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Angel Vivaldi and Oli Herbert Team Up for "Dopamine"

(Image credit: Angel Vivaldi)

Here's one for all you progressive, guitar-based hard-rock fans.

Earlier this month, guitarist Angel Vivaldi premiered a new song and music video, "Dopamine," which features All That Remains guitarist (and former Guitar World columnist) Oli Herbert. The track is from Vivaldi's new album, Synapse, which is set for an October 6 release.

Synapse consists of eight songs, each written for a specific brain chemical, which—according to press materials—incites a different emotion.

For full immersion, the studio was painted eight times during the writing of each individual song in its associated color. You can get an idea of the visuals in the two videos below. The top clip is the "Dopamine" video; the bottom clip is a trailer for the album, which includes its intriguing cover art and more.

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Damian Fanelli

Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.