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Spartan Warrior

NWOBHM from Sunderland, UK. Released a couple of albums in the early 80's. Formed in 1980, their first official release came in the form of a split album entitled Pure Overkill, with four other NWOBHM bands, released in 1983. Steel 'n Chains was also released in 1983, followed by the eponymous Spartan Warrior full-length on 1984.

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Virtue

There are at least 4 artists under this name. An English NWOBHM band from Oxford, a female singing group, a Hip-hop MC/producer, and a hardcore band. Virtue/DJ ear.2.ear (n. Steve Tyson), began experimenting with producing, mixing, and spinning since childhood, but didn't actively pursue it until enrolling at Franklin & Marshall College in southeastern PA. Alongside his partner in rhyme T.R.E. (Trained Revolutionary Emcee/ Truth Remains Eternal), they have won a variety of competitions, as well as opened for hip-hop icons The Spooks and Talib Kweli.

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Hannibal

There are multiple artists/bands under this name: 1) Marvin Peterson, known as Hannibal Lokumbe - a koto and trumpet player who composes under his first name, Hannibal started out working with Pharaoh Sanders and others in the avant-garde jazz community before releasing his deep jazz masterpiece "Children of the Fire" in 1974. His operetta "African Portraits" premiered at Carnegie Hall in 1990 under the baton of Daniel Barenboim.

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Saxon

Saxon is a british heavy metal band, formed in 1976 in Barnsley, Yorkshire. As leading lights in the new wave of British Heavy Metal they had a brief period of UK Top 40 success in the early 1980s, and also tasted success in Europe and japan. They still tour heavily and regularly. Their latest (in support of The Inner Sanctum album) tour is their largest in the UK since the early 1980s. Until this, the band's fame had been focused largely in germany for many years.

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Defenestration

There are a few bands with the name Defenestration: Defenestration were a UK metal band from 2000 to 2004, based in Kettering. They were fronted by female singer Gen Tasker and other members include Jamie Thompson on guitar, Scott Warner (bass), Rob Reeves (guitar) and Kieran Brain (drums). Former members include Stuart Bruce, Stacey Maher & Ben Gordelier. Jamie Thompson has since joined Raging Speedhorn. Gen Tasker has gone on to become lead singer of a new band called Thracia

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Zodiac Mindwarp and The Love Reaction

Zodiac Mindwarp and the Love Reaction are a British hard rock group. The band is the brainchild of Mark Manning, a graphic artist and editor of London’s Flexipop magazine. Deciding to experience the debauchery of life as a decadent rock star, he assumed the alter ego Zodiac Mindwarp, and formed The Love Reaction in the early 1980s together with guitarist Cobalt Stargazer. Other band members, who came and went over the years, include Kid Chaos, Slam Thunderhide, Evil bastard, Trash D Garbage, Flash Bastard, Suzy X, Tex Diablo and Robbie Vom.

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Jason

There are at least 3 artists with the name Jason: - Jason is a german rapper from Essen/Germany. - hardcore from Rio de Janeiro, Brasil - Jason is a Heavy Metal band from Argentina. The band JASON - formed in September ’97 in Rio de Janeiro - released their first CD "Odeia Eu" in 1998. D.I.Y. is very important for the band, so they released it on Tamborete Entertainment, the guitar-players label which also carries bands like ROT or GANGRENA GASOSA.

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Conquest of Steel

Conquest of Steel have been hailed as Britains finest heavy metal warriors, and not without due cause. Renowned for their manic live shows Conquest are a band that truly delivers on its promise of true heavy metal. Clad in denim and spikes these proud flag bearers of the UK metal scene have been spilling the blood of false pretenders for years. With the release of their debut album they have begun to secure their place in the annals of heavy metal. http://www.myspace.com/conquestofsteel

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