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There are at least 5 bands known as Messengers: An American thrash band, a 60s Motown band, a Christian goup, and a 70s German jazz rock band.

1) Texas thrash band Messengers pulled no punches this year when they charged onto the Dallas heavy music scene. In the band’s own words they “just want to be heard,” and playing music in the vein of Crowbar, Pantera, and Agnostic Front will get the job done.

Messengers’ hometown, Dallas is known for producing heavy music from the likes Pantera, so it’s not unusual that a hardcore band from “The City of Hate” could cross over so seamlessly. Childhood friends Noah, TK, Andy, and brothers Chad and Chance have set in motion an unstoppable sound. High energy, fast-paced, driving tracks dominate Anthems, the band’s first EP, and spot-on gang vocals punctuate the songs with uncompromising strength.

Messengers are stalwart supporters of the thrash sounds of yesteryear, but to call Messengers’ sound a throwback is to not realize the full potential of the second coming of 80s and 90s hardcore and thrash.

Anthems will be released on Strike First Records November 2010.

2) Originally from Milwaukee, they cut Midnight Hour/Hard Hard Year (U.S.A. 866) at Chicago’s U.S.A. Studios in 1967. Almost immediately afterwards they signed to Motown records, becoming the first white group to do so. However, with the U.S.A.

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