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BEDLEM — Feat. Paul Wandtke (ex Trivium) — Releases New Single, “Epidemic,” off of Upcoming Debut LP, ‘Back to Bedlem’

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October 18, 2018 – Chicago based Metal Band BEDLEM, founded by ex TRIVIUM touring powerhouse PAUL WANDTKE, has released their first single, “Epidemic,” off of their upcoming debut LP BACK TO BEDLEM.
Bedlem is a bombastic display of groove via Joey Brassal’s catchy guitar style and Paul Wandtke’s monstrous drum kit abilities complimented by Brian Ahern’s bass lines. Their melodic hooks are stringed in with poetic lyric content via vocalist Mike Petrasek’s lyrical vision. There’s no doubt that this quartet from Chicago, IL is the next up and coming act from the Windy City.

“BEDLEM Is Groovy As Hell” – Metal Injection

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“I had to make a decision, move to Florida and continue drumming for Trivium or stay at home and take a chance on something. I couldn’t be more thrilled about our debut album, Back to Bedlem. There’s nothing more thrilling than being in a band with my own brothers. We are literally family. This is not a work for hire situation and it feels so great!” ~ Paul Wandtke

Click to pre-order ‘BACK TO BEDLEM’ on iTunes

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Track List:
1. Epidemic
2. Revelation
3. Avarice
4. Bereft
5. Scorned
6. Violence
7. Praxis
8. Bethlem
9. Gspot
10. Chaos Reigns
11. Triumph
12. Triumph (acoustic bonus track)

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Paul Wandtke has taken the world stage with the heavy metal titans, TRIVIUM, making his debut at Knotfest in 2015 followed by 3 runs in the US and 2 in Europe, playing for crowds of up to 100,000! Check out the list of festivals and more at PaulWandtke.com.

In the past year, Paul has dedicated himself to his two own bands, BEDLEM, as drummer and producer, and DEAD ORIGINAL, as lead vocalist/guitarist and songwriter. Learn more at DeadOriginal.org or catch them live 11/3 supporting SEETHER at The Rave in Milwaukee, WI!

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CHRISTOPHER DEAN to Join ANGEL VIVALDI & NITA STRAUSS on The Guitar Collective 2018

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New Jersey based rock / metal multi-instrumentalist CHRISTOPHER DEAN (former Michale Graves, Darkness Descends, Alyxx) has announced that he will be joining the The Guitar Collective 2018 tour with ANGEL VIVALDI and NITA STRAUSS (Alice Cooper, The Iron Maidens, Femme Fatale). Launching November 19th in New Bedford, MA, the tour winds through the US, finishing December 21th in Asbury Park, NJ.

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“I’ve been friends with Angel and Jay for so many years and I’m so excited to be playing alongside them on the Guitar Collective Tour. We came up in the same scene together in NJ. Its gonna be great to slay faces with those dudes. I’m also honored to be playing bass for Nita, she’s been killing the game out there. With those three shredders and Jacky Vincent on this tour, I’m pretty sure all the notes possible are going to onslaught the crowd into harmonic bliss……and I can’t wait!”

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 Tour Dates:
11/19 @ Greasy Luck – New Bedford, MA
11/20 @ Voltage Lounge – Philadelphia, PA
11/21 @ Dingbatz – Clifton, NJ
11/23 @ Brooklyn Baazar – Brooklyn, NY
11/24 @ Outpost Concert Spot – Kent, OH
11/25 @ The Loving Touch – Detroit, MI
11/27 @ Wire – Berwyn, IL
11/28 @ Gabe’s – Iowa City, IA
11/29 @ The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
11/30 @ Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
12/01 @ Club X – Salt Lake City, UT
12/02 @ The Shredder – Boise, ID
12/04 @ Club Sur Rocks – Seattle, WA
12/05 @ Paris Theatre – Portland, OR
12/06 @ The Boardwalk – Orangevale, CA
12/07 @ Brick by Brick – San Diego, CA
12/08 @ Pub Rock – Scottsdale, AZ
12/09 @ 1720 @ – Los Angeles, CA
12/11 @ Come and Take It Live – Austin, TX
12/12 @ Scout Bar – Houston, TX
12/13 @ Trees – Dallas, TX
12/14 @ Hi-Tone – Memphis, TN
12/15 @ Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
12/16 @ The Haven – Orlando, FL
12/17 @ O’Malley’s – Margate, FL
12/18 @ Crowbar – Tampa, FL
12/19 @ Ground Zero – Spartanburg, SC
12/20 @ Canal Club – Richmond, VA
12/21 @ House of Independents – Asbury Park, NJ

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Download / Stream Life Lessons Online:

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Dean is a self-taught guitar-smith with pounds of passion combined with years of determination and an over achieving brain that yearns for endless knowledge. On the eve of his 13th birthday, the embers of a burning desire began an everlasting journey toward a blissful state as long as harmony and melody were at the helm. Growing up in a small town in New Jersey, Dean came from a working family, so when it came time to learn the techniques of the craft, it was up to making friends at a local music shop who would discuss the wonderful world of guitar and the endless possibilities. Through the years it became more of the bottomless enigma that he had to crack, so at every single VFW hall or firehouse punk show, Dean would study the hands of the talent on stage and their every move. Soon Dean was playing all of the live albums of any band he could find, down to the guitar spins and all. Hard work and dedication persevered because, before he knew it, he wasn’t just playing the midnight blue Ibanez with a blood soaked pic guard and a Felix the cat sticker, he now had a (1 of 6) Marilyn Manson custom guitar that he worked for 3 solid months of the summer his Sophomore year in HS just to afford….Then it all changed…. From there the quest to understand this intrinsic world became even greater…. Even more addicting. The itch to plug in his axe somewhere and KRANK it to 11 was even stronger with this young, notorious adolescent.

Naturally, as time went on, this grew as a way for this completely misunderstood teen to use this gift that he had so magnanimously received, to become a form of creative therapy. “JUST AN AXE ON MY BACK,” that wasn’t his motto per se but definitely the lifestyle that was led. By Senior year he had been voted most musical of his graduating class, not because anyone ever listened to him play, other than when his band DEATHSICK blew the death metal doors off the performing theatre during the talent show, but more because he had a guitar in a hard case with him EVERY DAY IN EVERY CLASS. The Manson guitar had its own table in his JR year Anatomy and Physiology class….Right by the bucket of cow eyes and baby frogs.

After finishing high school and then college, he joined several bands out of the back page ads of local music billboards and magazines, many everlasting life lessons were learned. His first REAL jump to “success” was in 2011 when he joined up with his best friend Angry Jay along brothers at arms, Chuck Gowan and Zaki Ali, to form the super slow motion breakdown masters Darkness Descends, which lead to SIRIUS XM radio play and air time interviews, alongside two album releases and co-headlining stage spots on the both the Bamboozle and GOTJ festivals. These accomplishments only fed the monster.

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In 2013, all of those countless hours disassembling, painting and Frankenstein-ing of his arsenal of Amps and Axes, Dean landed his first 6 week full us tour as the guitar tech for Darrow Chemical Company. Before the completion of the tour, the lead guitarist Loki had to leave early due to a severe family emergency, so the band asked Dean to fill in on Lead Guitar, and it was one of the best moments of his life, it’s every musician’s dream. This was the moment he had been waiting for. Sure he was playing tons of shows for years, but there is something different about cruising Tarvan around the country basically living on $7/day for over a month, all in the name of PUNK ROCK. This opportunity lead to further touring and Tech gigs for bands such as Gotham Rd (tech 2014), Michale Graves (tech 2015/bass 2017 to 2018), The Independents (bass us tour 2015), Black Cat Attack (Lead Guitar various shows US and Canada 2015), GOTH from Portugal (2016 Lead Guitar various shows) The Draf Ft. Retro Glam (Special Guest solo on single release collaboration), Children of October (Bass and back up Vox 2016), Alyxx (Bass 2017-current).

That being said, it may seem like a lot on the plate of destiny, But Wait There’s More. Starting September 2016 Dean began studio time composing his debut solo album, justly deemed Life Lessons, officially released on Friday the 13th of October 2017 everywhere. This album consists of 13 tracks of true emotion and the precarious journey of dealing with the real things that happen in life from death and divorce, love and loss, and everything we deal with day to day that tries to break us down. This album stands as a testament to Deans constant strive to never just give up. This album is about having the strength to make art out of life’s lemons. Our relationships with our fellow man are constantly how one is defined, this is only the beginning.

Dean’s also runs a music school in North Jersey, Rockstar NOW. Within the curriculum of Rockstar NOW, students learn from a custom tailored lesson plan based on the students interest as a starting point. From there the musical journey continues to cover the basics within a specific genre and correlating it throughout the world of harmony and how in fact all music is relative, related, and connected.

Dean is also now a brand including (but not limited to) Music, Skateboards, Tattoos, Beard Oil, T-shirts, Characters, Guitar Pickups and more. Those who choose to do what they live-in turn love what they do.

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Music Industry Veterans Look to Reward Fans, Sites, and Musicians with Revolutionary CNote!

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In 2018, two music industry veterans had an idea. Struggling with a way to get a web site back in the pole position in its category, suddenly one of them blurted out “you say you have loyal fans, lets pay them for their patronage using a crypto token.” They both thought this idea was so brilliant that it took shape immediately and within about 90 days, CNOTE token was fully operational.

To see an innovative utility token in the saturated market of ICO’s seems at times difficult. Many crypto companies tell me as soon as you come up with a good idea, several others pop up as if someone was reading your mind. But this token proudly stands alone – that is for sure.

To get started earning CNOTE, head over to http://cnotemusic.net and signup. It takes less than 20 seconds. You will immediately receive 6 CNOTE deposited into your account with lots of ways to earn more.

This token provides fans of music blogs of any kind, payment in CNOTEs for: “proof of interaction” for reading, commenting, writing, photography and more. These CNOTEs can be redeemed for official band merchandise and gifts, cashed out as Bitcoin or Ethereum, or held onto for potential gains.
In addition to fans, 8 other entities in the music ecosystem will have 8 different ways to earn CNOTEs in future versions.

And it will not stop there, soon this token will be launched by publishers who serve content in any category from world news to weird gifts. It’s important to note that nothing happens until a publisher buys CNotes. This is truly a Cryto whose value is driven by its own commerce. Of the top 500 cryptocurrencies currently on the market, less than 50 have working products. CNotes differs in that we are fully operational. The idea is brilliant in its simplicity and for that reason a full patent is underway.

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JOE SETTINERI Releases Official Music Video for Emotionally Powerful New Single, “Batman Cries”

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American Singer/Song-writer JOE SETTINERI has released the official music video for his deeply moving new single, “Batman Cries.” Originally premiered on CELEBMIX, “Batman Cries” was directed by Jared Cordes.

“The new video for BATMAN CRIES explores the inner superhero in us all — the strong, inner-spirit that fights for us and keeps us moving, dreaming, and striving. It’s about the eventuality that even our strongest self needs to be reassured, lifted up, and cheered on. It’s about being down – seriously down – with seemingly no way up and finding that inner strength to go forth. When a superhero is down, it tears us apart, but when that superhero is us, it’s a matter of life and death.” – Joe Settineri

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“In terms of musicality, “Batman Cries” is a powerful single and Settineri has been able to convey his emotions well. The sincerity that one finds in his lyrics is also visible in his vocals and the music video. The music video is an addition to the conversation around embracing one’s self and Settineri’s song is an interesting take on the concept.” – CELEBMIX

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“… American singer-songwriter Joe Settineri has a habit of writing love songs, but just listen to his music and you’ll understand why … and understand the power of Joe Settineri.”

Originally from the mid-west, Los Angeles based singer songwriter Joe Settineri was a late bloomer. After the music world wooed him away from a finance career, and years spent being one of a handful of go-to singers in Los Angeles, Settineri established himself as an exceptional singer-songwriter in 2009 with his widely praised first studio album, STAY (LML Records). His second full studio album, BEYOND YOUR CONTROL, was released 2014 and followed up by his most recent EP, BE THE ONE in 2017.

Joe’s newest singles, “HELLO GOODBYE,” “BATMAN CRIES,” and “OXYGEN,” all collaborations with multi-platinum Nashville-based producer Mike Krompass (Smash Mouth, Nellie Furtado), are slated for release in Summer and Fall 2018.

Joe lives in Los Angeles with his husband and two children.

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likemelikeyou Reveals “Serotonin” Off of Debut LP, ‘The Dream’

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Indie Alternative Pop/Rock artist likemelikeyou has revealed the second single off of his June released debut album, The Dream, a funk infused pop-rock track entitled “Serotonin.” Highlighting the young musicians diverse range, “Serotonin” blends nostalgic 80s pop with modern electronic dance elements to create an equally jukebox and dance floor friendly back drop.

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Click HERE to Download / Stream ‘The Dream’ Online.

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Track List:
1. The Dream
2. Serotonin
3. Getting Higher
4. Big A$$ Neighborhoods
5. Naughty
6. Things Fall Apart
7. Breakthru
8. Gazebo
9. Little White Clutch
10. Wine Me Dine Me
11. Jungle Gym
12. Me & You
13. Backstreets
14. The Comedown
15. Frenzy

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“I’m getting ready to take my show on the road in support of what’s soon to be my debut album, The Dream, which was released on June 22. I’ve got a lot of big things planned for the future, and I can’t wait to share them with you. Thanks for being a part of this, it means a lot to me. hugs. kisses.” – Grayson Bos

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AMORIELLO Release Lyric Video for Debut Single, “Battle Song (feat. Vinny Appice),” Off of Upcoming, Self-Titled Album

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Neo-Classical Hard Rock Project AMORIELLO–launched by renown guitarist, educator, and author Tom Amoriello and featuring former members of Black Sabbath, Dio, Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force, Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake, Quiet Riot, TNT, Loudness, Dokken, Impellitteri, and Cacophony–has released a lyric video for “Battle Song (feat. Vinny Appice),” the debut single off of their upcoming self-titled LP. A tribute to metal legand Ronnie James Dio, “Battle Song (feat. Vinny Appice)” includes a thunderous drum solo for 16 bars by the former Sabbath/Dio drummer with an emotional vocal delivery from Nick Z Marino from the current Malmsteen lineup. Impelliterri bassist James Amelio Pulli and ex-Yngwie keysman Michael Troy also contribute their substantial talents to the track.

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“The entire AMORIELLO album is emotional, and ‘Battle Song (feat. Vinny Appice)’ is one that takes on the unending conflict between two sides: aggression versus calm, combativeness versus compromise. The music is taut and stormy, then somber and solemn.

The whole album is a testament to the metal legends who inspired me, written with world class musicianship from those same icons. I dedicated this track to Ronnie James Dio (I attended his last concert in Atlantic City, NJ) and wanted someone who had been a part of his sound, hence Vinny Apice. In the course of of recording, showcasing his unique style, he let loose for 16 bars in that incredible solo, and all of the ambitions were met.”

▪ Thomas Amoriello Guitarist & Lyricist

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Members:
Guitar – Thomas Amoriello
Vocals – Nick Z Marino (Yngwie Malmsteen), Mark Boals (Ex Yngwie Malmsteen), Mike Vescera (Ex-Yngwie Malmsteen)
Bass – James Amelio Pulli (Impellitteri), Neil Murray (Ex Whitesnake), Phil Soussan (Ex-Ozzy Osbourne), Bjorn Englen (Ex Quiet Riot)
Drums – Vinny Appice (Ex-Dio), Kenny Stavropoulos (Ex-Le Mans), Shane Gaalaas (Ex-MSG), John Macaluso (Yngwie Malmsteen), Atma Anur (Ex-Cacophony)
Keys – Michael Troy (Ex Yngwie Malmsteen)

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TRASH DEITY Team with ReGen Magazine to Launch Fan Album Art Contest for ‘Frantic Child/Cross & Divide Remix’ EP

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Industrial Rock project TRASH DEITY, the duo of Groovie Mann (My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult) and John D. Norten (Blue Eyed Christ), has launched their Fan Album Art Contest for Frantic Child/Cross & Divide Remix EP in advance of the EP. Exclusively announced on ReGen Magazine, the contest includes signed CDs of Cross & Divide as well as one of a kind, handwritten lyric sheet by Groovie Mann.

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Fan Album Art Contest for Frantic Child/Cross & Divide Remix EP featuring remixes by Martin King (Test Dept), Jim Marcus (GoFight / Die Warzau) Colin Allrich (Slighter), and more.

Grand Prize:
Art used for EP Release on Metropolis Records with full artist credits
Personalized Handwritten Groovie Mann Lyric Sheet
Signed Trash Deity Cross & Divide CD

Runner Up:
Personalized Handwritten Groovie Mann Lyric Sheet
Signed Trash Deity Cross & Divide CD

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Track List:
1. Cross & Divide
2. Run 4 Your Lies!
3. Fame Games
4. Frantic Child
5. A Perfect One
6. Hardrive
7. Finger On A Trigger
8. Emotions Matter
9. Icons & Idols
10. Finger On A Trigger (JDN Remix)

Click HERE to Download Digital Copy of ‘Cross & Divide‘ Online
Click HERE To Order ‘Cross & Divide‘ CD via Metropolis Records

Advance Praise for Cross & Divide

“a true electro-rock masterpiece ..This is hands down the best electronic rock album that I’ve heard all year long!” – XS Rock

“While it may be hard to separate the Wax Trax! origins of Trash Deity’s members, you don’t have to be a dyed-in-the-wool aficionado to get your ass shaking to this album. Rather songs from this album should fit comfortably alongside contemporary dance floor numbers. That’s all to say rivetheads will love it, but even genre outsiders will find an appreciation for Cross and Divide.” – The Void Report

“Frank Nardiello (better known as Groovie Mann of Thrill Kill Kult) and John D. Norten (of Blue Eyed Christ) have teamed up to form Trash Deity. Their debut album, “Cross and Divide,” brings the Wax Trax! Sound to a new generation…a pounding dance beat, throbbing electronics, found sound samples, and heavily processed vocals…Over all, I like this, and if you’re a Wax Trax fan, you will too.” – Jersey Beat

Cross & Divide is as seductive as it is addictive; a great and fun listen from point A. to point B.” – The Noise Beneath The Snow

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Coming from Los Angeles with roots in the legendary Chicago Wax Trax! scene is the new duo Trash Deity. Combining the chaos and energy of the classic Wax Trax! sound updated with hard and modern production, Trash Deity is Groovie Mann aka Franke N. Nardiello (My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult and accomplished music producer and Industrial artist John D. Norten (Blue Eyed Christ). The debut Single, “Finger on a Trigger”, combined classic Groovie Mann vocals and cryptic lyrics with an infectious heavy electronic/guitar groove benefitting from Norten’s studio experience with major artists. The accompanying unique Music Video was comprised entirely of manipulated shots of paintings from the twisted imagination and eccentric mind of Groovie Mann. The second single and video, “Run 4 Your Lies!” was released in 2017 solidifying Trash Deity and catching the attention of Metropolis Records

2018 marks the anticipated release of the debut album, Cross & Divide, on Metropolis Records.

“Cross & Divide Album is an album for now and is a representation of the confrontational and divisive times we live in. It’s a journey into the manic world of Trash Deity from the opening invitation of “Let’s run away” to the powerful closing Album statement “Change”. Each song has its own identity, but the album was designed to be a trip on a journey. It sounds totally cohesive and totally chaotic at the same time…just like us!” – JDN

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What was the earliest influence in your life that led you to a music career?

the vibrations from my mother’s record player that she kept under my crib. She was 19. – Groovie Mann

Nardiello’s informally structured and yet deeply storied career began with his first band, Special Affect, including Marti Sorenson & Harry Rushakoff (Concrete Blonde) with Al Jourgensen (Ministry) on guitar. Shortly after, he moved to London working with Simon Raymonde of Cocteau Twins with post-punk band Drowning Craze, recording a John Peel session in 1982. While touring with Ministry in 1986, he met and began working with Buzz McCoy (Marston Daley) to write a film titled Hammerhead Housewife and the Thrill Kill Kult, which was never filmed but ultimately evolved into TKK and an EP released with Wax Trax! Records. Over the next nearly 30 years, Groovie Mann has established his iconic reputation with TKK and contributed songs to several movie soundtracks, even appearing in the 1994 cult classic film The Crow. He’s also established himself as an accomplished painter in the LA art community. His uniquely abstract style offers a further peak into the mind and art of Groovie Mann and are sold to fans around the world.

What would you consider to be the ‘crossroads’ that directly led to you actively pursuing a musical career?

My Insanity. – Groovie Mann

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I would say my first Blue Eyed Christ record deal with KK Records in Belgium right out of High School for Leaders + Followers. It legitimized what I was doing for the first time and made me realize people outside of my bedroom studio may be interested in what I was doing.
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John D. Norten also emerged from the 1990s Chicago Industrial scene as the leader of Blue Eyed Christ. The debut album, Leaders + Followers, was released internationally on Belgians classic EBM/Industrial label KK Records while still in his teens. Over the next few years, Blue Eyed Christ was featured on several prominent compilations and played the New Music Seminar in 1992 at the Limelight with Clock DVA and Chemlab. Blue Eyed Christ continued playing visceral live shows throughout the 90s and Norten continued recording at Chicago Trax Recording Studios working with established musicians and engineers from Ministry, Nine Inch Nails, and more. In 1996, Norten relocated to Los Angeles and has established himself as an in demand mixer and engineer for many of the biggest artists in the world including The Black Eyed Peas, Prince, CeeLo Green, and Lady GaGa.

How are you inspired to start a song and how does that develop from writing to composition, recording, and completion? What was the process for this project?

Jump into it -improvise with & without notes, laugh & cry & argue with the producer. – Groovie Mann

I usually start with the drums and music, but really anything can be the creative spark. When I first met with Groovie Mann he came over and I played him a bunch of instrumental tracks I had and he choose the ones that inspired him the most lyrically. He would write to them while he paints at home and then come over with notebooks full of ideas and inspirational goodies. Once we wrote the lyrics and recorded his vocals, I’d go back in and add more music and elements and we’d arrange that into the songs. The whole process was very organic. – JDN

Cross & Divide ultimately reflects both their shared roots as well as their unique and individual approaches to songwriting and recording. Groovie Mann’s spontaneous and poetic lyrical reactions to Norten’s carefully constructed song productions makes for a compelling mix of something new with enough of a nod to the past sure to please the old school fans and the newly initiated.