Kobra Paige (born 14 October 1988 in Calgary) is a Canadian singer and songwriter. She is the founder, lead singer, and songwriter for the hard rock and metal band Kobra and the Lotus. She is also a guest vocalist for Kamelot and Metal All Stars.
At the age of 7, Kobra started classical singing lessons and classical piano and after attending a Judas Priest concert at age 15 decided that Metal was the right place for her voice and her passion. "When I saw the way the crowd responded when Painkiller started playing, I knew I needed to be part of this culture", says Paige during an interview with Revolver (magazine). Kobra and her band Kobra and the Lotus would open for Judas Priest at the Hammersmith Apollo four years later in London. Kobra was born Brittany Paige Bullen and legally changed her name to Kobra Paige in 2012.
Kobra answered an ad in a Calgary paper for a drummer for a heavy metal band, she showed up and told them she was not a drummer but a singer, and after jamming through some metal standards, she had the job. "I wanted to find some musicians to jam some Iron Maiden with but by the first practice we started writing our own tunes instead," says Kobra in an interview with Femme Metal. The band recorded the first Kobra and the Lotus album Out of the Pit in Calgary with Toronto heavy rocker Greg Godovitz Goddo producing the first cut and mixing the tracks at Metalworks Studios in Toronto. Kobra met both Gil Moore and Rik Emmett at the studio, and Rik Emmett did a guitar solo for the KATL cover of Ace Of Spades. After sending the debut CD to a few industry taste makers, Canadian journalist Carl Begai suggested another recording session for the vocals, and Kobra re-recorded the vocals and remixed the debut CD with Kevin Shirley providing the first generation of the signature Kobra sound. From the independent release of Out of the Pit, Kobra Paige and her music was noticed by Metal Hammer, and Paige was included in the 2010 Maidens of Metal calendar.
The second album was recorded with producer Julius Butty, and the demo tracks were shopped to Universal Music. Kobra and the Lotus wrote recorded Forever One, My Life, 50 Shades of Evil with producer Kevin Churko and added them to the new album.
While touring the third album High Priestess, Kobra became quite ill with Lyme disease during the end of The KISS 40th Anniversary World Tour and took time off to recover. During the time off, in order to keep the fans interested, Kobra and the Lotus recorded an EP of their favorite Canadian rock artists and released Words of the Prophets.
Kobra and the Lotus released brand new album Prevail I via Napalm Records on May 11, 2017 with single Light me Up peaking at #34 on Billboard Mainstream Rock. Their fifth studio album, Prevail II, is to release in Spring of 2018. Single TriggerPulse was advance released in October 2016 debuting the band's evolved entrance into hard rock/metal musical blend.
Kobra Paige joined the super group Metal All Stars in 2014 for a European tour and subsequent South American tour with other vocalists Zakk Wylde, James LaBrie, Udo Dirkschneider, Joey Belladonna, and Max Cavalera.
Kobra and the Lotus did a tour with Kamelot through Europe in 2015. Subsequently, Kamelot has had Kobra as a regular guest vocalist on the Haven Tour.
Born: October 14, 1988
Birthplace:Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Height:5 ft 6 ins (170 cm)