The Skinny: Featuring members of Season Of Mist recording artist PSYKUP, French innovators MOPA (My Own Private Alaska) might be the band to save rock and roll. Proposing both music and a lifestyle, MOPA brings such an emotional heavy that’s artistic, creative, and the next level of dimension. MOPA consists of classical and catchy piano compositions, hardcore drumming, and vocal tones that reach out into an atmosphere beyond.

Their latest was recorded by Ross Robinson (Korn, At The Drive In, The Cure), mixed by Ryan Boesch (Ben Harper, Helmet, Foo Fighters), and mastered by Alan Douches (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Converge, Mastodon). Impressive indeed, as the band already has quite the track record from a full European tour with Will Haven, an opening slot for Metallica, and upcoming plans to tour the world.  [ END ]


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