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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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New Alaska

"Rip it up and start again" New Alaska are a British Post Hardcore band based in the Black Country, West Midlands. Formed in May 2012 the band have quickly formed a tight direct sound through hours of rehearsals which culminated in their debut EP, 'Finer Lines of Tomorrow'. Their history began when singer/guitarist Pete Stanley left former band, History of the Hawk (In at the Deep End Records/Speedowax) after brilliant European tour.

Read more about New Alaska on Last.fm.

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Mondo Generator

Mondo Generator (sometimes known as "Nick Oliveri And The Mondo Generator") is an American / band fronted by Nick Oliveri. Nick Oliveri (under the moniker Rex Everything) formed Mondo Generator in 1997 and with friends Josh Homme, Brant Bjork, Rob Oswald, and others, recorded the debut album, Cocaine Rodeo. The LP wouldn't be released until 3 years later due to Oliveri and Homme being full-time members of Queens of the Stone Age.

Read more about Mondo Generator on Last.fm.

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Good Riddance

Good Riddance is a band hailing from Santa Cruz, California. They formed in 1986 and after over twenty years, eight albums, and countless tours, played their farewell show in 2007. They played fast and explosive punk and hardcore music that was heavily influenced by the early American hardcore scene. The lyrical themes varied from political protests and analysis of the American society, to personal struggles and alienation. On occasion, the band had also been known to write slower, sometimes romantic songs.

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The Pinecone Kids

The Pinecone Kids were born this year and with downs syndrome. As a result they go around asking people if they would like to buy pinecones. Straight outta east London gutters they play gritty grungey noisy madness, but also soft soothing sonnets of ambience. Essentially, the Pinecone Kids are a clan, a consortium, and they will infect you with their Pinecone insanity. The Pinecone Kids on Soundcloud

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