Kurgan Compass™

Alina Gingertail’s ‘King’s Bounty II’ Collaboration

Raney Shockne and Russian folk artist Alina Gingertail collaborated to compose and create ‘Greflet’s Song’ — the first musical piece from the new ‘King’s Bounty II’ game.

September 18, 2021 — Following last month’s release of King’s Bounty II, Kurgan Compass™ wanted to highlight one of the game’s most outstanding features, namely its soundtrack. Specifically, the first piece of its musical encapsulation — ‘Greflet’s Song’. Before we jump into the melodies that join Kurgan’s quest to inform of the future of neofolk, let us head back in time — to the earliest days of King’s Bounty.

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Editorial: The Rise of “HU” and Mongolian Folkrock

The HU is a Mongolian folk-metal band that uses traditional Mongolian instrumentation including the Morin khuur, the Tovshuur, and throat singing.

July 8, 2021 — Have you ever stumbled upon a new genre of music and wondered why it is been absent? You could be a 30-something lover of the auditory arts, but somehow, the distinct sounds of an entire subgenre of music have avoided your ears. And, to be honest, it is maddening.

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State of Play:
Neofolk Live Events

Europe has recently seen the annulment of Hellfest and Wacken Open Air Festival while neofolk flagship Wardruna delay their North American tour once more.

July 3, 2021 — Much to the chagrin of folk and metal fans around the world, the popular Wardruna’s North American tour has once again been put on hold, while European concert-goers have been greeted with the cancelation of the two largest folk & metal events.

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