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.
Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens, born as Timothy S. Owens on September 13, 1967 in Akron, Ohio. The young Ohio salesman and tribute band frontman made headlines in 1996 when from a fan he became the frontman for the British metal act Judas Priest, filling the shoes of Rob Halford (and, by doing so, inspired the movie Rock Star, which was later discredited by the band). Despite numerous rumours that Rob Halford would reunite with Judas Priest, Owens recorded two studio albums with his childhood heroes, as well as two live albums and a 2002 DVD release.
Northern Lights can refer to at least six different groups: (1) American hip-hop group from Bridgeport, CT. (2) Canadian supergroup who were gathered by the music talent manager Bruce Allen in 1985 to record the single "Tears Are Not Enough". (3) A folk and baroque group "Northern Lights", released two CDs: "Northern Lights" and "Vanishing Borders" (founded by Harris Moore and Steve Coulter).
There are at least three with that name, the first was a (fucking sick) Beatdown Hardcore band from Preston City in the north west of england the second being a power metal band from LA, California, and the third one being an alias of DJ Ruthless, a jumpstyle DJ from the Netherlands. 1)"RUTHLESS, A STRAIGHT UP, ANGRY AS FUCK, NO HOLDS BARRED, BEATDOWN BAND FROM THE NORTH WEST OF ENGLAND." 2007 - 2009 RIP
Ruthless also produced an EP called "Preston City Beatdown"
Blind Guardian is a german speed metal/power metal band from Krefeld, Germany. They are credited as being among the most influential artists of the genre. While early Blind Guardian belongs to speed metal style, in later releases the band has moved towards epic power metal. Blind Guardian was founded in 1984 by André Olbrich (guitar), Hansi Kürsch (vocals, bass), Marcus Siepen (guitar) and Thomen Stauch (drums), (left the band in 2005, replaced by Frederik Ehmke).
There is more than one band / artist known as Loadstar. 1. The group name for drum and bass producers Xample & Lomax. At the age Bristol based Gavin Harris aka Xample and Nick Hill aka Lomax got into music, the electronic scene was already thriving. After growing up to the sound of The Human League, Quincy Jones and Prince, they both followed with passion the rise to fame of The Prodigy, The Chemical Brothers and Daft Punk, yet their sound of choice was drum and bass...
Children of Bodom is a Finnish band from the city of Espoo, near Helsinki. The name of the band comes from one of the most famous Finnish murder cases of all time. (The murdering of three teenagers one night at Lake Bodom back in the 60's.) Early Children of Bodom albums are inspired by classical music and death metal (Red Light in My Eyes pt. 1 starts with a line from J.S. Bach's Invention No.13 in A minor and Red Light in My Eyes pt.
Originally formed in Adelaide South Australia in mid 1998, Skintilla create their own style of power and THRASH metal, that blends dual attacking guitars, a pounding rhythm section with ground shaking power vocals, all coming together to make their live performances both entertaining and unforgettable. Inspired By Dio, Judas Priest, Pantera, Iron Maiden
Black Tide is an American heavy metal band from Miami, Florida. Formed in 2004, the band is currently signed to Interscope Records. The original band comprised Gabriel Garcia (vocals and guitar), Alex Nuñez (guitar) it is now Austin Diaz, Zachary Sandler (bass and vocals), and Steven Spence (drums). Black Tide has toured on Ozzfest, and with Avenged Sevenfold and All That Remains. They also played the Rock on the Range festival in Columbus, Ohio. The band released its debut album, Light From Above, on March 18, 2008.
There are several bands sharing the name Black Majesty. A melodic power metal band from Melbourne, Australia. So far they have released four LPs; 'Sands of Time' (2003), 'Silent Company' (2005), 'Tomorrowland' (2007) and "In Your Honour (2010). The band was formed in 2001 under the name Kymera and with various members already well known on the local metal and heavy rock scene. Guitarist Steve Janevski was drawn from Cyclone Tracy, a long-running heavy rock/hair metal outfit.