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Local 'Folk Metal' Shredders, Valensorow, Play
O'Malley's Sports Pub In Mountain View

Pairing accordion, flute and mandolin with brutal shredding and double bass, Valensorow’s 'folk metal' songs sound like an invading viking army. Read More

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