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by Shola Aurora

Hello, my name is Shola Aurora. I'm a Brooklyn based rock musician and my newest track "Venom," is deeply personal to me. It's a song about triumphing over great adversity. As the world is in a state of chaos, my song is a declaration that we will persevere, survive, and become stronger as a result.

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Jordan Sheffield

Mantis is taken from Jordan Sheffield's debut The Spectre; a body of work which sees the multi-instrumentalist explore the lengths contemporary metal can reach. His melodic riffs prove that emotion can be carried through more than just lyrics and create the concept of intricate easy-listening metal.

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