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Fist

There are at least 3 artists known under this name: 1) Fist (originally called Axe) was one of several early NWOBHM bands who were signed to MCA records at about the same time (others in this group were Quartz, Tygers Of Pan Tang, and White Spirit). Their sound wasn't too different from their contemporaries, with the exception being they had a slightly more melodic feel to their songs. Two albums were released, and like many other NWOBHM bands, they faded away soon after, disbanding in 1984.

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Satan

There are more bands with this name: 1) Satan (UK) was an nwobhm band formed in 1979.
Satan would change their name to Blind Fury after the release of their debut Court in the Act in 1983. The former singer Brian Ross was replaced by Lou Taylor who was in Satan once before and himself was also, ironically, replaced by Brian Ross.
After they released Out of Reach in 1985, they changed their name back to Satan and Michael Jackson (no, not that Michael Jackson...) joined on vocals.

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Lone Wolf

There are multiple artists with this name: 1) Lone Wolf is the alter ego of multi-instrumentalist Paul Marshall. Lone Wolf's songs are often very dark in thier themes and very murder ballad-esq. Signed to Bella Union his debut album called 'The Devil And I' is to be released on May 17th 2010. Marshall has been making waves with the music video for the first single 'Keep Your Eyes On The Road' as it is a tribut/homage to Peter Gabriel's classic 'Sledgehammer'. Peter Gabriel has seen and approved the video, as have the team at Aardman animation who worked on the original.

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Die Laughing

UPDATE: Die Laughing reformed in 2012 to celebrate their 20th Anniversary. On the 8th May it was announced that Die Laughing would be touring with The March Violets on a selection of key UK dates in June 2012, before beginning work on a new album. More information:
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History Die Laughing are mainly remembered for their input to the 90s Goth scene but their roots go much further back into the 1980s.

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Iron Maiden

There are two artists with this name: 1) Iron Maiden is a New Wave of British Heavy Metal band. Formed in London in 1975 by bassist Steve Harris, they are one of the most successful and influential bands in the heavy metal genre, selling over 100 million albums worldwide. Iron Maiden has so far released fourteen studio albums, four "best of" compilations, eight live albums and four limited boxed-sets. They won the Ivor Novello Award for international achievement in 2000.

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Cloven Hoof

Here is what BNR Metal Pages has about Cloven Hoof: Cloven Hoof burst onto the NWOBHM scene with quite some flair, featuring outlandish stage costumes (heavy Kiss- style makeup, futuristic-looking clothing), and bearing the stage names of Air (Lee Payne), Water (David Potter), Fire (Steve Rounds), and Earth (Kevin Poutney). The music (on their debut EP) was actually pretty good, bearing a heavy, dark NWOBHM sound with a slightly spacey feel to it.

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The Blood

The Blood are a London-based Oi! punk rock band, formed in 1982. Led by Cardinal Jesus Hate/The Cardinal and JJ Bedsore (Colin Smith and Jamie Cantwell), the band formed in the early 1980s under the name Coming Blood. Their music is a blend of hardcore punk, Oi!, heavy metal, football chants and shock rock. Like the Sex Pistols and Alice Cooper before them, they sought to offend as well as entertain. Their single "Megalomania" ridiculed the Pope, and many of their songs criticized religion.

Read more about The Blood on Last.fm.

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Raw Deal

There is more than one band with the name Raw Deal. 1) Raw Deal was formed in 1988 by Carl Porcaro, Rich McLoughlin, and Anthony Drago after their former band, Breakdown, another New York hardcore band, split through personal differences. While Breakdown continued as a band without them, Anthony Comunale, formerly of Token Entry, was recruited on vocals and Mike Sentkiewitz, formerly of Sick of It All, on guitar to round out the Raw Deal line-up.

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Widow

There is more than one band that links to this page: 1. A band from New Bern, North Carolina, USA, which plays a traditional Style of Heavy Metal, with the inclusion of limited elements not indigenous to traditional Heavy Metal. Three members of the band contribute to the vocals, including a female singer. Note that (accurate as of March 6th, 2007) all of the preview tracks on the artist page are for this particular band.

Read more about Widow on Last.fm.

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