Heaven's Edge

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Heavens Edge
OriginPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
GenresGlam metal, hard rock
Years active1987–1992, 1998–2002, 2013–present (occasional only), (reunions: 2006)[1]
LabelsColumbia, MTM, Rock Candy
Associated actsAmerican Pie, Network, Red Dawn
Websitehttp://www.heavensedge.net
Past membersMark Evans
Reggie Wu
David Rath
Steven Parry
George "G.G." Guidotti
Jimmy Marchiano

Heavens Edge are a metal band from Philadelphia active in the late eighties and early 1990s. The band reunited with all original members in 2013 and has played occasional shows since then.

Biography[edit]

Heavens Edge formed in 1987 in Philadelphia and was founded by guitarist Reggie Wu and singer Mark Evans.[2] The band went through several guitar player changes in its earlier days. Heaven's Edge released 2 albums: Heavens Edge (1990) for Columbia Records, that reached number 141 on The Billboard 200, and Some Other Place Some Other Time (1999) on MTM. Heavens Edge was produced by Neil Kernon. The band released a music video for their most popular single, "Skin To Skin". During recording of their second album, also with producer Neil Kernon Heaven's Edge signed a new record deal with MTM Records in 1998 and were asked to record a new album. The album was originally scheduled to be released in 1992 but wasn't finished until 1998 when a couple of new songs were written and recorded. Their second album, Some Other Place, Some Other Time included both the 2nd album sessions with Neil Kernon and the new 1998 songs, and was released by MTM Music in Europe, Pony Canyon in Japan, and Perris Records in the United States. The US version had a different cover and six additional demo tracks as bonus. A year after the album's release, Heaven's Edge was asked to record a song for the Mötley Crüe "Kickstart My Heart Tribute Album". The band recorded a cover of "Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)"

One night while performing at the Empire Rock Club in Philadelphia, the bassist George "G.G." Guidotti was shot in the abdomen by a disgruntled bar patron angry about being turned away by the club bouncer.[3]

After the band split, some of the band members formed the band American Pie with a new singer. American Pie recorded one demo and played live but never released an official album.

In October 2013, a reunited Heaven's Edge played the Firefest festival in Nottingham, UK, a sold out show in Philly at World Cafe as well as the M3 Festival in MD and MelodicRock Fest in Chicago in 2014. 2015 they will be on the Monsters of Rock Cruise.

Member History[edit]

  • Reggie Wu – Guitar, keyboard, piano, backing vocals
  • Mark Evans – Lead vocals, Acoustic Guitar, keyboard, piano
  • David Rath – Drums
  • Steven Parry – Guitar
  • George "G.G." Guidotti – Bass guitar
  • Jimmy Marchiano – Guitar

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album US RIAA Certification Label
1990 Heavens Edge 141 CBS
1999 Some Other Place, Some Other Time MTM

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions
US Hot 100 US Main Rock UK
1990 "Skin to Skin"

Demos[edit]

  • Heavens Edge (1989)

Other appearances[edit]

Year Album US RIAA Certification Label
2000 Motley Crue: Kickstart My Heart Tribute Album Pulse

Mark Evans originally from band named 'Network', a very popular local band during the eighties.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Heaven's Edge". Spirit of Metal.
  2. ^ Catania, Andrew. "Where is Heavens Edge Guitarist Reggie Wu These Days?". www.allthatshreds.com. Retrieved November 19, 2017.
  3. ^ Brady, Shaun. "The rise and fall of Philly glam metal as told by the reunited heavens edge". www.thekey.xpn.org. Retrieved November 19, 2017.

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