MindMaze – “Back from the Edge”

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Mindmaze back fromFemale-fronted power metal bands typically originate from Europe, but MindMaze is looking to break that stereotype as they hail from Allentown, Pennslyvania.  Driving rhythms, guitar solos, and a strong sense of melody and musicianship is what one can expect from bands in this genre and MindMaze are looking to further advance their sound and expand their audience on their second release, Back from the Edge.

MindMaze debut album Mask of Lies was released in February 2013 and completely sold out in in a little over a year with copies going to 35 states in the US and 18 countries.  Obviously, they have quickly established a sizable reach in the metal community.  For Back from the Edge guitarist and chief songwriter Jeff Teets has enlisted a fair number of guest musicians to add some extra flavor to individual tracks including, Jens Johansson (Stratovarius) on keyboards , Matt Johnsen (Pharoah), Jeff Pouring (Maverick Hunter), and LT (Lord) on guitars, and backing vocals from Chad Barnes (Draekon).  The album was produced by Jeff Teets and recorded, engineered, and mixed by Brian J. Anthony at his studio in Catasauqua, PA. Continue reading »

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Mindmaze 2014“Back from the Edge” is MindMaze’s sophomore effort, featuring Symphony X’s Mike LePond on bass and guest appearances by members of Stratovarius, LORD, Pharoah, and more. “Back From The Edge” will be released via Inner Wound Recordings on October 24st in Europe and October 28th in North America.

MindMaze are a promising band like no other. In a time when female-fronted metal is at an all-time high in popularity and also at an all-time high for imitators and copy-cats, this Pennsylvania-based group has strived to create a sound and identity all their own. The band’s debut album “Mask of Lies” was released in February 2013 and the band impressively sold 100% of the first pressing in just 14 months, including shipping copies to 35 different US states as well as 18 countries worldwide. The band accomplished all of this independently through hard work and a strong DIY work ethic.

The band is beyond excited for what this new album is bringing to the table, and strongly believe that it will put their debut album to shame. Continue reading »

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Mindmaze 2014Inner Wound Recordings are proud to announce the signing of the US progressive power metal band MindMaze to the label. Their new album “Back From The Edge” will be released on October 24st in Europe and October 28th in North America.

Despite nearly unanimous praise for the songwriting on their debut album “Mask of Lies”, the band has strived harder than ever to craft amazing songs filled with first-class musicianship, memorable hooks, and powerful melodies and riffs. The new album sees the band moving further towards forging a strong identity rather than borrowing little bits and pieces from all over their map of influences.

Mike LePond [Symphony X] performs bass on all tracks on “Back From The Edge”. The artwork was created by Carl-Andre Beckston [Seventh Wonder, Harem Scarem, Brazen Abbot]. Legendary Stratovarius keyboardist Jens Johansson lends an expectedly awesome solo and harmony to the progressively-tinged track ‘Moment of Flight’. Continue reading »