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Hobbs' Angel of Death

Hobbs' Angel of Death are an Australian thrash metal band that began in the mid 1980s and continue to this day, together with Mortal Sin they are one of the earliest successful Australian thrash metal bands. The band began in 1985 as a solo project for ex-Tyrus guitarist Peter Hobbs, with the help of ex-Nothing Sacred members Mark Woolley (guitar), Sham (drums) and Karl Lean (bass), who recorded a number of demos which attracted interest from overseas labels.

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Fort

Based in Byron Bay, on the east coast of Australia, Fort has been around since early 2000. With five releases under their studded belt and a history of rocking venues throughout the country, Fort has toured with the likes of Clutch, FuManchu, Nebula, Brant Bjork and the Bro's, the Datsuns and the Black Keys to name a few. Band "taking hiatus" as of Jan.17 2010...may never be back. 3 of them have formed new band with new singer, it is called OX, in the studio now doing 2 demo songs for their myspace page.

Ozi Batla

O.B. has been rapping for about 10 years in Sydney, and has now played across Australia. He was a mumbling presence alongside DJ A.L.F. at the legandary Joined at the Bass sessions at the Cricketer's Arms, until the Rum Corps (aka the NSW Police Force) and a yuppie shut down the live music one fateful Christmas eve. They could not, however, stop Alf and Ozi from forging a musical partnership that has taken them everywhere from dingy suburban pokie palaces, bush doofs, kiddiecore raves and the metro's stage.

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Isaac Graham

Isaac Graham - A singer/songwriter type from Sydney who grew up on punk rock but now likes country, folk and punk rock and records his music with a Tascam 8-Track with a cheap microphone and attempts to collaborate with the like-minded as much as possible. Plays shows occasionally too. Isaac has released one full-length album entitled "Empty Vessels" on donation-based netlabel Copyleft Records.

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Even

Even are an Australian indie rock three-piece fronted by singer/songwriter/guitarist Ashley Naylor, with Matthew Cotter on drums and Wally Kempton (also known as Wally Meanie) on bass and backing vocals. Even formed in Melbourne, Australia in March 1994. History Naylor and Cotter played music together at high school and in indie band The Swarm, before being joined by Kempton on bass . Even played their first gig in 1994 at the Empress of India Hotel in Fitzroy, Victoria and after a number of EP's, the band released their first studio album, "Less is More" in 1996.

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Peter Combe

Peter Combe was a popular Australian children's musical performer in the 1980s and 1990s. His has had 22 releases, including 7 Gold Albums, 2 Platinum, 3 ARIA awards and 3 ARIA final nominations. Some of his best known songs include Toffee Apple, Spaghetti Bolognaise, and Mr Clickety Cane. His website can be found at www.petercombe.com.au

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Icehouse

They were formed in 1977 as Flowers by Iva Davies (born Ivor Arthur Davies, on 22 May 1955, in Wauchope, New South Wales, Australia), who was the main creative force, and a classically trained musician; and bass player, Keith Welsh. For a number of years they also obtained the services of Bob Kretschmer, until he was replaced by young guitarist Paul Gildea. Since 1980 Icehouse has released seven albums, several compilations, and music from collaborations with other artists including dance companies.

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Dan Kelly

Daniel 'Dan' Kelly is the second oldest of six children, the nephew of Paul Kelly. He grew up in Queensland and learnt the guitar at thirteen, studying Environmental Science at University, in Brisbane, in 1990. He formed his first band, Nord, in Brisbane before moving to Melbourne in 1996, where in 2000 he started playing solo shows, under the name Dank Alley, not wanting to trade on his famous uncle’s name. In May, 2003 he released his first solo EP, Man O Mercy, which spawned the radio hit "Countermeal Kim".

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Okera

http://www.myspace.com/okerametal Okera are a 4-piece Melodic Death / Doom band from Melbourne, Australia. They were founded by Jayme in the later months of 2006, purely as a studio side-project. As time went on, the project became more serious, and in mid 2008, the line-up as it is today was completed. They've been playing gigs around Melbourne since mid 2009, and have shared the stage with other local talents Be'lakor, Arbrynth, Rainshadow and Wood of Suicides. Their music is melodic death / doom metal rooted in progressive rock, with melancholic overtones; and dark, subtle nuances.

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