Artist: Monica Richards
The U.S. version will be released on the Mercyground label at the end of May.
Best known for her work in FAITH AND THE MUSE, Monica has been writing, recording and performing music in the Underground for over 20 years. Her debut solo album, InfraWarrior, is the essence of "power from within": a personal view of primal energy and its release; a cathartic mix of Monica Richards' spoken word, and classic rich, textural vocals, drenched in cinematic soundscapes and world tribal/ritual rhythms.
This evocative project is at once hard-hitting and sensual, a revolutionary and seductive culmination evolving from over twenty years as an Independent artist. Songs range from neo-classical and world music to avant-garde melodies, with each song telling its own story. At times personal and at times filled with rage at unaddressed social issues, Monica is not afraid to speak her mind.
The exclusive American edition of InfraWarrior, published by Mercyground, comes presented with a multi-page booklet and different design and presentation than the European edition released by Dark Dimensions (Germany). InfraWarrior also features special guest appearances by William Faith (the producer), Matt Howden (SIEBEN + SOL INVICTUS), JARBOE, Paul Mercer (THE CHANGELINGS), KaRin (COLLIDE), Betsy (PURR MACHINE) and more!
Monica Richards, who began singing in her early teens fronting bands during the heyday of the Washington D.C. early 80s' hardcore punk scene, is best known through her years in the dark electro/tribal duo of FAITH AND THE MUSE. Highly respected for her deep poetic lyrical sense and the ability to take her listeners to another realm, InfraWarrior is the music that fans of Monica Richards have been waiting years to discover.