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MindMaze

(Allentown, Pennsylvania)

IMMORTALS OF METAL

Back From The Edge

October 24th, 2014

KICK*ASS*METAL Rating

100 out of 100 BURNING FLYING V’S

TIMELSSS MASTERPIECE

KICK*ASS*METAL HEAVY METAL HALL OF FAME ALBUM

TOP 100 HEAVY METAL ALBUMS OF 2014

Inner Wound Recordings

IW83040

EAN

4 018996 237658

 

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MindMaze Features WORLD-CLASS VOCALIST Sarah Teets

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KICK*ASS*METAL HEAVY METAL HALL OF FAME ALBUMS…

List Incomplete see elsewhere for the DEATH METAL AGE classics LIST….

This list is on the Heavy/Power/Thrash side of the heavy metal genre.

There are some GOTHIC METAL albums on this list…

….because our coverage is slanted towards the GOTHIC/ AVANT-GARDE side of heavy metal.

We wanted to say straight away MindMaze belongs in the pages of KICK*ASS*METAL just as much Iron Maiden, Slayer, Exodus, Jag Panzer, Metallica or Metal Chuch…!!!!!!!!

Because on the vocal side of things. Sarah Teets is a World-Class Vocalist, with a amazing timbre’, excellent songwriting skills when it comes to the melodies. KICK*ASS*METAL is always on the World-Class Vocalist side of thing no matter what!!!!

 

And on the Gutiar-side of Things. Jeff Teets is a MASTER OF METAL. Perfect Riffs, Rhythms, and World-Class Guitar expert HEAVY METAL musician when it comes TO HEAVY METAL solo’s.

 

So where does MindMaze “Mask of Lies” and MindMaze “Back From The Edge” fit in between spins of what CLASSIC TIMELESS MASTERPIECE Heavy Metal works of actual heavy metal art.

For my money, MindMaze “Mask of Lies” and MindMaze” Back From The Edge” fit perfectly in between spins of Doctor Butcher’s “Doctor Butcher”, Savatage “Hall of The Mountain King” and Dream Theatre “Images and Words”.

 

I wanted to add. I seen MindMaze @ The Token Lounge on 8/13/2016 in Westland, Michigan and in a live setting MindMaze RULES !!!!!!!!!! and KICK*ASS all the way. MindMaze gives 110% of total effort, with youthful exuberance and total dedication to there art. We give MindMaze albums and concerts our TOTAL METAL RECOMMENDATION, trusted and respected !!!!

 

The 8/13/2016 Token Lounge Concert was TOTAL MOLTEN METAL HEAVY METAL MayheM. Not really sure who the GENIUS in the band is. But MindMaze closed out this concert tearing off the roof, and blowing our minds, as they played a MIND BLOWING cover version of the ALL-TIME Heavy Metal Classic

W.A.S.P “I Wanna Be Somebody” but MindMaze put there own unique twist on this song, as

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Navid Rashid (Iris Divine) fame pictured above was the co-Vocalist, and this concert was so BAD*ASS and so KICK*ASS, I will easily rank/rate it as a top 100 Heavy Metal concert of all-time I have attended. Since I started averaging a couple hundred concerts a year average, since I got the metal addiction virus in early 1983 as a concert-goer and as a total heavy metal maniac true fan, since the Summer of 1980.

 

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Abattoir * Vicious Attack

Accept * Restless And Wild

ACID * ACID

ACID * MANIAC

Agent Steel * Skeptics Apocalypse

Agent Steel * Mad Locust Rising

Anacrusis * Screams And Whispers

ANGEL DUST * Into The Dark Past

Angel Witch * Angel Witch

ANNIHILATOR * ALISION HELL

Annihilator * Never Neverland

ANTHRAX * FISTFUL OF METAL

Anvil * Metal On Metal

ANVIL * FORGED IN FIRE

Anvil * Live In Concert

Anvil * Worth The Weight

Anvil Chorus * Thought Crimes

Arch Enemy * Wages of Sin

Arch * Enemy * Anthems of Rebellion

Arch Enemy * Doomsday Machine

Arch Enemy * Rise of The Tyrant

Arch Enemy *  The Root of All Evil

Arch Enemy * Khoas Legions

Arch Enemy * War Eternal

Artillery * Fear of Tomorrow

ARTILLERY * TERROR SQUAD

Artillery * By Inheritance

ATHEIST * PIECE OF TIME

ATHEIST * UNQESTIONABLE PRESENCE

Atheist * Elements

Attacker * Battle At Helms Deep

Attacker * The Second Coming

Avatarium * Avatarium

Avatarium * The Girl With The Raven mask

BATHORY * BATHORY

BATHORY * THE RETURN

Benedictum * Uncreation

Benedicutm * Seasons of Tragedy

Benedicutm * Dominion

Benedicutm * Obey

Black Sabbath * The Mob Rules

BLIND ILLUSION * THE SANE ASYLUM

Bloodlust * Guilty As Sin

Cage * Astronomy

Cathedral * Supernatural Birth Machine

CELTIC FROST * MORBID TALES

CELTIC FROST * EMPEROR’S RETURN

CELTIC FROST * TO MEGATHERION

Christian Mistress * Possession

Cirith Ungol * Frost and Fire

Cirith Ungol * King Of the Dead

Cradle of Filth * The Pleasures of Evil Made Flesh

Cradle of Fitlh * Dusk and Her Embrace

Cradle of Filth * From The Cradle To Enslave

Cradle of Filth * Midian

Cradle of Filth * Bitter Suites To Succubi

Cradle of Filth * Damnation and a Day

Cradle of Filth * Nymphetamine

Cradle of Filth * Thronography

Cradle of Filth * Goodspeed On The Devil’s Thunder

Cradle of Filth * Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa

Cradle of Filth * Midnight In The Labyrinth

Cradle of Filth * The Manticore and Other Horrors

Cradle of Filth * Hammer of The Witches

Crest of Darkness * Sinister Scenerio

Crest of Darkness * The Ogress

Crest of Darkness * Project Regeneration

Crest of Darkness * Evil Knows Evil

Crest of Darkness * In The Presence of Death

Crest of Darkness * Evil Messiah

Crucified Barbara * In Distortion We Trust

Crucified Barbara * ‘Til Death Do Us Party

Crucified Barbara * The Midnight Chase

Crucified Barbara * In The Red

COVEN *WITCHCRAFT REAPS MINDS AND DESTROYS SOULS

DIRECT INFLUENCE ON MERCYFUL FATE

COVEN * JINX

COVEN13 * WORSHIP NEW GODS

COVEN13 * RAGNAROK

COVEN13 * DESTINY OF THE GODS

Culprit * Guilty As Charged

Dark Age * Dark Age (Gnarly Records & RoadrunneR Records)

Dark Angel * Darkness Descends

Dark Angel * Leave Scars

DEATH DEALER * KEEPER OF THE FLAME

DEATH DEALER * JOURNEY INTO FEAR

Death * Scream Bloody Gore

Death * Leprosy

Death * Spiritual Healing

DEATH * HUMAN

DEATH * INDIVIDUAL THOUGHT PATTERNS

Death * Symbolic

Death Angel * The Ultra-Violence

Death Angel * Frolic Through The Park

DEATH ANGEL * ACT III

Death Strike * Death Strike

DEEP SWITCH * NINE INCHES OF GOD

Death Penalty * Death Penalty featuring Michelle Nocoon

Destruction * Infernal Overkill

DESTRUCTOR * MAXIMUM DESTRUCTION

Détente * Recognize No Authority

Détente * Decline

Diamond Head * Lightning The Nations

Dismal Euphony * All Little Devils

Dismal Euphony * Python Zero

DOCTOR BUTCHER * DOCTOR BUTCHER

Doro * Raise Your Fist

Doro * Powerful Passionate Favorites

Dream Theatre * Images and Words

Edge of Paradise * Mask

Edge of Paradise * Immortal Waltz

EXCITER * HEAVY METAL MANIAC

Exciter * Violence & Force

Exciter * Exciter—Double Play Classic 1989 Megaforce/Caroline CD

EXHORDER * SLAUGHTER IN THE VATICAN

EXODUS * BONDED BY BLOOD

EXODUS * THE ULTIMATE REVENGE—COMBAT TOUR LIVE –VHS/DVI

EXODUS * PLEASURES OF THE FLESH

EXODUS * A LESSON IN VIOLENCE  COMBAT RECORDS 1991 CD

UNRELEASED STUDIO & LIVE TRACKS FEATURING ORIGINAL VOCALIST PAUL BALOFF * ULTIMATE REVENGE SOUNDBOARD SOUNDTRACK + MARCH 1986 + 3 SONG DEMO

EXODUS * ANOTHER LESSON IN VIOLENCE * LIVE 1997 CD

EXODUS * BONDED BY BALOFF * VOLVE CD

UNRELEASED STUDIO & LIVE TRACKS FEATURING ORIGINAL VOCALIST PAUL BALOFF * ULTIMATE REVENGE SOUNDBOARD SOUNDTRACK + MARCH 1986 + 3 SONG DEMO —-REMASTERED WITH BONUS TRACKS

EXUMER * POSSESSED BY FIRE

EXUMER * RISING FROM THE SEA

FIRE STIRKE * LION AND TIGER

FORBIDDEN * FORBIDDEN EVIL

FORBIDDEN * TWISTED INTO FORM

The GATHERING * MANDYLION

The GATHERING * NIGHTTIME BIRDS

Genitorturers * Blackheart Revolution

Girlschool * Hit and Run – Revisited

The Great Kat * Worship Me Or Die

The Great Kat * Beethoven on Speed

Griffin * Flight of The Griffin

H-bomb * Attaque

Hazel Und Gretyl * Über alles

Hanzel Und Gretyl * Scheissmessiah

Hanzel Und Gretyl *

Hanzel Und Gretyl * 2012: Zwanzig Zwölf

Hanzel Und Gretyl * Born To Be Heiled

Hanzel Und Gretyl * Black Forest Metal

Hanzel Und Gretyl * Satanik Germanic

Hawaii * One Nation Under Ground

HEATHEN * BREAKING THE SILENCE

HEATHEN * VICTIMS OF DECEPTION

Hellhammer * Apocalyptic Raids

Hellion * To Hellion and Back

Hellion * Karma’s A Bitch

HIRAX * RAGING VIOLENCE

For the CD age it was pressed as a anthology called NOT DEAD YET

HOLOCAUST * THE NIGHTCOMERS

Hysterica * Metal War

Imagika * Imagika

Imagika * Worship

Imagika * And So It Burns

Indiscipline * In My Guts

Indiscipline * Live at Toca

INSANITY * DEATH AFTER DEATH

IRON MAIDEN * IRON MAIDEN

IRON MAIDEN * KILLERS

IRON MAIDEN * THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST

The Iron Maidens * The Iron Maidens

The Iron Maidens * Route 666

The Iron Maidens * Live In Japan

JAG PANZER * AMPLE DESTRUCTION

JAGUAR * POWER GAMES

JUDAS PRIEST * UNLEASHED IN THE EAST

Judas Priest * British Steel

Judas Priest * Painkiller

KING DIAMOND * FATAL PORTRAIT

KING DIAMOND * ABIGAIL

KING DIAMOND * THEM

Kobra And The Lotus * High Priestess

Kreator * Endless Pain

Kreator * Pleasure To Kill

Lady Beast * Lady Beast

Liege Lord * Master Control

Lucifer * Lucifer I

Macabre * Gloom

Malediction * Condamnés

MANOWAR * BATTLE HYMNS

MANOWAR * INTO GLORY RIDE

MANOWAR * HAIL TO ENGLAND

MERCYFUL FATE * MERCYFUL FATE

EXTENED PLAY 1982 1ST PRESSING WITH WHITE BORDER

MERCYFUL FATE * MERCYFUL FATE 

EXTENED PLAY 1982 * 2ND PRESSING

MERCYFUL FATE * MELISSA * OCTOBER 31ST, 1983 MEGAFORCE/ IMPORTANT RECORDS CD 

DIFFERNT SOUND ON THE TITLE TRACK

MECYFUL FATE * MELISSA * RoadrunneR CD

MERCYFUL FATE * DON’T BREAK THE OATH

MERCYFUL FATE * CURSE OF THE PHARAOHS

1986 FANCLUB PRESSING

MERCYFUL FATE * LIVE… FROM THE DEPTHS OF HELL

1986 FANCLUB PRESSING

MERCYFUL FATE * THE BEGINNING — 1987 COMPILIATON

Tracks 1-4 are the “Self-titled Rave-On Records” EP.*Tracks 5-7 from the “Friday Rock Show” radio show / “Rave-on sessions” *Track 8 is the “Black Funeral” EP’s B-side

MERCYFUL FATE * CURSE OF THE VAMPIRE —THE RARE AND UNRELEASED. Companion piece  to “Curse of The Pharaohs LP/Picture DISC and Cassette.”

MERCYFUL FATE *IN THE SHADOWS

MEGADEATH * RUST IN PEACE

METAL CHURCH * METAL CHURCH

METALLICA * KILL ‘EM ALL

METALLICA * RIDE THE LIGHTNING

METALLICA * MASTER OF PUPPETS

METALICA * CLIFF ‘EM ALL * 1987 VHS/DVD

MINDMAZE * Mask of Lies

MINDMAZE * BACK FROM THE EDGE

MORBID ANGEL * ABOMINATIONS OF DESOLATION

MORBID ANGEL * ALTARS OF MADNESS

MORBID ANGEL * BLESSED ARE THE SICK

MORBID ANGEL * DOMINATION

MORBID ANGEL * ENTANGELD IN CHOAS

Motorhead * Ace of Spade

Motorhead * Iron Fist

MOTORHEAD * NO SLEEP ‘TIL HAMMERSMITH

Motorhead * Another Perfect Day

Motorhead * No Remorse

Motorhead * Orgasmatron

Mount Salem * Endless

Nashville Pussy * Up The Dosage

Nasty Savage * Nasty Savage

NASTY SAVAGE * INDULGENCE

NERVOSA * TIME OF DEATH

NERVOSA * VICTIM OF YOURSELF

Nightmare * Astral Deliverance

Nightmare * Live Deliverance

Nightwish * Endless  Forms Most Beautiful

The Oath * The Oath featuring World-Class vocalist Johanna Sadonis

OBITUARY * SLOWLY WE ROT

OBITUARY * CAUSE OF DEATH

Obliveon * Nemesis

One-Eyed Doll * Witches

ONSLAUGHT * THE FORCE

Otep * Sevas Tar

Otep * House of Secrets

Otep * Ascension

Otep * Smash The Control Machine

Otep * Atavist

Otep * Sounds Like Armageddon

Otep * Hydra

OVERKILL * FEEL THE FIRE

Oz * Fire In The Brain

OZZY OSBOURNE * BLIZZARD OF OZZ

OZZY OSBORUNE * DIARY OF A MADMAN

OZZY OSBOURNE * TRIBUTE

PAGAN ALTAR * VOLUME ONE

Pentagram * Pentagram 1985 LP

Pentagram * Day of Reckoning

Pentagram * Relentless * 1985 LP retitled / reissued 1993

Pentagram “Pentagram” reissue is retitled “Relentless” and restores the original cassette mix and running order.

Pentagram * Be Forewarned

POSSESSED * SEVEN CHURCHES

Raven * Rock Until You Drop

Raven * Wiped Out

RAVEN * ALL FOR ONE

RAVEN * LIVE AT THE INFERNO

RAZOR * EXECTIONER’S SONG

RAZOR * EVIL INVADERS

REPULSION * HORRIFIED

Riot * Fire Down Under

Riot * Thundersteel

Riot * Privilege of Power

Riti Occulti * Riti Occulti

Riti Occulti * Secta

RUSH * A FAREWELL TO KINGS

RUSH * PERMANENT WAVES

RUSH * MOVING PICTURES

RUSH * SIGNALS

RUSH * GRACE UNDER PRESSURE

RUSH * POWER WINDOWS

RUSH * HOLD YOUR FIRE

RUSH * A SHOW OF HANDS

RUSH * TEST FOR ECHO

RUSH * DIFFERET STAGES – LIVE

SABBAT * HISTORY OF A TIME TO COME

The Sabbathian * Ritual Rites

SACRIFICE * TORMENT IN FIRE

SACRIFICE * FORWARD TO TERMINATION

SACRIFICE * SOLDIERS OF MISFORTUNE

SACRFICE * APOCALYPSE INSIDE

SATAN * COURT IN THE ACT

SAVATAGE * SIRENS

Scorpions * Taken By Force

SENTINEL BEAST * DEPTHS OF DEATH

SENTINEL BEST * UP FROM THE ASHES

SEPULTURA * BENEATH THE REMAINS

Sign of The Jackal * The Mark Of The Beast

Sindrome * Sindrome * CD demos

The December 1987 Demo “In The Halls of Extermination” & The December 1991 Demo “Vault of Inner Conscience” on 1 CD * Sold by The bands management in the late 1990’s

Sister Sin * Dance of The Wicked

Sister Sin * Switchblade Serenades

Sister Sin * True Sound of The Underground

Skullview * Kings of The Universe

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

Slayer * South Of Heaven

Slayer * Seasons In The Abyss

Syris * Unseen Forces

Tank * Filth Hounds of Hades

Tank * Power of The Hunter

TANK * THIS MEANS WAR

Terminatryx * Shadow

TERRORIZER * WORLD DOWNFALL

TESTAMENT * THE LEGACY

TESTAMENT * THE NEW ORDER

TESTAMENT * PRACTICE WHAT YOU PREACH

TROUBLE * LIVE 1983 DEMO CASSETTE ALBUM

TROUBLE * TROUBLE … AKA PSALMS 9

later retitled “PSALMS 9

TROUBLE * THE SKULL

TROUBLE * RUN TO THE LIGHT

Triosphere * The Road Less Traveled

Triosphere * The Heart of The Matter

TYGERS OF PAN TANG * WILDCAT

Tygers of Pan Tang * Spellbound

Tygers of Pan Tang * Crazy Nights

Tyranex * Unable To Tame

Venom * Welcome To Hell

Venom * Black Metal

Venom * At War With Satan

Vi0-lence * Eternal Nightmare

Voi Vod * War And Pain

U.F.O * The Wild, The Willing, And The Innocent

Unseen Terror * Human Error

WARGASM * WHY PLAY AROUND?

WARHEAD * SPEEDWAY

WARHEAD * THE DAY AFTER

Warlock * Triumph and Agony

WATCHTOWER * ENERGETIC DISASSEMBLY

WATCHTOWER * CONTROL AND RESISANCE

Witch Charmer * The Great Depression

WITCH CROSS * FIT FOR FIGHT

Witch Sorrow * God Curse Us All

Zoser Mez * Vizier of Wasteland

 

 

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MindMaze Bio Write Up Courtesy of the Bands official Facebook presence

Founded on September 1, 2004

 

In a time when female-fronted metal is at an all-time high in popularity but also at an all-time high for copycats and imitators, MindMaze has striven hard to forge their own sound and identity. Hailing from Allentown, Pennsylvania (United States) the band are young but have already released two successful full-length albums since formation at the beginning of 2012. In September 2015 the band was selected to go on tour as a direct support band for metal legends Saxon and Armored Saint on the heels of an independently booked and promoted tour with the Virginia-based progressive metal band Iris Divine. The band has traveled thousands of miles and performed in 18 different U.S. States over the past several years.
The band’s debut album Mask of Lies has been hailed by fans and critics all over the world as an outstanding piece of independent metal that is refreshing while being firmly rooted in many classic metal mainstays. With no label support, management, or outside hired promotion, the band managed to sell copies of Mask of Lies to fans in 34 of 50 United States and a total of 17 countries worldwide, selling 100% of the album’s first pressing in the first 12 months of its release.
On the heels of Mask of Lies’ success, the band released their sophomore effort Back from the Edge (2014), on October 24th, 2014 in Europe and October 28th, 2014 in USA/Canada via Inner Wound Recordings, featuring artwork by MONOWASP (Seventh Wonder, Harem Scarem, Brazen Abbot, Crash Diet, many more), Symphony X bassist Mike LePond on all tracks, and guest appearances by members of Stratovarius, Pharaoh, LORD, and Draekon. 2015 saw the band release a fan-funded EP in support of their single “Dreamwalker” which featured a selection of cover songs, acoustic versions, alternate versions, and a new original track entitled “Slave to the Cycle”. The EP is on the verge of going out of print after only 6 months on the market.
The band is currently working on their third full-length album which is due (again through Inner Wound Recordings) in early 2017. It will be the band’s first-ever concept album and will see them covering all sorts of new ground musically.

 

Achievements in Life for MindMaze these facts found on there Facebook presence

Lehigh Valley Music Awards 2015 – BEST METAL BAND
WZZO Motley Crue Contest – WINNERS
WZZO Backyard Bands 2013 – Runner-Up
Reddit /r/ Power Metal – WINNER: Best Debut Album of 2013
When Prog and Power Unite – WINNER: Album of the Year 2013
MindMaze inspirations and influences AND IN KICK*ASS*METAL’S OBSERVATIONS Heavy Metal PEERS !!!!!!!!!!!! 
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Iron Maiden, Dream Theater, Fates Warning, Queensryche, Riot, Savatage, Dio, Black Sabbath, Kansas, Rush, Avantasia, Evergrey, Gamma Ray, Thin Lizzy, UFO, Saxon, Symphony X.

 

MindMaze affiliations
Inner Wound Recordings
Infinity Concerts
South Creek Audio Cables
KILLER CONTACTS
Kick-ass female-fronted Traditional Prog/Power Metal
Sophomore album Back from the Edge available via Inner Wound Recordings.
http://www.mindmazeband.com
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