UPON WINGS Featured on SiriusXM Octane’s ‘Women Rock’ Week

This week marked “Women Rock” week on SiriusXM Octane, channel 37, and UPON WINGSwas among the great female-fronted bands featured and spun throughout the week. UPON WINGS’ new single, “Afterlife,” was released on Jan. 15th, and the band will be releasing their new EP, Afterlife, March 5th on Sword of the Spirit Records LLC. The EP features guest vocals and production from Brett Hestla (Ex-Creed, Dark New Day).

“It’s such an honor to be a part of SiriusXM Octane’s ‘Women Rock’ week,” frontman Anne Autumn Erickson said. “Octane has such a rich history of delivering genuine, top-notch rock, and it’s the ultimate source for new rock music. Thanks to all at Octane, and thanks to our fans for requesting us!”

Since “Afterlife” hit rock radio, the track has been featured on the likes of WIIL (Chicago),KXXR (Minneapolis), KTCL (Denver), WRKZ (Columbus), WRAT (Monmouth), WKRL (Syracuse), KQXR (Boise), KRDJ (Lafayette), WCPR (Biloxi), KGRR (Dubuque) and beyond.

The single is now available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon.

Afterlife the EP can be pre-ordered now on iTunes.

Rock and metal fans will recognize plenty of names on Afterlife. Kid Rock recording engineer and Grammy-nominated mixing engineer Glenn Brown mastered the single, while Brett Hestla (ex-Creed, Dark New Day) provided guest vocals and production talents. More metal assistance for the upcoming EP came from producer and guitarist Kevin Jardine, best known as the guitarist of Canadian nu metal giants Slaves on Dope, formerly on Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne’s Divine Recordings label. Drummer Peter Tzaferis also contributed to the EP.

UPON WINGS combines operatic, female-fronted goth-pop with rousing rock and metal in a unique, ethereal fashion. Frontwoman Anne Autumn Erickson is a classically-trained dramatic mezzo-soprano, and her lyrics take listeners down a path of heartfelt introspection, pain, joy and faith.


About Jim Gilbert

Jim Gilbert has been a photographer on and off for nearly 30 years. After concentrating on landscapes and portraits, Jim turned his focus to music photography. In doing so,Jim has become known throughout New York State as one of the more professional concert photographers on the scene. Music photography made a lot of sense as he has been an avid concert goer for over 20 years. In the past year, he has photographed over 200 bands including legends such as BB King, Charlie Daniels, Phil Lesh and Rob Zombie; his work covers all genres of music. He has been able to be on-stage to shoot many world-renowned acts and continues to love photographing up-and-coming acts that come through Upstate New York.

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