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I'm Kingfisher

The indie-folk troubador Thomas Jonsson was 2008 listed in the British newspaper The Times as one of six acts who have taken the Swedish pop scene onwards since ABBA. Now in 2010, the time has come to release his fourth solo album 'ARCTIC' (Playground Music) which is the first one to come out under his brand new musical alias I'm Kingfisher (formerly: Thomas Denver Jonsson). Scandinavian Release Oct 18th, The release was followed by touring with Ed Harcourt in Scandinavia. During spring 2011, Arctic is released in UK, Benelux, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and more.

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The Negatives

There are two artists called the Negatives. 1. The Negatives from Bradford(UK) formed in 1978. Realsing there single "Love is not real" one of John Peels favourites. They have been on and off since they started. Recently The original and only drummer who has been there since the start Tino, Decided to leave the band. Leaving Rik(Guitar/Vocals) and Toni(Bass/Vocals) to get a new drummer. Still coming strong in 2008 with underground gigs happening all over the UK.

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Sheriff

There is more than one artist with this name:
Sheriff a Canadian rock band and the Swedish duo Sheriff, deconstructing the music we know as rock, just leaving the essentials. There is also an underground Melbourne garage rock trio performing under the name Sheriff. 1) Sheriff was a Canadian rock band in the early 1980s. The band was formed in 1979 in Toronto, and consisted of vocalist Freddy Curci , guitarist Steve DeMarchi , keyboardist Arnold Lanni, bassist Wolf Hassel and drummer Rob Elliott.

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Dark Tranquility

Dark Tranquillity is a melodic death metal band from Gothenburg, Sweden. They are one of the longest-standing bands from the original Gothenburg metal scene and one of the pioneers of the melodic death metal genre, along with In Flames and At the Gates. Dark Tranquillity was formed in 1989, under the name Septic Broiler as a thrash metal band. Since its formation the band has had a fairly stable line-up.

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At the Gates

At the Gates was a melodic death metal band from Gothenburg, Sweden, and a major progenitor of the Gothenburg death metal sound. Initially active from 1990 to 1996, the band reformed in 2007 for a reunion tour. The last show was on 21 September, 2008 in Athens. At the Gates was formed in 1990 by former members of the pioneering death metal band Grotesque. They recorded a debut EP, Gardens of Grief, for the Dolores record label, and sold cassettes, vinyls, and XL t-shirts to promote the recording.

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Sorcery

There are multiple artists with this name: 1) Sorcery was a traditional doom metal band from Chicago, IL, USA formed in 1976. They released two albums: Sinister Soldiers (1978) and Till Death Do We Part (1980) 2) Sorcery was a death metal band from Gävle, Sweden, formed in 1986. They released three demos, an EP and an album: Bloodchilling Tales (1991, re-issued in 2006 and 2009). They split up in 1997.

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Mike & The Mechanics

Mike & The Mechanics debuted with their stellar eponymous album in 1985 which highlighted Rutherford's innovative guitar work and the vocal talents of the two Pauls, amongst other guest vocalists. Initially, the group's albums were released between Genesis albums, all three Genesis members having solo projects of their own, most notable in the huge chart success of singer/drummer Phil Collins. This ended with the disbanding of Genesis in 1998.

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Soilwork

Soilwork is a swedish melodic death metal band formed in late 1995, originally under the name Inferior Breed in Helsingborg, Sweden. In 1996, they changed their name to Soilwork to better fit their new sound. Their unique sound is a fusion of the classic gothenburg metal sound with power-groove riffs of late 1970s, early 1980s British, and European metal, but in their most recent albums they have also introduced elements from American alternative metal and adopted a more melodic attitude.

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