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Diamond Plate

DIAMOND PLATE formed in 2007 in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. DIAMOND PLATE unknowingly arrived at the right time, just as thrash-metal was beginning to make a huge comeback worldwide. Due to the ferocity of their music, coupled with a revived hunger for thrash, DIAMOND PLATE quickly established themselves as one of the top forces in the emerging U.S. thrash metal scene. A young but formidable three-piece, DIAMOND PLATE made their debut in early 2008 with their ferocious and critically acclaimed, “Mountains of Madness” E.

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New Lows

New Lows
Hometown: Boston, MA USA PBoy: Vocals
Shawn Bredberg: Guitar
Jo Kelly: Bass
Mark Sarno: Drums Formed in late 2006, New Lows are one of Boston's heaviest hardcore/punk bands and feature members of Think I Care, So Be It, The Prowl, Riff Raff, and more. Taking their direction from classics of the genre like Poison Idea, Ringworm, and early Madball, New Lows delve deep into their depths only to pull to the surface the darkest of creative visions.

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Defiance

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.

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Arbiter

There are at least two bands using this name:
1) Arbiter is a metal band known for their clear-cut mix of many types of metal and hardcore music. From dark, brooding elements to nearly humorous passages, Arbiter's music truly spans the spectrum. Arbiter formed in late 2009 and in late 2010 the band had self-recorded and self-released 'Colossus', their critically acclaimed debut album. Only a year later and Arbiter has landed aboard Famined Records and will soon unleash their sophomore effort 'Ironclad/Machinations', a "split-album" that explores the concept of having two sides to one story.

Read more about Arbiter on Last.fm.

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