In Extremo is one of the most famous folk metal bands, originating from Berlin, Germany in 1995. The band's musical style combines heavy metal with medieval traditional songs, blending the sound of the standard metal instruments with traditional instruments such as the bagpipes, harp, hurdy-gurdy and shawm. Versions of well-known traditional/medieval ballads make up the main part of their repertoire, though over the years the band has also begun to write some original material using the German language.
There are multiple bands going by this name, a NY rock band, an Austrian pop band and a Canadian post-hardcore band. 1) Starting as a reunion of childhood friends Eric Zirlinger (vocals, guitar, keyboard), Wayne Silver (lead guitar), and Michael Denton (drums), SEER officially formed in late 2003 with the addition of Paul Komsic (bass). The foursome began writing and rehearsing five nights a week in a small, rundown rehearsal studio in Long Island, New York.
Joanne Rowling, (born 31 July 1965), better known under the pen name J.K. Rowling is a British author best known as the creator of the Harry Potter fantasy series, the idea for which was conceived whilst on a train trip from Manchester to London in 1990. The Potter books have gained worldwide attention, won multiple awards, sold more than 400 million copies, and been the basis for a popular series of films.
Frei.Wild is a German rock group, originating from South Tyrol. They started as a cover band of "Boehse Onkelz", but now write their own music and lyrics. They have a growing fan base in Germany, although they are still relatively small.
1. New Zealand metalcore band. The band changed their name in 2008 to Antagonist A.D. to avoid to confusion with other bands holding the same name.
2. Antagonist are a metalcore band from Whittier, California in the United States. In the rapidly changing and evolving world of heavy music, bands come and go faster than you can get a value meal at a fast food restaurant. Finding bands who are still slugging it out after a decade is a rare occurrence. What’s even more uncommon is finding a band who have recorded their most intense and career defining album 12 years into their career.
Silbermond is a German rock band from Bautzen. The band originally formed in 1998 under the name Jast, which comes from the first letters of the band members' names (Johannes, Andreas, Stefanie, Thomas). In 2001, they changed their name to Silbermond ("Silver moon"). As opening act for Jeanette Biedermann, they became increasingly popular in Germany and Austria. They released their first album "Verschwende deine Zeit" ("Waste your time") in 2004. In late 2004 they went on tour, publishing their first concert DVD "Verschwende Deine Zeit - Live" in April 2005, which reached gold status.
Among many other artists who used "Twin" as a moniker, Twin are: 1) rock duo Betsy Kwo and Rachel Carns. They released a split-EP with Mikaela's Fiend on S.A.F. Records in 2007. 2) experimental electronic trio Brendan Murray, Howard Stelzer and Jason Talbot 3) house trio Fredrik Eriksson, Joachim Persson and Niclas Molinder. In 1999 they released "Star Wars Theme (The Force)" on Detective Records. However, among the majority of filesharing users it is known as an Aphex Twin hoax.