The US progressive power metal band MINDMAZE will release their new album “Resolve” on April 28th in Europe and North America through Inner Wound Recordings. Continue reading MINDMAZE: “RESOLVE” DETAILS REVEALED
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MindMaze has checked in with the exclusive details on the upcoming new EP “Dreamwalker,” which will be released on July 27, 2015. The EP’s name is taken from the track “Dreamwalker,” which appeared on the latest full length effort “Back From the Edge” (see our review here), which was issued back in October 2014 via Inner Wound Recordings. Pre-orders for “Dreamwalker” are available now in strictly limited quantities only on the band’s official website up through the week of release at this location. Continue reading Details Of New EP “Dreamwalker” Announced By MindMaze
Saturday, February 28, 2015 on the Women of Metal Radio Show, starting at 08:00 pm CST. We’ll be playing a “double shot” of our January 2015 band of the month Dark Beauty.
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Saturday, February 21, 2015 on the Women of Metal Radio Show, starting at 08:00pm. We’ll be playing a “double shot” of our January 2015 band of the month Dark Beauty. Continue reading Women of Metal Radio Show 2-21-2015
The first of our four Band of the Month Candidates for March 2015
MindMaze are a promising band like no other. In a time when female-fronted metal is at an all-time high in popularity but also at an all-time high for copycats and imitators, MindMaze has striven hard to forge their own sound and identity. Hailing from Allentown, Pennsylvania the four-piece band are young (all aged 23-25), but have honed their craft with over one-hundred gigs spanning over 250+ miles, including sharing the stage with metal mainstays such as Saxon, Doro, Overkill, Jon Oliva’s Pain, Circle II Circle, Fozzy, George Lynch, Raven, and many more.
The Second of four Band of the Month Candidates for March 2015
Triosphere was formed during the fall of 2004, by guitarist Marius Silver Bergesen, singer/bass player Ida Haukland and drummer Ørjan Aare Jørgensen. They soon caught the attention of the Norwegian label Face Front Records who released their debut album “Onwards” throughout Europe during the fall of 2006 and spring of 2007. Japanese label Spiritual Beast released the album in Asia and the USA. Shortly after the release of “Onwards”, the bands line-up was finally completed with the entrance of guitarist Tor Ole Byberg, and so the journey continued….
The Third of our four Band of the Month Candidates for March 2015 Crimson Blue
The weird idea of a keytar-equipped soprano as a frontwoman of a metal band may look amusing. When it comes to CRIMSON BLUE with an 8string guitar and bass tuned down to the subterranean depths, the idea gets even weirder and amusement evolves into thrill. Here we go. Mixing elements of Gothic Metal, Nu-Metal, Art Rock and every-crazy-thing that can be found in any genre CRIMSON BLUE delivers you the brand new stuff, a modern music that is absolutely original, full of personality and amazing essence.
The forth of our four Band of the Month Candidates for March 2015
Divine Ascension continue to surprise metal fans the world over with its iconic breed of melodic/progressive metal. A definite force to be reckoned with in the emerging metal scene, Divine Ascension hail from Melbourne, Australia and are led by the enigmatic Jennifer Borg – a voice once heard, not easily forgotten. DA is gearing up to release their second album Liberator on November 21, 2014 following on from their highly acclaimed debut As The Truth Appears (2011).
Their debut album’s successes were many, bringing in rave reviews and allowing the band to play alongside symphonic power metal masters Kamelot during their first ever Australian tour in 2013. The release of Liberator will see Divine Ascension’s reach grow further. Soon metal fans will be split into two groups, those who have heard Divine Ascension and those who are about to.
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MindMaze are a promising band like no other. In a time when female-fronted metal is at an all-time high in popularity but also at an all-time high for copycats and imitators, MindMaze has striven hard to forge their own sound and identity. Hailing from Allentown, Pennsylvania the four-piece band are young (all aged 23-25), but have honed their craft with over one-hundred gigs spanning over 250+ miles, including sharing the stage with metal mainstays such as Saxon, Doro, Overkill, Jon Oliva’s Pain, Circle II Circle, Fozzy, George Lynch, Raven, and many more.The band’s debut album Mask of Lies has been hailed by fans and critics all over the world as an outstanding piece of independent metal that is refreshing while being firmly rooted in many classic metal mainstays. With no label support, management, or outside hired promotion, the band managed to sell copies of Mask of Lies to fans in 34 of 50 United States and a total of 17 countries worldwide, selling 90% of the album’s first pressing in the first 10 months of its release.
On the heels of Mask of Lies’ success, the band has begun work on their sophomore effort Back from the Edge, tentatively due in September 2014, featuring artwork by MONOWASP (Seventh Wonder, Harem Scarem, Brazen Abbot, Crash Diet, many more), Symphony X bassist Mike LePond on all tracks, and guest appearances by members of Stratovarius, Pharaoh, LORD, and Draekon.
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Inner Wound Recordings announce the signing of the US progressive power metal band, MINDMAZE. Their new album, Back From The Edge, will be released on October 24st in Europe and October 28th in North America.
This Tuesday 6/17/2014 8pm CDT on Insane Realm Radio We’ve hit a two run homer Christy Campbell of out February 2014 Band of the Month Theatrum Mundi and Sarah Teets from MindMaze join Jayson on the show to talk about their bands and the upcoming Women of Metal Fest I.
Theatrum Mundi is a female-fronted symphonic metal band from Springfield, MO. Their music takes you back to the world of England’s Queen Elizabeth I, a time when Shakespeare was composing sonnets, opera was first heard, and the Spanish Inquisition was terrorizing with ruthless efficiency. All that, plus metal guitars.
The music takes you on an epic journey where you will experience quiet moments of beauty, the intense release of operatic metal, and everything in between, with vocal melodies soaring above the fray by a duo of classically-trained vocalists, Christy Campbell and Stacey Elizabeth Luehrs, backed up by a world-class chamber chorus.
After two years of honing their songs live, in 2013 Theatrum Mundi released The Eyes of the Realm in 2013, The album received high acclaim by fans, radio, and critics alike, winning 2013 Best Symphonic Metal Album from The Symphonic Metal Show on AiiRadio, and garnering the February 2014 Band of the Month from The Women of Metal Show on Insane Realm Radio.
MindMaze also made it onto the ballot for Best Metal Band on the 2012 and 2013 Lehigh Valley Music Awards. The band reached an international audience with the release of their first full-length album “Mask of Lies” in February 2013. Featuring almost 60 minutes of original metal, “Mask of Lies” aims to satisfy fans of Traditional, Progressive, and Power Metal and all points in between with in-your-face metal anthems, sprawling epics, and melodic balladry.
The group’s sound strives to be something truly unique while paying homage to their variety of influences. Fans of Iron Maiden can admire the harmonized guitar wizardry and galloping bass lines, while fans of Savatage can admire the use of piano work alongside heavy rhythm guitar playing. Fans of Dream Theater and Rush can admire the bass and drum interplay as well as the variety of time signature changes, but most of all there is something to be said for the quality level of songwriting the band strives to achieve.
The band has always been female fronted, but has never allowed being female fronted to dictate the style of music they play. Vocalist Sarah Teets displays both power and range in her vocal work, which maintains a cleanness that still has grit when it needs to. Matched with the impressive yet tasteful playing of the rest of the band (including brother Jeff Teets on guitar/keyboards and Kalin Schweizerhof on drums as well as live bass by Mike Lepond of Symphony X and Rich Pasqualone) and an exciting live performance to boot, MindMaze are winning audiences over with every show.
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Featuring: Beyond Eden, Writing Off Tomorrow, Theatrum Mundi, Midnight Eternal, MindMaze, A Sound of Thunder, Leeja Stark and Lies, Inc. Presented by Sardonyx Productions. Hosted by DJ Jayson Shell of Insane Realm Radio’s Women of Metal Show.
Women of Metal Fest I is a day-long festival that, like a forge, provides the fires for mixing metals of diverse beauty and power. Fans of cutting-edge symphonic metal will find much to love in Midnight Eternal (featuring Mike LePond from Symphony X) and Theatrum Mundi (winner, Best New Band from 2013 Female Fronted Metal Show with Brian Dade). Power metal aficionados will delight in A Sound of Thunder and MindMaze. Writing Off Tomorrow alternates growls and screams with soaring vocals, or explore the dark side of melody with bands Beyond Eden and Leeja Stark, whose industrial metal dances on the edge of madness. Lies, Inc. indulges in all of the dark arts of metal, appealing to fans of hard rock, punk, and progressive metal.
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Midnight Eternal is a female fronted symphonic metal band based out of New York City/New Jersey. The band formed in March 2014 when two members of Operatika (Richard Fischer and Boris Zaks) invited Daniel Prestup (of Rivera Bomma and Spider Rockets) and Mike LePond (of Symphony X) to record a two song single. The current line-up of Midnight Eternal includes Raine Hilai on lead vocals (Raine has been involved in theatre and various musical ensembles, as well as solo work), Richard Fischer on guitars and vocals, Daniel Prestup on drums, Mike LePond on bass guitar, and Boris Zaks on keyboards. http://www.midnighteternal.com/
Beyond Eden describes their sound as “harder rock fused with R&B undertones and a theatrical edge.” They teamed with Grammy Nominated producer, writer, and engineer, David Ivory in the spring of 2012 and recorded their first single, “Rosebud War,” about domestic violence. The song has attracted the attention of internet magazines, internet radio, and main stream radio stations. It was featured on a charity fundraising compilation CD with Grammy Winning Producer, Gloria Domina in 2013. The band has played with GRAMMY decorated band Halestorm, the Michael Schenker Group, George Lynch, Madam Adam, Sister Sin, and many more. http://www.beyondedenrocks.com/
A Sound of Thunder is a Washington DC based, female fronted heavy metal band. The four piece band consists of Josh Schwartz on guitar, Nina Osegueda on vocals, Jesse Keen on bass, and Chris Haren on drums. A Sound of Thunder conquers metal realms ranging from ’70s blues-based proto-metal a la Black Sabbath and early Judas Priest, to triumphant modern power metal a la Hammerfall and Primal Fear. Soaring vocals, incendiary instrumentals, and classic songs combine to form an unrelenting, unapologetic slab of metal to stand the test of time. http://www.asoundofthunderband.com/#!
Leeja Stark is an industrial electronic metal band from Pittsburgh, PA. Formed in 2012, the band found its sound through lyrics about love, hate, and the supernatural world. Songwriters Leeja and Bret Stark bring very different influences to the band; Bret has a symphonic metal music background with influences like Nightwish and Within Temptation, while Leeja has an obsession with vampires, demons, and the supernatural. Their video for the single Symptoms of Insanity received almost 200,000 views in the first 24 hours on YouTube. Leeja also co-wrote the song Charming Arms with producer/musician Christopher Lee Simmonds (Filter, Thought Industry, Good Charlotte). Expect live shows and new music early summer (2014). www.leejastark.com.
MindMaze is afemale-fronted traditional prog/power metal band. Hailing from Allentown, Pennsylvania, this young four-piece band consists of lead vocalist Sarah Teets, guitarist, keyboardist, and backing vocalist Jeff Teets, drummer Kalin Schweizerhof, and live bassist Rich Pasqualone. MindMaze have honed their craft with over one-hundred gigs, including sharing the stage with metal mainstays such as Saxon, Doro, Overkill, Jon Oliva’s Pain, Circle II Circle, and many more. http://www.mindmazeband.com/.
Writing Off Tomorrow (WOT) is a 4-piece, female fronted Hard Rock/Metal Band based out of Morgantown, West Virginia. WOT is vocalist and songwriter Megan Edison, guitarist and songwriter Casey Ringler, drummer Joe Canfield and bassist Bill Wiltrout. In November, 2012, WOT released a 7-track EP called “Last Moments” containing all original tracks, accompanied by a music video for “All the Blood I Need.” WOT is currently working on their new album “Flirting with Death” to be released in 2014. http://www.writingofftomorrow.com/
Lies, Inc.In the realm of the corporate world, there are fallacies so devious that it would take a certain kind of seedy corporation to cover-up and encourage such deceits. Enter Lies, Inc., a four piece progressive metal machine with a chairwoman at its front. Through a combination of hard rock, punk, metal, and progressive, Lies, Inc. ensnares its listeners with sheer skill and driving force. With catchy hooks and an aggressive edge, this band brings a powerful female-fronted presence to the music scene. Lies, Inc. consists of Jarrett Bickel (guitar), Ron Brode (drums), Lily Taylor (vocals), and Kent Tonkin (bass). www.liesincorporated.com, www.liesincrocks.com, https://www.facebook.com/Liesincrocks/app_2405167945
Theatrum Mundi is a symphonic metal band from Springfield, MO fronted by classically-trained vocalists, Christy Campbell and Stacey Elizabeth Luehrs, backed by Michael Ray Gould (guitar), Li’Anne Drysdale (keys), B.J. DeClue (bass), and Caleb Rust (drums). TM released The Eyes of the Realm album in 2013, winning 2013 Best Symphonic Metal Album from The Female Fronted Symphonic Rock and Metal Show on AiiRadio, and was February 2014 Band of the Month from The Women of Metal Show on Insane Realm Radio. www.theatrummundi.us.
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