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JASMINE CAIN Releases Official Lyric Video for “Let it Go”!

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Nashville based Alternative Pop / Rock artist JASMINE CAIN has released the official lyric video for “Let it Go.” The first single off of her upcoming, seventh studio album, SEVEN, “Let it Go” will be available to stream / download 10/25/2019 via The Label Group / INgrooves.

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“‘Let it Go’ is everything passion is meant to be. Feel the desire, anger, and frustration in every raspy note.”

Click to Pre-Order / Save “Let it Go” Online.

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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 November 2019. 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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TAKE THE DAY Release Official Lyric Video for “Falling Apart”

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Pittsburg, KS based Heavy Rock Band TAKE THE DAY has released the official music video for their newest single, “Falling Apart.”

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“Some people come into your life to stay… others are lessons. This is a song about engraving those lessons on your heart so you never forget them.” – Kenny

Click to Download / Stream “Falling Apart”

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“I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.”

Southeast Kansas hard rock band Take The Day has teamed up with engineer/producer Chris Dawson in preparation to make some big waves in the Rock world. The hard rock quartet, consisting of Kenny Waring on vocals, Matt Circle on drums, Adam Easom on guitar, and Rick Harrington on bass recently wrapped up their 2019 Fire Inside Tour which included dates in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, and Colorado. Take The Day has also shared the stage with a number of national acts including Pop EvilAdelitas WayLacey Sturm (Flyleaf), Brett Scallions (Fuel), Tantric, and Saving Abel.

With over 1.5 million combined video views and over 400K Spotify streams, they are showing no signs of slowing down. “Music brings people together when they need it the most. It gives them a common thread and it connects them. That’s what Take The Day is all about.”, says Matt.

In 2011 Take The Day recorded their first EP, Stitches, with Ed Rose at Black Lodge Studios in Eudora, KS. This EP produced the band’s first single, “Enemy Lines (Evan’s Song),” for which the band received a nomination for Best New Music Video in 2014 at the Midwest Rock Awards; this quickly brought them attention as a major contender in the Midwest Rock scene. In 2017, Take The Day began working at legendary Aphotic Studios in Derby, KS. Over the next year and a half, the band would write and record their next project with the help of Chris Dawson and Jimmie Beattie of the band Seasons After.

Later that year, the band’s song “Take Everything” broke onto the Billboard Active Rock Airplay Chart. Their next single, 2018’s “Matches and Knives” and their “Song for the Broken” in early 2019 met with both critical and fan acclaim. The band is now on the verge of releasing their latest powerful project, a song titled, “Falling Apart”, in mid-October of 2019. “We tend to write a lot about heartache and loss. We’ve all been there, and we believe it helps us heal.”, says Kenny.

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GEARS Teams with LIVING COLOUR Front-Man COREY GLOVER to Re-Imagine Iconic “Cult of Personality”

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Miami, FL hard rock band GEARS has joined forces with legendary LIVING COLOUR vocalist and front-man COREY GLOVER for a modern update to the 1988 hit single, “Cult of Personality.” Originally premiered on REVOLVER, “Cult of Personality” was recorded in Recorded at Wombat Studios in New Jersey and Jettlane Studios in Kentucky, Mixed by Corey Lowery and Mastered by Paul Logus, with the video being filmed and directed by Estil Robinson.

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“‘Cult of Personality’ is a song that we always wanted to cover. That groove, that riff, the vocals, lyrical content … Everything about it has always stuck out to us and been a personal favorite. To have the opportunity to not only record a song that is important to us, but to have Corey Glover himself come in and perform on that track, it was truly a special moment. He was so easy and fun to work with and the final product is really something that we are extremely proud of” – JIMMY WOOTEN

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Miami based hard/heavy rock act GEARS isn’t your average start-up garage band. Despite being confronted with a near disastrous setback at the cusp of their debut, headlining tour, jarring line-up changes, and financial challenges, the band has persevered and rebuilt.

Founded in February 2014, Trip 6 (Urban Rebel), Eli Parker (Endo), Tommy Herres (SCARLET CARSON) and Jimmy Wooten (SKINMASK) were all looking for new projects as their old ones had run their course.

We all wanted to do something more modern, but still rang true to our influences. Something that we could aggressively market and tour on. So, we all met up in Miami after months of talking about doing something together and what came out was the first EP, “Set in Motion.”

They released Set in Motion in May 2014, immediately launching into their first headline run with support from I-Exist. Just three days into the tour, their equipment trailer disconnected, resulting in a massive, horrific accident; not only did they lose their gear, but the tour van was totaled and the band members sustained serious injury. In spite of this tremendous blow, the group endured and continued the tour without missing a beat.

Later it developed that two of the founding members were unable to continue, leaving the band reeling and having to replace them with skilled, compatible substitutes:

“I was talking with a mutual friend, Joe Taback (12 Gauge Embrace) about needing a guitar player for GEARS because we let go of Eli and he suggested Bobby Thomas. I called him and showed him the songs and he was ready to go. As far as bass, I knew Chris from when Needlemouth was a thing out in Cali and I always liked his playing and he was super laid back & cool. I knew both of these dudes were definite upgrades at their instruments and were a better fit personality wise than what we had to deal with previously.”

In June 2015, Wooten and Six teamed with Corey Lowery (Saint AsoniaStuck MojoStereomudDark New Day) and Troy Mclawhorn (EvanescenceSeetherDark New Day) on their new EP Pride Comes Before the Fall, and announced the addition of new members Bobby Thomas and Chris Dorame. They hit the road for their Riser Tour, once again with I-Exist, in July, wrapping up the run in September, but kept the momentum going with the digital release and lyric video for their debut single off of Pride Comes Before the Fall, “Face Down”. The band rounded out the year with the release of their much anticipated sophomore EP on November 10th, with both headlining tours and a support slot with Trapt slated for 2017.

After a very successful tour in 2017 with Seasons After and Bridge to Grace, GEARS has released a new single and video for “KING.” Once again, joined by Corey Lowery in the studio, GEARS continues to evolve. Boasting an even heavier sound with groove and aggression, they set out for Headlining Dates as well as Support Slots with NonpointUpon a Burning Body and will round out their 2018 Summer/Fall Tour Dates with the last of 3 legs with All That Remains concluding at the end of September.

After touring much of 2018 with All That Remains, GEARS has shifted focus to releasing more music. Their first 2019 offering will be “TANGO YANKEE’ which features LAJON WITHERSPOON of SEVENDUST.

GEARS is currently in the studio with Corey Lowery working on some more new music and will have upcoming tour dates to announce for 2020 soon.

We’re still moving forward and, despite everything that has been an obstacle in the short time we’ve been a band, everything still keeps growing and getting better.

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EDSEL DOPE Confronts Static-X Rumors: Calls Photo of Neck Tattoo “Click Bait and Hilarious”, While reminding us that “People can do Amazing things with Photoshop”

DOPE front-man EDSEL DOPE, in the midst of a flurry of online speculation, has broken his silence to address the claims of photographic evidence attempting to prove his role as the masked vocalist, named Xer0, on the current STATIC-X Wisconsin Death Trip 20th Anniversary Tour / Memorial for WAYNE STATIC.

Hello world.

I have quietly sat through all of this speculation and have thoroughly enjoyed the ride.

Yesterday’s internet eruption reminded me of an episode of Scooby-Doo.

It’s incredible how far some people will go to get attention or clicks, so let me remind you how easy it is to slap a little tribal neck tattoo onto someone in photoshop.

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I’m honored for myself and for my band DOPE to be part of this 20th anniversary celebration, along with this unbelievable, traveling memorial to our old friend Wayne Static.

Wayne is currently on the minds and in the hearts of the metal community in a very unique and special way. His memory / legacy is more celebrated than it has ever been before.

I personally get to see the joy, the tears, and the incredible sense of healing that is occurring on the faces and in the hearts of Static-X fans, each and every night, around the world.

I’m not attempting to be a spokesperson for Static-X, but I will share that I have personally met Wayne’s parents and siblings, as they have attended a number of these shows.

I have personally seen their tears of joy and their expressions of gratitude and approval for the way that Tony, Ken, Koichi, & Xer0 are celebrating the music and memorializing the life and legacy of their son and sibling, Wayne Wells Static.

I’m including a candid photo that I snapped of Static-X drummer Ken Jay embracing Wayne’s father, while Tony Campos, Wayne’s mother, Wayne’s siblings and friends share some personal time together. Words cannot express the love and respect that I’ve experienced out here.

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It’s one thing to go on a Scooby-Doo scavenger hunt, or to use photoshop to attempt to prove whatever you are trying to spin, but it’s entirely different when trolls, masquerading as journalists, spew their ignorant, hateful words towards something that is so incredibly personal.

Anyone with the nerve to throw virtual tomatoes at a traveling memorial, that has been orchestrated and supported by the family, loved ones, and long-time friends of the deceased should be absolutely ashamed of themselves.

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In the end, I’m not the type of person to allow others to dictate the narrative of my life or my art, so I’ve decided to also include a picture of me chatting it up, while watching another SOLD OUT Static-X show from the side of the stage the other night.

#Scooby-Doo

#ThereIsNoSantaClause

#TrollsAreLonely&StillLiveAtHomeWithMom&Dad

#Hamburglar

#EdselDope

#DopeTheBand

#StaticX

#WisconsinDeathTrip

#WayneStatic

#Respect

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Dope will be heading over to the Ukraine and Russia next week before returning to North America for the second leg of the North American Wisconsin death trip 20th Anniversary Tour and Memorial to Wayne Static:

10/17 @ Atlas – Kyiv, Ukraine
10/19 @ Aglomerat – Moscow, Russia
10/20 @ ZAL – Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Dope will be supporting Static-X on the second leg of the North American Wisconsin death trip 20th Anniversary Tour and Memorial to Wayne Static, kicking of in Austin,Texas on November 8.

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Featuring co-headliners DEVILDRIVER w/ support from Dope, Wednesday 13 and Raven Black

11/08 @ Emo’s – Austin, TX
11/09 @ Clicks – Tyler, TX
11/10 @ Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
11/12 @ Varsity Theatre – Baton Rouge, LA
11/13 @ House of Blues – New Orleans, LA
11/15 @ Revolution – Ft. Lauderdale
11/16 @ The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
11/17 @ Club LA – Destin, FL
11/19 @ Cone Denim – Greensboro, NC
11/20 @ The Norva – Norfolk, VA
11/21 @ Express Live – Columbus, OH
11/22 @ Skyloft – Albany, NY
11/23 @ Providence Metal Fest at Fete Ballroom – Providence, RI
11/24 @ Sony Hall – New York, NY
11/27 @ Machine Shop – Flint, MI
11/28 @ Machine Shop – Flint, MI
11/29 @ Riverfront Live – Cincinnati, OH
11/30 @ The Rave II – Milwaukee, WI
12/01 @ The City Center – Champaign, IL
12/02 @ House of Blues – Chicago, IL
12/03 @ Green Bay Distillery – Green Bay, WI
12/04 @ The Myth – St. Paul, MN
12/05 @ Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA
12/06 @ Pop’s – Sauget, IL
12/07 @ Bourbon Theater – Lincoln, NE
12/08 @ Sunshine Studios Live – Colorado Springs, CO

Wednesday 13 ONLY – NO DEVILDRIVERDope, or Raven Black

12/10 @ The Royal Bar – Salt Lake City, UT
12/11 @ Knitting Factory – Boise, ID
12/12 @ Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA
12/13 @ Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
12/14 @ El Corazon – Seattle, WA
12/15 @ Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
12/17 @ Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
12/18 @ Fulton 55 – Fresno, CA

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UNVEIL THE STRENGTH Announce New Guitarist

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UNVEIL THE STRENGTH has announced the replacement of guitarist Andy James with Strandberg Guitar’s artist Ryszard Gabriel

“Andy James is one of the top 50 guitar players in the world. He has been working in this business for a long time and is a master of his craft. Andy explained to me that he got an offer he couldn’t refuse from the Butcher Babies. I thanked him for his honesty and told him he deserves it. This is a tough business and we are grateful for all of Andy’s contributions to this band even if it was for a short period of time.” – Mark Wölfe.

“I’m thrilled to be a part of UNVEIL THE STRENGTH. It’s a great opportunity for me to play with some amazing musicians.” – Ryszard Gabriel

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Unveil the Strength, a quartet composed of former members of iconic bands such as Five Finger Death PunchInvidiaFlatline, and Devolved. Although the band is officially based out of Austin, TX, Unveil the Strength is truly an international band with members in London, Nevada, California, Colorado, and Texas.

Their first recording, titled “Foundations,” was recorded in Austin, TX. They have been working with Rob Kukla of Studio Fredman and Henrik Udd of Henrick Udd Recording in Gothenburg,Sweden. Udd is known for his impeccable production with acts such as ArchitectsBring Me The HorizonAt The Gates, and Delain.

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BLACK HEART SAINTS Release Official Music Video for “Crazy”

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Austin, TX based Rock Band BLACK HEART SAINTS has released the official music video for “Crazy,” the second single off of their newest EP, Misery. “Crazy” picks up where the last single, “Lines,” left off: we’ve seen the band get lost in the Texas Hill Country, and now, in this second part of the story, the guys encounter a strange recording studio with an even stranger producer. Watch as mayhem unfolds during the recording process.

The music video, directed by Static Heart Productions, features the acting of Omar Vallejo (bassist for Sony Music band Vallejo), who is actually the band’s real-life producer.

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” ‘Crazy’ has sort of a modern rock meets Mötley Crüe vibe. The video was inspired by Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and things get really weird when an unexpected acid trip interferes with the recording process. Every video in this film series seems to get better and better, and we are excited to share with our fans. ” – BLACK HEART SAINTS

Download / Stream “Crazy” Online:

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Misery Track List:
1. Lines
2. Crazy
3. Addicted to Love
4. Misery

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Dangerous & dirty, with a distinct groove steeped in classic rock, yet with a modern edge. Black Heart Saints gives fans exactly what they want – rock god vocals catapulted over explosive, memorable riffs – leaving legions of the rock ‘n’ roll faithful yearning for more.
After debuting at SXSW in 2014, this powerhouse quartet has been building a solid reputation as a support act for national touring bands such as Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The ConspiratorsSevendustPop EvilNonpointCoheed and CambriaFilterPODThe Toadies, and more.

The soaring vocals of front-man Josh Ross have drawn comparisons to Myles Kennedy and Chris Cornell. While the band is influenced by the likes of Mötley CrüeGuns ‘N Roses, and other legendary Hard Rock acts, the commanding presence of Black Heart Saints’ live show brandishes an updated take on the genre.

Quickly conquering some of the biggest stages and festivals in the United States, Black Heart Saints has built an impressive resume, and has been recognized as one of the nation’s top emerging rock acts:
– Official SXSW 2018 Performer
– Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Headliner
– Austin Chronicle Music Awards: Top 10 Best New Bands
– Austin Music Foundation Artist of the Month, 2017
– San Antonio’s Fiesta Oyster Bake Headliner
– Buffalo Trace Battle of the Bands Grand Prize Winner
– ESPN X Games Austin Performer

In 2014, Black Heart Saints represented their hometown at the ESPN X Games in Austin. 2015 kicked off with key performances during South by Southwest Festival, Texas Rockfest, and Fiesta Oyster Bake in San Antonio. The band also went back to the studio to record a string of upcoming singles produced by Omar Vallejo at Austin’s renowned 512 Studios.

After debuting their first official music video for the hit single “Touch The Sky” on MTVVEVO, and YouTube, Black Heart Saints is poised to launch a memorable international career with ambitions to dominate stages across the globe. Half-way through 2016, the band gained nationwide airplay on Sirius XM’s Octane and Faction channels.

In 2017, the band received two major accolades: Black Heart Saints was chosen as Austin Music Foundation’s Artist of the Month, and received a spot in the top 10 Best New Bands in Austin Chronicle’s Austin Music Awards for 2016-2017.

The band’s first full-length release –ALIVE– was soon followed by the “Road to Sturgis Tour 2017,” which put Black Heart Saints’ charismatic live performance to the test when the band took the stage at the world-renowned motorcycle rally, attended by over 500,000 bikers from all around the globe.

Foreshadowing a successful 2018, Black Heart Saints embarked on an extensive tour to the West Coast beginning in January, which included a highlight performance at the legendary Viper Room in West Hollywood, California. The band plans to return to the studio and launch another USA tour in summer of 2018.

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COYOTE KID Announce Release of ‘Skeleton Man’

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Minnesota based, cinematic rock band COYOTE KID has announced the release of their hotly anticipated concept album, Skeleton Man. Funded in large part through fan support via a highly successful Kickstarter campaign, Skeleton Man introduces fans to the dark world first revealed in the debut single, “Femme Fatale.”

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“The Skeleton Man has been a passion project for us for the last two years. We wanted to build an action/adventure story with high stakes, but that still has universally relatable themes and ideas. Musically we wanted to write a coherent record without any confines to our genre, or the styles we’ve made in the past. We just wanted to be free to take our sound in any direction we wanted, and to try and build an album that will have something for everybody. We also wrote recurring motifs throughout the album that reflect the character’s growth as they change. Trying to make the album feel smooth and coherent, while still leaving the listener in a totally different place then where the album starts.” – Austin Durry – Vocals

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The band has also revealed the second part of their Femme Fatale film series, the official music video for their single “Strange Days.” Continuing the bizarre death dream of the Drifter character from their previously released short film music video for “Femme Fatale,” “Strange Days” was directed by Christopher Behnen.

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“Growing up my mother told stories of her schizophrenic father (my biological grandfather) – stories of sudden outbursts of unstable rage, that all culminated in a kidnapping and hostage situation, 20 years in prison, and eventually his suicide. I only met him once as a young child, but I’ve always had a lingering fear that I could have the same mental illness in me. I think that fear played a heavy role in inspiring this song. We wanted ‘Strange Days’ to feel like a steady descent into madness. The first verse starts off with a steady jam, but with an unseen, underlying darkness, until the stability unravels into the hard-hitting chorus. The second verse returns to stability, but now with a suspicious twist, until the second chorus hits and takes off into complete mayhem, suddenly snapping down into the creeping darkness of the bridge. We incorporated lots of weird sounds into the bridge: like rustling chains; heavy, metallic breathing through the trombone; and scraping the tops of cymbals; this all around the growing instability of one guitar string slowly being bent up and down. Eventually this leads to a short-lived breath of relief, until the final chorus steps in, now fully unhinged”, – Austin Durry

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Track List:
1. The New Dark Age
2. Femme Fatale
3. Tough Kids
4. Prowler
5. Strange Days
6. Dark Science
7. Electric Lover
8. Vision In Black
9. Destroyer Of Worlds
10. Undertaker
11. Backbone
12. Run
13. Skeleton Man

Click to Pre-Order ‘Skeleton Man’ Online

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Golden skull treasure hunt:

Coyote Kid will also be hosting a real life treasure hunt to find “The Golden Skull of the Skeleton Man”.

“We’ve hidden a life size golden skull statue somewhere in the US. The first person to find it gets free shows for life (When applicable) and a merch bundle of all of our releases. To find the coordinates you’ll have to decipher the secret code hidden in the album. As soon as the album drops the hunt is on.”

– Coyote Kid

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Cinematic is the word most often used to describe Minneapolis based Coyote Kid’s sound. Precise yet primitive jungle drums set the stage for the eclectic and powerful ensemble to sweep you away into their haunting world. Like oil and water, Durry’s true grit voice alongside Cassandra’s crystal clarity form a stirring, yet beautiful contrast. All being thrusted foreword by shimmering spaghetti-western guitars, growling base, and soaring brass. Their lyrics paint a thrilling picture of monsters and ghosts, murderers and thieves, love and guilt, and everything in between. Previously known as Marah in the Mainsail, Coyote Kid has been earning their stripes and touring the US and Canada since 2015, slowly carving their unique place between genres in the music industry.

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Durry – Bocals, Guitar, Song and Story Writer

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Cassandra Valentine – Vocals, Keys

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Wilder – Bass, Vocals, Alt Percussion

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John Baumgartner (Johnny Bones) Trombone, Trumpet, Euphonium

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Kian Dziak – Drums, Guitar

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