Midnight Reign | Never Look Back

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Never Look Back

by Midnight Reign

Satan Listening to Appetite For Destruction on Acid.
Genre: Metal/Punk: Power Metal
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1. 666 (Is My Area Code)
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2. The Hollywood Rx
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3. Breathe On Me...
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4. The Mourning After
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5. Far Away
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6. XXX (Playground)
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7. Kiss the Flames
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8. Goodbye...
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9. The Last Song
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10. Never Look Back
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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\"Sexy? Yeah Baby! Drugs? Plenty! Rock and Roll? You Bet Your Ass! Midnight Reign take a dark rock base pour on the sleaze and solos until you can\'t tell where the Goth ends and the Glam Begins!\" Metal Maniacs-Magazine

\"Joseph Michael is a Serious Guitarist. This band deserves a broader fanbase. Recomended.\" --MetalEdge

\"Fascinating.\" --All Access Magazine

\"Hypnotizing mix of heavy guitar, classical influences,and L.S.D influenced melody...
one of the most original and entertaining
cd\'s of the year!\"
-- Somber Magazine


The Names have been omitted to protect the guilty

Formed in upstate New York, Midnight Reign was originally conceived as a compromise between fifteen year old founder Joseph Michael’s two main passions; classical composition and heavy guitar driven metal. With no formal musical training aside from cross referencing sheet music, and recordings Joseph learned to read and write music on his own. Eventually having no luck in either upstate NY, or New York City finding musicians with similar ambition and taste in music, he took his last fifty dollars and jumped on a greyhound bus to Hollywood…

Reforming Midnight Reign in Hollywood would prove even more trying than anyone could have thought possible. The first incarnation was plagued by problems, among other things, the drummer molested the bassist in his sleep, was a fecalphelliac, and allegedly raped an under age girl in the guitarists bed. Forced to find another drummer the band quickly put together a short demo to give to prospective replacements. With a new drummer on board the band moved into a rehearsal studio, and that’s where things started to fall apart. The replacement drummer, needed to leave the band due to an incident involving a drunk Mexican guy, a half gallon of Jack Daniels, and a very used box of condoms. The final straw was when the bassist, a girl from the Czech. Republic found Jesus. Drugs had started to really take over the remaining member’s lives, and things were spiraling out of control….

After a few years of writing and trying to put a band back together Joseph decides to finally do what he should have all along. He gets some money together and decides to record and put out an album himself, using all the material written during the early days of the drug addled Hollywood band. All the songs were written on acid, among other things, and the song The Mourning After… was written after taking a Snapple bottle full of liquid l.s.d, and being awake for six straight days. The album to be titled “Never Look Back” is really just a dream sequence about a musician on acid, who tries to commit suicide while tripping by filling a bathtub, and slitting his wrists. Consequently he passes out from exhaustion in the water, and awakes still high thinking he is a ghost…

He then walks around thinking he is invincible, and fulfills every depraved, desire he could never get away with while alive… Slowly as the drugs wear off, he becomes vulnerable and human again, and realizes that he is alive after all. The worst is behind him… For now.

The album includes a full string arrangement on some songs, thanxxx to violinist Alma Cielo, and Cellist Starla Baker. The drums and percussion are the strongest that this band has ever had with the inhuman Adam Gust sitting in on the drum throne.

The band now has it’s first stable live lineup with Mark Dayton on bass, Paul Sternquist on Guitar, Joseph Michael on voice, keyboard, and guitar, and Alma Cielo, and Starla Baker Providing live strings.

The band is sponsored by Coffin Case,has distribtion with Hot Topic, and has been featured on many national and international, radio shows catering to the gothic, metal and alternative, underground including Metal Edge, Metal Maniacs, nad Gothic Beauty. Metal Revolution’s Simona Alvisi writes “I have never in my time working as a writer for Metal Revolution heard a disc so good!”,”This album is an absolute must have.”

Midnight Reign has also been consistently ranking between #20 and #25 (out of tens of thousands of bands) on The Myspace Music Indie-Gothic Charts, and has over 50,000 friends, and a mailing list in the thousands. Right now the band is planning a small regional tour and hopes to stir up enough interest, and support to tour nationally by the end of the year. With all the interest the international community has shown, especially in Germany, the U.K., and Japan, this band won’t be able to sit still for long. www.midnightreign.com


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Melanie Layman

Midnight Reign Never Look Back
This cd is AWESOME!!! You need to buy it right now, you won't be sorry!!! Out of 800 cd's that I own, this is in my top ten!! Well done Rock On!!!!!!
Love you guys!!!!!!
Melanie

Homunculus Moonchild

Grade of Magus
93 Aside from normal marketing and advertising I really enjoy the music Midnight Reign Produces. I gaining seniority in fan ship and they really do care about their audience minus the Hollywood attitude. I strongly support Midnight Reign because they work extremley developing music that reflects who they are and creating a fantasic genre of rock goth and believe it or which came to my surprise there was some experimental. Joseph Michael is a fantastic performer slash business man, Starla and her cello really make them stand out giving the group an aesthetic quality that you do not see in many bands, not to mention she loves the camera as much as I do. The lead gutarist totally reminds of a classic rock god such as Keith Richards strong energy, and the Bassist projects an amazing attiude and smiles alot for a goth which is a nice perk. And last but nt least the man that keeps it all together rythmically the drummer. He is an outstanding player with rythm changes he is a walking can of energy pounding on the drums and hi hat. In fact I hate marketing, but I do love these guys and I am looking forward to working with them again and seeing their next show.93/93 L.V.X In Light of The Cross Homunculus Moonchild We Haunt You LIBER XXI
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THE CLASSIC OF PURITY

John Stokes

Most Original Metal Album
I just recently purchased this album on www.midnight reign.net
and it is just insane!!!! If you love metal music this album encompases almost every style....Crazy...and somehow it all fits....JS