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Saturday, July 11, 2020

ROX Network Newsblast 11 July 2020


FRESH BLOOD!
Charlotte, North Carolina - Abby K is more than ready to take on the rock n roll world. With her single "Rock The Rock", Abby K has proven to the rock world once and for all that there is a resurgence of fresh rock pulsing its way back into the veins of chords, beats, and fist pumping horns! This female-fronted band is leading the wave of young and hungry bands that are defining rock's direction and they are not afraid to bring it. "Rock The Rock" clearly states - Abby K is leading the way by talking it, walking it, and most importantly ROCKING it!
"Someone once told me that rock music was a thing of the past. I wrote "Rock the Rock" as a reaction to that comment because rock and roll will never die. There is a new generation of rock musicians on the rise. Especially females who are ready to Walk the Walk, Talk the Talk, and Rock the Rock!" - Abby K

*Special thank you to my band members, Johnny Zostant, Greg Dampier, Logan Foland & Patrick Dukes & manager/producer Eddie Z.
Abby K is a hard rock sensation specializing in bass and vocal abilities. She has had a passion for rock n roll since a young age and began playing during her teenage years. She was chosen from hundreds of applicants to attend GRAMMY Camp in 2018 and was invited to audition for America's Got Talent shortly after. She has now released three singles through The Orchard and continues to rock all across the world. 


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Romanian progressive metal band White Walls announces new album “Grandeur’’

Critically acclaimed Romanian progressive metal act White Walls is releasing its third album “Grandeur’’ in Autumn 2020. Today, the band reveals the cover art as well as the tracklist and more information about the record.

Hailing from the Romanian shores of the Black Sea, the progressive metal outfit White Walls was founded in 2009. The band’s sound has been associated with diverse groups, such as Leprous, The Ocean, Opeth, Tool and Karnivool. White Walls often intertwine elements of darkness and light with relentless riffs, melancholic chords and a balanced mix between restlessness and restraint. 

 “Grandeur’’ opens a whole new spectrum of musical pathways and offers a more mature sound 7 years after the release of previous full-length effort Escape ArtistInspired by the state of the world, the title is not only a beautiful word, but also reveals some of the underlying themes in the songs. Paying attention to all details the band got the talented Forrester Savell (Karnivool, Make Them Suffer, Animals as Leaders) to take care of mixing and mastering. Artist Radu Damian was in charge of the artwork, making sure it fits with the new sound.

When discussing the creation of the record, lead singer Eugen says: The writing process for this album was quite different. We came up with the whole thing during several writing camps and it was a BLAST. We`ve always inspired one another so being in the same room making music together was awesome. There were A LOT of Eureka moments! I think this is our most mature record so far.

Regarding the sound of “Grandeur”, bass player Șerban comments: Long time listeners of White Walls will notice that this album is somewhat more streamlined, if you will. Our approach this time around was to try and focus more on writing songs, trying to avoid the pitfalls of being a young prog band: hungry for jumping from riff to riff while disregarding structure, form and cohesiveness. We’re incredibly happy with what we were able to write and how it came to sound.

Tracklist:

  1. False Beliefs
  2. Eye For An I
  3. Home Is On The Other Side
  4. Holy Worse
  5. Velvet
  6. Speaking in Tongues
  7. Starfish Crown
  8. Locked-in Syndrome
  9. Month’s End
  10. The Descent
  11. The Slaughter (Marche Funèbre)

Co-authored by professors at Mathematical Science Research Institute in Berkeley, California and Middlesex University across the pond in London, a 19-page research paper entitled “The effect of messaging and gender on intentions to wear a face covering to slow down COVID-19 transmission” revealed a frustrating finding: In the age of the coronavirus, men are less likely to wear a mask in public. Despite memorizing the entire Carcass discography, we don’t have the proper medical credentials to speak eloquently about COVID-19 on any kind of authoritative level. What Decibel does have, however, is a largely male demographic and many, many friends in the music industry with a very real sense of what’s at stake.

What it will take for metal shows to come back is most likely an eradication of the novel coronavirus. Though you may not be a doctor or research scientist, you are still an active member of society, tasked with holding yourself to a certain set of responsibilities not only to ensure your comfort but the general safety of those around you. And if the general welfare of your community isn’t enough, let us break it down in the most selfish terms possible: no mask, no show.

Wearing a mask isn’t difficult. Spending over a year without experiencing a live concert will be, however. Which is why the over 140 artists here—metal gods, local bands, white, black, Asian, celebrities, laborers, health care workers—are asking you to do your part to get behind the mask. We can all limit the spread of coronavirus; help protect each other and get one step closer to a time when we can safely watch these artists perform live in the flesh.
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