Tracklist: 01. Blood And Wine 02. Lex Talionis 03. Black Easter 04. Kneel To The Cross 05. Tooth And Claw 06. The Ruins 07. Blood Against Gold 08. Fields 09. Abattoirs Of Love 10. Heroes Day 11. Rex Talionis 12. Wine And Blood
Orplid – Greifenherz Label: Auerbach Tonträger – AB 020 LTD Format: CD, Album, Limited Edition Country: Germany Released: 21 Nov 2008 Style: Modern Classical, Experimental, Neofolk
Orplid’s martial fourth album
Two and a half years after «Sterbender Satyr», Orplid are back with their fourth studio album «Greifenherz». In contrast to their previous outing, this album is filled with pathos, a belligerent and archaic piece of work. «Greifenherz» is informed with a surprisingly hostile and cold atmosphere – a partially menacing and martial sound Orplid haven’t applied since some of the more violent outbursts of their early works.
01 – Requiem Aeternam from Lux Aeterna by Oda Relicta 02 – Bereginya from Adorned path of Stillness by Day Before Us 03 – End ... from Ad Extirpanda by Stupor Mentis 04 – Mordance Hall from Unbewusste by Turnavel 05 – Finis Gloriae Mundi from Oscvritas Illvmina – The 77 Pages Soundtrack by Kazeria 06 – Tooth and Claw (Sol Invictus) 2010 from Mørk Skog / Five years of Dark Ambient Sounds by Mørk Skog 07- Opened Eyes from Psicofonías – Las Voces Desconocidas (reissue) by In Slaughter Natives 08 – To Clarice from An Edible Body by Wind Atlas 09 – The Chronicles Of The Great Race (The Shadow Out Of Time) from Summoning The Elder Ones “ a Neofolk / Neoclassic tribute to H.P.Lovecraft” by Kazeria 10 – Como La Piel from Donde Habite El Olvido by Silent Love Of Death 11 – Without Purity from Comprende by Cawatana 12 – Polaris from Circulo de Ur by The Wyrm 13 – Der Unheimliche Gast from Nachtstücke by HIEMIS
Label: Lichterklang – LK042 Format: CD, Album, Limited Edition Country: Germany Released: 23 Mar 2018 Style: Neofolk
In March 2017 :werra: will bring a fresh gust of wind to the Neofolk scene with their new release “vente vent”. Six years after their debut “MMI-MMV” the musicians return with a full-length album that is interconnected by the motive of the wind of change.
The album is comprised of catchy tunes, driving melodies and dreamy songs. It stands in the tradition of its predecessor with both original lyrics and traditional poetry set to music. The band – which has grown into a trio since the debut – continues to bring new accents to traditional Neofolk. Especially the accordion adds more dynamic and depth while preserving the distinctive :werra: sound.
Label: Auerbach Tonträger – AB 075 LP Format: Vinyl, LP, Album Country: Germany Released: 23 Mar 2018 Style: Neofolk, Psychedelic Rock
Edition: – Gatefold LP (180g black vinyl), incl. printed innersleeve and protection sleeve (300 copies available)
More than 30 years after their inception, English neofolk kings Sol Invictus release their long-awaited new album, “Necropolis”, described by the group’s dean Tony Wakeford as “a record based on and brought forth from London and the serpent Thames that snakes its way through its heart” and possibly the final release from a band revered as progenitors of a dark and desperate sound.
Sol Invictus is one of the most prolific and influential bands associated with neofolk or apocalyptic folk, a form of experimental music which emerged in punk rock circles in the 1980’s, blending elements of folk and industrial music with dark themes of decay, decline, and/or the destruction of Western civilization. Along with Current 93 and Death in June (both of which included Wakeford as a member), Sol Invictus has both created and guided the genre, steering it forward through to this day. Latin for ‘the unconquerable Sun’, Sol Invictus has released over a dozen albums since the mid-Eighties, chronicling an evolution from raw, post-punk dark folk to increasingly sophisticated arrangements.
A quasi-conceptual album centered on Wakeford’s feelings of a declining London [“London was once the apex of an empire but it is now the playground of other empires that have superseded it.”], “Necropolis” could be called a eulogy to England’s capital. Sol Invictus titled the record after The London Necropolis Railway, a railway line that has connected London with the Brookwood Cemetary since 1854. But the moniker is also a nod to Wakeford’s perception that the town is now “a London of mausoleums and masonry” and “a city haunted by the customs and crimes of the dead and the living.” “Necropolis” features guest guitar from Don Anderson (ex-Agalloch, Khorada) who previously lent his skills to Sol Invictus’ 2014 release, “Once Upon A Time”. The group around Wakeford continues to explore the psychedelic side of dark folk, using acoustic guitar as a foundation enriched with piano, flute, violin, electric guitar an drums among other instruments and – for the first time – the singing of The Green Army Choir.