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The ultimate glam metal band whose off-stage excesses and on-stage antics has guaranteed their stadium-filling potential after all these years. As America’s #1 Gold Record Award winning group of all time, and that’s in every category, KISS can easily be named one of rock’s most influential bands. The Rock N Roll Hall of Famers have released 44 albums and sold more than 100 million albums worldwide. Honored by their peers, KISS received the illustrious ASCAP Founders Award in 2015. Over 40 years of record-breaking global tours have brought KISS to their fans.
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One of the original 80s New Wave of British Heavy Metal bands, and without doubt the most successful. Now back with Bruce Dickenson behind the mic, Iron Maiden are regarded as the greatest metal band of them all, their inspiration spreading far and wide and spanning all ages. Few bands can claim to have kept their original audience and successfully enticed on board a new generation, who weren't even in the cradle when the band first hit the stage running! Yet Iron Maiden have achieved just this in their 25 years plus career.
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Known for their anthemic alt-rock, Scotland's Biffy Clyro are a dynamic power trio marked by the throaty lead-vocal brogue of singer/guitarist Simon Neil. Emerging in the early 2000s, Biffy Clyro drew loyal fans with their grunge, hardcore, and prog-rock-influenced sound that found them combining hooky choruses with unusual song forms and galloping rhythmic meters.
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A Day To Remember
'Mixing death metal grunts with the brash melodies of pop-punk', ADTR formed in 2003 in Ocala, Florida, with a sound that cumulates in a combination of pop-punk, emo and metalcore.
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Evoking influence from ‘Moon Pix’-era Cat Power and her serene contemporaries such as Emma Ruth Rundle, A.A.Williams is coming out the gate as an exemplary songwriter with anthemic and passionate melodies; the swathe of which leaves the listener doused in sonic density. An unearthly voice soars over delicate yet decisive chords at a performance from the dark-folk singer-songwriter whose debut EP met with awed reviews. A.A. Williams has been aligned with the likes of Chelsea Wolfe, but is also moulded by the fragility and experimentation of artists like Radiohead and PJ Harvey. Williams arrived in January 2019 with her self-titled EP, going on to perform at Roadburn and ArcTanGent festivals and lining up appearances with Amenra, Russian Circles, The Sisters of Mercy and Cult of Luna.
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Hailing from a tough Australian country town, these four boys have grown up with a healthy respect for the fine art that is foot to the floor rock n roll! Airbourne manage to call upon the spiritual substance of Thin Lizzy, the gritty pub-crawling vibe of Motörhead, the grandiose histrionic theatricality of Judas Priest, the unifying audience domination of Iron Maiden and the sharp bite of their fellow Australians in the legendary AC/DC.
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