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"Manahan opens for Lamb Of God"

Local opener Manahan did an excellent job warming up the crowd. Hailing from Keswick, Ontario and fronted by the shockingly young Cory Manahan (who is not yet twenty), Manahan are defined by their energy and amazing raw talent. Cory Manahan‘s guitar skills are simply preternatural. He is both nimble and passionate, and the songs are hooky and enjoyable, showcasing Manahan’s talent without being overly showy or complex. Manahan recently attracted the attention of renowned metal writer Carl Begai, and after this show it is easy to see why. They were an excellent choice as an opening, and they played a smart, slick and exciting to watch. They already have so much to work with, and so much potential, I can’t help but expect great things from them in the future. - Hellbound

"Releases Narcotic to the world"

Manahan Records, the product of Cory Manahan and numerous mentors including the famous Donald Passman, has released one of the most stunning Metal Rock albums that has graced the walls of our Music scene for decades.

A Staunch fan of Ozzy,Led Zepplin and the likes this young 18 year old virtuoso, who has been dominating the Toronto Music scene since he was 14 years old, is ready for the world.

Manahan's guitar playing can only be described as wonderful dream scapes that take the listener off into another dimension, just like those early long tracks by Ozzy,Zep,Van Halen,and all the stuff that rips and of course Metallica, Machine Head and the sort.Manahan seems to have put it all into a metal grinder and come out with his own flavour.Try some we know you'll like it! It's the new age and the new voice of our new age.It's always good to listen to what they have to say and how they want to say it!

Manahan has released their first single DMDS direct to Radio covering the Canadian and North American markets.They have begun a series of promotional interviews with an experienced Broadcast company so as to link and set up their own tracking as a reliable source for Radio to obtain good metal music coming down the pipe.

Manahan Records reports that they have begun the radio promotion end of things with a series of promo give aways of promotional items with the grand prize of an Manahan electric guitar and Manahan string packages and promo packs.

A world wide radio campaign is being orchestrated around the release of " Narcotic " including a radio promotion contest for all listeners and radio stations alike.

Manahan Records would like to establsih with all Radio that they will help to stimulate the Broadcast experience and assist with interviews, teasers and radio production that helps Broadcasters connect the listener to the Artist or foreground programming, which seems to be more and more popular.The audience wants to connect with the Artist. Radio is still one of the best mediums for this reports Manahan Tracking division. Cory Manahan was reported as stating Good tracking will help maintain the quality of the industry.Manahan Radio track will assist in this regard connecting radio to the Artist and visa versa.

Manahan Releases Narcotic to the world! An Awareness song.! Now available at DMDS Feeds.

Hart Radio will report further information on the Manahan experience as " Narcotic " becomes aired on Radio and enjoyed by the world!

- Hart Radio

"Presidential thank you card"

Thank you letter from President Obama and Michelle for grass roots projects and - The White House

"Artist dedicated to giving back"

John David Hart admits if you left him alone in a room with uncooked macaroni, he would find a way to make it art.
His modest apartment, heated only by a wood stove, is littered with inspirational works. Paintings hang from walls, some are propped against easels and an earlier work sits on a wooden work bench — it is being restored for a show in New York to benefit Michelle Obama's Healthy Child Healthy World charity.

"I have always believed in using my talent to help others," he said, sipping from his coffee cup. "I hope I live for at least another 25 years so I can give back and do well for the community."

He can't recall all of the charities he has helped over the years through the sale of his art or by donating his time to fundraising events, such as the annual Persechini Easter Seals walkathon and working with Crime Stoppers.

Being a man of many talents, Mr. Hart has also delved into the world of carving. He transforms granite into sculptures and donated a four-foot statue to the York Region Arts Council to generate funds for an arts scholarship program, arts council executive director Nancy Bodi said.

"He is a very generous and industrious person," she said, noting the sculpture is on display in the council office.

Mr. Hart, 53, describes carving granite, an unusual choice of material, as similar to getting in a car and driving full throttle. The carving tool, much like the car, weaves all over the place and you just have to go with the flow.

He started carving statues as a symbol of defying an injury.

In 1988, Mr. Hart broke his back when he slipped and fell. He was told he would never walk again, but thanks to his determination, surgery and medication, he's back on his feet.

"It was the most difficult thing I had to go through. Imagine how frustrating it is to learn to walk again," he said. "The stone is kind of my way of symbolizing strength."

Mr. Hart knew since he was five he wanted to be an artist. Having learned to play the piano from his mother, he wrote his first song at a young age.

Having a passion for any type of creative work led him to explore art, more specifically painting, in high school.

"It's really funny because I got kicked out of art class in school for daydreaming," he said. "The teacher told me I had to prove I wanted to come back."

He had painted since he was 12 and felt it best showed what he had to offer in talent. He built an apparatus for his bicycle to transport the five-foot by seven-foot painting to school to show his teacher.

"The teacher was just floored," he smiled. "He let me back into class and made me promise I would never stop painting."

He has remained true to that promise, no matter what else he is taking on. Painting for him is an experience, a quest to make the next greatest work of art and capture a moment in time forever, he explained.

Following again in the footsteps of his mother, he got a broadcasting job right out of high school.

He never stopped painting, but his parents went separate ways and Mr. Hart needed a full-time job.

"It was really exciting as a kid to be working at a radio station," he said.

In 1980, he came to Newmarket and was one of three who started radio station CKAN, which is now Foxy 88.5. Through his work as an on-air voice, the spark for music was reignited and the urge to create music became strong once again.

He plays in the band Open Eye Universe and is one of many artists who have come together to produce two albums to raise funds and awareness of health care improvements needed across North America. His need to help others led him to create his own recording studio in his apartment.

"I have realized how hard it is to navigate the music industry," he said. "With the contacts I have made over the years and my own experiences, I felt I needed to help others."

Mr. Hart finds people are stunned at the multiple arts he practises as many artists are focused on one discipline. Having been a broadcaster who did voice work for President Barack Obama's campaign, the painter, sculptor, occasional actor, musician, mentor and active community member isn't easily overwhelmed.

"It's like I have multiple personalities sometimes," he laughed. "I enjoy every minute of it no matter what I am creating."

- Era Banner Media

"Open Eye Universe aired in Europe"

OPen eye Universe's new song, Wings of Forever now being used for television series in Poland. Socan song writers society reports increasing airplay wiith the Open Eye Universe Song" Wings of Forever" as it becomes increasingly popular on European airplay charts. - Lord Vishnu 0058635 ASCAP NY



"If Today Was The Last Day" (Single)



Originally formed in 2008, Manahan is a young power trio from Keswick Ontario. Recently shared the stage with Lamb of god at the sold out show in Toronto. Fronted by 19 year old Cory Manahan, with Kris Merriman on drums and Kevin Whittaker on bass. The group has quickly begun to lay path to metal stardom. With stylistic influences ranging from Pantera to Slayer and Metallica to Megadeth, Manahan create a unique sound hard to group into any category. Cory Manahan began playing guitar at the age of ten years old. By age 12, he was already playing bars doing cover songs. Though his playing was early influenced by the likes of Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath – Cory would use these as stepping stones to form the style that became Manahan. With the new album entitled “Commence” newly released, Manahan are set to take on the world. The album is straight from the heart. Cory Manahan and Dan Preston worked for months making it the best album it could be. With lyrical content ranging from important subjects as substance abuse to perseverance, “Commence” provides an artistic in depth look at some of the darkest sides of society. Manahan are ready and poised to continue their trek to the top. It's been a non stop thrill ride for the young trio, and only time will tell where they will end up.