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MUSIC MONDAY - 22BELOW

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It's Time for the second edition of "Music Monday"!

LaST week we debuted South Asian/ AuSTrailan singer "Nisha STar" with her firST video release for her cover of "Alone".

This week we are featuring 22below from Holland. 22BELOW features a female singer, Madelief Licht and also features Guitars - Barteld Jansen / Drums - Jan Pohl / Bass - Paul van der Maat.

"Monopoly on Sorrow" was originally recorded by Suicidal Tendencies and appeared on "The Art Of Rebellion" album released in 1992.

When ST released this song( and album) it was considered "quite a different sound" (which basically every ST album released at the time was, so really any surprise?). It's another long STory (aren't they all), but Mike Muir ended up playing the electric acoustic guitar on the Suicidal version.

Music is an amazing thing. There are so many ways to interpret, hear, analyze, approach, take apart and reconstruct it in completely different renditions. The attack and approach can come from totally different perspectives and sounds, but ultimately it's the lyrics that speak to you or they don't.

"Influence" is a word used all the time. But the definition can be completely different. Example, someone can be influenced and try to be "just like" what influenced them. Or, they can use that influence to "inspire" them to do it a different way, to take that experience and mix it with their other experiences and create something new in that spirit.

We hope you listen to this version of "Monopoly on Sorrow" by 22BELOW. Here's the link: https://youtu.be/-BOUYzwDm_w

22BELOW'S interpretation brings a new take to the song with a more dark, haunting sound to accompanying the lyrics with vocals by Madelief Licht.

22BELOW are a band from Holland. The bassist is long time friend and Cyco, "Pauly" who when not playing bass has help with many projects with ST including design and work on the bands webstore, etc.

22BELOW's first tour was also with ST, opening up the bands French Tour. Since then they've been busy in the studio recording a huge catalog of songs and recording videos getting ready to release their debut album.... new covid hit.

This version will also appear on an upcoming limited edition vinyl compilation which will feature a number of ST songs re imagined as instrumentals, with Dean Pleasants, Ben Weinman, Tim Stewart and Ricky Tillo doing guitar versions.

In addition, there will be bass solo versions with Ra Diaz, Bubby Lewis, Josh Paul, and Saya Gray. Also appearing on the compilation is Nisha STar with her debut video release for her version of the ST song "Alone" which is posted on the Suicidal's You Tube page. Link: https://youtu.be/xugnE5jVEwY

STay tune for more info on this project, but in the meantime, enjoy the debut video by 22BELOW. Also please subscribe to the ST channel for more upcoming ST projects, etc!

22BELOW'S interpretation brings a new take to the song with a more dark, haunting sound to accompanying the lyrics with vocals by Madelief Licht.

Recorded & mixed by Paul van der Maat, Jan Pohl & 22BELOW. Music and lyrics written by Mike Muir. Mastered by Renzo van Riemsdijk. Video made by 22BELOW.

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