Edge Of Paradise was formed by Margarita Monet and Dave Bates in 2011. Few months after formation, the band released their debut album ‘Mask’ that featured rhythm section of bassist Tony Franklin (Blue Murder, The Firm) and drummer Gregg Bissonette (David Lee Roth Band). ‘Mask’ came at #6 most added on national CMJ radio, right behind Machine Head and solidified existence of Edge Of Paradise. An album chockfull of industrial-tinged metal coupled with soaring vocal hooks, was greatly received by critics and fans worldwide.
After the release of ‘Mask’, touring numerous states on the West Coast and landing a gig in HI, the group immediately began writing to showcase the bands maturity and define the direction that was pre-empted by “Mask”.
By 2013, the band started working with legendary Michael Wagener on the mix of the new songs and recording with grammy winning producer Bob Kulick (Kiss, Motorhead), ‘Perfect Shade Of Black’ was the result. The EP was made available only via physical release, before the worldwide full-length album release in 2015. The EP received rave reviews, painting a vivid picture of the bands staggering growth, and if public perception is any indicator, the lyric video for one of the songs “Breakaway” quickly reached 200,000 views with the debut on AOL’s “Noisecreep.”
RushOnRock.com said; “Monet really lets rip on title track Perfect Shade Of Black – opening up her powerful pipes to reveal a vocal range her peers on the female-fronted metal scene can only dream of… it’s obvious why this band’s big news on the retro-obsessed LA scene right now.”
Edge Of Paradise has released 3 charting records and toured over 40 states, Japan and recently completed their 2 month European tour supporting Sonata Arctica. The band’s 3rd studio album UNIVERSE released Nov 8th via Frontiers Records. The album is produced by Mike Plotnikoff (Halestorm, Three Days Grace) and mixed by Jacob Hansen (Amaranthe, Volbeat…).
About the new video “Digital Paradise”:
Great video with amazing edition and production, inside of digital world and talking about inside this dream, inside of the mind and love, a very special atmosphere.