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There are at least seven artists which use this name:
1. A metal band from Germany
2. A death metal band from Switzerland
3. An industrial band from Australia
4. A thrash metal band from Iceland
5. A progressive death metal band from Latvia
6. A punk band from the United States
7. A death grind band from the Ukraine 1. A metal band from Sinzig, Germany, who defined their style as modern death metal. The 5 friends released 2 EPs: "Coma" (2007) and "Branded" (2009, Web-EP). Both EPs are available for free download on their website.

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Primordial

Primordial is an Irish band founded in the late 1980's. They play a unique style of heavy metal, which can best be described as a blend of black and folk metal with strong influences from their Irish roots. Their music and lyrics deal with cultural heritage, struggle, melancholy and anger. Primordial started out as a black metal band with some folk influences with their 1993 demo Dark Romanticism and 1995 debut album Imrama.

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Waylander

Formed in 1993, Waylander released their debut demo, Once Upon An Era, in early 1995. Mixing Irish folk music with extreme Metal. Waylander were soon dubbed Folk, Celtic and Pagan Metal. In 1996, with the addition of a full time tin-whistle player, Waylander released their 2nd demo, Dawning of a New Age, which soon gained Waylander a prominent position in the fledgling Folk Metal scene. This was cemented when Waylander signed to Century Media and in 1998, their debut album was released, entitled, Reawakening Pride Once Lost.

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Valhalla

There are many bands under the name of Valhalla, 10 of them are metal. 1) The best known Valhalla hails from Petrozavodsk, Rusland and has released one album under the name of "Hail To The Fallen Majesty" in 2003. 2) There is another Valhalla originating from Bedfordshire in England from 1979 playing progressive metal. They had two national single releases on the NEAT records label, "Coming Home" and the double A sides of "Jack" and "Still in Love with You" together with tracks on the compilation album sponsored by the popular music paper SOUNDS.

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Perkele

There are 2 artists under this name;
1.Perkele started in late 1993. by four guys, Ron vocals and guitar, Jonsson drums, Olof Bass and Anders Guitar. Perkele recorded the first demo tape ”Nu får det vara nog” in the beginning of 94 and next one ”Det växande hatet” in late 94, the band did so many gigs that they became a well known punk band in their hometown, the sound was back in the days very fast punk with Swedish folk music influences a sound that you still can hear even today. After a while Anders got tired of playing music and left the band and Perkele became a three member band.

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Carpathian Forest

Carpathian Forest (previously known as "The Childmolesters", then "Enthrone") emerged with the demo tape "Bloodlust and Perversion" in 1992. In 1993 the band released a second demo: Journey Through the Cold Moors of Svarttjern. The following year, Forest signed to Avantgarde Music and recorded their first EP, Through Chasm, Caves and Titan Woods in 1995, followed by the debut album Black Shining Leather in 1998.

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Skyforger

Skyforger is a band from R?ga, Latvia. They have been tempering their music in the smithy of the Thundergod since 1995. For the last decade, the band has been fighting under the flag of Latvian ; an extreme blend of traditional music and various metal influences ranging from Norwegian inspired through to 80s-rooted . The band's unique combination of ancient and modern influence has given them a wide appeal throughout both the and scenes...

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Believe

Believe is a progressive rock band from Poland. Founded in 2005 by Mirosław Gil - composer, producent and guitarist of bands Collage, Mr Gil and Ananke. Believe consists of Mirosław Gil on guitar, Tomasz Rozcki (vocals, guitar), Adam Miłosz (keyboard and hidden harmonies), Przemysław Zawadzki (bass), Vlodi Tafel (drums) and Satomi (violin). Featured also by a lyricist Robert Sieradzki band released a debut album "Hope To See Another Day" in 2006. Discography:
Hope to See Another Day (2006)
Yesterday is a Friend (2008)

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Suspect

Suspect is a name shared by many different artists:
1. A dubstep/ electronic artist from the UK.
2. Tim O'Loghlin, an Australian creating left field electronica, with Bo Daley from Dark Network.
3. A punk/ hardcore band, influenced by the likes of 7 Generations, Gorilla Biscuits, Adolescents, and other similar bands. They played their last show with Modern Life Is War on June 17th in Gainesville Florida and have since broken up.

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Varg

Varg (whose name means "wolf" in both Swedish and Norwegian) is a German pagan metal band, founded in Coburg in 2005.
Their lyrical themes include vikings, Norse mythology and ancient war heroes. They are currently signed to Twilight Vertrieb. Current line-up:
Basti "Draugr" - Vocals (2008- )
Philipp "Freki" Seiler - Electric & Acoustic Guitar (2005- )
Zasch "Hati" - Guitar (2008- )
Timo "Managarm" - Bass (2008- )
Silvester "Fenrier" Grundmann - Drums (2005- )

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