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Cruel Hand

Cruel Hand is a hardcore band from Portland, Maine drawing influences from the Cro-Mags, early Metallica and Madball. Their debut album, Without a Pulse, was released in 2007 on 6131 Records. They played shows around the U.S. with Trash Talk, The Mongoloids and more, hitting the United States three times and undertaking a full European tour. Next they signed to Bridge 9 Records and in 2008 released the Prying Eyes CD/LP, described on the Bridge 9 web site as “one of the hardest records of 2008, just as full of catchy metallic riffage as it is mosh parts.”

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Strike Anywhere

Strike Anywhere is a melodic hardcore/punk band from Richmond, Virginia. They formed in 1999 after the demise of frontman Thomas Barnett's previous band, Inquisition. Their music is characterized by fast tempos, catchy melodies, and socially conscious lyrics. They have released 4 full-length albums and are currently signed to Bridge Nine Records. Strike Anywhere is a political band, with lyrics touching on such issues as police brutality, anarchism, anti-capitalism, women's rights, animal rights, and globalization.

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Marathon

There are numerous bands with the name Marathon: 1. Marathon was a melodic punk band from various parts of upstate New York, formed from the ashes of bands such as Standfast, De La Hoya, and Building On Fire. They toured the US and won fans with their sincere political lyrics and catchy melodies. In May of 2006 Marathon played their final two shows in New Brunswick, NJ and Syracuse, NY. Members of Marathon continue to write music and tour the world in bands like Attica! Attica! and Polar Bear Club.

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Kerbdog

Kerbdog are a heavy rock band from Kilkenny in the Republic of Ireland who began writing in 1991. Their music has been described as "an unbending alloy of matt-black, titanium-tough metal and shimmering melody.", in contrast to compatriots U2's "fake authenticity" and the "tyranny of soul" espoused by Van Morrison. U2 & Van Morrison being from very different areas naturally! Kerbdog were formed in 1991 by Cormac Battle (vocals/guitar), Colin Fennelly (bass guitar) and Darragh Butler (drums) under the repressive regime of the Christian Brothers.

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The Dead Walk!

At a time where image seems more important to a band then music, THE DEAD WALK! are a breath of fresh air, bringing back old school hardcore to the forefront and embracing a time where message meant more than image. Formed in late 2004 from the ashes of Life Love Regret and No Jazz Before The Rumble, THE DEAD WALK! attracted instant attention due to each members long history in the Newcastle and Sydney hardcore scenes.

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Fear

FEAR has always been regarded as a vital element of the early Los Angeles punk scene by those who witnessed their fury firsthand. Formed by the mysterious Lee Ving (b. Lee James Jude Capallero) and his friend Derf Scratch (b. Fred Milner) in 1978 after the former attended a Black Randy concert, the two quickly recruited scene regulars Burt Good and Johnny Backbeat to play guitar and drums, respectively, in their new project.

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The Blood

The Blood are a London-based Oi! punk rock band, formed in 1982. Led by Cardinal Jesus Hate/The Cardinal and JJ Bedsore (Colin Smith and Jamie Cantwell), the band formed in the early 1980s under the name Coming Blood. Their music is a blend of hardcore punk, Oi!, heavy metal, football chants and shock rock. Like the Sex Pistols and Alice Cooper before them, they sought to offend as well as entertain. Their single "Megalomania" ridiculed the Pope, and many of their songs criticized religion.

Read more about The Blood on Last.fm.

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The Ghouls

There are five artists by the name of The Ghouls. During the 1960's The Ghouls were the music of writer and producer Gary Usher, best known for his work with the Beach Boys. The Ghouls combined the 60's trends for Hot Rods and Monster movies. "Dracula's Deuce" was released in 1964 featuring Rick Burns, Chuck Girard, Joe Kelly and Richard Podolor. The Ghouls are also a street punk band no longer releasing music in Philadelphia PA. Members have gone on to form Hate and War. http://www.myspace.com/hateandwar

Read more about The Ghouls on Last.fm.

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