From the opening salvo of Stellar Kart
Frei.Wild is a German rock group, originating from South Tyrol. They started as a cover band of "Boehse Onkelz", but now write their own music and lyrics. They have a growing fan base in Germany, although they are still relatively small.
There are more then 1 bands with the name Bismuth. Bismuth(1) (http://www.myspace.com/bismuthsite) is a three-piece band from Belgium. An offbeat offspring of the Tongeren punk scene, the band's musical roots and interests are a key element of the band's style. A mixture of post-punk, indie rock and alternative rock with sincere and spacious lyrics. Bismuth(2) is a Heavy Metal band based in North East England. Their music draws on inspiration from many sources, and varies in style between serious and comedic in the extreme.
SCREW is a visual kei band from Japan.
They originally started out in March 2006 under Speeddisk label and are now signed under the 'Indie PSC' label (PS COMPANY Co.,Ltd). SCREW expresses the concept that "everybody has darkness inside -- the poisonous chemicals of darkness have to be screwed out of the body." They were originally a four-piece band, but became a twin guitar band when Manabu joined in June 2007. At the start of 2010, their new bassist Rui (ex Ｊｅｗｅｌ joined the band, after their previous bassist Yuuto left the band in the beginning of the year.
Skillet is an American rock band formed in Nashville, Tennessee, consisting of all Christian members. Skillet formed in 1996 with two members: John Cooper, former vocalist for Tennessee progressive rock band Seraph, and Ken Steorts, former guitarist for Urgent Cry. The two bands met through touring together, but those bands disbanded soon after, so John and Ken's pastor encouraged them to form their own band as a side-project.
WILLET is a Rock Band out of Westminster, MD made up of brothers, Jeremy, Justin, and Jordan Willet. Willet tours nationally full time, performing over 250 dates per year. Jeremy, Justin and Jordan grew up in a Christian home taking piano lessons from their father, which resulted in expanding to other instruments such as bass, drums and guitar. Being that the Willet brothers have always shared a close relationship both musically, and relationally, they pursued a vision to help kids all over the world.
Relient K is an American rock band formed in 1998 in Canton, Ohio by Matt Thiessen (lead vocals, guitar, piano), Brian Pittman (bass), and Matt Hoopes (guitar, backing vocals), during the band's junior year in high school and their time at Malone College. The band is named after guitarist Hoopes' automobile, a Plymouth Reliant K car, with the spelling intentionally altered to avoid trademark infringement over the Reliant name.
Degradead took their chance and went down to Gothenburg and recorded their debut "Til Death Do Us Apart" in IF Studios. The album was produced by a team calling themselves H.O.R.D.E, mixed and engineered by Björn Gelotte and co-engineered by Jesper Strömblad and Daniel Svensson. Result of the recordings is a piece of melodic death metal finding the perfect balance between death metal, thrash metal and catchy melodies, with their already very own signature.
Cibo Matto is a New York City-based band formed by two Japanese women, Miho Hatori and Yuka Honda in 1994. Despite being based in the US rather than Japan, they have strong links with the shibuya-kei scene in their use of sampling and mixture of trip-hop and rock, but stand out amongst other such artist for their particularly strong use of Latin and South American music. Cibo Matto is an Italian phrase that means "crazy food".