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Four (or more) artists have gone by the name Cortex: a French jazz-funk group from the 70s, a Swedish punk band, a Spanish metalcore band and a experimental Belgian project by Alain Neffe. 1. A French jazz funk group from the seventies.
Key members were Alain Mion (Piano) and Alain Gandolfi (drums, percussion). Cortex recorded several albums and singles for the Sonodisc label. 2 albums got re-issued: 'Troupeau Bleu' (on 'Dare-Dare') and 'Volume 2' (on 'Follow Me'). 2. A Swedish punk or post-punk band from Gothenburg.

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Little Dragon

Little Dragon is an electronic music group formed in 2006 and based in Gothenburg, Sweden. The band is made up of Yukimi Nagano (vocals), Fredrick Källgren (bass), Håkan Wirenstrand (keyboards) and Erik Bodin (drums). To date, they released two studio albums: Little Dragon (2007) and Machine Dreams (2009). Their first release was a double-A-side 7" single on Off The Wall (later signed to Peacefrog) that had two tracks: "Twice" and "Test".

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Minneapolis, Minnesota based rock band featuring former members of Atlantic Records recording artists Gratitude. "Stand Strong EP" released Winter of 2007. Co-Produced by 3 time Grammy winner, Chris Testa. Full length album "Everything Takes Forever" released spring of 2009. Second full length album released February 1st, 2010. Titled "Through the Wire."

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There is more than one artist with this name: 1) A Swedish Hard Rock / Heavy Metal band from Växjö.
Their sound is basically raw Hard Rock, with some NWOBHM influences, very similar to bands like AC / DC, Krokus or Accept.
The band released two albums so far; "Heading for the Top" (2006) and "Bite the Bullet" (2008). The current line up is: Hell Hofer - Vocals
Hampus Klang - Lead Guitars
Erik Almström - Lead Guitars
Adam Hector - Bass
Gustav Hjortsjö - Drums

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Sabaton was formed back in 1999 in Falun, Sweden and worked hard with demos and small club shows just like any other band. An album was recorded in 2002 bearing the name of Fist for Fight on an independent label in Italy, but was never released. By 2004, the band was becoming increasingly frustrated with the lack of marketing opportunities available for their album, so eventually they decided that their best strategy would be start over with new material .


It started in the summer of 1999 when Roberth, Janne, Mikael and Jonas began to talk about forming a new band. They wanted to build a brutal and straight-forward metal act. And in autumn that same year they started to rehearse. One day their friend Janos stopped by during a rehearsal-session. He asked if he could join and soon he was a permanent member of the band. Their line-up was now complete.

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The Swedish <a href="http://www.last.fm/tag/death%20metal" class="bbcode_tag" rel="tag">death metal</a> band Hypocrisy was formed by <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Peter+T%C3%A4gtgren" class="bbcode_artist">Peter T&auml;gtgren</a> in 1990 upon his return to Sweden from Florida, where he had been inspired by that state's flourishing death metal scene (bands like <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Morbid+Angel" class="bbcode_artist">Morbid Angel</a>, <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Deicide" class="bbcode_artist">Deicide</a>, <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Death" class="bbcode_artist">Death</a> and <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Obituary" class="bbcode_artist">Obituary</a>). Hypocrisy's first demo was recorded entirely by Tägtgren himself; once it secured him a record deal, he recruited a lineup of <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Masse+Broberg" class="bbcode_artist">Masse Broberg</a> (Vocals), <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Jonas+%C3%96sterberg" class="bbcode_artist">Jonas &Ouml;sterberg</a> (Guitar), <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Mikael+Hedlund" class="bbcode_artist">Mikael Hedlund</a> (Bass) and <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Lars+Sz%C3%B6ke" class="bbcode_artist">Lars Sz&ouml;ke</a> (Drums), while he himself settled on guitar.

Wolf & Cub

Wolf & Cub are an alternative rock band from Adelaide, Australia that formed in 2002. Three of the original members hail from Port Augusta, South Australia. Their music is predominantly psychedelic with elements of funk. The four-piece are signed to legendary record label 4AD. An interesting aspect of the band's music and aesthetic is their use of two drummers. This allows the percussive elements of their music to feature more prominently alongside the guitar.

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