just An Illusion
2. Hang On
3. Sympathize
4. Forever
5. Back On The Streets
6. Battles
7. Living On The Edge
8. Fantasy Of Love
9. First Time, Last Time
10. Carry On
11. Running The Gauntlet
12. For A Little While
13. Rock 'n' Roll Party In The Streets*
14. Steal Another Fantasy*
15. Jennifer*
16. Burn The City Down*
17. Now Or Never*
18. Holdin' On*
19. Silent Soldiers*
20. BONUS TRACK: Bad Sometimes
 
DISC 2
1. Heat In The Streets*
2. Young Hearts*
3. All Through The Night*
4. Eagle Flies Alone*
5. Let The Music Come Back*
6. Masquerade*
7. Magic (In Our Eyes)
8. Heroes and Legends
9. Burn Me Once Burn Me Twice
10. Where There's Smoke, There's Fire
11. Any Place On This Highway (Is Home)
12. The Crown
13. Good Times
14. Torturous Game
15. Foolish Deception
16. BONUS TRACK: No Heroes
 
*Re-Recorded Versions
 
 
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