Annuit Coeptis - The debut EP by Stephen Chesney featuring Robert Mason is now available from iTunes & online music retailers with a limited pressing of CDs to come in early 2015. The CD features brand new original tracks; Devils Daughter, Breaking Down and Bleed. Devils Daughter featuring a lineup of Stephen Chesney & Robert Mason along with Ace Frehley drummer Scot Coogan, pianist Rob Bloise, Edgar Winter Group Bass player Koko Powell and a horns section of Jim Wheeler and Mitch Manker. Meanwhile, Bleed features current Foreigner and former Steve Vai drummer Chris Frazier, and Craig Morgan/Trace Adkins bassist Perry Richardson. Click here to buy Stephen Chesney feat. Robert Mason the debut EP on iTunes.
Hit A&E TV show Duck Dynasty returned on November 19th with a special hour long episode. The special episode filmed in Scotland titled "Glory is the reward of the Mallard" features music composed by Stephen at his own 1418 Studio. The season premiere sees the family travel to Scotland to rediscover the families Scottish roots while trying to work on a business deal without seeing the family put a stop to it through their usual bearded hijinks. Click here to watch the episode online at the A&E Website.
Steve Price, primetime DJ for British radio station ARfm invited Stephen onto his Saturday Night Rock Show broadcast from London, England recently to discuss the new EP, the new songs, how the EP came together, along with information regarding his involvement on the new Issa release and touching on a mass of other subjects. For those that missed the interview, its now available in a streaming format by clicking play on the audio player to the right. For more info on ARfm visit www.ARfm.co.uk
Frontiers Records recording artist Issa has announced the release date for her upcoming CD titled "Crossfire" along with the news that Stephen is featured as a guest on two tracks. Long Time Coming and Raintown. Raintown also features British vocalist Steve Overland of FM as he sings a duet with Issa and is joined with Stephen on guitar for the track. To watch the Crossfire announcement video with Issa please click here and for more information on Issa visit Frontiers Records website here.
British based Melodic/Hard Rock magazine Fireworks Jan/Feb issue is now available in stores on both sides of the atlantic (you can find it in stores in the US/Canada as well as The UK and Europe) and features a write up on the debut Chesney/Mason EP. Calling the EP "a collection of songs that don't put a foot wrong from start to finish" it earned a 5 star review finished simply with the line "if you track this down, I can promise you that you won't be disappointed". For more information on where you can purchase the magazine, and more information on the publication itself, visit the Fireworks Magazine website.
Saturday Night show Pitbulls and Parolees on Animal Planet recently started featuring new compositions by Stephen, beginning with the Jan 3rd episode which featured three tracks.
Pitbulls and Parolees, which follows the trials and tribulations of the Villalobos Rescue Center, reaches an average audience of 1.6million viewers weekly and while you won't see him on camera (don't confuse his face with that of one of the pitbulls) tracks composed by Stephen are now reaching those homes and viewers. Watch Pitbulls on Parolees on Animal Planet, Saturdays at 10pm est, 9pm Central and visit the online home of the show via Animal Planets website; Pitbulls and Parolees on Animal Planet.