Fans of the Frontiers Records label and the exciting Metal band Edge Of Paradise will be stoked at the news that the band has been signed to a multi-album deal. Read on down to the full press release below and I’ll return at the close with some editorial rumblings.
The Press Release:
Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the signing of another incredible metal act, Los Angeles, CA based Edge of Paradise to the label’s roster for a multi-album deal.
Formed by singer Margarita Monet and guitarist Dave Bates in 2011, Edge of Paradise debuted on the scene a few months later with “Mask”, an album of industrial-tinged metal coupled with soaring vocal hooks, which was warmly received by critics and fans alike.
After the release of ‘Mask’ and touring all over the West Coast, the group immediately began writing another album. By 2013, the band had started recording with Grammy Award winning producer Bob Kulick (Kiss, Motorhead) and working with the legendary Michael Wagener (Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Skid Row) on the mix of their new songs. ‘Perfect Shade Of Black’ EP was the result of these sessions. The EP received rave reviews, painting a vivid picture of the bands staggering growth.
2014 served as a heavy touring year for the band and after gigging heavily around the U.S., the band managed to record and release their second full length studio album, “IMMORTAL WALTZ.” Produced and recorded by Michael Wagener, the album was released in May 2015 and right away the album started to receive great reviews from critics and fans alike.
Come March 2017, Edge Of Paradise released a 5 song EP, “ALIVE”, which was produced by Chuck Johnson (AFI, Riddlin’ Kids) with tracks mixed by Jay Ruston, Mike Plotnikoff, and Michael Wagener. “ALIVE” entered the BILLBOARD charts on the New Artist and Current Hard Rock Albums charts, while also reaching #1 on Amazon and Top 40 on iTunes respective hard rock/metal album charts during the first week of sales. “ALIVE” received continuing rave reviews and LA’s revered rock station, KLOS gave “Shade Of Crazy” some love on their airwaves. Loudwire premiered the band’s music video for “Mystery”, which was voted into the Top 5 videos on Loudwire’s Battle Royal for 10 weeks in a row. Edge Of Paradise also made their international debut at Femme Festival in Holland and recently played in Japan in support of the “ALIVE” EP.
The new album, “Universe” is currently being completed now with Mike Plotnikoff (Halestorm, In Flames, Buckcherry) producing and mixing set to be handled by Jacob Hansen (Amaranthe, Volbeat, Pretty Maids).
Check out their music video for the track, “Alive” for a taste of the band’s style: https://youtu.be/wdDnzYuJQ_I
Margarita Monet – vocals
Dave Bates – guitars
David Ruiz – guitars
Vanya Kapetanovic – bass
Jimmy Lee – drums
ABOUT FRONTIERS MUSIC SRL: Originally founded in Naples, Italy in 1996 by Serafino Perugino as a distribution company, Frontiers has developed into one of the premiere independent rock labels in the world. Synonymous with quality music across a broad spectrum, the company has worked with genre heavyweights such as DEF LEPPARD, WHITESNAKE, JOURNEY, YES, ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA, RICK SPRINGFIELD, STRYPER, WINGER, MR. BIG, NIGHT RANGER and more. Aside from providing a home for classic artists, Frontiers also boasts a wealth of young, upcoming talent that, coupled with a savvy and forward-thinking A&R and marketing approach, will be developed into the future of rock ‘n roll. With millions of records sold and multiple Top 10 album chart entries around the world, the label has also expanded with offices in the USA (Nashville) and UK (London). With a deep commitment to and passion for music and the artists who create it and with massive global distribution, sales and marketing channels, Frontiers is the premiere home for both established and emerging rock acts.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I have to say that I was very happy to see this news as I’ve enjoyed the music of Edge Of Paradise for a few years now and think that they bring a lot of promise to the table. Fans of great guitar shredding and dynamic vocals need to step up on point and start rallying behind the next wave of Heavy Metal bands. The Old Guard is steadily moving towards their retirement plans and unless we help foster the newer artists our music is going to die a quiet death. Sadly, I’ve only managed to catch the band in concert once but that was more based on their ability to properly perform on this side of the coast. Hopefully this new deal will find them doing a lot more appearances in this region. Some coverage of Edge Of Paradise from over the years can be found HERE so please check it out. Closing up I wonder what you readers think of the news and if you were also a fan of the group before this transpired, make sure you are one of the voices that chime in to the mix. Until next time.