Album Trailer: District 97 – In Vaults

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Chicago prog rock/metal/alternative/classical/pop/jazz outfit District 97 is streaming a trailer for their third studio album In Vaults, out June 23, 2015 via Laser’s Edge. The album was recorded at IV Lab Studios in Chicago, engineered by Chris Harden with additional engineering by Shane Hendrickson, mixed by Shane Hendrickson and Jeff Fox at The Mouse House Studio and mastered by Bob Katz at Digital Domain, and features brilliant cover art designed by Björn Gooßes.

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