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Upon Wings

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Below is our complete Upon Wings news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Upon Wings Streaming New Song

Upon Wings is set to release its new EP, "Afterlife," this Tuesday, March 5th, via Sword of the Spirit Records LLC. Today, Guitar World is hosting the exclusive premiere of a new song off the EP, titled "Take Away." Head over here to stream the track and read more about Upon Wings.

Rock and metal fans will recognize plenty of names on "Afterlife." Kid Rock recording engineer and Grammy-nominated mixing engineer Glenn Brown mastered the EP, while Brett Hestla (ex-Creed, Dark New Day) provided guest vocals and production talents on the lead single.

More assistance came from Canadian guitarist and producer Kevin Jardine and drummer Peter Tzaferis. Recording sessions for "Afterlife" took place at Johnny K's legendary Groovemaster Studios in Chicago, where Disturbed, 3 Doors Down, Staind and countless others have laid down tracks. More...

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Upon Wings Reveals New EP Details

Upon Wings will be releasing new EP "Afterlife" this coming March 5th on Sword of the Spirit Records LLC. The EP features guest vocals and production from Brett Hestla (Ex-Creed, Dark New Day). Today, the band has revealed the artwork and tracklisting for the EP.

The EP's debut single and title track hit rock radio on January 15th, and since then, "Afterlife" has been featured on the likes of KTCL (Denver), KXXR (Minneapolis), KGRR (Dubuque), KRDJ (Lafayette), WRAT (Monmouth) and WKRL (Syracuse). The single is now available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon.

Rock and metal fans will recognize plenty of names on "Afterlife." Kid Rock recording engineer and Grammy-nominated mixing engineer Glenn Brown mastered the single, and more assistance for the upcoming EP came from producer and guitarist Kevin Jardine, best known as the guitarist of Canadian nu metal giants Slaves on Dope. Drummer Peter Tzaferis also contributed to the EP. More...

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Upon Wings To Release New EP

Upon Wings is proud to announce the release of new EP, "Afterlife," featuring guest vocals and production from Brett Hestla (Ex-Creed, Dark New Day). "Afterlife" is scheduled for a March 5th release on Sword of the Spirit Records LLC.

The EP's debut single and title track is set to hit alternative and rock radio and digital outlets on January 15th, but you can hear it first today courtesy of Noisecreep. Head over here to check out an exclusive stream of the title track "Afterlife."

Rock and metal fans will recognize plenty of names on "Afterlife." Kid Rock recording engineer and Grammy-nominated mixing engineer Glenn Brown mastered the single, while Brett Hestla (ex-Creed, Dark New Day) provided guest vocals and production talents. More metal assistance for the upcoming EP came from producer and guitarist Kevin Jardine, best known as the guitarist of Canadian nu metal giants Slaves on Dope, formerly on Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne's Divine Recordings label. Drummer Peter Tzaferis also contributed to the EP.

Recording sessions for "Afterlife" took place at Johnny K's legendary Groovemaster Studios in Chicago, where Disturbed, 3 Doors Down, Staind and countless other heavy music-makers have laid down tracks.

Upon Wings combines operatic, female-fronted goth-pop with rousing rock and metal in a unique, ethereal fashion. Frontwoman Anne Autumn Erickson is a classically trained dramatic mezzo-soprano, and her lyrics take listeners down a path of heartfelt introspection, pain, joy and faith.

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Upon Wings Releases New Video Clip

Operatic metal act Upon Wings has unleashed its debut music video for “The Dream.” The video can be viewed via the group’s YouTube channel or in the player below.

“This was a huge accomplishment for Upon Wings, to release our first music video,” frontwoman Anne Erickson said. “We've received such a warm response for ‘The Dream,’ and I’m glad we were able to put together a music video to compliment the song. We are honored by the positive response and can’t wait to release new music soon.”

Upon Wings recently recorded new music at the Johnny K-owned Goovemaster Studios in Chicago with a producer who will be announced soon, and the band plans to release the debut this fall. The band also commented on its sound and history:

"Upon Wings hails from the U.S. and can be described as operatic metal with a classical influence. After creating the idea for Upon Wings, Erickson — who is also a music journalist for Gannett, Gibson, Loudwire and radio host and managing editor of Audio Ink Radio — entered the studio with Michigan-based, Grammy-nominated producer and engineer Glenn Brown to put the ideas onto tape. The result is music with a strong Euro-classical influence, showcasing Erickson’s classically-trained mezzo soprano vocals." More...

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Upon Wings Offering Single As Free Download

Symphonic metal act Upon Wings is offering its debut single, “The Dream,” for free download via the band’s Facebook profile now through July 8th at 11:59 p.m. EST, as a 4th of July giveaway. The song will appear on the group’s upcoming, as-yet-untitled release. Simply “like” the page in order to gain access to the track.

Upon Wings recently entered the Johnny K-owned Groovemaster Studios in Chicago -- where Disturbed, Anthrax, Art of Dying, and more have recorded -- to work on the new release, which is slated to drop this fall. The release will feature a guest vocalist and producer from a prominent hard rock supergroup, whom the band will announce in the coming weeks.

“The Dream” was produced by Grammy-nominated engineer, mixer and producer Glenn Brown, whose credits include various work on projects for Kid Rock and Iggy Pop, among others. Upon Wings hails from the U.S. and can be described as symphonic metal with a classical influence. The group is fronted by classically-trained mezzo soprano Anne Erickson, who is also a music journalist for Gannett, Gibson, Loudwire, Banana 101.5 and radio host and managing editor of Audio Ink Radio.

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Upon Wings Releases New Single

Symphonic metal act Upon Wings released its debut single "The Dream" today on iTunes, Amazon MP3, and Google Music. You can also stream the track below. “The Dream” is the result of a collaboration between classically-trained dramatic mezzo-soprano Anne Erickson and Grammy-nominated producer Glenn Brown (Spinal Tap, The Verve Pipe).

Upon Wings hails from the U.S. and can be described as symphonic metal with a classical influence. After creating the idea for Upon Wings, singer Anne Erickson – who is also a music journalist for Gannett, Gibson Guitar, Loudwire and radio host and managing editor of Audio Ink Radio – entered the studio with Glenn Brown to put the ideas onto tape.

“I’m so excited about the first single from UPON WINGS,” declares Erickson. “It seems this is the right time to share ‘THE DREAM. I’ve been singing classical, musical theater and opera music since I was 4 years old, and that led me on a path to pursue music journalism and rock radio. Now, it feels great to be back on the other side and releasing a song that brings together the classical sounds that I remember from my childhood with elements of symphonic metal. I thank everyone who gives ‘THE DREAM’ a listen!” More...

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