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Defiance

There are 2 bands with the name Defiance: (1) Defiance is a thrash metal band from Oakland, California. While virtually unknown to mainstream metal and rock circles, Defiance is known as one of the classic second-tier thrash bands to come from the Bay Area thrash metal scene. They played a decidedly technical style of thrash originally evoking bands like Testament, though they would later move on to playing in their own unique, more progressive thrash style. They reformed in 2005 and have since release an album entitled The Prophecy in late 2009.

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Orca Team

Seattle-based post punk by the beach. Dwayne Cullen - Drums
Jessica B. - Guitar
Leif Anders - Bass and Vocals Having lived everywhere from Portland to Bellingham, ORCA TEAM are bastard children of the Northwest. Currently in Seattle, the three members have decided to travel the wilderness of the United States. Leif Anders sings longingly for a lost ideal over a driving, melodic bass line. Jessica B. plucks notes drenched in reverb on her guitar.

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Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside

Sallie Ford is originally from Asheville, NC. She moved to Portland, OR in October 2006. She started writing songs soon after. In April 2007, she met Ford Tennis, Tyler Tornfelt and Jeff Munger and they became The Sound Outside!

Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside on Last.fm.

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Blood Beach

In the year 2012, Satan faces declining popularity and certain defeat at the hands of thee reinvigorated Christian Militia. As the final days before the apocalypse tick down, Satan makes a last ditch effort to win the war for evil. He sends back his favorite band of psychotic, LSD-soaked, metaphysically amorphous androids to recruit kids for the dark side through space, drugs, and rock and roll. That band is known as thee mighty, electric Blood Beach.

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Storm Large

Storm Large is the dramatic, vivacious singer of Storm and The Balls in Portland, Oregon. Storm came to national attention when she appeared as a contestant on the CBS reality television show Rock Star: Supernova. Dave Navarro, ex Red Hot Chili Peppers and Jane's Addiction guitarist, recorded a guitar track on her single "Ladylike." On October 14, 2006, "Ladylike" debuted at #5 on Billboard's "Hot Singles Sales" chart. Before the Balls she performed in Storm Inc.

Read more about Storm Large on Last.fm.

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White Fang

White Fang is four lifelong friends (Erik Gage, Kyle Handley, Jimmy Leslie, Chris Uehlein). Formed in Portland, OR in 2005 while still in high school, first as a recording band, then as a folk band, then as a punk band, then as a noise band, then as a punk band again. There used to be a lot of people in the band, rotating on a undefined lineup, including past, present and future members of Boom! and Typhoon.

Read more about White Fang on Last.fm.

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Hellshock

Hellshock is a Crust Punk band from Portland, Oregon that was formed in 2000. They combine a brand of "Dark" Crust Punk with Hardcore Punk, and Thrash Metal. Lyrically, the band writes almost exclusively about war. The five-piece has ex-members of Remains of the Day, Atrocious Madness, From Ashes Rise, and Detestation. The band is still active today.

Hellshock on Last.fm.

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Poison Idea

Poison Idea was formed in 1980 in Portland, OR by vocalist Jerry A. (aka Jerry Lang). The initial lineup consisted of Jerry A., Tom “Pig Champion” Roberts (guitar), Glen Estes (bass), and Dean Johnson (drums). Inspired by Black Flag and other early Southern California hardcore acts, they were further influenced by Discharge and Los Angeles's the Germs. Germs singer Darby Crash was a strong influence on singer Jerry A.—vocally, lyrically, and philosophically—was monumental, and Poison Idea followed the Germs’ extremist punk ethic.

Read more about Poison Idea on Last.fm.

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Wampire

In 2007, longtime best friends Rocky Tinder and Eric Phipps moved to Portland, Oregon and decided to start a band. With all the buoyancy and idealism of youth (being fresh out of high school at the time), and stimulated by the massive amount of creative output surrounding them in their new city, they sketched out a vision for a massive friend band - the possibility of getting every single one of their buds on stage and creating a monumental live show. Yet both boys have discerning taste, having backgrounds in music theory from a tender age, and questioned the logistics of a chaotic set-up.

Read more about Wampire on Last.fm.

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