EDGE OF PARADiSE EMERGE ViCTORiOUS
AS ROCKWiRED.COM's ARTiST OF THE MONTH!!!
APRIL 1, 2012 - The polls have closed for ROCKWIRED.COM's recent ARTIST OF THE MONTH campaign. Voters from all over the U.S. made their vote count and EDGE OF PARADISE is ROCKWIRED.COM's newest ARTIST OF THE MONTH for their new release MASK. The Los Angeles based female-fronted metal band, EDGE OF PARADISE, are ready to set the world aflame with their debut CD, Mask. EDGE OF PARADISE is fronted by the stunning MARGARITA MONET who delivers potent yet melodic vocals along with virtuoso keyboard playing that adds a unique classical flair to the band’s sonic metal assault. Combine that with the ferocious fretwork of guitarist DAVE BATES who intertwines compelling leads and bombastic riffs and you’ve got a band that offers something highly refreshing in today’s modern metal sound-scape. Mask also features guest appearances by renowned session drummer GREGG BISSONETTE and bassist extraordinaire TONY FRANKLIN who prove to be the ultimate rhythm section when it comes to the hard-edged rock sounds contained on the debut recordings. Other guests on the CD include bassist BJORN ENGLEN (YNGWIE MALMSTEEM), drummer CRAIG ANDERSON and backing vocals from ROBIN McCAULEY (MSG) who also co-wrote most the songs along with DAVE and MARGARITA, and cutting-edge songwriter RYAN JONES. EDGE OF PARADISE was formed in the beginning of 2011 from the ashes of DAVE BATES’ former band BLEED, which was fronted by ROBIN McAULEY. The influences on the CD are incredibly diverse, and have been pegged as “Industrial Melodic Chaos”. MARGARITA states “it has always been my vision to create music that will be around for a while and I feel like we have really achieved that with Mask.” The band plans to tour the US at the start of the year 2012, to promote MASK. Along with MARGARITA and DAVE, drummer KEVIN KATICH and bassist STEVEN COOK will round off the live band.RELATED LiNKS:
Other nominees for ARTIST OF THE MONTH included FLY PAPER, DALI VAN GOGH, HE'S MY BROTHER SHE'S MY SISTER, VIA THE SUN, HULON and KINGTON ROCKERS
ROCKWIRED.COM will be launching its latest ARTIST OF THE MONTH campaign on APRIL 2, 2012. Nominees for this latest wave include SUMMIT DUB SQUAD, ART KENYON, JANUS, TRYSETTE, BLUE MOVIE, WINCHESTER REBELS and DANCE HALL PIMPS. Polling is provided by MICROPOLL and is as simple as making a selection and clicking 'vote'.
While there is no trophy or huge payday for being an ARTIST OF THE MONTH winner, the benefits that come along with the title include expanded coverage and promotion. An ARTIST OF MONTH winner is awarded a month's worth of free site-wide advertising on ROCKWIRED.COM. A 60-second commercial spot promoting the winner and their album will be featured on ROCKWIRED.COM's entire programming for an entire month. The winner is also featured in a special edition of ROCKWIRED RADIO PROFILES. Banners are also given to the winners to further promote their ARTIST OF THE MONTH status on their own website or press packets. Lastly, winners are mentioned on all ROCKWIRED-related announcements/press materials.
"EDGE OF DARKNESS winning ARTIST OF THE MONTH proves that there are a whole lot of people out there demnding that rock n roll comes from someplace genuine and that is certainly true with this band." says ROCKWIRED founder BRIAN LUSH "We are a quarter of the wayinto the year 2012 and the music coming our way is truly excellent and EDGE OF DARKNESS is an example of that."
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