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Bands with the name Mass:
- A British post-punk band.
- An American band.
- A German psychedelic sludge doom metal band.
- A British alternative band of the early 1990s.
- A performance group also referred to as MASS Ensemble.
- UK based improvisational power trio active from late 90s to mid 2000s.
- Alt/Progressive/Punk group from Newcastle, UK active since 2008.
- Heavy metal from Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany.

- see also M.A.S.S.- UK indie-pop group of the early ’00s.

a) Mass (British post-punk band)

Mass were an English post-punk band, consisting of Gary Asquith, Mick Allen, Mark Cox, and Danny Briottet. Asquith, Allen and Cox had been members of Rema-Rema. Mass released the You & I 7” in 1980 on the 4AD Records label. They released the Labour of Love LP in 1981, also on 4AD. Asquith and Briottet went on to form Renegade Soundwave, whilst Allen and Cox formed The Wolfgang Press. Labour of Love was reissued on CD in November 2005. The CD includes the LP and 7 inch. Mick Allen is now part of Geniuser


b) Mass (American)
Mass, originally known as Axis started in 1981, to get a deal with A&M Records the band did a couple of showcases and the label liked them. So they went into Criteria Studios in Florida with Tom Allom and cut what was supposed to be thier first record. The album never came out due to the manager and A&M finally put the album on hold because they couldn’t deal with him.

In 1984, MASS released thier first album, a self-titled EP produced by Jon Mathias. It was recorded at The Record Plant in New York City. The EP sold 10,000 copies in the Boston area alone, and got the attention of record companies.

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