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Panic

There are several artists with the name 'PANIC': A) from Boston, USA; B) from Amsterdam , Netherlands; C) from Brasil; D) from Seatlle, USA; E) from Nottingham, UK ; F) from Korea; G) from The Netherlands.

A) A Boston Hardcore band who formed in 2000 featuring members of bands such as the Trouble, In My Eyes, American Nightmare, and the Explosion. They released two EPs for Bridge 9 Records. They had a period of inactivity for a couple of years, until resurfacing in early 2006 to play a few shows on the east coast.

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The Planet Smashers

Formed in 1994 in Montreal, Quebec, the Planet Smashers’ infectious pop infused melodies, rippin’ horn licks and killer live shows, quickly established them as the city’s “Kings of Ska”. They released their first album (“Self-Titled”) on Planet Smasher’s founder Matt Collyer’s own label STOMP Records and hit the road. By 1997 they were no longer a local band, but a national phenomenon, headlining shows across Canada and pushing their second record, “Atttack of The Planet Smashers” which reached 2 on the national college radio charts for 2 months straight.

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Cosmic Psychos

The Cosmic Psychos are a rock band based in Melbourne and rural Victoria in Australia. An underground band that has only ever achieved limited recognition, they were cited as a significant influence on the Seattle grunge scene of 90s. In particular they have been referenced by members of Mudhoney and Pearl Jam and have supported both bands. Known for their droning, fuzzed-out bass and wah-wah guitar with repetitive lyrics, the Cosmic Psychos have a simple sound that works well in context and remained largely untouched since they formed in 1982 when they evolved from the short lived Bum Steers and first achieved notoriety for their demo ‘Custom Credit’ which received enormous airplay on Melbourne public radio station 3PBS.

It was later released on the Down On The Farm mini LP for Mr Spaceman Records which also released their debut LP. The band later moved to Survival Records releasing Go The Hack which was later licensed to Sub Pop Records. They eventually signed to Amphetamine Reptile Records for the American market for the release of their 1991 album, Blokes You Can Trust. That album was produced by then little-known producer, Butch Vig and it produced a song that became an enduring fan favourite, "Dead Roo". A song about perils of Australian highway hazards.

The band went on to release Self Totalled and Oh What a Lovely Pie. In 2006, after a lengthy quiet period, the Psychos issued Off Ya Cruet on Sydney’s Timberyard Records. Notable for being recorded with a new drummer, the title track on album is Kill Bill, a bitter song for ex-drummer, Bill Walsh.

The band was also covered by UK band The Prodigy who released a version of "Feel My Fire" co written with L7 which was largely based on a previous Cosmic Psychos tune "Lost Cause".

Known for their hard drinking behaviour and vulgar lyrics, the Cosmic Psychos are one of the defining bands of the yob rock genre, a movement that celebrates the Australian male lifestyle. Other bands include The Onyas and The Vee Bees.

Robbie "Rocket" Watts

Robbie Watts, joined the band in 1990 until his death on July 1st 2006 following a show in Bendigo. His first album with the psychos, Blokes You Can Trust, was produced by Butch Vig, fresh from completing Nevermind.

Post Rocket Period

The band did not perform live for some time after Robbie Watts' death. In June 2007, the band went on an Australian tour with Sydney's legendary punk band, The Celibate Rifles. Playing guitar in place of Watts, is John McKeering from The Onyas.

Discography

* Down on the Farm (1985)
* Cosmic Psychos (1987)
* Go the Hack (1989)
* Slave to the Crave, Live at the Palace, Melbourne (1990)
* Blokes you can trust (1991)
* Down on the Farm & Cosmic Psychos (1991)
* Palomino Pizza (1993)
* Self totalled (1995)
* Oh what a lovely Pie (1997)
* 15 Years, a Million Beers (2001)
* Off Ya Cruet (2006)
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Not OK

Not OK are a punk rock band based on the Gold Coast, Australia. The band is originally from Nelson, New Zealand. They moved to Auckland in 2005 and then on to Australia in 2007. They play a brand of punk rock influenced by the likes of Face to Face, The Bouncing Souls and Snuff.

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Me First and the Gimme Gimmes

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes are a punk cover band composed of members of other well known bands such as Swingin' Utters, NOFX, Foo Fighters, and Lagwagon, who all play in Me First and the Gimme Gimmes as their schedules permit. Their first live performance was on 4/20/1996 at the Chameleon Club in San Francisco. The studio core comprises Spike Slawson on vocals, bassist Fat Mike, Joey Cape on guitar and backing vocals, Dave Raun on drums, and Chris Shiflett on guitar (his brother Scott of Face to Face/Viva Death fills in for Chris on tour).

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(həd) p.e.

(həd) p.e. a.k.a. (Hed) Planet Earth is a rapcore band from Huntington Beach, California. They fuse punk energy with hip hop lyrics and instrumentation to form a sound they call “G-punk” (A combination of G-Funk and Punk). They have also been known to experiment with various other musical genres, such as reggae. History:
(həd) p.e. was formed in 1994 by African-American / Brazilian-American MC Jahred Shane and lead guitarist Wesstyle, both of whom saw each other in attendance at many of the same shows in the Los Angeles and Southern Californian underground scene.

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Collapsed

There is more than one artist named Collapsed: 1. A melodic hardcore band from Melbourne, Australia.
2. Collapsed is trash metal band from Texas openly influenced by such bands as Trap Them, Thumbscrew, Modern Life Is War, Orchid, and American Nightmare
3. Collapsed is a five-piece metalcore band and is trashing turmoil in the Tielt Area (Belgium). Since the start in February 2005 Collapsed played mini festivals and small clubshows, in their first year Collapsed shared stages with bands such as Arkangel, Morda, Severance, Liar, Flatcat, Chimeara and The Setup.

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Dreamkillers

1990 was the year Dreamkillers busted their way onto the Aussie underground scene via the culmination of two local Brisbane punk outfits; “Mystery of Sixes” and “Insane Hombres”. The name Dreamkillers came after a conversation regarding the 1957 Williams Burrows classic, The Red Planet, where he refers to the “dream killers”. Disillusioned with the inferior commercial offerings of the time, Dreamkillers soon channelled this angst into a raunchy punk-inspired, hardrock / heavy-metal tour-de-force that became their trademark sound.

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