Thu
28
May

HELLOWEEN Announce Australian Tour

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2015
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Metropolis Touring & Tombowler are proud to present The God Given Right Australian Tour 2015
 
When you think of Power Metal, one of the first bands that come to your mind is the German Legends HELLOWEEN! Its not just a coincidence theyve played countless festivals all over the globe to a massive audience, and furthermore, they have taken their enthralling live performances as headline tours all over the world as well. Now, 30 years into their career, HELLOWEEN finally make their triumphant return to Australia. Incredibly, this will be the second time ever they have toured Australia and their first time ever in Adelaide & Perth!  
Helloween proves that they are not just a bunch of angry Hobbit-lovers with a knack for shredding guitar solos. They are well-defined and smart musicians who want to escape the boundaries that being a metal band entails.
Consequence of Sound
 
With the 15 albums they have released so far, they have sold well over 8 million copies, and have achieved several Gold and Platinum awards. The band shows absolutely no signs of slowing down, and after over 100 sold out shows in support of their previous album, the band is on a mission to break their own records in support of their latest offering My God-Given Right. This show is one of those shows that stays in your memory forever.
Free Magazine
 
3 decades into their career, the band is on their absolute top form creatively, as well as on the live show front. Hailed as one of the inventors of the power/speed metal genre, HELLOWEEN continue to break records and get better and better as the years continue. Not too many bands in the world can say that theyve been getting better with age, but Helloween is a band than has mastered and continues to break ground in one of the most thrilling sub-genres of metal.
 
The German powerhouse of the genre brought their A game, or rather their A+ game, and proved why, after almost 30 years in the business, Helloween is still a force to be reckoned with.
Metal Storm
 
The fiery riffs and solos backed by the relentless thumping of the double kick drums and the soaring vocals ensure a glorious night of headbanging, sing alongs and circle pits. A HELLOWEEN gig is a party like no other. The legions of fans are sure to come out in numbers and this is one gig that will stay in your memory for a long, long time be sure not to miss this one!
 Make no mistake, Helloween is back
Hard Rock Haven
 
HELLOWEEN AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES

Wednesday 14th October Melbourne, 170 Russell
Friday 16th October Sydney, Metro Theatre
Saturday 17th October Brisbane, Max Watts
Monday 19th October Adelaide, The Gov
Tuesday 20th October Perth, Capitol
 
TICKETS ON SALE 9.00am Monday 1st June from:
http://www.metropolistouring.com/tour.php?tour=2015-helloween
 
VIP Meet & Greet Packages available all shows

The New album My God-Given Right out 29

th May via Nuclear Blast / Caroline Australia
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Thu
28
May

DENIED Parts Ways With Singer Johan Fahlberg.

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2015
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After 7 years of touring and 3 releases, DENIED has parted with singer Johan Fahlberg.

Founding member Andreas Carlsson said, 'We have shared great times together and created a lot of kick ass heavy metal. We are still the best of friends and there is absolutely no bad blood between him and the band". Johan needed to focus on his commitment to Jaded Heart and there was simply not enough time for the both bands any longer. We fully understand his decision to quit. He will always be our brother'

The vacancy for a new front man has been filled by acclaimed vocalist GERMAN PASCUAL (ex Narnia, Divinefire, Minds Eye, Empire 21). 'German's experience, skill and great personality made our decision very easy. We are now excited to continue the DENIED-journey together and the best is yet to come".

This summer the band will head into the studio to record the follow up to the 2013 album Let them burn. Once again produced by Fredrik Folkare, also mastermind of swedish UNLEASHED.

www.deniedworld.com

 
Thu
28
May

BULLETBOYS Will Embark On The Armed Alliance Tour

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BULLETBOYS Will Embark On The ARMED ALLIANCE TOUR
 
“ELEFANTE” ON CLEOPATRA/DEADLINE RECORDS
 
The BULLETBOYS will embark on a National tour starting with some key headline dates in June – Then they will be joined by LA Guns with Tracii Guns for the  first leg of the Armed Alliance Tour.
 
BULLETBOYS VIP packages are available – You get special early access, VIP laminate, meet & greet, signed 8x10, you can bring 2 items to be signed and a special “merch package” full of cool stuff! Show tickets sold separate and must be purchased to activate the VIP package.
 
 
The band consists of founding member Marq Torien (Vocals/Lead Guitar), Nick Rozz (Guitar), Chad MacDonald (Bass) and Shawn Duncan (Drums). All members pouring their heart and soul into the group’s first album of original material since 2009. ELEFANTE was produced by Matt Thorne (Trapt/Disturbed), Marq Torien and engineered by Ryan Greene (Alice Cooper/Lita Ford/Cheap Trick/Usher). The great Anthony Focx (Miley Cyrus/Aerosmith/Santana/Buckcherry) mastered this new work of art. “Working with the Bulletboys was an amazing experience,” explains Ryan Greene. “Most singers, from back in the 80's, were pretty good but I will tell you Marq knocked it out of the park on this record. His power and passion was second to none and he can sing in tune! No auto-tune needed, he's the real freak’n deal.  If you think for a second this is going to be some rehashed 80's record you are completely wrong!”
 
Look for their new MASSIVE release ELEFANTE on Cleopatra/Deadline Records, June 9th 2015. You can PRE-ORDER this long awaited album here: http://t.co/WsF2U3Xvkq
 
Tour Dates – More Dates TBA:
 
June – Bulletboys Solo Dates
 
Fri       6/05    Sandusky, Oh                      Broken Spoke Saloon
Sat      6/06    Bradley, Il                            The Looney Bin
Sun     6/07    Berea, Oh                             The Grindstone
Sat      6/13    Chino Hills, Ca                   Shamrocks
 
July – Armed Alliance Tour W/La Guns & Traci Guns
 
Thu      7/09    Dallas, Tx                             Gas Monkey Live
Fri       7/10    Houston, Tx                         Concert Pub North
Sat      7/11    Austin, Tx                              The Gatsby
Tue      7/14    Memphis, Tn                          Rockhouse Live
Fri       7/17    Pittsburgh, Pa                     Rex Theater
Sat      7/18    Manchester, Nh                 Jewel Nightclub
Mon   7/20    New York, Ny                      Eddie Trunk Show – Live
Tue      7/21    New York, Ny                      Gramercy Theater
Wed    7/22    Toronto, On                       Rock Pile East
Fri       7/24    Westland, Mi                       The Token Lounge
Sat      7/25    Bolingbrook, Il                 Tailgaters
Wed    7/29    Merriam, Ks                         Aftershock
Thu      7/30    Colorado Spr, Co           Peak 31         
 
August
 
Sat      8/15    Irvine, Ca                             Cathouse Live Festival
Thu      8/27    Melbourne, Fl                     80’s In The Park Festival
 
The BULLETBOYS are best known for their self-titled album BULLETBOYS in 1988 on Warner Bros. Records, releasing two major hits “Smooth Up In Ya” and a remake of the O’Jays “For The Love Of Money” followed by their next album FREAKSHOW with “Hang On St. Christopher (Tom Waits cover), THC Groove and more – both albums produced by Ted Templeman .
 
 
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Wed
27
May

WORLDVIEW - The Chosen Few (Showcase)

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2015
The Chosen Few
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George Rene Ochoa
Release Date: 
2015
Released: 
Europe
Genre: 
Melodic Metal
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Worldview formed in Los Angeles when George Rene Ochoa (Deliverance, Recon, Vengeance Rising) and Rey Parra (Sacred Warrior) spoke soon after their mutual friend Rick Macias (Sacred Warrior) passed away. He had always encouraged them to form a band together and though they were miles apart, Rick thought that it would be a great collaboration.  Regrettably, he passed away before this would ever take place.  So George and Rey decided to form this union to honor their friend and thus Worldview was born. The lineup includes the addition of John Gonzales (Recon, Deliverance) on drums and Todd Libby on bass guitar and keyboards. Ronson Webster also joined them as co-songwriter and background vocal guru.  The Worldview unit was now complete.
 
The band took to the studio and recorded two songs that received a tremendous response on the Internet.  The band quickly reached #3 on the Reverbnation Metal Charts. Soon after, they announced the release of their full-length record that was to be released and it was hailed the “Most anticipated release of 2014” by several critics and fans.  Various delays have set that date back but it is now slated for a 2015 release.
The Worldview first release will be entitled “The Chosen Few” and it promises to deliver high energy and melodic power metal to the eagerly awaiting metal-listening community throughout the planet.
 
This release is packed with a host of celebrity guest players: Oz Fox (Stryper) playing a blazing lead guitar, Les Carlsen (Bloodgood) laying down a dramatic guest vocal, Jimmy P. Brown (Deliverance) cutting some low and powerful background vocals.  Larry Farkas (Vengeance Rising, Die Happy) shredding with his tasty licks, Armand Meinbardis (Rob Rock) from the country of Latvia, dazzling with his violin and piano playing, and Niki Bente gracing the record with her lovely voice on the title track.
 
Mixed and mastered by the infamous Bill Metoyer (Slayer, Sacred Reich, Tourniquet, Trouble, Armored Saint, Deliverance) and produced by George Rene Ochoa, this record promises to deliver the metal goods.  The last time these two worked together was for the legendary Deliverance “Weapon’s Of Our Warfare” record.
 
George recalls, “It has been a pleasure working with everyone on this project. I feel that all bring their unique flavors to the table. Ronson Webster has been a great asset as a co-writer and an awesome background vocalist. Oz Fox was so gracious to do a lead (and a great flashy one!) in the midst of his busy schedule with Stryper. Les Carlsen came into my studio and nailed the vibe that we needed.  He is a great brother and phenomenal vocalist.  Jimmy P. Brown and I have remained friends over the years and he is one of the most talented people that I know.  What a great background vocal Jimmy recorded! Larry Farkas is one of my really good friends and an awesome guitar player.  It was only natural for me to include him. 
 
Armand Meinbardis is another busy musician that everyone wants to use.  He is way beyond me and it is an honor to have him play on this record. Niki Bente was a referral by another friend Ray Vidal. She came into the studio, and added that female touch the record needed.  Finally, Bill Metoyer is one of the nicest people on the planet to work with. His ear is impeccable which makes him an outstanding mix engineer. He really helped me to sculpt this Worldview record to be all that it could be.  I would work with Bill again anytime.”
Worldview is currently gearing up for a live show and they are finishing filming and editing their music videos which are to debut sometime in 2015.
With all of this talent and history, Worldview “The Chosen Few” debut album is a must listen for all true fans of metal. www.worldviewmetal.com
 
line-up:
Johnny Gonzales - Drums, Percussion
Todd Libby - Bass guitar, Keyboards
George Rene Ochoa - Guitars, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Rey Parra - Lead Vocals
 
Special guests
Oz Fox [Stryper] – Lead guitar on "Back in Time" (2nd lead)
Les Carlsen [Bloodgood] – Bridge vocals on "The Chosen Few"
Larry Farkas [ex. Vengeance Rising] – Lead guitar on "Prisoner of Pain" (1st lead)
Jimmy P Brown II [Deliverance] - BGV on "The Mirror" (2nd and 3rd chorus)
Ronson Webster - Keyboards, Background Vocals
Armand Melnbardis [Rob Rock] - Piano on "The Chosen Few", Violin on "Back in Time"
Niki Bente - Female vocals on "The Chosen Few"
 
Produced by: George Rene Ochoa
Mixed and mastered by: Bill Metoyer [Fates Warning, Slayer, W.A.S.P.]
Artwork by: Felipe Machado Franco [Blind Guardian, Rhapsody of Fire, Jorn]
 
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Wed
27
May

PYRAMAZE - Disciples of the Sun (Showcase)

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2015
Disciples Of The Sun
Produced By: 
Jacob Hansen
Release Date: 
2015
Released: 
Europe
Genre: 
Melodic Metal
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Pyramaze was founded by guitarist Michael Kammeyer in 2002 with the intention of creating an epic melodic metal band from scratch. The original line-up also consisted of Niels Kvist on bass, Lance King on vocals, and remaining current members Morten Gade Sørensen on drums and keyboardist Jonah W. respectively. This line-up saw the release of the first two Pyramaze albums "Melancholy Beast" (2004) and "Legend of the Bone Carver." (2006) Lead guitarist Toke Skjønnemand joined the band in time to record the "Legend of the Bone Carver" album.
 
In 2007 Lance King was replaced by former Iced Earth vocalist Matt Barlow and Pyramaze recorded their third album "Immortal" (2008) to high critical acclaim.
 
Following the release of "Immortal" Matt Barlow left and returned to Iced Earth. He was briefly replaced by Urban Breed for the bands Danish tour with Volbeat in 2008. Several line-up changes occurred in 2008, including the departure of Kammeyer, Kvist, and Urban Breed.
 
Guitarist and producer Jacob Hansen joined Pyramaze in 2011 and the band began working on their next album during that time. Eventually seeing new vocalist Terje Harøy join Pyramaze in 2013.
 
Marking the dawn of a new era for Pyramaze, fourth album "Disciples of the Sun" is a true creative and artistic venture for Pyramaze. With song writing being divided between members Jacob, Toke, and Jonah this time around, there is an undeniable diversity and freshness to the sound of the album.  Heavy, dark, progressive, melodic, and catchy.... "Set out to catch the fire!"
 
Heavy and full guitar riffs, complemented by the epic and cinematic keyboard arrangements of Jonah W, along with the blistering infusion and foundation provided by drummer Morten Gade Sørensen, work together seamlessly to create the signature sound of Pyramaze. New vocalist Terje Harøy brings power and catchy melodies with a modern flair, without sacrificing the dark and progressive edge that Pyramaze is known for. The furious, progressive, and precise thrash infused riffs of new guitarist Jacob Hansen lay down the rock solid foundation upon which the soaring vocal and guitar melodies exist. Lead guitarist Toke Skjønnemand brings the shred and undeniably memorable guitar solos with both a modern and classic influence.
 
Pyramaze are devoted to making music that mirrors their souls, combines all of their influences, and stimulates the mind and spirit of their listeners... Pyramaze continue to make music that is dark, thought provoking, all with a sense of fearlessness! The band will forever be committed to making the melodic art of a group that understands the importance of staying true and faithful to one's passion.
 
"Divided by oceans, bound together by brotherhood, we must become that which divides us.... we are PYRAMAZE, and we are the Ocean!"
 
Line-up:
Terje Harøy - Vocals
Jacob Hansen – Guitars, bass
Jonah W. - Keyboards
Toke Skjønnemand - Guitars
Morten Gade Sørensen – Drums
 
Special guests on the album:
Joost Van Den Broek [ex. After Forever, Star One]
Kim Olesen [Anubis Gate]
Henrik Fevre [Anubis Gate]
 
Discography:
2015: Disciples of the Sun [Inner Wound Recordings]
2008: Immortal [Locomotive. Re-issue: Inner Wound Recordings 2014]
2006: Legend of the Bone Carver [Massacre/Nightmare]
2004: Melancholy Beast [Replica/Nightmare]
 
Produced, mixed and mastered by: Jacob Hansen [Volbeat, Amaranthe, Epica, Evergrey]
Artwork by: Alex, Mayhem Project Design
 
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Wed
27
May

WITHIN SILENCE - Gallery Of Life (Showcase)

Release Year: 
2015
Gallery Of Life
Produced By: 
Jan Cvercko
Release Date: 
2015
Released: 
Europe
Genre: 
Metal
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Within Silence is a young, promising melodic metal band that are ready to make an impact in the metal scene with their debut album “Gallery of Life”.
 
The band was formed under the name “Rightdoor” in 2008 by Martin Klein and Richard Germanus and was operating more as a project during the first years. Besides Martin and Richard, some other musicians were involved but no stable line-up was kept. During 2012 the band recorded a single that helped them to get the word out.
 
The following year the band found new members and the current line-up was completed as Peter Gacik [drums], Martin Cico [guitars] and Filip Andel [bass] joined the band.
 
Rightdoor was now a full band and started to play shows around in their home country Slovakia. During 2013 and 2014 they shared the stage with bands like Dark Moor, Theocracy, Blaze Bayley and more.
 
At the end of 2014 the band finished the recordings of their debut album entitled “Gallery of Life” with the help of producer Jan Cvercko. The guys then felt that they needed a stronger band name, so they decided to change it to “Within Silence”. Early 2015 Within Silence signed a deal with the Swedish label Ulterium Records, and the debut album “Gallery of Life” is scheduled to come out early May in Europe and North America.
 
Strong musicianship and the ability to write interesting songs with memorable melodies makes Within Silence a band to be reckoned with for years to come. Their debut album “Gallery of Life” got everything from up-tempo power metal tracks like “Silent Desire” and “Emptiness of Night” to pounding metal tracks like “The Last Drop of Blood” to epic metal songs like “Road to the Paradise”.
 
“Gallery of Life” will be a perfect album for fans of bands like Sonata Arctica, Stratovarius and Theocracy and fans of melodic metal in general.
 
The artwork was created by Jan Yrlund at Darkgrove Design [Delain, Apocalyptica, Korpiklaani].
 
Line-up:
Martin Klein - Lead vocals, backing vocals
Richard Germanus - Solo & rhythm guitars, growls, backing vocals
Martin Cico - Rhythm guitars
Filip Andel - Bass, backing vocals
Peter Gacik - drums
 
Discography
2015: Gallery of Life [Ulterium Records]
 
Mixedand mastered by: Jan Cvercko
Artwork by: Jan Yrlund, Darkgrove Design [Delain, Apocalyptica, Korpiklaani]
 
 
Tue
26
May

STRYPER ‘Live At The Whisky’ Limited Vinyl Edition Announced

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Friday, August 7, 2015
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Ulterium Records are proud to announce the release of a limited double gatefold vinyl edition of the STRYPER live album "Live at the Whisky". A deal was inked with Frontiers Records and the European release date is set to August 7th. The edition is strictly limited to 300 copies worldwide.

The vinyl edition features new artwork created by Jan Yrlund of Darkgrove Design.


"Live at the Whisky" is available for pre-ordering at the Ulterium Records Store: http://ulteriumstore.bigcartel.com

Side A
01. Legacy
02. Marching Into Battle
03. You Know What To Do
04. Loud N' Clear

Side B
01. Reach Out
02. Calling On You
03. Free
04. More Than A Man

Side C
01. The Rock That Makes Me Roll
02. No More Hell To Pay
03. Jesus Is Just Alright
04. Always There For You

Side D
01. All For One
02. The Way
03. To Hell With The Devil
04. Soldiers Under Command

For more information: http://www.ulterium-records.com

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Tue
26
May

VASBY ROCK FESTIVAL Adds Their Own All-Star Band

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2015
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Vasby Rock Allstars is the festival's very own all-star band.
 
Appearing at the VRF this year, the band will play over 90 minutes, of songs from including Black Sabbath, The Runaways, and more.
Vassby Rock Festival are extremely proud to present Cherie Currie (ex. The Runaways) for the first time ever on a Scandinavian stage.
 
Vasby Rock Allstars are:
 
Zinny J. Zan - vocals
Tony Martin - vocals
Cherie Currie - vocals
Thomas Vikström - vocals
Johnny Lima - vocals
Annika Lewin - vocals
Chris Laney - guitar
Martin Sweet - guitar
Allan Sundberg - guitar
Ludvig Turner - guitar and vocals
Nalle Påhlsson - bass
Soufian Ma’Aoui - bass
Björn Höglund - drums
 
 
 
 
Tue
26
May

GARY HUGHES Interviewed

Greece's Rockpages Web Magazine did an exclusive interview with Gary Hughes right before TEN's show in Athens a few days ago. Gary spoke about the band's new album, the current rock scene in UK and many more things. Here's the link of the interview: http://rockpages.gr/en/interviews/item/1222-ten
 
Tue
26
May

Former ANGEL Frontman FRANK DIMINO Comeback Album 'Old Habits Die Hard'

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2015
Friday, July 3, 2015
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Frontiers Music Srl announces the release of the hotly anticipated comeback album from former ANGEL singer Frank DIMINO, entitled “Old Habits Die Hard” on July 3rd in Europe and July 10th in North America.
 
While Frank is undoubtedly the brainchild of DIMINO, “Old Habits Die Hard” sees him collaborate with some heavyweights of the Las Vegas music scene, where he currently resides. Under the production of Paul Crook (MEAT LOAF, ANTHRAX), the album sees the participation – among others - of Oz Fox (STRYPER), Eddie Ojeda (TWISTED SISTER), Rickey Medlocke (BLACKFOOT, LYNYRD SKYNYRD), Pat Thrall (HUGHES/THRALL), Jeff Duncan (ARMORED SAINT), Jeff Labansky, former ANGEL bandmates Punky Meadows (on guitar) and Barry Brandt (who co-wrote with Frank the song “Even Now”) and many others.
 
Frank says, “It all started because of the relationships between Ken Ciancimino, Paul Crook, myself and the musicians that appeared on the album. I started writing songs with Oz Fox and Jeff Labansky and then Paul suggested we use John Miceli (drums) and Danny Miranda (bass) as our rhythm section and Justin Avery for keys & background vocals because of his relationship from playing with them for Meat Loaf. When the recording started, our friends wanted to be part of it and one after the other Pat Thrall, Punky Meadows, Eddie Ojeda, Rickey Medlocke and Jeff Duncan provided their amazing musicianship to the album. I feel truly honored to have had all these great musicians be a part of this project!
 
Frank Dimino was the frontman for ANGEL in the second half of the 70’s. The band was discovered by KISS bass player Gene Simmons who got them signed to Casablanca Records, where they released 5 critically acclaimed studio albums and one live one. After the band’s demise, Dimino went on to work with UFO’s Paul Raymond and worked as a singer on soundtracks, scoring a Platinum album for the inclusion of his song “Seduce Me Tonight” with Cycle V on the “Flashdance” soundtrack.
 
“Old Habits Die Hard” is going to take many by surprise, as it is definitely not a nostalgia fest, but really a rather compelling and inspired Hard Rock release. Frank says: “I'm excited to reach new fans as well as many Angel fans. There is certainly a connection between then and now, and that is still about making a great record with great musicians!
 
Frank Dimino is now back and here to stay. Look out for DIMINO live shows soon in a city near you!
 
Enjoy the video for “Rockin’ In The City” here:
 
 

 
“Old Habits Die Hard” tracklisting: Never Again; Rockin’ In The City; I Can’t Stop Loving You; The Rain’s About To
Fall; Even Now; Tears Will Fall; Mad As Hell; Sweet Sensation; Tonight’s The Night; The Quest; Stones By The River.
 
DIMINO:
Frank DiMino: Lead Vocals
Oz Fox / Paul Crook / Jeff Labansky / Pat Thrall / Punky Meadows / Jeff Duncan / Eddie Ojeda / Dylan DiMino / Rickey
Medlocke: Guitars
Justin Avery: Organ, Background Vocals
Danny Miranda / Paul Crook: Bass
John Miceli: Drums 
 

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