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Jethro Tull

Ian Anderson's flute may be the defining factor in Jethro Tull's music, but it's only one element in a band that's been around since the late 60s. Originally a blues-based rock band with a few dollops of British folk in their sound, they evolved into one of the most popular progressive rock bands of the 70s. Jethro Tull formed in Blackpool, Lancashire, England in 1967. Their music is marked by the quirky vocal style and unique lead flute work of frontman Ian Anderson and by unusual and often complex song construction.

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Portugal. The Man

Portugal. The Man is an experimental indie rock four-piece centered on frontman John Baldwin Gourley's abstract musical approach and corresponding upbringing. He was raised in a sort of technological isolation: his log cabin home in the winter wasteland of the fringes of Wasilla, Alaska was powered by a generator and had no telephone. Both of his parents helped completely immerse him in the unique lifestyle that comes with a land of seasonal darkness and perpetual cold with their jobs as dog sled mushers.

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Mushroom Giant

B I O G R A P H Y Vivid soundscapes infused with texture and meaning, Mushroom Giant is an Australian band specialising in dramatic soundscape music. Mushroom Giant’s live performances offer an aural and visual experience that transcends the conventional rock band, exploring a musical realm full of colour and imagery and have taken the show to audiences across Australia with rave reviews.
R E V I E W S • BEAT MAGAZINE 'Album of the Week' (20/2/08)

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Devin Townsend Project

Devin Townsend Project begins where Ziltoid the Omniscient left off, with Devin Townsend at the helm. The project is a planned four-album series. Rather than a specific line-up of musicians, as he utilized in The Devin Townsend Band, and rather than performing the entirety of the music himself, as in Ziltoid the Omniscient, the Devin Townsend Project will feature a number of different musicians for each album.

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Paper Champion

Paper Champion formed in Sydney in 2007 with founding members Grant Spencer (vocals), Dom Alessio (guitar), Denis Giasli (bass) and Dave Clark (drums). In 2007, Paper Champion released their debut self-titled EP. In 2009, the lineup of the band changed as Dom Alessio and Denis Giasli left to pursue other interests. They were replaced by Michael Tokar (guitar) and George Farrell (bass), and joined by David Nolan (guitar).

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Micah

Micah is a name used by several musical projects. In just a few short years Micah Lukasewich has built his name and sound on a solid sense of melody and rhythm that is well known throughout the progressive dance world. Producing since 1997, Micah pushes his boundaries with each new production/remix, and they are plentiful with at least one or two original tracks or remixes released per month within the year 2005 alone!.

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Sadhana

There are two bands called Sadhana. Both of them are in Australia. Sadhana 1 - Combining over decade of collective experience from a variety of projects, SADHANA was originally formed in late 2006 and now, with a vocalist completing the line-up in late 2008, SADHANA are ready to take on the world. SADHANA consists of 4 musically diverse and dedicated players from various musical influences and extensive backgrounds that have converged to create a massive, dynamic and distinctive sound that conveys intensity, emotion and meaning.

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Tread

There's more than one artist with this name: Tread (1) Hiroshi Watanabe’s deep slow house side project with the assistance of graphic designer Takehiko Kitahara. Formed in 2001.
Official website> http://www.hiroshiwatana.be. Tread (2) A Thrash/Groove Metal from Denver, Colorado. U.S. Formed in 1993 Tread (3) A Metalcore band from Melbourne, Australia.
Fusing heavy riffs, gripping dynamics and manic vocal melodies flipping from pitch perfect falsetto to primal scream in a heartbeat, TREAD have forged themselves a signature sound nothing short of colossal in magnitude.

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