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MindMaze (Resolve out 4/28)
« on: February 21, 2017, 05:50:47 PM »
Well, since I know there are at least a few fans here I figure I'll give these guys a thread. In case anyone missed the news today, the new album press release is live.



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MINDMAZE: "RESOLVE" DETAILS REVEALED
The US progressive power metal band MINDMAZE will release their new album "Resolve" on April 28th in Europe and North America through Inner Wound Recordings.
Over the span of 68 minutes of melodic and powerful music ripe with recurring themes, the band takes the listener on a whirlwind journey through the scope of human emotion in hopes they will be able to project their own experiences into these intensely personal lyrics inspired by an amalgam of real-life events.
Resolve reprises the band's ever-present influences from bands like Queensryche, Dream Theater, Iron Maiden, Savatage, and a mixture of contemporary power metal and melodic rock hooks and songwriting while moving the band further into progressive and theatrical territory with more atypical song structures used to best serve the concept of the album.
The band continues to forge their footprint as one of the most promising and unique female-fronted bands to come along in recent times.
"Resolve" track listing
01. Reverie (Instrumental)
02. Fight the Future
03. In This Void (Instrumental)
04. Drown Me
05. Sign of Life
06. Abandon
07. Sanity's Collapse (Instrumental)
08. One More Moment
09. Twisted Dream
10. True Reflection
11. Shattered Self
12. Release
13. The Path to Perseverance
Upcoming MindMaze tour dates
4-25-17 @ Baltimore Soundstage - Baltimore, MD (Supporting Y&T)
4-27-17 @ Ralph's - Worcester, MA
4-28-17 @ Dingbatz - Clifton, NJ
4-29-17 @ Funhouse - Bethlehem, PA
Supporting Arkona & Sirenia
5-13-17 @ Webster Hall - New York, NY
5-14-17 @ Firehouse 13 - Providence, RI
5-15-17 @ L'Anti - Quebec City, QB
5-16-17 @ L'Astral - Montreal, QB
5-17-17 @ Mod Club - Toronto, ON
5-18-17 @ Subterranean - Chicago, IL
5-19-17 @ Cabooze - Minneapolis, MN
5-20-17 @ Riot Room - Kansas City, KN
5-21-17 @ Marquis Theater - Denver, CO
5-23-17 @ Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
5-24-17 @ Bossanova Ballroom - Portland, OR
5-25-17 @ Metro Opera House - Oakland, CA
5-26-17 @ Echoplex - Los Angeles, CA
5-27-17 @ Pranksters - Scottsdale, AZ
5-28-17 @ Rockhouse - El Paso, TX
5-29-17 @ Curtain Club - Dallas, TX
5-30-17 @ Grizzly Hall - Austin, TX
6-01-17 @ TBA - Atlanta, GA
6-02-17 @ The Milestone - Charlotte, NC
MindMaze band photo: http://www.innerwound.com/promo/mindmaze_2017.jpg
MindMaze online
Website: www.mindmazeband.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/mindmazeband

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Re: MindMaze (Resolve out 4/28)
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2017, 06:52:39 AM »
Alright, since the current fans aren't active, let's see if we can grab some new ones.

For those unfamiliar, here is a track from the band's last ep: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuRYbQyJLpQ

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« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2017, 02:17:22 PM »
Cool!  I've been missing a lot of news lately.

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« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2017, 12:06:51 PM »
Looking forward to it. Really good band. I joined the kickstarted for the albums, including this one.

I was a bit worried when Jeff got a 7 string as I don't like the sound generally, but I'm expecting a cracker.

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Re: MindMaze (Resolve out 4/28)
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2017, 05:37:18 PM »
Can't.  Fucking.  Wait.  Oh, and they're coming to Canada.  Don't care much for the acts that they are supposedly supporting - Arkona???  Seriously, a Russian death metal band that doesn't sing English?  Oh well.  At least it shouldn't be too hard to get on the rail.
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Re: MindMaze (Resolve out 4/28)
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2017, 06:59:19 PM »
Looking forward to it. Really good band. I joined the kickstarted for the albums, including this one.

I was a bit worried when Jeff got a 7 string as I don't like the sound generally, but I'm expecting a cracker.

Hah. Let me tell you, way back Jeff used to rip on Strats quite a bit, and so I find it extra satisfying that he uses one as a main guitar now. For the 7 strings, I will say he generally never had a problem with 7 string guitars, just the way in which a lot of people used them.

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Re: MindMaze (Resolve out 4/28)
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2017, 07:04:23 PM »
I'm generally not a chick band guy. The band is excellent though. I don't know. I'll give the new one a listen.
would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
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Re: MindMaze (Resolve out 4/28)
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2017, 06:08:43 AM »
I'm generally not a chick band guy. The band is excellent though. I don't know. I'll give the new one a listen.

Well, they are 3/4th non-chick. :p

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Re: MindMaze (Resolve out 4/28)
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2017, 06:11:20 AM »
Very cool bit for those able to attend, MindMaze will have a live keyboard player (Jonah Weingarten from Pyramaze) on the following dates:

Supporting Arkona & Sirenia
5-13-17 @ Webster Hall - New York, NY
5-14-17 @ Firehouse 13 - Providence, RI
5-15-17 @ L'Anti - Quebec City, QB
5-16-17 @ L'Astral - Montreal, QB
5-17-17 @ Mod Club - Toronto, ON
5-18-17 @ Subterranean - Chicago, IL
5-19-17 @ Cabooze - Minneapolis, MN
5-20-17 @ Riot Room - Kansas City, KN
5-21-17 @ Marquis Theater - Denver, CO
5-23-17 @ Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
5-24-17 @ Bossanova Ballroom - Portland, OR
5-25-17 @ Metro Opera House - Oakland, CA
5-26-17 @ Echoplex - Los Angeles, CA
5-27-17 @ Pranksters - Scottsdale, AZ
5-28-17 @ Rockhouse - El Paso, TX
5-29-17 @ Curtain Club - Dallas, TX
5-30-17 @ Grizzly Hall - Austin, TX

I've seen them many times, but never with a keyboard player. Honestly kinda jealous of those who will see that.

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Re: MindMaze (Resolve out 4/28)
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2017, 10:58:19 AM »
I'm generally not a chick band guy. The band is excellent though. I don't know. I'll give the new one a listen.

It's refreshing that Sarah doesn't either sing like a bloke or like she's auditioning for the opera.

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Re: MindMaze (Resolve out 4/28)
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2017, 11:57:56 AM »
Holy shit balls.  Backers just got a digital download, and Oh. My. Fucking. God.  Not enough superlatives.  Doc put it best in his review, that if this doesn't make Top5 AOTY, then this will be the greatest year of music ever.  Personally, I think this will finish Top 3.  Instantly, it's already the best album I've listened to this year.  Everyone in the band nails this.  Can't wait to get the liner and follow the lyrics/story.

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Re: MindMaze (Resolve out 4/28)
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2017, 01:13:04 PM »
It's so early to judge and to say this will definitely be top 3 or 5, but without question both this, Ayreon, and Pain of Salvation will be top 10.

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Re: MindMaze (Resolve out 4/28)
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2017, 01:26:34 PM »
Alright, since the current fans aren't active, let's see if we can grab some new ones.

For those unfamiliar, here is a track from the band's last ep: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuRYbQyJLpQ

This song is pretty sick, following this thread now.  I'll need to listen to more.

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Re: MindMaze (Resolve out 4/28)
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2017, 04:37:26 PM »
My cd hasn't arrived yet.

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Re: MindMaze (Resolve out 4/28)
« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2017, 07:31:42 PM »
My cd hasn't arrived yet.

Login to Kickstarter - there's a link for a digital download. I didn't get an email notification for some reason, but it's there.
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« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2017, 11:15:48 AM »
Yeah, wasn't showing up last time I checked but it's there now. Played it a couple of times now and it's excellent.
Prog/power done right.

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Re: MindMaze (Resolve out 4/28)
« Reply #17 on: April 21, 2017, 01:39:15 PM »
Yeah, wasn't showing up last time I checked but it's there now. Played it a couple of times now and it's excellent.
Prog/power done right.

So, I put on my existing Mindmaze shirt this morning - no particular reason, it's just what I happened to grab from the closet.  What shows up in the mail today... Resolve + T-shirt.

Boom.  Now I have lyrics to follow along with.
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« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2017, 03:10:08 AM »
No cd and t shirt here yet ☹️
Both listens so far have been in the car so no time to spend with the concept yet. Will wait for the booklet and a headphone session for that.

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« Reply #19 on: April 23, 2017, 05:38:07 AM »
I'm about to do that in just a few minutes
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Re: MindMaze (Resolve out 4/28)
« Reply #20 on: April 23, 2017, 07:15:20 AM »
Meant to post this days ago, but they have a new lyric video out for One More Moment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IRMFtIjNhI

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« Reply #21 on: April 24, 2017, 05:24:03 PM »
I'm a horrible fan for totally missing this thread, the album is just ridiculously good. So much relentless riffage, can't wait for them to come to Oakland, the venue there is one of my favorites.

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