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Favourite Foreign Artists

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This may or may not have a dual-purpose for a thing I might run in The Cube. but I need to broaden my knowledge base for non-British and non-American bands. Genre and location don't matter, more variety will help if anything. EWB has some nice diverse tastes, and I know full well that a few of you get some random shit on Spotify's Discover Weekly, put that knowledge to good use!

My two contributions starting contributions to the thread, to show that I'm not just having you all do my work for me :shifty:

The Netherlands' own Within Temptation:

I heard that song years ago and have meant to go back to them for a while, perhaps posting them here will help to remind me :P

 

Japan's ONE OK ROCK:

These got brought to my attention when I'd heard they signed with Fueled by Ramen, pretty good in my opinion, their 8th album (Honestly thought they were pretty new, turns out they formed in 2005, this is why I need help opening my eyes to foreign music more) drops Friday, and I think this single is a good sign for it personally.

 

So yeah, share your favourite foreign artists! Get the word out on them before I hopefully start my Cube thing!

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Denmark's New Politics are pretty decent. Caught them as support acts for Panic! and Fall Out Boy in 2013 and 2014. 

Japan's Crossfaith are pretty fun if you like heavier stuff. Saw them at Reading in 2014. 

Also saw The Royal Concept, of Sweden, that same year. Huge fan, they've had a couple of FIFA songs, nice, upbeat stuff. 

I probably like more, but those are the three that jump out off the top of my head. 

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Netherlands: Delain (Symphonic metal)

Sweden: Sabaton (Power metal)

Finland: Nightwish (Symphonic metal), Northern Kings (Power metal)

Germany: Broilers (Punk), Skameleon (Ska punk)

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Delain and Sabaton are two of my favourite bands whom I've seen live multiple times. Nightwish are probably well known enough that I don't need to say much about them, but their evolution as a result of three different singers is very interesting. Northern Kings are Finnish super band including Nightwish's Marco Hietala and really just do covers of well known songs. Skameleon are also a cover band. Broilers are probably the most obscure band I've named and I'm not really even sure how I discovered them beyond somehow on YouTube.

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D.O.A, Nomeansno, Personality Crisis, Subhumans (Canada)

Aphrodites Child (Greece)

Anti-Cimex, Crude SS, Black Uniforms, Bristles, Riisteyt, Puke (Sweden)

Dezerter (Poland)

Rawside, Slime, Kraftwerk, German Oak(Germany)

The Saints, Psycho Surgeons, Chosen Few, Radio Birdman, Nick Cave, The Riptides (Austrailia)

Camera Silens, Al Kappot, End of Data (France)

Los Saicos (Peru)

Raw Power (Italy)

The Kids (Belgium)

 

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Brazil: Sepultura

Finland: Nightwish

Italy: Eternal Idol,  Lacuna Coil, Rhapsody of Fire

Japan: Gackt, Koda Kumi, Loudness

Germany: Avantasia, Masterplan (Jorn Lande era only), Rammstein

Germany/Norway - Leaves Eyes

Netherlands: Epica

Sweden: Amaranthe, Dynazty

 

 

 

 

 

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Church of Misery is a Japanese doom metal band that sings about serial killers.

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Okay, I'm not a massive fan of these guys because I only know this one song, but when someone suggested "Pakistani Political Rock" my interest piqued. Its catchy as anything and after a bit of digging about what they are singing about it is pretty hard hitting.

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I've seen Group A a couple of times, Japanese duo, would highly recommend. Much better live and often play around London if you can catch them

 

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It doesn't count as foreign, but the perspective of an arguably under-represented POV in popular music from someone of Chinese-American descent - Jin. He often raps verses in Cantonese (he also did an album entirely in Cantonese), but really this is just an excuse for me to post one of my favourite songs:

 

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He'll qualify for what I'm doing fine, half of my African representation is UK grime artists :P

To that end, if there any specialists in South American or African music (outside of South Africa), please see forward :P

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The greatest foreign act of all time is without question the Danish pop group Junior Senior who existed for a hot minute in the 00s. They released two albums and an EP and they are amazing. They had one hit, but all of their songs are just pure sugar pop goodness with elements of disco and garage rock. The band is named after Junior (the young straight dude) and Senior (the old gay man). I remember buying each of their CD for 30$ each. 

 

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I swear Move Your Feet was on a Worms game or something. I remember the video, it was brilliant.

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Vanilla Sky are pretty great, though their best track is a Rihanna cover.

 

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2 hours ago, Jericode said:

He'll qualify for what I'm doing fine, half of my African representation is UK grime artists :P

To that end, if there any specialists in South American or African music (outside of South Africa), please see forward :P

What's the idea, anyways?

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2 hours ago, MDK said:

I swear Move Your Feet was on a Worms game or something. I remember the video, it was brilliant.

It definitely charted over here. It was also in Looney Tunes: Back in Action, one of my favourite guilty pleasure films.

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It was #3 in the charts.

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4 hours ago, MDK said:

I swear Move Your Feet was on a Worms game or something. I remember the video, it was brilliant.

Their music has appeared in so many TV shows and movies, so it wouldn't be unbelievable for it to have popped up in a Worms game. 

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On 11/01/2017 at 02:46, GhostMachine said:

Sweden: Amaranthe

I forgot about Amaranthe when I was making my list. If you want a band which somehow bridges the gap between death metal and eurodance then look no further.

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Also Sweden:

 

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This band right here will forever and always be my favourite thing to come from Sweden:

 

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11 hours ago, Naitch said:

I forgot about Amaranthe when I was making my list. If you want a band which somehow bridges the gap between death metal and eurodance then look no further.

Good point.

My only problem with Amaranthe is that the harsh vocals don't work on some of their songs. "My Amaranthine", for instance.

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France:

 

Ecuadoriam Hip Hop

Venezuelan Merengue and Reggaeton:

Austrian goodness:

 

French pop punk:

 

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