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Manufacture

Originally formed as a soundtrack company in 1984, Manufacture eventually turned into a band after performing in front of live audiences in Boston with several large video projectors. In 1987 Nettwerk Productions, of Vancouver, Canada, signed Manufacture to make two full length CDs as well as a variety of 12" dance singles. Sarah McLachlan sang "As the End Draws Near" on Manufacture's first album "Terrorvision", which eventually was awarded a platinum single in Canada when the song appeared on her album: "B Sides, Rarities, And Other Stuff".

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Avenger

There are at least 6 bands of this name: 1) Avenger is a Czech black/death band from Volyně (Czech Republic) formed in 1992 by Petr Rámus Mecák. They were formerly known as Astaroth and currently have a side-project called Black Rain. They released 2 demos (Minster Of Madness; The Black Zone), 4 full length albums (Shadows Of The Damned (1998); Fall Of Devotion, Wrath and Blasphemy(1999); Godless(2003);Feast of Anger - Joy of Despair(2009)), one compilation (Minster Of Madness/The Black Zone(2009), and one live album (Live at Open Hell Fest 2003).

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Mortal Sin

Mortal Sin is a thrash metal band that formed in 1985. The group formed around singer Mat Maurer and drummer Wayne Campbell in Sydney, Australia. At first Campbell had attempted to get Maurer into another band called Wizzard but the rest of that band was reluctant to support the idea so the pair struck out on their own, quickly recruiting Wizzard's guitar Keith Krstin, bass player Andy Eftichiou from a band called Judge and a second guitarist Neville Reynolds. Reynolds was fired for not being available to play at the band's very first show and was replaced by Paul Carwana.

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Gold

Gold is a post-hardcore, screamo band from northern NJ. GOLD formed in mid/late 2008 when the New Jersey band Alamance decided to split ways because of personal reasons/musical differences after a summer on the Vans Warped Tour. Three of its members (Erick, Mike & Bobby) along with some old friends (Aaron & Justin) decided to form a new band for the fun of making heavier/more experimental music, and sharing it with whoever cares enough to listen.

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Tom Petty

Thomas Earl Petty (born 20 October 1950 in Gainesville, Florida) is an American musician, singer, composer and songwriter.
After working with his early bands The Sundowners, The Epics, and Mudcrutch (which also included future Heartbreakers members Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench) he began his recording career with Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers when the band broke onto the national music scene with their 1976 self-titled debut album.

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The Icicle Works

The Icicle Works were an alternative rock band which formed in Liverpool, England in 1980. The band's original lineup consisted of Ian McNabb (vocals, guitar), Chris Layhe (bass, percussion) and Chris Sharrock (drums). Layhe and Sharrock left the band in 1988, but McNabb continued the band with replacement members until 1990. McNabb reformed the band with different replacement members in 2006, but this incarnation lasted only until 2008. Sharrock, who remains on good terms with McNabb, later drummed for The La's, World Party and Oasis.

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Thor

There are seven artists with the name Thor: * Thor is the original rock warrior, and has been active since the 70's playing his unique brand of metal, developing a cult following around the world. Now in his late 50's Thor still actively tours bringing his rock and roll spectacle to new audiences every night. * Thor is a rock band from Chemnitz, Germany. * A Berkshire-based pop/psych outfit who recorded one acetate in the 60's.

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