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Bethlehem

Bethlehem is a band from Grevenbroich, Germany, formed in 1991 by Jürgen Bartsch and Kläus Matton. Before begetting Bethlehem, Bartsch and Matton used to play in a German Thrash metal band called Morbid Vision. Much of the themes in their lyrics revolve around sickness, morbidity, suicide, death and madness that may to some extent be personal to the band, though they are very difficult to understand even for German speakers because they make absolutely no sense whatsoever.

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The Axis of Perdition

The Axis of Perdition are a truly demented four piece from Middlesbrough, UK--second only to the entity and work they've collectively created as The Axis. They are one of the few bands who've been able to garner wide critical acclaim and fanship by not playing music. Although their early work tended to be recognizable as conventional post black metal, their newer works have been some of the most sterile, abrasive, and truly frightening soundscapes conceived by man.

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Thorns

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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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netra

At first, there was nothing but these memories of a cold and grey urbanism. It is meanwhile walking down the streets of Kemper, France, that netra was first thought of, back in 2003. Nothing else could convey these horrible feelings, this underlying depression and boredom of city life. Seven years and two demos later, netra raises the interest of Nick Skog, owner of the canadian label Hypnotic Dirge Records...

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Solefald

Solefald is a metal band from Norway that was formed by members Lars Are "Lazare" Nedland and Cornelius Jakhelln in August 1995, with Lars singing and playing keyboard/synthesizer/piano and drums, and Cornelius singing and playing guitar and bass. The meaning of the band's name is best explained in an interview from Century Media Records website. Lazare states "Solefald is an old norse word for sunset. We "stole" it from a painting by the Norwegian artist Theodor Kittelsen.

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Order of Orias

Order of Orias is a Black/Death metal 5-piece from Melbourne, Australia. Their style is somewhat similar to bands such as Emperor and Dissection, mixing great technique with wrathful black metal riffs. Their lyrics deal with opposition, rebellion and illumination. Discography: Offering (2009) - Demo
Birth (2009) -EP
Inverse (2011)

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Loveless

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1) Loveless is a post-black metal/shoegaze project from Brazil. 2) Loveless is a synthpop-act from the cold country Sweden. 3) Loveless s a now defunct band from Boston, MA, that featured Dave Wanamaker (ex-Expanding Man) and former solo artist Jen Trynin. The band released a self-titled 5-song EP in 2002, and followed it with the album Gift to the World in 2003, before disbanding. 4) Loveless is also a Japanese band featuring 北出菜奈.

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