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ONE OK ROCK

ONE OK ROCK is a Japanese Rock band formed in the summer of 2005. It was started by Toru with High School friends Alex and Ryota after each of them got their musical instruments. After that, Taka joined as their vocalist and they focused on performing shows in the Tokyo area. In 2006 they independently released 2 mini albums. Because of their albums sales, their participation in relatively large festivals that summer and their energetic shows in the outskirts of Tokyo, they were noticed by a foreign record company.

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New Politics

New Politics: David and Soren had been writing songs together for over three years (for respective solo albums that have yet to see the light of day) when they realized that they had unintentionally started a band. The pair had experimented with every imaginable style of music (every imaginable style) and suddenly recognized that the combination of their musical sensibilities, as witnessed on the 300 songs theyd penned together, created something new and interesting.

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Randy

1) Randy are a band from Hortlax, Sweden, formed in 1992. They are inspired by older punk bands as The Misfits and Ramones. So far, they have released six albums. The latest album is called Randy the Band. Randy have been dropped from their previous label burning heart records - popular label based in Sweden, and are currently seeking a new label. ------------
Real bands are hard to find nowadays, but Randy is definitely the real deal. When members in other bands happily avoid each other after a long tour, Randy go on vacation together.

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HOSTAGES FOR SMACK

Four piece brutal oi punk band from Hertfordshire, UK. Formed in 2004. Their first album was recorded in 2005 and was followed by a split in the band until they were booked, by popular demand, to play a local charity festival in 2011 called 'Balstock'. After this the band decided to continue to bring the noise to those who want, like and need it!!!

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The Rocket

There are 2 artists using this name: 1) The Rocket is a Belgian power pop (poppy oriented punk rock) band. They originated in the summer of 2007 near Antwerp. Band members are: - Geoff Van Calster (keyboards and backing vocals)
- Tom De Ridder (rhythm guitar and lead vocals)
- Stijn Debontridder (lead guitar and backing vocals)
- Rogier De Vries (drums)
- Joris Goetstouwers (bass guitar and backing vocals) The Rocket have released their debut self titled album in October 2009, and will release their sophomore EP 'Tales Of Madness And Mischief' in July 2010 on Funtime Records.

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Desaparecidos

Desaparecidos was a short-lived American quintet formed in 2001 in Omaha, Nebraska, fronted by Conor Oberst (vocals, guitar) and featuring Denver Dalley, now of Statistics (guitar), Landon Hedges, now of Little Brazil (bass), Ian McElroy (keyboards), and Matt Baum (drums). This project however was restarted in 2010. Oberst may be better known for his confessional songwriting and storytelling as the lead singer of the popular indie folk band Bright Eyes, but Desaparecidos has a very different flavor.

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Disco Ensemble

Disco Ensemble was formed in in Pori, Finland. For many years the band has been in the basements and underground-venues, writing songs and playing shows that would have put any band in the limelight to shame. From periods ranging from progressive hardcore to more accessible punk rock, childhood friends Mikko (drums) and Jussi (guitar), bassist Lasse and vocalist Miikka have been Finland's best kept secret for too long.

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