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Def FX

Def FX, fronted by media darling and practicing Wiccan Fiona Horne and visual artist Sean Lowry, are an electronic-metal-pop group from Australia. The band were active from 1990 till their dissolution in 1997. They toured extensively and released several critically-acclaimed EPs on independent label Phantom Records (later collected together on the album Baptism) before their 1992 album debut, Light Speed Collision on EMI, which featured the singles Space Time Disco and No Time for Nowhere.

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Mzaza

Mzaza is an alternative group of musicians playing folk fusion music inspired by the likes of Lhasa de Sela, Radio Tarifa, Manu Chao, Édith Piaf and Yasmin Levy. Current members are: Pauline Maudy, Greta Kelly, Jordan Stamos, Stephen Cuttriss, Tim Johannessen, Andrew Vievers. In the past Miranda Deutsch played guitar for this group. Mzaza explores the cross roads between ancient and contemporary melodies from France, Spain, the Balkans and the Middle East.

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!!!

!!! is an American dance-punk band from Sacramento, California that formed in Autumn 1996 from the former band members of The Yah Mos, Black Liquorice and popesmashers. After a tour together, members of local Sacramento, CA bands Black Liquorice and popesmashers formed !!!. The band's name was inspired by the subtitles of the movie The Gods Must Be Crazy, in which the mouth-clicking sounds of the Bushmen were represented as "!". Chk Chk Chk is the most common pronunciation, but they could just as easily be called Bam Bam Bam, Uh Uh Uh, Pew Pew Pew, etc. etc. etc.

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Death In Vegas

Death in Vegas are a psychedelic rock and electronic band from the United Kingdom, currently comprising two permanent members: Richard Fearless and Tim Holmes. Influenced by a wide range of musical genres including psychedelic rock, electro, krautrock, dub and industrial, the band's sound is constantly in flux, moving between live acoustic and electronic sounds. The band was formed in 1994 by Fearless and Steve Helier and signed to Concrete Records under the name of Dead Elvis.

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Tenacious D

Tenacious D (often referred to as "The D" and sometimes introduced as "The Greatest Band in the world. Period.") is an American satirical rock duo formed by musicians and actors Kyle Gass and Jack Black in Los Angeles, California in 1994. Their music fuses vulgar absurdist comedy with rock music in a style that critics have described as "mock rock". The band first gained reputation in 1999, starring in a self-titled HBO TV series.

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Pirate

There are two artists/bands named Pirate: 1) PiRATE is a hip-hop/beats producer from Tampa, Florida. Get his EP for free at: http://piratebeats.bandcamp.com/album/mathamphetamine 2) Pirate-SYDNEY-Prog-rock giants Pirate formed in 2007 in Sydney. Check out the official Pirate page here: Pirate was created in 2007, from Israel. Their music is very varied, effects of world music, rock, Metal, Latin, electronic and more... with the emphasis on "rock-pirate".

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Maroon 5

Maroon 5 is a Grammy Award-winning American pop rock band. Formed in Los Angeles, United States, the group comprises five members: Adam Levine (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), James Valentine (lead guitar, backing vocals), Jesse Carmichael (keyboards, rhythm guitar, backing vocals), Mickey Madden (bass guitar), and Matt Flynn (drums, percussion). Maroon 5's third studio album Hands All Over was released in the U.S. on September 21, 2010.

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Sum 41

Sum 41 is a Canadian rock band from Ajax, Ontario, active since 1996. The current members are Deryck Whibley (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Jason McCaslin (bass guitar, backing vocals), Steve Jocz (drums, backing vocals), and Tom Thacker (lead guitar, backing vocals, keyboard).
In 1999, the band signed an international record deal with Island Records. Since then, the band has released four studio albums, all of which have been certified platinum in Canada. Their most successful album to date is All Killer No Filler, which is certified 1x platinum in Canada and platinum in the United States.

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Epidemic...over

With a name like EPIDEMIC…OVER, one can be forgiven for any preconceived conceptions of the bands sound. After all, a lot of today’s bands have names that immediately create ideas as to what genre they are. In E…O’s case, expectations are dissolved the second the first note is struck. To be put simply, it’s the music that defines the name. Reigning from Central Queensland Australia, EPIDEMIC…OVER are a promising, energetic four piece combining hard hitting guitars and emotional vocals held together by a tight and driving rhythm section.

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