The 22 year old Norwegian female 7 string guitarist/singer/songwriter “The Commander-In-Chief” released her debut EP “Evolution” yesterday online. The response and feedback has been overwhelming! She is called everything from “the savior of Metal” to “the most sensational new artist out there” by Radio DJs and fans alike. Hailed as “the new Queen of Shred” by Metal Hammer, UK, last month with a full page spread. Featured with a two page spread in Metal Hammer Norway this month – and four days from now she will be featured in Total Guitar Magazine.
Here is the link to her Music Store on FB, where you can hear all the songs streaming;
Produced by legendary and highly acclaimed Pantera producer Sterling Winfield (Pantera, Hatebreed, Hellyeah), who said this about the recording;
“I would first like to say thank you again to “The Commander” and Elisabeth Hagen for giving me the opportunity to work on such an original project. It is refreshing to work on a recording that is nothing like everything else that is going on in music currently.
Furthermore, as a producer and engineer for the last twenty-‐one years, I feel that the following needs to be said for many reasons:
I am very proud to acknowledge the fact that what you are hearing is all 100% musician played performances! During the course of listening to these songs, you will NOT hear one drum hit that was moved around, placed on a grid, “Sound Replaced” or augmented in any way whatsoever. You will also NOT hear “Auto-‐ Tuner”, “Melodyne” or any other vocal tuning software of ANY kind!
That being said, I will answer the burning question looming in your minds… Yes, “The Commander In Chief” played ALL of the guitars you’re hearing, and sang every single note. Not only did she do all of this, but she did it all with more great attitude, and professionalism than a lot of the veteran musicians I know that have been doing this almost longer than she has been alive. All of the musicians that played on this project were truly great! They all performed above and beyond the call of duty and I was proud to be a part of it.
I think that it is important to mention these things so that listeners and musicians alike can see that music can be made without all of the trappings or abuse of digital recording tools. This experience was also proof to me that there are musicians out there that still take pleasure in playing/singing and relying upon the discipline it takes to do so. Thanks for listening, and please enjoy!!! ”