ORDO ROSARIUS EQUILIBRIO: La Fleur Du Mal Release year: 2022Label: Out Of Line Music As with their 2019 album Let’s Play, Swedish apocalyptic romanticists Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio offer an advance taster for their forthcoming album in the form of an … Continue reading Are roses a flower of evil?
KANNONAU: Kannonau Release year: 2006/2022Label: Misty Circles/Steinklang Industries Not long ago, I touched upon the subject of Italian neofolk in my review of Rose Rovine E Amanti’s album Sogni Visioni E Premonizioni (reviewed here): one of the few local scenes, … Continue reading Kannonau’s past and present
CURRENT 93: If A City Is Set Upon A Hill Release year: 2022Label: HomAleph Current 93 are, of course, legends and icons of industrial, post-industrial, neofolk, apocalyptic folk and experimental music of all stripes. Throughout their lengthy discography, the group … Continue reading Is Current 93’s city set upon a hill?
ROSE ROVINE E AMANTI: Sogni Visioni E Premonizioni Release year: 2022Label: Corvus Records Italy has a long tradition of neofolk, with the earliest bands having been active since the late 80’s or early 90’s. Despite this, relatively few of them … Continue reading Roses, ruins, lovers, dreams, visions and premonitions
TOURDEFORCE: Six In The Key Of Death Release year: 2022Label: SPQR It’s no secret that for me, neofolk originators Death In June is where it’s at: that’s the one artist, that stands up high above everything else, in an exclusive … Continue reading TourdeForce in the key of death
DIVISION S: Something To Drink & Smoke Release year: 2022Label: Steinklang Records Italian Division S – who unfortunately share the name with, and should not be confused with, an old RAC band from Sweden – seem to have an idée … Continue reading A little something to drink with Division S
VESPER KENNINGS: Songs Of Verdant Bone, Eight Wreathen Hoorahs For Weary Hearts Release year: 2022Label: self-released It’s a couple of years now since I first became acquainted with the Finnish project Vesper Kennings through their two demos. Already on those, … Continue reading Singing of verdant bone
KAELTE: Alle Teufel Sind Blutsbrüder Release year: 2022Label: self-released German Kaelte, whose previous release Lieblingslieder (a compilation of older tracks) we reviewed last year (read here) are back with another slipcase CD release: this time four new tracks of their … Continue reading Kaelte’s blood brothers
KAARNA: Väkipyssyvärssyjä ja kulkutautitarinoita Release year: 2021Label: Anima Arctica Even in the small and quite esoteric Finnish post-industrial neofolk scene, one-man entity Kaarna is a peculiarity. Known for his involvement in Tervahäät (among many other acts), and as the owner … Continue reading Plague tales and blunderbusses
IGNOTO MILITI: Ignoto Militi Release year: 2021Label: self-released In our interview with Italian martial industrial project Ignoto Militi, current sole member of the project, Matteo, said that future releases would be slightly less all over the place and more focused. … Continue reading Of the soldier, the mother and the son