Blaqk Audio is an electronic project from Oakland, United States, created by and consisting of Davey Havok as lyricist and vocalist and Jade Puget writing music and programming synthesizers. Both Jade and Davey are members of the band AFI. Blaqk Audio were signed to Interscope Records, their debut album, CexCells, was released on August 14, 2007. The first single from the album is 'Stiff Kittens', revealed by Jade on the BA myspace blog.
Australia has consistently delivered some of the world's hottest indie dance, rock, and pop acts of the last decade and their latest export, DAMNDOGS, is no exception. While the Melbourne foursome have only just revealed their sound to the world, the band are no strangers to fans and the industry. Frontman Chris Cester and bass player Mark Wilson make up the rhythm section for Aussie superstars, Jet, while longtime friends and collaborators Mitch McIvor and Louis Macklin round out the line up.
Dead by Sunrise (previously known as Snow White Tan) is the side project of Linkin Park's lead vocalist, Chester Bennington. The band also features Amir Derakh and Ryan Shuck of the band Orgy, and Anthony "Fu" Valcic. When asked in an interview about the difference between Dead By Sunrise and Linkin Park, Bennington responded, "It’s hard to describe. Like, describe the difference between Soundgarden and Alice in Chains, you know what I mean? It’s almost impossible. There are obvious things about it that when you listen to it, you’ll know it’s not a Linkin Park record.
Shihad are a four-piece band from New Zealand, comprising Jon Toogood (guitar/vocals), Tom Larkin (drums), Karl Kippenberger (bass) and Phil Knight (guitar). Their style is best described as "hard rock", although they were described as "metal" in their formative years. Shihad were formed in 1988 in Wellington, New Zealand. They were briefly known between 2002-2004 as "Pacifier". During this time the band was attempting to break into the US market and it was decided that Shihad sounded too much like the arabic word 'jihad', thus the name change. Their major albums and EPs include:
There are at least five bands called "Pain". 1. Sweden
Apoptygma Berzerk is a Norwegian ebm/futurepop/synthrock musical group, formed in 1989. The current lineup includes Stephan Groth (vocals, programming, guitars, samples), Brandon Smith (guitars) and Thomas Jakobsen (drums). The group has achieved moderate commercial success with a unique brand of gloomy, danceable gothic synthpop, winning awards and Top-10 spots in Germany and Scandinavia. The band's name is commonly abbreviated to APOP or APB.
DeathBoy have been together since July 2002 operating as a four or five piece crew on stage and in the studio. The core members are Scott (vocals / songwriting), Jason (guitar), Adam (bass) and Phil (drums). The band now employs Lee Chaos of Chaos Engine and Wasp Factory records on synths for live gigs. The less offensive lyrics are penned by Matthew Phillips, a friend of Scott's since childhood, though Scott invariably adds swearing and drugs references afterwards.
http://myspace.com/iadoremedia Adore is electronica artist Mikael Skramesto from Bergen (Asköy), Norway - inspired by artists such as Air, Daft Punk, Flying Lotus, J Dilla, Kanye West, Prefuse 73, Radiohead, Thomas Newman. In the summer of 2008, he gave out his first EP "Beneath Us" (later remastered in 2009) - which was released for free (with donating possibilities) across the internet, containing a lot of different genres (ambient, downtempo, electronic, experimental, idm & trance).
The Postal Service is an indie electropop band based in Seattle, Washington, United States, which started life as a side project for singer Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie and producer Jimmy Tamborello of Dntel, Headset and Figurine. The group formed, in 2001, after Gibbard contributed vocals for a song on Dntel's album Life Is Full of Possibilities called (This Is) The Dream of Evan and Chan.