Female-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.