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Meldrum To Release New Single "Blackened Blue"

"Blackened Blue," the second single from the multinational hard rock/metal band Meldrum, will be released this coming Tuesday, August 31st. 'Blackened Blue' is the second single from Meldrum's third album 'Lifer,' due out this fall. 'Lifer' was produced by producer/engineer Rob Shallcross (Strapping Young Lad, GWAR, Zimmers Hole, West of Hell) and Gene Hoglan (Testament, Dethklok, Death, Dark Angel). You can also listen to the previous single "A Toast to Romance" at this location.

Meldrum guitarist Laura Christine (Warface, Meldrum, Dreaming Dead) comments on working with the late Michelle Meldrum:

'For me, Michelle was a kindred spirit, a lifer, a life changer. She was so incredibly fun and easy to hang out with. This woman had the most brilliant sense of humor and was the living ideal of a true Bad Ass. When shit was not running smooth, she had such an incredible ability to make everything feel cool. Being in a band with Michelle brought me back to a place of fun and spontaneity in writing and music that I had not felt in a long time. This was huge for me. I didn't even know I was lacking in these areas until working with Michelle. Witnessing her sharp, fun, easy, flowing attitude in regard to music, lit a fire of creativity under my ass.

"I remember driving home after our first writing session feeling stunned and super excited. I had never had that much fun with a writing partner or in a writing session ever. As far as ideal bandmates go, Michelle set the bar the highest I've ever seen. It was one of my greatest honors to know Michelle, as well as work on, record and help complete this album in remembrance and in tribute to her, my hero."

Michelle Meldrum passed away at the age of 39 in May 2008. "Lifer" stands as a proud tribute to Michelle and her lifetime commitment to creating and performing music. Michelle wrote the material for the album with drummer Gene Hoblan (Testament, Death, Dark Angel, Dethklok), along with new members bassist/guitarist Laura Christine (Warface) and vocalist Michelle Madden (Tourette's).

Michelle's untimely demise before any of her guitar tracks for "Lifer" were able to be laid down led the three remaining members to come together in tribute to her, to honour Michelle's vision of the album, with Laura Christine playing the majority of the rhythm and bass guitars, as well as all the leads. Partial proceeds from the album will go to Michelle's son Jake Thomas who she left behind when she passed.

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