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King's X

King's X is an American hard rock / heavy metal band noted for its spiritual lyrics and sophisticated musical styles which include, but are not limited to, blues, progressive rock, grunge and psychedelic. The group traces its beginnings to 1980, when Doug Pinnick and Jerry Gaskill, who had previously met while recording and touring with Phil Keaggy and touring with the band Petra, recruited Ty Tabor to join them.

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Eric Martin

There are multiple artists that share the name Eric Martin: 1 A hard rock singer who fronted Mr. Big
2 A producer from Chicago, IL, a member of Traxmen.
3 The producer of the This American Wife podcast, a parody of public radio
1. Eric Martin (born on October 10, 1960, in Long Island, New York State) is a singer, best known as the former vocalist of hard rock band Mr. Big. Before his career in Mr. Big, he played in a rock group called 415, formed in the late 1970s. This band recorded one album, "Sucker for a Pretty Face", after which they changed their name to the Eric Martin Band.

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Bangalore Choir

A straight ahead metal outfit that only lasted long enough to release one melodic well produced album. Their moniker was the name of a torpedo.
Formed by David Reece (vocals, and the man that replaced Udo in Accept for one album) and guitarists Curt Mitchell and John Kirk. Former Hericane Alice members Ian Mayo (bass) and Jackie Ramos (drums) rounded out the band.
Their debut album was produced by Max Norman, and featured songs co written by Jon Bon Jovi and Aldo Nova. But despite the big names involved, the album sank without a trace, and the band was never heard from again.

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Drone

There are at least five groups with the name of Drone. 1) German thrash metal band
2) Welsh IDM producer
3) electronica producer from Frankfurt
4) US altrock band
5) A psytrance act 1) Founded 2004 in Celle (Germany), the metal band "Drone" released a 6-track-EP entitled "Octane" in January 2006. Greatest efforts so far include:
- Winning the international final of "metal battle" contest, which was held in August 2006 at the Wacken Open Air (see www.metal-battle.com)
- Reaching the West-German final of Emergenza contest 2006

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Ignition

1.) Post-hardcore
2.) Hard rock
3.) Psytrance
4.) Trance 1.) One of the less celebrated bands on the Dischord label, Ignition mainly offered D.C.-style post-hardcore of the Fugazi/Rites of Spring/Dag Nasty variety. Vocalist Alec MacKaye -- brother of Fugazi's Ian, and formerly of the Untouchables and The Faith -- reteamed with ex-Faith bandmate Chris Bald, now on guitar instead of bass, in the summer of 1986.

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Lordi

Lordi is a hard rock / heavy metal band from Finland, formed in 1996 by 'Mr. Lordi' of Rovaniemi, Finland. They're known for their monster costumes and lyrical themes. In the beginning of the 1990s, Mr. Lordi played in a small band from Rovaniemi. He left the band when the other members didn't agree with the introduction of theatrical elements and KISS-style rock. Mr. Lordi started producing demos under the name Lordi in 1991 and continued to do so for a few years. The rest of the band members met each other for first time in 1996 in Stockholm, where they had gone to see KISS perform.

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XYZ

At least two bands are known under the name XYZ. 1. XYZ was a hook-laden heavy metal band. They were considered the unofficial house band of the Los Angeles nightclub The Whiskey in the mid 80's, but major success eluded them.
XYZ began in Los Angeles, California, with members Terry Ilous (vocals), Bobby Pieper (guitar), Patt Fontaine (bass) and Joey Pafumi (drums). An early development deal with Atlantic records led to the recording of their debut album, which quickly got radio play with the hits "Inside Out" and "What Keeps Me Loving You.

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Estrella

There are 6 artists with this name. 1) Estrella is a 21-year-old singer from Seville, Spain. Her music is a blend of R&B and flamenco. She recently released her first album entitled ''Estrella'', and the album's first single is ''Que me puede quedar''. 2) Estrella is also a Mexican pop singer that rose to fame after being in the first season of Mexico's "La Academia" a singing competition/reality show. She has since released three albums Estrella De La Academia which featured covers she performed on the show as well as "Estrella" and "De Los Pies Al Corazon"

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Danger Danger

The quintet -- Ted Poley (vocals), Andy Timmons (guitar), Bruno Ravel (bass), Steve West (drums), and Kasey Smith (keyboards) Landed a deal with Epic in 1989. The same year saw the release of the group's self-titled debut, spawning the single/video "Naughty Naughty," which enjoyed a few airings on MTV's Headbanger's Ball program. The album failed to break the group through to the big time, but the group stuck to their guns and issued further albums: 1992's Screw It, 1995's Dawn, 1998's Four the Hard Way, and 2000's Return of the Great Gildersleeves.

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Shylock

1) Progressive rock band, 1970s, France With endless comparisons to King Crimson, Shylock remains one of the premier French symphonic bands. Other comparisons are made to Arachnoïd and Pulsar. Darkness is the key here. Their influence can be felt in such bands as Xaal, Minimum Vital, Tiemko, and Änglagård. 1977's "Gialorgues" was recorded with the primary membership consisting of drummer André Fisichella, guitarist Frédéric l'Épée (who went on to play with Philharmonie), and keyboardist Didier Lustig.

Read more about Shylock on Last.fm.

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