SOURCE: KatZen Rock Band; National Fibromyalgia Association

KatZen Rock Band; National Fibromyalgia Association

KatZen Rock Band; National Fibromyalgia Association

December 09, 2009 15:38 ET

Recording Artist Tamara Cimmerian of KatZen Donates "Overcome" Album Proceeds to the National Fibromyalgia Association Now Through Feb. 15, 2010

Tamara Uses Music to Help Relieve Her Fibromyalgia Pain and Gives Back With New Album

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - December 9, 2009) - Tamara Cimmerian, lead singer/songwriter and pianist of new rock music project KatZen, was diagnosed with fibromyalgia after suffering chronic unexplained pain following the birth of her child. Tamara struggled to get back to daily activities. A musician since age five, she found working on music helped to relieve pain and provided a creative outlet. On her new album "Overcome," Tamara utilizes her four-octave-range voice to express her battle against hardships. Now through February 15, 2010, Tamara has teamed up with the National Fibromyalgia Association to raise awareness and will donate one-third of KatZen's "Overcome" album proceeds to the nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for the millions of people with fibromyalgia.

"Overcome" is a trio of songs about overcoming adversity. Tamara is joined on the album by drummer Forrest Robinson, who has played with India.Arie and TLC; and guitarist Jesse Berent. "Overcome" opens with the song "Shadow," which describes emotions of feeling second best. "Try" depicts endurance and reflects on Tamara's life with fibromyalgia. A chord runs through the entire ballad without stopping, embodying a metaphor for never giving up.

The third song, "No Such Thing" is uplifting and contains a Ganesha chant, Ganesha is the Hindu Lord known for removing obstacles. The lyrics speak of reversing unfortunate events.

"I was in horrible widespread pain until I got help. I had to stop thinking of my diagnosis of fibromyalgia as a defeat. There's no such thing as a coincidence, there's a reason for everything. I wanted to do something positive and help others," says Tamara. "Working to benefit the National Fibromyalgia Association is a tremendous gift."

Now through February 15, 2010, one-third of KatZen's proceeds from "Overcome" will be donated to the National Fibromyalgia Association. "Overcome" can be purchased through iTunes and Amazon, as well as other digital retailers for $2.97 and individual songs for $0.99. For direct links to digital retailers selling "Overcome," please visit

About KatZen (

KatZen is a rock music project out of Downtown L.A. founded by Tamara Cimmerian. Tamara's the principal member and her vision exclusively guides the artistic direction of the music, recordings and live shows. Tamara works with drummer Forrest Robinson and co-producer Drew Schnurr to make music that blends different genres (rock, industrial, piano & metal) yet still creates a distinct sound.

About National Fibromyalgia Association (

The National Fibromyalgia Association (NFA) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to develop and execute programs dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with fibromyalgia. Founded in 1997 by Lynne Matallana and Karen Lee Richards, the NFA is the largest nonprofit organization working to support people with fibromyalgia and other chronic pain illnesses.

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