Good Band Name Ideas: A Band Ain't A Band Unless You Have One

Updated on December 14, 2014

Need Awesome Band Name Ideas?

Welcome to my huge list of band name ideas.

This list was actually started several years ago when four friends and I bought some used musical instruments at a garage sale—we were convinced we were going to be the next Rolling Stones or AC/DC. Even though we sounded terrible, we spent hours trying to come up with a good name for the band and our little notebook became quite full of possibilities.

Certain things happened in our lives that derailed that dream (fate, perhaps), but I kept the notebook as a memory. Years later, I found it while digging through some things, and those memories came pouring back. Now, instead of throwing the band names back into storage, I've decided to share them with the rest of the world. I hope visitors will find this article useful and while you may not find the perfect band name, maybe the least you'll get from the list is some inspiration to come up with a good name. After all, any band knows that a band ain't a band unless it has a good name, right?

Good luck!

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Feel free to add "the" in front of any of the band names below, make them plural, or put numbers in front of or behind them. Experiment.

An Extensive List of Band Name Ideas

Band Names 0-10, A-H
Band Names H-P
Band Names Q-Z
007 Plus One
Heatstroke
Q2
1000 Frames
Hellbound
Qabalah
4 Roses
Hiding In Plain Sight
Quadrant
5 Angry Women
Holy Gamblers
Quake Covered
16 by Nine
Hot Mess
Quarter Life
90 Proof
Human Torso
Quest Forever
Action Slow Down
In Between
Queen Bees
Admin
In Debt
Quicken
Adult Insects
Insane Sardines
Quick Trilogy
After The Apocalypse
Instant Irregularity
Rag Picker
Agnostic
Invisible Lover
Random Dancing
Ahead Full
Iron Lightning
Rated R
A Is For Aftermath
Jackaroo
Reckless X
Albino Love Slaves
Jabberwocky
Re-dress
Algorithm
Jam Blackberry
Rubber Ducks
A Little Disorganized
Jar of Flies
Sandwich Kings / Queens
Area 52
Jelly Smooch
Sanitarium
Bad Dog
Just Beautiful
Santa Clause Is Dead
Bambi's Group
K-9 Cat
Sheep Eaters
Battle Sequence
Killing David
Show Off
Better Than Us
Knight's Darkness
Shutter
Black Light Dreams
Laugh Track
Six Outlaws
Blood Bath
Last Knight
Slap From A Loser
Bloodlust Angels
Lateral Move
Smoking Gun
Blooper
Leader In The Making
Soda Preachers
Blue Fairies
Leech
Soiled Doves
Born Victim
Leftovers
Something Strange
Brick City
Left Turn
Spoon!
Buzzkilled
Leviathan Unlimited
Stormtrooper's Lament
Candy Corn
Little Finger
Strawberry Lumps
Captivated
Machine Gun Villains
Sunset Patrol
Cast Iron Cornbread
Major Kronos
Tabora
Caterpillar
Martyrs Henchmen
Techno Eagle
Celtic Ozone
Mermaid Attraction
Tease
Checkmark
Miami Hitmen
The Third Coming
Citrus Extract
Mirror Racial
Think Tank Threshold
Clean Sweep
Mob Rule
Time Warp
Cold Stare
Molecular Muscle
Triage
Country Witch
Monks On Call
Twice The Action
Crimson Carnation
Mr. T's Mowhawk
Twilight Stuntwork
Crunch Dandies
Mudflap
Two Pair
Crutch Offensive
Naked Daydreams
Uneven Emotion
Daily Nightmare
Narcissus
Uniform
Dark Horse
National Anthem
Union Of Evil
Dead Skin
Nebula
Unisex
Death Trap
Necromancer
United In Cause
Devil In The Hallway
Necronomicon
Unkind Smile
Diarrhea Explosion
Needle Envy
Unprepared
Digital Divide
Negative Whiplash
Unwanted Hair Machine
Dirty Pillows
Neighbors You Know
Upper Management
Disco Confetti
Neptune Nerd
Using Sarah
Doom Lagoon
Never Mind The Damage
Vagabond
Drops Of Water
New Dawn
Vampire Vixens
Earthworm
Nuclear Nation
Vaporized
Editor Of The Game
Number Plug
Variation 5
Ego Multiplied
Object Lesson
Vaseline Fix
Electric Ham
Object Of A Verb
Vegetarian Carnivore
Eight By Eight
Oblivion
Vikings In Training
Equilibrium
Observing Mallory
Walnuts, The
Facade
Occupational Hazard
Watermelon Surprise
Fade To White
Ochre Eights
WD-41
False Alarm
Often Wrong
Wet Paint
Final Event
Old Colony
Wingers' Devils
Flush
Onto Land
X-Ray Undercover
Flying Piranha
Outbreak
Yank The Cover
Forever Clean
Out of Control
Yapper
Four O'Clock Mix
Pacified
Yard Birds
Franchise Alice
Perforated
Yawning Maniacs
Friction
Pink Barbies
Yearning For Perfection
Front Of The Line
Pitchfork
Yellow Jackets
Future Gluttons
Planet In Limbo
Young Decay
Glowing Darkly
Platonic Allegory
Youth Capable
Greek Infection
Playing Mantis
Yuppy Commanders
Groovy
Pluggers
Zealot Zodiac
Gross Anatomy 108
Pluto's Return
Zelda And The Green Hornets
Gung-Ho
Private Property
Zenith
Gypsy School Girls
Prophecy Kings
Zero Effect
Hard Times
Protoplasm
Zesty Zoo
Hazmat
Puppets For Hire
Zombie Killers
Heading For Two
Put Up Wet
 

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      Zombie killers 

      81 minutes ago

      The names wer ensiering

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      Food 

      6 hours ago

      Food

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      freddie mercury 

      15 hours ago

      queen

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      SoMeOnE 

      5 days ago

      OutBreak

      For Sure

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      pierce 

      10 days ago

      awesome aces

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      11 days ago

      Uhhhhh Algorithm Has Been My Music Name Wtf Fuu Take Someone Else’s Name And Erase Mine Gmfu

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      Unheard Original. 

      13 days ago

      Every time I looked up in the name it was either a book poem or a bad meaning or an actual band I would suggest (if I was you) search up the names before you put them up there for people to use

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      Not Yet 

      2 weeks ago

      I think miujik can be a great band name.

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      Tiny piece of cheese 

      2 weeks ago

      I mean I think Leftover waffles would be good rn because I just ate some waffles

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      Pepper 

      2 weeks ago

      I think Unchained would be a good band name because no one can chain me or keep me away from making my own decisions exept for my mom

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      Tony Donovan 

      4 weeks ago

      Check out this Band Name Generator for some ideas :)

      https://generatorfun.com/metal-band-name-generator

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      Scott 

      5 weeks ago

      I always thought IDLE WILD ! good band name !!!

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      Peter 

      6 weeks ago

      I came up with Lethalized and I thought it sounded pretty good

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      Skimp 

      2 months ago

      The leftovers is my bands name

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      ParkerBoiii 

      2 months ago

      I am thinking about Royal or Zoners

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      the phoenix 

      2 months ago

      the phoenix seems like a cool band name (any one feel free to use it for your band me and my band is still trying to figure something out)

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      Brooklyn morten 

      2 months ago

      I was thinking about unstable trio for my group or you can use duo or whatever

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      Marshals 

      2 months ago

      Anyone think this is good

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      annoyed 

      3 months ago

      I need pop, not rock ugh

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      billy edwards 

      3 months ago

      yes!!! Now my band is called The Yub Yubs, thank you, I would never have been able to do this by myself. THANK THANK YOU THANK YOU, I can almost taste the fame

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      4 months ago

      My idea is sneaking quietly

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      No name 

      4 months ago

      I like nuclear nation my mascot is a skull breatheing blue fire and is on fire. So it is sort of nuclear. Has anyone else went to the Chicago misfits reunion concert. It was amazing

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      4 months ago

      Suspicion and waffles

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      4 months ago

      I am not a big fans of any of these names

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      Lyric 

      4 months ago

      I am black so I was thinking blackbirds or something…

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      Jsjnsnsn 

      4 months ago

      Why do people post their band names on here but then say don’t steal them

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      Jay 

      5 months ago

      I was thinking On the River Styx but idk

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      Darya 

      5 months ago

      Awesome did you come up with all of them

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      Josh Demasi 

      5 months ago

      Don't steal these please:

      1.My shouty Romance

      2.Less Smiles

      3.Heart Failure

      4Odd ones

      5.Pool of blood red hearts

      6.Deep Abyss

      7.Today Kid

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      Chris Vanheusen 

      5 months ago

      What about the name...Mistreater?

      I think that would be a pretty cool name for a band, idk

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      Kenster500 

      5 months ago

      THE UNDERTAKERS " We'll keep an eye on your dead ones! Hahaha..."

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      Nicø Tyler 

      5 months ago

      Gabi Cake, maybe Show Offs in Yellow?

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      Gabi Cake 

      5 months ago

      I was think show off or yellow jackets which one????

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      mettle detector 

      5 months ago

      iron lightning

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      Nard doug 

      6 months ago

      Ur a crate

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      Robert Willoughby 

      6 months ago

      Albion Lowlander. The name of a bus that was sold in Britain during the 60s. Not very successful, but the first bus I remembered as a child. Feel free to pinch - it's not as though I'll be using it!

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      Sam 

      6 months ago

      I got wet paint don’t steal it

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      Rhianna 

      6 months ago

      The Crazy heros of mars. Please dont steal my name

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      None 

      6 months ago

      The Future girls don't take my band name

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      Someone 

      6 months ago

      I’m just doing this for fun

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      Amber 

      6 months ago

      I have to do a band project thing for school i was going to make it "Why Don't we" but thats OG

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      Kole 

      6 months ago

      i was thinking Stamina For Free ? i don't know if it sounds good or not

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      Hey 

      6 months ago

      Maybe a band name like girls go fire or the rock group or fire

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      Steven 

      6 months ago

      Tramatized mule. Spinup the dead

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      Steven 

      6 months ago

      Traumatized mule ,. Or , spinup the dead

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      addison 

      7 months ago

      i'm starting a band with four girls and don't know if we should use the name

      Heatstroke

      or

      Hot Mess

      pls tell me which is better

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      splat face 

      7 months ago

      i think its a good name idk tho

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      Hahaha 

      7 months ago

      What about Robolands

      Or

      The Wonderlands

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      luke 

      7 months ago

      im starting a band with my friends were called The Lost Jems or TLJ for short

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      Trident Tamang 

      7 months ago

      Evil ox spit

      Stoned deaf

      Smoking cigarette

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      8 months ago

      Tarantula Meat sounds like a good band name for maybe an indie rock/alt/punk band thingy.

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      Abud 

      8 months ago

      Hi my name is Abud and I’m just starting a band and if anyone who is new I’m always available to put more people in my band

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      jef 

      8 months ago

      could I have outbreak

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      mk 

      8 months ago

      my band name is called triad cos theres hree of us

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      Kenneadie 

      8 months ago

      Hi my band name is called HellGirls

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      Weasel 

      8 months ago

      The Lost legends or The Legends

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      Liam 

      8 months ago

      All of these names are just random words that make me sad for the person that made them.

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      brian 

      8 months ago

      heart and soul

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      brian 

      8 months ago

      nevermore

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      brian 

      8 months ago

      mental medication

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      aravinda 

      8 months ago

      i want good name for band

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      Lazz 

      8 months ago

      Gsus (said like Jesus.)

      Cold Cabbage

      Electro Eel

      Flying Turtle

      Drowned Squid

      Goldfed

      Powerhungry

      Burning Clover

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      Haylie Hernandez 

      9 months ago

      Im starting a heavy metal / emo punk band and i'm going to call it 'Fake Your Death' but i didn't see it on here so that's good news that nobody has taken it yet:D

      Thx- Fake your death

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      micah mainard 

      9 months ago

      i have these words that i want to use in our name, just dont know how to use them

      bass

      bee's

      rumble

      thumble

      purple

      angry

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      Sophia Serrano 

      9 months ago

      i still don't know

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      Jacob 

      9 months ago

      I just found out my new band name! Its Reckless X. we started our band a while ago without a name, we have a couple songs, but we dont have the band publicized

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      Emma Howard 

      9 months ago

      What about The Wise? is it ok?

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      The Blood reapers 

      9 months ago

      The Blood reapers? Idk but I'm starting a band soon

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      black notes 

      9 months ago

      starting a band soon

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      Mel 

      9 months ago

      Cats on the Roids

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      directionerlove 

      9 months ago

      the renegades

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      jdfind 

      9 months ago

      how about rabid lice as a punk band name?

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      Captain Amauraca 

      9 months ago

      So first my band was 'The Name We Wanted Was Taken' lol because it was, as ‘The Others’ is an English band, and right now I’m pushing for ‘The Cringe Factor’, or ‘Death In A Basket’, however I really like the suggestion of ‘Unisex'

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      My dick fell off 

      9 months ago

      Perfect name

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      007 plus one 

      10 months ago

      we godi

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      Street Roamers 

      10 months ago

      Find music while roaming

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      Nothing 

      10 months ago

      I think these are the worst band names ever

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      Dan J Bates 

      10 months ago

      I would like to be a Professional Musical Dance Variety Producer

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      Cristian Greene 

      10 months ago

      I didn't get one from the list, but I've been thinking of two Band Names of my own. "Smoothed Out Murders", and "Minor Murderers". What do you think about it?

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      More Names for You 

      11 months ago

      Hey, if you take any of these names suggested herein and a guy comes up to you and says, "Hey I'm the guy who suggested it to you"It's me and you owe me free tickets to your gig. Also, if someone else's name first...Oops, Sorry. In fact, that's the first one:

      Oops Sorry, I'm the Guy, Selective Ambition, The Way Cools, The 6:00 AMs, Coffee Clutch, The Clatter, Stalwart Bulkwarts, The Spiggots, The Mist Cookies, Trick Ponies, Devil's IV, The Hopeless or The Hapless, Gunk, Shibboleth, Scared Something, Work Stop Order, Fer Real

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      Kady thomas 

      11 months ago

      We took glowing darkly

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      jordi 

      12 months ago

      my band took eight by eight

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      max 

      12 months ago

      The Magic Koualas

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      william 

      12 months ago

      nice

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      Maxwell 

      13 months ago

      If your band is from Sydney, you can name it Sydney Revival. If the lead singer's name is Maxwell, you can name it Maxwell Wonder. The one like the most that I made is called School of the 20 Lizards.

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      Scratch 

      13 months ago

      enjoying the moment

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      Outbreak 

      13 months ago

      That name sounds really great to have for my rap band.

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      lachlan 

      13 months ago

      i really liked santa claus is dead :)

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      B-15 

      13 months ago

      I really liked the names, they were fun and creative. My band picked a fun name even though it wasn’t from here :)!!

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      Oblivion 

      13 months ago

      Perfect for a punk band.

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      Queen 

      13 months ago

      bohemian rhapsody lol

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      reckless x 

      13 months ago

      me and my band really like this name it was perfect for us especially since the choice of music we play

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      KIMTAE 

      13 months ago

      My group name is cslled 2DN

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      No 

      13 months ago

      Unlikely valentine is cool

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      amelia 

      13 months ago

      death trap is mine

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      punk rockers unite 

      14 months ago

      our band is called hyperlocked

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      The queen 

      14 months ago

      Queen bees

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      Band Lead Vocalist 

      14 months ago

      3 Answers and They're All Wrong

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      Luke 

      14 months ago

      Your Mother of Doom

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      Luke 

      14 months ago

      After the Apocalypse is totally mine

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