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Saint Vitus

Among the leading American doom metallic acts from the ’80s (alongside Trouble as well as the Obsessed), Saint Vitus was cursed with general public indifference throughout their decade-plus profession, which both started and ended in frustrating obscurity. Originally created as Tyrant in 1979 by vocalist Scott Reagers, guitarist Dave Chandler, …

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Fireball Ministry

The people of hard rock trio Fireball Ministry — Emily J. Burton, Adam A. Rota, and Helen Storer — christened themselves with spiritual game titles (bishop, reverend, and sister, respectively) commensurate with their music group name, and released their debut record, Ou Est La Rock and roll?, in 1999 on …

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Witchcraft

The Swedish retro-doom-psych-folk band referred to as Witchcraft was were only available in 2000 by vocalist/guitarist Magnus Pelander, whose initial objective was to record an individual in tribute to Pentagram’s Bobby Liebling and Roky Erickson — how frequently does that happen? Contacting his friend John Hoyles (acoustic guitar) and brothers …

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Electric Wizard

Also known as the “heaviest band within the universe,” England’s Electric Wizard have regularly redefined the preconceived thresholds of the detuned electric guitar chord making use of their peerless doom metal achievements — this despite an frequently interpersonally troubled, if musically triumphant, career. Produced in darkest Dorset by vocalist/guitarist Justin …

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Leadfoot

Located in Raleigh, NC, Leadfoot is really a southern-influenced hard rock and roll/weighty steel band which includes two ex-members from the influential thrash steel/hardcore punk outfit Corrosion of Conformity (COC): singer Karl Agell and bassist Phil Swisher. COC offers experienced its talk about of personnel adjustments over time, and some …

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Copeland

Playing moody but thoughtful indie rock and roll using a literate lyrical perspective, Copeland was shaped by pianist, guitarist, and singer Aaron Marsh, and bassist and support vocalist James Likeness. Longtime close friends Marsh and Likeness both known as Lakeland, Florida house, and both began focusing on materials collectively in …

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UFOmammut

Inspired just as much from the space-tinged stoner rock and roll of Kyuss and Monster Magnet as by progressive rock and roll icons like Green Floyd and early UFO, Tortona, Italy’s UFOmammut was shaped in 1999 by Urlo (bass/vocals), Poia (guitar/keyboards), Alien (keyboards/guitar), and Vita (drums). After liberating their well-received …

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Cult of Luna

Formed in the remnants of the hardcore band called Eclipse within the much north Swedish town of Umeå (also house to avant-hardcore experts Refused and steel extremists Meshuggah and Naglfar), Cult of Luna possess perfected a more elaborate, extremely dark progressive design of metalcore largely produced from the pioneering function …

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Bongzilla

Madison, WI’s Bongzilla focus on uncommonly large and doomy sludge-core focused on their only like: weed. Shaped in the middle-’90s by Mike “Muleboy” Makela (electric guitar/vocals), Jeff Schultz (electric guitar), Nate Dethlefsen (bass), and Mike Henry (drums), the group implemented its first demonstration with 1998’s Options for Attaining Intensive Altitudes …

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Iron Monkey

Iron Monkey formed in Nottingham, Britain, in 1994, intending “to irritate as many folks as you possibly can,” based on bass participant Doug Dalziel. That could have worked for some time, but ultimately the band experienced to cope with the actual fact that a number of people actually loved what …

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