List of Viking metal bands

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This page includes a list of Viking Metal bands used in some examples during lecture.

Source of data

The data below was scraped off of the List of Viking metal bands page on Wikipedia.

Data munging

  1. Retrieval of the contents of the Wikipedia page was done using a Python script that leveraged Python's standard urllib.request module to fetch the HTML code for this page from Wikipedia.
  2. Our Python script then parsed that data using the BeautifulSoup module.
  3. The data was then written to a comma-separated values text (CSV) file and a JSON format file.

Comma-separated values (CSV) format

To use this data as a comma-separated list of values (i.e. a CSV file), copy, paste, and save the text below into a file named viking_metal_bands.csv. CSV files are useful for importing into software applications such as Microsoft Excel, or importing into relational databases, such as MySQL.

Band,Formed,Origin
Amon Amarth,1992,Sweden
Ancient Rites,1988,Belgium
Ásmegin,1998,Norway
Bathory,1983,Sweden
Borknagar,1995,Norway
Burzum,1988,Norway
Darkwoods My Betrothed,1992,Finland
Destroy Destroy Destroy,2003,United States
Drottnar,1996,Norway
Einherjer,1993,Norway
Elexorien,2004,Netherlands
Emperor,1991,Norway
Ensiferum,1995,Finland
Enslaved,1991,Norway
Equilibrium,2001,Germany
Falkenbach,1989,Germany
Folkearth,2003,International
Forefather,1997,England
Glittertind,2001,Norway
Grand Magus,1996,Sweden
Hel,1999,Sweden
Heidevolk,2002,Netherlands
Helheim,1992,Norway
Helrunar,2001,Germany
Holy Blood,1999,Ukraine
Kampfar,1994,Norway
Leaves' Eyes,2003,Germany/Norway
Lumsk,1999,Norway
Månegarm,1995,Sweden
Mithotyn,1993,Sweden
Moonsorrow,1995,Finland
Obscurity,1997,Germany
Skálmöld,2009,Iceland
Skeletonwitch,2003,United States
Storm,1994,Norway
Slechtvalk,1999,Netherlands
Svartsot,2005,Denmark
The Sword,2003,United States
Thyrfing,1995,Sweden
Trollech,1999,Czech Republic
Turisas,1997,Finland
Týr,1998,Faroe Islands
Unleashed,1989,Sweden
Windir,1994,Norway
Wolfchant,2003,Germany


Javascript Object Notation (JSON) format

The following is the same data represented in JSON format. This text format can be useful for representing data in web applications and within NoSQL document databases, such as MongoDB.

To use this version of the data, copy, paste, and save the text below into a file named viking_metal_bands.json.

{"band"="Amon Amarth", "formed"=1992, "origin"="Sweden"}
{"band"="Ancient Rites", "formed"=1988, "origin"="Belgium"}
{"band"="Ásmegin", "formed"=1998, "origin"="Norway"}
{"band"="Bathory", "formed"=1983, "origin"="Sweden"}
{"band"="Borknagar", "formed"=1995, "origin"="Norway"}
{"band"="Burzum", "formed"=1988, "origin"="Norway"}
{"band"="Darkwoods My Betrothed", "formed"=1992, "origin"="Finland"}
{"band"="Destroy Destroy Destroy", "formed"=2003, "origin"="United States"}
{"band"="Drottnar", "formed"=1996, "origin"="Norway"}
{"band"="Einherjer", "formed"=1993, "origin"="Norway"}
{"band"="Elexorien", "formed"=2004, "origin"="Netherlands"}
{"band"="Emperor", "formed"=1991, "origin"="Norway"}
{"band"="Ensiferum", "formed"=1995, "origin"="Finland"}
{"band"="Enslaved", "formed"=1991, "origin"="Norway"}
{"band"="Equilibrium", "formed"=2001, "origin"="Germany"}
{"band"="Falkenbach", "formed"=1989, "origin"="Germany"}
{"band"="Folkearth", "formed"=2003, "origin"="International"}
{"band"="Forefather", "formed"=1997, "origin"="England"}
{"band"="Glittertind", "formed"=2001, "origin"="Norway"}
{"band"="Grand Magus", "formed"=1996, "origin"="Sweden"}
{"band"="Hel", "formed"=1999, "origin"="Sweden"}
{"band"="Heidevolk", "formed"=2002, "origin"="Netherlands"}
{"band"="Helheim", "formed"=1992, "origin"="Norway"}
{"band"="Helrunar", "formed"=2001, "origin"="Germany"}
{"band"="Holy Blood", "formed"=1999, "origin"="Ukraine"}
{"band"="Kampfar", "formed"=1994, "origin"="Norway"}
{"band"="Leaves' Eyes", "formed"=2003, "origin"="Germany/Norway"}
{"band"="Lumsk", "formed"=1999, "origin"="Norway"}
{"band"="Månegarm", "formed"=1995, "origin"="Sweden"}
{"band"="Mithotyn", "formed"=1993, "origin"="Sweden"}
{"band"="Moonsorrow", "formed"=1995, "origin"="Finland"}
{"band"="Obscurity", "formed"=1997, "origin"="Germany"}
{"band"="Skálmöld", "formed"=2009, "origin"="Iceland"}
{"band"="Skeletonwitch", "formed"=2003, "origin"="United States"}
{"band"="Storm", "formed"=1994, "origin"="Norway"}
{"band"="Slechtvalk", "formed"=1999, "origin"="Netherlands"}
{"band"="Svartsot", "formed"=2005, "origin"="Denmark"}
{"band"="The Sword", "formed"=2003, "origin"="United States"}
{"band"="Thyrfing", "formed"=1995, "origin"="Sweden"}
{"band"="Trollech", "formed"=1999, "origin"="Czech Republic"}
{"band"="Turisas", "formed"=1997, "origin"="Finland"}
{"band"="Týr", "formed"=1998, "origin"="Faroe Islands"}
{"band"="Unleashed", "formed"=1989, "origin"="Sweden"}
{"band"="Windir", "formed"=1994, "origin"="Norway"}
{"band"="Wolfchant", "formed"=2003, "origin"="Germany"}