Annette grew up in Los Angeles, working in many aspects of the music industry – writing, recording, performing and paying her dues, while honing her chops.
Annette’s writing and vocal style is highly influenced by her love of British Blues and Symphonic Metal. Annette has once again reshuffled the lineup for her second contribution, “Quantum Heart.” Gathering together some of finest talent in the industry today, Anne is focused on creating a cinematic experience, by building the production one player at a time. Quantum Heart enables Anne to step out from behind the 12 string, and stand front and center as the artist and Producer.twitter facebook linkedin
Dedicated, passionate and innovative are three words that perfectly describe professional bassist Mario Pagliarulo.
Born and raised in Naples, Italy, Mario has spent the last 20 years building a career that spans the Atlantic and touches on almost every musical genre and style.
He has toured and recorded with well known artists and producers such as Serj Tankian of System of a Down, Larry LaLonde of Primus, Eddie Kramer, and Trevor Hall. He has written and produced music for television and film, including programs on Fox Sports, Speed, and SciFi Networks.facebook Twitter
Born as Daniel John Gorklo in New York, Danny Masters started playing guitar at the age of 12. Influenced by the likes of guitar legends like Stevie Ray Vaughn and Jimi Hendrix, Masters moved to Denver in 1979 and began performing the Denver club circuit. At the same time, Masters began studying jazz and classical guitar at the University of Northern Colorado. Maters made both the Dean’s List of Distinction and the Dean’s List of Academic Honor. Earning his Bachelor of Music Degree, he then won a scholarship to the University of Denver to complete a Master of Arts. Studying classical guitar under internationally known Maestro Ricardo Izanola, Masters honed his craft and earned his Masters in the process. In 1987 he became the first guitarist to win the Allied Arts Institute Scholarship. Becoming a professional musician, Masters performed in groups such as Zuriel, Electric Playground, Shards of Seven and 69 Times. In 1993, he won the KBPI Steve Vai guitar competition, resulting in a jam session with Vai. In 1997, Masters released his debut album Electric Babylon. In 1999, he released his second album ‘Til The Moon Goes Away. Masters has opened for Tesla, Dokken, Ted Nugent and Warrant among others. When not performing, Masters teaches 50 to 60 students at the Colorado School of Music. He has taught guitar since 1986.twitter facebook linkedin
Anne Freeman, singer/songwriter of Ghost Embrace, who’s writing and vocal style is highly influenced by her love of British Blues and Symphonic Metal, has once again reshuffled the lineup for her second contribution, “Quantum Heart.”
Gathering together some of finest talent she could find in the industry today, Anne is focused on creating cinematic experience with the music, by adding orchestration to the material.
Anne steps out from behind the 12 string, and stands front and center as the “Artist and Producer.” This time her focus is not on who contributed to the material, instead it’s about the best arrangement for the song. Some of these songs started off with a completely different feel, than what they ended up being.
The Album is being orchestrated by Eric Moon, who also plays piano on “Quantum Heart.” Eric has performed with Wilson sisters of Heart, Jackson Browne, Wendy and Lisa from Prince’s Revolution Band, Victor Wooten. Eric’s skills as an arranger and sound designer have been invaluable on “Quantum Heart” His ability to wrap layers of cinematic emotion around Anne’s vocal melodies and guitar parts, sets the tone for the whole record.
Setting the pace for the Record is Drummer, Record Producer, founding member of Sevendust and Dad, Morgan Rose. Anne has always been a huge Sevendust fan, who better to collaborate with than the best. Voted no. 1 metal drummer by Modern Drummer magazine, Morgan has filled in for Tommy Lee and co-headliners Korn.
On bass is “Super” Mario Pagliarulo, a highly dedicated, passionate and innovative player that is distinguishable by his killer tone, articulation and skill. His unique perspective as a player is branded on every song he touches. Born and raised in Naples, Italy, Mario has spent the last 20 years building a career that spans the Atlantic and touches on almost every musical genre and style. He has toured and recorded with Serj Tankian of System of a Down, Larry LaLonde of Primus, Eddie Kramer, and Trevor Hall.
Nema Sobhani has returned once again to add his unique flavor and chord voicings to the project. Not only do we have the shred of Nema this time around, Anne has added even more shred, by exploiting the skills of guitarist Chance Gallagher. Chance has an incomprehensible passion and energy for his instrument, and you will rarely find him without his guitar. An exceptional shredder, whose soaring solos and articulate style is comparable to some of the greatest players in history. No lie.
The result is a rich blend of, symphonic and metallic grooves, which walks a thin line between progressive and melodic rock. The unique quality of the music is only over shadowed by the themes in each song. “Ghost embrace” gives the listener the opportunity to find the positive, even in the darkest moments, to heal the soul, sharing the experience of life. “Quantum Heart” adds humor and sarcasm to the lessons of life, and the ghosts we turn away from.