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Edge of Paradise (California)

Immortal Waltz

KICK*ASS*METAL’s 2015 ALBUM OF THE YEAR  – WINNER INTERNATIONAL – Category HARD ROCK

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Below is a RECORD REVIEW FROM ROBERT BRADY from the excellent Power of Prog. This place is called KICK*ASS*METAL, and if you see in the UPPER RIGHTT HAND CORNER, it says WORLD-CLASS HEAVY METAL. We cover all things WORLD-CLASS, and all things KICK*ASS.

For the GENRE THE BAND PLAYS IN on there official facebook presence it says HARD ROCK/ HEAVY METAL. And KICK*ASS*METAL has EDGE OF PARADISE ranked/ rated #1 WORLD-WIDE in heavier HARD ROCK for the 21st Century.

“….While they have the hallmarks of straight up classic hard rock in the vein of the Runaways, Girlschool and Wendy O Williams, they also have the modern sensibility of Kittie meets Nightwish and Epica. Edge Of Paradise also come with something that has been lacking in recent years, this being rock with attitude and street credibility.

Edge Of Paradise sounds like a cinematic soundtrack of carefully written and orchestrated rock with the tough garage rock attitude. Immortal Waltz has the pulse of true classic rock n roll. They have definitely created a work that they can tour on from various demographic’s within hard rock and heavy metal. When I listen to Immortal Waltz I hear a direction that bands of yesterday ie Girlschool, Runaways should sound like with a modern contemporary flavour. I also like the fact I can book Edge Of Paradise for Female Metal Voices while at the same time book them for a Rocklahoma style festival. Let’s take a brief look at Edge Of Paradise Immortal Waltz.

Perfect Shades Of Black starts in the vein of a soundtrack before the band and Margarita Monet really take off at the :29 mark. There is a nice spoken word passage at the :51 mark. The track from the get go has a lot of spunky angst and attitude. The instrumental is more heavy metal while the vocals have a tasteful old school vibe. Dave Bates has a killer guitar solo on this as well. There are some good solid backing vocals towards the end.

It’s My Showtime begins with a great rhythmic progression. Soon Margarita Monet comes in almost in a jazz standard styling of a Jane Monhiet with a eloquent spoken word passage. The vocals gibe the listener the appearance of naughty teen angst. The vocal layers are very solid. The instrumental have of this reminds me a lot of a cinematic soundtrack. There is a alternative sensibility about this track in a haunting way. The guitar solo is a straight away classic.

Immortal Waltz begins with a haunting passage liken one of a dark rock opera gone towards a film score standard. The piano adds a nice layer to the track. The thunderous rhythmic section gives this a brutal dark atmosphere. The spoken word vocal seems to be shaping a signature for the bands identity within the album. About the 2:44 mark there are some great spoken word effects complimenting the instrumental.

In A Dream starts with a great rhythm section with a great dark rhythm guitar section. The vocal is soft yet subtle before it explodes into a straight up classic symphonic metal passage. This track reminds me of very early Theater Of Tragedy without the death metal growls. There is a strong emphasis between a semi spoken word with a cinematic film vibe.

Rise For The Fallen begins with a straight away melodic metal instrumental with a solid keyboard as a accent to the intro. The band never stays in one mode. This takes on all the hallmarks that make a classic hard rock / heavy metal track. You have a great intro with some killer verse and chorus progressions.

Ghost takes on almost a dark power ballad. It has a haunting intro. A solid rhythm section with good quality vocal oriented rock. The solo reminds me very much of heavy metal solos of the 1980’s that were a staple in hard rock and heavy metal. Ghost is a track with a light pop sensibility.

Break Away takes on almost a Dio-esque vibe in the intro. This continues with the rhythm section and vocal almost in the vein of Holy Diver by Dio. John Cominsky has some killer drum passages to serve as the backbone to the rhythmic based sections. Magarita Monet has such a confidence in her vocal by now and it is showing.

Goodbye has a 1990’s alternative hard rock sensibility. This also has a great hammond organ to vintage mellotron sound in the underlying stringed section. The vocal has a sassy spoken word passage about it giving the track attitude. There are some good solid yet subtle breaks in the track both lyrically and instrumentally.

Edge Of Paradise are a band that comes around once every 10-15 years with a very original sound about them. I can see this band standing out going forward among their contemporaries and peers. Edge Of Paradise’s sound is like a fantasy filmscore for classic hard rock and heavy metal with solid cinematic elements. For originality and a distinct sound alone…”

Edge Of Paradise are a band that comes around once every 10-15 years with a very original sound about them.

This above quote from that record review jumped out at me, because as  a heavy metal fan since 1978, and with the KICK*ASS*METAL stuff (heavier and faster with better riffs and more majestic and epic song-writing)in 1980 with Tygers of Pan Tang “Wild Cat” and the Import Pressing of Ozzy Osbourne’s “Blizzard of Ozz” I wanted to say Edge of Paradise is a band I probably see once in my life-time. What are the chance again of seeing 4 of California’s Best World-Class Musicians in the same band, first time was Metallica 1982/1983/1984/1985/1986, then again With Guns ‘N Roses in 1987, then Edge of Paradise formed in 2011. The high bar was set by Metallica with “Metallica” in August 1991…aka the black album, and then Guns ‘N Roses. Now future metallic artist NOW for a half a decade now Have to deal, with how BAD*ASS and KICK*ASS Edge of Paradise is. In SIMPLE HEAD-BANGER language “Edge of Paradise RULES” …!!!!!!!!!

“For originality and a distinct sound alone”

Now on this comment in the review, I wanted to say right away, Every Friday night if there are no KILLER and awesome concerts in my part of planet metal. Every Friday Night THE  KICK*ASS*METAL staff plays, Edge of Paradise “Mask” and Edge of Paradise “IMMORTAL WALTZ” from 8PM to 2 AM

OUR F@CK YEAR FRIDAYS line up is….aka our Friday Night Play list at The Offices of KICK*ASS*METAL is usually this. Every Friday night is Pizza Night, and the KICK*ASS*METAL  staff brainstorms, WHY Certain bands are KICK*ASS*METAL hall of fame members, and what needs to be done artistically to eclipse our favorite artist of all-time.

8 PM – FRIDAY  * EDGE OF PARADISE – MASK

9 PM – FRIDAY  * EDGE OF PARADISE – MASK

10 PM – FRIDAY  * EDGE OF PARADISE – MASK

11 PM – FRIDAY * EDGE OF PARADISE – MASK

12 PM – SATURDAY * EDGE OF PARADISE – IMMORTAL WALTZ

1 AM – SATURDAY  * EDGE OF PARADISE – IMMORTAL WALTZ 

2AM – SATURDAY *  EDGE OF PARADISE – IMMORTAL WALTZ 

from 8 to 2 am the CD player is in repeat all mode, the greatest invention of all-time

3AM – SATURDAY * DISMAL EUPHONY – PYTHON ZERO

4 AM – SATURDAY  * COVEN – WITCHCRAFT REAPS SOULS AND DESTROYS MINDS

5 AM – SATURDAY  * CREST OF DARKNESS *  THE OGRESS

6 AM – SATURDAY * MERCYFUL FATE * MELISSA

7 AM – SATURDAY * NERVOSA * VICTIM OF YOURSELF

I also wanted to point out before Edge of Paradise “Immortal Waltz” was UNLEASHED ON PLANET METAL, the album Edge of Paradise “Mask” got spins on the KICK*ASS*METAL CD player from 8 pm to 2 am, on every F@CK YEA FRIDAYS !!!!!!

Thursday Night is THRASHING THURDSAYS, and tons of NERVOSA and our favorite bands from the famous Bay Area Thrash Metal Movement, but that is a different story…!!!!!!!!

 

Below in Italics is the bands Biography from there official facebook presence

Formed by Monet and Bates in 2011, Edge Of Paradise debut release ‘Mask’ (Co written with Robin Mc Auley ) that came at #6 most added on national CMJ radio, right behind Machine Head and Five Finger Death Punch. An album chockfull of industrial-tinged metal coupled with soaring vocal hooks, was greatly received by critics and fans worldwide. Legendary Rock Interviews stated “Once in a while a new band comes along that not only has a unique sound of its’ own but draws upon all the things we love about metal or rock to begin with. Edge of Paradise are one of the best independent bands to come out of L.A. in some time.”

Edge Of Paradise has been gearing up for the new year with new music and big plans. The group immediately began writing to showcase the bands maturity and define the direction that was pre-empted by “Mask”. Working with legendary Michael Wagener on the mix of the songs and recording with grammy winning producer Bob Kulick (Kiss, Motorhead), the new songs will be a showcase for the staggering growth and maturity, achieved since the release of the “Mask”.

Edge Of Paradise knows how to bring it live. HardRockHaven stated, “Don’t be fooled by her angelic personality and beauty, Monet’s power and intensity will grab you by the neck and won’t let go until your head is blown off by her unearthly vocal range, hitting the notes most singers would not dare to attempt. Guitarist, Dave Bates is the epitome of sheer effortless virtuosity; this guy will make all guitar players either Idolize or hate him, as there are very few guitarists on this Earth that can shred like Bates.”

With the solid line up that consists of Margarita Monet -vocals, Dave Bates-guitars, Nick Ericson-bass, John Chominsky-drums, the band is planning a heavy touring year.

During one of their past live shows, Music Connection Magazine described the band “as a tight, well-oiled machine”. The band is now ready to bring that machine to the people!

 

Below is the bands individual biographies from the bands official website

 

 

 

MARGARITA MONET – LEAD VOCALS / KEYS

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Margarita Monet, born Margarita Martirosyan on Feb 1990 is a singer / songwriter, and a pianist. Performing since a very early age, she has made her way from Europe to the United States. Margarita is an accomplished pianist with a vast classical repertoire. She started music lessons at the age of four and quickly accelerated into a competitive and performance ready pianist. She has competed and won awards in numerous piano competitions.
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Moving to Houston, she attended high School For The Performing and Visual Arts, for musical theater. After intense training she decided to pursue  her career further and moved to New York after getting accepted into New York University’s Tisch School Of The Arts.  At NYU she majored in Theater at the Meisner studio and minored in Music.  While living in New York, she has acted in Off Broadway plays, independent short and feature films and sang with local bands at the city’s clubs.

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Margarita moved to LA in 2010 after getting interest from various acting agencies in LA. A week later after arriving in Hollywood she joined a singing and dancing group and recorded on their album Angels De Amor, after various shows she went solo and started working with producer in LA  on her solo album. While working on the songs, she met Dave Bates, who was in search of singer who had the ability to fill Robin McCauley’s shoes. Soon their music partnership created tremendous results and solidified the band that took up the new name, Edge Of Paradise.

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DAVE BATES GUITARS
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Dave is a graduate of Musician’s Institute, GIT, where he studied with Ron Benson (Paul Guilbert’s teacher and one of the M.I. Founders).
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Dave’s song “I Come In Peace”  was featured on Musician’s Institute/GIT promotional CD entitled “MI JAMS Vol.2”. Dave played guitar in the house band on the set of the Warner Brother’s TV Show “Zoe”, the CBS show “The Whitey Ford Show”, he was also the staff guitarist on the cable show Drum TV.Dave has toured and recorded with veteran recording artists including Robin McAuley (MSG, Survivor), Mark Boals ( Yngwie Malmsteen, RIng Of Fire), Gregg Bissonette ( David Lee Roth, Ringo Starr, Steve Vai), Tony Franklin (The Firm, Blue Murder, Jimmy Page, David Gilmore)  Bjorn Englen (Yngwie Malmsteen, Tony Mcalpine), Brian Beller (Steve Vai). Worked with grammy winning producer Bob Kullick (Kiss, Motorhead, Meatloaf) as well as legendary producer Michael Wagener (Metallica, Ozzy, Dokken, Accept, Poison, Queen…) Dave and Robin shared a band together “Bleed” they toured nationally in support of the groups self-titled release and toured with Robin playing MSG.davebateskikasmetal2015aoty2015a997673573443525463Currently, Dave is the guitarist/songwriter for the modern hard rock band Edge of Paradise. Formed by Margarita Monet and Dave Bates earlier in 2011, Edge Of paradise released their debut album “Mask”, that features rhythm section comprised of veteran players, Tony Franklin, Gregg Bissonette and Bjorn Englenple. Released September 15/2011, “Mask” came in at #6 most added on national CMJ radio, right behind Machine Head and Five Finger Death Punch. An Album chockfull of industrial-tinged metal coupled with towering guitars and soaring vocal hooks. “Mask” gained the band recognition by fans and critics worldwide for originality and musicianship. Edge Of Paradise’s next release includes upcoming singles  “In A Dream” and “Break Away” co produced by Bob Kulick (Kiss, Motorhead), and mixed by Michael Wagener.davebateskickassmetal2015aoty96165624642645646
Here is what Guitar International had to say:“There is some tremendous guitar work on this CD… Edge Of Paradise is ready for the big time”

Metalholic.com Stated:

“Dave Bates is the epitome of a guitar hero. Eddie Van Halen of this generation with his own style, incredible technique and monster shredding.”

 

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HardRockHaven.net stated:”Guitarist, Dave Bates is the epitome of sheer effortless virtuosity; this guy will make all guitar players either Idolize or hate him, as there are very few guitarists on this Earth that can shred like Bates. He has such precision, such feel, tasty licks, rips solos so that every note is meant to be exactly where it is. I honestly can say that I’ve seen the best of guitarists, and he is one of the very best, period.”

 

NICK ERICSON *BASS

 

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Nick Ericson was born in an old weathered barn just off the shores of a luisiana swamp. Born with large protruding canine tusks, Nick’s mother died shortly after childbirth due to major complications due to internal puncture wounds and an overdose of flintstones vitamins confused for antibiotics.

Ericson was adopted and raised by wild boars in the swampy lowlands of the American south until he was ten years old when his large canines fell out and were replaced by normal, healthy adult teeth.

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Two weeks after his 10th birthday Ericson Joined a traveling group of vagrant mutants playing an empty whiskey jug in a blues based folk band called “The Swamp Rats”

Arnie Mudwaddle, “The Swamp Rats” bass player at the time, immediately took a liking to Ericson and took him under his wing. That was when his musical training really began.

Three years later, when Mudwaddle was killed in a tragic accident when a corn whiskey still exploded on the back of moving tractor, Ericson was the logical choice to take his place as a full member of the band.

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After joining “The Swamp Rats” in 1999 Ericson played with them exclusively until he was 19 making many valuable connections in the music industry. Tragically this relationship ended in late 2005 when “The Swamp Rats” singer, Scragglepox, drove his 1969 Coup Deville lovingly nicknamed “The Land Yacht” into a murky leechridden lake in Alabama arguing that “no car that big could possibly sink”. Being the only member who could swim, Ericson was the sole survivor.

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For the next 6 years he traveled the country (never outside because he couldn’t get a passport for lack of a birth certificate) performing in many various bands and brothels simply to get by.

In February of 2012 Ericson picked up a side Job remodeling “Office Studios” owned by Brett Chassen and Bob Kulick, and after developing a close friendship with them decided to stay on as their assistant in the studio.

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Towards the end of 2012 “Edge of Paradise” came into office studios to record their single “Break Away”. By the beginning of 2013 Ericson was able to convince them to bring him on as bass player based only on his good looks and charming personality. He looks forward to a prosperous future performing with them

 

 

 

JOHN CHOMINSKY * DRUMS

 

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John is originally from New Jersey. He studied drums at Drummers Collective in New York City as well as at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA.  Over his 4 year stint at Penn State University, John played live extensively.

John is a big fan of female fronted metal bands like In This Moment, Halestorm, Evanescence, Lacuna Coil, Within Temptation, and Nightwish.
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Is available to date Scarlett Johansson (still waiting for her to call).
Newest member of the Edge of Paradise family!
Endorses Pork Pie drums and Soultone cymbals.
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John is an avid hockey fan.
Loves beer, pizza, pasta, king crab legs, and ice cream.
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Plans to own a gun metal grey Lamborghini!

 

 

BELOW IS KICK*ASS*METAL’s HALL OF FAME ALBUMS LIST, it is based on a lot of factors,  700 top metal journalist, top distribution companies and metal collectors, world-wide voted on there top 700 albums of all-time. Pretty much if you were not there as a metal fan, as a teenager from May 1979 to October 1986, you were not even invented to even comment on this subject matter, and when push came to shove, those who bought Metallica’s “KILL EM ALL” in July 1983, the first pressing, the initial 1,500 copies, not the second pressing that happened in August 1983, as a first day buyer, got to be on the final selection committee.

Below is THE KICK*ASS*METAL hall of fame albums list….there are Sacred 700 articles for the TOP 700 albums of all-time, in each Metal Sub-Genre. And this list is a comprehensive list… but no way perfect or complete.

Abattoir- Vicious Attack
Accept- Restless and Wild
Acid- Acid
ACID * MANIAC
ACID LIVE IN BELGIUM ’84
Agent Steel- Skeptics Apocalypse
Agent Steel * Mad Locust Rising
Anacrusis- Screams and Whispers.
ANGEL DUST- INTO THE DARK PAST
Angel Witch * Angel Witch
ANNIHILATOR * ALICE IN HELL
Annihilator * Never, Neverland
ANTHRAX- FISTFUL OF METAL * MEGAFORCE RECORDS
Anthrax * ARMED AND DANGEROUS * MEGAFORCE RECRODS
Anthrax * Spreading the Disease … features songs written by Neil Turbin…
Anvil- Metal on Metal
ANVIL- FORGED IN FIRE
Anvil- Live in concert
Anvil-Worth the weight
ANVIL CHORUS * THOUGHT CRIMES
Anvil Chorus * The Killing Sun
Artillery * Fear Of Tomorrow
ARTILLERY * TERROR SQUAD
ARTILLERY * By Inheritance
ATHEIST- PIECE OF TIME
ATHEIST- UNQUESTIONABLE PRESENCE
Attacker-Battle at Helms Deep
Attacker-Second Coming

BATHROY * BATHORY
Bathory * The Return…
Bitch * Damnation Alley
Bitch- Be My Slave
Black Death * Black Death * Auburn Records
Black Sabbath- Mob Rules
BLIND ILLUSION- THE SANE ASYLUM
Bloodlust – Guilty As Sin
BLESSED DEATH * KILL OR BE KILLED * MEGAFORCE RECORDS
BLITZKRIEG * A TIME OF CHANGE

Bloodline Riot * Keys and Clockwork
Bulldozer * The Day of Wrath
Bulldozer * the Final Seperation
Bulldozer * IX

CACOPHONY- SPEED METAL SYMPHONY
Cage- Astromy
Candlemass-Nightfall
Carnivore * Carnivore
Cathedral- Supernatural Birth Machine
CELTIC FROST- MORBID TALES
Celtic Frost- Emperors Return
Celtic Frost- To Mega therion
CELTIC FROST- INTO THE PANDEMONIUM
Chastain * Mystery of Illusion
Chastain * Ruler of the Wasteland
Chastain * The 7th of Never
Chastain * The Voice of Cult
Chastain- For those who Dare
CHASTAIN- IN A OUTRAGE
COVEN * WITCHCRAFT REAPS MINDS AND DESTROYS SOULS…direct influence on MERCYFUL FATE
COVEN * Worship New Gods…Coven …aka Coven13
COVEN13 DESTINY OF THE GODS
CIRITH UNGOL * FROST AND FIRE
CIRITH UNGOL * KING OF THE DEAD
Crimson Glory- Crimson Glory
CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER * CONVICTED
Culprit- Guilty As Charged
CYNIC * FOCUS

Dark Age- Dark Age 1984 Gnarly Records/ Greenworld
Dark Angel * We Have Arrived
DARK ANGEL * DARKNESS DESCENDS
DARK ANGEL * LEAVE SCARS
DEF DEALER * KEEPER OF THE FLAME
DEF DEALER * JOURNEY INTO FEAR
DEATH- SCREAM BLOODY GORE
DEATH * LEPORSY
DEATH- SPIRITUAL HEALING
DEATH- HUMAN
DEATH-INDIVIDUAL THOUGH PATTERNS
DEATH * Symbolic
Death Angel- The Ultra-Violence
DEATH ANGEL- ACT III
Death Strike-Fuckin’ Death
Ded Engine * Ded Engine … aka ” Hot Shot ” in Europe
Ded Engine * Hot Shot
Ded Engine * Hold A Grudge
Deep Switch- Nine inches of God
DESTRUCTION- INFERNAL OVERKILL
Diamond Head * Diamond Head…1980 …aka Lightning to the Nations
Diamond Head- Lightning to the Nations
Diamond Head- Behold the Beginning
Discharge * Hear Nothing, See Nothing, Say Nothing
Dream Death- Journey Into Mystery
DOCTOR BUTCHER- DOCTOR BUTCHER

 

EDGE OF PARDISE  * MASK

EDGE OF PARDISE * IMMORTAL WALTZ

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EXCITER- HEAVY METAL MANIAC
Exciter- VIOLENCE AND FORCE * ON MEGAFORCE RECORDS
ECXICER HEAVY METAL MANIAC/ VIOLENCE AND FORCE …1989 CD …ON MEGAFORCE RECORDS
Exhorder- Slaughter in the Vatican
EXODUS- A LESSON IN VIOLENCE- 1984 ADVANCE CASSETTE
EXODUS- BONDED BY BLOOD
EXODUS- PLEASURES OF THE FLESH
EXODUS- A LESSON IN VIOLENCE (LIVE @ STUDIO 54 + 1986 demo with Paul Baloff)
EXODUS-ANOTHER LESSON IN VIOLENCE (LIVE)
EXODUS- BONDED BY BALOFF (A.L.I.V::REMASTERED)
Exorcist * Nightmare Theatre
EXUMER * POSSESSED BY FIRE

FATES WARNING * NIGHT ON BROKEN
Fear of God * Within The Veil
FORBIDDEN- FORBIDDEN EVIL
FORBIDDEDN * TWISTED INTO FORM

Girlschool * Hit and Run
GRAVE DIGGER * HEAVY METAL BREAKDOWN * ON MEGAFORCE RECORDS
GRAVE DIGGER * WITCH KILLER * MEGAFORCE RECORDS
THE GREAT KAT- WORSHIP ME OR DIE!
THE GREAT KAT- BEETHOVEN ON SPEED
THE GREAT KAT- BEETHOVEN SHREDS
Griffin- Flight of the Griffin

Hawaii- One Nation Underground
HALLOWEEN * DON’T METAL WITH EVIL * 1984 ADVANCE ALBUM ON CASSETTE WITH ORIGINAL ARTWORK
HALLOWEEN- DON’T METAL WITH EVIL
Hell- Hell (1982)…Demos come with 2 disc version of 2011 CD
H-Bomb- Attaque
HEATHEN- BREAKING THE SILENCE
HEATHEN- VICTIMS OF DECEPTION
HEATHEN-RECOVERED
HIRAX- RAGING VIOLENCE
HIRAX * NOT DEAD YET … RAGING VIOLENCE ON CD
HOLOCAUST- THE NIGHTCOMERS
Holy Moses * The New Machine of Lichtenstien
Holy Moses * Strength, Will, Power, Passion
Holy Moses * In the Power of Now

Imagika * Imagika
Imagika * Worship
IMAGIKA * And So it Burns
Infernal Majesty * None Shall Defy
Insanity- Death after Death
IRON MAIDEN- IRON MAIDEN
IRON MAIDEN- KILLERS
Iron Maiden- The Number of the Beast

Jaguar- Power Games
JAG PANZER- AMPLE DESTRUCTION
Judas Priest * Killing Machine
Judas Priest * Hellbent for Leather * aka Killing Machine
JUDAS PREIST * UNLEASHED IN THE EAST
Judas Priest- British Steel
Judas Priest- Painkiller

Killer * Wall of Sound
Killer- Shock Waves
King Diamond-Fatal Portrait
King Diamond- Abigail
King Diamond- Them
Kreator- Endless Pain
Kreator – Pleasure to Kill

Liege Lord- Master Control

Macbre- Gloom
Malediction- Condamnes
Manowar * Battle Hymns
MANOWAR- INTO GLORY RIDE * MEGAFORCE RECORDS
MANOWAR * HAIL TO ENGLAND
Massacre- From Beyond
MASTER- MASTER
MASTER- 1985 ALBUM UNRELEASED
MEDIEVAL- MEDIEVAL …aka 1983 Medieval Cassette album
Medieval- ALL KNOBS TO THE RIGHT
MEDIEVAL * MEDIEVAL …aka Reign of Terror 1986 EP
MEDIEVAL- MEDIEVAL KILLS
MEGADETH- RUST IN PEACE
MERCYFUL FATE- 1982 EP
MERCYFUL FATE- MELISSA
MERCYFUL FATE- DON’T BREAK THE OATH
MERCYFUL FATE- CURSE OF THE PHARAOHS
MERCYFUL FATE- THE BEGINNING
MERCYFUL FATE- RETURN OF THE VAMPIRE
MERCYFUL FATE- INTO THE SHADOWS
METAL CHURCH * METAL CHURCH * 1984 Ground Zero with extra track BIG GUNS
METAL CHRCH * METAL CHURCH * 1986 CD of the 1984 LP
METALLICA- NO LIFE TIL LEATHER
METALLICA- NO LIFE TIL LEATHER version w/ 16 minute Ron McGovney interview
METALLICA- NIGHT OF THE RIVETTHEADS …aka No life til leather wit Power metal bonus tracks tacked on the end
METALLICA* LIVE * METAL UP YOUR ASS..1983 DEMO CASSETTE
METALLICA- KILL EM ALL * MEGAFORCE RECORDS
Metallica- RIDE THE LIGHTNING * MEGAFORCE RECORDS
Metallica- Creeping Death/ Jump in the Fire CD
Metallica- Master of Puppets
Morbid Angel- ABOMINATIONS OF DESOLATION
MORBID ANGEL- ALTARS OF MADNESS
MORBID ANGEL BLESSED ARE THE SICK
MORBID ANGEL * COVENANT
MORDBID ANGEL * DOMINATION
MORBID ANGEL* ENTANGLED IN CHAOS
Motorhead- Ace of Spades
MOTORHEAD- NO SLEEP TIL HAMMERSMITH
Motorhead * Iron Fist
Motorhead * Another Perfect Day
Motorhead * No Remorse
Motorhead * Orgasmatron

Nasty Savage- Nasty Savage
NASTY SAVAGE- INDULGENCE
NERVOSA (thrash Brazil* * TIME OF DEATH
NERVOSA (thrash brazil) *VICTIM OF YOURSELF
Nightmare * Astral Deliverance
NME * UNHOLY DEATH

OBITUARY * SLOWLY WE ROT
OBITUARY * Cause of Death
Obilevon * From this Day Forward
Obliveon * Nemesis
ONSLAUGHT- THE FORCE
Onslaught * Power From Hell * 1987 Combat Records Version
Original Sin * Sin Will Find You Out
OVERKILL- FEEL THE FIRE * MEGAFORCE RECORDS
OZ- Fire in the Brain
OZ – III Warning
Ozzy Osbourne- Blizzard of Ozz
Ozzy Osbourne-Diary of a Madman
Ozzy Osbourne * Tribute

Pagan Altar * 1982 Demo Cassette
Pagan Altar- Pagan Altar Volume 1
PAGAN ALTAR * Judgment of the Dead …* aka Voulume 1
PILE DRIVER- METAL INQUISITION
PILE DRIVER * STAY UGLY
Pentagram- Pentagram
Pentagram- Day of Reckoning
Pentagram * Relentless 1985 debut Retitled
Pentagram- Be forewarned
POSSESSED- SEVEN CHURCHES

Raven * Rock Until You Drop
RAVEN * Wiped Out
RAVEN- ALL FOR ONE * MEFGAFORCE RECORDS
RAVEN * LIVE AT THE INFERNO * MEGAFORCE RECORDS
RAZOR- EXECUTIONERS SONG
RAZOR- EVIL INVADERS
REPULSION * SLAUGHTER OF THE INNOCENT
REPULSION – HORRIFIED
Riot- Fire Down Under
Riot- Thunder Steel
Riot- Privilege of Power
RUSH * A FARWELL TO KINGS
RUSH * PEMANENT WAVES
RUSH- MOVING PICTURES
RUSH * EXIT…STAGE LEFT
RUSH- SIGNALS
RUSH- GRACE UNDER PRESSURE
RUSH- POWER WINDOWS
RUSH * HOLD YOUR FIRE
RUSH * A SHOW OF HANDS
RUSH * PRESTO
RUSH * CHRONICLES
RUSH * TEST FOR ECHO
RUSH * DIFFERENT STAGES–LIVE

SABBAT- HISTORY OF A TIME TO COME
SABBAT ( NIPPON) * ENVENOM
SABBAT ( NIPPON) * EVOKE
SABBAT ( NIPPON) * DISEMBODY
Sadus * Illusions
Sadus * Chemical Exposure…aka Illusions
Sadus * Swalled in Black
SADUS * A VISION OF MISERY
SATAN * INTO THE FIRE * 1982 CASSETTE DEMO
SATAN- COURT IN THE ACT
SAVATAGE * Sirens
SAVATAGE * The Dungeons are Calling
Saxon * Denim and Leather
Scorpions- Taken By Force
SACRIFICE- Torment in Fire
SACRIFICE * FORWARD TO TERMINATION
SACRIFICE * SOLIDERS OF MISFORTUNE
SACRIFICE * APOCALYPSE INSIDE
SEPULTURA- BENEATH THE REMAINS
Skullview- Kings of the Universe
Sindrome- Sindrome (2 demos on CD)
SLAUGHTER- STRAPPADO
SLAUTER XSTROYES * WINTERKILL
SLAUTER XSTROYES * FREE THE BEAST
SLAYER- SHOW NO MERCY
SLAYER- HAUNTING THE CHAPEL
SLAYER- LIVE UNDEAD
SLAYER- HELL AWAITS
Slayer- Reign in Blood
SODOM * IN THE SIGN OF EVIL
SODOM * OBSESSED BY CRUELTY
STORMTROOPERS OF DEATH * SPEAK ENGLISH OR DIE * MEGAFORCE RECORDS
SUICDIAL TENDENCIES * SUICIDAL TENDENCES
SYRIS * Unseen Forces

Tank- Filth Hounds of Hades
Tank- Power of the Hunter
TANK- THIS MEANS WAR
TERRORIZER-WORLD DOWNFALL
Testament- The Legacy
THE GATHERING * MANDYLION
THE GATHERING * NIGHTTIME BIRDS
THE MENTORS * Live at the Whiskey
THE MENTORS * YOU AXED FOR IT
THE MENTORS * Up the Dose
The Rods* Wild Dogs
THRUST * Fist Held High
TROUBLE * LIVE…. 1983 CASSETTE
TROUBLE- PSALMS 9
TROUBLE * THE SKULL
TYGERS OF PAN TANG- WILD CAT
Tygers of Pan Tang- Spell Bound
TWISTED SISTER–UNDER THE BLADE.

UFO- The Wild, The Willing, The Innocent
Unseen Terror- Human Error

Vainglory * Vainglory
Venom- Welcome to Hell
Venom- Black Metal
Venom * At War with Satan
Vermefug * Wet Nightmare
VICIOUS RUMORS * Soldiers of the Night
VICIOUS RUMORS * Digital Dictator
VIO-LENCE * ETERNAL NIGHTMARE
Voi Vod- War and Pain
Voi Vod- RRRROOOOAAAARRR

Wargasm- Why Play Around ?
Warfare * Pure Filth
WARFARE-METAL ANARCHY
Warfare * Mayhem Fucking Mayhem
Warlock * Burning The Witches
Warlock * Hellbound
Warlock * True As Steel
Warlord-Deliver Us
Warlord * And The Cannons Of Desturuction Have Begun
Warlord * Thy Kingdom Come * 1st EP and LP on CD
Warhead * Speedy Way
WARHEAD- THE DAY AFTER
Warning- Aftermath
WATCHTOWER- ENERGETIC DISASSEMBLY
Watchtower * Control and Resistance
Whiplash * Power & Pain
Whiplash * Ticket to Mayhem
Wildestarr * Arrival
WITCHCROSS- FIT FOR FIGHT
WITCHFINDER GENERAL- DEATH PENALTY
WITCHFINDER GENERAL- FRIENDS OF HELL
Witchkiller- Day of the Saxon
Zoser Mez- Vizer of Wasteland

 

 

Legendary Rock Interviews stated…….“Once in a while a new band comes along that not only has a unique sound of its’ own but draws upon all the things we love about metal or rock to begin with. Edge of Paradise are one of the best independent bands to come out of L.A. in some time.”

 

Below is Michael Wagener partial discography, as a record producer

P = PRODUCED, R = RECORDED, M = MIXED, MA = MASTERED G = GOLD, P = PLATINUM
FRANNY AND THE FIREBALLS ROCK AND ROLL EULENSPIEGEL 1979 R M
DOKKEN BACK IN THE STREETS DEEJAY RECORDS 1979 P R M
ACCEPT BREAKER METRONOME 1980 R M
MÖTLEY CRÜE TOO FAST FOR LOVE LETHÜR RECORDS 1981 M
BRESLAU VOLKSMUSIC EMI-GERMANY 1982  R M
PLASMATICS COUP D’ETAT EMI CAPITOL 1982 R M
ACCEPT RESTLESS AND WILD METRONOME 1982 P R M
ALEX PARCHE BAND ADRENALIN EMI-GERMANY 1983  P R M
GREAT WHITE OUT OF THE NIGHT AEGEAN RECORDS 1983 P R M
RAVEN ALL FOR ONE NEAT RECORDS 1983 P R M
DOKKEN BREAKING THE CHAINS ELEKTRA 1983 P P R M
ACCEPT BALLS TO THE WALL CBS 1984 G M
GREAT WHITE GREAT WHITE EMI-AMERICA 1984 P R M
X WILD THING ELEKTRA 1984 P R M
DOKKEN TOOTH ‘N NAIL ELEKTRA 1984 P x2 M
RAVEN STAY HARD ATLANTIC 1984 P R M
X AIN’T LOVE GRAND ELEKTRA 1985 P R M
STRYPER SOLDIERS UNDER CMD ENIGMA 1985 P x2 P R M
DOKKEN UNDER LOCK AND KEY ELEKTRA 1985 P x3 P R M
ACCEPT RUSSIAN ROULETTE RCA CBS 1985 R M
POISON LOOK WHAT THE CAT DRAGGED IN ENIGMA CAPITOL 1986 P x3 M
METALLICA MASTER OF PUPPETS ELECTRA 1986 P x5 M
KANE ROBERTS KANE ROBERTS MCA 1986 P R M
ALICE COOPER CONSTRICTOR MCA 1986 G P R M
W.A.S.P. INSIDE THE ELECTRIC CIRCUS CAPITOL 1986 M
WARLOCK TRUE AS STEEL VERTIGO 1986 M
WHITE LION PRIDE ATLANTIC 1987 P x3 P R M
ALICE COOPER RAISE YOUR FIST N YELL MCA 1987 G P R M
BONFIRE FIREWORKS BMG 1987 G P R M
MEGADETH SO FAR, SO GOOD,SO WHAT CAPITOL 1987 P M
KROKUS HEART ATTACK MCA 1987 M
FLOTSAM & JETSAM NO PLACE FOR DISGRACE ELEKTRA 1988 M
OVERKILL UNDER THE INFLUENCE MEGAF. ATLANTIC 1988 M
SKID ROW SKID ROW ATLANTIC 1988 P x9 P R M
DOKKEN BEAST FROM THE EAST ELEKTRA 1988 P M
WHITE LION BIG GAME ATLANTIC 1989 P P R M
BONFIRE POINT BLANK BMG 1989 P R M
EXTREME PORNOGRAFFITTI A&M RECORDS 1990 P x4 P R M
JANET JACKSON BLACK CAT A&M RECORDS 1990 P x4 M
KANE ROBERTS SAINTS AND SINNERS GEFFEN RECORDS 1990 M
SAIGON KICK SAIGON KICK ATLANTIC 1990 P R M
QUEEN STONE COLD CRAZY HOLLYWOOD REC 1991 P M
SKID ROW SLAVE TO THE GRIND ATLANTIC 1991 P x4 P R M
MÖTLEY CRÜE DECADE OF DECADENCE ELEKTRA 1991 P x3 M
OZZY OSBOURNE NO MORE TEARS SONY CBS 1991 P x7 M
WARRANT DOG EAT DOG CBS SONY 1992 G P R M
OZZY OSBOURNE OZZMOSIS CBS SONY 1992 P x2 P R M
SKID ROW B-SIDES OURSELVES ATLANTIC 1992 M
OZZY OSBOURNE LIVE ‘N LOUD SONY CBS 1992 P P R M
HELLOWEEN CAMELION EMI LONDON 1993 M
SASS JORDAN RATS MCA 1993 M
DOKKEN DISFUNCTIONAL JVC SONY 1994 P R M
TESTAMENT LOW ATLANTIC 1994 M
OUTRAGE LIVE UNTIL DEAF EAST WEST JAPAN 1995 P R M
TESTAMENT LIVE AT THE FILLMORE MEGAFORCE 1995 P M
ACCEPT PREDATOR BMG 1995 P R M
IMPELLITTERI SCREAMING SYMPHONY JVC-VICTOR 1995 M
OUTRAGE WHO WE ARE EAST WEST JAPAN 1996 P R M
PRUNELLA SCALES DRESSING UP THE IDIOT MUTINY 1997 M
TESTAMENT DEMONIC BURNT OFFERINGS 1997 M
WOLF HOFFMANN CLASSICAL JVC/JAPAN 1997 P R M
IMPELLITTERI EYE OF THE HURRICANE VICTOR JAPAN 1997 M
BADI ASSAD RHYTHMS OF THE WORLD POLYGRAM 1997 M
SKID ROW 40 SEASONS ATLANTIC 1998 P P R M
MURIEL ANDERSON THEME FOR TWO FRIENDS 1998 R M
SEBASTIAN BACH BRING ‘EM BACH ALIVE! ATLANTIC/EAST WEST 1998 G P R M
O.C.D. RITUALISTIC 1998 M
ROLAND GRAPOW KALEIDOSCOPE JVC/JAPAN 1999 R M
HAIR OF THE DOG RISE SPITFIRE RECORDS 1999 P R M
PHOENIX DOWN UNDER A WILD SKY NOW AND THEN REC. 1999 M
RAVEN ONE FOR ALL PONY CANYON 1999 P R M
RANDY RHOADS TRIBUTE WARNER JAPAN 2000 G P R M
HAMMERFALL RENEGADE NUCLEAR BLAST 2000 P R M
GROOVENICS GROOVENICS SPITFIRE RECORDS 2000 P R M
BADI AND JEFF NOWHERE WATERSONGS MUSIC 2001 R M
DOKKEN LONG WAY HOME CMC/SANCUTARY 2002 R M
TITANIUM BLACK BLEED FOR YOU
(STEREO + 5.1surround)
GREATDANE REC. 2002/3 P R M
OUTRAGE 20YEAR ANNIVERSARY 30 MINUTE RECORDS 2003 M
LOVE OVER GRAVITY END OF DAYS 2003 P R M
MercyMe LIVE DVD – 5.1 MIX  INO records 2004 M
TODD GANOVSKI SOME TRUST IN CHARIOTS  WORSHIPMUSIC 2004 M
BRUNOROCK INTERACTION  SPV GERMANY 2004 R M
FRANS MANTRA I’M NOT YOU  – 2004 P R M
KING’S X OGRETONES  INSIDEOUT 2005 P R M
PHONODRIVE MUSIC  – 2005 M
MIKE TRAMP LIVE MIKE TRAMP’S WHITE LION Frontiers Records 2005 P R M
HYDROGYN BOMBSHELL DARecords 2005 P R M
GOLDYLOCKS 2005 P R M
TRIGGERSOUL TRIGGERSOUL CHAVIS RECORDS 2005 M
SKID ROW REVOLUTIONS PER MINUTE SPV RECORDS 2006 P R M
THE BLACK MOLLYS IGNORANCE IS BLISS HIDEF RECORDS 2006 M
ROKTOPUSS DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES OF ROCK 2006 P R M
KING’S X XV INSIDE OUT RECORDS 2007 P R M
BRUNOROCK LIVE ON FIRE 2007 M
FATAL SMILE WORLD DOMINATION LOCOMOTIVE RECORDS 2007 M
UEBERGAS UEBERGAS STARKTON MUSIC 2008 M
THE RASMUS BLACK ROSES PLAYGROUND 2008 R M
CROOKED X CROOKED X EMI 2008 P R M
MARIJA ON THE INSIDE SHADOWSTALK 2009 P R M
ROAD TO EVENMIND DIAGNOSIS UNSOLVED INDEPENDENT 2009 M
DOKKEN GREATEST HITS DEADLINE MUSIC 2009 M
LORDI BABEZ FOR BREAKFAST SONY FINLAND 2010 P R M
BABYJANE ARE YOU LISTENING INDEPENDENT 2010 M
ELDEBROCK ELDEBROCK INDEPENDENT 2010 M
BALBOA BALBOA INDEPENDENT 2010 M
SWEET EASTERN SAINT TBA INDEPENDENT 2010  MA P R M
JUTTA WEINHOLD DIE TOCHTER DES FLIEGENDEN HOLLÄNDERS INDEPENDENT 2010 M
INLIKE SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN INDEPENDENT 2011  MA P R M
MARIJA AND SHADOWSTALK NOTHING IS…SO THEN WHAT INDPENDENT 2011 MA P R M
STRIKER ARMED TO THE TEETH INDEPENDENT 2011  MA P R M
DARK AVENGER TALES OF AVALON:THE LAMENT INDEPENDENT 2011 MA M
SERGEANT STEEL MEN ON A MISSION INDEPENDENT 2012 MA M
LION TWIN NASHVILLE INDEPENDENT 2012  MA M
EDGE OF PARADISE IN A DREAM (SINGLE) INDEPENDENT 2012  MA M
ORGANIZED CRIMES COLLECTION ONE: BAD PRESS/GOOD PRESS INDEPENDENT 2012  MA
THE ORDEAL DESCENT FROM HELL DUST ON THE TRACKS RECORDS 2012  MA
BABY JANE MAKE IT SICK INDEPENDENT 2012  MA P R M
STATION EVERYTHING TBA 2012  MA P R M
WOLFBANE ACE IN THE HOLE TBA 2012  MA P R M
LORDI TO BEAST OR NOT TO BEAST SONY FINLAND 2012  MA P R M
WOLVESPIRIT DREAMCATCHER TBA 2012 R M
MINDCAGE OUR OWN DEVICES TBA 2012 P R M
EDGE OF PARADISE BREAK AWAY (SINGLE) INDEPENDENT 2013 MA M
REARVIEW GHOST DEVIL’S BACKBONE (SINGLE) TBA 2013  MA P R M
REARVIEW GHOST REVOLUTION OF AN OPEN MIND TBA 2013  MA P R M
COLD ASH COLD ASH SECOND LAST CHANCE 2013  MA M
REDS’COOL BAD STORY TBA 2013  MA M
EDGE OF PARADISE IMMORTAL WALTZ INDEPENDENT 2014  MA P R M
TEMPT UNDER MY SKIN (EP) TBA 2013  MA M
TESLA SIMPLICITY TBA 2014  MA M
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