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Apoptygma Berzerk

Apoptygma Berzerk is a Norwegian // musical group, formed in 1989. The current lineup includes Stephan Groth (vocals, programming, guitars, samples), Brandon Smith (guitars) and Thomas Jakobsen (drums). The group has achieved moderate commercial success with a unique brand of gloomy, danceable gothic , winning awards and Top-10 spots in Germany and Scandinavia. The band's name is commonly abbreviated to APOP or APB.

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Funker Vogt

When "Funker Vogt" was founded in 1995 by Gerrit Thomas and Jens Kästel, nobody could foresee that, within just one year, it would grow into one of the leading -acts of today. Originally, it had been envisaged as just one more of Gerrit Thomas's many musical projects; however, the project took the world by storm and grew to become his main act. The members consist of Gerrit Thomas, Jens Kästel, Björn Böttcher, Frank Schweigert (who replaced Thomas Kroll in 2004), and Kai Schmidt. They all hail from the town of Hameln, Germany.

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Bloody Mary

There are three bands and DJ called 'Bloody Mary' : 1) a German female DJ aka Marjorie Migliaccio
2) an Italian gothic metal band who were signed to Dave Pybus' (Cradle of Filth) own label SixSixSix Records
3) a Japanese Visual Kei band
4) an American hard rock band from the 70's
5) a French rock band featuring Manu Livertout (Manu Livertout Band, Boy Damon T)
6) a Finnish punk rock band formed in 1976

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In Extremo

In Extremo is one of the most famous bands, originating from Berlin, Germany in 1995. The band's musical style combines heavy metal with medieval traditional songs, blending the sound of the standard metal instruments with traditional instruments such as the bagpipes, harp, hurdy-gurdy and shawm. Versions of well-known traditional/medieval ballads make up the main part of their repertoire, though over the years the band has also begun to write some original material using the German language.

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Plans & Apologies

Plans & Apologies are an indie pop group from derby, england. They released their debut album "Torn Out Pages From the Middle Agez" on artists against success in January 2003. This was followed by "The Tree Dee Pee EP" in April 2005. The band have seven members, resulting in a richly-layered guitar pop sound on many of their songs. The NME has described them as combining 'gorgeous lo-fi pop' and 'mental, near-metal riffage'.

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The Sisters of Mercy

One of England's leading goth bands of the 1980s and originating from Leeds, the Sisters of Mercy play a slow, gloomy, ponderous hybrid of rock and psychedelia, often incorporating dance beats; the one constant in the band's career has been deep-voiced singer Andrew Eldritch. The band is named after the Leonard Cohen song "Sisters of Mercy" according to Eldritch. The band originally formed in 1980 with guitarist Gary Marx and drummer-turned-vocalist Eldritch. Dr. Avalanche, the drum machine, joined them on their second single Alice.

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PUBLICIST

"You may recognize Publicist as Sebastian Thomson from other acts such as Trans Am, Weird War, and Dead Kids. He loves making music with his friends but he also loves to make music on his own. As he once said "I love making music with my friends but I also love making music on my own." Publicist exists somewhere between DC, NYC, and London, after Sebastian decided it's better to spend money on plane tickets than on rent.

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Closterkeller

It was 1988, punk rock and new wave reigned the scene, a group of enthusiastic, talented young people sensitive to beauty decided to try themselves out in writing music. Anja Orthodox - vocal, Przemek Guryn - keyboards, Jacek Skirucha - guitar, Tomek Grochowalski (Wolfgang) - bass and Grzegorz Tomczyk - drums. They were eager and keen, but totally inexperienced. The first period of their career was rehearsals, rehearsals and rehearsals… Their music was raw, but at the same time melancholic and sad.

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