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Tomo

1) TOMO (Transcendental Organic Magical Objective) is the hurdy-gurdy player and saxophonist in Japanese drone/psych unit Tetragrammaton. He has released several albums of minimalist folk. 2) Tomo is lead singer and guitar player of croatian ethno doom band S.O.M. 3)Tomo (Tomoyuki Ogata) Was one of the first guitarists in the japanese rock band X-Japan. Played in X during 1984-1985 and was in the band when X-Japan released their first single, "I'll kill you", in 1985.

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Daemonia Nymphe

Daemonia Nymphe (Δαιμόνια Νύμφη) is a band established in Athens in 1994 by Spyros Giasafaki and Evi Stergiou. The band's music is modeled after and is often categorized as ethereal, neoclassical, neofolk or gothic.
Daemonia Nymphe uses authentic instruments, including lyra, varvitos, krotala, pandoura and double flute, which are made by the Greek master Nicholas Brass. Their shows are very theatrical, with members wearing masks and ancient dress. Their lyrics are drawn from Orphic and Omeric hymns and Sappho's poems for Zeus and Hekate.

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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.

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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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Spectre

There are many artists called Spectre. Discogs.com lists at least 10 different acts with releases under this name. 1. The Baltimore-based Spectre is Skiz Fernando Jr. He makes illbient records under many names, including Spectre, The I and The Eye and founded the Wordsound label. He has released 7 albums as Spectre: The Illness, The Second Coming, The End, Parts unknown, Psychic Wars, Transcendent, Retrospectre, and Internal Dynasty.

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Oberon

There is more than one artist with this name: 1) Oberon is a power/thrash/traditional metal band from St. John's, NL, Canada. They first formed in 1996 and have released a number of demos and EP's. Their music can be heard on their MySpace page at http://www.myspace.com/oberonnl 2) Oberon is an Oxfordshire early 70s folk band. They played a mega-rare privately pressed album named "a midsummer night's dream" in 1971. Only 150 copies were pressed making it one of the most obscure folk albums of the era. Acorn was a very small local label who also issued the first album by The Yetties.

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Tower City

It's a post NEW MONEKEES melodic rock band.
A trio from Cleveland was the secret among all A&R managers of the US major labels - both MCA and Atlantic agreed to release this album, until grunge upset the market. This album combines the best aspects of Bon Jovi, Def Leppard and Giant into a sound all their own. Listening to "A Little Bit of Fire" will remind you that there was life before grunge... (Neh Records comment)

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Allerseelen

Allerseelen is a Experimental, Post-Industrial, Industrial folklore, Apocalyptic / Military pop band from Hallstatt, Austria lead by Gerhard Hallstatt who has been active and innovative in the industrial and apocalyptic folk genre for many years. The first releases were on cassette in 1987. Their CDs and 7" editions have been issued on Aorta and their double-LP editions on Ahnstern. The most recent releases of Allerseelen were the CD Hallstatt...

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The Owl Service

Formed June 2006 in Leigh-on-sea. Core members; Steven Collins and Jo Lepine, augmented by Nancy Wallace (of The Memory Band), Dom Cooper and Diana Collier. Single biggest influence; Paul Giovanni - an outsider who sensed what was at the heart of traditional British music, grasped it and created a sonic masterpiece combining traditional elements with his own trad-inspired original material. The Owl Service wouldn't exsist without him.

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Ellen Mary McGee

"Ellen Mary McGee has taken a turn for the macabre with her solo debut, a mixture of traditional ballads and self-penned material. Sparsely accompanied by acoustic guitar and banjo, she sings of the disappearance of 19th century Arctic explorer Sir John Franklin (Lord Franklin), child murdering gypsies (the fatal flower garden) and a lonely suicide (The Wintering). The body count is worthy of a Scwarzenegger film, but it’s compellingly executed, and makes a suitably dark companion piece to Nick Cave’s Murder Ballads." 4 Stars, Phil Mongredien, Q Magazine

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