Sep 112017

The Swedish melodic metal band Metalite just released a music video for ‘Afterlife’, the first single from their debut album “Heroes In Time”. The music video was directed by 11Frames Productions [Hammerfall, The Unguided].

“Heroes In Time” will be released on October 27th in Europe and North America through Inner Wound Recordings.

“Heroes In Time” is an impressive debut album filled with melodic and memorable songs, crowned with the strong and emotional vocals by vocalist Emma Bensing as well as a powerful production by Jacob Hansen. The album should be perfect for fans of bands like Beyond The Black, Dynazty and Amaranthe!

The artwork was created by Jan Yrlund [Apocalyptica, Leah, Korpiklaani] and guest appearances on the album includes Fraser Edwards [Ascension] and Jakob Svensson [Wigelius]. Continue reading »

Apr 232015

Upon Wings Logo SquareMichigan-based metal act Upon Wings has teamed up with Revolver to premiere the music video for their song, ‘You Are My Weapon,’ which features guest vocals from Dark New Day’s Brett Hestla. The video can be seen below.

Frontwoman Anne Autumn Erickson says the track is ‘About having faith that someone you lost is still with you, giving you strength in this world. You Are My Weapon is really a victorious song. It’s about love and hope and healing, and I think it’s something everyone has experienced. This song really changed over time, and I like the fact it had a mind of its own.’

She added: ‘The video was shot over a few months, so it took a while. I think the outcome of the video tells the story of the song.’ Continue reading »

Feb 072015

Upon Wings - YAMWUpon Wings recently teamed up with Metal Hammer for the premiere of their new single ‘You Are My Weapon’ . The song will be available for purchase tomorrow (Feb. 8th) on iTunes. But for those that can’t wait, ‘You Are My Weapon’ can also be streamed in the soundcloud player below.

‘You Are My Weapon’ was mastered by Glenn Brown (Kid Rock), produced by Kevin Jardine (Uplift Productions) and mixed by Corey Lowery (Eye Empire). The track features vocals by Anne Autumn Erickson, guitars by Kevin Jardine, and drums by Peter Tzaferis. The cover art for ‘You Are My Weapon’ was designed by Steve Pierce of Balefire Art, who has worked with Motionless in White, A Day to Remember, Pierce the Veil, Blessthefall and more.

Frontwoman Anne Autumn Erickson says the track is ‘About having faith that someone you lost is still with you, giving you strength in this world.’ Continue reading »

Upon Wings – “Afterlife” EP

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Jun 202014

UUPON WINGS are from the United States, and describe themselves as a female-fronted operatic rock band with metal and classical influence. There is a lot of commercial rock sentiment that outflows from the overall sound of the band. For me they are a mix of bands like Firelight, Epica, HB, NightWish and others of that vein.

“After creating the idea for UPON WINGS, classically-trained mezzo-soprano Anne Autumn Erickson entered the studio with Michigan-based, Grammy-nominated engineer Glenn Brown to put the ideas onto tape. The result is a collection of music with strong Euro-classical ties, including UPON WINGS’ debut single, “The Dream (I’m Only Happy When I’m Sleeping).”” – Biography of Upon Wings

Afterlife the new EP from UPON WINGS brings a commercial orientated brand of rock that is infused with metal, and made complete with classical and operatic influences. The new EP features many names that one might be familiar with, from guest vocalist Brett Hestla (Ex-Creed, Dark New Day), who was also involved on production. Continue reading »

Mar 062013

Upon Wings Logo SquareTake Away, a brand new song from Upon Wings, can be streamed using the SoundCloud below. The track comes off the project’s new EP, Afterlife, which was released yesterday [March 5] via Sword Of The Spirit Records LLC. The CD features guest vocals and production from Brett Hestla [ex-Creed, Dark New Day].

Rock and metal fans will recognize plenty of names on AfterlifeKid Rock recording engineer and Grammy-nominated mixing engineer Glenn Brown mastered the single, while Hestla provided guest vocals and production talents. More metal assistance for the upcoming EP came from producer and guitarist Kevin Jardine, best known as the guitarist of Canadian nu metal giants Slaves On Dope, formerly on Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne‘s Divine Recordings label. Drummer Peter Tzaferis also contributed to the EP. Continue reading »