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Not to be confused with the similarly named glammy power pop outfit from Winnipeg, Manitoba, the Harlots are a heavy grindcore act with some progressive post-hardcore and death metal touches, based in Dayton, OH. Formed by guitarist Eric Dunn and drummer Jeff Lohrber (who also play in Kenoma and Today Is the Day, respectively) in December 2002, the Harlots eventually settled into a stable lineup including singer Christian Fillippo and bassist Joshua Dillon. Prior to that, however, the Harlots released their first album, The Woman You Saw Is the Great City That Rules Over the Kings of the Earth, on the Feeling Faint label in 2004, with Dunn playing nearly all the instruments except for Lohrber's drums and both providing lead vocals. Fillippo and Dillon joined in time to tour behind the first album, and the full band made its proper recording debut with This Is the Second Death. Originally intended for release in late 2005, the Harlots' second album was delayed until summer 2006 by a change of labels to Corrosive Recordings. The Harlots released their third album, Betrayer, in summer 2007. ~ Stewart Mason