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Digger

There are at least five bands with this name. 1) Digger is a lyric driven pop punk band who were from Allentown PA. Their members changed over the years (1996-2002) but their sound reamined the same. Good energetic pop punk. 2) Digger is a band from Poland 3) Digger was the name for the German heavy metal band Grave Digger for a short period of time. The band worked under the name Grave Digger from 1980 (the year the band was formed) to 1987, when their original guitarist Peter Masson departed and was replaced by new guitarist Uwe Lulis.

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Gamma Ray

Founded in 1989 by Kai Hansen in Hamburg, Germany after leaving Helloween, Gamma Ray borrowed straight from the Helloween classics, and continued to pioneer Hansen's style of power metal. After four years with Helloween, Kai Hansen decided to leave the band at the height of their career. He then went on to do some studio work with Blind Guardian. Kai and his friend Ralf Scheepers from Tyran' Pace decided to start a project. They recruited bassist Uwe Wessel and drummer Mathias Burchard. The resulting sound was very close to Helloween's power metal style.

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Deadlock

There are at least 8 bands that use the name Deadlock: 1. Deadlock are a German band that combine metal with the harsh atmospheric nature of today’s modern sounds. Founded in the later half of 1997, Deadlock took their time to find a solid line-up and the right attitude towards cultivating a sound all their own. After their first self-titled 7 Inch was released, the band gained further attention with their MCD "I’ll Wake You When Spring Awakes". The quintet started to include keyboards and clean female vocals to their songs during the period of their release “The Arrival.

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Finsterforst

In late 2004, Tobias Weinreich (Bass), Sebastian Scherrer (Keyboards), Marco Schomas (Vocals) and Simon Schillinger (Guitar) founded Finsterforst. They were still seeking more members however, so instead concentrated purely on songwriting. As a result, they created many songs without being able to perform them until later on. In spring 2005 the band decided to introduce an accordion player (Johannes Joseph) into the mix, a choice which has helped to shape their unique sound.

Read more about Finsterforst on Last.fm.

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Axxis

In 1988 after sending in only one demo song AXXIS were signed to EMI Electrola. The debut album "Kingdom of the Night", 1989 which was already released in Europe, Canada, Japan, Australia and the USA sold 100 000 copies immediately. It became the best selling debut album by a Hard Rock band in Germany in 1989. "Axxis II" marked a similar huge success in 1990, followed by the authentic and energetic live release "Access All Areas" a year later. The ambitious "The Big Thrill" became a best seller in 1993.

Read more about Axxis on Last.fm.

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Avalanche

There are 16 bands under the name Avalanche. 1.) Avalanche is Polish rock band. In this band plays: Bartosz Słatyński (vocal / guitar / fiddle), Michał Gołuchowski (bass), Tomek Gołuchowski (guitars), Sebastian Boba (drums). They have released 1 record: "Połączenie" in 2006. 2.) Avalanche is also a Norwegian popduo.
Kirsti Johansen (lead vocals / backing vocals), Kjetil Roesnes (Lead vocals / keyboards / guitars / programmings). They have released 2 albums: Avalanche (1990) and Westbound (1992). They are now recording their new AVALANCHE album, planned to be released 2006.

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Necronomicon

1) Necronomicon were formed in 1971 in Aachen, the Western part of Germany near the Belgium and Netherlands border. With an album title (Tips zum Selbtsmord) that means "How to Commit Suicide," Necronomicon's one album, from 1972, featured bleak progressive garage rock with long instrumental passages. With wailing acid guitar solos, dark organ swirls, and angst-ridden singing in German, Necronomicon has created a dark and powerful vision that blends psychedelic and progressive music with a proto-punk garage band sensibility.

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