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Second Album from Classical-Metal Ensemble LOST SYMPHONY, Chapter II, Available Today + 2020’s Podcast Launches Sunday

By Lekberg Enterprises

Second Album from Classical-Metal Ensemble LOST SYMPHONY, Chapter II, Available Today + 2020’s Podcast Launches Sunday

The second opus from classical metal ensemble LOST SYMPHONY, aptly titled Chapter II, is available today.

“The times are certainly a little weird and I don’t think ‘Chapter II’ could be any more appropriate,” says LOST SYMPHONY founder Benny Goodman. “There was a lot of time and effort put into making this music so that it takes you somewhere. From start to finish, there is always a light through the darkness.”

Primarily composed before, yet eerily perfect for the age of the Pandemic, the eight-track album strains beauty through aural apocalypse. The collective founded by multi-instrumentalist and producer Benny Goodman and comprising his brother Brian (compositions, arrangement), Cory Paza (bass, guitar), Kelly Kereliuk (guitar), Paul Lourenco (drums), and Siobhán Cronin (violin, viola, electric violin) has once again welcomed a revolving cast of virtuosos to join them for the next phase. This installment includes Marty Friedman, David Ellefson, Jeff Loomis, Oli Herbert and many more. 

The album has produced three singles thus far:
• “Conflagration” (feat. Oli Herbert, Matt LaPierre & Conrad Simon)
• “No Exit” (feat. David Ellefson, Jeff Loomis & Jimi Bell)
• “Murder of Crows” (feat. Jon Donias, Matt Bachand & Jimi Bell)
Chapter II is available here.

With the release of Chapter II, LOST SYMPHONY members Benny Goodman, Siobhán Cronin and Cory Paza are also launching the 2020’d podcast. Instead of binge-watching countless TV shows, this creative three-ring circus with boundless energy decided to create a podcast to provide a vehicle for their pent-up creativity. The modern-day triumvirate called up some of their most interesting and successful friends, including recording artists, touring musicians, music industry experts, TV personalities, even a billionaire, and asked these friends to give us their take on current events as well as to share some of their wildest entertainment memories.

2020’d is a series of no-holds-barred discussions. chocked-full of insider information that explores the various paths that lead their highly successful guests to their unique lifestyles and prominence in the entertainment industry. Paramount in the podcasts is a healthy serving of rock n' roll war stories that give you a peek behind the-curtain of the entertainment industry.

As a team, Goodman, Cronin and Paza connect with their guests on an intellectual and emotional level, covering a wide range of topics resulting in a hilarious and informative discussions. The Podcasts are a full-tilt ride providing an edgy and immersive full-on belly laugh experience.

The first six episodes - We Got 2020'd!, Richard Shaw: From Musical Theatre to Cradle of Filth,

Richard Shaw: What goes on tour, goes on social media, David Abbruzzese: From Eddie Vedder to Axl Rose, David Abbruzzese: Bong hits and Bonham and Cara Maria Sorbello: I sold my soul to MTV - will be available this Sunday, October 18 with new 2020’d episodes available on Sundays and Wednesdays at 9 p.m. EDT. Visit https://lnk.to/yougot2020d to listen. 2020’d is Soundtalentmedia.com. Stay tuned for information on upcoming guests.

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LOST SYMPHONY Reveals New Single, “A Murder of Crows”

By Lekberg Enterprises

LOST SYMPHONY Reveals New Single, “A Murder of Crows”
Watch the Video for “A Murder of Crows” Today via Revolver
 
New Album, Chapter II, Set for Release October 16
LOST SYMPHONY, the classical-metal ensemble headed up by multi-instrumentalist and producer Benny Goodman with a host of accomplish guest musicians, has released the third single from their upcoming Chapter II album – a track entitled “A Murder of Crows,” was inspired by the memory of late guitarist Oli Herbert, who was an early contributor to LOST SYMPHONY.
 
During the funeral for the All That Remains guitarist nearly two years ago, a group of crows were said to have collective above the gathering. “It was often thought that a large group of crows decided the outcome of other birds,” Goodman says. “A large gathering is called a murder of crows and was often an omen of bad things to come.”
Watch the video for “A Murder of Crows” today via Revolver at https://www.revolvermag.com/music/hear-lost-symphonys-shreddy-murder-crows-featuring-anthrax-guitarist.
 
“A Murder of Crows” features guest appearances by guitarist Jon Donais (Anthrax, Shadows Fall) and Jimi Bell (Autograph, House of Lords).
"Working with Lost Symphony was such a blast for me,” says Donais, “It's an honor to play on a project with some of the best heavy metal and rock guitarists out there. This is a must for anyone who loves shred guitar!"
Just months after LOST SYMPHONY raised the bar on classical-infused metal with their debut, Chapter I, the ensemble has returned with a new single, “Conflagration,” from the upcoming Chapter II release.
 
Just months after raising the bar on classically influenced metal with their debut, Chapter I, LOST SYMPHONY announced the October 16 release of its follow up, Chapter II. Primarily composed before, yet eerily perfect for the age of the Pandemic, the eight-track opus strains beauty through aural apocalypse. The collective founded by multi-instrumentalist and producer Benny Goodman and comprising his brother Brian (compositions, arrangement), Cory Paza (bass, guitar), Kelly Kereliuk (guitar), Paul Lourenco (drums), and Siobhán Cronin (violin, viola, electric violin) has once again welcomed a revolving cast of virtuosos to join them for the next phase. This installment includes Marty Friedman, David Ellefson, Jeff Loomis and many more. 
 
The album’s first two singles, “Conflagration” and “No Exit,” feature performances by Oli Herbert, Matt LePierre and Conrad Simon, and David Ellefson, Jeff Loomis and Marty Friedman, respectively.
 
Chapter II pre-orders are available at https://lnk.to/LS_Chapter_2.
 
LOST SYMPHONY was set in motion when Benny Goodman invited guitarists Kereliuk and Simon to add another dimension to the classical demo he had composed. An early recording of “Leave Well Enough Alone,” which appears on Chapter II, made its way to All That Remains co-founder and guitar hero Oli Herbert, who quickly jumped aboard as a chief collaborator. Upon arrival, Chapter I immediately received widespread critical acclaim. Metal Insider described it as “the great collision between metal and classical music,and BraveWords claimed it has “taken the scene by storm.
 
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Classical-Metal Collective LOST SYMPHONY Debuts New Video for “No Exit” Featuring David Ellefson, Jimi Bell and Jeff Loomis

By Agile Collaborator

Classical-Metal Collective LOST SYMPHONY Debuts New Video for “No Exit” Featuring David Ellefson, Jimi Bell and Jeff Loomis

Watch “No Exit” Now via BraveWords

Chapter II - also Featuring Oli Herbert, Marty Friedman, Bumblefoot and More - Set for Release October 16

Classically infused metal collective LOST SYMPHONY has revealed a video for “No Exit,” the latest single from the upcoming Chapter II album, featuring special guests David Ellefson, Jimi Bell and Jeff Loomis.

Watch the video – directed by Brian Cox (Bring Me the Horizon, I Prevail, The Used, Good Charlotte, Starset) – now via BraveWords (CLICK HERE TO WATCH)!

“‘No Exit’ is about feeling trapped to the point of panic,” says LOST SYMPHONY leader Benny Goodman. “The music is the soundtrack to the torment that goes through your mind when one is deprived of their regular day. It’s truly a dream come true to be able to play with David Ellefson, Jimi Bell and Jeff Loomis on a song. Never in a million years did I think my anxiety would lead to my dreams coming true.” 

Just months after raising the bar on classically influenced metal with their debut, Chapter I, LOST SYMPHONY announced the October 16 release of its follow up, Chapter II, along with the single “Conflagration,” featuring the late Oli Herbert.

Primarily composed before, yet eerily perfect for the age of the Pandemic, the eight-track opus strains beauty through aural apocalypse. The collective founded by multi-instrumentalist and producer Benny Goodman and comprising his brother Brian (compositions, arrangement), Cory Paza (bass, guitar), Kelly Kereliuk (guitar), Paul Lourenco (drums), and Siobhán Cronin (violin, viola, electric violin) has once again welcomed a revolving cast of virtuosos to join them for the next phase. This installment includes Marty Friedman, David Ellefson, Jeff Loomis, Bumblefoot and many more. 

Chapter II pre-orders are available at https://lnk.to/LS_Chapter_2.

LOST SYMPHONY was set in motion when Benny Goodman invited guitarists Kelly Kereliuk and Conrad Simon to add another dimension to the classical demo he had composed. An early recording of “Leave Well Enough Alone,” which appears on Chapter II, made its way to All That Remains co-founder and guitar hero Oli Herbert, who quickly jumped aboard as a chief collaborator. Upon arrival, Chapter I immediately received widespread critical acclaim. Metal Insider described it as “the great collision between metal and classical music,and BraveWords claimed it has “taken the scene by storm.

 

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Classical-Metal Ensemble LOST SYMPHONY Reveals First Single from Upcoming Album, “Chapter II”

By J.T. Arbogast

Classical-Metal Ensemble LOST SYMPHONY Reveals First Single from Upcoming Album, “Chapter II”

Chapter II Set for Release October 16

Sophomore Album to Feature Guests Oli Herbert, Marty Friedman, Dave Ellefson, Jeff Loomis, Bumblefoot and More

Just months after LOST SYMPHONY raised the bar on classical-infused metal with their debut, Chapter I, the ensemble has returned with a new single, “Conflagration,” from the upcoming Chapter II release.

Primarily composed before, yet eerily perfect for the age of the Pandemic, the eight-track opus – due out October 16 - strains beauty through aural apocalypse. The collective founded by multi-instrumentalist and producer Benny Goodman and comprising his brother Brian (compositions, arrangement), Cory Paza (bass, guitar), Kelly Kereliuk (guitar), Paul Lourenco (drums), and Siobhán Cronin (violin, viola, electric violin) has once again welcomed a revolving cast of virtuosos to join them for the next phase. This installment includes Marty Friedman, David Ellefson, Jeff Loomis, Bumblefoot and many more. 

“Conflagration,” which features the late Oli Herbert, Matt LaPierre and Conrad Simon, ignites Chapter II with a firestorm of rapid soloing that slices right through a hammering beat before the shredding subsides into an ominous cry.

“When I hear the song, I just think of the whole world burning,” Benny Goodman says. “Basically, the guitar players are getting us out. It has the most testosterone. It was literally blowing up my speakers like a ‘Conflagration.’ The adrenaline speaks for itself.”

LOST SYMPHONY was set in motion when Benny Goodman invited guitarists Kelly Kereliuk and Conrad Simon to add another dimension to the classical demo he had composed. An early recording of “Leave Well Enough Alone,” which appears on Chapter II, made its way to All That Remains co-founder and guitar hero Oli Herbert, who quickly jumped aboard as a chief collaborator. Upon arrival, Chapter I immediately received widespread critical acclaim. Metal Insider described it as “the great collision between metal and classical music,and BraveWords claimed it has “taken the scene by storm.

“With All That Remains, I'm doing about 16 bar solos on every song, so I have a very modest amount of time to say what I need to say,” Herbert previously said. “With this, [Ben]'s like ‘Hey man, I want you to play over like 64 bars.’ So, I have to really think differently about my structure and approach. It's kind of like more is more, and it lets me really get that side out of me. It really made me consolidate all my resources and put down as much material as possible. I think it's made me a much better player and musician.”

Chapter II track listing:
1. The World is Over (feat. Marty Friedman & Jeff Loomis)
2. Leave Well Enough Alone (feat. Jason Costa & Conrad Simon)
3. Negation Delirium (feat. Oli Herbert, Matt LaPierre, Jimi Bell & Joey Concepcion)
4. No Exit (feat. David Ellefson, Jeff Loomis & Jimi Bell)
5. The Garden of Earthly Delights (feat. Oli Herbert, David Abbruzzese, Rusty Cooley, Jimi Bell, Joey Concepcion, Matt LaPierre & Conrad Simon)
6. Conflagration (feat. Oli Herbert, Matt LaPierre & Conrad Simon)
7. A Murder of Crows (feat. Jon Donias, Matt Bachand & Jimi Bell)
8. The Long Wait for the End (feat. Oli Herbert & Matt LaPierre)

Chapter II pre-orders are available at https://lnk.to/LS_Chapter_2. Limited edition marble vinyl and CDs are available exclusively at LostSymphony.com

Stay tuned for additional previews of Chapter II’s tracks.

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Lost Symphony Reddit AMA

By Jason Lekberg

Lost Symphony will be doing an Reddit AMA with David Ellefson, Richard Shaw and Jimi Bell on April 21st!

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Lost Symphony Top 5: Underappreciated Albums (Benny Goodman)

By AKANTRO Collaborator

Staying safe at home? Let's talk music. What are your Top 5 underappreciated albums? We'll kick it off... 🤘

Top 5 Underappreciated Albums:

1. Faith No More - King For a Day, Fool For a Lifetime - I think its pretty easy to say that Faith No More may be one of the most underappreciated bands ever. Period. Mike Patton should need no introduction, but if he does, youtube his vocal range. Its almost a joke how much shit he has done from scream-o albums to operas in other languages, and he's AWESOME at both. This is an album towards the end of a very torrid beginning of a band too crazy to contain itself. Their guitarist Jim Martin had left and all kinds of drama, shit-throwing, and other madness had already gone down. I remember meeting Mike Bordin just after he recorded it on tour with Ozzy. He encouraged everyone to go "and pick it up," despite seeming none to pleased to have fifteen year olds pestering him. But when it came out it seemed as if many people didn't dig the expressionistic, more chaotic, bombastic direction FNM had taken. Their single "Diggin' the Grave" was, at the time, polarizing. It was the reason I got into FNM and anyone looking back should be able to listen to this with fresh ears and know it was pure genius. Lightning in a bottle for a band playing with a lot of fucking lighting.

2. Muse - Absolution - One of my friends put this on when it came out and I remember saying "this just sounds like a bad Radiohead ripoff." I was a fucking idiot. Probably on drugs. Because I'm not an avid fan of Radiohead but I LOVE Muse. Thom Yorke and Matt Belamy have a lot in common as singers, but as songwriters, I think Bellamy is next-level. His guitar playing reminds me of a simplified Brian May and the songs are almost always beautiful classical progressions produced in whatever style du jour the band decided upon. This is an album you can listen to from start to finish and everything about it from the production to the reckless abandon to the performance is on point. The lyrics speak deeply and yet are vague enough for you to fill in the blanks with whatever demons are going on in your head. It goes from absolute melancholy to manic metal grooves. And for those nerdy music enthusiasts, both Mike Portnoy and John Petrucci have stated the influence of this album on them. Its actually pretty clear on their album "Octavarium," which happens to be one of my favorites from Dream Theater.

3. Paganini - 24 Caprices - if you grew up on Richie Blackmore and Yngwie Malmsteen, you probably already know about Paganini. For the other 98% of people, Paganini may have slipped through the cracks. You have probably heard the urban myth they based the movie "Crossroads" on, you know, the one where Ralph Macchio goes up against Steve Vai in a guitar dual...and WINS?!?!?! Anywho, the real story was there was this dude Nicolo Paganini and he played violin so fast that many thought he had sold his soul to the devil in exchange for his talents. This record is basically an attack of the notes. From the guy who brought you "Flight of the Bumblebee" comes "5th Caprice," the violin equivalent to Van Halen's "Erruption," except even CRAZIER. Yup, if you love shred metal, you'll LOVE shred classical. This is THE MOST METAL classical gets and I love it.

4. Queen - Rock Montreal - its no secret that Freddie Mercury was kindddddaaa the best. Its also no secret they were an incredible live band. This is the last night of their last tour as a true four piece...ever. They are at their tightest, its clear. Freddie absolutely owns the show with endless bravado and stage banter. Songs like "Somebody to Love" will literally give you goosebumps, there's one note he holds out that...well, you'll know it when you listen! Not only are these some of the most inspired versions of the setlist, but its really one of the best bands and the very height of their live performance. Not to mention that the sound quality on this is vastly superior to some of the other live releases.

5. Pink Floyd - Pulse - when this came out it got totally shit on. Stuff like "where's Roger Waters" and (I'm paraphrasing) "they're stiff playing to lights." I bought this record with no knowledge of who Pink Floyd were or anything other than the CD blinked a red light and the album cover looked like a super trippy eye--one of the first digital-image album covers. I got it for my 13th birthday, you know, when a Jew turns into a MAN. I listened to it...a little. It starts off with "Shine on Your Crazy Diamond," a 17 minute tune that takes 7 minutes and change to have the vocals kick in. Needless to say, at 13, I had NO ATTENTION span for it. But that light kept blinking. Just blinking at me. And when my parents dragged me on roadtrips across the states I had no refuge other than my portable CD player. One trip, I think I was 14 or 15, I remembered listening to "High Hopes." All 7.5 minutes of it in a row, noticing the crescendo of the orchestra and the perfection of David Gilmore's guitar. I had no idea it was a new song that people hated because it wasn't old. I thought it was beautiful. As I listened on I realized that I loved Pink Floyd and that furthermore, having not known Roger Waters, was unaffected by his absence. To this day, I'd still take Gilmour over Waters despite knowing that Waters wrote so many of the tunes. Still, he had nothing to do with "The Division Bell," which was what this was a snippet from that tour. Those songs fit in right next to "Run Like Hell" and "Astronmy Domine" for me. The performances are still amazing and Gilmour's tone is the epitome of the word.

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Lost Symphony Top 5: Movies You Haven't Seen (Benny Goodman)

By AKANTRO Collaborator

As we're all dealing with more time indoors right now, we thought we'd put together some Top 5 lists to help get you through the down time.  First up, Benny shares his Top 5 Movies You Haven't Seen Yet!

Top 5 Movies You Haven't Seen (Benny Goodman Edition)

1. Donnie Darko - I used to feel like this was a movie where it was redundant to ask if anyone had seen it.   Donnie Darko changed my world for a multitude of reasons:  First and foremost, Jake Gyllenhaal has his breakout roll playing a creepy, mentally disturbed youth and he absolutely owns it.  For years after I still always thought of him as "Donnie Darko."  The film itself is a crazy, Ray Bradbury-esque story about love, time travel, fear, and how nothing really matters.  I love how deep and philosophical it is.  Some parts of it are downright terrifying and the use of Tears For Fears effectively throughout the film is an added bonus.  Head Over Heels never sounded better and you get to listen to Michael Andrew's even darker version of "Mad World."  With lyrics like "the dreams in which I'm dying are the best I've ever had," how would you not think it was Slayer and not an 80s pop band?  Did I mention Drew Barrymore and Noah Wylie are pretty awesome, to boot?
2. Amadeus - Tom Hulce (Animalhouse) as Mozart is literally perfection.  This movie is legit the definition of "tour de force" with outrageous costumes, sets and an over-the-top orchestral onslaught of notes from the Mozart catalog. Compound that with hilarity and a meaningful story to make telling the history of a savant musician over three hours not just bearable, but most excellent to the last scene.  Not only is this a crash course in why classical music is awesome, but F. Murray Abraham and Michael McKeen, better known for Spinal Tap and Better Call Saul, both absolutely make career defining performances.  To this day my brother still yells "Tempo, Salieri" every time I fuck up.
3. I Heart Huckabees - is a movie about existential detectives.  WTF does THAT mean?  Ask Dustin Hoffman and Lily Tomlin who are absolutely hysterical together in this crazy, tripped out movie about serendipity and the interconectedness of everything.  Jason Schwartzman and Mark Wahlberg create a weird yet totally enjoyable synergy as they figure out what everything really means.  Smoke A LOT OF WEED before you watch this one.  You still won't get it.
4. The Darjeeling Limited - I guess I am a glutton for the type of weird Jason Schwartzman likes to be a part of.  This movie is a giant trip.  No, literally, its about a trip on a train and throughout the whole movie most of the cast is under the influence of something or another.  That cast being Schwartzman, Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, and a majorly out-there Anjelica Houston.  The story is about three brothers who are brought together and forced to reconnect on a strange ride across India.  You won't be disappointed.  This might be my favorite Wes Anderson movie.  ...and if you don't know who that is, go watch ALL of his movie, especially if you like this one.
5. Payback - man, I am NOT a generic action hero movie type of guy, but if there WAS an action movie that just takes the cake for everything, it is HANDS DOWN "Payback" for me.  Its a simple premise: Mel Gibson gets stabbed in the back by a business partner and he's taken to the tune of $70k.  The rest of the movie is Mel Gibson being Mel FUCKING GIBSON at his VERY best doing everything necessary to get that 70k back.  If there is ANYTHING you should take away from this, don't fuck with Mel Gibson.

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Lost Symphony Releases Virtuosic Debut Album, 'Chapter I', Feat. Past/Present Members from Guns N' Roses, All That Remains, Cradle of Filth, Nevermore, & More!

By AKANTRO Collaborator

Symphonic metal juggernaut LOST SYMPHONYTM has released their debut album, Chapter I, today via XOFF Records. The record is an electrifying, instrumental master class of musicianship that features a slew of guest shredders and past/present members of GUNS N’ ROSES, ALL THAT REMAINS, NEVERMORE, STEEL PANTHER, CRADLE OF FILTH, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA and more.

STREAM CHAPTER I NOW: https://lnk.to/LS_Chapter_1

LISTEN TO THE LATEST SINGLE “REQUIEM”
(FEAT. MARTY FRIEDMAN, OLI HERBERT, MATT LAPIERRE & CONRAD SIMON)

 

More from Chapter I:

“Singularity” (Feat. Oli Herbert, Bumblefoot, Ethan Brosh) Music Video - https://youtu.be/-ujTELkPGYE

“This Life Moves Too Fast” (Feat. David Ellefson, Jeff Loomis, Jimi Bell) Music Video - https://youtu.be/l2pFgIE3v48

“Premeditated Destruction” (Feat. Brock Richards, Richard Shaw, Jimi Bell, Matt LaPierre) – https://youtu.be/v1_TiC1UMxU

Lost Symphony: Featured Artist (David Ellefson) - https://youtu.be/A9K2trh9rCo

Lost Symphony: Featured Artist (Jeff Loomis) - https://youtu.be/ZHqQuRJrDoY

Lost Symphony: Featured Artist (Marty Friedman) - https://youtu.be/9oF4HvKyBug

LOST SYMPHONY’s debut record is only the beginning and a testament of what’s to come for the prolific sextet. Over the next several months the band will release a follow up full-length album, Chapter II, and an EP. Additional details to follow.

Comprised of brothers Benny and Brian Goodman (compositions, arrangement), along with co-conspirators Cory Paza (bass, guitar), Kelly Kereliuk (guitar), Paul Lourenco (drums) and Starset’s Siobhán Cronin (violin, viola), LOST SYMPHONY’s journey began in 2015. After crafting an initial classical demo, Benny chose to find guitar players to bring it to life. Discovering Kelly and Conrad Simon online, he began sending music back and forth collecting incredible solos. The project began taking shape when All That Remains drummer Jason Costa provided drum tracks, which led to bringing the late ATR guitarist Oli Herbert into the fold.

 

“We basically spent weeks in my basement putting songs together,” recalls Benny. “Oli thoughtfully constructed lead guitar parts for several of our songs and was a key collaborator. We sat and worked on everything note for note from start-to-finish. Oli brought legitimacy to this. He was like our ambassador. When he’d call other guitarists, they’d pick up the phone.”

 

After years of piecing together the project under the radar, Benny introduces it to the world in 2020, sharing one-song per week for two months accompanied by exclusive recording footage. The first single “This Life Moves Too Fast” [feat. David Ellefson, Jeff Loomis, & Jimi Bell] gallops forward on a hummable riff punctuated by sweeping violin, propulsive bass, and lyrical fretwork. Uniting Loomis, Ellefson, and Bell, it ebbs and flows between moments of scorching soloing and orchestral reprieve.

Chapter I Track Listing:

  1. Singularity (feat. Oli Herbert, Bumblefoot & Ethan Brosh)
  2. Premeditated Destruction (feat. Brock Richards, Richard Shaw, Jimi Bell & Matt LaPierre)
  3. This Life Moves Too Fast (feat. David Ellefson, Jeff Loomis & Jimi Bell)
  4. I Felt a Funeral in My Brain (feat. David Ellefson & Joey Concepcion)
  5. Cotard Delusion (feat. Oli Herbert & Satchel)
  6. Catnip High (feat. Conrad Simon & Matt LaPierre)
  7. In A World (feat. Oli Herbert, Matt LaPierre & Conrad Simon)
  8. Requiem (feat. Marty Friedman, Oli Herbert, Matt LaPierre & Conrad Simon)
  9. Lacrimosa (feat. Oli Herbert & Angel Vivaldi)

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