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No Way Out

There are multiple bands sharing the name of No Way Out: 1 - A Punk-pop band from Spain.
2 - A Hardcore/Metal outfit from Melbourne, Australia.
3 - A hardcore band from Belgium
4 - A post hardcore band from San Diego, California. Later changed name to My American Heart.
5 - A punk band originating in Woodstock, CT who still gets together every 5 years to record a new demo tape.

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Pam Shaffer

Armed with a delicious blend of delicate piano lines and biting lyrics, Pam Shaffer’s new album “It Is Happening Again” is packed with sweeping emotion and evocative stories. Pam is a singer of lullabies sprung from a sunken pirate ship, a pixie with a haunting voice, nimble fingers, and a killer shoe collection. A rare LA native, she has always had a taste for the eccentricities of life, sporting her great aunt’s costume jewelry to school as a child while delighting in a musical backdrop of Chopin, folk tunes and the requisite pop of the 80’s.

Read more about Pam Shaffer on Last.fm.

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Hel

There are two artists using this name: a Swedish band and a German / band. 1. Hel is a band from Sweden which in the beginning was tied to Ultima Thule's record label, and later they produced their music through their own label, Peanut Music AB. The group, which consists of Malin Pettersson (vocal), Ulrica Pettersson (vocal), Esa Rosenstr

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Sophia

There is more than one artist with this name: 1) Indie band Sophia includes The Flower Shop Recordings mainman and former The God Machine singer/guitarist Robin Proper-Sheppard. After the sudden and tragic death of schoolfriend and God Machine bassist Jimmy Fernandez, Proper-Sheppard began searching for a new musical outlet. Together with friends and fellow musicians from other Flower Shop bands Elevate, Ligament and Oil Seed Rape, Proper-Sheppard began working on the music that would become known as Sophia.

Read more about Sophia on Last.fm.

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Rome

There are multiple artists with this name: 1) ROME is a Luxembourgish dark folk/martial act founded in late 2005 as the main output for the songs of Jerome Reuter and was joined by co-producer Patrick Damiani as official member in early 2008. ROME signed to the Swedish label CMI in 2006 to release an EP entitled "Berlin" (June 2006) and the albums "Nera" (November 2006), "Confessions d'un voleur d'ames" (April 2007), "Masse Mensch Material" (March 2008).

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The Green Man

There are several artists called The Green Man. 1. The Green Man is the name of an Italian Neofolk band signed under the italian division of Albin Julius' Hau Ruck. Combining middle eastern sounds to western esoteric tradition, the band provides a unique blend of folk, neofolk and prog rock sounds, dealing with diverse subjects: From Lovecraftean themes to gnostic tales, to apolayptic visions of the future.

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Hexvessel

Hexvessel is a psychedelic folk-rock band that was founded by Englishman Mat "Kvohst" McNerney, vocalist for blackmetal bands Dødheimsgard and Code. He moved to Finland in 2009 and was joined by a coven of musicians from Tampere that feature members of Galacticka and Dark Buddha Rising. Fusing late 1960s and early 1970s English folk and psychedelia with a love for Finnish nature, pagan mysticism, folklore and the occult, they play a witches brew of acoustic balladry and heavy tripped-out atmospherics. Interior-world-music for secret ceremonies and forest rituals.

Read more about Hexvessel on Last.fm.

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Angel Olsen

Angel Olsen hails from sunny, gorgeous, post-industrial St. Louis, Missouri. Beginning her performing career at age 16 in coffee shops, she now hones her craft in Chicago, Illinois, with recent tours to both seaboards and upcoming collaborations with members of the national indie music scene. Her intimate songwriting is coupled with a strong, ethereal tone and hypnotic rhythm acoustic guitar, borrowing from influences as varied as Skeeter Davis and homespun Americana to Spanish guitar and the French New-Wave chanteuse Francoise Hardy.

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Rose Rovine e Amanti

Rose Rovine e Amanti is a musical project based in Rome lead by Damiano Mercuri aided by Noemi York Christian Valente and Giuseppe Lorenzoni. The sound has changed through the years from a pure neo-folk to a wider range of sounds. The music is a brilliant mixture of acoustic neofolk-rock with some bitter songwirtin’ tunes. To describe their music we could mention artists like: Sol Invictus, And Also The Trees, David Bowie, Lucio Battisti, Leonard Cohen, Death In June & Current 93 and Jacques Brel style, all reinforced by a Mediterranean taste.

Read more about Rose Rovine e Amanti on Last.fm.

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Darkwood

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Darkwood considers itself as a project arisen from the idea to express our love we feel for the homeland we have been born into and we can identify with.
The music is a fusion of traditional themes and experimental soundscapes. Acoustic instruments are used as well as synthetic noises and samples completed by English and German vocals. Several topics Darkwood deals with are to be considered from an analytic historical or psychological point of view. The influence of particular events or extreme situations on the psyche or fate of the individual is being described.

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