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Backwater

There are at least 3 bands with the name Backwater: (1) Backwater (Germany) Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 who released two full-length albums: "Revelation" (1984) and "Final Strike" (1986). Changed name to Tai Pan, releasing "Slow Death" (1995), and then changed their name again to X-Ray, under which they released "Dehumanized" (1996).
discography and reviews: metal archives Line-up:
Miguel Di Muzio - Bass
Thomas Guschelbauer - Guitars (1981-1993, 2008-present), Vocals (1981-1988)
Achim Schmietow - Vocals, Bass (1981-1987), Guitars (2008-present)

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Battle Lines

Between the seams lies love, loss and purgatory. Dark and cerebral; we come unarmed. Battle Lines (previously Alvin Purple!) are dirty. Dirty in a good way. Their debut double A Side released last year created waves across the blog-sphere, blending an irresistible pop melody with 'foot to the ribcage' beats and a soaring sonic landscape. Favorites with Tom Robinson on BBC 6music, they combine chanteuse elements of Lykke Li with TV on the Radio beats...

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No Hope Astronaut

Conceived in London at the dawn of 2005, NO HOPE ASTRONAUT have continued to stare down the countless ‘The’ bands of this world to produce music and performances worthy of the applause and accolades they have received to date. In June 2008 No Hope Astronaut were UK Finalists of the Emergenza Worldwide Battle of the Bands held at the University of London Union (ULU). NHA wowed the crowds along the way and finished 2nd place overall, also picking up the competition’s best bassist award. This performance cemented their place amongst the top unsigned bands in the UK today.

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Coldplay

Coldplay is a British alternative rock band, formed in London, United Kingdom in 1997. The band comprises vocalist and pianist Chris Martin, lead guitarist Jonny Buckland, bassist Guy Berryman, and drummer Will Champion. Having released four successful albums, (all of which debuted at #1 on the UK album chart) Coldplay have also achieved great success with their singles, such as Yellow, Speed of Sound, the Grammy-winning Clocks and the US and UK #1 single Viva la Vida. Frontman Chris Martin credits 1980s Norwegian pop band a-ha for inspiring him to form his own band.

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The Mutton Birds

The Mutton Birds was formed in 1991 in New Zealand, by Don McGlashan, formerly of Blam Blam Blam (guitar, vocals and euphonium), Ross Burge (drums), David Long (guitar) and Alan Gregg (bass guitar). They scored several hits in New Zealand, including "Nature", "Dominion Road", "Your Window", "Anchor Me" and Blue Öyster Cult's "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" which was featured in the movie "The Frighteners" directed by Peter Jackson.

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