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Soen

Soen is a supergroup consisting of various high-profile extreme metal musicians. Their debut album Cognitive was released on February 15, 2012. On May 28, 2010, the formation of Soen was announced, its lineup consisting of former Opeth drummer Martin Lopez, ex-Death, Testament and Sadus bassist Steve DiGiorgio, Willowtree vocalist Joel Ekel

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Ulysses

There are four groups with this name. Ulysses are a band who bring their own caravan of entertainment with them. Their audience feeds from their music and feeds them back appreciation in a symbiotic soul-love-power sunburst of warmth and noise. References? Pop Levi, Patrick Wolf, Bobby Conn, Kings Of Leon, taking from the raw blues style that White Stripes articulate their songs from, but with added zest, pop padding and harmonies. There’s even some early ‘70s Bowie and ‘Electric Warrior’-period T.Rex in the mix.

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Reptilian

Reptilian is the name of a heavy metal band hailing from the south of Sweden. The band started their musical career in 1999 and consists of Joel Linder (drums, ex Majestic), Jonas Blum (vocals, ex-Majestic), Jonas Reingold (bass, also Flowerkings and Midnight Sun), Thomas Blum (keyboards) and Peter Espinoza (guitar, ex- Nasty Idols) and Lasse Boquist (guitars).

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Virus

Numerous artists share this name: 01. Norwegian avant-garde / progressive rock band formed in 200 by ex- Ved Buens Ende members Czral (Carl-Michael Eide) (ex -Dodheimsgard, ex -Ved Buens Ende, ex - Cadaver Inc, Ex -Ulver, Ex- Satyricon, Aura Noir), Esso (Einar Sjurso) (ex -Ved Buens Ende, ex - Lamented Souls, Beyond Dawn), and Plenum (Petter Berntsen) (ex -Audio Pain, ex- Ved Buens Ende) and signed to the Jester Records label. Despite a fall from a 4th story window which left him partially paralysed, Czral continues with the band and a new album was released in late 2008.

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Ne Obliviscaris

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A 6 piece metal band consisting of violin, 2 guitars, bass, drums, clean and extreme vocals; Ne Obliviscaris hail from Melbourne, Australia, and include a vast array of influences within their sound from progressive to black, thrash, death and melodic metal, and even western art music, jazz and flamenco. Creating music of many extremes, and with compositions often exceeding ten minutes in length...

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Concept Of Time

Concept Of Time are a melodic metal band based in Scotland who have been together since September 2006. They play a melodic form of metal with dark overtones, which takes influence from an unrestricted range of genres. After the release of their first demo the band gained critical acclaim from all over the world with numerous reviews from Magazines and Webzines, positive feedback from the general public, radio play as well as supporting big acts such as Sabaton and Korpiklaanni.

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The Ocean

The Ocean Collective (usually referred to as "The Ocean") is an experimental metal band from Berlin, Germany. Their work combines elements of modern hardcore and technical metal with classical music and electronic soundscapes. The band often describes its sound as "ambient soundtrack doomrock".

The Ocean was founded in 2000 by guitarist and songwriter Robin Staps. During the following two years, about 40 musicians joined and left the band until a stable line-up was established. July 2002 saw The Ocean play their first concert at Berlin's now defunct semi-legal Eimer Club.

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Kong

There are mutliple artists to this name: 1) Kong is an experimental instrumental band from The Netherlands. They started out in 1988 as a side project for Amsterdam-based musicians Dirk DeVries (guitar, samples, programming), Aldo Sprenger (guitar), Mark Drillich (bass, programming), and Rob Smits (drums). Simply impossible to pigeonhole, their unscrupulous musical collage melds elements of heavy metal, progressive rock, electronica, and the avant-garde -- all of it backed up by extensive sampling and quirky sound effects.

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Birdflesh

Birdflesh started in October 1992 as a four piece band. One of the guitarplayers had to leave the band because it sounded like shit with two guitars. First demo was recorded in 1994 and the second was out in 1995. Did some shows in the hometown, rehearsed some, drank some beer and recorded the third demo, "Fishfucked", in 1997. The following years were pretty much the same. Did some shows, released some records and drank many beers. In September 1999 Birdflesh went on a Japan tour.

Read more about Birdflesh on Last.fm.

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