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MASS New Album Studio Diary - Exclusive - Part 3

As U.S. rockers MASS begin work on their long awaited new studio album, frontman Louis St. August will be providing exclusive updates - text and audio - from the process. Here's entry number 3!

December 8th, 2017
Well, it's been quite a busy few weeks here in the MASS camp since my last blog entry with multiple recordings, interviews and a little Thanksgiving break. We also took time out to attend a wake for our engineer's father who passed away unexpectedly.
So here we are at the end of the first week of December and we now have all rhythm guitar and lead vocal tracks done. Gene kicked it off during the last week of November with some powerful and crushing rhythm tracks for the remaining 10 tunes. He ended up doubling and at times tripling some of his power chords in areas to create that MASSive wall of sound.   
The following week I entered the studio for 4 days to record my lead vocal tracks which I am very pleased with and can't wait for you all to hear. Gene added a bit of acoustic guitar in spots on Thursday, Dec 7th, and started working on guitar solos. He will be back in the studio on Monday, December 11th to finish up his solos. From what I have heard, he has once again added his original solo style with some great soaring melodic leads.
Coming up in the next few weeks, we will be adding backing vocals, harmonies, and a very special guest appearance -- and then we will turn it over to our secret weapon, Mr. Jeremy Heussi to add his keyboard magic. So stay tuned.... 
Track listing but not particularly in this order...
1. Just Can't Deny
2. Only A Dream
3. When 2 Worlds Collide
4. Falling In Love
5. Alive
6. Turn It Over
7. Second Hand Rose
8. Some Time Ago
9. Time March's On
10.Stand Alone
11. Death Rider


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MASS New Album Studio Diary - Exclusive - Part 2

As U.S. rockers MASS begin work on their long awaited new studio album, frontman Louis St. August will be providing exclusive updates - text and audiio - from the process. Here's entry number 2!

November 16th, 2017
So, we finally have all the drum and bass tracks down for the remaining 10 tracks. This brings the forthcoming MASS album song total to 11. Nine of which were written in the 2016-17 period and the other two are older revised tunes that we felt would be a great fit and deserve to see the light of day. The album will be called "When 2 Worlds Collide."
Joey kicked off his drum session with possibly the album opener "Just Can't Deny," an up tempo rocker that just oozes with that great 80s feel. He did a tremendous job on tracking his drum parts with killer rocking beats & drum fills while keeping the tempo locked down. Joey finished up on Sunday afternoon with the killer track "Alive."
Michael's bass playing is astonishing as ever as he adds his power and aggressiveness along with his magical melodic feel to the new album. Gene will now start his rhythm and lead tracks the week of November 13th to the 17th. I will submit another blog when guitar tracks are complete and vocal tracks have begun and list the rest of the song titles.
On another note: Recently I received a message from a fan that reminded me of several others the band has received over the years, simply just thanking us for staying true to our roots and not being persuaded by label reps (past & future) or to be influenced by current music trends. So while I was sitting back and listening to all the playbacks, I believe we have stayed true and will be releasing another one from the heart. 


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MASS New Album Studio Diary - Exclusive

As U.S. rockers MASS begin work on their long awaited new studio album, frontman Louis St. August will be providing exclusive updates - text and audiio - from the process. Here's entry number 1!
"Okay so it's been seven years since our last release but it feels more like "Seven Days"! Well, it does take time to make a new baby, right? And boy do we have a new arrival for you. 🙂 No really, every band says the same old cliche when releasing a new record... "This is the best record we have ever done!" LOL! I can promise that it will be an absolute MONSTER!! With thunderous guitar riffs, soaring solos, catchy vocal melodies, all tied in with a powerful and tight rhythm section, it will surely make this another MASS classic!
It has all the makings of a MASS album that everyone has come to expect and love from us over the years. You will have your fast rockers, mid tempo tunes and a few power ballads highlighting once again Mass' versatility. The new album is tentatively titled, "When Two Worlds Collide" and we are excited and look forward to our 8th studio album release, and third on the Escape Music label, due out sometime later this year. We can't wait for you all to hear it and hope that it ROCKS your World before they Collide!"
Louis St August ~ MASS

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MASS Charity Guitar Giveaway

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
MASS, the hard rock band from Boston is Offering a chance to win an awesome custom guitar and at the same time benefit Kidz B Kidz that is helping teach children empathy while raising awareness for Usher syndrome and benefitting pediatric research.
Louis St. August, lead singer and humanitarian, has just announced a pretty cool chance to win a very special guitar. "MASS all agreed what better way to give back than to run an online drawing with all donations going to KidzbKidz.org" St. August explained.
This opportunity begins Monday, March 30th and concludes Friday, May 1 at Midnight EST.
MASS "Sea of Black" Electric Guitar Chance Drawing!
MASS is giving one lucky winner a chance to win this Sc-3 Peavey electric guitar customized with the MASS "Sea of Black" album cover autographed by the band! This brand new awesome guitar comes with a black hard shell case, MASS diecut decals, a few MASS CD's and a MASS T-shirt! Guitar was designed by the Brand O' Guitar Co. and presented to the band by MASS fan Aleic Grant.
Here’s how it works: Use this link http://www.kidzbkidz.org/flash_donate4.html (no Paypal account required) to Donate and be entered for a Chance to win the MASS "Sea of Black" guitar. Suggested minimum donation is $10.00.
The Drawing will be held on May 1st and the winner will be notified soon after.
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