Aug 062015
 

mindmaze_2015Check out a lyric video for ‘Dreamwalker’ by MindMaze below. This version of “Dreamwalker” feat. Urban Breed and is available on the brand new “Dreamwalker” EP that you can get straight from the band.

The band recently reported the following: ‘It is with heavy hearts that we must announce that we have parted ways with drummer Kalin Schweizerhof. This has come as a result of some personal differences and we’ve been gradually growing apart for awhile now. We wish Kalin the best of luck with his future endeavors. Don’t worry, though! This will certainly not be the end of MindMaze. We have a lot of exciting things still coming up and we’d like to thank Mark Bennett (Beyond Eden), Chris Haren (A Sound of Thunder) and Nick Saulsbury for stepping up to the plate to cover our upcoming gigs.’ Continue reading »

Dec 312014
 

mindmaze_single_logoMindMaze 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.“Back from the Edge” is MindMaze’s sophomore effort which is released late October, through Inner Wound Recordings featuring Symphony X’s Mike LePond on bass and guest appearances by members of Stratovarius, LORD, Pharoah, and more.

An interview with Sarah (vocals) and Jeff (guitars) follows below.

TMR: Hey guys, this is ‘The Metal Resource’ from Holland, how are things going there in the U.S.?

Sarah: Good! Very busy, but everything is going well. Continue reading »

MindMaze – “Back from the Edge”

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Oct 012014
 

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 »

Sep 112014
 

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 »

Aug 192014
 

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 »