The EP’s debut single and title track is set to hit alternative and rock radio and digital outlets on January 15,.
About the song: “Lyrically, ‘Afterlife’ deals with losing a loved one and the heartbreak that goes with that, followed by confusion, pain and, eventually, comfort in the belief that you’ll see that person again. I think it’s something to which many people can relate.
You can hear it now, the song is available for streaming at AOL‘s Noisecreep.
Rock and metal fans will recognize plenty of names on Afterlife. Kid 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.
Recording sessions for Afterlife took place at Johnny K‘sGroovemaster Studios in Chicago, where Disturbed, 3 Doors Down, Staind and countless other heavy music-makers have laid down tracks.
Upon Wings combines operatic, female-fronted goth-pop with rousing rock and metal in a unique, ethereal fashion. Frontwoman Anne Autumn Erickson is a classically-trained dramatic mezzo-soprano, and her lyrics take listeners down a path of heartfelt introspection, pain, joy and faith.
Upon Wings‘s debut single, The Dream, was made available in March 2012 via iTunes, Amazon MP3 and Google Music. “The Dream” was the result of a collaboration between Erickson and Grammy-nominated producer Glenn Brown [Evans Blue, Spinal Tap, The Verve Pipe].
Upon Wings hails from the U.S. and can be described as symphonic metal with a classical influence.
Erickson is also a music journalist for Gannett, Gibson, Loudwire and radio host and managing editor of Audio Ink Radio.
Last year October we did an interview with Anne Autumn Erickson, check it here.