Mass formed in 1981 and signed with A&M Records in 1982. The group had a recording budget of $175,000 for its debut album. Unfortunately, the band's manager had conflicts with the band and the record label. A&M told Mass to get new management or their album would not be released. The band took the manager to court and in protracted process, A&M decided not to release the album and dropped Mass as an artist. Mass founder Louis St. August told Cross Rhythms, "When we were signed to the bigger labels like A&M and RCA they treated the band very well and we loved being on those labels. It was just unfortunate that we weren't able to stay at one label for a significant amount of time to establish a good solid foundation with them. We simply ran into situations that were totally out of our control."
Mass: The Boston-Based Purveyors of Pure Melodic Hard Rock. Tony Cummings. Cross Rhythms website, May 20, 2011.
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