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W.A.S.P. (US)

W.A.S.P. is an American heavy metal band formed in 1982. They emerged from the same Los Angeles scene that spawned Van Halen, Mötley Crüe, Ratt, Quiet Riot, Guns N' Roses and others. The band's popularity peaked in the 1980s, yet they continue to record and tour, making them one of the most enduring of the West Coast heavy metal bands. W.A.S.P. gained notoriety for their shock rock themed image, lyrics and live performances. They have sold over 12 million copies of their albums.
The band was a prominent target in the mid-1980s of the Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC) led by Tipper Gore, who at the time was wife of then-Senator Al Gore (D-TN), an organization that pushed for warning labels on recorded music. The band immortalized ...

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Danger Danger (US)

The quintet -- Ted Poley (vocals), Andy Timmons (guitar), Bruno Ravel (bass), Steve West (drums), and Kasey Smith (keyboards) Landed a deal with Epic in 1989. The same year saw the release of the group's self-titled debut, spawning the single/video "Naughty Naughty," which enjoyed a few airings on MTV's Headbanger's Ball program. The album failed to break the group through to the big time, but the group stuck to their guns and issued further albums: 1991's Screw It!, 1995's Dawn, 1998's Four the Hard Way, and 2000's Return of the Great Gildersleeves.

Singer Ted Poley and guitarist Andy Timmons left the band after "Screw It!" was released (and having recorded a third album which got shelved). The band brought in Paul Laine to r...

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Magnum (UK)

There are several artists by this name:

1) Magnum are a British melodic rock band from Birmingham England. Formed in 1972, Magnum have undergone several changes in personnel over the years but the singer-songwriter core of Bob Catley and Tony Clarkin remain today. Keyboard player Mark Stanway joined in 1980. Bassist from 1976 - 95 was Wally Lowe and drummers were Kex Gorin until 1984, Jim Simpson in 1985 and Mickey Barker from 1985 until the band split in December 1995. Magnum reformed in 2002 with Al Barrow on bass and have used drummers Harry James and Jimmy Copley.

Magnum began as the covers or house band at Birminghams famous Rum Runner night club (later the home of Duran Duran) before they began to develop thei...

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H.E.A.T

H.E.A.T (also known as simply Heat) is a melodic hard rock band that formed in Sweden in the year 2007. Rising from the merger of local groups Dream and Trading Fate, the guys released their self-titled debut album in 2008. Inspired by arena rock, classic metal, and power pop bands of the 70s and 80s, the group achieved international notoriety in the 2010s after taking in retro-rocker and TV star Erik Grönwall.

In 2007, they gained energy as an opening act to Toto, and the following year they got a massive break serving as an opening act to heavy metal legends Alice Cooper and Sabaton. The band performed at the Sweden Rock Festival that year as well. Their sound earned them the Årets Nykomlingar award, given out by the Swedish...

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Astral Doors

October 21, 2011: Heavy Metal and classic rock strikes back. "Jerusalem", Astral Doors sixth album is more than just an album: -It's a concept; power packed riff oriented music with razor sharp vocals and lyrics in your face.

But hey; perhaps you want to know more about Astral Doors?! Don't worry; below you can read the full biography

In early 2002, Swedish guitarist Joachim Nordlund, drummer Johan Lindstedt and singer Nils Patrik Johansson teamed up and decided to write some metal songs in the spirit of the old heroes Rainbow, Dio, Black Sabbath and Deep Purple. They completed the band with organ player Jocke Roberg and with Martin Haglund on the bass.


They recorded their debut-album (mixed by Pete...

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