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Goblin

Goblin was an <a href="http://www.last.fm/place/italy">Italian</a> <a href="http://www.last.fm/tag/progressive%20rock" class="bbcode_tag" rel="tag">progressive rock</a> band who were known for their soundtracks on <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dario_Argento" rel="nofollow">Dario Argento</a> films (e.g. Deep Red of 1975 a.k.a. Profondo Rosso and Suspiria of 1977). They were initially named <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Cherry+Five" class="bbcode_artist">Cherry Five</a> and were influenced by <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Genesis" class="bbcode_artist">Genesis</a> and <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/King+Crimson" class="bbcode_artist">King Crimson</a>. Their early work spawned one progressive rock record named after the band, until they were called in as replacements for <a href="http://www.last.fm/tag/composer" class="bbcode_tag" rel="tag">composer</a> <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Giorgio+Gaslini" class="bbcode_artist">Giorgio Gaslini</a>, who had left the film Profondo Rosso after a conflict with director Dario Argento. They changed their name to Goblin and rewrote most of the score, including the famous main theme.

Todd Rundgren

Todd Rundgren is an American singer, songwriter, and producer who started in the 60s with the psychedelic band Nazz in Philadelphia. His solo career started out successfully with such hits as I Saw The Light and Hello It's Me (which was a reworked Nazz tune). He formed a band called Utopia (or Todd Rundgren's Utopia) which concentrated on eccentric progressive epics, while also continuing to release solo albums. His production work started early, with work for Sparks, The New York Dolls, and continued with Meat Loaf, XTC and The Psychedelic Furs, and many others.

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Chain

There are at least two bands performing under the name Chain: 1) Over 40 musicians have been a member of Chain, one of Australia's premier blues bands that has been going strong for over three decades. Formed from the remnants of Perth band the Beaten Tracks in 1968, the Chain were named by singer Wendy Saddington after the classic soul track "Chain of Fools." Saddington soon left and the band released one of Australia's first progressive blues singles, "Show Me Home," in 1969. Soon after, the Chain shortened their moniker to Chain.

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Beggars Orchestra

Dramatic and captivating, dark and intriguing. Murder, love, betrayal, revenge are sonically morphed in an unforgettable theatrical rock performance. More than artists, the five members of Beggars Orchestra are story tellers. Blasting drums, rich keyboards, thunderous bass and screaming guitar cuts through as a souring, melodic voice begins to tell the tale. Chapter by chapter the orchestra weave their story with intricate musical detail, captivating onlookers with their intense, energetic performance.

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Sydonia

Sydonia are probably most best described as a melodic metal band. Whilst their music can sometimes represent that of anger and pain, as in "Andwethoughthewasmad" off the EP (Man)ipulate, it can also sometimes represent that of calm, soft and somewhat relaxing taste, as in "Taste More", also from (Man)ipulate. However, this variety in sound further intensifies the talent that is posessed in this band. Lead singer, Dana Roskvists, explores as many regions of the larynx as you may have thought possible. Lyrically and musically this band will not fail to amaze.

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Crucible

There are four different bands called Crucible - one prog rock, one christian rock, one folk and one metal. The first Crucible is a blistering metal band with releases on No Idea records. The band contains vocals by popular illustrator Stenvik Mostrom. Band members were also in Anthem Eighty Eight, As Friends Rust, Assuck, Kumite, Salem, Tired From Now On and White Dove Frisbee Team. The second Crucible has 5 members and the band had it's debut in 1998 with "Tall Tales".

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The Mars Volta

The Mars Volta is an American rock group formed in 2001 by guitarist Omar A. Rodriguez-Lopez and vocalist Cedric Bixler Zavala. They incorporate various influences including post-hardcore, jazz fusion, psychedelia, funk and latin/salsa into their sound. They are characterized for their energetic and improvisational live shows, as well as their concept-based studio albums. The roots of The Mars Volta are found in the band At the Drive-In.

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Panta Rei

1) Panta Rei was an early Swedish progressive rock band. They released a self-titled album in 1973. Not to be confused with the similarly named Panta Rhei. The band played psychedelic rock/blues. The setting on the record was as follows: Leadsinger Georg Trolin, Cary Wihma on bass, Tomo Wihma played the drums, Thomas Arnesen on guitar and Leif Östman also on guitar and Göran Freese on sax. Panta Rei was considered to be even better live...

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Cog

There are at least three bands that are named Cog. 1) Cog is a rock band from Sydney, New South Wales. Cog consists of members Flynn Gower (lead guitar, lead vocals), Lucius Borich (drums, samples, backing vocals) and Luke Gower (bass guitar and backing vocals), who have been a band since 1998. Flynn Gower and Lucius Borich (the son of renowned Australian blues guitarist Kevin Borich) were friends at their Bondi high school in the 1980s.

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Uriah Heep

Uriah Heep is a British rock band, officially formed in 1969 in England, when record producer Gerry Bron invited keyboardist Ken Hensley (previously a member of The Gods and Toe Fat) to join Spice, a band signed to his own Bronze Records label. Sometimes jokingly referred to as "The Beach Boys of heavy metal" for their melodic songs, and trademark multi-part harmony backing vocals, although their music draws on diverse influences including psychedelia, gothic sound, progressive rock, hard rock, early heavy metal, jazz, and even country on occasion.

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