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Unsigned & Streamed: Mistress

Posted by on January 11, 2012

Why should major label bands be the only ones who get love? Unsigned & Streamed is a column where we stream a song from an unsigned band we at Metal Insiderreally dig.

The holiday season is over, and Unsigned & Streamed is back with Philadelphia/ Delaware’s Mistress. Though formed in 2002 by lead guitarist Mita Khrichenko and drummer Jesse Rucco (who after a brief break recently returned to the fold), it was in 2009 that they found their true voice with singer Deanna Gardas. Shortly after Gardas joined the group, Mistress began working on their debut full length Brains And Bruises, which was finally released in October 2011. Mistress’ sound is heavily influenced by old school NWOBHM and 80’s power metal. Essentially, imagine if a band like Helloween was fronted by a female who could out-scream any guy, and you got Mistress. So without further ado, give the song “Calling The Guards,” the first track off of their debut album Brains And Bruises, in the stream below.

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In addition to performing all over the Philadelphia and Delaware area, Mistress is already working on new material. Brains And Bruises can be purchased via outlets like Amazon and iTunes as well as at their upcoming shows. You can find out more about upcoming shows and plans via Mistress’ website and Facebook page.

If you’re in an unsigned band and would like to participate in Unsigned & Streamed, email a link to your band’s music and a brief bio to tips [at] metalinsider.com for consideration. 

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