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NEWSLETTER: October [CLICK FOR MORE] - Wow! The past month has been a whirlwind of things happening and taking place. So much so that Elroy had to be careful or else he would have been swept away with his wings open! From brand new partnerships, to team work projects, The next month is looking to be quite promising and uplifting... [CLICK FOR MORE]

INTERVIEW: MAGIC 98.3 [CLICK FOR MORE] - Music and Mental Health! Two very important things in life! I got to chat with guitarist JD McGibney, and he’s not only talking about anxiety and depression, he’s lifting the stigma about getting help and releasing a new single to help some wonderful organizations... [CLICK FOR MORE]

INTERVIEW: AUDIOVISIO [CLICK FOR MORE] - On this episode of the AudioVisio Podcast, my co-host Matt and I talk to JD McGibney, a session guitarist, leader of the metal band 'Angels On The Battlefield', and Host of the 'Conquer Your Battlefield' podcast... [CLICK FOR MORE]

NEWS: PRE-SAVE LINK [CLICK FOR MORE] - Angels on the Battlefield guitarist JD McGibney is releasing a new single entitled "Voices in the Dark" under the JD McGibney & Friends project, featuring guitarist Chen Balbus of Israeli metal legends Orphaned Land on October 22, 2021. A Portion of the royalties will be donated to the mental health non-profit organizations The You Rock Foundation and the National Alliance On Mental Illness (NAMI) to help them with their mission of building better lives for the millions of people affected by mental illness. [CLICK FOR MORE]

NEWS: The You Rock Foundation [CLICK FOR MORE] - I’ve joined hands with The You Rock Foundation in a new partnership! Mental health struggles can sometimes be overbearing; working together we can do our part to help one another and end the stigma around opening up. (Here you'll find artists sharing their stories to help spread awareness and help... [CLICK FOR MORE]

NEWSLETTER: September [CLICK FOR MORE] - I'm pretty sure at this point it's pretty clear that the topic of mental health is an important one for me as I grow more vocal on social media of my own experiences (especially to Elroy who hears even more in person). I truly believe that the more we share our stories and what we go through... [CLICK FOR MORE]

YOUTUBE: Infilrate [CLICK FOR MORE] - I always love when there is an opportunity to do something creative with other people. A while back, my buddy Chris Wirsig invited me to partake in a writing session with him. We somehow managed to crank out an entire EP's worth of songs in two hours! "Infiltrate" is one of those songs... [CLICK FOR MORE]

NEWSLETTER: August [CLICK FOR MORE] - Life Changes and New Horizons... The last few months have included a lot of self reflection and growth. If I'm being honest, it's been some of the most intense introspection I've ever done and I have to say that I am grateful that I built up the courage to do so... [CLICK FOR MORE]

YOUTUBE: Our Ballad of Today [CLICK FOR MORE] - Two years ago my cousin asked if I’d write a song for a short film she was working on. I said yes because she’s family, and because the story she wanted to tell really spoke to me. A story of inner turmoil, self discovery, and the horrors of child abuse. There are very few songs that have... [CLICK FOR MORE]

INTERVIEW: Shoutout LA [CLICK FOR MORE] - Hi JD, why did you decide to pursue a creative path? I found a deep connection with music when I was a teenager. Like most people, going through adolescence can be confusing and tough. Listening to and creating music gave me a way to channel all the angst, the difficult emotions, and what I would... [CLICK FOR MORE]

NEWSLETTER: Mighty May [CLICK FOR MORE] - May is here, and with it Mental Health Awareness month! Elroy reminded me that sometimes I can be a bit hard on myself, and that it is important to focus on the things we've been able to achieve, the wonderful people in our lives, and the inner demons we are able to conquer! #ConquerYourBattlefield... [CLICK FOR MORE]

MUSIC PROJECTS: Heavy Metal Beast [CLICK FOR MORE] - The new album, Heavy Metal Beast, the EP collaboration with composer Chris Wirsig, is now streaming on all digital platforms! This is the first collaborative music endeavor JD Mcgibney has worked on since before moving to Los Angeles from Long Island... [CLICK FOR MORE]

INTERVIEW: Putting YOU on the Spot [CLICK FOR MORE] - Today in the spotlight is JD McGibney. JD is a professional musician, partner at entertainment consulting and production company BBR Productions, co-host of the "I DON'T MAKE THIS STUFF UP" podcast and many more projects. Listen as JD walks us through his career as a musician... [CLICK FOR MORE]

INTERVIEW: The Demons Within: Stories of heavy metal and mental health [CLICK FOR MORE] - My conversation with JD McGibney I recently had a conversation with musician and hired gun JD where we discussed the nature of art, music, metal and his own mental health journey. He provided some fascinating insights for us to ponder. Supported by... [CLICK FOR MORE]

ARTICLES BY JD: How to Use Social Media for Bands [CLICK FOR MORE] - Social media is a powerful tool in today’s music industry. It allows bands and artists to connect DIRECTLY to their fans across the ENTIRE planet. Having multiple platforms to choose from expands that number even further. The crazy thing about social media is that it is FREE! Learning the... [CLICK FOR MORE]

NEWSLETTER: [CLICK FOR MORE] - Even with all the leftover chaos from last year coming to a head and slowly fizzling away, there was no shortage of creative inspiration! As the prospects of art and unity unfolded, both Elroy and I enjoyed the start of our new year, and hold our hopes high as we move forward into February... [CLICK FOR MORE]

PODCAST: I DON'T MAKE THIS STUFF UP [CLICK FOR MORE] - This 2020 year was intense, most of all it shutdown the world around us. For entertainers our opportunities vanished as it did for other industries. What was this year like for us, how will we see 2021 blossom, and things we can do to keep moving forward when at times it seems like we cannot do... [CLICK FOR MORE]

NEWSLETTER: I don't know about you guys, but Elroy and I are glad to be at the beginning of a new year. The voices of new possibilities are calling to us, and we are willing to heed their call! Whatever 2021 has in store, we're confident we can handle anything... [CLICK]

MUSIC PROJECTS: People are People: JD McGibney took part in a collective of 36 musicians in support of social justice and equality organizations, releasing an Orchestral Rock version of Depeche Mode's classic "People Are People." Amongst the collaborating artists are Synthpop legend Marian Gold (Alphaville - „Forever Young“, Big In Japan“), Grammy-winners... [CLICK]

STORE: Angel vs Dragon Hoodie. Solid colors: 80% Cotton, 20% Polyester; Heather Grey: 78% Cotton, 22% Poly; Dark Heather: 50% Cotton, 50% Polyester Imported Machine wash cold with like colors, dry low heat 8.5 oz, Classic fit, Twill-taped neck... [CLICK]

MUSICAL PROJECTS: [READ MORE] Thomas J. Bellezza and JD McGibney play an upbeat heavy metal acoustic version of the original song "A Play I Was Working On" from the band Altayon. This is a song converting poems from the poetry book "SHE" into music. The progressive doom metal band, Altayon, flows back and forth through acoustic music and heavy Broadway... [READ MORE]

MUSICAL PROJECTS: [READ MORE] Thomas J. Bellezza and JD McGibney play a 50's style love song in an acoustic version of the original song "A Kiss In Eternity" from the band Altayon. This is a song converting poems from the poetry book "SHE" into music. The progressive doom metal band, Altayon, flows back and forth through acoustic music and heavy Broadway... [READ MORE]

YOUTUBE: Playlist - HOW TO GET READY FOR A GIG | GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR BAND'S GIG • [CLICK] How To Get Ready For A Gig | Get The Most Out of Your Band's Gig - How to Start a Successful Band with JD McGibney. Getting your band ready for a gig has more steps than just practicing your songs the night before. There are things that must be done... [CLICK]

YOUTUBE: Playlist - HOW TO MAKE A SET LIST FOR YOUR BAND | STRONG BAND SET LISTS - How to Start a Successful Band • [CLICK] How To Make A Set List For Your Band | Strong Band Set Lists - How to Start a Successful Band with JD McGibney. A rookie mistake beginning bands sometimes make is getting up on stage for a gig without planning out what they are going to... [CLICK]

STORE: [READ MORE] Angels on the Battlefield's EP “Over Darkened Skies” is available for download in the JD McGibney Store! Conquer your battlefield with some epic instrumental metal. A collection of songs that span the first full length album. [READ MORE]

MUSICAL PROJECTS: [READ MORE] Thomas J. Bellezza and JD McGibney play an acoustic version of "After All Is Said And Done" which is an Altayon song converting poems from the poetry book "SHE" into music. The progressive doom metal band, Altayon, flows back and forth through acoustic music and heavy Broadway style songs... [READ MORE]
 
 
 
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