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NEAL SCHON & TEDDY SWIMS to Open THRIVES CITY Holiday Ceremony


NEAL SCHÖN, San Francisco’s guitar legend and JOURNEY Founder, will be performing with very special guest TEDDY SWIMS, who is nearing 1 Billion streams of JOURNEY’S “Don’t Stop Believin.” They will be accompanied by The San Francisco’s Philharmonic, and Friends as they kick off the Holidays with a special concert and Tree Lighting Ceremony Wednesday, November 30th at 6 p.m.

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Winter Wonderland will tip-off Wednesday, November 30, at 6:00 p.m. with Thrive City’s annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, featuring surprise performances, seasonal treats, holiday photo ops, festive activities, branded giveaways, and more. Guests will enjoy a diverse selection of live entertainment, with original founding member of Journey, Neal Schon, singer-songwriter Teddy Swims, friends, and the SF Philharmonic Orchestra!

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DERISION CULT Teams with CHRIS CONNELLY (MINISTRY) and REEVES GABRELS (DAVID BOWIE, THE CURE) on “Deaf Blood”


Mercenary Notes Pt 1 EP, Featuring Chris Connelly (Ministry, Pigface), Reeves Gabrels (David Bowie, The Cure) and Justin Broadrick (Godflesh), Out December 2, 2022 via GLITCH MODE RECORDINGS

West Chicago Metal Industrial project, led by multi-instrumentalist DAVE MCANALLYDERISION CULT, has joined forces with MINISTRY’S CHRIS CONNELLY and THE CURE’S REEVES GABRELS on their newest single, “Deaf Blood.” Imagined and written by the band, the animated video for “Deaf Blood” was created by ZYGOSLUKSAS at EMPIRE ANIMATION of Vancouver, “Deaf Blood” is the second single off of their upcoming album, which was produced by SEAN PAYNE.

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NOVA KOLOSO Release Official Music Video for “Hallucinate Your Faith”!


Sophomore Album, Hallucinate Your Faith, Out November 8, 2022!

Baltimore based, Alternative Rock trio NOVA KOLOSO has released the official music video for “Hallucinate Your Faith.” The title single off of their upcoming, sophomore album, set to release 11/8/2022 via BIG CURVE MUSIC, “Hallucinate Your Faith” was directed by Mark Colegrove and features footage from the public domain film “The Arrival,” a 1980 promotional film for the UFO cult, Church of Unarius.

“With Hallucinate Your Faith, we were interested in creating a wall of intricate sounds, textures, and deep heavy grooves. I think the growth from our first album just a year ago is immense, and everything we’re striving for as a band really shines thru on this album.” – MARK COLEGROVE

Track List:
1. Hallucinate Your Faith
2. Whatever You Want To
3. New Recruit
4. Dead Tongue
5. Night Surf
6. Washout
7. Salamander
8. The Mastermind

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Nova Koloso was born during the pandemic and released their first self-titled album in early 2021. While brothers Mark and Tom Colegrove were able to play together on a handful of tracks, the remainder of the album was finished by Mark alone as the pandemic waned on.

“Hallucinate Your Faith” is the celebration of the two being able to play together in person once again, along with a few new collaborators including Ken Moore handling the majority of bass duties, along with guest appearances from Jenny Rae Mettee (Fun Never Starts) and Fiona Crowley (Handapple).

The album was mixed and mastered by Steve Wright at Wright Way Studios in Baltimore.
The new album: ‘Hallucinate Your Faith’ includes 8 brand new tracks. The CD includes a bonus track: a cover of Black Sabbath’s ‘Supernaut”

Catch NOVA KOLOSO LIVE:
11/05 @ 49 West – Annapolis, MD w/ Swampcandy, The Shit, Daphnie Eckman
11/20 @ Hank Dietles – Rockville, MD w/ American Jetset, The Neuro Farm

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ARMORED DAWN Explores Dark Emotional Issues with Brutal New Single, “Tides”!


After a successful comeback with the official music video for “S.O.S.”, Brazil based, Progressive Metal band ARMORED DAWN has released their newest single “Tides”, bringing down even more heaviness. However, like the previous song, this current single also addresses deeper sentimental themes, such as melancholy, and is the second single off of the band’s upcoming album, Brand New Way.

“Tides” was recorded at renowned Dharma Studios and mixed by renowned producerChris Lord Alge (MuseGreen DayNickelback), while mastering was handled by Ted Jensen (Bring Me The HorizonEvanescenceMetallica).

The current lineup of Armored Dawn, which includes Eduardo Parras (vocals), Tiago de Moura and Timo Kaarkoski (guitars), Heros Trench (bass), Rafael Agostino (keyboards) and Chris Oliveira (drums), continues to work on future releases.

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The band’s upcoming album, Brand New Way, was produced and recorded at the renowned Dharma Studios, in São Paulo, by Rodrigo Oliveira and Heros Trench, mixed by Chris Lord-Alge and mastered by Ted Jensen, two top names in North American music production. Acclaimed since the 1980s, having won 5 Grammys, Chris Lord-Alge has worked with some of the world’s greatest music legends such as James BrownPrinceJoe Cocker, and Tina Turner, as well as legendary soundtracks such as Rocky IV and Batman.

Sound engineer Ted Jensen, renowned for his work at the renowned Sterling Sound studio, has mastered albums by the EaglesJean Michel JarreSantana, and Norah Jones, for which he received a Grammy in 2002. In the heaviest fields of music, he worked on the most recent albums by The Pretty RecklessDeath by Rock & Roll, and Death Magnetic, by Metallica, as well as albums by bands such as KornDisturbedAlice in Chains, and Papa Roach.

Create a concept, find the right partners, work to make it all cohesive and invest in the potential to pursue your goals. From this perspective, Armored Dawn appeared in 2014 and became relevant in the Brazilian metal scene. After all, they toured alongside great bands such as SaxonMegadethScorpionsWhitesnakeEuropeHammerfallRhapsodyFates WarningSabatonTarja, in addition to participating in the Motörboat, the cruise of the legendary Motörhead.

The first two albums, Power of Warrior (2016) and Barbarians in Black (2018), were produced by important professionals such as Tommy Hansen (HelloweenJorn), Bruno Agra (We Are Harlot) and Kato Khandwala (The Pretty RecklessPapa Roach). The third, Viking Zombie, was produced, mixed and mastered by Rodrigo Oliveira and Heros Trench, who is a veteran producer, with more than 200 bands under his belt and a Latin Grammy winner.

Presenting a sophisticated and versatile metal, the group collects great works in music videos, such as the super production “Sail Away” and “Beware of the Dragon”, shown in all movie theaters in Brazil during the trailers for the movie Aquaman. Besides them, “Ragnarok” and “Animal Uncaged” (recorded at the Rockfest Festival, at Allianz Parque, São Paulo, when they played to around 37,000 people) have millions of views on YouTube.

During the pandemic, they released the single “Stronger Together”, very well accepted by the fans, as well as the most recent, “S.O.S.”, which came out last July. The fourth album in Armored Dawn’s career is currently being produced by the band.

VAJRA Announces Fall 2022 DESCENT TOUR


New York based, alternative dark rock band VAJRA has announced select, East Coast dates for their DESCENT TOUR. The limited tour starts October 20 in Providence, RI and wraps up October 23 in Hampton Beach, NH.

“We will be back on the road after three years. It’s been such a wild, difficult ride during that time for all of us, and we can’t wait to finally share space and experience playing songs from ‘Irkalla’ live for the first time ever.” – VAJRA

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OHP Taps Into 90s Pop Madness with #MetalCover of SPICE GIRLS Mega-Hit “Wannabe”


Israel born and LA based heavy rock artist OHP (OREN HALMUT) has invaded 90s pop nostalgia with his brutal #metalcover of mega-popular girls band SPICE GIRLS hit single, “Wannabe”. Originally premiered on METAL INSIDER, is just the newest in the enigmatic artist’s YouTube revelations, which fans should explore, like, and follow HERE!

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