BLACKLACE - UNLACED 12" Mausoleum Records Vinyl LP Album

-  "Unlaced"is the debut album by the Female Fronted band: Blacklace  

"Unlaced," Blacklace's debut album, etched a transformative chapter in music history. Released on 12" Vinyl LP, this female-fronted New York Heavy Metal and Post Punk masterpiece defied norms, merging power and poise. Its analog recording process mirrored the band's dedication. With thematic depth and genre-defying sound, "Unlaced" not only captivated ears but broke gender barriers, leaving an indelible mark on the heavy metal and post-punk landscape.


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"Unlaced" Album Description:

In the world of musical history, certain albums stand out as emblematic of a genre, a time, or a movement. Among these, "Unlaced" by Blacklace, the debut album from the female-fronted New York Heavy Metal and Post Punk band, holds a significant place. Released on 12" Vinyl LP, this album not only marked the beginning of Blacklace's journey but also left an indelible mark on the landscape of heavy metal and post-punk music.

The creation of "Unlaced" is a story woven with threads of passion, dedication, and the pursuit of musical excellence. Blacklace, emerging from the vibrant and diverse music scene of New York, brought a fresh perspective to the traditionally male-dominated world of heavy metal. The band, led by its charismatic frontwoman, embarked on a musical odyssey that would redefine the expectations and boundaries of the genre.

The genesis of "Unlaced" can be traced back to the dynamic collaboration between the members of Blacklace. The band's fusion of heavy metal elements with post-punk influences resulted in a sound that was both powerful and distinctive. The creative process involved in crafting each track on the album reflects the band's commitment to pushing artistic boundaries.

The recording sessions for "Unlaced" were a labor of love, as Blacklace worked tirelessly to capture the essence of their sound on the analog medium of vinyl. The decision to release the album on a 12" Vinyl LP speaks not only to the band's appreciation for the rich, warm tones of analog recording but also to their desire to evoke a sense of nostalgia for a bygone era of music consumption.

The album's title, "Unlaced," hints at the band's willingness to unravel conventional norms and explore uncharted territories within their music. The lyrics, delivered with passion and conviction by the band's frontwoman, add a layer of depth to the album, addressing themes that resonate with the human experience.

"Unlaced" garnered attention not only for its musical prowess but also for its groundbreaking role in challenging gender norms within the heavy metal genre. Blacklace's presence as a female-fronted band in a genre often associated with male dominance served as an inspiration for aspiring musicians and paved the way for greater diversity in the metal scene.

As the 12" Vinyl LP found its way into the hands of music enthusiasts, "Unlaced" became a collector's item, cherished for its sonic richness and historical significance. The album's cover art, a visual representation of the band's ethos, added to its allure, capturing the essence of Blacklace's musical identity.

Music Genre:

 Heavy Metal / Post Punk

Album Production information:

 The album: "BLACKLACE - Unlaced" was produced by: Jeff Waxman and Ross the Boss

 Ross The Boss (real name: Ross Friedman) has been playing in the bands: "Shakin' Street" and "The Dictators" before founding Manowar in 1980.

This album was recorded at: Minot Sound, New York

Al Falcon - Sound Engineer

Bob Faziano - Sound Engineer

Denise Carpentier - Sound Engineer

Joe Renda Jr. - Sound Engineer

Wayne Warnecke - Sound Engineer

Ted Jensen - Mastering Engineer

Bob Reich - Design

J.J. Krobo - Photographer

Gerry Comito - Sound Engineer

Martin William Seddon - Artwork

Record Label Information:

 Mausoleum Records SKULL 8348

Media Format:

 12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

 1984 Made in Belgium
Band Members and Musicians on: BLACKLACE - Unlaced
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Maryann Scandiffio - Lead Vocals

    Maryann Scandiffio is a talented vocalist known for her work in the rock music scene. She gained recognition as the lead singer of the band Blacklace. Scandiffio's powerful and dynamic voice brought an energetic and captivating element to the band's performances. Her contributions to the music industry, particularly on albums like "Get It While It's Hot", showcased her ability to deliver engaging and memorable vocal performances.

  • Anthony Fragnito - Bass, Vocals
  • Carlo Fragnito - Guitars
  • Steve Werner - Drums
Track Listing of: "BLACKLACE - Unlaced"

The Songs/tracks on "BLACKLACE - Unlaced" are

  1. March Of The Black Witch
  2. Call Of The wild
  3. Damn Cheater
  4. Runner In The Night
  5. Devil In Disguise
  6. On The Attack
  7. Born To Raise hell
  8. Hots For You
  9. Nightmares
Album cover photos of : BLACKLACE - Unlaced
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Enlarged album cover photo of Maryann Scandiffio in Sexy Red outfit
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