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Emotional Hardcore

Godsized

Godsized are four like-minded musicians with one main ambition in mind – channelling everything they have into creating heavy, groove based hard rock culminating in powerful, dynamic live shows. After solidifying the bands’ line-up in 2008 the band quickly established a name for themselves on the live circuit. The band spent the rest of the year alternating between the road and working on new material – keeping the hooks huge and the riffs even bigger.

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Sequoia

Sequoia is (1) a band from Chicago. They released their debut album, "Monday Morning" in 2005. Their sophmore album, "Time to Change", was released in May of 2008. In 2009 they added Cully Johnston from Grinner/Powers on guitar and in 2011 released their third full-length, "Couple Two Tree." It was engineered/produced by Allen Epley (Shiner, The Life and Times) and Eric Abert (The Life and Times, Ring Cicada) and recorded at Matt Talbott's (HUM) studio, Earth Analog.

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Thorns

There's more than one artist under this name:
1. Thorns (formed as Stigma Diabolicum, but changed name to Thorns after two years) is a Norwegian black metal band, masterminded by Blackthorn (Snorre W. Ruch - also in Mayhem and Satyricon). They made two highly influential demos in the early 90's, Grymyrk and Trøndertun, but have only released one full-length album, since the band was founded, in 1989.

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June Paik

June Paik are an emotive hardcore band from Donauwörth in Germany. They've released a selftitled 7" (React With Protest), a selftitled 12" (React With Protest/Parade of Spectres), the latter of which drew their already dark and intense style more towards epic build ups and heavy droning passages much in the vein of mid-90's Canadian hardcore bands such as Union of Uranus and One-Eyed God Prophecy, a Split 12" with Titan (React with Protest), a selftitled 10" (React with Protest) and a Split 7" with Battle Of Wolf 359 (React with Protest/Adagio830).

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Embrace

There is more than one artist with the name Embrace, the first two of whom are significant:
1) a five-piece indie band from Leeds, England, who have enjoyed significant success in UK, including three number one albums and six Top 10 singles
2) a Post-Hardcore/Post-Punk band from Washington D.C. that had a galvanizing influence on the Washington, D.C. punk scene of the 80's and featured Ian MacKaye (who subsequently formed Fugazi)
3) a Dutch Trance duo
4) a Canadian Gothic Metal band

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Iconoclast

There is more than one artist(s) with the name Iconoclast 1) Iconoclast formed in the early 90's in New Jersey amidst a flourishing of diverse hardcore bands, such as Rorshach, Born Against, 1.6 band, Native Nod, Policy of 3, Merel, Greyhouse, Chisel. They recorded their self-titled first 7" for the Ebullition label, followed by a split 7" with the band Merel. Ebullition also released their 'Groundlessness of Belief' 7" and a discography on CD.

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Kingpin

1. Kingpin was a hardcore band out of Boston in the early 90's. They released one 7 inch on Suburban Voice Records, which was run by Boston punk legend Al Quint. They also had a song on a Suburban Voice compilation that was included with the fanzine of the same name. The band recorded 4 other songs that were never officially released but the mp3's of these songs circulate through the hardcore scene.
Link to MySpace page: http://www.myspace.com/kingpinbostonhardcore 2. Kingpin is a Punk / Rock Band From Maracaibo, Venezuela Since 2000 A Great Punk Melodic Band.

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