Magic Lantern is a psychedelic/kraut/space rock band from Long Beach, California who play droney, long-form music in the vein of bands like Amon Düül II, Hawkwind, and Loop. They have self-released the cassette, entitled "At the Mountains of Madness.", their other releases are highly limited and mostly sold out. In 2008 they released the highly acclaimed 'High Beams' on LP. http://www.myspace.com/magiclanternmako
Fusionmetal - A relatively new and unexplored genre in the world of metal. Exivious isn't an over the top math metal band and certainly isn't a loungy jazz combo either. But expect everything in between! With a jazzfusion backbone Exivious uses freaky metal riffs to decorate their organic eruption of free improvisations and complex rhythms. Guitarist Tymon comments: "We finally managed to transform a vision I had a long time ago into 9 intense and fiery songs. There's an immense amount of information in there that will definitely take more than one spin in your CD player to comprehend!"
Paradigm refers to at least three entities: 1) An American “prog-jazz art rock” group that was formed in 2004.
2) A British group that was formed in 2001.
3) An American synthpop group that was formed around 1999. 1) Paradigm creates anthems for the subconscious. The music flits in and out of genres and moods: at times heavy and driving, sometimes funky and joyous, and other times drifting in dreamy sonic explorations.
There are at least four bands/artists using the name "Stallone": 1) An experimental instrumental metal band from Atlanta, GA
2) is a parody of plunderphonic artist stAllio!, created by stAllio! himself for his compilation parody, Droplift II.
3) is a German band.
4) A Swedish punk band from Gothenburg.
5) A pop punk band from San Antoino, TX. 1)
Juan Montoya- Guitars
Evan Diprima- Drums
C.J. Ridings- Bass
Thomas Gonzalez- Guitars
Banyan is an art rock/alternative rock band with heavy jazz, funk, and punk influence, based in Los Angeles, California. The leader and co-founder is Stephen Perkins, who first played drums for Jane's Addiction (1986-1991, plus later regroupings), and then for Porno For Pyros. He co-founded the group with David Turin. The core members of the band are Nels Cline on guitar, Willie Waldman on trumpet and Ex-Minutemen Mike Watt on bass. Mike Watt also sings on some Banyan songs.
Steven Siro Vai (born June 6, 1960 in Carle Place, New York, United States) is a Grammy Award winning guitarist, composer and record producer. When growing up, the young Vai became interested in rock giants such as Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, Alice Cooper (guitarist Glen Buxton), and Led Zeppelin (Jimmy Page), leading him to take up the guitar. Prior to attending Berklee College of Music, Steve frequently jammed with his teacher Joe Satriani and played in numerous local bands.
Chris Brokaw grew up in and around New York City and moved to Boston in 1986. His first distinguished foray into rock was in 1990 as the drummer for slow-core progenitors Codeine, who by themselves seemed to establish a whole new sub-genre in music. After an LP and EP released over two years, Chris left the New York-based Codeine to play exclusively in Boston band Come, with whom he'd been playing guitar for about a year as well.
Argentina is the solo project of Alex Ritchie, a Brisbane based producer and songwriter.
Early 2012 will see the release of an EP, as well as live shows. Argentina is the stage name of Spanish Flamenco singer Argentina Maria (17 June 1984). She was born in Huelva, and raised in El Carmen. She started her singing career in a local band at age 14. In December 2005, she signed her first recording contract as a solo artist.
Jeff Loomis was the lead guitarist for the ground breaking metal band Nevermore. A player of many influences and styles, Loomis is often seen as one of the world's most talented and gifted metal guitarists. In 2008, he released a solo album entitled 'Zero Order Phase' (Century Media), featuring special guest appearances by fellow guitarists Ron Jarzombek and Pat O'Brien, legendary jazz bassist Michael Manring, and OFZ producer Neil Kernon.