Godspeed (band)

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Origin United States
Genres Hard rock, stoner rock, groove metal
Years active 1994–1996, 2012–present
Associated acts The Atomic Bitchwax, Solace
Past members David Blanche
Tommy Southard
Chris Kosnik
Rob Hultz
Tim Schoenleber

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Godspeed's original line-up reunited in 2012 to record new material and a tour in mid-2013.

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