MY GREAT ESCAPE is a relentless storm of dynamic sound breathing fresh air into heavy, aggressive music. While pushing technical ability without sacraficing emotion, MY GREAT ESCAPE manages to combine meticulous musicianship with pensive lyrics ranging from social, personal and political issues. Drummer Matt Shoneman and bassist Doug Roskovics evoke a thunderous explosion of creative and intense sound while guitarist/vocalist Dave Garot and guitarist/vocalist Steven Altonen bounce "straight from the throat" vocals back and forth over weaving intricate guitar parts that challenge the old rhythm/lead roles. MY GREAT ESCAPE possesses a tight cohesive sound with brilliantly arranged songs and raw unadulterated emotion while producing a pummeling live show that exceeds what can be captured on record. With the belief that the sum of the band is greater than the individuals, MY GREAT ESCAPE adheres to a strong grassroots ethos and a DIY mentality. My Great Escape has opened for such acts as: Unearth, Terror, Dead To Fall, Burt Your Dead, Most Precioius Blood, The Hoods, Byzantine, Integrity, As I lay Dying, and more.
Steve Altonen, Guitar and Vocals
Dave Garot, Guitar and Vocals
Doug Roskovics, Bass and backing vocals
Matthew Schoneman, Drums
Debut EP- "Time Is Your Enemy"
Out Now from Underground Economy Productions
Dissolute/My Great Escape 7in split coming fall of 2006
SOUNDCHECK: Debut EP Review-My Great Escape-(local metal band hits like a freakin sledgehammer!
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"Well crafted songs that meld old and new school together" "Brutal like haymaker to the jaw" "..."Well crafted songs that meld old and new school together"
"Brutal like haymaker to the jaw"
"My Great Escape is a weapon of mass destruction"
"lyricism that ranges from politcal to personal and all points in between so it's not just a sucker punch to the guts. It's pretty meticulous stuff."
"What's really cool is the breakdowns. There's a challenge from both the lead and rhthym guitar to be king of the hill. This is where the blending of old school and new school comes into play. There is a likttle influence from past and present for all."
Taxi A&R Company Feedback
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"I like your guys brand of Terror meets Iron Maiden. I also like that your songs are short bursts of..."I like your guys brand of Terror meets Iron Maiden. I also like that your songs are short bursts of metal fury. No filler, just get to the point. I am a big fan of that."
"I like how you adopted a more progressive metal approach and mixed it with hardcore"
"Ah, the breakdown. Killer riffs."
"Is MaidenCore a genre yet? Maybe you invented it?"
My Great Escape Debut EP Review
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"Though together less than 2 years, My Great Escape sounds polished on their debut EP "Time Is Your ..."Though together less than 2 years, My Great Escape sounds polished on their debut EP "Time Is Your Enemy."
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