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A Perfect Circle is a rock band conceived by Billy Howerdel, a former guitar technician for David Bo...

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{"key":"250","name":"A Perfect Circle","bio":"A Perfect Circle is a rock band conceived by Billy Howerdel, a former guitar technician for David Bowie, Guns N' Roses, Nine Inch Nails, The Smashing Pumpkins, Fishbone and Tool. Howerdel met singer Maynard James Keenan in 1992 when Fishbone was opening for Tool, and the two became friends. Three years later, Keenan offered Howerdel, who was looking for lodging, a room in his North Hollywood home. This provided Howerdel the opportunity to play demos of his music for Keenan. Pleased with what he heard, Keenan remarked, \"I can hear myself singing .\" Although he originally desired a female vocalist, Howerdel agreed that Keenan would be a good fit, and A Perfect Circle was formed a short time later. They were then joined by bassist and violinist Paz Lenchantin, former Failure guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen, and the previous drummer for Primus, Tim Alexander. The band played their first show at LA's Viper Club Reception on August 15, 1999. After playing shows in Los Angeles California, the band entered the studio to begin work on their first album. Alexander was soon replaced with session drummer and member of The Vandals, Josh Freese, but Alexander's performance can still be heard on the album version of the song \"The Hollow\".The members of A Perfect Circle changed between albums, while many of the musicians made guest appearances on the records. Maynard James Keenan, Billy Howerdel and Josh Freese were the only permanent members of A Perfect Circle. The first line up which recorded Mer de Noms was Paz Lenchantin on bass and Troy Van Leeuwen of Failure, on rhythm guitar. When Van Leeuwen left for Queens of the Stone Age and Lenchantin for Billy Corgan's short-lived Zwan, two new members joined for the recording of Thirteenth Step: James Iha of the then defunct but now reformed (sans Iha) The Smashing Pumpkins and Marilyn Manson's Jeordie White aka Twiggy Ramirez on rhythm guitar and bass, respectively. A Perfect Circle is an extension of the progressive rock\/metal style popularized by the aforementioned Tool in the early to mid-'90s. They have released two studio albums of mostly original material (Mer De Noms(2000) and Thirteenth Step(2003)) as well as the covers album eMOTIVe(2004) and the compilation CD\/DVD set aMOTIOn(2004).As early as December 9, 2008, Keenan had announced that he and Howerdel had been writing new music for A Perfect Circle. However, Keenan also said that the band has no plans to resume full-scale touring, or even to write and record a new album. Instead, they will focus on \"one or two songs at a time\", which will most likely be released via the Internet, rather than on compact disc. Keenan jokingly mentioned that CDs have become \"plastic discs that no one cares about anymore.\" Additionally, it wasn't until over year and a half later, mid-2010, when various band member's began teasing a return a respective Twitter accounts, that the band actually became active. This lead up to a September announcement of tour dates in which they would be playing the entirety of each of their three albums at each concert, with one album being played per night. The new touring lineup was announced Maynard James Keenan, Billy Howerdel, Josh Freese, Matt McJunkins, and James Iha.In recent news Billy Howerdal had been recording demos over that past few year, and A Perfect Circle has toured a good fraction of 2010. \"I kind of had the biggest void of writing in the past few years that I\u2019ve ever had,\" he said. \"I don\u2019t really have a great place to work. I had a house with a studio and sold that, and so I don\u2019t have this readily available studio. And it\u2019s the worst reason in the world to not be doing it, but we\u2019re basically an unsigned band, we can kind of do what we want and put it out how we want, and we can kind of turn it around pretty quickly\u2026 that is if I find a place to start working.\" Though Howerdal and Keenan, song wise, have been looking at the songs and are judging whether they're A Perfect Circle tracks, or ASHES dIVIDE tracks, keep your eyes open for a new album for 2011 or early 2012.Their official website is: http:\/\/www.aperfectcircle.com\/.","featuredImage":"https:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/250_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"40,000 - 75,000"}
Children of Bodom
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Children of Bodom

Children of Bodom is a Finnish band from the city of Espoo, near Helsinki. The name of the band com...

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{"key":"24389","name":"Children of Bodom","bio":"Children of Bodom is a Finnish band from the city of Espoo, near Helsinki. The name of the band comes from one of the most famous Finnish murder cases of all time. (The murdering of three teenagers one night at Lake Bodom back in the 60's.)Early Children of Bodom albums are inspired by classical music and death metal (Red Light in My Eyes pt. 1 starts with a line from J.S. Bach's Invention No.13 in A minor and Red Light in My Eyes pt. 2 includes selections from Mozart's 25th Symphony), and later albums are more inspired by a commercial thrash and hair metal, losing some of its earlier melodic style. A precise definition for their musical genre is discussed by fans and the specialized press alike, often discounting the influences of the band and the composition of songs. The lyrics of their songs are written in the English language and are often of a simplistic nature, dealing with the subjects of death and personal struggles. As the band grows in experience, so does their playing style. They seem to change one way or another with every album that gets released. Even the album cover arts seems to change as the band grows. They are now also hitting the mainstream part of metal, their name and style being more known now. COB continues to inspire many musicians alike and more join the COBHC everyday.The bandmembers include Alexi Laiho (lead guitar and vocals), Janne Warman (keyboard), Roope Latvala (rhythm guitar), Jaska Raatikainen (drums) and Henkka T. Blacksmith (bass guitar).Ex-members are Alexander Kuoppala (rhythm guitar 1995-2003, Jani Pirisjoki - Keyboards (1995-1997), Samuli Miettinen - Bass (1993-1995) and Erna Siikavirta - Keyboards (1998 European Tour)","featuredImage":"https:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/24389_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}
Cat Power
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Cat Power

Charlyn Marie Marshall, also known as Chan (pronounced "Shawn") Marshall, was born in Atlanta, Georg...

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{"key":"294","name":"Cat Power","bio":"Charlyn Marie Marshall, also known as Chan (pronounced \"Shawn\") Marshall, was born in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. on 21 January 1972. After dropping out of high school, she started performing under the name Cat Power, while in Atlanta, backed by musicians Glen Thrasher, Mark Moore, and others. She soon moved to New York City, New York, United States in 1992, then later opening for Liz Phair in 1994, she met Steve Shelley of Sonic Youth and Tim Foljahn of Two Dollar Guitar, who encouraged her to record, and played on her first two albums, 1995's Dear Sir and 1996's Myra Lee. In 1996 she was signed to Matador Records, and released her third album, What Would the Community Think, which spawned a single and music video, \"Nude as the News\".Shortly following the release of What Would the Community Think Marshall disappeared from the musical scene, initially working as a baby sitter in Portland, Oregon and then moving to a farmhouse in Prosperity, South Carolina with boyfriend Bill Callahan (who performs under the name Smog). The plan was to permanently retire from music but during a sleepless night resulting from a nightmare, Marshall wrote several new songs. These songs would make up the bulk of Moon Pix. The album was recorded at Sing Sing Studios in Melbourne in eleven days with backing musicians Mick Turner and Jim White of the Dirty Three. The album was well-received by critics, and gained her recognition in the indie rock scene. However, during the subsequent tours she grew tired of her own material. This resulted in a series of shows during 1999 involving Marshall providing musical accompaniment to a series of screenings of the silent movie The Passion of Joan of Arc. The shows combined original material and many covers, many of which would later see release on The Covers Record, a collection of cover songs recorded at various sessions in 1998 and 1999. A selection of covers that didn't make it on to the album were recorded at Peel Acres, home of the highly influential and legendary British DJ John Peel. The session was broadcast on his BBC Radio 1 show and featured Marshall's own interpretations of Bob Dylan's \"Hard Times in New York Town\" amongst others.In 2003 she resumed releasing original material with You Are Free, a diverse and critically acclaimed album that featured guest musicians such as Eddie Vedder, Dave Grohl, and the Dirty Three's Warren Ellis.2004 saw the release of Speaking for Trees, a critically polarizing DVD which featured a single two-hour static shot of Marshall performing in a woodland. It was accompanied by an audio CD containing the 18-minute song \"Willie Deadwilder\", which featured M. Ward on guitar. 2005 found Cat Power out on the road again, touring the world and playing sold-out solo shows, including an Australian tour supporting Nick Cave. The shows largely consisted of material for her next album.Cat Power's seventh record, The Greatest, was released in January, 2006. This was not a \"Greatest Hits\" record but rather a collaboration with Al Green's guitarist Teenie Hodges and many other well-known R&B musicians. A tour followed in the fall of 2006.Early in 2006, Marshall announced the cancellation of her upcoming United States tour, citing \"health-related issues\". A few days later, Matador announced the cancellation of her two shows in London and Paris. She resumed touring in April 2006, playing some of the most well received shows of her career both with the Memphis Rhythm Band and as a solo performer. In 2007, she played live music for the spring\/ summer Chanel Haute Couture collection in Paris and appeared in Wong Kar Wai's film My Blueberry Nights as Katya. Also in 2007, she became the first female ever to win the Shortlist Music Prize when The Greatest was voted album of the year in June. Earlier in the year she was nominated in the Best International Female category at the annual Brit Awards, alongside more mainstream artists like Christina Aguilera and Nelly Furtado. On January 22, 2008, Cat Power released a second collection of covers called Jukebox\u2013her eighth LP overall. It included versions of songs by artists such as Hank Williams, James Brown, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Patsy Cline and Janis Joplin.Since then, she has released an EP called \"The Dark End of the Street\" on vinyl, only.Cat Power released her first original song since 2008 just before Christmas 2011 when an MP3 of \"King Rides By\" was made available on her official site, in exchange for a donation of at least $0.99 to the Festival of Children Foundation and the Ali Forney Center charities. (King Rides By Songfacts). In 2012, Cat Power released her 9th studio album, Sun which received generally positive reviews from critics. The album was included in several year-end lists by music critics and publications. Rolling Stone magazine, in their list of the \"50 Best Albums of 2012\", ranked it at sixteenth place, writing \"the idea of the brilliantly morose Chan Marshall making a dance-rock record is almost absurd. Yet the groove-powered Sun is a perfect fit.\" The A.V. Club placed the album at number twenty-two on their list of the \"Best Albums of 2012.\" Billboard also placed the album at number nine in their list of the \"10 Best Albums of 2012.\"The L.A. Times and Filter magazine both placed the album at number six in their lists of the best albums of 2012. Sun was also included on two separate \"Best Music of 2012\" lists compiled by NPR, appearing at number five on the list compiled by Bob Boilen,while topping the list compiled by Robin Hilton. The album was also listed twenty-eighth on Stereogum's list of top 50 albums of 2012. Thus, becoming Cat Power's most successful original album. In April 2015, Marshall announced that she recently had a baby.In February 2016, Marshall had to cancel her New Zealand shows due to health reasons. According to an official press release, this is the first time in Marshall's 18-year touring history she has been forced to postpone, but is \"determined to make it back ASAP, and in good health\".","featuredImage":"https:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/294_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"75,000 - 150,000"}
Tori Amos
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Tori Amos

Tori Amos (born Myra Ellen Amos on 22 August 1963 in Newton, North Carolina, United States) is an Am...

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{"key":"243","name":"Tori Amos","bio":"Tori Amos (born Myra Ellen Amos on 22 August 1963 in Newton, North Carolina, United States) is an American pianist and singer-songwriter.Having already begun composing instrumental pieces on piano, Amos won a full scholarship to the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University, the youngest person ever to have been admitted, at age five. She was expelled at age eleven for, in her own words, insisting on playing by ear and because of her interest in popular rock music.Amos was at the forefront of a number of female singer-songwriters in the early 1990\u2019s and was noteworthy early in her career as one of the few alternative rock performers to use a piano as her primary instrument. She is known for her emotionally intense songs that cover a wide range of subjects including sexuality, religion and personal tragedy. Some of her charting singles include Crucify, Silent All These Years, Cornflake Girl, Caught a Lite Sneeze, Professional Widow, Spark and A Sorta Fairytale, her most commercially successful single in the U.S.As of 2005, Amos had sold 12 million records worldwide. Having a history of making eccentric and at times ribald comments during concerts and interviews, she has earned a reputation for being highly idiosyncratic. As a social commentator and sometimes activist, some of the topics she has been most vocal about include feminism, religion, gay rights and sexuality.When Amos was 2, her family moved from Newton, North Carolina to Baltimore, Maryland, where she began to play the piano. By age five, she had begun composing instrumental pieces on piano and, while living in Rockville, Maryland, she won a full scholarship to the Preparatory Division of the Peabody Conservatory of Music (still aged five). Her scholarship was discontinued at age 11 and she was asked to leave. Amos has asserted that she lost the scholarship because of her interest in rock and popular music, coupled with her dislike for reading from sheet music. Two years later, she began studying at Montgomery College and began playing at piano bars, chaperoned by her father, who was sending tapes of songs she had written to record companies.Amos first came to local notice by winning a county teen talent contest in 1977, singing a song called \u201cMore Than Just a Friend\u201d. As a senior at Richard Montgomery High School, she co-wrote Baltimore with her brother Mike Amos for a competition involving the Baltimore Orioles. The song won the contest and became her first single, released as a 7\u201d single pressed locally for family and friends during 1980 with another Amos-penned composition as a B-side, Walking With You. Prior to this period, she performed under her middle name, Ellen, but permanently adopted Tori after a friend\u2019s boyfriend told her it suited her. At age 21, Amos moved to Los Angeles to pursue her music career after several years performing on the piano bar circuit of the East Coast.That same year, Amos formed a music group, Y Kant Tori Read. The name was a reference to her days at the Peabody Conservatory, where she was able to play songs on her piano by ear but was never successful at sight reading. In addition to Amos, the group was composed of Steve Caton (who would later play guitars on all her subsequent albums until 1999), drummer Matt Sorum, bass player Brad Cobb and, for a short time, keyboardist Jim Tauber. A year later, Atlantic Records gave Amos a six record contract, and by July 1988, the band\u2019s self-titled debut album was released to poor reviews. The album is now out of print, and Amos has expressed no interest in reissuing it. After the commercial failure, Amos began working with other artists (including Stan Ridgway, Sandra Bernhard, and Al Stewart) as a backup vocalist. She also recorded a song called \u201cDistant Storm\u201d for the film China O\u2019Brien; in the credits, the song is attributed to a band called Tess Makes Good. It was the only song recorded by the band, and its only commercial release was in the film.Despite the disappointing reaction to Y Kant Tori Read, Amos still had to comply with her six record contract with Atlantic Records, who in 1989 wanted a new record by March 1990. When she presented them with her initial recordings, they were rejected on the grounds that such piano-based music would not sell in an early-\u201990s market of grunge, rock, rap and dance music. Extensively reworked and expanded with the help of Steve Caton, Eric Rosse, Will MacGregor, Carlo Nuccio, and Dan Nebenzal, the record ended up full of raw, emotive songs recounting her religious upbringing, sexual awakening, struggle to establish her identity, and her sexual assault. The Atlantic executives changed their minds upon hearing the updated version, with the plan to promote her as an heir to Joni Mitchell and Laura Nyro, or alternatively as a female version of Elton John. Expecting the traditionally more open-minded UK market to warm to Amos and to create a \u201cbuzz\u201d with which to return to the US, Atlantic relocated Amos to Britain in early 1991 to play small clubs in preparation for the launch of the new album, which was released under the title Little Earthquakes.Amos traveled to New Mexico with personal and professional partner Eric Rosse in 1993 to write and largely record her second solo record, Under the Pink. Amos continued to write about the events in her own life, but in a way that was not as lucid as the lyrics found on her solo debut album. Musically, Amos drew from the style of classical composers she had studied during her childhood, and put more focus on her solo piano rather than band instrumentation. The album was received with mostly favorable reviews and sold enough copies to chart at #12 on the Billboard 200, a significantly higher position than the preceding album\u2019s position at #54 on the same chart.The end of Amos\u2019s personal and professional relationship with Eric Rosse served as the stimulus for her third solo album, Boys for Pele, released in January 1996. The album was recorded in an Irish church, in Delgany, County Wicklow, Ireland, with Amos taking advantage of the church recording setting to create an album ripe with baroque influences, lending it a darker sound and style. She added harpsichord, harmonium, and clavichord to her keyboard repertoire, and also included such anomalies as a gospel choir, bagpipes, church bells, and drum programming. The album garnered mixed reviews upon its release, with some critics praising its intensity and uniqueness while others bemoaned its comparative impenetrability. Despite the album\u2019s erratic lyrical content and instrumentation, the latter of which kept it away from mainstream audiences, Boys for Pele is Amos\u2019s most successful simultaneous transatlantic release. It reached #2 on both the Billboard 200 and the UK Top 40 upon its release at the height of her fame.Fueled by the desire to have her own recording studio to distance herself from record company executives, Amos had the barn of her home in Cornwall, England, converted into a state-of-the-art recording studio, Martian Engineering Studios. Amos enlisted principal band mates Steve Caton on guitars, Jon Evans on bass, and Matt Chamberlain on drums, with whom Amos would record her next two studio albums and embark on world tours.From the Choirgirl Hotel and To Venus and Back, released in May 1998 and September 1999, respectively, differ greatly from previous albums as they are flush with musical technology. Amos\u2019s trademark acoustic piano-based sound largely replaced with arrangements that include elements of electronica, dance music, vocal washes and sonic landscapes. The underlying themes of both albums deal with womanhood, Amos\u2019 miscarriages and marriage. Reviews for From the Choirgirl Hotel were mostly favorable and praised Amos\u2019s continued artistic originality. While not her highest chart debut, debut sales for From the Choirgirl Hotel are Amos\u2019s best to date, selling 153,000 copies in its first week. To Venus and Back, a two-disc release of original studio material and live material recorded from the previous world tour, received mostly positive reviews and included the first major-label single available for sale as a digital download.Inspired by the songs she heard on the radio while looking after her newborn daughter, Amos hatched the idea to produce a cover album, recording songs written by men about women and reversing the gender roles to show a woman\u2019s perspective. That idea grew into Strange Little Girls, which was released in September 2001. The album is Amos\u2019 first concept album, with artwork featuring Amos photographed in character of the women portrayed in each song. Amos would later reveal that a stimulus for the album was to end her contract with Atlantic without giving them new original songs. She felt that since 1998 the label had not been properly promoting her and had trapped her in a contract by refusing to sell her to another label.With her Atlantic contract fulfilled after a 15-year stint, Amos signed to Epic in early 2002. In October, Amos released Scarlet\u2019s Walk, another concept album. Described as a \u201csonic novel\u201d, the album explores Amos\u2019s alter ego, Scarlet, and her cross-country trip following 9\/11. Through the songs, Amos explores the history of America, American people, Native American history, pornography, masochism, homophobia and misogyny. However, the political nature of the album is often tempered by the classic production and songwriting style, recalling the likes of Fleetwood Mac.Not long after Amos was ensconced with her new label, she received unsettling news when Polly Anthony resigned as president of Epic Records in 2003. Anthony had been one of the primary reasons Amos signed with the label and as a result of her resignation, Amos formed the Bridge Entertainment Group, a company devoted to helping musicians in various ways during a time when the music industry is changing. Further trouble for Amos occurred the following year when her label, Epic\/Sony Music Entertainment, merged with BMG ENTERTAINMENT as a result of the industry\u2019s decline. Later, Amos hinted in interviews that during the creation of her next album, those in charge at the label following the aforementioned merger were interested \u201conly in making money.\u201d The resulting effects on the album have not been disclosed.Amos released two more albums with the label, The Beekeeper (2005) and American Doll Posse (2007). Both albums received mixed reviews, some of which stated that the albums suffered from being too long. The Beekeeper was conceptually influenced by the ancient art of beekeeping, which she considered a source of female inspiration and empowerment. Through extensive study, Amos also wove in the stories of the Gnostic gospels and the removal of women from a position of power within the Christian church to create an album based largely on religion and politics. The album\u2019s debut at #5 on the Billboard 200 is a milestone for Amos, placing her in an elite group of women to have secured five or more US Top 10 album debuts.American Doll Posse, another concept album, was fashioned around a group of girls (the \u201cposse\u201d) who are used as a theme of alter-egos of Amos\u2019s. Musically and stylistically, the album saw Amos return to a more confrontational nature. Like its predecessor, American Doll Posse debuted at #5 on the Billboard 200.During her tenure with Epic Records, Amos also released a retrospective collection titled Tales of a Librarian (2003) through her former label, Atlantic Records. She also released a two-disc DVD set Fade To Red (2006) containing most of her solo music videos. Rhino also released a five-disc box set titled A Piano: The Collection (2006), celebrating Amos\u2019s 15 year solo career through remastered album tracks, remixes, alternate mixes, demos, and a string of unreleased songs from album recording sessions. Numerous official bootlegs from two world tours, The Original Bootlegs (2005) and Legs and Boots (2007).In May 2008, Amos announced that she had negotiated an end to her contract with Epic Records and that she would be operating independently of major record labels on future work. In September of the same year, Amos released a live album and DVD, Live at Montreux 1991\/1992, through Eagle Rock Entertainment. By December, Amos signed a \u201cjoint venture\u201d deal with Universal Republic Records where Amos would have artistic independence over her work.Abnormally Attracted To Sin, Amos\u2019s tenth studio album and her first album released through Universal Republic, was released in May 2009 to mostly positive reviews. The album debuted in the top 10 of the Billboard 200, making it the artist\u2019s seventh album to do so.Amos' twelfth album, Night of Hunters, was commissioned and released by classical label Deutsche Grammophon on September 20, 2011. The Night Of Hunters Songfacts says it is the American singer-songwriter's her first collection created as a song cycle-a series of songs designed to be performed together and in sequence and was inspired by 400 years of classical music. The collection tells of one life-changing night in the life of a woman who is nearing the end of a troubled relationship.Some of her other concurrent project include writing the music for Samuel Adamson\u2019s musical adaptation of the George MacDonald story, The Light Princess, for the Royal National Theatre. Additionally, she recorded a duet with David Byrne, former lead singer of Talking Heads, for his album Here Lies Love, on which he primarily collaborated with Norman Cook of Fatboy Slim fame.Amos also released a collection of Solstice and winter songs entitled Midwinter Graces on 3 November 2009.Released in conjunction with The Beekeeper, Amos co-authored an autobiography with rock music journalist Ann Powers entitled Piece by Piece (2005). The book delves deeply into Amos\u2019s interest in mythology and religion, exploring her songwriting process, rise to fame, and her relationship with Atlantic Records.Image Comics released Comic Book Tattoo (2008), a collection of comic stories, each based on or inspired by songs recorded by Amos. Editor Rantz Hoseley worked with Amos to gather 80 different artists for the book, including Pia Guerra, David Mack, and Leah Moore.Other publications include Tori Amos: Lyrics (2001) and an earlier biography, Tori Amos: All These Years (1996).Tori Amos is married to British Sound Engineer Mark Hawley, has one daughter, and the family divide their time between their homes in Florida, and Cornwall, England.Additionally, Amos and her music have been the subject of numerous official and unofficial books, as well as academic criticism.","featuredImage":"https:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/243_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}
New Found Glory
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New Found Glory

New Found Glory (often abbreviated to NFG) are an American pop-punk band based in South Florida (Cor...

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{"key":"19831","name":"New Found Glory","bio":"New Found Glory (often abbreviated to NFG) are an American pop-punk band based in South Florida (Coral Springs). The band consists of Jordan Pundik (vocals), Chad Gilbert (guitar), Ian Grushka (bass) and Cyrus Bolooki (drums).Also known as International Superheroes Of Hardcore, to date the band have released eight and a half studio albums, their latest, Resurrection, was released on October 7th, 2014.The band formed under the name A New Found Glory in mid-1997 in Coral Springs, Florida, United States and currently based in California. New Found Glory formed in the middle of 1997, with Jordan Pundik on vocals, Chad Gilbert (formerly of hardcore band Shai Hulud) and Steve Klein on guitars, Ian Grushka on bass and Joe Moreno on drums (he was replaced by Cyrus Bolooki after their debut release). Chad Gilbert told MTV News \"For us, punk rock and even hardcore music was something we did because we didn't fit in in high school. We had nowhere to go, so we went to shows.\"The band recorded their first EP called It's All About The Girls under Fiddler Records in June 1997. The band's enthuasistic and somewhat homo erotic live performances soon resulted in them selling out the entire pressing of this EP. Over time, the strength of the live show helped build a strong following. Their first album Nothing Gold Can Stay was released by Eulogy Recordings. Stefanie Reines of Drive-Thru Records heard the album from the band Midtown and later re-released the album in 1999. They soon recorded an EP entitled From the Screen to Your Stereo, consisting of movie themes covered in a similar manner to Me First and the Gimme Gimmes. As a result of their growing popularity and a distribution deal Drive-Thru had with MCA, which allowed MCA to take away any of Drive-Thru's bands, the band was signed to MCA.Professional careerTheir first release recorded with MCA was their self-titled album, which was released late in 2000 and which was the first to make an impression on the charts reaching number 107 on the Billboard 200 album charts and number one on the Heatseeker chart (the album's hit single \"Hit or Miss\" reached number 15 on the US modern rock chart). From the Screen to the Stereo would make the top 40 of the Heatseeker charts in 2002.The band's profile would grow in 2001 with a support slot to a blink-182 tour and a slot on the Warped Tour. The band recorded the Sticks and Stones album in late 2001 for release in the middle of 2002. Sticks and Stones would prove to be their breakthrough record debuting at number 4 on the Billboard album charts selling 91,000 albums in the first week of sales and also reaching the top ten of the UK album charts. The album would spawn two singles namely * \"My Friends Over You\" reached number 85 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2002, number 11 in Canada, number 5 on the US modern rock chart and number 2 on a MP3.com download chart. * \"Head on Collision\" went top 30 on both the Canadian singles charts and the US modern rock chart.New Found Glory headlined the 2002 Warped Tour, and headlined again in 2004.New Found Glory released Catalyst in May 2004 and it debuted at number 3 of the Billboard album chart in late May selling 146,000 albums in its first week of release. The album would also debut in the top 40 of the UK and Australian album charts. The first single \"All Downhill from Here\" would go top 20 on both US and a composite world modern rock chart (based on the US, UK, Canada, Sweden, Finland and Australian charts) as at the end of May 2004.Contrary to the band's announcement on Fuse's Daily Download on March 28, 2005, James Dewees of The Get Up Kids and Reggie and the Full Effect (who had previously provided keyboards for the song \"Failure's Not Flattering\" on Catalyst and toured with the band as a sixth member for about ten months) did not permanently join New Found Glory, due to his busy schedule with his own band.Chad Gilbert would also form a hardcore band called Hazen Street with Freddie Cricien and Hoya of Madball, Toby Morse of H2O, David Kennedy formerly of Box Car Racer, and Mackie Jayson formerly of Cro-Mags. However, due to an exclusivity clause in New Found Glory's contract with Universal Music, Gilbert will not be allowed to be a part of Hazen Street, despite co-writing the majority of their debut album's material.A fifth album called \"Coming Home\" was released in the September 19, 2006.From the Screen to Your Stereo Part II is the second cover album by New Found Glory, and is a follow up from the 2000 EP From the Screen to Your Stereo. All the tracks are covers of songs from movies. The album was released September 18th 2007. The US version of the CD (and therefore minus 'Hungry Eyes') leaked online on September 6th 2007.New Found Glory's seventh album of original material, Radiosurgery, will be released on October 4, 2011. The Radiosurgery Songfacts explains that the title is a metaphor, referencing the way radiosurgery allows non-invasive treatment of tumors as an analogy for dealing with those tough situations in life that need healing.The band released their first live album \"Kill It Live\" on October 8, 2013. In December 2013, it was announced by the bands Facebook page that founding member Steve Klein (guitar) had been kicked out due to personal reasons. No decision has been made on a new guitarist yet.They released their 8th album Resurrection on October 7, 2014.Official site: www.newfoundglory.com","featuredImage":"https:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/19831_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"75,000 - 150,000"}
Machine Head
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Machine Head

Machine Head is an American metal band, formed in 1992 in Oakland, California. Founded by former Vio...

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{"key":"1476","name":"Machine Head","bio":"Machine Head is an American metal band, formed in 1992 in Oakland, California. Founded by former Vio-lence guitarist Robert Flynn and Adam Duce, and has had 4 personnel changes since its inception. The current lineup of the band comprises of Robb Flynn (vocals, guitar), Jared MacEachern (bass), Phil Demmel (guitar, ex-Vio-lence), and Dave McClain (drums, ex-Sacred Reich). Machine Head is one of the pioneering bands in the New Wave of American Heavy Metal.The song Davidian of their debut album Burn My Eyes, features the lyrics \"Let freedom ring \/ with a shotgun blast\". Subsequently the video was banned from MTV due to its release date being very soon after the Waco Siege which it was apparently describing. Robb Flynn has since said that the song was not written about the Waco Siege but added that line to get people thinking.After their debut album Chris Kontos left to work with Testament and a stand in drummer (Chris Konstanza) was used for Machine Head's Donington slot in 1995. After this, the drumming services of Dave McClain were acquired. They then released the follow-up album, The More Things Change in 1997, after which guitarist Logan Mader unexpectedly left in the spring of 1998. He was then replaced by Ahrue Luster (now of Ill Ni\u00f1o who worked with the band on the third album The Burning Red (1999). This album was a sign of a change for Machine Head, the band deciding to experiment more rather than release another album that would be seen as just a shadow in the footsteps of Burn My Eyes. Robb uses his rapping techniques in this album rather than the growl he used on earlier releases. The song \"Devil With The Kings Card\" is based on Logan Mader's leaving of the band. The album did, however, receive some backlash from fans who weren't pleased with their change in style - some even accused the band of \"selling out\" and following musical trends (nu-metal and rap metal were becoming increasingly popular in 1999).Although Burn My Eyes was more influential as an album to the metal scene in general, according to a Blabbermouth.net report, The Burning Red moved almost as many units in 3 years (1999-2002) as Burn My Eyes did in 8 years (1994-2002). In 2000, bands like Machine Head and Slipknot were involved in product placement for the HBO show The Sopranos. A.J. Soprano, played by Robert Iler, often wore Roadrunner Records apparel like Machine Head's Year of the Dragon T-Shirt.Machine Head released Supercharger in 2001, though the album failed to do well, mostly due to it being released shortly after 9\/11. The video for the song \"Crashing Around You\" was banned by MTV due to its images of a city skyline being over-taken by flames. This of course was not intended, the video was shot before the events of 9\/11. The album recevied more of the same criticism that met The Burning Red. Once the tour had been completed, Machine Head left their record label Roadrunner Records. In 2002 Ahrue Luster left the band because of musical differences. Ahrue Luster then joined Il Nino and was replaced by Phil Demmel, who played in thrash band Vio-lence alongside Flynn.Since then, 2003 and 2004 were somewhat of a revival for Machine Head, firstly releasing their live album Hellalive in 2003 which was a recording of their set at Brixton Academy, London on December 4th.In Fall 2003, Machine Head released their fifth studio album, Through the Ashes of Empires, in Europe. In early 2004 they re-signed to Roadrunner Records in America and then released Through the Ashes of Empires in the US, featuring an additional then-new song (Seasons Wither) which had not appeared on the European release. Through the Ashes of Empires returned to a style closer to that of Burn My Eyes, and received significant publicity due to the success of the song Imperium and what was seen by fans as a massive return to form - both musically and lyrically. As part of this revival, Machine Head headlined the \"True Metal\" stage at 2005's Wacken Open Air festival in front of 40,000 fans - their biggest show to date. Through the Ashes of Empires debuted on the Billboard Charts in the US at #88 \u2013 an excellent showing for a band that was considered at one point dead-in-the-water.On October 11, 2005, Machine Head released their first ever DVD: Elegies. The DVD contained concert footage from the Brixton Academy show in December of 2004. Elegies also contains 3 music videos: \"The Blood, The Sweat, The Tears\" (the audio from Hellalive dubbed over the video from 2004's With Full Force Festival appearance), \"Imperium\" and \"Days Turn Blue to Gray\" from Through The Ashes Of Empires. The DVD also contains a rather self-scathing documentary about the almost-demise of the band and how they survived the great burden imposed upon them by the record labels, the exiting of Ahrue Luster and the public's lack of faith in the band's musical direction. In the DVD's first week of release, \"Elegies\" reached the #13 spot in US and the #6 spot in UK music-related DVD sales.Machine Head contributed a studio recorded and produced cover of Metallica's Battery for Kerrang! Magazine's 'Remastered', a tribute to Metallica's seminal album Master of Puppets.The Blackening was released in March 2007 (26th UK, 27th US) to critical acclaim. The UK magazine Metal Hammer gave the album 10\/10 and proclaimed it 'absolutely fucking stunning'. The UK version of the album included their cover of 'Battery' (as mentioned earlier) as a bonus track at the end of the album and a bonus DVD which featured a 'Making Of The Blackening' as well as live footage from Machine Head's appearances on the 2006 US Sounds of The Underground tour. The album was a hit worldwide, as it reached #16 in the Mainstream UK Album charts (surpassing their all-time first week sales in the UK), #54 in the US Billboard charts, #12 in the German charts (beating MH's previous first week sales record in Germany), #14 in Australian charts, #19 in Sweden, #23 in Ireland and #36 in the French album charts.Machine Head\u2019s seventh full-length studio album Unto The Locust will be released worldwide on September 27, 2011. An \"Advance Mix\" of its title track was included on the 2011 Mayhem Festival iTunes sampler, which was released on June 14, 2011. (Locust Songfacts)On February 22, 2013, the band announced that Adam Duce left the band, albeit on friendly terms. 4 days later, Robb Flynn revealed in his online blog that he fired Adam Duce because of ongoing differences. His departure makes Flynn the only remaining original member.On June 24, 2013 the band announced that former Sanctity rhythm guitarist and vocalist Jared MacEachern has joined the band as their new bassist.","featuredImage":"https:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/1476_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}
Nouvelle Vague
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Nouvelle Vague

At least three different groups have performed under the name Nouvelle Vague:1) a project created by...

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{"key":"36766","name":"Nouvelle Vague","bio":"At least three different groups have performed under the name Nouvelle Vague:1) a project created by French musicians Marc Collin and Olivier Libaux and a number of female singers2) a Japanese pop-R&B band 3) a Berlin-based multimedia music project founded by actress Betty la Gachette and musician & video-editor Renault Schubert.1) Nouvelle Vague (France) is a project created by French musicians Marc Collin and Olivier Libaux and a number of female singers, including Camille, Alexandra Pavlou of Spring and Suburbia, M\u00e9lanie Pain, Marina C\u00e9leste & Phoebe Killdeer of Phoebe Killdeer and the Short Straws. The group's albums consist in bossa nova fashioned covers of (primarily) New Wave songs (hence the name \"Nouvelle Vague\"). The covers include songs by Dead Kennedys, The Smiths, Joy Division, Public Image Ltd., Depeche Mode and Bauhaus. Each singer only performed songs they were not previously familiar with, to ensure that each cover would have an individual interpretation.With a name that means \"new wave\" in English and \"nova onda\" in Portuguese (which is the meaning for \"bossa nova\", a new music \"fashion\"), Nouvelle Vague's moniker neatly sums up the group's concept: remaking classic new wave singles with a Brazilian pop twist. Libaux played with various French pop bands during the '90s and began working with Collin in 1998. For Nouvelle Vague, Collin and Libaux recruited half a dozen French and Brazilian vocalists who were unfamiliar with the original versions of songs like Joy Division's \"Love Will Tear Us Apart\" and XTC's \"Making Plans for Nigel\" to ensure that their renditions had their own identity. Nouvelle Vague was released in Europe in 2004 and received U.S. distribution in spring 2005, which coincided with tour dates in locales as far-flung as Shanghai, New York, Los Angeles, and Rio de Janeiro. Nouvelle Vague's second album, Bande \u00e0 Part, arrived in summer 2006. The following year, the team returned with Coming Home, a collection of songs from films given the Nouvelle Vague treatment. Nouvelle Vague presents New Wave, a collection of covers by new wave artists, also arrived in 2007.One of the singers involved in the project has released solo work as Camille.Official site \/ MySpace2) Nouvelle Vague (Japan) is a Japanese band whose pop-R&B sound is beautifully arranged and fronted by the soulful vocals of diva Ricca. Other members of the band include Koyama (keyboards) and Try (bass).2) Nouvelle Vague (Germany) was a Berlin-based multimedia music project founded by actress Betty la Gachette and musician & videoeditor Renault Schubert.A final decision to change the name was reached in 2004, after french project Nouvelle Vague becomes successful. The new name is: FILM2Official site","featuredImage":"https:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/36766_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}
Ensiferum
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Ensiferum

Ensiferum (Latin Ä“nsiferum (neuter adjective) meaning "sword bearer") is a folk metal band from He...

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{"key":"11126","name":"Ensiferum","bio":"Ensiferum (Latin \u0113nsiferum (neuter adjective) meaning \"sword bearer\") is a folk metal band from Helsinki, Finland. In 1995 Markus Toivonen played guitar with some friends in a band called \u201dDark Reflections\u201d, which played mainly covers of certain heavy metal bands including Megadeth, Pantera and many others. Later on, Markus felt that the band in which he was playing offered him very little inspiration and wanted to play something different. Markus was hugely inspired by folk music and also found himself fascinated with melodic death metal bands like Amorphis and Dark Tranquillity. Then one day Markus asked the band\u2019s drummer, Kimmo Miettinen, if he wanted to play heroic folk \u2019death\u2019 metal with him. Kimmo agreed. Next Markus and Kimmo asked their friend Sauli Savolainen, if he wanted to come and play the bass. Fortunately, he said yes. Now they had a band. Only trouble was that the band had no name at the time. One day Markus was visiting Sauli at his home, when he found a book; a Latin Dictionary. Markus casually opened the book. And from the first randomly picked page he glanced at a word. Ensiferum. Markus found the word fascinating and the translation \"sword-bearing\" excited him.In year 1996 Ensiferum started its training in January 1996 at the Pasila Youthcenter in Helsinki (the same place their earlier band, Dark Reflections, had their rehearsals). Markus begun writing songs in 1995, which he finished in 1996. The songs were \u201dKnighthood\u201d, \u201dOld Man (V\u00e4in\u00e4m\u00f6inen)\u201d and \u201dFrost\u201d. Later in the same year, Markus convinced Jari M\u00e4enp\u00e4\u00e4 (at the time a member of the band Immemorial, and an experienced solo artist) to join his band as a singer and second guitarist. Jari came aboard with some great skills and excellent musical ideas. Thus the band was no longer a trio, but a quartet. Jari proved to be a skillful lyricist and wrote the lyrics to \u201dOld Man\u201d. The two other songs required no new lyrics, because Markus had done the original lyrics for \u201dKnighthood\u201d and Sauli for \u201dFrost\u201d. So Jari just improved them. Ensiferum had their first concert at Pasila Youthcenter in December 1996. Ironically, they performed just one song, \u201dOld Man\u201d, which was the only song with finished lyrics.1997 Jari joined the army in January and the band's progress was halted. The other members used this spare time to improve their playing skills. Ensiferum had two unofficial gigs in Pasila (one in the Youthcenter and one outside of it) with a strange line-up\u2026Jari finished his military service in the fall of 1997 and Ensiferum started training heavily for the first demo, which was recorded at Kivi-Studios in November. The demo included three songs, \u201dFrost\u201d, \u201dOld Man\u201d and \u201dKnighthood\u201d, and spread almost 300 copies in the following year.1998 After the release of the demo Ensiferum did two more concerts in Pasila. New songs were finished, including \u201dLittle Dreamer (V\u00e4in\u00e4m\u00f6inen II)\u201d. But Ensiferum had to take a little breather. Things didn\u2019t get any easier because Kimmo Miettinen left to join the band ArthemesiA, and Sauli Savolainen concentrated on his job and school. That year Oliver Fokin had quit playing drums in ArthemesiA and had a few short jamming sessions with Markus in an old bomb shelter in Munkkiniemi, Helsinki. One thing led to another and Oliver agreed to play drums in the band. Essentially, Ensiferum and ArthemesiA switched drummers. Around the same time Sauli was fresh out of the enthusiasm towards Ensiferum and was replaced by Kimmo Miettinen\u2019s little brother, Jukka-Pekka Miettinen. Funnily, at the time he started to play bass in Ensiferum he was only fourteen years old. Now there was a new line-up ready to face the challenges of the second demo. And they had a new training facility: the bomb shelter in Munkkiniemi.1999 The second demo was recorded in January 1999 at MD-Studios. The demo included 4 songs: \u201dThe Dreamer\u2019s Prelude\u201d, \u201dLittle Dreamer (V\u00e4in\u00e4m\u00f6inen II)\u201d, \u201dWarrior\u2019s Quest\u201d and \u201dWhite Storm\u201d. The second demo was technically evolved and although it didn't score a record deal for Ensiferum, it gave them confidence. They gained more experience in a local band contest and after that they started to record their third and final demo in November 1999 once again at MD-Studios with the help of Janne Joutsenniemi (a member of Stone and Sub-Urban Tribe) who recorded and mixed the demo in a very short studio session. The demo included 5 songs: \u201dIntro\u201d, \u201dHero In A Dream\u201d, \u201dEternal Wait\u201d, \u201dBattle Song\u201d and a bonus song \u201dGuardians Of Fate\u201d, which was recorded at Jari\u2019s home with a drum machine. \u201dEternal Wait\u201d had a guest female vocalist Johanna Vakkuri, a friend of the band. The demo was released with a new band logo, which was designed and conceived by Tuomas Tahvanainen, the designer of the previous logos.2000 The third demo had great reviews and was recognized as on of the top demos of the month by several different publishers. It also got the eagerly awaited attention of the record labels. Once Spinefarm, a record company, got hold of the demo they contacted Ensiferum immediately and started negotiating about the possibility of a record deal. In the meantime, Ensiferum participated in a local band contest and was among the top finalists of that year. Roughly the same time a record deal was finally made with Spinefarm. Ensiferum recorded their debut album in November 2000 at Sundi-Coop Studios in Savonlinna with Tuomo Valtonen (studio engineerer). The album featured such guest musicians as Trollhorn (keyboards), Johanna Vakkuri (guest female vocals) and Marita Toivonen (kantele).In the spring of 2001 the debut album was mixed by Tuomo Valtonen in his studio. Tuomo Valtonen made the record edgy, as he always does. At similar times Ensiferum had a new addition to its line-up: a keyboard player. Meiju Enho joined Ensiferum and so the band became a quintet. Debut album \u201dEnsiferum\u201d was released in July 2001 and the feedback was tremendously positive.Between years 2003 and 2004 to record \"Iron\" Ensiferum traveled all the way to Copenhagen's Sweet Silence studios in the summer of 2003. The reason for choosing a foreign studio was the studio\u00b4s owner, the famed producer Flemming Rasmussen, who has in the past recorded and produced such famed albums as Metallica\u00b4s \"Master of Puppets\" and \"Ride the Lightning\". \"Iron\" was then recorded, produced and mixed by Rasmussen.After the recordings Ensiferum announced with a sad heart that their singer\/guitarist Jari M\u00e4enp\u00e4\u00e4 had made the decision of leaving the band in order to focus on his new project, Wintersun. The search for a replacement was started immediately due to the band\u00b4s busy touring schedule, and soon a new singer was found in the form of Norther\u00b4s lead singer Petri Lindroos. Soon after, both Jukka-Pekka Miettinen and Oliver Fokin left the band as well, leaving Markus the only member from the original line-up. They were replaced by bassist Sami Hinkka (previously a member of Finnish melodic death\/doom band Rapture ) and drummer Janne Parviainen of Sinergy and Barathrum fame.2006-2007 Understandably, the fans didn't expect Ensiferum to be able to keep up to the standard they themselves created, but the DVD marking Ensiferum's 10th anniversary showed great promise for the future, and the new album, \"Victory Songs\", was generally well received. As was the single \"One More Magic Potion\" released earlier in 2007. This single included the new song One More Magic Potion, and a cover from Uriah Heep, Lady In Black. The sound remained mostly unchanged, though the new vocals are obviously different and the overall sound is more aggressive. Unexpectedly a Russia-based Fan Club presented Ensiferum with an original present: a star in the Ursa Minor constellation has been baptized with the band's name. The coordinates of the Ensiferum star are as follows:Magnitude: 15.3Ascension: 16 00 19.14Declination: +66 52 06.12007After being with the band for almost 6 years, Meiju Enho decided to leave the band.You can read her statement on the Ensiferum website here.Ensiferum states on their website that:\"Emmi Silvennoinen from the band Exsecratus has been substituting Meiju from the beginning of this year (2007) and continues to act as the live\/session keyboard player for Ensiferum until further notice.\"2008Ensiferum headlined the Paganfest tour in Europe and North America in 2008. Others playing the tour included T\u00fdr and Eluveitie, with Moonsorrow and Korpiklaani also joining them on the European part of the tour, and Turisas in North America. They also supported Megadeth on the opening night of their United Abominations \u2013 Tour of Duty European tour. Ensiferum also supported Amon Amarth on their North American Twilight of the Thunder God tour.2009In the first half of 2009, Ensiferum performed at a string of festivals including Frostrock in Belgium, Finnish Metal Expo and Tuska Open Air in Finland, Winterfire, Rocktower, Legacy and Rock am H\u00e4rtsfeldsee in Germany, Summer Nights in Austria, and Z7 Metal Dayz in Switzerland. In June and July they toured North America as part of the Summer Slaughter Tour with Necrophagist, Darkest Hour, Suffocation, Blackguard, Dying Fetus, Beneath the Massacre, Origin, and Winds of Plague. In August they will perform at the Global East festival in Ukraine, Ankkarock and Jurassic Rock in Finland, and Let's Open Air in Turkey.Ensiferum released their fourth studio album, From Afar, on September 9, 2009 on Spinefarm Records. The album was produced by Nightwish producer Tero Kinnunen and Victory Songs producer Janne Joutsenniemi, and it was mixed by producer Hiili Hiilesmaa. The limited edition of the album includes a cover of Swedish folk rock group Nordman. Following the release, the group will embark on a European tour with Estonian folk metal band Metsat\u00f6ll and Finnish melodic death metal band Tracedawn. In October they will also perform at Hellflame Festival \u2013 The South Side of Hell and Devil's Revenge festival in Germany, and Tatto the Mind in France. Ensiferum will perform on the second day of the Screamfest Festival in Sydney, Australia, on New Years Day 2010. In November\/December 2009 they will go on tour in North America with Hypocrisy, Ex Deo, and Blackguard.Official website: http:\/\/www.ensiferum.com","featuredImage":"https:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/11126_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}
Iced Earth
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Iced Earth

Iced Earth is an American power metal band that combine heavy metal and speed metal/thrash metal gen...

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{"key":"24352","name":"Iced Earth","bio":"Iced Earth is an American power metal band that combine heavy metal and speed metal\/thrash metal genres in their music. The band was formed by Jon Schaffer, the lead songwriter and rhythm guitarist, in Tampa, Florida in 1984. The original name of the band was Purgatory but was then changed to Iced Earth.Iced Earth\u2019s music is often described as the style of Iron Maiden combined with 80\u2019s thrash metal. The most distinctive element of the band\u2019s sound is the stuttering right-hand gallop of rhythm guitarist Jon Schaffer, which sounds something like the \u2018eighth-note, two-sixteenth-notes\u2019 gallop made famous by Iron Maiden\u2019s bass player\/songwriter Steve Harris (in such songs as \u201cRun to the Hills\u201d, \u201cThe Trooper\u201d, and \u201cCaught Somewhere in Time\u201d), varied rhythmically. Overtop of this gallop are typically laid strong melodic hooks, sometimes doubled by two guitars playing in harmony. The vocals are often high-pitched, but express a full range, while the rhythm section uses thrash and power metal techniques such as double-bass-drumming to keep the speed and energy high. Iced Earth\u2019s drummer is known for his frequent use of drags and flams on the bass drum.Today, Jon is the only original member in the band, having changed multiple guitarists, drummers, and vocalists. The two most recognized vocalists of the band are Matt Barlow and Tim Ripper Owens, the former vocalist of Judas Priest. Matt Barlow ended up marrying Jon's sister, making Matt the brother-in-law of Jon Schaffer.Iced Earth lyrics tend to deal with theological issues such as punishment and sin, destiny, heaven and hell, the Antichrist and the apocalypse. Many of the band\u2019s recent albums have been concept albums written around a theme, e.g. the antihero Spawn (The Dark Saga), horror movies (Horror Show), historical wars (The Glorious Burden) and the double concept about the anti-christ (Something Wicked).Current Band Members:Jon Schaffer \u2022 Rhythm and Lead Guitars, Backing Vocals (1984-now)Stu Block\u2022 Lead and Backing Vocals (2011-now)Brent Smedley \u2022 Drums (2006-now)Troy Seele \u2022 Lead Guitar (2007-now)Freddie Vidales \u2022 Bass Guitar (2008-now)Former Band Members:Matt Barlow - Lead and Backing VocalsGene Adam - VocalsJohn Greely - Vocals (1991-1992) Matt Barlow - Lead and Backing VocalsTim \"Ripper\" Owens - Vocals (2003-2007) Bill Owens - Lead Guitar (1985-1987) Randall Shawver - Lead Guitar (1988-1998) Larry Tarnowski - Lead Guitar (1998-2003) Ralph Santolla - Lead Guitar (2003-2004) Richard Bateman - Bass (1985-1986) Dave Abell - Bass (1987-1996) Keith Menser - Bass (1996) Steve DiGiorgio - Bass (2000-2001) (studio) James MacDonough - Bass (1996-2000, 2001-2004) Greg Seymour - Drums (1984-1989) Mike McGill - Drums (1989-1991) Rick Secchiari - Drums (1991-1992) Rodney Beasley - Drums (1992-1995) Mark Prator - DrumsBrent Smedley - Drums (1996-1999)Mark Prator - DrumsRichard Christy - Drums (2000-2004)CD\/Single\/BoxSet\/E.P.\/RemasteredEnter The Realm - Demo (1988) Iced Earth (1990)Night Of The Stormrider (1992) Burnt Offerings (1995) The Dark Saga (1996) Days Of Purgatory - Re-Recorded Compilation (1997) Something Wicked This Way Comes (1998) Alive In Athens - Live Album - 3 CD BoxSet (1999) The Melancholy - E.P. (1999) Horror Show (2001) Dark Genesis - Remixed And Remastered 5 CD BoxSet (2002) Iced Earth - Remixed And Remastered (2002) Night Of The Stormrider - Remixed And Remastered (2002) Burnt Offerings - Remixed And Remastered (2002) Tribute To The Gods - Covers Collection (2002) The Reckoning - The Glorious Burden Single\/E.P. (2003) The Glorious Burden (2004) The Blessed And The Damned - Compilation (2004) Overture Of The Wicked - Framing Armageddon Single\/E.P. (2007) Framing Armageddon - Something Wicked Pt.I (2007) Slave To The Dark - The Century Media Years - 14 CD\/DVD BoxSet (2008) I Walk Among You - The Crucible Of Man - Something Wicked Pt.II Single\/E.P. (2008)The Crucible Of Man - Something Wicked Pt.II (2008) DVDGettysburg - Audio DVD (2005) Alive In Athens - Live DVD (2006)","featuredImage":"https:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/24352_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}
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