Full disclosure, you may have already heard of these rockers, as they have been featured on SiriusXM’s Octane & Octane Discovery channels, and recently “The Curse” cracked the Billboard Mainstream Top 20, along with the #4 “Most Added” and #11 “Most Increased Plays”.
As Strange As Angels is comprised of Norman Matthew (Vocals, Guitar), and Michelle Graves (Drums). Matthew has shared the stage with the likes of Rob Zombie, Korn, Deftones, Five Finger Death Punch, The Pretty Reckless, and Gemini Syndrome. He has also appeared on the Vans Warped Tour.
In 2019 they released a 4 song EP “Mirror Mirror”. Inspired by personal turmoil, Matthew dubbed this EP “heart rock”: From the heart, for the heart, by the heart. Say what you feel, and feel what you say. The band partnered with a diverse group of artists & producers to create this EP. The title track was co-written and produced by former RA front man Sahaj Ticotin (Starset, Sevendust, Stitched Up Heart). “Love and Death” included CJ Pierce Of Drowning Pool on guitar. “Days Go Bye”, and “Right Beside You” were produced by Norman and Mick Kenney (Motionless In White). The collaboration worked, as “Mirror Mirror” hit the Billboard Top 40 Active Rock singles.
Released in January 2021, “The Curse” was produced by Chris Dawson & Jimmy Beattie (Saul, Any Given Sin). As Strange As Angels describes this song as “the soundtrack for those fighting and clawing through life. Letting the anvil of negativity and the weight of carrying it go. Searching for peace while finding yourself and destroying your demons and putting them behind you.”. In fact, if you check out their Facebook page, you can see how Matthews carries this message of positivity into his video messages for fans.
We at Rock Lines are excited to see what comes next for this band. Go check them out!
Says Norman: “As Strange As Angels is a story with many chapters – each chapter needed to be given its own soundtrack. Whatever felt right, I ran with…. I didn’t care about genre and labels. I just needed a vessel to call my own as a mechanism to communicate what I was thinking and feeling. I’m so thankful for all the amazing people who have helped me bring this release to life. Those who picked me up along the way, never gave up and never stopped believing in me. Plenty of people let go at a time when I needed them the most. But I channeled that and let it fuel me. I took a step back and learned how to live life again. As Strange As Angels is a testament to that – a gift in many ways. I owe much of myself to all those that kept my blood flowing and my heart going – and I owe all of myself to my son.”