US progressive metal act MINDCAGE have announced the addition of vocalist Jeff Hignite to the group.
Hignite commented: “I haven't experienced the musical kinship before like I do with Mindcage. It is something I just can't explain, but hopefully with the project coming together you will hear what I mean.”
Guitarist Dietrick Hardwick commented: “Jeff sets himself apart from the other super-singers with his own distinctive approach. He is an incredible person with a lot of heart, and you totally feel this when he sings. People literally get gooseflesh. He's been the missing part of this family and now it's like he has been in Mindcage all along. He just belongs. We have finally found the voice of Mindcage.”
Hignite joins the band as they begin work on their new concept album titled Our Own Devices which will be released in 2013.
Producer, Michael Wagener (OZZY OSBOURNE, METALLICA, MEGADETH, MOTLEY CRUE, W.A.S.P., OVERKILL, ACCEPT) has offered to produce the lead vocals and guitar solos, as well as mix and master the new album at Wireworld studios in Nashville.
The band consists of guitarist Dietrick Hardwick, bass player Brian Howell, drummer Craig Nudo, and new singer Jeff Hignite.
According to a press release: “Set in an alternate history of a highly plausible future, Mindcage's ground-breaking concept album, Our Own Devices warns of what may become of our society if we turn our backs on the importance of arts, music, humanities, and spirituality. It also introduces the world to Arabella Vash, a woman on a mission to awaken and enlighten a world gone wrong. Her message is sure to shake humanity to its very core.”
A video introduction to the album can be seen below: