Classic progressive metal fusion band MINDCAGE can officially confirm an August 12th digital release date for the upcoming special edition release of Our Own Devices. The album will be available for pre-order via iTunes beginning July 15th – stay tuned for links. The band’s label, AetherWax, has expanded distro by over 1,500 online and retail stores, making it easy for all fans to grab Our Own Devices upon its anticipated release.
Aside from this impending release, MINDCAGE is keeping busy with events – including an upcoming showcase performance at the heralded Summer NAMM Convention in Nashville, TN on July 19th! This is a very special occasion, as this is the first time that the voice of Arabella Vash, Hydrogyn’s Julie Westlake, will be joiningMINDCAGE live!
“Julie Westlake of Hydrogyn provided her incredible and powerful 5-octave voice to portray the central character, Arabella Vash, on our record,” says MINDCAGE Founder and Guitarist Dietrick Hardwick. “The songs featuring Julie are very special indeed, ranging from call and answer lines and duets with MINDCAGE singer Jeff Hignite, to her solo verses in our epic closer, ‘The Serenity Sequence (Renaissance Pt.I)’. She sings Arabella to life and is certain to electrify fans in this rare performance event.”
MINDCAGE’s Summer NAMM showcase will take place at premiere venue The Rutledge. For more information Summer NAMM, visit www.namm.org/summer/2014. For more information on the showcase, please visittherutledgelmv.com.
MINDCAGE recently wrapped up the mixing process on Our Own Devices with triple-platinum and legendary producer Michael Wagener (Ozzy Osbourne, Accept, Megadeth, Alice Cooper, Helloween) at his acclaimed WireWorld Studio just outside of Nashville. The original version of Our Own Devices was self-produced by the band and Wagener completed vocal and guitar solo overdubs as well as the mix.
Our Own Devices follows the original album’s engaging storyline, inspired by the fiction of H.G. Wells and Jules Verne. The record introduces the world to the character of Arabella Vash, a young woman who uses the power of her dreams to transform the dystopian world she inhabits. The special edition sets the state perfectly for the band’s upcoming second installment in the story.
The special edition of Our Own Devices will include exclusive, never-before-released live footage from the band’s headlining performance at this year’s Florida-based Comic Con event, Pensacon. Our Own Devicesalso includes the band’s new single ‘The One Constant’, which can be streamed via lyric video now via Bravewords. The track is available via iTunes now.
Forged in 1996, Florida-natives MINDCAGE began as the brainchild of founder and lead guitarist Dietrick Hardwick. MINDCAGE’s core sound revolves around Hardwick’s guitar style which draws influences from icons of 80′s metal like Michael Schenker (Scorpions, UFO), Uli Roth (Scorpions, Electric Sun) and Wolf Hoffmann (Accept). Hardwick has reunited with founding members Brian Howell (bass) and Craig Nudo (drums) whose roots lie in love for prog giants like Yes, Rush, and Iron Maiden. Stir in newcomer Jeff Hignite’s powerful vocals and MINDCAGE is a musical brew unlike any you’ve ever encountered.
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Jeff Hignite – Vocals
Dietrick Hardwick – Guitars
Brian Howell – Bass
Craig Nudo – Drums