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Halloween

There are 5 different groups with this name: 1.) Halloween, a French symphonic prog band. They existed between 1988-2002 and recorded 5 albums.
http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=143 2.) Halloween, an obscure 70's Disco-Band. They only recorded one album, "Come See What's It All About". 3.) Halloween, an American heavy metal band that formed in 1984.
www.halloweentheband.us 4.) Halloween, a Portuguese Rapper, has been in the business since the early 90s.

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Sacred Reich

Sacred Reich were a Phoenix based thrash metal band that formed in 1986. Singer/songwriter Phil Rind's interest was in socially-conscious and political speed metal. After several records on Metal Blade Records, they signed to Hollywood Records for a short stint, but later returned to Metal Blade to continue their musical career. The band split in 2000. Former drummer Dave McClain went on to join Machine Head in 1995. Lead guitarist Wiley Arnett went on to form The Human Condition in 2001.

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Vanderbuyst

Vanderbuyst is a Dutch Hard Rock band formed in 2008 by guitarist Willem Verbuyst (ex-Powervice). He’s joined by Barry van Esbroek on drums and Jochem Jonkman on both bass and lead vocals. Vanderbuyst are a power trio that advocate a mix of 70s/80s Hard Rock, Classic Rock and early NWOBHM. Inspired by bands like UFO, Rainbow, Thin Lizzy, Deep Purple, Van Halen, and ZZ Top, Vanderbuyst aren’t for you if you’re looking for the latest Nu-Metal and Gothic sounds. However, if you like your Hard Rock old school, Vanderbuyst is all you need.

Read more about Vanderbuyst on Last.fm.

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Michael Angelo Batio

MICHAEL ANGELO BATIO (pronounced "Bay-tee-ohh") is an American instrumental rock guitarist from Chicago, Illinois. He attended Northeastern Illinois University and received a bachelor's degree in music theory. Having played guitar since the age of ten, Batio is often referred to as the fastest guitar shredder of all time. Batio began his recording career with Jim Gillette on Gillette's solo album, "Proud To Be Loud". The two metal stars, as well as bassist T.J. Racer and drummer Bobby Rock went on to found the metal band Nitro, releasing two albums.

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Soldier

UK Heavy Metal band, formed in 1979 by Ian Dick, the original Soldier line up were Ian Dick (Guitar), Al Cannam (Guitar), Ram Tiwary (Bass), Steve Garner (Drums) and Garry Phillips (Vocals). Garry joined the band on the eve of the recording session that included the version of Silver Screen Teaser that appeared in many early Sounds Heavy Metal charts. This line up gigged mostly around the Midlands, however it was not long before the first of several personnel changes took place.
Some new blood

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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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Trivium

Trivium is a band from Orlando, Florida. Their first album, Ember To Inferno, was released on Lifeforce Records in 2003, while their second album Ascendancy was released via Roadrunner Records on March 22nd, 2005. They recently released their third album, "The Crusade", on which the band's sound changed slightly, replacing screaming with clean singing and settling on a heavily Metallica-influenced style.

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Diamond Head

Diamond Head are a British heavy metal band formed in 1976 in Stourbridge, England. They were one of the leading members of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) and are acknowledged by later bands like Metallica and Megadeth as an important early influence. Formed by school friends Tatler and Harris, the band recorded and released self-financed demo tapes in 1977 and 1979 and with their unique sound and quality of song writing gained enough attention to tour as support with AC/DC and Iron Maiden.

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