In the beginning MASS was first known as AXIS and signed their first major recording contract with A&M Records in 1982. However, the "Fighter" album was never released due to the strained relationship between then manager of the band and the label.
In 1984, MASS released thier first album, a self-titled EP produced by Jon Mathias. It was recorded at The Record Plant in New York City. The EP sold 10,000 copies in the Boston area alone, and got the attention of record companies.
In 1985, the band signed with RCA and released thier first major label debut, New Birth, produced by Tony Platt. The 45 single, Do You Love Me, went to Number One at one of the local Boston radio stations and hit Billboard's charts. The video made for that single was in rotation on MTV.
In 1987, MASS signed with Enigma and released thier third album, Take You Home, produced by John Rollo and MASS. This record sold tens of thousands in the United States as well as England, Japan, and other countries around the world.
In 1989, MASS released thier fourth record, Voices in the Night, on Enigma. Michael Sweet of the band Stryper was the producer. This CD sold well all over the world too. Songs such as Reach for the Sky, Turn it All Around, and Voices of the Night were available as CD singles. Songs from this CD also appeared on various compilations CD's. That year, MASS was nominated for Best Heavy Metal Act at the Boston Music Awards.
In 1992, Mass appeared on a compilation cd called, "The Boston Rock & Roll Anthology Vol 16". The song, "Under The Gun" was showcased on this cd and has yet to be seen on any other release.
In 1994 the band took on new bass player, Michael Palumbo and also decided to change the name of the band to "Mother Train". They appeared on a compilation cd of local artists call "Powerload - Volume 2" with the single "Crack Of Dawn". The name change lasted about a year before it was decided to go back thier original name.
In 2000, MASS released its fifth record titled Best Ones on Fore Reel Records. They continue to have a strong following all over the United States and around the world. Mass continues to write and record powerfully impressive songs with MASS style, driving hard rock with an edge and rocking melodies.
In 2001, MASS wrote, performed, and continue to kick it! They completed work on thier latest demo and hope to have it released sometime in 2002.
So far in 2002, MASS won a coveted spot at NEMO (the Boston music showcase and industry convention), completed work on their next demo, and produced two songs with Michael Sweet of Stryper!
In 2004, Mass appeared on the MelodicRock.Com multi cd release titled, "Volume 2 - The Beast Inside" with thier single, "Empty Soul" which was produced by none other then Michael Sweet of Stryper. Also included were other artists such as Riverdogs, Soul SirkUS, Mike Tramp of White Lion and many other greats from Europe and abroad.
In October of 2005, bassist Mike Palumbo departed from the band to persue other interests. Lou Spagnola, another Revere native and friend of the band took on the role as the new bass player. Lou is no stranger to the local music scene as he has played with many local artists such as Fortune, The Fools and Tangerine.
In March of 2007 MASS re-releases "New Birth" on CD! This classic release was only available on record and cassette for 22 years. Now with the help of Retrospect Records anyone can own a copy remastered on CD. Simply click on the album artwork to purchase a copy.
In June of 2007 MASS releases its most anticipated album to date, "Crack Of Dawn" on Escape Music.
In December of 2007, bassist Lou Spagnola departed from the band to pursue his other projects. Returning to the band is none other then former bass player, Mike Palumbo!
Louie St. August - vocals
Gene D'Itria - guitars
Kevin Varrio - bass
Joey Vadala - drums
Michael Sweet - producer, backing vocals
Voices In The Night
4th full-lenght released in 1989.
01. Voices In The Night
02. Nine Tonight
03. Reach For The Sky
04. Chance To Love
05. Turn It All Around
06. Carry Your Heart
07. Miles Away
08. Follow Me
09. Call Out Your Name
10. Staying Alive
11. Still Of The Night (Bonus Track)