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Hammerfall Cancels 2020 North American Headline Tour

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Though I know that cancellation news after cancellation news comes as no surprise to the readership, we will continue to post these alerts to make sure that you check your own personal calenders and the credit card statement so you can be properly refunded. Earlier today, the mighty Hammerfall announced that they too would be cancelling the tour that was heading our way in September and October. Read on down below.

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The Statement:
Some of you have already started to get your refunds, so now it’s official: the North American tour that was to take place in September/October is cancelled. That sucks, but with the current global pandemic wreaking havoc on the world we (meaning the local promoters, booking agent and the band) had no choice. We are hopeful to be able to rebook the tour for a future time, but since everything is so unstable at the moment the decision was made to scrap altogether it and return to it when things have calmed down. We are as sorry for this as you are, but hope you have understanding for our predicament brought on by the Corona virus. Stay safe, stay healthy, stay metal, and take care of each other! #HammerHigh
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Frontiers Records Signs Edge Of Paradise To Multi-Album Deal

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.

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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.

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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.
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“Alive” (Single) by Edge Of Paradise

Artist: Edge Of Paradise
Title: “Alive” (Single)
Label: ILS Group
Release Date: 2/4/2017
Genre: Heavy Metal
Rating: 3.5/5

A few days ago I got to share the brand new music video from the band Edge Of Paradise with their song “Alive” and in those narratives I prefer to speak about the clip more than I do the song itself since it’s a different aspect in my mind. Now let’s quickly go over the track so you can decide if you want to add it to your music library.

I found this to be slightly different from the stuff that the band has done in the recent past and there was a strong move to what we hear in a lot of other Metal bands today with the presence of a growling vocal in the back on some of the lines. Overall the riffs by Bates are sound as well as the lead break and Margarita plays with a few different styles of her melodic register. At some points she is a subtle and sensual whisper and then she soars to the skies. There is an almost Industrial feel to some of the track based on the way the rhythm plays out and overall it’s a very straightforward tune. I liked but didn’t “love” it per se, but that is just be being on the fussy side. It’s good to find the band aiming at growth.
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Edge Of Paradise Unveils New Music Video For “Alive”

The other day I learned that California’s own Edge Of Paradise had released a brand new video for a song called “Alive”. The tune will be on a forthcoming EP but we can address that later. Here is the video that was directed by Val Rassi.


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“Shade Of Crazy” (Single) by Edge Of Paradise

Artist: Edge Of Paradise
Title: “Shade Of Crazy” (Single)
Label: Edge Of Paradise
Release Date: 7/18/2016
Genre: Hard Rock/Heavy Metal
Rating:

When we last heard from California’s Edge Of Paradise it was with their well-received full-length album “Immortal Waltz” and since we will have a little bit of a wait for another album, the band has wisely dished out a brand new single with “Shade Of Crazy”. I downloaded this the other day and wanted to tell you about it so here we go. The tune begins with some conventional riffing that is nice and solid and Monet’s vocals are softer and almost ethereal for the introductory verses. That doesn’t remain the case of course when she gets to showcasing her soaring register.
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