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Shylock

1) Progressive rock band, 1970s, France With endless comparisons to King Crimson, Shylock remains one of the premier French symphonic bands. Other comparisons are made to Arachnoïd and Pulsar. Darkness is the key here. Their influence can be felt in such bands as Xaal, Minimum Vital, Tiemko, and Änglagård. 1977's "Gialorgues" was recorded with the primary membership consisting of drummer André Fisichella, guitarist Frédéric l'Épée (who went on to play with Philharmonie), and keyboardist Didier Lustig.

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Crowning Glory

Forged in the dank, dark taverns of London in April 2005; Crowning Glory deliver a punishing mix of tight riffs, rollercoaster guitar solos and soaring vocals which carve out a sound harking back to the glory days of metal; when Motorhead, Maiden and Priest ruled the world. But don't be deceived; whilst Crowning Glory do their fair share of hat-tipping to the giants of the past they are all too aware that they need to offer something new. And that is exactly what they deliver, after all this is a young band - some of whom were not even born when "Number of The Beast" topped the charts.

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Six Shooter

Exeter based rockers Six Shooter are Ben Embery, Richard Perkins, Dan Davies and Robin Haywood they produce Hard Rock Blues sounds with a fried psychedelic and stoner twist. Six Shooter were formed by Ben Embery after moving to Exeter to go to University. Richard Perkins and Rob Haywood, friends in halls, joined and they began to write original music. Drummer Dan Davies joined the ranks in May 2006 and since then they have been gigging as much as they can. Six Shooter's first E.P is written, recording has commenced.

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Akasha

At least five bands have used the name "Akasha." The first was a Norwegian spacey, electronic prog band, who recorded one album in 1977. For more information on the band, visit progarchives.com. The second Akasha is a Swedish group consisting of five women. The group was inspired by Sri Chinmoy's poetry and songs, and started to sing and play together in 1982. Since then the group has been giving concerts in Sweden regularly and has also been on tours in Finland, France, Austria, Switzerland and Germany.

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The Dash

The Dash were a german rock band formed in 1998 in the low lands of the Rhine, consisting of Oliver laarmanns (guitar/background), Manfred ludewig (bass), Karl schillings (vocals) and Sascha tiebeke (drums/background). They released the 5 track EP "Roundabout" in late 1998.
The Dash is also a Finnish grunge metal band formed in 2003 consisting of band members: Lauri Koski (vocals, guitar), Jarkko Hassinen (bass, vocals), Tony Suominen (drums) and Samuli Väänänen (guitar).

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Duff McKagan's Loaded

Loaded (also known as Duff McKagan's Loaded) is an American hard rock supergroup that formed in Seattle, Washington in 1999. Originally comprising vocalist, bassist and songwriter Duff McKagan (formerly of Guns N' Roses), guitarist Michael Barragan (formerly of Plexi), guitarist Dez Cadena (formerly of Black Flag) and drummer Taz Bentley (formerly of The Reverend Horton Heat), the band released Episode 1999: Live in 1999 and Dark Days in 2001, before splitting up in 2002 upon the formation of Velvet Revolver.

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Faro

There are three known artists with this name: 1) Faro is a downtempo/ lounge/ ambient/ R&B project by Dennis Achmad Rufaro Bonam from the Netherlands. 2) Faro is a hard rock/ melodic rock/ metal band from Germany. 3) Faro is a French rap/ hip-hop artist.

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ZZ Top

ZZ Top is an American blues rock band formed in 1969 in Houston, Texas. The band members are Billy Gibbons (vocals and guitar), Dusty Hill (bass guitar and vocals), and Frank Beard (drums). They hold the distinction of being one of the few rock bands still comprising its original members for nearly 40 years, and until 2006, with the same manager/producer, Bill Ham. They reached the peak of their commercial success in the 1970s and 1980s, scoring many hit songs during that era; but they remain together today and are still touring and releasing albums.

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XYZ

At least two bands are known under the name XYZ. 1. XYZ was a hook-laden heavy metal band. They were considered the unofficial house band of the Los Angeles nightclub The Whiskey in the mid 80's, but major success eluded them.
XYZ began in Los Angeles, California, with members Terry Ilous (vocals), Bobby Pieper (guitar), Patt Fontaine (bass) and Joey Pafumi (drums). An early development deal with Atlantic records led to the recording of their debut album, which quickly got radio play with the hits "Inside Out" and "What Keeps Me Loving You.

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