Archive for November, 2018

ALBORN Releases Official Music Video for “Full Circle”

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Illinois based Alternative Heavy Rock Band ALBORN has released the official music video for their single, “Full Circle.” The single was produced by  MORGAN ROSE of SEVENDUST and THE ATTIC in Geneseo, IL, while the video was filmed and edited by Freddy D’Angelo and Jordan Hageman.

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“Working with Sevendust’s Morgan Rose and the guys at The Attic has been an absolute honor and great learning experience; everyone had a ton of great input that helped mold “Full Circle.” We’re beyond thrilled with the response that we’ve gotten from the track so far and are anxious to see how far it can take us.” – ALBORN

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THE SIXTH CHAMBER Releases Official Music Video for “Entrance to the Cold Waste” Featuring STANTON LAVEY & MAHAFSOUN

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Gothic Metal Band THE SIXTH CHAMBER has released the official music video for “Entrance to the Cold Waste.” Filmed in the wastelands of Death Valley, CA, “Entrance to the Cold Waste” features STANTON LAVEY (grandson of Church of Satan founder / Satanic Bible author ANTON LAVEY, whose character featured prominently in this season’s AMERICAN HORROR STORY) and belly dancing by MAHAFSOUN.

With ‘Entrance to the Cold Waste’, we sought to create a portal of escape from the drab norms of daily reality we tend to become trapped in and provide passageway to a nightmare realm of sublime dreamscapes,” says Rahne Pistor, Sixth Chamber lead vocalist and founder. “I wanted to create a world as it exists within my deeper consciousness rather than as it seems in the confines of the waking world.” – Rahne Pistor

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Mythical Los Angeles gothic doom proto-metal mysterians The Sixth Chamber have completed a new single and music video nightmare trip – shot in the vast, tortured wastelands of Death Valley, California. Part Lovecraft and part Pasolini, the sonic and visual dream quest stars gothic metal bellydance YouTube sensation Mahafsoun as well as Stanton Lavey (grandson of Church of Satan founder/Satanic Bible author Anton Lavey) who aptly plays the role of a crude, heathen elder god. Directed by Constantin Werner.

Click to Buy “Entrance to the Cold Waste” Online.

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THE SIXTH CHAMBER is a library in hell where all the world’s darkest secrets are kept in neatly arranged volumes on shelves. Band leader Rahne Pistor came up with the concept in 2001 inspired by the writings of 18th century mystic William Blake. Since that time the band has accumulated a long and storied recording legacy with gothic, metal, experimental, blues, psychedelic, fantasy/horror soundtrack and other musical and poetic influences evident in their sound. Themes generally focus on the mythic, mystic and phantasmic.

STANTON LAVEY is the grandson of Church of Satan founder and Satanic Bible author Anton Lavey. The resemblance to his iconic grandfather is uncanny. Stanton spends his time promoting Anton Lavey’s legacy and related principles of the Laveyan Satanist philosophy.

MAHAFSOUN, a Persian belly dancer and model, aptly describes herself as an escapist. She became a YouTube sensation as an early adopter of gothic metal bellydance and has shared the stage belly dancing live with revered metal acts including Moonspell, Epica and Ex Deo. Her style is mired in dark fantasy art, and she is currently one of the most easily recognizable Gothic fashion models of today.

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TESTAROSSA Release Official Music Video for “MOTHER LOVER”

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Charlotte, NC Hard Rock Band TESTAROSSA has released the official music video for “Mother Lover,” off of their upcoming, debut LP, Don’t Be Late For the Party. directed/produced by Steven Billings and Joe Potts, “Mother Lover” features guest vocals by Danny Worsnop (ASKING ALEXANDRA).

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“Mother Lover (Mthr Lvr) is the product of years of hard work and endless frustrations. From the song’s raunchy guitar intro and 13 second opening scream to the contagiously catchy chorus and the 48 second display of guitar mastery, the energy emitted is guaranteed to kick you right in the teeth. The song is taken to the next level with the help of Danny Worsnop on guest vocals. Danny also appears in the music video. Mother Lover is a step back into the familiar territory of what rock-n-roll used to be and what rock-n-roll should be. Don’t take it too seriously. Just sit back, crank the radio up, and get ready to party.” – Testarossa

Download / Stream “Mother Lover” Online:

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Testarossa is a four piece Rock-N-Roll extravaganza hailing from the suburbs of Charlotte, NC. The sounds produced by the band are reminiscent of past decades, but still retain a fresh, modern vibe. The thunderous sounds produced by Buddy Radford’s drum kit are enough to make Tommy Lee blush. Blake Webb, the bassist, has a remarkable ability to hold a groove and lend a solid foundation for some infectious hooks. Jordan West’s guitar work is second to none and is eerily evocative of guitar virtuoso from days gone by. Take the sonic masterpiece created by the three, then add Colten Bell’s bourbon and pipe tobacco tinged howling vocals and the results are like nothing else. Testarossa can only be described as Rock-N-Roll. The songs are carefully crafted to induce an uncontrollable urge to party and sing along. Subject matters of their songs range from tongue ‘n’ cheek teenage angst and overtly confident claims of unrivaled passion — all the way to losing close friends to addiction and unrequited love. A live performance from Testarossa is a wide ranging, rollercoaster of emotion that never loses focus on the main objective, having a good time. The sounds emitted by Testarossa are bound to make your body shake like a bad ball joint in your daddy’s 1989 Z28 Camaro.

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NEAL and MICHAELE SCHON Put Spotlight on Elder Care Abuse to Save Fragile Mother

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JOURNEY founder and only remaining original member NEAL SCHON and his wife, former Real Housewives D.C. star MICHAELE SCHON, are opening up their heretofore private lives to draw attention to the growing crisis of systemic elder care abuse in America. Originally revealed on Blast.com, the story of Michaele’s mother, Rosemary Holt’s, ongoing suffering at the hands of a broken legal system in Virginia is fast bringing much needed scrutiny to the critical social problem.
The evidence of insufficiency and abuse cited by the Schons includes frequent injuries, documented neglect, medical malpractice–including the administration of inappropriate and dangerous sedative medications–and untruthful reporting to the family concerning Rosemary’s care.

Several of those involved with the case, including guardian ad litem Elizabeth L. Wildhack, temporary guardian Paul W. Barnett (Arlington, VA), as well as those family members that are insistent that she remain in assisted living against her wishes, have been contacted by the Schons with the goal of mediating towards the best resolution for Rosemary. When contacting any of the above to discuss Rosemary’s future or to obtain any statement, all have declined, while Rosemary herself remains isolated at the facility. Unfortunately, until the Schons went public, there has been no willingness to address Rosemary’s desires for her future.

Finally, the Schons, despite providing all financial support for Rosemary’s care, are being blocked by the Court from seeing Rosemary, isolating her from all but a handful of family. She will not even be allowed to leave the facility to be with family over the Holiday season, further alienating and isolating her from most of her friends and family.

The couple has revealed that there is a major network documentary in process. “Saving Rosemary” will discuss the disconnected and profit driven multi-million dollar elder care business with the resulting abuse, neglect, and exploitation that is destroying the most vulnerable and fragile American citizens (for more on the elder care crisis in Virginia specifically, see USA Today’s article on Elder Care Abuse in the VA Nursing Homes)

The couple’s immediate goal is to obtain conservatorship of Rosemary in order to return her to the previous level of independence and dignity that she rightfully deserves, but also want to share their experience to create a meaningful dialogue about the condition of the American health care system.

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Click on Image to Go to Video of Rosemary with Neal & Michaele prior to placement in facility, 2017

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Journey star Neal Schon is helping his wife, Michaele Schon gain a conservatorship over her mother to take the woman out of a facility where they feel she is being given insufficient care.

Michaele, who is formerly a “Real Housewives D.C.” star, is trying to become the conservator over her mother, Rosemary Holt.

According to documents, filed by both Neal and Michaele, Rosemary recently fell in the parking lot and was hospitalized. During the hospitalization, the hospital made the decision to release her and file to appoint a temporary guardian (a lawyer connected to the hospital) to handle her care, and admitted her to an assisted living facility.

Michaele claims she wasn’t involved in the decision to leave her mother, and says that since being admitted she is now being held against her will and has developed severe medical issues. Included in the filing, Michaele claims her mother developed an sacral wound on her back that caused her to become delirious.

The documents, filed by attorney Troy Martin, ask that the Schons take over full control of Rosemary’s personal decisions and her estate. Neal and Michaele claim it has gotten so bad that she is “in a substandard and dangerous assisted living facility,” and claim “She has suffered lacerations and contusions at this facility. She is being denied dental care which has resulted in severe dental problems.”

The couple attached graphic photographic evidence of the injuries and sores, and also included photos of the 91-year old Rosemary sleeping upright in a chair and appearing to be in pain while laying on a couch. They say, “She is so uncomfortable in her room, she frequently sleeps on the couches or chairs in the lobby.”

She also says her mother was diagnosed with dementia by the hospital, but they believe she was just delirious from the wound, and cannot express the severity of the situation. In seeking to become a guardian, Michaele also explains she and Neal want to move Rosemary out to California.

The stars claim they’ve already been paying for Rosemary’s expenses and care, and have recently purchased her a home where they will pay the full cost of hiring a nurse and provide constant care.

However, we’re told the other members of Michaele’s family are supportive of Rosemary staying in the Virginia assisted living facility, so it appears the fight will have to be settled in court.

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On November 18, 2018, the Schons were contacted by Rosemary’s long-time physician, Dr. Sia Sobhani, who had visited Rosemary in the facility that same day. At that time, he observed that she was being administered sedative / anti-psychotic medications that are not only inappropriate to her condition, but which are dangerous in regards to her current kidney function. Dr. Sobhani was alarmed and profoundly concerned about the long-term effects of the medications and immediately alerted them to the issue. Upon being informed of this, the Schons contacted the on-duty nurse, with several witnesses, to inquire about any medications being administered, and were told that Rosemary was only being administered Tylenol, despite Dr. Sobhani’s having witnessed the administration.

Letter from Dr. Sia Sobhani Alerting Neal & Michaele Schon of Sedative / Anti-psychotic Medications Administered to Rosemary

Rosemary’s Current Depressed and Potentially Sedated Condition

Rosemary Holt’s Letter to Arlington, VA Court Judge Newman

Arm Injury Suffered By Rosemary Holt

Police Incident Report Regarding Above Injury and Police Involvement

Rosemary’s Story Outlined in Petition

Individuals Associated with the Case

Who Is Judge William T. Newman?

Who is Rosemary’s Guardian Ad Litem, Elizabeth L. Wildhack

Who Rosemary’s Temporary Guardian, Paul W. Barnett?

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Rosemary’s Current Condition

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WYN (What You Need) Release Video for Live Cover of Black Sabbath’s “Children of the Grave”

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Hardcore, groove metal band WYN (What You Need) has released a video for their live performance of Black Sabbath’s “Children of the Grave.”

“Black Sabbath remains a big influence on the band. We use Children of The Grave as a warm-up, but the message of advocacy and empowerment in the face of adversity is never lost on us–no matter how many times we play it.” – WYN

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We are What You Need, a groove metal band based in Manhattan. On our way to becoming your favorite guilty pleasure.

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JOYOUS WOLF Release Official Music Video for Cover of “Mississippi Queen”

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Southern California based Rock band JOYOUS WOLF has released the official music video for their cover of the Mountain classic “Mississippi Queen.” Originally premiered on Loudwire, “Mississippi Queen” was produced by Chris Acosta and directed by Tim Oakley in Los Angeles.

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Produced by Grammy award winning producer Howard Benson, Mississippi Queen,” along with the original single “Slow Hand,” are the first tracks released by the band on Roadrunner Records.

Click HERE to Download / Stream “Mississippi Queen”

Tour Dates:
11/13 @ Hawthorne Lounge – Portland, OR
11/15 @ El Corazon – Seattle, WA
11/16 @ @ 3rd Wheel – Lewiston, ID
11/17 @ @ Diamondz Event Center – Jerome, ID

 

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Joyous Wolf is a Rock band from Southern California formed in 2014 by vocalist Nick Reese, guitarist Blake Allard, bassist Greg Braccio, and drummer Robert Sodaro. Reese and Sodaro met on their first day of 6th grade during student orientation. They went to different high schools where Sodaro would go on to befriend Braccio. During that time Reese, by chance, met Allard in the acoustic room at Guitar Center where they would jam CCR’s “Born on the Bayou”. There was an immediate dynamic between the two that ultimately led to an exchange of information. Months later Reese reached out to both Sodaro and Allard with the interest of starting a new project with them. Braccio would soon follow suit.

In the waning months of 2014 early jam sessions would yield the foundation of what Joyous Wolf has become. Fusing together influences ranging from Heavy Metal to Delta Blues, Joyous Wolf creates an expressive, high-energy fingerprint that separates themselves from their contemporaries in the realm of Modern Rock.

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BURDEN OF THE SKY Releases Official Music Video for “The Puppeteer”!

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Alternative Hard Rock/Metal band BURDEN OF THE SKY has released the official music video for their newest single, “The Puppeteer.” Directed by Scottie James and Jason Williams (with assistance from Savannah Bowles), “The Puppeteer” is the second single off of their upcoming sophomore release (due out 2019).

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“I tend to get lost in my head quite frequently thinking about life and how we choose to live it. I see a lot of people who get stuck in the cycle of get up, go to work, come home, watch tv, go to bed, and repeat. Falling into this kind of lifestyle terrifies me, and I’ve found music is my escape from that cage. I think a lot of people get stuck into that routine because they are afraid of the unknown, afraid of failure, or just afraid of change. They let their own anxiety and emotions control their fate, much like a puppet is controlled by its strings. My hope is that this song connects with others out there like me who want to take control of their lives. To inspire them to act on what they truly want out of their life.” – Scottie James (Vocals)

Click to Download / Stream “The Puppeteer” Online 11/16/2018

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Burden Of The Sky is an American Alternative Hard Rock/Metal band. The band was born in 2012, a project of Brad Shaw and Josh Appel. Cinis Ad Cinis, the group’s debut album, came to light in 2017 and pushed the band into the public eye. The album was driven by the lead single “Same Old Page”, which has been streamed worldwide over 800,000 times.

The debut album and new single “Sirens” were produced, mixed and mastered by award winning Nashville Producer/Engineer Colt Capperrune of Dark River Studios. Says Capperrune, “Working on an album like Cinis ad Cinis makes my job as a Producer easy. The songs were extremely strong just the way the band brought them to me.”

In 2018, the band has been reborn. Still lead by Shaw and Appel on guitars, as well as keyboardist Michael Mahoney, bassist Dustin Tritsch, and drummer Rick Streeter, they moved forward with new singer/songwriter Scottie James (Aterra Tale). Infused with new life, the band has moved forward with new material and look forward to their sophomore release in 2019.

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