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External Menace

External Menace formed in the Coatbridge suburb of Glasgow in 1979 when John Sneddon, then 15, and 13 year old Wullie Hamill's band 'The L-Plates' were joined by 12 year old bassist Sandy Halkett and Rab Bell (14) on drums, the line up which recorded the 1979 demo which later got them signed to Beat the System records. After a brief split, during which Sneddy recorded a double A-side with The Snap Ons, Sneddy rejoined Wullie and Sanz with Derek Paterson taking over on drums, the bands name became External Menace, they signed to Beat the System in 1982 and released the 'Youth of Today' EP.

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Drongos For Europe

Drongos for Europe are a Birmingham based hardcore punk band. They formed in 1979 playing the first gig in November '79 at St. Marks Church in Great Barr Birmingham. The original line up was Tommy vocals, Steve on guitar, Swainey on bass and Gebs on drums. The first vinyl release was in 1981, an EP called "Adverse Chorus" financed by local tattoo artist Tony Lynx. Only 1000 copies were pressed. The do it yourself record sleeves all had to be glued together individually, the records always stood out from the others because the sleeve was too big to fit into a standard 45 record box.

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Uproar

The name Uproar belongs to multiple artists. One is a punk band from North East England, got back together for a reunion gig at Newcastle Carling Academy in February '08 and have been touring the UK since. They recently undertook a full-scale American tour, covering most states. Another was a Group out of Wichita, Ks that jokingly called themselves emopopmetal. The group from Kansas was made up of Isaac and Kerry Burrow, John Farthing and Andy Douty.

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Intensive Care

This entry is for two distinct bands, both called INTENSIVE CARE. (1) For the Montreal Rock band, click here
http://www.last.fm/music/+noredirect/%28Intensive+Care%29 (2) A UK82\Oi! band from london.
Albums :
Rebels, Rockets and Rubbermen (1987)
The Oi collection
North London's Finest
Oi! The rarities
A Country Fit For Heroes vol.2 (3) A punk rock band from London formed in 1993. http://www.myspace.com/intensivecarelondon

Read more about Intensive Care on Last.fm.

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Counterpoise

There are two artists that go by the name of 'Counterpoise' (1) An Amsterdam based hip-hop collective formed by Lirx and L-Deep in 2006. The first album contains collaborations with Kain Slim, Feline, Laurrhie Brouns, Robian, Juiceisdunaam, Maestro Mikel and Surya. The album features beats from producers like FS Green, DJ Bobafatt, Neenah, Trackstar and Reckon and is downloadable for free at www.cpoise.com.

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Chaos UK

Chaos UK are a UK band formed in 1979 near Bristol. Consisting of Simon on vocals, Andy on guitar, Kaos on bass, and Potts on drums (although the band has been through many different line-ups over the years with Kaos as the only consistent member). Their lyrics deal with topics such as unemployment, economic recession, drinking, infanticide, distrust of government, the police, and authority in general.

Read more about Chaos UK on Last.fm.

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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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The Heroes

Hello,
We are The Heroes. We began in April 07 with 4 members and recently in March 08 had a band line up change (drummer and bassist). The band now comprises of Alex Totman (Vocals), Alex 'Rooster' Van Roose (Guitar), Ali Lee (Bass) and Craig Blockley (Drums). Since the new band line up change The Heroes have had a couple of huge local gigs that have really started to create a buzz in the city. In the more recent months The Heroes have created the clubnight 'OVERDRIVE' which has proven to be one of the biggest clubnights the midlands have to offer - consistently selling out the charlotte.

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