MELDRUM Singer Competing For 'Miss Inked Australia'

Vocalist Michele Madden (MELDRUM, TOURETTES) is currently in the running to be named Miss Inked Australia 2013.

Australia and New Zealand's leading tattoo/culture magazine Inked is hosting its annual Miss Inked Australia contest that features the model/singer and other "inked" beauties vying for the honor.

For more information on voting, go to blog.inkedaustralia.com. Votes will be counted based on comments/likes on the blog and likes on Facebook.

Contest runs until August 20.

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"A Toast To Romance", the new single from MELDRUM, the multinational hard rock/metal band formed by late ex-PHANTOM BLUE guitarist Michelle Meldrum, is available now as a digital download at this location. The song comes off MELDRUM's long-awaited third album, "Lifer", which will be released this fall via Reversed Records. The CD was produced by Rob Shallcross (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, GWAR, ZIMMERS HOLE, WEST OF HELL) and Gene Hoglan (TESTAMENT, DEATH, DARK ANGEL, DETHKLOK).

Michelle Meldrum died in May 2008 as a result of a cystic growth that had restricted oxygen and blood flow to her brain, rendering her braindead. Since she passed away before any of her guitar tracks for "Lifer" were laid down, Laura Christine played the majority of the rhythm and bass guitars, as well as all the leads, on the album as a tribute to Michelle and her vision.

"Lifer" stands as a proud tribute to Michelle, who wrote the material for the CD with Hoglan, along with Laura Christine (bass) and Michele Madden (vocals).

Commented Michele: "I stand behind 'Lifer' as not only one of the best projects that I have ever had the honor to be involved with but also as a testament to Michelle Meldrum's incredible and much-missed talent. I hope that this album reaches a lot of people and shows the world how amazing she was. Knowing that it is coming out at last is not only a victory but a relief. I know that Gene and Laura feel the same. Being a part of this band is and shall remain a game-changer for me. I carry it into everything that I do."

Michele's new band SAINT CECILIA is in the process of recording its debut album. Madden describes the group as "THE FLEETWOOD MAC of doom, seasoned by SOUNDGARDEN."

A live performance of a new track from Madden's soon-to-be-recorded acoustic album, "False Sense Of Security", can be seen below. The clip was filmed at the May 23, 2012 benefit concert for legendary HARD-ONS guitarist Peter "Blackie" Black.

Michele Madden acoustic performance (May 2012):

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