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People still ask me pretty frequently what exactly I do for a living. I work all the time, though some of my neighbors still think I don't work at all, and some family members still give me the 'deer-in-the-headlights' look at every gathering, prompted by my responses to their own questions of ''What have you been working on?'' Then there's the even more annoying ones that hit me with twenty questions about just how exactly I do certain things. It's very frustrating that they'll never understand or respect the many adventures that I get to have as The Rock Father™ and beyond. My latest adventure? I was given the privilege of creating the new FEAR FACTORY video.

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So much rock, so little time. If you're only popping into The Rock Father™ for these rapid-fire updates, be sure to check out the homepage for some family-friendly rock n' roll adventures. As for this installment of The Random Rock N' More, I've got updates galore covering 40 bands and artists. If you're not familiar with how this works - I give you the essential information, then give you a link if you choose to learn more. The Random Rock is first, with N' More (all other genres) following. Here we go...

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Impressive is just one word to describe the sonic display of talent that you're about to witness in the videos below. The drumming prowess of YouTube user bugyean was brought to my attention this afternoon by Dirge Within guitarist Shaun Glass, who forwarded me a video of bugyean aka Noppakun Trirojporn of Sisaket, Thailand absolutely throwing down with a drum cover of AVENGED SEVENFOLD's Beast and the Harlot - playing with his daughter Zoe on his arm, while playing the entire song one-armed - DEF LEPPARD style. But that's not all... this guy does a SLIPKNOT medley, takes on DREAM THEATER, LAMB OF GOD, and a whole lot more in his IKEA furnished studio area. Check this out...

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So what does my offline work include these days? Well, I've been doing some directing and editing again, and the latest piece has hit the 'web as of this afternoon. Below the break you can check out the official ''lyric video'' for the new DIRGE WITHIN single entitled For My Enemies. The video was put together by yours truly, and the song will be featured on the band's sophomore album THERE WILL BE BLOOD, which arrives at retail on April 10, 2012 via THC: Music, Rocket Science Ventures, and SONY RED Distribution.

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