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Conation

Conation were a hardcore band from Newcastle, Australia. They Started around 1997/98 and broke up early 2006. Mid-2008 they will release a post-humous album and a tour of some sort has been confirmed. At the time of the break up conation was:
Jamie Hay / vocals, guitar
Dale Townsend / bass, vocals
Murray Ruse / drums, cymbals
Genna Pyewacket / violin, vocals Ex members include:
Heath Rowley / guitar, vocals
Nick Fletcher / guitar
Ryan MacDonald / guitar

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Forgiven Rival

Forgiven Rival have been hailed as “pioneers in a new breed of urbanised rock”. Breaking into the scene in early 2005 they have continued on the up with a demo out and an impressive year of touring with some top notch Australian and International artists, including Kisschasy, Parkway Drive, Silverstein (CA), I Killed The Prom Queen and more. A band that knows just how important touring is they have impressively played in almost every Australian state and clocked up over 60 shows in one year.

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Parades

Parades are a young art rock band from Sydney who wisely choose to create their own music with no outside input or interference. Featuring Dan Cunningham, Tim Jenkins, Michael Scarpin and Jonathan Boulet – Parades’ debut album Foreign Tapes is out now via Dot Dash Recordings. The album is expansive and ambitious; a haze of pop harmonies, post rock guitars and electronic meanderings. Drum Media did a great job describing the band when they said

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Chasm

There are more than one artist named Chasm, one an Australian hip hop DJ, another a technical death metal group from Scotland, the third a Norwegian alternative rock band, the fourth is a pseudonym of Robert Hampson, who records as Main. . 1) Chasm the DJ is heavily influenced and inspired by soul, roots, reggae and jazz music; all of which is highly evident in the construction of his unique production that results in Chasm bringing a distinctive flavour to Australian hip hop.

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Battletruk

Battletruk are four mates who defy trends and play hardcore that they grew up on. Straight up no bullshit punk influenced short fast nasty songs to mosh to. Currently just released a split with friends Pillar of Hope, called Battle of Hope on beerfridgerecords/MGM (avail now at all good record stores on OZ). After successful launches in Aug, the next stop is a Madball support followed by a show with The Dead Walk. checkout their myspace (battletrukhc).
TRUK YEAH

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Otouto

Otouto is a Melbourne-based band that is centered on the music of singer and songwriter Hazel Brown . With the help of Kishore Ryan (Kid Sam, Seagull) on drums/pots and Martha Brown on vocals and keys, the trio's influence lies in salt of the earth folk tradition, the soul music of Motown and Philadelphia and those working at the edges of today's melting pot of pop, folk, electronica and hip-hop.

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The Day Everything Became Nothing

The Day Everything Became Nothing is a Goregrind band from Melbourne, Australia. Formed in Melbourne in 2002, The Day Everything Became Nothing continues to deliver extreme percussive grind that is characterised by its dirty, muddy sound. The band's name is derived from the EP of the same name by Canadian punk rock band NoMeansNo. The remarkably guttural vocals, by aid of a pitch-shifting Whammy pedal, are done by Tony Forde, of Blood Duster notoriety, but the band originally featured Kody Abrams.

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Hoodoo Gurus

-- Not to be confused with the Spanish band The Gurus Hoodoo Gurus (sometimes just shortened to 'Gurus') are an Australian rock band which used influences from seventies power pop, bubblegum pop, Beatle-esque harmonies, psychedelia and grungy garage rock. They formed in Sydney in 1981. Dave Faulkner, Rod Radalj and James Baker were originally from Perth. Baker and Radalj were original members of The Scientists, Faulkner and Baker were also members of The Victims in 1977-79.

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Just Say Go!

An Australian Youth Crew Hardcore band, disbanded in late 2007.
Sing-a-long oriented. In late 2003, 4 kids got together in a small practice space in Brisbanes Fortitude Valley with the intentions of having fun and playing hardcore with heart and message. Drawing influences from the likes of Gorilla Biscuits, Insted, Bold, Chain of Strength, In My Eyes, Time Flies, Mouthpiece, and other youth crew bands, led to a fast paced, energetic sound.

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