neofolk

Features

The Search for the Legendary Italian Musician Who Vanished into Thin Air

He was supposed to be the Bon Iver of Italy, but in 2013 he and his music disappeared without a trace. I tracked him down in Berlin five years later to find out why.
Enrico Pitzianti
3.12.18
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A Brief But Very Informative History of How Fascists Infiltrated Punk and Metal

Since the 1970s, fascists have been trying to push their ideology on punks and metalheads by cloaking it in esotericism and "free expression."
Alexander Reid Ross
8.18.17
Interviews

Step Inside Kimi Karki's Anti-Fascist, Psychosexual World

Stream the Finnish doom icon's new orchestrated folk album, 'Eye for an Eye,' and delve into the personal and political philosophies behind its slippery strings.
Sarah Kitteringham
8.15.17
Premieres

Neun Welten's Dark Folk Enters a New Dimension on 'The Sea I’m Diving In'

Listen to the veteran neofolk act switch things up (in English!) on their first new album in eight years.
Ben Handelman
7.20.17
Premieres

The Moon and the Nightspirit's Neofolk Odyssey 'Metanoia' Brings Hungarian Folklore to Life

Stream the ethereal new album from the long-running Hungarian neofolk duo (out March 17 via Prophecy Productions)
Kim Kelly
3.16.17
Premieres

Night Profound's 'Invocatio Lux, Evocatio Nox​' Offers Calm and Reflection During the Darkest Night

Stream the Canadian neofolk duo's melancholy, magisterial, and utterly lovely Not Just Religious Music debut.
Kim Kelly
11.10.16
Premieres

King Dude Is About to Drop the Sexiest Album of 2016

Stream the Luciferian dark folk master's new album, 'Sex,' and get ready to die at 69 with the Beezlebub of Jerusalem.
Kim Kelly
10.21.16
festivals 2016

Germany's Prophecy Festival Brought Black Metal, Doom, and Neofolk to Life in a Stone Age Cave

From a fan perspective, Prophecy Fest is up there with small-scale, passion-driven fests like Iceland’s Eistnaflug and the most hallowed of them all, Roadburn.
Kim Kelly
8.12.16
festivals 2016

Stone, Light, and Decibels: Scenes from Inside the Cave at Germany's Prophecy Festival

Prophecy Festival 2016 brought together Germ, Alcest, Vemod, Sol Invictus, and many more to play inside an exquisitely lit Stone Age cavern.
Kim Kelly
8.9.16
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Green Elder Offers Gorgeous Appalachian Folk on a New Split with Pensive Ceremony

Get lost in the haunting strings and wild spirit on their side of this new split album.
Kim Kelly
8.8.16
Op-Eds

A Requiem for Agalloch: 1995-2016

A celebration for the death of an American extreme metal institution.
Kim Kelly
5.13.16
Premieres

Get Back in Touch with Nature Thanks to Common Eider, King Eider's 'Unhuulda'

This environmentally-focused one-man endeavor bends noise and feedback to his will, smoothing out harsh edges into something soothing, gentle, and quite lovely.
Kim Kelly
12.21.15
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