Edge Of Paradise Announce New Lineup

Edge Of Paradise have announced the additions of bassist Vanya Kapetanovic and drummer Jimmy Lee to their lineup. They will be taking over for former bassist Nick Ericson and former drummer John Chominsky.

Margarita Monet and Dave Bates commented:

Both Vanya and Jimmy join the band with a great amount of motivation and passion, and we’re thrilled to have them on board for the next exciting chapter of Edge of Paradise. We want to thank our previous bass player, and new dad, Nick Ericson, and drummer John Chominsky. We accomplished so much together during the nearly 5 years they both were with the band, and we will always be grateful for their contribution. We wish them the best on their future endeavors and will always consider them our lifelong friends!

We are almost finished recording songs for the record. It’s been an amazing experience working with Mike Plotnikoff. We are beyond excited to unleash the new music as we take our sound one step further and present you with the new, electrifying side of Edge of Paradise!”

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Edge Of Paradise Premiere “Mystery” Music Video

Edge Of Paradise have premiered a new video for their song “Mystery,” via Loudwire. This is song is from the band’s recently released EP “Alive.”

Margarita Monet commented:

“This song is a way to cope with all the pain we sometimes face in life. By accepting that we’re caught in this mystery, and there is so much we don’t know about our existence, we can find comfort in the unknown and find out way to enjoy this life together. ‘Mystery’ features the piano, and I loved recording it as the piano and the vocals intertwine together. The band comes in strong and makes this song a dynamic experience! ‘Mystery’ is very close to our heart and I hope it can find a way to yours.”

Metal Anarchy’s New Music Showcase: Exclusive Q&A With Edge Of Paradise

Time for the next edition of Metal Anarchy’s “new music showcase,” the feature where I introduce you to up and coming bands that readers of this site may find interesting. This time I have an exclusive Q&A with Margarita Monet from Edge Of Paradise.


METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

MONET: We all come from different backgrounds, but the core of our sound is the combination of heavy metal that our guitarist Dave brings to the music, complimented by my melodic, theatrical and a bit classical influence! I grew up playing classical piano so at times you can here that in the melodies. As a singer, I’m a huge Dio fan! As a band we are influenced by Korn, Rammstein, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath… But ultimately we always want to create something that can stand the test of time, something unique that holds meaning to us and others!

METAL ANARCHY: What is your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?

MONET: We have a new CD coming out March 10th, ALIVE! We had an amazing team of people we worked with on this CD. Chuck Johnson who was the guy behind Korn and Slipknot produced this, and we are confident that the outcome is the most exciting Edge Of Paradise experience yet! It’s heavy, melodic, industrial, dynamic, every song is different enough to keep you listening and as a whole, the CD is an epic sonic experience, there is something for everyone!

If you’re new to the band, check out our last release Immortal Waltz (2015). You will get the essence of the band, traditional heavy metal mixed with theatrical and symphonic influences. Produced by legendary Michael Wagener (Metallica, Ozzy…) it’s dynamic, unique and powerful, I think you might enjoy! slightsmile emoticon

METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?

MONET: Edge Of Paradise live show is a sonic and visual experience. We put a lot of emphasis on the sound, you will hear the quality of a recording amped up with high energy and emotion of a live show! We compliment the sound with stunning visuals and take you on a sonic roller coaster ride! slightsmile emoticon

METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see your band heading in 5 years?

MONET: We love playing, love making music and most of all, love meeting music fans, we just want to keep doing what we’re doing on a bigger scale so we can reach more people all over the world! Music is a universal language and it unites people and brings joy, we’re happy to be a part of this and are excited to grow the world of Edge Of Paradise!

I would like to thank Monet for the interview. Edge Of Paradise will release the title track to their new EP “Alive” on February 3. The music video will be released on February 10, and can be previewed below. The EP will come out March 10.