The partnership between Survivor founding member and Ides of March Grammy Award-winning songwriter Jim Peterik and singer Marc Scherer started when Scherer began recording the vocals for his band Arc of Ages at the Burr Ridge studios in Chicago. Peterik was so impressed with what he heard, that he chose Marc to demo the tunes he wrote which ended up on the last Pride of Lions album, Immortal. Soon, Peterik started composing an album designed to showcase Marc’s talent. This eagerly-awaited collection of songs promises to be the perfect vehicle for Marc’s 5-octave range. Risk Everything, available in North America on April 21, 2015, features musicians: Marc Scherer (lead vocals), drummers Ed Breckenfeld and Nick Rich, bass from Klem Hayes, Bob Lizik and Bill Syniar, guitarist Mike Aquino and Jim Peterik (guitar/keyboards/producer).
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