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Svartsot

Since 2005, SVARTSOT has conveyed their distinctive blend of metal and folk music with a hint of the medieval age. Besides crushing guitars, bass and drums, the music is flavoured with the tones of authentic folk instruments such as whistles, mandolins and bagpipes adding the ruthless medieval feel, and melodies that only a lobotomy can remove from the head. Inspiration for SVARTSOT’s lyrics is found in the wealth of Danish folklore and history, and the merciless growled vocals of Thor (yes that is his real name!) are therefore entirely delivered in Danish.

Read more about Svartsot on Last.fm.

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Gypsy

There are at least 8 artists/projects who have used this name for tracks and scores: 1) Gypsy, an American progressive rock band from Minnesota, formed as The Underbeats (1962-1968). Gypsy was house band at the Whisky a Go Go, West Hollywood, California for about eight months from September 1969 to 1970 and were known in 1970 for their US Billboard Chart Single "Gypsy Queen Part 1 and 2", as most of Gypsy's music composed and written by guitarist and singer Enrico Rosenbaum. Their 5 album releases are:

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Jordi Savall

Jordi Savall i Bernadet (born 1941, in Igualada, Catalonia, Spain) is a Spanish-Catalan viol player and composer. He is one of the major figures in the field of early music since the 1970s, largely responsible for bringing the viol (viola da gamba) back to life on the stage. His repertory ranges from to and music. Savall's musical training started in the school choir of his native town (1947-55).

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Freya Aswynn

Freya Aswynn the pen name of Elizabeth Hooijschuur (born in November 1949, Zaandam) is a Dutch musician, painter, astrologist and author for Llewellyn Worldwide. A self-proclaimed "Norse Occultist", Aswynn has written books focusing on aspects of Norse paganism combined with historically unrelated subjects such as Kabbalah and Thelema.
Aswynn has worked on several musical projects over the years, most notably the vocals for Current 93. She has appeared on the albums Swastikas for Noddy, Crooked Crosses for the Nodding God, Looney Runes, Sixsixsix Sicksicksick and several others.

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Blackmore's Night

Blackmore's Night is an English Renaissance-inspired medieval folk rock band led by UK guitarist Ritchie Blackmore (electric and acoustic guitars) and Candice Night (lyricist and lead vocals). The origins of the band lie in 1990 when Candice was working at a local New York rock music radio station, and as part of her work first encountered Ritchie (now ex-Deep Purple/Rainbow guitarist), then with Deep Purple, at a soccer game he was playing in. The two became romantically entwined and discovered that they shared a passionate interest in the Renaissance.

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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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The Lash

The Lash from Lansing, Michigan combines folk instruments like fiddle, mandolin, banjo, and even pedal steel guitar, with bass and drums, and the result is like little else found on the music scene. Although their sound is still rooted in Celtic music, they're never afraid to head into new territory. Recent recordings have been described as Americana or Alt-Country, and some of the newest songs by The Lash could be called World Beat.

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Moonsorrow

Moonsorrow is a band formed in Helsinki, Finland, in 1995. Musically, the band incorporates elements of and in their sound. The band call their sound "" and try to distance themselves from the term "". The group's earliest formation consisted of cousins Ville Sorvali (vocals and bass) and Henri Sorvali (guitar and keyboards; also keyboards for Finntroll, Barathrum, and session member of Ensiferum) who released various demos that were much more characteristic of than future releases.

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