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ABOUT THE MUSIC & THE MAKERMIKAELA
MIKAELA is a Metalcore/Deathore band project formed by Mikaela Attard. The project debuted with the single ‘Bring Me Blood’ and ‘Chaotic Mind’ followed by the release of the full-length album ‘Nocturne in Red on October 28, 2020.
Mikaela Attard who is the the writer, musician, vocalist, keyboardist, producer, sound effects maker and is the creator of all the concepts surrounding the project both audio and visual, was born on May 8, 1993 and hails from the island of Malta. Attard has been part of several other projects, bands, tours and releases before making this project the main sole focus. She has graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, USA with a BA in Music Production in 2018 and earlier on studied Vocal Performance at the same institution. Mikaela Attard released several singles in the past under a different formation as well as an EP ‘Hear Me Out’ who won her awards such as Best New Artist in 2010, Best Female Artist and Malta’s Export Artist in 2011, Vodafone Upcoming Artist and Berklee College Singer-Songwriter, Best Metal Band in 2019, collaborated with Marco Minnemann and has featured on his album ‘My Sister’ on the songs ‘A Working Town’ and ‘My Sister’ and is also ex-vocalist of Martyrium after her departure from the band in 2020.
The project features the guitarist Kyle Farrugia, who has also been part of and wrote all the music for Align The Tide as the vocalist and main guitarist before his departure from the band in early 2020. Kyle has now his own project called GRUJ brewing new music in the likes of Metalcore, Nu Metal and Deathcore elements amongst other influences and is also the main and sole guitarist of the metal outfit MIKAELA. Farrugia performs all guitars and bass on all the tracks on Nocturne In Red.
Marco Minnemann is the exclusive drummer and performs on the debut album ‘Nocturne In Red’ in its entirety. Minnemann is part of several collaborations and bands such as The Artistocrats, Kreator, Necrophagist, Levin Minnemann Rudess, The Sea Within, The Mute Gods.
Mikaela Attard recorded and produced the album Nocturne In Red herself and Tue Madsen, with the likes of Suicide Silence’s The Cleansing, Halford, Meshuggah, In This Moment, Madball, Moonspell, Sick of it All, August Burns Red and more, has mixed and mastered the album. The debut album was very well received with worldwide recognition and continues to receive global reach as more news are unleashed from this metal outfit. The limited edition 12′ Vinyls have just been launched on preorder and will be released officially on September 24, 2021.