Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Madina Lake Competition - Win Signed Merch!!!

Hailing from Chicago, Madina Lake are recent coverstars of Kerrang!

their eagerly anticipated new album 'Attics to Eden' drops early next week (May 4th)

and throw in the fact they're currently on a UK tour (see dates below), it really is shaping up to be a great year for the guys!

Working with esteemed producer David Bendeth (Breaking Benjamin, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus & label mates Killswitch Engage) on 'Attics to Eden', the experimental follow up to 07' Roadrunner debut 'From Them, Through us, to you' proved to be a great honour & priviledge. "David broke us down, he was like a drill sergeant" say's Matthew, of the first time Madina Lake played some of the new material for Bendeth.

"It was challenging making this record" echoes brother & lead vocalist Nathan, "But at the end of the day, we are super proud of how it came out. I think we blew the first album out of the water. I guess artists are artists, and in our experience, you bump into people who...let's just say have a level of talent that qualify their attitude, and some don't. Bendeth is clearly a guy who does".

By the end of it all, Madina Lake have given us a monsterous collection of perhaps genre-defying, impassioned & seriously infectious tunes melding the hypnotic elements of Muse with the riff potency of Linkin Park. 'Attics to Eden' proves maturity does come with experience, as one of rocks most promising young acts they take us on a voyage across layers of diverse sound. The twelve songs on the album, including "Never Walk Alone", "Let's Get Out Of Here" & the guitar-less "Friends and Lovers" are replete with other worldly atmospherics, epic guitars, intricate & oftentimes punishing drum work, melodic choruses, imposing bass lines, audacious instrumentation & Nathan's unpredictable, inescapable vocals.

"This goes completely surreal, like universal", Nathan states "There's elements of spiritual escape, and almost science fiction elements to it that we went with on this one, but at the end of the day, we're sticking with our main objective for the whole story, which is good vs evil. We didn't want to repeat anything we did on the first one, we didn't even really want to touch on the same topics. But you have to put faith in the kids that support your band to see your vision out & develop with you".

And so to celebrate the album release, our friends Madina Lake have kindly put up for grabs a bunch of signed goodies including the new album, t'shirts, stickers & 7"!!
All you have to do, is follow the comp' link below & tell us who produced the new album 'Attics To Eden'??? Nice and simple! We'll pick a winner on May 11th!

Check out Madina Lake on their UK/European tour now!! 28th April: Leeds Cockpitt - Leeds 29th April: Nottingham Rock City - Nottingham 30th April: Glasgow QMU - Glasgow, Scotland 1st May: Manchester University - Manchester 2nd May: Newcastle university - Newcastle 4th May: Sheffield Corporation - Sheffield 5th May: Birmingham Academy2 - Birmingham 7th May: Cardiff Solo - Cardiff, Wales 8th May: Camden Electric Ballroom, London.

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Check out the Madina Lake "Adelia" & "Orange Blend" T'shirts available to buy now from us here at EBTM!!!

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