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Emina was going to be a singer, it was her destination in life and she had always known it since she was a child.
Raised in a small town between folk, country music and line dance she chose idols like Bruce Dickinson and David Coverdale, Whitesnake and Black Sabbath were her daily diet, and at the age of 16 she started working in several bands. As soon as school was finished she left home to further her career. Some years of coaching with an opera singer, cooperations with different producers and songwriters, playing lots of gigs with lots of bands followed, and when she won a casting show she found herself in the offices of a big label. She was signed for five years. Several singles, videos and an album were released, earning her local fame and touring with Motörhead, Uriah Heep and The Cult.Essentially being an internationally minded person she moved to Europe after the five years were up, and drew up in Vienna in 2010 with eleven original tracks in her mind. She found a congenial partner in SixtySix Records for the release. A band was formed – from the very beginning there was magic between the four musicians. Mary, a pro drummer was so much taken with Eminas songs that she virtually rediscovered her talent for rock drumming. Andy on bass, formerly a much asked for session musician in Vienna dropped all his current engagements to dedicate himself fully to this new project. He and Steve on guitar had played together earlier, their projects back then had shared the stage with Alannah Myles, Manfred Mann and Uriah Heep.Two months after the forming of the band they played a rock festival and in May 2011 the first four tracks of the new album were released digitally as an EP. Media, radio and fan reactions from all over the world were enthusiastic – feedback came from the USA and Canada, Chile, Australia, the UK, the Netherlands and Russia and showed that the band is on a rocking good way up.

Eminas first album can´t deny influences of Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden and Deep Purple, especially tracks like
"Speeding On A Highway“, "Go To Hell“ and the almost Metallica –like "That´s Why I´m Screaming“, rejuvenated by
Eminas fresh voice and the not at all retro sound. "Action Girl“, "I Am The Future“ and the groovy "Bitch“ are modern
melodic rocksongs, reminiscent of Foo Fighters or Mr. Big with just a touch of mainstream radio to them.
"I´m Leaving“, "Carry Me“ and “Don´t Need Words” prove Emina´s mastery of emotional and intense ballads.

Album Information:
EMINA - Take #1

Tracklist:
01. Speeding On A Highway
02. Action Girl
03. Long Lost Trace
04. I Am The Future
05. Don't Need Words
06. Bitch
07. I'm Leaving
08. Carry Me
09. True Reason
10. (That's Why) I'm Screaming
11. Go To Hell

Band Line Up:
Emina: Lead Vocals
Steve: Guitar
Andy: Bass
Mary: Drums

Label: SixtySix Records
Street Date: April 2012

 

RockBoy *Band Score 8.5/10*
For BeRock Radio MiniZine (2012)

ReleaseYear: 2012
     
Links:
Band Website: www.emina-rock.com
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