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Local band Chrysalis is playing a show Friday night at Rosita's Restaurant on Main Street, to promote the band's upcoming new album ‘Focus on the Center'. Chrysalis formed in Barstow in 2003 and played the Vans Warped Tour in 2009.

Chrysalis to rock Rosita's

CD release concert planned for Friday night

BARSTOW • Rock band Chrysalis is preparing to celebrate the upcoming release of its latest album with a record release concert at Rosita’s Restaurant on Friday night.

The Barstow-based group’s new record, titled ‘Focus on the Center,’ will officially hit stores on Feb. 11, and is already available in a pre-sale on iTunes.

Fans can pick up a copy of the new CD early, as Chrysalis will have copies available at the concert. Doors open at 5 p.m., and admission is $5, or $10 buys admission and a copy of the new CD.

Chrysalis is returning to performing after a short hiatus. The band formed in Barstow in 2003, and played at the 2009 Vans Warped Tour, sharing the stage with bands including Powerman 5000, TSOL and Agent Orange.

According to a press release, the new record “will appeal to fans of various rock, hard rock, and metal sub-genres.”

Chrysalis will headline Friday night’s show, with local bands K D N P R S and Amnesty For The Martyr also in the lineup.

Local radio station 96.9 “The Drive” will preview the album on the air Friday at 8:15 a.m. The station will play songs from “Focus on the Center” and discuss the album, as well as revisit the background of the band.

For more information about Chrysalis and the new record, visit the band’s website at or check out the Facebook page at

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