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TILES – Announces New Live Performances; MIKE PORTNOY Video Endorsement For “Pretending 2 Run” Album Posted

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, news, prog rock, progressive rock, rock music with tags , , , , , on July 14, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Detroit Prog quartet TILES has confirmed several new live appearances in the weeks ahead, and in addition, the band has just issued a short new video endorsement from Mike Portnoy.

Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs, Flying Colors, Dream Theater) praises the new TILES double album Pretending 2 Run backstage after The Winery Dogs show in Detroit. Portnoy and his son Max (Next To None) supply guest drums to the album – simultaneously, the first time the two have been recorded together – in addition to other luminaries including Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull), Adam Holzman (Steven Wilson), Mike Stern (Miles Davis), Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree) and Kim Mitchell. The record was produced by Terry Brown (Rush, Fates Warning) and is finished with artwork by Hugh Syme (Iron Maiden, Rush, Dream Theater).

See the new mini-video HERE or below:

Following their recent Northeastern US tour with Laser’s Edge label mates District 97, TILES has confirmed several new live performances for the Summer and early Fall months. The new gigs include a hometown show August 13th with Laser’s Edge kin Iris Divine as well as Mindmaze and Mare Crisium, followed by back-to-back shows September 29th and 30th at the Cleveland and Detroit nights of Sonic Voyage Fest alongside Circuline and Stratospheerius. Further updates will follow.

TILES Live:

8/13/2016 Token Lounge – Detroit, MI w/ Mindmaze, Iris Divine, Mare Crisium [info]

9/29/2016 Wilberts – Cleveland, OH @ Sonic Voyage Fest w/ Circuline, Stratospheerius [info]

9/30/2016 Token Lounge – Detroit, MI @ Sonic Voyage Fest w/ Circuline, Stratospheerius [info]

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Released in April through the Laser’s Edge Group, Pretending 2 Run is sitting comfortably in the Top 20 of many monthly readers’ polls throughout Europe and is being hailed as one of 2016’s best Prog albums. PROG issued, “the Detroiters really turn up the heat,” calling the band’s delivery, “imaginative, expansive, colorful, diverse and more satisfying than ever.” Classic Rock claims, “whoever invests their time into Pretending 2 Run will have enjoyed every single second.” All Music stated, “Who says the concept album is dead? Brilliant.” iO Pages says, “TILES is still at the top of the progressive rock world. Pretending 2 Run will finish high in many year-end lists.”

Says Eclipsed, “Pretending 2 Run is an enormously complex album that reveals new secrets with each play.” Progression Magazine rated the record 4/5 including, “This album clearly sounds as if it took years to make. ‘Shelter In Place’… ranks as one of the strongest, most memorable tunes in the band’s catalog.”

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Sea Of Tranquility’s 4.5/5 review boasts, “In a year when we’ve seen two longtime prog veterans, Dream Theater and TILES, release lengthy concept albums, I have to give TILES the nod as the more successful of the two…” Music Connection’s review includes, “they’ve upped the ante by giving the listener a double disc with an engaging storyline, meticulously arranged string and choral pieces, sweet vocal harmonies and tuneful jam-based rock, fusion and world beat sounds,” and About.com’s 4/5 review said, “Pretending 2 Run gives prog rock fans everything they could want in a big album.”

Headbanger’s Lifestyle praised, “TILES has delivered a real masterpiece extraordinaire,” and Absolute Zero Media notes, “Lush and epic prog metal – very, very impressive!” Musipedia Of Metal hails, “A progressive masterpiece. With so many great prog albums this year already, Pretending 2 Run could possibly be the best.” Polyprisma issued, “TILES has created something technically breathtaking and far beyond the norm,” and Profil Prog crowns the record, “A jewel of originality. Highly recommended!”

Stream the 24 bit version of Pretending 2 Run RIGHT HERE, see the “Shelter In Place” video HERE, and the “Weightless” lyric video HERE or below:

Pretending 2 Run is out now worldwide through Laser’s Edge; physical orders can be placed HERE and digital HERE.

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Source: Earsplit PR

For more TILES info:

http://www.facebook.com/Tiles.Band

http://www.tiles-music.com

http://www.twitter.com/tilesband

http://www.lasersedgegroup.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE TILES.

Stone.

COMING UP FOR AIR – New Album “Between The Party Lines” – A Metal Odyssey Album And Live Show Review

Posted in alternative rock, concerts, Hard Rock, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , , on May 19, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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COMING UP FOR AIR is a Dayton, Ohio underground band that crosses over a few Rock genres. Their songs on Between The Party Lines are smartly written lyrically with compositions that may just pave the road to long-term success; as long  as this band stays on their current course and continues to improve, these three lads will be catching some much deserved attention within the Rock Music community outside of Ohio as well.

As a whole album, I can only state this is quite a musical feat for Coming Up For Air. Without the unnecessary polished production that seems to bring too many underground bands into the overcrowded room full of Warped Tour wannabes, Coming Up For Air play from both their heart and gut. Musical sincerity means a ton nowadays and copycats have become the uninvited norm in 2016. Coming Up For Air are oozing with sincerity and credibility on their debut album and I love that! ALL college radio stations from coast-to-coast should take note: Coming Up For Air are excellent candidates for your playlists.

With subject matter as delving into the human psyche of choosing between right and wrong, Between The Party Lines is as fine an exploratory album as I could ask for. The clean vocals of vocalist/keys/guitarist Eric Ballein are a refreshing listen; he reminds me some (vocally) of the legendary Geddy Lee. Truth. With no bass player, Ridge Higgins carries the full-time duty of giving each song their brilliant beats. Ridge plays drums like those pioneering percussionists of the classic 70’s era; there are tons of feel and knowledge of the song happening with Ridge. Dig it.

Guitarist Dylan Bailey only gives this band its extra musical boost with his colorful rhythms, leads and unique tones. If Coming Up For Air was to never add a bassist, I would be down with it. Then again, it will be exciting to hear such an addition with this band too; either way, this talented trio have a bright musical future ahead of them, as long as they continue to seize the moment.

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photo credit: Robb Nickell

Between The Party Lines – Track List:

P.S.A., Johnston Red, Serpent Song, Irrational Fear, Side Effects, Two-Minutes Hate, Doublethink, Static Faith, Violet, In Some Mode Of G

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Coming Up For Air – A Live Review:

Dayton, Ohio and its surrounding metropolitan area can surely boast it has a diverse and exciting music scene. From Metal to Indie Rock, Undeground acts to numerous world-famous bands making tour stops, it’s definitely here in this very busy part of Ohio. One new and exciting band that has crossed my path and ears as of late is: Coming Up For Air. If you dig underground Rock, shades of Hard Rock, Progressive Rock and Alternative Rock, Coming Up For Air is a band you seriously want to check out for an evening of live Rock ‘N Roll. Hell and yes.

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photo credit: Robb Nickell

Coming Up For Air have just recently begun playing live gigs in Dayton; I was fortunate to see them perform at Blind Bob’s in downtown Dayton, back on April 14th. With Metal Odyssey’s staff photographer Robb Nickell, I enjoyed a live set of songs from Coming Up For Air that left me impressed, feeling good and eager to see them live again very soon. Blind Bob’s proved to be a perfect and intimate setting to be introduced to Coming Up For Air.

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photo credit: Robb Nickell

CUFA had their fans in attendance and the mood of the crowd was decisively upbeat at every note they heard. The sound and volume were perfect for a live setting of this size. No bullshit and very cool vibes were shared by all that night at Blind Bob’s, as Coming Up For Air played with the confidence and maturity that I love to see, especially with a young and rising band. Good times. Good people. Good club. Great band. Dig it. – Stone

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Above: guitarist Dylan Bailey

photo credit: Robb Nickell

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COMING UP FOR AIR are:

Ridge Higgins – Drums, Keys, Aux Percussion

Eric Ballein – Vocals and Guitar

Dylan Bailey – Guitar

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From Coming Up For Air:

Between the Party Lines, our debut release, is now available on all popular streaming platforms! Below will be the several links to the most common ones for you all to check out. Today is momentous for us as musicians because it is the beginning of what we will hopefully continue to do. Please listen to, like, share, stream and purchase our album because each of these things support what he have crafted with love, sweat and the occasional inappropriate remark.

http://comingupforair.bandcamp.com/…/between-the-party-lines

https://play.google.com/…/Coming_Up_For_Air_Between_the_Par…

https://play.spotify.com/album/0MIc6HEApf5AGtUvSao60w

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE COMING UP FOR AIR.

LONG LIVE ROCK.

LONG LIVE OHIO.

Stone.

WOLVERINE – Swedish Dark Progressive Outfit Releases “Machina” Lyric Video Through New Noise Magazine

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , , on May 4, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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[photo by Mattias Wigforss]

Sweden’s masters of dark Progressive Metal, WOLVERINE, have just issued an official lyric video for Machina, the second track on the band’s Sensory Records-bound fifth album, Machina Viva. The “Machina” video is exposed to the public through an exclusive premiere via New Noise Magazine, alongside interesting commentary on the track by the band members.

Tune in to New Noise Magazine and see WOLVERINE’s “Machina” video at THIS LOCATION.

WOLVERINE‘s first title for the Laser’s Edge Metal division, Sensory Records, Machina Viva will see worldwide release on July 8th. A trailer for the album has also been issued right HERE.

Recorded and produced by WOLVERINE in various locations throughout Sweden during the Autumn and Winter months of late 2015 and early 2016, Machina Viva was mixed at Spacelab Studio in Germany by Christian “Moschus” Moos (Everon, Haken, Delain, Cloverseeds), and mastered by Grammy Award winning audio engineer Bob Katz. A natural progression from the band’s previous album, Communication Lost, released in 2011 via Candlelight Records, Machina Viva invites the listener into the harmonious yet portentous and sullen musical dimensions of WOLVERINE with perhaps their most dynamic album to date.

From the fourteen-minute epic and powerful “The Bedlam Overture” and the dark electronic landscapes of “Machina,” to the naked and organic nature of “Pile Of Ash” and “Sheds,” Machina Viva is the next step in Wolverine’s explorations in the progressive field. The layout features microbiological photos by Arturo Agostino and cover art by drummer Marcus Losbjer. Additionally, the CD edition will bear an additional bonus cello version of “Pile Of Ash.”

Additional audio from the album, preorders, tour dates, and more will be issued over the weeks ahead.

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For more info:

http://www.wolverine-overdose.com

http://www.youtube.com/user/wolverinetheband

http://www.lasersedgegroup.com

Source: Earsplit PR

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE WOLVERINE.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

Ex-Annihilator Vocalist DAVE PADDEN Joins THIRD ION

Posted in Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on January 29, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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THIRD ION – Prog Metal outfit THIRD ION, featuring former members of THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND and INTO ETERNITY, has announced that the band’s new vocalist is none other than Dave Padden (ex-ANNIHILATOR)! Padden replaces departed vocalist Tyler Gilbert. The band issued the following statement about the lineup change:

“Sadly, after our last gigs, our singer Tyler informed us he was leaving the band. We loved having him, but his heart and passion lie with his own music. We wish him all the best and good luck with his future! Right away we wasted no time and got right on the search for a new singer. Dave’s demo blew us away, and not to mention he has an incredible amount of experience! We have been sitting on this news since the summer and after getting back from Vancouver this week, with a finished album worth of vocal tracks, I am absolutely psyched to announce Dave Padden as the singer for Third Ion!”

THIRD ION are currently recording the follow-up to 2015 Glasstone Records debut album 13/8bit.  The sophomore effort will also be released on Glasstone. An audio clip of the band recording with Padden can be heard at this location or below:

13/8Bit is available on CD format through the label and in digital format on iTunes. Album artwork comes courtesy of Harley K at Necrographix. The album is streaming on Spotify HERE13/8Bit can be purchased on iTunes, Amazon, Base, and other online retailers.

THIRD ION is the product of a mutual love of prog, video games and science. The debut album was written entirely in 13/8 time signature. 8-Bit musical renditions of every song was released as well, to pay homage to their 1980s classic gaming inspirations.

THIRD ION:

Justin Bender – Guitar
Aaron Edgar – Drums
Mike Young – Bass
Dave Padden – Vocals

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Source: ClawHammer PR

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For more info on THIRD ION:

www.thirdion.com

www.facebook.com/thirdion

www.youtube.com/3rdion

www.glasstonerecords.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE THIRD ION.

Stone.

COHEED AND CAMBRIA – REVEAL “THE COLOR BEFORE THE SUN” COVER AND TRACK LIST

Posted in Hard Rock, Metal, Music, progressive metal, progressive rock, rock music with tags , , , on August 8, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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LIMITED EDITION, DELUXE BOXSET AVAILABLE NOW FOR PRE-ORDER

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NEW YORK – Coheed and Cambria have revealed the cover and track list for their forthcoming album, The Color Before The Sun (Oct. 9, 300 Entertainment).

The cover, which features a serene lake with a house disintegrating into the sky, was created by Nick Steinhardt (Touche Amore, Deafheaven) and reflects the story behind the ten-song album.

While the most conceptually abstruse Coheed records have always had a foundation in reality, The Color Before The Sun marks the first time Claudio Sanchez is exposing his raw feelings, narrated from his own perspective – the anxiety of fatherhood, the disorienting feeling of losing a home, the reflections had during early morning walks. His own story is told through big, bright, driving, colorful songs that beam like power-pop, crunch like vintage ‘90s emocore and float with the expansive feel of space-rock.

Sanchez’s journey is captured not only in the music, but also in a limited edition, deluxe box set available for pre-order as of this morning at www.coheedandcambria.com. The extensive collection offers fans two hardcover books: one featuring album lyrics and expansive artwork from The Color Before The Sun, while a separate book documents the events and emotions of the time with prose and photographs. Four different pieces of music are housed in the die-cut slipcase: The Color Before The Sun (CD), The Color Before The Sun demos (CD), an in-studio DVD and a clear 7-inch with two non-album demo tracks. Purchasers also receive an instant download of “You Got Spirit, Kid,” a membership card, a custom house key, a lapel pin, a certificate of authenticity; as well as exclusive, members-only access to new music, videos, concert tickets, merchandise and commentary from the band.

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The Color Before The Sun – Track List:

1. Island
2. Eraser
3. Colors
4. Here To Mars
5. Ghost
6. Atlas
7. Young Love
8. You Got Spirit, Kid
9. The Audience
10. Peace To The Mountain

Coheed and Cambria On Tour:

August 8 Nashville, TN Ink-N-Iron Festival
August 9 Atlanta, GA Wrecking Ball Atlanta
August 14 Kent, England Hevy Fest 2015
August 15 Amsterdam, Netherlands Neverender IKSSE:3
August 16 Holte-Stkenbrock, Geramyn Serengeti Festival
August 18 Frankfurt, Germany Neverender IKSSE:3
August 19 Cologne, Germany Neverender IKSSE:3
August 20 Gampel, Switzerland Open Air Gampel Festival
August 21 Hasselt, Belgium Pukkelpop
August 28 Denver, CO Riot Fest
September 11 Chicago, IL Riot Fest
September 13 Sterling Heights, MI Chill on the Hill
September 19 Toronto, ON Riot Fest
October 25 Sacramento, CA Aftershock Festival
October 31 Phoenix, AZ Monster Mash Music Festival
November 6 Austin, TX Fun Fun Fun Fest

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About 300 Entertainment

Last year, former Def Jam and Warner Music Group recorded music chief Lyor Cohen along with colleagues Todd Moscowitz (ex-Warner Bros president) and Kevin Liles (ex-EVP Warner Music) unveiled 300 Entertainment, a new record label focused on artist development, flexible deal structures, and technology-based partnerships. 300 Entertainment is a platform not only for artists, but also entrepreneurs by giving them access to tools and knowledge to remain independent and to be active participants in their artists’ development.

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Source:

Speakeasy PR & Marketing

* For more info:

www.coheedandcambria.com

www.facebook.com/coheedandcambria

www.twitter.com/coheed

www.instagram.com/coheedandcambria

www.300ent.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE COHEED AND CAMBRIA.

Stone.

COHEED AND CAMBRIA SET OCT. 9th RELEASE DATE FOR NEW ALBUM, “THE COLOR BEFORE THE SUN”

Posted in Hard Rock, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on July 7, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Photo credit: LeAnn Mueller

NEW SONG, “YOU GOT SPIRIT, KID”, STREAMING NOW

BAND’S FIRST NON-CONCEPTUAL ALBUM
ARRIVES VIA 300 ENTERTAINMENT

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NEW YORK, July 7th, 2015 – Coheed and Cambria release their new album, The Color Before The Sun, on Oct. 9th via 300 Entertainment. The band is giving fans an early listen, streaming the song and lyrics for “You Got Spirit, Kid” via Coheedandcambria.com, with the digital download of the single available globally on July 10th.

The Color Before The Sun is the outfit’s eighth studio album and their first non-conceptual release, with the previous offerings forming the larger story of The Amory Wars, a science fiction saga depicting the story of Coheed and Cambria Kilgannon. The Color Before The Sun was recorded at St. Charles Studio in Nashville, and produced by Jay Joyce (Cage The Elephant, Eric Church).

The Color Before The Sun marks the first time Claudio Sanchez is exposing his raw feelings, narrated from his own perspective. “I kind of want people to know that Coheed can write that sort of record,” he explained of the album’s departure from The Amory Wars. “I’ve always said in the past that there’s never been a limitation on the band. It makes no sense to me to draw a line in the sand and never cross it.”

The New York-based band’s album arrives via the recently formed label, 300 Entertainment who pride themselves on being an independent, creative driven record label that focuses on intense artist development.

300 Entertainment co-founder Lyor Cohen offers, “Coheed and Cambria have created a lane and legacy for themselves that is very much their own. Their DIY approach fits the ethos of 300. They’ve taken some brave artistic steps on this forthcoming new album and we are looking forward to sharing it with the world.”

Funny or Die recently shared an unexpected, new song from the band, with the quartet putting Supreme Court Justice Scalia’s dissenting opinions from the Affordable Care Act and Same-Sex Marriage rulings to music, which can be seen in this clip: http://bit.ly/1eNN7Fs. The video, which has been viewed over 250,000 times, was not only picked up by music and comedy outlets but led a chorus of tweets and re-tweets from politicos including Michael Moore, Paul Begala and Chris Hayes.

Coheed and Cambria return to the road in August with several festival appearances including headlining spots at Riot Fest and Fun Fun Fun Fest as well as a trio of special European performances of In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3.

Coheed and Cambria on tour:

August 8 Nashville, TN Ink-N-Iron Festival
August 9 Atlanta, GA Wrecking Ball Atlanta
August 14 Kent, England Hevy Fest 2015
August 15 Amsterdam, Netherlands Neverender IKSSE:3
August 16 Holte-Stkenbrock, Geramyn Serengeti Festival
August 18 Frankfurt, Germany Neverender IKSSE:3
August 19 Cologne, Germany Neverender IKSSE:3
August 20 Gampel, Switzerland Open Air Gampel Festival
August 21 Hasselt, Belgium Pukkelpop
August 28-30 Denver, CO Riot Fest
September 11-13 Chicago, IL Riot Fest
September 13 Sterling Heights, MI Chill on the Hill
September 19-20 Toronto, ON Riot Fest
October 25 Sacramento, CA Aftershock Festival
October 31 Phoenix, AZ Monster Mash Music Festival
November 6-8 Austin, TX Fun Fun Fun Fest

Coheed and Cambria is Claudio Sanchez (vocals/guitar), Travis Stever (guitar), Josh Eppard (drums) and Zach Cooper (bass).

About 300 Entertainment
Last year, former Def Jam and Warner Music Group recorded music chief Lyor Cohen along with colleagues Todd Moscowitz (ex-Warner Bros president) and Kevin Liles (ex-EVP Warner Music) unveiled 300 Entertainment, a new record label focused on artist development, flexible deal structures, and technology-based partnerships. 300 Entertainment is a platform not only for artists, but also entrepreneurs by giving them access to tools and knowledge to remain independent and to be active participants in their artists’ development.

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Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing

* For more info on Coheed and Cambria:

www.coheedandcambria.com

www.facebook.com/coheedandcambria

www.instagram.com/coheedandcambria

For more info on 300 Entertainment:

http://300ent.com/

https://twitter.com/300

https://instagram.com/300ent/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE COHEED AND CAMBRIA.

Stone.

RUSH “2112” – Has Been Newly Remastered On 200-Gram, Heavyweight Vinyl

Posted in Hard Rock, Music, progressive rock, rock music with tags , , , , on March 12, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported by UMe:

RUSH’s 2112 has been newly remastered on 200-gram, heavyweight vinyl at legendary Abbey Road Studios using the Direct to Metal Mastering (DMM) audiophile copper plating process, all from original analogue masters. The band’s fourth album, 2112, first released in 1976, proved a breakthrough, highlighted by its seven-part title suite – written by Lee and Lifeson, with lyrics by Peart – recounting a dystopian story set in the year 2112. It came in at #2 on Rolling Stone’s list of ‘Your Favorite Prog Rock Albums of All Time.’ Most Rush fans consider it the band’s definitive recording and it has sold over 3 million albums in the U.S.

This unique reissue showcases a custom, limited-edition, hand-etched hologram of the ‘Red Star of the Federation’ pressed in the album’s dead wax runout of side two. To reveal the spinning hologram, fans can use any focused source of light, such as the LED flashlight on a smartphone, directly above the turntable while playing.

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* For more info on RUSH:

Website: http://www.rush.com/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE RUSH.

Stone.

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