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14 Google Products That Are Also Metal Bands

Strangely, "Crisis Response" is not one of them.

Posted on June 1, 2012, at 11:47 a.m. ET

1. Chrome

As a bonus, their greatest hits album is titled Chrome Box.

As a bonus, their greatest hits album is titled Chrome Box.

2. Earth

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Pioneers of both drone-doom and geospatial topography.

3. Droid

Technically it's Motorola, but close enough.

4. Zeitgeist

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Google's annual trend report has inspired at least four metal bands, including this one from Austria.

5. Nexus

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One of Google's least successful products is also one of its least satisfying metal bands.

6. Latitude

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A Foursquare-style mobile app and the sludge metal quintet behind 2009's Agonist.

7. Drive

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An early-90s hair metal band, of course.

8. Io

Currently active in Belgium, and completely unaffiliated with Google I/O.

Currently active in Belgium, and completely unaffiliated with Google I/O.

9. Aardvark

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Google's defunct social search platform lives on in this German thrash metal outfit. Lyrical themes are listed as "personal" and "hate."

10. Moon

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Both the band and the application map the surface of the moon, but in very different ways.

11. Alert

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A straight-edge Belorussian band signed to the Extreme Brutal Sound label.

12. Scholar

Both an academic database and the band behind such hits as "Would You Like Lies With That?" and "Zombies At My Manhood."

Both an academic database and the band behind such hits as "Would You Like Lies With That?" and "Zombies At My Manhood."

13. X

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Technically more punk than metal, but Google X was more of a labs project, so it evens out.

14. Glass

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We can only hope Project Glass turns out better than this.

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