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The Vigilantes

The Vigilantes' music, while unique, is reminiscent of the country-n-western music of Carl Smith, Hank Williams Sr., Faron Young, Lefty Frizzell, Ray Price, etc., when individual artists were very distinctive and entertainment was clean, wholesome, and family oriented. The only criteria The Vigilantes used in selecting material for their shows was that it had to be a "good" song, and one they could make very dance-able.

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Syron Vanes

Swedish Heavy Metal hailing from Malmoe.
Establisted 1980. New album EVIL REDUX out now.
www.syronvanes.com - @syronvanes Syron Vanes was formed 1980 in Malmoe in the south of Sweden, The core of the band was guitarist Anders Hahne and drummer Staffan Lindstedt. Together with early members Ola Pettersson on guitar and Anders Lind on bass they began their journey. The band rehearsed and played numerous concerts that led to their first studio recording 1982 as part of a compilation album. It was on an compilation album with different rock bands from the southern Sweden called Skånsk rock.

Read more about Syron Vanes on Last.fm.

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Brimstone

1) Brimstone is a Swedish power metal band with "death metal" vocals of Jan-Erik Persson which takes them far from being a traditional metal band. The band started under the name Havoc, releasing 2 demos before changing name to Brimstone. The band released only one album called "Carving a Crimson Career" in 2000. The track list as follows: 1. Breaking The Waves
2. Pagan Sons
3. Autumn
4. Carving A Crimson Career
5. King Of My Kind
6. Tunes Of Thunder

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Cult of Luna

Cult of Luna are a Swedish Sludge/Post-Metal band formed in 1998 in Umeå, Sweden by guitarist/vocalist Johannes Persson and vocalist Klas Rydberg. After some member hunting and rehearsals CoL had its first line-up consisting of: Klas Rydberg, Johannes Persson, Magnus Lindberg, Erik Olofsson and Fredrik Renstrom. After a short period of time, Fredrik had to leave due to some personal difficulties.

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Deranged

There are at least 3 bands using the name Deranged. 1) Deranged, one of the few Swedish death metal bands that came out during the early nineties, that have done their own kind of no remorse showing, intense and truly brutal death metal. No matter what other bands around were and are doing, you can be sure that Deranged will always deliver the most brutal and violent death metal man can create!

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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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Sofia

There is more than one artist with the name of Sofia : 1) Sofia Berntson (born 1979 in Stockholm, Sweden), known professionally as Sofia is a Swedish singer who often sings in Greek. She has released three CD singles since 2007 and has taken part in the Swedish song selection process for the Eurovision Song Contest, Melodifestivalen, twice, in 2007 and more recently in 2009. In 2007, Sofia participated in Melodifestivalen with the song "Hypnotized".

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The First Loves

The First Loves are London based Christian Ford, Tom Ramona and Steven Weston. The band has its roots in West Yorkshire where lead singer Christian and his younger brother Alex started writing songs together. Relocating to London in 2008, they met Swedish born bassist Tom, and Ladyhawke keyboardist Steven. Bonding over a love of Echo & The Bunnymen, Bowie and Lo-Fi DIY ethics, they started writing and recording tracks together in Steven’s basement.

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Pacific

There is more than one artist with this name: 1) Pacific is drum'n'bass duo Matt Cox and Mark Soo from Vancouver, Canada. Matt also DJs a variety of genres under the name. 2) Pacific was an electronic indiepop band from the UK that released records and EPs on Creation Records as well as a split flexi with My Bloody Valentine on Catalogue.
1. Barnoon Hill (1988 UK Creation Records)
2. Sea Of Sand EP (1988 UK Creation Records)
3. Shrift (1989 UK Creation Records)

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