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Fragment

There are at least four bands using name “Fragment” (Croatian, Swiss, British, and US), and there is also a Serbian rapper named Fragment. Croatian The story began in 2001, in Zagreb Croatia, when Slaven Nikolic (guitar), Davor Vlahov (vocal/guitar) and Darko Demsic-Rudi (bass), together with Vedran Hadziselimovic (drums) formed heavy/progressive band R2 (named after famous Star Wars character R2-D2). They recorded a 5track demo named “Given Away”, (review of that demo can be found on web page: www.cmar-net.org ). Soon after that they stopped playing together.

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Teramaze

TERAMAZE : Whilst loosely befitting the genre of thrash metal, the music of Teramaze conjures such adjectives as “modern”, “innovative”, “progressive” and “groove-laden”. Whilst keeping the fundamental elements of metal alive in its music, Teramaze has the potential to push metal into unchartered waters with innovative guitar work, powerful grooves and soaring melodic vocals. ANHEDONIA- Produced/Mixed by Dean Wells
Mastering by Lasse Lammert.

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Aliases

Aliases is a 5 piece tech / progressive metal band based in Manchester, UK. Band members are Pin - Guitar, Leah Woodward - Guitar, Darren Pugh - Drums, Joe - Bass, Aaron
Swafford - Vocals They have recently been signed to the UK Metal Label called Basick Records. A 6-track EP will probably be released in 2011 on Basick Records.

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Scamp

Scamp was originally the brainchild of guitarist Mads Christensen and drummer Morten Christensen. After releasing their first critically acclaimed EP, "The New Groove Complex", an additional guitarist, Kristian Bruun, and vocalist Mikael Rise was added to the line up, their creative sparring resulting in the EP, "re-draft" which was recorded at Jacob Hansen Studios (Hatesphere, Mnemic, Mercenary) and mixed at ZigZound by Ziggy (Illdisposed, Mercenary, Hatesphere) Released in 2005, it further improved Scamp's position as one of the most respected unsigned bands in the Danish metal scene.

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Five Star Prison Cell

Dubiously labeled a "Tech metal", or "Math Rock" band, Five Star Prison Cell offer a different and non-conformist approach to songwriting. Brutally heavy, Dark and forboding with the ability to switch time, pace, genre and style at the drop of a hat; Adam, Cam, Mark and Marc take great pleasure in constantly challenging themselves while at the same time serving up a dish of fresh new and always evolving ideas to their unsuspecting but ever growing fan base.

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Textures

A progressive metal sextet whose avant garde musical output is as brutal as it is diverse or experimental. Since their inception in 2001, Textures – Jochem Jacobs, guitarist Bart Hennephof, drummer Stef Broks, bassist Dennis Aarts and synth maestro Richard Rietdijk – decided the only way to capture the full momentum of their collective creativity was to be involved in every aspect of crafting their 2003 debut album ‘Polars’. From production right through to artwork, the bands meticulous endeavors explosively emerged as a melting pot of polyrhythmic attacks combined with soaring melody.

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Sadist

Artist disambiguation:
1) Sadist is an Italian metal band.
2) Sadist is a Japanese doujin music producer who is affiliated with the Strawhat label. The beginning of SADIST takes us back to 1991, when guitarist and keyboards player Tommy and drummer Peso start auditioning musicians for a brand new project. These auditions lead to the first band

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Jacknife

“We don’t have any gimmicks, we just get up there and play,” says vocalist Joe Ortiz of Jacknife. Hailing from Dallas, TX, Jacknife’s sound can best be described as “Texas style brutality” and the band wastes no time showing listeners why they are the future of extreme music from the Lone Star state. Jacknife blends the best elements of the metal and hardcore genres seamlessly on their full length debut album Moment Of Reckoning, which was released September 13, 2005 on Zero-Sum Recordings.

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