There are 2 bands with the name Defiance: (1) Defiance is a thrash metal band from Oakland, California. While virtually unknown to mainstream metal and rock circles, Defiance is known as one of the classic second-tier thrash bands to come from the Bay Area thrash metal scene. They played a decidedly technical style of thrash originally evoking bands like Testament, though they would later move on to playing in their own unique, more progressive thrash style. They reformed in 2005 and have since release an album entitled The Prophecy in late 2009.
1. Plain Jane were a glam metal band that Jani Lane and Steven Sweet were members of before they joined Warrant. Plain Jane recorded several demos, including a cover of "Time Warp" (from The Rocky Horror Picture Show), "Dance On The Flames", "California Stars", and pre-Warrant versions of "Heaven" and "Sad Theresa". 2. An obscure riot grrrl band from Olympia, WA. Nomy Lamm fronted it in hir teens. The other members were also teenagers. Probably active in the early 90s. They released a four-song demo and most likely nothing else.
The Workers are a group of individuals working in different public services around the country. They came together to record this song in solidarity with colleagues taking part in the Day of Action for Pensions Justice on 30 November.
The Workers are hoping to raise awareness of the campaign for a fair deal on pensions for public service staff, and you can help them doing this by downloading the single when it’s released on 20 November, and getting their message of solidarity into the national charts.
Bots is a socially engaged Dutch language folk rock group from the southern city of Eindhoven that is successful in both the Netherlands and Germany. The band was formed in 1974.
The Coup is a political hip hop group based in Oakland, California. It formed as a three-member group in 1992 with rappers (Raymond) Boots Riley and E-Roc along with DJ Pam the Funkstress. E-Roc left on amicable terms after the group's second album, but appears on the track "Breathing Apparatus" on The Coup's third album, Steal This Album. The group is now a duo. The Coup, part of the sub-genre of political hip hop, is politically radical and Marxist in their music, and align themselves with other radical hip-hop groups like dead prez.
Mark Steel is a stand-up comedian and author. His audio work for the BBC has included The Mark Steel Lectures (on people who have changed history), The Mark Steel Revolutions (on revolutions that changed history) and The Mark Steel Solution (in which he provides off-beat solutions to society's problems).
At least 2 bands go by the name of The Break 1) The Break - New Jersey. Most bands in the world can be lumped into one category or another, they are shuffled, redefined, and in that way they begin to lose the qualities that could make them important or meaningful. The greatest bands, the most influential or memorable, are the ones who don't try to fill the role set for them, who don't pursue anything other than the desire to make music, and the need to express that art to an audience. From the start, The Break has had this aesthetic in mind.
Two Swedish musicians:
Dan Berglund is an Swedish folk singer and guitarist, born in Helsinki, Finland in 1954.
In the 70's he was affiliated with the Swedish Marxist-Leninist communist party (KPML(r)), but in '79 he turned his back on the party, comparing the Leninist view on communism with the Taliban view of Islam. He is most known for his album "En järnarbetares visor", released in 1975.
BLAGGERS I.T.A (formerly The Blaggers) were an Oi!/punk and agitpop band noted for their strong militant anti-fascist and left wing lyrics and activism. The band forged particularly close links with Anti Fascist Action, donating money to the organisation as well as using themselves as a platform to promote the organisation and its ideology. The band was founded in 1988 by singer Matty Blagg, who had been introduced to Marxism while in prison.
Felipe Andres Coronel (born February 19, 1978), better known by the stage name Immortal Technique, is a Peruvian rapper, and an urban activist. He was born in Lima, Peru and raised in Harlem, New York. Most of his lyrics focus on controversial issues in global politics. The views expressed in his lyrics are largely a mixture of socialist commentary on issues such as class hierarchy, poverty, religion, government and institutional racism.