Kurgan Compass™


‘Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Wrath of the Druids’

June 11, 2021 — Continuing to prove his status as one of the world’s foremost experts on traditional Norse music, Wardruna’s Einar Selvik returns to the universe of Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla to oversee the creation of another soundtrack adventure for the game’s first expansion DLC. READ MORE ››

EP Review: Draugablíkk’s ‘Wolves of Hyrkania’

June 5, 2021 — The timeless and enigmatic Russo-Nordic trio Draugablíkk has emerged from the shadows once again to deliver the first, atmospheric, half of their Wolves of Hyrkania EP. READ MORE ››

EP Review: Gåte — Til Nord

June 1, 2021 — Mainstays of the neofolk scene, Norway’s Gåte may have been around for over twenty years but that does not mean they aren’t able to produce thrilling surprises when the mood takes them. READ MORE ››

‘Resident Evil Village’ Review

May 25, 2021 — Let this sink in: the Resident Evil series has now been around for a full quarter-century, launched on the PlayStation 1 in 1996 more or less exactly 25 years ago.


Romanian Skull Shakes Up Theories of Evolution

May 24, 2021 — Researchers led by Sweden’s Uppsala-University-geneticist Mattias Jakobsson have super-sequenced the genome of a woman who lived in Europe some 35,000 years ago. READ MORE ››

Netflix’s ‘Castlevania’ Season 4 — Finale Review

May 20, 2021 — Four seasons in, Netflix’s adaption of the Castlevania video-game series has opted to end on a high rather than risk overstaying its welcome. With a spin-off already announced, the series’ popularity is not in question — but can it stick the landing? Spoilers ahead….. READ MORE ››

Munknörr To Release New Album ‘Shaman’ in June

May 17, 2021 — Atmospheric neofolk outfit Munknörr recently provided details of their upcoming album, titled Shaman.


Herknungr Returns With New album ‘Ættingi’

May 13, 2021 — Ambient neofolk project Herknungr has just released their full-length follow up to the Anglo-Saxon-inspired Ængletribe EP, released earlier this year, in the shape of Ættingi.


Mortal Kombat (2021) Review

April 30, 2021 — It has been almost 30 years since Mortal Kombat first worked its way into fans’ hearts — mostly by tearing them still beating out of their chests. Mortal Kombat remains one of gaming’s most beloved beat-em-up franchises and it is surprising it has taken almost 24 years for the series to return to the silver screen. READ MORE ››

‘Lost Soul Aside’ Gets 18 Min of Gameplay Footage

April 27, 2021 — In the summer of 2016, Chinese solo developer Yang Bing released a concept trailer of his Lost Soul Aside project, which has clocked up nearly 4 million views since. READ MORE ››

Interview: Alex McCree of Herknungr

April 23, 2021 — The brainchild of Kent-born Alex McCree, Herknungr is forged in the meeting point of ancient culture and modern production. The sound of the heathen folk project is rich and atmospheric, exploring the stories and cultures of times and tribes’ past. READ MORE ››

Ragnar Lothbrok:
A Real Viking Legend

April 22, 2021 — Ragnar Lothbrok (Old Norse: Ragnarr Loðbrók) was a fearless Viking war chief, who according to the Old Norse literature, not only ransacked England and France during his “career” but also organized The Great Heathen Army that invaded England in 865 CE. READ MORE ››

‘Hood: Outlaws and Legends’ First Impression

April 20, 2021Hood: Outlaws and Legends is a seasonal multiplayer PvPvE heist game developed by former CCP Newcastle in England, a developer acquired by Sumo Digital back in 2018. French mini-major Focus Home Interactive has taken on publisher duties and confirmed a May release. READ MORE ››

Interview: Munknörr’s Damián Schneider

April 19, 2021Munknörr translates to “ship of the mind” in the Old Norse language and is a neofolk cocktail of mysticism and the arcane. We sat down with Munknörr’s Uruguayan composer and producer, Damián Schneider, who was kind enough to participate. READ MORE ››

Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness Character Trailer

April 18, 2021 — Don’t you hate it when zombies invade the White House and you have to go in and save the day — again?.. READ MORE ››

Siniestro Switch Off the Lights For Vortexx

April 16, 2021 — Stockholm-based thrash-metallers Siniestro have dropped the second video for ‘Black Acid Rain’ from their upcoming album Vortexx. READ MORE ››

Scientists Enliven Pair of Ancient Roundworms

April 8, 2021 — In a recent report by The Siberian Times, it is stated Russian scientists “defrosted” and brought two roundworms back to life that had been frozen in the Arctic permafrost for a rather mindblowing 40,000 years. READ MORE ››

‘Flight of the White Raven’ Livestream Review

April 2, 2021 — For the second year in a row, Nordic folk scene-leaders Wardruna find their wings clipped when it comes to heading out on the road in support of their most recent album, Kvitravn. READ MORE ››

Bronze Age Gold Mask Discovered in China

March 31, 2021 — In 1986, archaeologists excavated remarkable artifacts at the Sanxingdui site near Sichuan in China. The findings led to the discovery of numerous ruins historians have identified with the ancient Shu culture that was founded around 1,250 BCE and appears to have been the center of an extensive kingdom. READ MORE ››

Warhammer Fan-Film ‘Chaos Rising’ Is Brutal and Epic

March 31, 2021 — As many of our readers already know, Warhammer is a tabletop miniature wargame that has become an international franchise and pop-culture phenomenon. Especially in the recent decade. READ MORE ››

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