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Hellbringer

Hellbringer (formery Forgery) is a thrash/speed metal band from Canberra, Australia. Formed in 2007 while its members were still at school together, the band takes influence from classic bands such as: Sodom, Destruction, Venom, Onslaught, Whiplash, early Kreator and many more. From their formation they were originally known as Forgery, although since early 2010 had changed the band name to Hellbringer.

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Arcane

Arcane is the name of multiple bands: Arcane from Belfast, Ireland and play heavy rock/metal influenced by such bands as Tool, Dream Theater, Iron Maiden and many more. Another is a progressive metal band based in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. www.arcaneaustralia.com Arcane is a 5 piece metal band from Bournemouth, United Kingdom. www.myspace.com/arcaneofficial Two groups originate in the United States, one plays Thrash Metal, while the other is a Hip-Hop Group. Another is from Ulm in Germany. More Infos @ www.arcane.de.

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Overkill

Overkill is an American thrash metal band formed in 1980 in New Jersey. The band has been active since 1984, releasing 16 studio albums, 2 EPs, 2 live albums and a "covers" album. The band also has a notable mascot (named Chaly), a skeletal bat with a skull-like face, bony wings, and green eyes. It has appeared on most of their album covers. Overkill has gone through many line-up changes, with singer Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth and bassist D.D. Verni remaining the only consistent members. Along with Anthrax the band is one of the most successful East coast thrash metal bands.

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Holy Grail

Holy Grail consists of White Wizzard alums James Paul Luna, James J LaRue and Tyler Meahl, along with the blazing co-shred guitar of Eli Santana and the thunderous deathblow of bassist Blake Mount. In smoldering cauldrons of wicked brutality, Holy Grail combines elements of NWOBHM, Shred, Thrash and Doom featuring unmatched vocal domination and guitar astro-technics. Their debut album titled Crisis in Utopia was released on October 22nd, 2010 via Prosthetic Records.

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3 Inches of Blood

3 Inches of Blood was formed in 2000 in Vancouver, Canada. Initially playing straight, eighties' style heavy metal in the vein of bands such as Running Wild and Judas Priest, before the addition of heavy vocalist Cam Pipes and the recording of their debut album Battlecry Under a Winter Sun in 2002 on the Teenage Rampage label. This release went by almost unnoticed until the band's UK distribution label decided to put them on as a support slot for a tour with platinum rock band The Darkness.

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Forbidden

FORBIDDEN Forbidden was part of the second wave of thrash metal bands which arose from the bay area thrash scene (along with Testament, Death Angel, Vio-Lence, etc.). Through-out the 1980’s the thrash metal scene was bursting with talent and among the rhythmic collection a band that refused to be labeled in with the so called bay area sound. They were much more than just the next thrash band, they used odd signatures and melodies to create an original style all their own.

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Raven

There are multiple artists named "Raven" 1) United Kingdom (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England) (1974 - Present) 1) Raven is a heavy metal band associated with the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, that formed in 1975. They also opened for punk bands The Stranglers and The Motors. They had a hit with the single "On and On", and refer to their music as "Athletic Rock." Formed in Newcastle, England by brothers John and Mark Gallagher, Raven quickly set the pace for the burgeoning metal renaissance in the UK at the time.

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Maniac

Maniac is known to be the name of six musical artists: Maniac, real name 'Brandon Jolie' is a grime producer from Bow, East London, and got his breakthrough in producing the track 'Bow E3', which was released on Wiley's third album 'Playtime Is Over'. He was brought to the attention of Wiley by God's Gift. He has made tracks for many MCs, including Wiley, Little Dee, Griminal, Riko, Tinchy Stryder, Asher D, Jammer, Kano, Chipmunk and JME.

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Harbinger

There are more than one band under this name: 1) Harbinger is a band formed in 1997 in Berkeley, California featuring three prominent members from the East Bay punk scene: Robert Eggplant (vocals/guitar), formerly of Blatz, The Hope Bombs, and editor of the zine Absolutely Zippo, Aaron Cometbus (drums), founding member of Crimpshrine and author of legendary punk zine Cometbus, John Geek (bass/vocals) of Fleshies and the S.P.A.M. Records collective.

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Taberah

Taberah was born in mid 2005 in Hobart, Tasmania. They were fueled by a love for traditional metal...REAL metal, and set out to create just that.
Taberah spent months developing their style, practising hard and writing tunes, until they hit the Hobart metal scene in May, 2006, playing along side local legends MSI and Ice Eater and surprised the Hobart crowd with a tight performance accompanied by a tough sound.

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