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LoNero

LoNero

members: Bill Lonero (Lead/Harmony/Rhythm Guitar) Brandon Hayes (Rhythm/Harmony Guitar) Mike McKaigg (Bass) Marco Bicca (Drums) There’s quite literally an endless amount of music genres these days, but none focuses more on the talent and melodic power of a guitar than guitarcore. A new term coined by California instrumental guitarist Bill Lonero (whose band LoNero —(…)

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Wanda Jackson

Wanda Jackson

Widely known and respected as “The Queen of Rockabilly;” Wanda Jackson is an American singer, songwriter, pianist and guitarist who had success in the mid-1950s and 60s as one of the first popular female rockabilly singers and a pioneering rock and roll artist. Credited with being the first woman to ever record a rock and(…)

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Hanato Chiruran (花ト散るらん)

Hanato Chiruran (花ト散るらん)

Formed in 2008, by guitarist Kokeshi, bassist Karuta, drummer Rossi, vocalist and guitar player Yumiho — Hanato Chiruran (花ト散るらん) is a Rock ‘n’ Roll band with a Japanese twist from Tokyo. Originally collaborating with dance and hip-hop artists, the group changed their style and their name (Enishi) in 2009, becoming more eclectic — Drawing on(…)

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Heartless Bastards

Heartless Bastards

Formed in Cincinnati, Ohio in 2003, Heartless Bastards is a garage rock band who has shed their punkish irreverence while keeping that distinctive gritty and sparingly innocent vocal edge. Heartless Bastards originally formed as a four piece band with members Erika Wennerstrom on vocals, piano and guitar, Dave Colvin on drums, Adam McAllister on bass(…)

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inspire:tion

inspire:tion

Members: 瀬木 ヤコー (Yako Segi) – vocals, guitar, programming 中越 亮佑 (Ryosuke Nakagoshi) – bass, programming ゆうこさん (Yuko-san) – vocals It all started in the 90s when 瀬木 ヤコー (Yako Segi) and decided to start a band called snooze. They both were fans of bands as Radiohead and Nirvana and wanted to become musicians themselves,(…)

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The Hangmen

The Hangmen

For a very long time The Hangmen (Northeast, UK) have been creating & developing a punk-rockabilly hybrid under the generic term of “Psychobilly.” As “industry outsiders” band members Kill’em Gillham (Drums, Vocals), Loz Firewalker (Guitar) and Rick (Bass, Vocals) have achieved an ongoing and gathering interest against the odds!

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THE APRILS (エイプリルズ)

THE APRILS (エイプリルズ)

THE APRILS (エイプリルズ) Kentaro Imai – Vocal, Guitar, and more Miho Iguchi – Vocal, Synthesizer Yuhki Shotokuji – Drums Norihisa Nakama – video The Aprils’ self-described “spacey, happy, catchy, hip, poppy music,” fits neatly into the electro-pop category but I find the term limiting in describing this band’s new wave style. These talented musicians expand(…)

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Валентин Стрыкало (Valentin Strykalo)

Валентин Стрыкало (Valentin Strykalo)

Yuri Kaplan (vocals, guitar) Andrew Tropeshko (guitar) Yevgeny Ilyin (bass) Anton Shchelkonogov (drums) Валентин Стрыкало (Valentin Strykalo) is a Ukrainian alternative rock group created in 2010, by soloist Yuri Kaplan. Through a series of vlog-styled videos; Yury’s tongue in cheek fictional character Valentin Strykalo, was first introduced to the public in 2008. Presenting himself as(…)

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Kvelertak

Kvelertak

Erleиd Hjelvik – Vocals Vidar Landa – Guitar Bjarte Lund Rolland – Guitar Maciek Ofstad – Guitar Marvin Nygaard – Bass Kjetil Gjermundrød – Drums Formed in 2007, Kvelertak (Norwegian for “stranglehold”) shamelessly draws inspiration from everything and anything that could fit into their idea of good hard-hitting and catchy rock and roll. Regardless of(…)

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Chris Duarte group

Chris Duarte group

Though Duarte has played a limited number of U.S. dates in recent years with the Japanese band Bluestone Company backing him, he performs primarily as a power trio, the Chris Duarte Group. Chris Duarte, San Antonio native was born in February 1963, the same year as his Strat. His goal, to be a successful musician(…)

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アナログフィッシュ [Analogfish]

アナログフィッシュ [Analogfish]

members: Sasaki Kentaro Bass, Vocals Shimooka Akira Guitar, Vocals Saito Syuichiro Drums, Vocals The rock trio Analogfish consists of one drum kit, one guitar, and one bass. What they lack in physical stage presence is more than made up in their instrumental talents and three part vocals. Though Kentaro Sasaki’s voice is predominant. Akira Shimooka’s(…)

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アカツキ (Akatuki, Akatsuki, AKTK)

アカツキ (Akatuki, Akatsuki, AKTK)

Formed on November 4th, 2001, by founding members vocalist Suda Takushi, bass player Kinoshita Tsukasa, drummer Yoshiki Watanabe and guitarist Endo — アカツキ (Akatuki, Akatsuki, AKTK) is a punk band that rarely deviates long from their chosen genre – post-punk. Like a high-speed collision between an indie-rock hipster and pop-punk idol, Akatuki morphs into a(…)

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The Chronicles of Israfel

The Chronicles of Israfel

Dominic Cifarelli (Plays Israfel, Composer, Producer, All Guitars, Bass, Additional Keyboards, String Arrangements, Sound Design & Percussion) Joey Bastone (Drums) Americo Antonucci (Vocals) Vincent Cifarelli (Piano, Keyboards, String Arrangements & Sound Design) THE CHRONICLES OF ISRAFEL is an unadulterated musical story-telling vision that draws on violent Japanese anime to create a fantastic world of amazing(…)

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Maps & Atlases

Maps & Atlases

Dave Davison (guitar, vocals) Shiraz Dada (bass) Erin Elders (guitar) Chris Hainey (drums) Maps & Atlases is a rock group from Chicago, Illinois USA. Equally influenced by folk and experimental music they have often been labeled as a math rock band though their music has developed a slightly more pop-oriented style over time.

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Ammoflight (アンモフライト)

Ammoflight (アンモフライト)

Members: Kubota Isaotomo (Guitar) Toritsuka Naoto (Bass) Kasai Kazushige (Drums) Tsukui Tsunehito (Vocal, Guitar) Formed in 2008, Ammoflight (アンモフライト) is a pop-band from Odawara, Kanagawa Prefecture. The band’s name Ammoflight was created in the hope that the band would attain a degree of evolution “equal to a flying ammonite.”

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THE CREATOR OF

THE CREATOR OF

Members are: Shigeyuki Suzuki – vocal, guitar Daisuke Takeda – guitar Hirofumi Ueda – bass Hiroki Sagawa – drums Hiroki Furutani (Kuroi Mori) – pro-tools, synthesizer SAKAMOTO – bass (ex-member) Shibuya – drums (ex-member) THE CREATOR OF is Japanese band that mixes different genres such as hardcore, alternative rock, post-rock, psychedelic rock, punk and others(…)

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Mógil

Mógil

Mógil are a quartet hailing from Iceland and Belgium. The bandmembers are Heiða Árnadóttir (vocals), Ananta Roosens (violin), Joachim Badenhorst (clarinet/saxophone) and Hilmar Jensson (guitar). Their songs are all sung in Icelandic, true to old Icelandic folk texts. In 2006, Mógil toured Iceland, playing in small churches throughout the country. Their debut-album, Ró, was also(…)

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Biopsyhoz

Biopsyhoz

“The sound of Biopsyhoz is “progressive, caustic, outspoken, and industrial with a touch of hardcore, and relaxation elements.” Although, electronica dominates, the presence of live guitar and bass adds a certain character to the music. Critics often compare Biopsyhoz with other groups such as: Nine Inch Nails, Skinny Puppy, Marilyn Manson and Rammstein. After they(…)

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FEAR FROM THE HATE

FEAR FROM THE HATE

FEAR FROM THE HATE was formed in August 2008, when two school friends Hiro and Kouichi decided to play music together. At first the band’s line-up changed a few times but when vocalist Lidy joined the current line-up remained. In October 2009, the band recorded and released their first self-produced demo CD “There is no(…)

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Arbus

Arbus

Arbus was formed in May 2008 in Kyoto. They are young, purposeful and filled of energy. They are finding inspiration in many different genres,  such as music of their scene partners, hardcore, punk, jazz, bossa nova and even pop music. As a result, you can hear great and catchy fusion of many genres. They are not(…)

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