Currently putting the finishing touches to their fourth studio album, The Unknown, which is due out this autumn, LA based hard rock act Edge Of Paradise have released a new single today entitled Digital Paradise. It serves as a prelude of what to expect from the full-length record, showcasing a band that have taken a great leap forward in their song writing skills and performance levels.
“Digital Paradise is set in a world where the line between reality and digital space disappears, where time becomes meaningless and the human soul and machine become one,” explains vocalist Margarita Monet of the song’s lyrical meaning. “It explores whether merging with technology could be our road to forever, our digital paradise, or our demise!”
“It originated from an instrumental idea that inspired lyrics about what an afterlife could look like,” she continues. “When Dave [Bates, guitarist] put some driving guitars on it, that led me to add industrial and cinematic elements, which inspired me to explore themes of technology and digital evolution. We went into the studio with Mike Plotnikoff and Neil Sanderson to record the song, although I made the final vocal track with Howard Benson, who elevated it to a new level!”
The Unknown is the follow-up to 2019’s well-received Universe (their Frontiers debut). The band have teamed up with renowned producer Howard Benson (Halestorm, Seether, Black Stone Cherry) who, together with Mike Plotnikoff (Halestorm, Three Days Grace) and Neil Sanderson (Three Days Grace) has helped Edge Of Paradise craft their best and biggest sounding album to date.
Founder members Margarita Monet (vocals, piano, keyboards) and Dave Bates (guitars) have found perfect bandmates with the addition of Jamie Moreno (drums) and Ricky Bonazza (bass). Sounding tighter than ever, they are ready to blow everyone away once they are able to get back on the road in 2022 with their stunning new music in tow.
Having released debut album ‘Mask’ independently in 2012, followed by 2015’s ‘Immortal Waltz’ (produced by Michael Wagener – Dokken, Accept, Skid Row), it was after the release of a 2017 EP entitled ‘Alive’ (produced by Chuck Johnson [Korn, Slipknot] and mixed by Jay Ruston, Mike Plotnikoff, and Michael Wagener) that Edge Of Paradise signed to Frontiers. The November 2019 release of ‘Universe’ was promoted via a successful European tour with Sonata Arctica, while its title song has racked up 1.5 million plays on Spotify. Further touring plans were sidelined by the global pandemic, with the band instead setting themselves the task of writing music for what would ultimately become ‘The Unknown’.
EDGE OF PARADISE
Margarita Monet – vocals, keyboards
Dave Bates – guitars
Jamie Moreno – drums
Ricky Bonazza – bass