SHIFT, the new project of former MYSTIC FORCE guitarist Rich Davis, has signed a distribution deal with Nightmare Records. The group's debut CD, "Creating a Monster", will be made available worldwide by mid-July. According to Davis, the album "has been getting a great response so far; this will be our second pressing of the CD in only four months.""Creating a Monster" was recorded at Cambria Sound Studios and was mixed by Drew Mazurek. The artwork was created by Mattias Norén. According to the band's official bio, SHIFT's core partnership of Rich Davis (guitar), and Chris Lembach (drums) "began almost two decades ago in the progressive/power metal band MYSTIC FORCE. Feeling it was time to move forward and explore new musical frontiers, Rich and Chris put their past behind them and began SHIFT. Shortly afterward, Jeff Caudle (vocals), from CYPHER, joined the long-time duo to add an even greater sound dynamic. "SHIFT is dedicated to perfecting their idea of what great music can and should be. Aggressive, melodic, and dark are the words that best describe SHIFT's musical style. The band plays with an intensity and ferocity that draws the listener into the dark landscapes painted by the lyrics. There is substance, passion, true emotion and social relevancy to every SHIFT song. The music is heavy while still melodic, intricate yet driving, and socially enraged." For more information, visit www.shiftallaccess.com.
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