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Swallows

“Swallows is an alternative band out of Minnesota that has invoked what people are calling 'rock and roll, ugly and beautiful, profane and spiritual.' This quartet brings a blend of classic blues, a barrage of eclectic instruments, and warm yet gritty Nick Cave vocals.” - David Buchanan, Consequence of Sound Swallows' line-up features the collaborations of Jeff Crandall, Aaron Kerr, Tyson Allison and Frank Spencer.

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Drowning Pool

There are 2 bands by this name: 1. Drowning Pool is a / band from Dallas, Texas formed in 1997 that rose to prominence while playing along with Ozzy Osbourne during Ozzfest. Their 2001 debut album, Sinner, was certified platinum within six months and the video for its first single "Bodies" was frequently aired on various music video channels. After the September 11th attacks the song "Bodies" was infrequently heard on many radio stations due to the sensitivity of those families' loved ones who jumped from the towers.

Read more about Drowning Pool on Last.fm.

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Back 2 Life

A Moscow-based alternative band Back 2 Life was born in 2009 on the ashes of project One Point. When founding members of One Point left the band, remained musicians (Art - vocals, Ivan - drums and Moden - guitar) invited Moden's longtime friend A-Lex to play second guitar. Eventualy he did some clean vocals too. They renamed the band to Back 2 Life and though they changed the style of their music they had great response from all One Point fans.

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Head

There is more than one artist with this name: 1. Brian Phillip Welch (born June 19, 1970), better known as Head (although the official name of his solo project is Brian Head Welch), is an American musician best known as the former one of two guitarists of Korn, and a major influence in the rise of the nu metal movement. Welch left the band in 2005 due to contrasting personal beliefs, to focus on life as a father and a born again Christian. He has since embarked on an eponymous solo project, of which his debut solo album, Save Me from Myself, was released on September 9, 2008.

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Maven

There are two bands by the name of Maven: One from LA, United States
Maven are: Bon Harris (Nitzer Ebb)
Andy Troy (Polarbear)
Biff Sanders (Ethyl Meatplow) Bon Harris, co-frontman of cult electronic act Nitzer Ebb, has reemerged with his new band Maven. The group features Harris on vocals / keyboards, Ethyl Meatplow's Biff Sanders on drums and guitarist Andy Troy (Polarbear).

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Infectious Grooves

Infectious Grooves (n., in-fek-shus groovz) are a funk metal band led by Suicidal Tendencies frontman Mike Muir. It also featured ex-Suicidal Tendencies, now Metallica, bassist Robert Trujillo, and ex-Jane's Addiction drummer Stephen Perkins. Though Muir's sense of humor was often obvious with Suicidal Tendencies, Infectious Grooves often brought out a goofier type of humor: their albums contain comedy skits by a reptilian lover named Sarsippius. The band can be seen (and heard) performing as the prom band in the 1992 Pauly Shore film Encino Man

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Segression

Segression is a heavy metal band from Wollongong, Australia. Originally known as Eezee and playing sleaze metal, the group decided to change its name after moving into in a thrash direction in mid-1994. As Eezee, the band had recorded an EP in 1993 and the 1995 album Rise From Darkness. The group had also played support shows with Morbid Angel, Machine Head and Deicide. The line-up at this time was Christiaan Rand (bass, vocals), Chris Sellin (guitar), James Broadbent (guitar) and John Buckley (drums).

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Geist

There is more than one band with the name Geist: 1.) Geist, (http://www.geistreich.org)
2.) Geïst, from Germany (http://www.facebook.com/eis.official)
3.) Geist, an / project from Alsace in France: http://www.geist-musik.eu.
4.) Geist, (http://www.myspace.com/geistclans)
5.) Geist, The group's music features percussion, harp and Chapman Stick. http://www.harpdancer.com/geist.html
6.) Geist, from Israel (http://www.myspace.com/geistfluch)

Read more about Geist on Last.fm.

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