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Pagan Artists
« on: April 01, 2010, 06:47:21 pm »
I am always looking for new pagan music and thought since Krustallos got this board started, we could have a thread just for names of pagan bands/singers.
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Re: Pagan Artists
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2010, 06:56:32 pm »
A few I listen to are:
Daughters of Gaia
Omnia
Inkubus Sukkubus
Dead Can Dance
Medieval Babes
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Re: Pagan Artists
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2010, 07:44:42 pm »
Anyone remember the song "The Whole of the Moon' by The Waterboys?

They were pagan
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Re: Pagan Artists
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2010, 08:01:58 pm »
Ooh yes. I loved that song. But I never realised they were pagan.
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Re: Pagan Artists
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2010, 08:13:52 pm »
I think I read it on Wikipedia
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Re: Pagan Artists
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2010, 11:48:31 am »
Oh Silvr, go check this band out: They're Pagan and AWESOME!!!

www.faune.de -> Go to the Downloads section, there's 6 free mp3's there. Also, whatever you do, make sure you download the Iyansa Mp3 on the site - truly amazing :D

They're a German pagan folk/medieval folk band.

Here's some other samples:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mty9TEmdfc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYBZr0EHfWE

Enjoy ;)
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Re: Pagan Artists
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2010, 12:20:25 pm »
Makes sense that he Waterboys are Pagan.... They have another song where the lyrics go: a Church not built by hands, a Church not built by Man... I assume they are talking about mother earth... Nature..

anyhoo, heres what I could find... ;)

While there is a large amount of Folk and New Age music that often fits a Pagan world view, this list is limited to those musicians and groups who perform clearly Pagan music or who are themselves known to be Pagan.

B. Willie Dryden
'"Blessed Be," which B. Willie first released in 1998, chronicles this spiritual journey in his distinctive style. He embraces the ideas of love, deity, honor, and the craft musically and enhances the tone and flavor of the project through the poetry of local Nashville bard, Brian Jester. Brian's verse and voice combine to create an ambiance that at the same time are both powerful and tortured.' -- from the B. Willie Dryden web site.


Chalice & Blade
Chalice & Blade is a pagan vocal group from Vancouver, Canada. We perform traditional Craft songs and original pieces based on the beliefs of Wicca and Paganism. Our music reflects our spiritual tradition - we sing songs which show our reverence for the earth and the balance of the God and Goddess. We also draw on themes such as: the wheel of the year, chants that invoke the elements, ballads inspired by our delight in life, magick and the playfulness of imagination. -- from the Chalice & Blade web site.


Direwolf
Have no info on them..

Gaia Consort
'Visionary music for the Freethinking Mystic in all of us. Gaia Consort celebrates the dream of the earth in sustainable culture.' -- from the Gaia Consort web site.

Loke E. Coyote
'Loke E. Coyote is the Goddessfathers of Wiccabilly, the Masters of Magickal Musical Mischievous Mayhem and the First and Farmost Pagan Boogie Band in the World. We answer the question: "What if Weird Al Yankovic had been a bunch of Pagan musicians who actually knew how to play instruments and had their own songs?" The band plays wiccabilly and a variety of other musical styles like rap, blues, rock, cowboy hip-hop, goth and metal, all with a sense of humor. The lyrics examine and poke fun at complex issues such as religious tolerence, gay/lesbian rights, politics and interpersonal relationships. Plus it's got a great smoking groove and an awesome beat for dancing to!' -- from the Loke E. Coyote web site.

Michelle Mays
'Michelle's music has a distinct style that is all her own. Take a Jazzy Blues singer, a smidgen of folk music, throw in an anthropologist, add a bit of an Earth Mother, and refine it with a strong sense of the spiritual and you then have a good base to describe her music' -- from the Michelle Mays web site. You can also hear her music at Mixposure or at Soundclick.

Moonstruck
'Long before the movie "Moonstruck" starring Cher appeared in theaters, a band called Moonstruck was born. Our songs speak of the mysteries of the Old Religion that were taught to us in times past and are now retold in song. We call them tunes of magical folklore.' -- from the Moonstruck web site.

Music for the Goddess
'Music for the Goddess has been rocking the Pagan community since its formation on Mabon (the fall equinox) 1998 with an eclectic mix of music, musicians and instrumentation. Their songs range from Celtic-influenced folk to hard rock and everything in-between.' -- from the Music for the Goddess web site.

Spiral Dance
'Spiral Dance is an Adelaide based band focusing on the concepts of magic, myth and legend. Formed in 1992, Spiral Dance draws its musical centre from the core of vocalist Adrienne Piggott and flute player Kerryn Schofield. They appeared together and independently in various local and interstate line-ups and decided to created a project based on their shared beliefs, interests and love of the mystical elements in life.' -- from the Spiral Dance web site.

T. Thorn Coyle
The author of Evolutionary Witchcraft is also a musician with two CDs available.

Zorah Staar
'Zorah Staar is a songwriter, singer and musician who makes "pagan pop" or "radically uplifting pagan music that rocks, bops and boogies you across the dance floor, along with some powerfully loving ballads to catch your breath." Zorah's songs blend lyrics about love, the earth, Goddess, God, and other age-old pagan themes with wild new pop, disco and Celtic rock sounds.'
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Re: Pagan Artists
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2010, 12:30:05 pm »
But wait theres more :lol: Some of the links may be broken though, its a very old document.... ;)

Alchemy VII (= Gina's Alchemy) : one of the only progressive Pagan Bands. In one song the voice of the singer is in between Surkind (Pavlov's Dog) and Heart. Web-site : http://www.pressenter.com/~alchemy/ and http://artists.mp3s.com/artists/114/alchemy_vii.html?lang=eng

Anitas Livs : a full female percussion (with singing added) group. Lots of ethnical sources they use. From Sweden : Slask Records.

Belladonna Bouquet : nice duo female band, partly (pagan-related) acid folk, partly keyboard songs. Sarada also participates with Stone Breath. Info : http://artists.iuma.com/IUMA/Bands/Belladonna_Bouquet/ and http://www.orangeentropy.com/Belladonna/ Review at next page.

Blacklight Braille : dark side of the moon Pagan astral visions put into music. Their web page you can find at : http://www.iac.net/~moonweb/Artists/BLB/BLBArticle.html And their MP3 site at : http://artists.mp3s.com/artists/94/blacklight_braille.html Another music fragment you can find at : http://www.greendragon.demon.co.uk/me98/me98-page2.html About the cast : http://www.iac.net/~moonweb/Artists/BLB/TheCast.html CD's from Blacklight Braill and Owen Night : http://www.iac.net/~moonweb/Products/CDs.html

All from the following (a bit more dark) occult label http://www.iac.net/~moonweb/

A review from "Car Ochren": http://www.gajoob.com/reviews/b/2555.html

A site from one of the members, Emil Baehr: http://www.geocities.com/wickedwitch45232/bio.html

Darragh Nagle : composer and bard of emotional moving songs. Recommended. See my pages about him.

Elvendrums : a band of very pleasant tribal rhythm based acid folk you can find at : http://hometown.aol.com/elvendrums/index.html or www.elvendrums.com 

Elevenland : progressive fantasy folk. I don't know how much they are connected with Wicca, but symbolism is there : www.elevenland.com

Dandelion Wine are an alt.pop / neo folk duo with Pagan associations. Accoustic (guitar) influences and dreamy female voices. http://artists.mp3s.com/artists/199/gregory_lygon.html : for the sounds of the guitarist, the male part, http://artists.mp3s.com/artists/200/dandelion_wine.html : sounds of the duo, http://dandelionwine.homepage.com/ used to be the official homepage. 2 articles from Witchvox : 1, 2. Contact : dandelion_wine_music@hotmail.com

Emerald Rose : A Celtic Folk group : http://www.emeraldrose.com/ official home page and http://artists.mp3s.com/artists/64/emerald_rose.html for the soundclips

Elaine Silver : a female Wicca singer songwriter with very etherical voice and light atmosphere, a bit with her feet mary in the air like a faery. Web site : http://www.elainesilver.com/ E-mail : elaine@elainesilver.com

Green Crown : my all times favorite Neo Pagan related group ; psychedelic acid folk :  Witchvox description http://www.greencrown.com and http://www.mp3.com/greencrown

Gwydion Pendderwen : see my pages from this Faery folk bard. His first record was magic, a true gem for the Wicca movement ; his second was a bit more traditional and basic in style, with cooperation from Shela Na Gig.

Kaleah : Etheric sounds with female vocals. For lovers of Enya and such associations, but without synths. Influenced by some idealistic positivist spiritual ideas. Web-site : www.kaleah.com

Kari Tauring : female Wiccan singersongwriter : Witchvox-description and http://www.karitauring.com/ and http://www.karitauring.com/index2.htmlhome for the homepages. Sound clips at : http://artists.mp3s.com/artists/40/kari_tauring.html and http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/kari. Her Yulitide Celebration is recommended ***

Kiva Music : very female folkrock with tribal rythms and resources. "Alchemy" is the most progressive one. The other cd's might be more celtic folk and ethnic folk inspired. Witchvox-description Home-page : http://www.kivasong.com/ 

Kwannon psychfolk with ritual rhythms. Homepage : http://www.geocities.com/royvis.geo/kwannon.html

Lady Isadora : I never heared her, but she made me too curious, so I ordered herwith my sparse money. I liked the pictures too I see everywhere. She might be very much worth making web pages for -that's what my curiousity and intuition says- so you can expect a bit more in near future.

Kathy Larsdattar : made as a singer sonwriter a fine private Wicca inspired album Web site : www.bima.com/kathy and http://artists.mp3s.com/artist_song/536/536666.html

Legend : symphonic hard prog folk with cynth rhythms you can find at Pagan Media.

Owen Knight : folk songs of the dark side, this old bard is theathrical magic. His web-site : http://www.iac.net/~moonweb/Artists/OwenKnight/index.html His CD : http://www.iac.net/~moonweb/Products/BLB/SongsFrom.html

Pandemonaeon : progressive music. http://www.pandemonaeon.com/pandemonaeon.html

Point of Ares is one of the only psychedelic Pagan bands, worth checking out : http://www.arularecords.com/pointofares/ and at http://www.arularecords.com

Prydwyn : a harp and flute,..player true bard, with unique voice. Very recommended.

Savendoeah : folk with slight psychedelic touch is what I hear at http://artists.mp3s.com/artists/54/ostara.htm

Sharon Knight : now being part of another group (I forgot its name) she made progressive folk. Info : http://www.pandemonaeon.com/ and http://artists.mp3s.com/artists/204/sharon_knight.html

Spacefairy : another group which might not be a Wicca or Pagan, but with a similar fantasy symbolism. Style : in between a more etherical early Cocteau Twins with prog and folk influences. http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/spacefairy and http://artists.mp3s.com/artists/147/spacefairy.html

Stonebreath / Mourning Cloak /Timothy Renner : psychedelic Folk, so much of my interest. In the beginning they were more Gothic Folk, but since ofter use of the banjo and cooperation with Prydwyn they became one of the most productive and inspired bands. Web site www.somedarkholler.com

The Spectral Light and Moonshine Firefly Snakeoil Jamboree : psychedelic folk and another offroot from Timothy Renner. Lots of Halloween-day inspired banjo songs from a mystic beauty. The most warm moments from Derrol Adams combined with psychedlic touches. Very recommended. Latest release reviewed here.

Soul Salad : released one private album distributed by BIMA. It's progressive music with flute with some funky and soul influences in rhythm. All female group. Singing of the woman is however sometimes almost female gospel. Strange combination. Fits into Wiccan ideas. Web-site : http://artists.mp3s.com/artists/126/soul_salad.html
"Soul Salad is no more.  We've gone by the name Your Highness for a little more than a year now.  Same core members, with the exception of one.  A falling out with the flute player sent her packing.  There are some Soul Salad songs ( done Your Highness style ) that continue to be played at live shows.  As well as, lot's of new material." New Webpage : www.yourhighnessrocks.com

Sylvia Brallier : World DCD voice fusion at http://www.triplemuse.com/

Velvet Hammer : no info

Whitehorse : folk with 80's and DCD electronica http://www.angelfire.com/space/beyondtheveil

The Witches :  I have not much information about this duo who were two woman, one from Poland, one from UK (Aleksandra Templar and Izabella Bellatrix). Unfortunately they are no longer together as Alex tragically died about 4 years ago. They sounded a bit in between early Heart but more rock orientated. Their tape "Welcome all" is recommended. I bought the tape some years ago at Music and Elsewhere. May be they still know more : http://www.greendragon.demon.co.uk/

Wyld Olde Souls : folk with psychedelic touches. They covered beautifully the Gwydion Song "The Sun God" Home Page : www.wyldoldesouls.com.
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Re: Pagan Artists
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2010, 12:33:14 pm »
Pagan rock acts
 
Abney Park
Aesma Daeva
Arcana
Ataraxia
Coil
Corvus Corax
T. Thorn Coyle
Dead Can Dance
The Dreamside
Faith and the Muse
Faun
Inkubus Sukkubus
In Extremo
Jarboe
Louisa John-Krol
Kenny Klein
Sharon Knight
Mediaeval Baebes
Joanna Newsom
Paul Giovanni & Magnet
Omnia
Pandemonaeon
Gwydion Pendderwen
Qntal
Rhea's Obsession
Monica Richards
The Shroud
Soulgrind
Spellsinger
Unto Ashes
Waterboys (told ya ;) )
Tricky Pixie A.K.A.-S.J. Tucker A.K.A. Skinny White Chick
The Dolmen
Witch's Mark[7]
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Re: Pagan Artists
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2010, 12:35:51 pm »
Pagan Metal Acts:

Amorphis
Arkona
Bathory
Eluveitie
Ensiferum
Forefather
Finntroll
In the Woods... 
Kampfar
Korpiklaani
Moonsorrow
Primordial
Suidakra
Skyclad
Turisas
Týr
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« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2010, 01:01:45 pm »
wow - quite a long list there.
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« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2010, 01:27:40 pm »
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« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2012, 07:51:23 am »
Don't forget lamb of god, not sure if the whole band is but the lead singer is
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« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2012, 07:58:21 am »
Wow, I wouldn't have guessed that one (Moody Blues that is).


And Godsmack's singer, Erna Sully, is also pagan.
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« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2012, 07:45:36 am »
Soulfly is a Christian band
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