2018-01-04 / Front Page

Deputy takes anti-heroin stand in rock band’s latest release

By Eric Carlson
Of The Enterprise staff

MULVAINE MULVAINE A Leelanau County corrections officer who also play bass guitar in a heavy metal band is contributing to the county’s ongoing anti-drug effort through his music.

Deputy Eric Mulvaine, who has worked in the Leelanau County Jail since 2000, is also a member of the band “Images of Eden” that is slated on Friday to release its first single, “Shield Me.”

The hard-rocking band, established in the last decade, has adopted a more “faith-based” approach recently. Its original songs sometimes include a subtle or overtly anti-drug message.

Sheriff Mike Borkovich said he hopes to use some of the band’s music in connection with the county’s move to establish a Substance Abuse Coalition and hold an anti-drug “summit” later this year.

Mulvaine’s band consists of five musicians who live in various parts of the country and who record their own instrumentals and vocals separately. They’ve been working with music producers in Arizona and California who have mixed their separate parts into an album titled “Soulrise” that will be released later this year.

The band is “unsigned” and is looking for a record label. Back in 2011, “Images of Eden” produced an album titled “Rebuilding the Ruins” that was released on Nightmare Records.

A music video is set to be unveiled at the same time as the release of the single, “Shield Me.” The band is also working on another release that it hopes to complete in 2018, titled “Angel Born.”

More information can be found at the band’s website: imagesofeden.com.

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