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G3

G3 is an almost annual live music show and concert tour featuring three select guitarists of the generation; hence its name. It was created by guitarists Joe Satriani and Steve Vai in 1996. Since its inception G3 has featured many guitarists including: Yngwie Malmsteen, John Petrucci, Robert Fripp, Eric Johnson, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Uli Jon Roth, Michael Schenker, Adrian Legg, Paul Gilbert and many other special guests, including Steve Lukather, Steve Morse and drummer Mike Portnoy. There are three official live releases of G3:

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Effloresce

Although Effloresce have only been playing in the current line up since late 2009, the five-piece from Nuremberg/Germany are on their way to establishing a signature sound, boasting heavy guitars, atmospheric mellotron sounds and complex rhythmic patterns. Singer Nicki‘s stunning range comprises crystal clear vocals as well as raw death metal growls; however, she also contributes flute sounds to the songs‘ more mellow moments.

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Kamelot

While the Kamelot from Tampa is the most prominent band of this name, there are more bands using it in the world: 1) Kamelot is a power metal band from Tampa, Florida that incorporates progressive and symphonic elements into their music. The band was founded by guitarist Thomas Youngblood and drummer Richard Warner in 1991. In 1994 the band signed a deal with Noise Records; the release of their debut album Eternity followed in 1995. The next album, Dominion, was released in 1997.

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Planet X

There is more than one artist with this name:
1) Planet X are an American progressive fusion band. The core members are Derek Sherinian on keyboards and Virgil Donati on drums. Tony Macalpine was featured on the first two studio albums, then left the band. Brett Garsed and Allan Holdsworth are featured on the latest Planet X album as guest musicians. Tony MacAlpine has since returned to the band, as of the 23rd of April, 2009. The bass duties have been handled by various players live and in the studio, but they finally officialized Rufus Philpot as an official band member.

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Lovers Grave

Russ - Guitar
Nick - Drums
Abe - Bass
Brett - Guitar
Lee - Vocals Lovers Grave is a 5 piece hardcore band hailing from Melbourne, Australia.
Whilst still relativley young, the band has gained alot of interest from the local scene. After only releasing a two song demo, the band had already been put on the 2010 'Mistake Tour' featuring local heavyweights Confession and Thy Art Is Murder.

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Moonsorrow

Moonsorrow is a band formed in Helsinki, Finland, in 1995. Musically, the band incorporates elements of and in their sound. The band call their sound "" and try to distance themselves from the term "". The group's earliest formation consisted of cousins Ville Sorvali (vocals and bass) and Henri Sorvali (guitar and keyboards; also keyboards for Finntroll, Barathrum, and session member of Ensiferum) who released various demos that were much more characteristic of than future releases.

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