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FAITH & SCARS Releases Official Music Video for “No Apologies”

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American Rock band FAITH & SCARS has released the official music video for “No Apologies”. Written & Produced by FAITH & SCARS, Directed by Jaiden Hord Frost, “No Apologies” is off the band’s upcoming album, Revolver, due out October 17th, 2020.

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“This song is a physical fight. It’s an argument. It’s a battle cry for all those willing to stand up for what they believe in.

While “Breathe” serves as a reassuring state of mind, ‘No Apologies’ offers a message of initiative. As the sequel to ‘Breathe,’ ‘No Apologies’ shows that staying positive is a great start but isn’t always a strong enough method when dealing with real life matters.

Sometimes it takes standing up to the trials that life throws at you. These trials can bind you. Especially in isolation, these trials can make you feel like you’re in an inescapable prison. ‘No Apologies’ comes screaming in to break that mold. No matter where you are in life, everybody has felt like they need to scream out and throw their hands up to be free. We offer this song as a means to do so.

This song is about confidence, strength, & courage. Whether you’re wrestling with self worth, bullying, depression, discrimination, addiction, trauma, or abuse, this song was written for you.

We want people to realize that strength comes from within. It’s not about being the biggest, or the strongest in the fight. Strength comes in many forms. Oftentimes more than not, strength is showcased with heart. Whether you’re physically standing up for yourself, or simply asking for help; it takes a great deal of strength to keep up the fight & overcome. We’re keeping up our fight every day by using our mantra: “Faith will see you through and Scars will make you stronger”.

We are hoping to create a movement that is all inclusive, and inspires a generation. We are setting our sights to the future, learning from our mistakes and failures and using them to push forward and be better than we were yesterday.

Overall ‘No Apologies’ is about being willing to get up, dust yourself off, address the issues at hand, put the work in, and ultimately make a change for the better.

As a reminder, we offer you this:

Be yourself, 100% of yourself. Never settle for less than you deserve. Keep on the grind. Make no excuses, stay true to yourself, and make No Apologies.”

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Track List:
1. Long Way Home
2. Rain
3. Fly
4. Breathe
5. No Apologies
6. Nothin’ Wrong
7. Never the Same
8. Lightning

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“Making this video was no easy feat! Leading up to the video, our vocalist Roger underwent months of training, allowing himself time to learn how to safely perform in the ring. All of the moves were done by him, & under the supervision of a trained professional. Because of this supervision, the other band members were able to jump in to do a few moves as well. Safety was top priority for this shoot, and we’re so pleased with the final product. The band also brought in a professional wrestler to help in the video. The masked wrestler you see is none other than professional wrestler Brandon Hillard who currently works under the ring name Brandon Wild! Brandon was easy to work with & a great asset to the video. He remains a close friend of ours today.

Along with learning how to properly work in a ring, we had to find one to use for the shoot. Our solution came from an awesome local wrestling organization, Live Championship Wrestling (LCW). They had a ring where we were able to learn, train, and film in. The owner, Dan Wright, offers training to aspiring wrestlers through his wrestling school, The Fracture Factory. Dan & The Factory were more than willing to help us out.

Another aspect of this shoot was the lighting and production. Every light and effect you see was paid for, set up, and operated by a member of the band. We spent many hours up on a ladder in the middle of the ring hanging lights from the rafters and rigging up smoke machines. It’s no easy feat to stand on a ladder in the middle of a wrestling ring, and we commend the ones who can do it during a match.”

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Faith & Scars is an American Rock band. With members hailing from all around the US, (North Carolina, Virgina, Florida, & California) they are currently based out of Selma, NC. They come at you with a southern flare and a touch of soul. Even through their most difficult times, Faith & Scars has found a way to stick together; bound by their mantra: Keep the Faith.

The band states,”We’ve found that if you hold faith in something, and hold it tight – be it your dreams, family, a significant other, yourself, or God – You’ll find yourself possessing a force that will push you to be the best that you can be.”

Faith & Scars has a profound love for music and finds inspiration through many bands & artists. They proudly wear their 90’s-2000’s rock influence on their sleeves, yet distinctly display classic sounds comparative to Guns n Roses, Jimi Hendrix and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Blended all together, you get a sound that can be compared to bands such as Shinedown, Bon Jovi & Black Stone Cherry.

The band adds, “We just want to be the best we can be, and have a good time doing it. It’s a lot of hard work, and sometimes heartache to keep a band together, but if we can touch someone with a lyric, or affect anyone in a positive way by doing what we do… then we’ve done our job. We aim to put on the best show we can every time we step onto a stage. Whether it’s 2,000 people, or 2 people and the bartender – we play every show like it’s a sold out stadium.”

“We’re finding our way as an independent band. We’re working hard to reinvent ourselves at every step of the way. We believe we have done that with this record. We have full faith in ‘Revolver’, and we’re proud to have a product that we can stand behind. Our sights are set & we’re about to take our shot. We just hope you guys enjoy it as much as we do.

We are Faith & Scars and this is Revolver.

Available October 17th, 2020

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DISCONNECTED Release Official Music Video for “Unstoppable”

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French Modern Metal band DISCONNECTED has released the official music video for “Unstoppable,” the debut single off of their upcoming, sophomore album. Directed by Olivier Gobert and filmed at La Chapelle Argence (TroyesFrance), features the band performing on stage, delivering the song with strength, energy, and great passion . The song was recorded at Studio Caverne (Paris-France), mixed at Studio Besco (France) by François-Maxime Boutault (DagobaBehemothLoudblast) and mastered at Euphonic Masters (Memphis-Tennessee USA) by Grammy Award winner Brad Blackwood (KornThree Days GraceMaroon Five, etc…).

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“Given that we started from scratch back in 2018, it’s insane that we have toured with some of the very best metal bands in the world such as Tremonti and Judas Priest. For us this is living proof that « dreams can come true, and hard work pays off ».
There was never a better time to release that song. It strongly resonates with the spirit we all have to embrace by these troubled times. This song, « Unstoppable ». It’s us. Not just the band, but all of us. It’s just a matter of how much you want good things to happen for yourself despite whatever others will say to you. We can all do more, we can all dream higher, we can all be Unstoppable!” – DISCONNECTED

Click to Download / Stream “Unstoppable” Online

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DISCONNECTED is a modern new metal band drawing influence from GojiraDeftones, and Alter Bridge.

They released their debut album White Colossus in March 2018 through indie record label, Apathia Records on all major streaming platforms with physical releases in Europe and Japan.

After playing numerous gigs in France they opened for Tremonti on his 2018 European tour playing a further 24 gigs across 17 countries. This expanded the European fan base notably in the UK, Germany, and France.

After being noticed by Drouot Production and Ossy Hoppe of Wizard Promotion the band were invited to open for Judas Priest in January 2019. Disconnected also supported Mass Hysteria in March and November 2019.

The band will also be playing Rock Fest 2020 in Barcelona plus another major Festival in Europe that can’t be announced yet. , Le Cabaret vert Festival 2020 (Charleville Mézière/France).

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MESSER Releases 23 Track Remix Album for “Simple Man,”‘RE:TURN RE:VISIT RE:MIX’!

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Heavy, Alternative rock band MESSER has announced the release of RE:TURN RE:VISIT RE:MIX. Originally launched by the band’s producer, Chad Gendason of Maddpants Records with popular music-production site Splice.com as a remix contest, fans inundated the band and site with hundreds of submissions, leading to a mammoth, 23 track collection of rei-maginings of the band’s 2019 released single, “Simple Man,” to showcase the talent of these diverse up-and-coming producers. Gendason worked closely on the final arranging and mixing, and the extraordinary results take the song in wildly different emotional and musical directions.

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“‘Simple man’ is a song written from the perspective of someone who is removing themselves from the drama or superficial aspects and expectations of social media/society.

Resolved in the strength it takes to be alone and move themselves forward. It’s a narrative on how this person wants to find their own power and focus on clarity of self. “What doesn’t kill me makes me stronger” is the mantra and highlights the strength it takes to step away from the shallow world into something more meaningful for themselves. #Go” – MESSER

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Track List:
1. “Simple Man (SIRMISER Remix)”
2. “Simple Man (NSTY Remix)”
3. “Simple Man (XONOX Remix)”
4. “Simple Man (MANSPRO Remix)”
5. “Simple Man (MIST Remix)”
6. “Simple Man (DEAN YONA Remix)”
7. “Simple Man (CYANNROGUE Remix)”
8. “Simple Man (Skyfall72 Remix)”
9. “Simple Man (SICKSPLURR Remix)”
10. “Simple Man (AEROPITUNE Remix)”
11. “Simple Man (ALEXURSU Remix)”
12. “Simple Man (DINOSHADIX Remix”
13. “Simple Man (LPARS Remix)”
14. “Simple Man (NEDVIO Remix)”
15. “Simple Man (WINDMILL Remix)”
16. “Simple Man (A_BITE_OF_SOUND Remix)”
17. “Simple Man (BOKE Remix)”
18. “Simple Man (KUBI Remix)”
19. “Simple Man (TAILFAIL Remix)”
20. “Simple Man (JOHNNYFUNK Remix)”
21. “Simple Man (BTBLUES Remix)”
22. “Simple Man (AOCUI Remix)”
23. “Simple Man (LUIFRO Remix)”

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Messer is:
Dereak Messer – Lead Vocals
Donnie Deville – Guitar/Vocals
Javier Contreras – Guitar/Vocals
Kenn Youngar – Drums/Vocals
Maddox Messer – Bass/ Vocals

MESSER means “knife” in German, and the Dallas, Texas band has lived up to its name since cutting an inescapable swath into the rock world with their debut single, “Make This Life.” The band’s cutting edge modern rock sound was born through serendipitous connections in the thriving Deep Ellum music scene of Dallas, an area that has given rise to iconic Hard Rock and Metal bands like PanteraDrowning PoolHell Yeah, and King’s X.

Messer continued their momentum from their breakout year with the release of “Simple Man”, the 3rd single and video from their self-titled debut album, which bowed at #3 on the Soundscan New Artist chart and was named “New and Noteworthy” at iTunes and Amazon Music. The Dallas, Texas based band had a banner year in 2018 with first single “Make This Life” reaching #25 on the Active Rock radio charts, and second single “Save Myself” also made it into the Top 30 – the only truly independent act to do so.

“Simple Man” peaked at #23 on the Active Rock charts, and is the highest charting single for the band to date. It garnered attention throughout the rock world with spots on key Hard Rock playlists on SpotifyApple MusicAmazon MusicPandora RadioGoogle Play MusicYoutube, and Slacker Radio. The band has received accolades from LoudwireAXSAlternative PressRevolverNew NoisePure Grain Audio, and more. All 3 singles were also featured on iHeartradio’s “Artist You Should Know” with adds on Sirius/XM OctaneMusic Choice, and over 70 rock radio stations throughout the United States, resulting in 30,000 spins at rock radio, 15 million combined audience, and 10 million worldwide streams.

The band has since grown their fan base locally, quickly branching out regionally and nationally, opening for notable bands such as Sick PuppiesCandleboxHinderVince NeilBlack Stone CherryLynch MobDrowning PoolLocal HTraptMetallicaDokkenScott Stapp Of CreedAvenged Sevenfold, and Buckcherry, including a 40-city sold out tour with RED and Lacey Sturm. The band was even personally invited by Kevin Lyman to play the Texas leg of the final Vans Warped Tour.

It was on one of these tours that the band caught the attention of Los Angeles based writer/producer, Chad Gendason. The band felt an immediate comeradery with Chad and a lasting bond was made. Messer started writing with Chad, and their first collaboration became “Simple Man”. Fan favorite “Whiskey” soon followed and the songs started to flow into what would eventually become their self-titled debut album, Messer, which released on 4/20/18 on Maddpants Records. The album was mixed by Ben Grosse (Marilyn MansonBreaking BenjaminDisturbed) and mastered by Tom Baker (Papa RoachDavid BowieMotley Crue).

Dereak knew he wanted to pursue singing as a career while in High School in Iowa and started honing his chops with local bands. After high school he moved to Dallas to pursue his music career professionally. His first contact was with Dallas native Javier, who was making a name for himself playing in Jagermeister sponsored bands Mudflap and Pimpadelic. The two bonded at a show and became the genesis of Messer. While looking for a place to get his hair cut, Dereak walked into Maddox’s Hair salon on a whim. The two struck up a conversation about music and another connection was made. Kenny was traveling from his home in Canada to an audition in Phoenix when his car broke down in Dallas. He ended up staying in town and found success playing with the band Strangleweed, who made an appearance on the nationally televised Courtroom show “Eye for an Eye”. That caught the attention of the members of Messer, and Kenny became part of the family. Donnie was playing in various Dallas bands and gaining attention as an award-winning Tattoo artist. Maddox would play Donnie tracks the band was working on and in turn, Donnie would play music he was recording at his own home studio. As Messer continued to develop as a band, they knew they wanted to add an additional guitar player, and they all agreed that Donnie was a great fit. The lineup for Messer was solidified.

In 2019, Messer, with producer Chad Gendason, teamed with Splice.com on a remix contest for their most recent single, “Single Man,” which ultimately led to hundreds of submissions branching all corners of the electronic genre. Due to the overwhelming response, the band and Gendason collected the top 23 remixes to package into a powerhouse remix album, RE:TURN RE:VISIT RE:MIX, which is set to release via Maddpants Records on April 10, 2020.

MESSER is a band that is building a brand of new rock that blurs the line between nostalgia and modern art, leaving the listener with a sound that is not only familiar but also NEW and ADDICTIVE.

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GEMINI SYNDROME Announce Completion of Upcoming, Final Installment of Three Part Album Trilogy, Due Out 2020

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GEMINI SYNDROME have just completed recording their new album with producer Matt Good (Asking AlexandriaHollywood Undead). This will be the band’s 3rd album, and the first to feature new guitarist Meegs Rascón (COAL CHAMBER).

The new album will complete the three-part trilogy of albums which began with the band’s debut album, the 2013 released Lux, and continued on with the 2015 released Memento Mori.

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GEMINI SYNDROME drummer Brian Steele Medina commented: “We’ve worked long and hard to bring the third chapter of this trilogy to light. Our collective blood, sweat, & tears went into the creation process and we can’t wait to finally unleash this new music.”

A first single from the as-of-yet untitled new album is expected to be released early in 2020 on Another Century Records.

Additionally, the band have just released a new, limited-edition line of merchandise, which is now available online at www.geminisyndrome.com.

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Formed in 2010, Gemini Syndrome spent their formative days performing on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood. As their reputation within the L.A. hard rock scene grew, so did their audience. Their 2013 full-length debut, Lux, landed at #3 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart and yielded the singles “Pleasure & Pain,” “Basement,” and “Stardust.” The record’s release saw the Los Angeles heavy alternative band tour alongside everybody from Five Finger Death Punch to Sevendust, and perform at festivals such as Rock on the RangeWelcome to Rockville, and more. After coming off the road in late 2014, Gemini Syndrome’s creative core, vocalist Aaron Nordstrom, drummer Brian Steele Medina, and bass player Alessandro “AP” Paveri released their 2016 second full-length, Memento Mori, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart and spawned the hit single “Remember We Die,” which hit #1 on SiriusXM Octane. The band spent the majority of 2016 and 2017 on the road with bands such as In This MomentMotionless In WhiteAvatar, and Starset before taking time away from the road to write and record their 3rd full length album.

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SUITCASE Releases Official Music Video for “Super Knife”

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Seattle based Rock Band has released the official music video for “Super Knife.” Directed by Lance Hofstad, and originally premiered on Northwest Music Scene, “Super Knife” is off of their newest LP, Come Back, which is out now via Bandcamp.

Don wrote “Super Knife” after a close friend survived a severe injury: “This song is a series of flashback memories of this friend, while the chorus/outro are more a meditation on human frailty, friendship and loneliness. I feel like the longing in this song translates across the entire album.” – SUITCASE

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“With a simply beautiful melody that gently says “take all the time that you need” it ends with the meditative question “are we wandering alone down a western road?” repeated with lush harmonies. It makes you hope that at least we’ll have this tune with us if we are.” – Seattle Music Insider

Track List:
1. Jack Burton
2. Good God Why Did I Do This
3. Marys
4. Super Knife
5. Cooler Heads
6. San Francisco
7. This Party Sucks
8. 12 Steps
9. Come Back
10. Wyatt’s a Boss
11. Don’t Get Me Started
12. Coos Bay

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More than just a band, the Seattle-based rock ‘n’ roll group, Suitcase, is at the center of a musical family. Born of musical companionship and often found in the comfy confines of the historic Earwig Studio in the city’s Wallingford neighborhood, the group’s steady momentum is fueled by the energy it’s provided by fans, friends and kinfolk alike. Earwig, which has been home to many an act looking to cut a standout record, buoys the group as a home base, the center of a network of support and song.

Suitcase, which released its breakout record, Lisabuela, in 2001, subsequently performed two coveted sessions on the famed radio station, KEXP, playing the Audioasis show with KEXP mainstay host, DJ John Richards, along with a one-hour set on The Live Room. The band also caught the attention of R.E.M. guitarist, Peter Buck, who praised the “really good” group in an interview with The Big Takeover (issue #43), saying, “Geez, I haven’t seen a band that was unheralded in a long time that I liked.”

In 2017, the group re-formed after an invitation to play the popular Emerald City music festival, Upstream. Original co-founders Don Farwell (owner of Earwig) and Ed Otto added Clint Hoyler on bass and Joe Patterson on drums. Together, they recorded a new record, Come Back. Full of introspective lyrics and honeycomb hooks, the album is set for a 2019 vinyl release. After playing prominent Emerald City stages like the Crocodile and the Tractor in the 90s and early 2000s, the band is back for more. Why? Because family is forever.

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JASMINE CAIN Releases Official Lyric Video for “Money,” Out 12/20, Pre-Order NOW!

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Nashville based Alternative Pop / Rock artist JASMINE CAIN, named Musician of the Year by All That Shreds Magazine, has released the official lyrix video for her newest single, “Money.” Created by Jordan Roepke, “Money” is the second single off of her upcoming LP, SEVEN (due out February 2020), and can be pre-ordered for 12/20 release via The Label Group / INgrooves.

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“Have you ever found yourself working for free or doing favors that just never seem to be returned? If you said YES, this song is for YOU!” – JASMINE CAIN

Click to Pre-Order / Pre-Save “Money” Online.

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Track List:
1. Burnout
2. Do it for you
3. Be Brave
4. Are you ready
5. Let it go
6. Money
7. Ghost
8. Real World
9. Powers
10. Long Shot

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JASMINE CAIN has also released her uplifting new Christmas single, “Fairytale of New York,” available now via The Label Group / INgrooves.

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Multi-Award winning, Sturgis, SD, native, Jasmine Cain moved to Nashville in 2003 and went to work paving the way for female fronted rock in the motorcycle events industry. Jasmine covers everything from Classic and Modern Rock to revved up Pop and Metal. But that isn’t all she is known for. Jasmine has 6 studio albums of award winning original music with her 7th titled Seven slated for release in February 2020. Jasmine has won more than 30 awards for her music and performances including: JPF Female Artist of the Year, (MCMA) 4-time Female Rock Vocalist, and NIMA Artist of the Year and 2 time Alt-Rock band of the year to name a few. Her performances (over 120 shows in 2018) are professional, stadium quality, and high energy, keeping the audience’s attention from the first note until the last. Her songs are emotional and timeless, and her voice is strong and soul-filled, taking audiences on a supercharged ride.

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RUNESCARRED Releases Official Lyric Video for “Mammoth”!

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Progressive Metal / Heavy Rock Band RUNESCARRED has released the official lyric video for “Mammoth,” the second single off of their upcoming LP, The Distant Infinite.

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“’Mammoth’ is a crushing Beast of a song that tears through the walls we as individuals build before ourselves. Where this album, like many others, indulges in angry sentiment, ‘Mammoth’ closes everything out on a high note. The idea that if we shed all the parameters socially forced upon us and stay true to ourselves we can crush anything that obfuscates our true path. ~ Ven

Click to Download / Stream “Mammoth” Via The Label Group / INgrooves

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Track List:
1) Hexit
2) Inviting Rivers
3) Minor Progressions
4) Swallow Your Tail
5) Twisting Flesh
7) This Distant Infinite
8) Sorrow Is
9) Poison Oasis
10) Mammoth

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Runescarred are a progressive metal and rock powerhouse who, since their inception on June 27, 2017, have made a tremendous name for themselves. Having released their critically acclaimed E.P., We Are, in conjunction with their single “Being God”, the quintet has garnered global praise. Features in Metal HammerLoudwireDecibel, and Power Play are only a few examples of their worldwide notice.

Runescarred has signed with TLG Entertainment for management and distribution, after TLG heard rough mixes for The Distant Infinite. Says TLG CEODenny Sanders, “After hearing the early mixes the band had sent to us we knew they were a band that fit our brand of ‘True Metal’.”

A powerhouse of a stage show, the band has already joined the stage with legends like Metal Church and contemporary peers like Holy Grail. With their debut EP having been a veritable tour de force, the upcoming full length – and accompanying performances – is poised to entertain and earn more praise from fans and critics alike.

With deep connections throughout the underground, and a passion for the road that has rarely been matched, Runescarred sit on the precipice of great things. Embracing the dark realities of humanity, Runescarred’s music continues to explore bleak fantasy worlds and the brokenness of the human condition. Fusing groove with bombast, riffs with sonic poetry and destructive growls with transcendent cleans, there is something mesmerizing and powerful about Runescarred. Just as likely to pull you into the pit as they are to bow a head in self reflection, it’s hard not to be impressed by this Texas metal legion.

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