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Anno Domini

There’s something happening in Australia. In the past 12 months there has been an insurgence of metal acts that adhere to a standard far beyond that of your typical unsigned Australian band. Bands like Dred (now Oroborus), Templestowe and Aeon of Horus place great value on high quality production, recordings and exceptional artwork. Anno Domini are the next band to join the ranks of those striving for metal perfection.

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Mortal Sin

Mortal Sin is a thrash metal band that formed in 1985. The group formed around singer Mat Maurer and drummer Wayne Campbell in Sydney, Australia. At first Campbell had attempted to get Maurer into another band called Wizzard but the rest of that band was reluctant to support the idea so the pair struck out on their own, quickly recruiting Wizzard's guitar Keith Krstin, bass player Andy Eftichiou from a band called Judge and a second guitarist Neville Reynolds. Reynolds was fired for not being available to play at the band's very first show and was replaced by Paul Carwana.

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Be'lakor

A dark, melodic death metal band from Melbourne, Be'lakor has quickly come to be regarded as one of Australia's most promising and creative metal acts. The band's international reputation has grown rapidly since the release of their 2007 debut, "The Frail Tide," its 2009 follow-up, "Stone's Reach," and most recently, the band's third album, "Of Breath and Bone." 2012 will see Be'lakor return to Europe to play at Germany's Summer Breeze Festival and the Czech Republic's Brutal Assault Festival.

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Pod People

There are multiple artists on Last.fm with the name Pod People. 1) Pod People is an Australian doom metal band from Canberra. Their sound combines doom/stoner metal with death metal vocals. They have released three EPs, one album and one 7". Pod People have opened for the likes of doom masters Electric Wizard and Cathedral. The band recorded a new album over the later half of 2007 and early 08 and are looking to release their next album "Mons Animae Mortuorum" (Mountain of the Souls of the Dead) through Goatsound in Australia in August 2008 and hopefully Rise Above internationally.

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Monoliyth

http://www.myspace.com/monoliyth - From Monoliyths Myspace.
Monoliyth was formed back in 1998 in Melbourne, Australia, playing under the banner of thrash metal. Within months the new band headed for the studio to record their first demo entitled 'Deep In Your Mind'.
Although the production was rough, the music still maintained its raw energy, and opened doors for the band in terms of leaving the garage for the live scene.

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Dark Earth

There are 4 bands named Dark Earth. 1) After seemingly disappearing for 4 years, everything that DARK EARTH brought to the metal scene was all but forgotten; heavy melodic riffs, ball-tearing blast beats, blistering guitar solos & a TIGHT live show.
During the time DE were absent, the boys came to realise that the normal "house, wife & kids" road of life wasn't going to work for them, they needed something more...

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Hobbs Angel of Death

The band began in 1985 as a solo project for ex-TYRUS guitarist Peter Hobbs, with the help of ex-Nothing Sacred members Mark Woolley (guitar), Sham (drums) and Karl Lean (bass), who recorded a number of demos which attracted interest from overseas labels. Hobbs' debut album, Hobbs Angel Of Death, was released in 1988 through German record label Steamhammer Records, and achieved a great deal of success in Europe.

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Gospel of the Horns

Gospel of the Horns formed in Brisbane, Australia, in '93 and in late '94 they released their cult demo The Satanist's Dream. It gathered great responses, which in turn led to a deal with the incompetent Einstand Records to press the demo on CD. Not only was the layout incorrect, they also placed a photo of a different band in the booklet... To this day, the band urge no-one to purchase this CD as this label does not warrant your money.

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Nocturnal Graves

Nocturnal Graves were a band from Victoria, Australia. Formed in 2004, the band includes/has included members of influential Australian bands such as Deströyer 666, Gospel of the Horns and Hobbs' Angel of Death. After a number of demos, Nocturnal Graves signed to Nuclear War Now! Productions and released their debut full length 'Satan's Cross' in 2007. The band split up in September 2010.

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Voyager

There are multiple artists which use the name Voyager: 1. A progressive metal band from Australia
2. An ambient sludge metal band from the United States
3. A pop group from the United Kingdom
4. A drum and bass project
5. A rock band from the United States
6. An electronic project of Justin Scott Dixon
7. An electronic project of Tom Moore 1. VOYAGER is an Australian melodic progressive metal band.

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