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Wednesday 13

Wednesday 13 is a horror punk band, fronted by Wednesday 13 of Maniac Spider Trash, Murderdolls, Frankenstein Drag Queens From Planet 13, Bourbon Crow fame. The group formed in 2004 and continue to play. The genre of music is a mix of death rock and punk with lyrics heavily inspired by horror movies. All music and lyrics are written by the vocalist Wednesday 13. All guitars, bass, keyboards and vocals on the recordings are by Wednesday 13. Coner drummed on their debut album, whilst Kid Kid and Piggy D provided some back up vocals.

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Andrew W.K.

Andrew W.K. was born Andrew Wilkes-Krier in Stanford, California in 1979, before moving to Michigan at age 4. He began piano lessons promptly at age 5, studying at The University Of Michigan School Of Music Pedagogy program. By his early teens Andrew had already exhibited great enthusiasm and talent for both music and the visual arts. He spent his high school years playing drums and keyboard in an almost endless variety of short-lived, but passionate groups, all centered in southeast Michigan's explosive cultural scene.

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There are at least two bands called Epica: 1. Epica is a symphonic metal band from The Netherlands, founded in 2003 by guitarist and vocalist <a href="" class="bbcode_artist">Mark Jansen</a> after his departure from <a href="" class="bbcode_artist">After Forever</a>. The band currently consists of <a href="" class="bbcode_artist">Simone Simons</a> (vocals), <a href="" class="bbcode_artist">Mark Jansen</a> (guitars, vocals), <a href="" class="bbcode_artist">Isaac Delahaye</a> (guitar), <a href="" class="bbcode_artist">Rob van der Loo</a> (bass), <a href="" class="bbcode_artist">Coen Janssen</a> (keyboards, synthesiser), and <a href="" class="bbcode_artist">Ari&euml;n van Weesenbeek</a> (drums). They perform symphonic metal, with influences from death, progressive and gothic metal.

36 Crazyfists

36 Crazyfists are a metalcore band from Alaska, United States. Their sound is characterised by unique vocals and intelligent songwriting. They are considered by critics to be one of the best bands in modern metalcore. They were originally signed by Roadrunner Records. In 2006 they signed to the DRT Entertainment label for American distribution of "Rest Inside The Flames", as Roadrunner US kept pushing the release date back. They remained on Roadrunner UK label, where they received good support in Europe. In July of 2007, the band signed to Ferret Records on a wordwide deal.

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Over-reactor are a hip-hop/punk/metal two piece from Melbourne, Australia, formed in 2010. After establishing himself as a powerhouse songwriter and producer with The Director's Cult and Dukes Of Windsor, musicologist Cory Blight spent four months in 2009 recording the music tracks for Over-reactor in his studio in St Kilda.
Enter Ezekiel Ox, the punk rock shaman who had already torched every major Australian festival's stage, harnessed the power of Columbia Records in New York and sold out a UK headline tour with his bands Mammal and Full Scale.

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The Black Dahlia Murder

The Black Dahlia Murder are a metal band from Waterford, Michigan, formed in 2000. Their band name is derived from the unsolved murder of Elizabeth Short, often referred to as; Black Dahlia, Black Dahlia Murder or BDM. Current Line-Up:
Trevor Strnad – lead vocals (2000–present)
Brian Eschbach – guitar, (2001–present)
Ryan Knight – guitar (2008–present) (ex-Arsis)
Ryan Williams – bass guitar (2005–present)
Shannon Lucas – drums, percussion (2007–present) (ex-All That Remains)

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Steve Grimmett

Steve Grimmett is a heavy metal vocalist who began his career in the era of NWOBHM. His original band was the short-lived Medusa , before he became known as the lead vocalist for Grim Reaper .
Grimmett later featured in Onslaught for a brief period, before forming Lionsheart and in more recent times The Steve Grimmett Band . Grim Reaper achieved major success worldwide with three highly acclaimed studio albums along with single releases and MTV airplay.
After Grim Reaper came a brief spell with Onslaught , with a debut single that charted in the UK.

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Bullet for My Valentine

Bullet for My Valentine are a metalcore band from Bridgend, formed in 1998. The band is composed of Matt Tuck (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Michael Paget (lead guitar), Jason James (bass guitar, backing vocals), and Michael Thomas (drums). They were formed under the name Jeff Killed John and started their music career by covering songs by Metallica and Nirvana. Jeff Killed John recorded six songs which were not released; two of these tracks were reworked later in their career as Bullet for My Valentine.

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Morgan Lander (guitar/vocals)
Mercedes Lander (drums)
Tara McLeod (guitar)
Ivy Vujic (bass) If you're looking for subtle, look somewhere else. Kittie have never been for the faint of heart, but on new release I've Failed You the Canadian quartet redefine the scope of their heavy metal vision. They forge extreme anger with extreme vulnerability, splatter innocence with a foreboding doom, and bleed beauty and ugliness into a swirling aural mask. I've Failed You leverages the raw nerves of a brittle psyche against an unyielding human spirit, and elevates Kittie to all new extremes.

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