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Scale the Summit

http://www.facebook.com/scalethesummitband Scale the Summit is an American band based out of Houston, Texas. It formed in 2004 and signed to Prosthetic Records. The band draws influences from other progressive acts such as Cynic and Dream Theater. However, unlike most other progressive metal bands, they have no vocalist and play solely instrumental music. In 2004, Guitarists Chris Letchford and Travis Levrier moved to Los Angeles to attend the Musicians Institute where they met drummer Pat Skeffington.

Read more about Scale the Summit on Last.fm.

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Divided By Friday

Not only is Divided By Friday’s style varied from the rest of the pop-rock pack, but it’s their musical maturity and attitude towards the industry that really sets them apart. Unlike most other bands, Divided By Friday’s sense of who and where they are is strong. Working hard from the ground floor up, they plan on selling themselves through their powerful music, not through flashy, lit up logos or other myspace garble.

Read more about Divided By Friday on Last.fm.

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(HED) p.e.

Hed P.E., previously known as (Hed) Planet Earth and stylized as (həd) p.e. is a rapcore band from Huntington Beach, California. Formed in 1994, the band performs a style of music which they refer to as "G-punk". Their music is primarily based in a fusion of punk rock and hip hop, but they have also been known to incorporate elements of heavy metal, reggae and other genres. After releasing three albums on Jive Records, Hed PE left the label to record independently, eventually signing with Suburban Noize Records in 2006.

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Ex Libris

There are at least two bands with the name Ex Libris. One of them is a sludge/stoner metal band from Wilmington, Germany. This article is about the Dutch one with this name.
The Dutch band Ex Libris brings new power and a fresh, exciting sound to the world of symphonic heavy metal. Combining the melodic structure of classical music with progressive licks and hooks, Ex Libris delivered their first full-length album “Amygdala” in 2008 to great reviews. Frontwoman Dianne van Giersbergen combines powerful, soaring vocals with a dynamic range that is, frankly, intimidating.

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Eleventh He Reaches London

Proudly not duking the stats since 2002. "Their music takes you on a very long walk, punctuated by storms and lulls. Towards that distant land whose name is Australia." ( centrifugue.fr ) Eleventh He Reaches London hail from Perth, Western Australia; a vast area of land separated from the rest of the country by an expanse of desert. This isolation has afforded Eleventh the luxury of being able to grow organically, independent of trends often present in larger communities.

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Distal

Distal is a DJ and producer from Atlanta, Georgia. He's founder of the label Embassy Recordings, producing a wide variety of bass music. His debut vinyl release was on soul jazz records alongside Mala, Coki and Ramadanman, and followed up with a release on SureFireSound. Distal plays in a variety of international scenes including the / community, as well as the scene. Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/distal
Embassy Recordings: http://embassyrecordings.com/

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Sydonia

Sydonia are probably most best described as a melodic metal band. Whilst their music can sometimes represent that of anger and pain, as in "Andwethoughthewasmad" off the EP (Man)ipulate, it can also sometimes represent that of calm, soft and somewhat relaxing taste, as in "Taste More", also from (Man)ipulate. However, this variety in sound further intensifies the talent that is posessed in this band. Lead singer, Dana Roskvists, explores as many regions of the larynx as you may have thought possible. Lyrically and musically this band will not fail to amaze.

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The More I See

“This is technical, precision thrash with a classic feel but a modern production sheen and even a touch of progressive musicianship in among the sheet-metal riffage and barking aggression. KKKK” – Paul Travers, reviewing ‘Unholy Feast’ in Kerrang! May 3rd 2008. British Thrash Metal masters The More I See release their second, full-on monster of an album, ‘The Unholy Feast’, on Transcend Records, distributed by Cargo, on June 16th.

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