Kurgan Compass™

Single Release:
HULKOFF — ‘To Valhalla’

Explosive metal warrior HULKOFF remains rooted in his sincere, poetic take on the folk/heavy metal crossover — skillfully weaving past and present into one.

August 27, 2021 — Swedish metal artist HULKOFF has debuted new single ‘To Valhalla’ — in two languages — ahead of the October release for his third LP, Ragnarök. As with his previous releases, tracks are released in Swedish and English respectively — with both iterations losing nothing in translation, as groove, rhyme, and power of intent remain strong.

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Initial Vibes:
DROTT — ‘Marauders’ (Single)

In a unique fusion of metal, folk, and cinematic horror scores, Norway’s DROTT craft sonic dread that seeks to conjure otherworldy beings with vicious intent.

July 28, 2021 — In an eerie and distinctive release from the folk-touched cinematic metal act DROTT, Marauders emerges from the mist, conjuring a sense of spacious dread and surreal ambiance. James Paterson has listened carefully to the newest release from this unusual amalgamation of folk and darkwave electronica.

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Rúnfell — ‘Tyr’ (Single)

Rúnfell sets the scene for what gods may be invoked through its third album ‘Vasir’ with ancient instrumentation, howling beasts and clashing steel at play in Tyr.

July 6, 2021 — German neofolk artist Rúnfell seeks to rekindle the spirits of their Nordic forebears through traditional instruments and powerful music that evoke weather-beaten ships and shores, long-forgotten battles, and the fickle gods of a bygone era.

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Unnr MINDBEACH with Borgar Magnason

Frisian neofolk artist and multi-instrumentalist Kati Rán unveils her latest single, Unnr MINDBEACH with Borgar Magnason.

November 11, 2020 — Nordic folk’s Frisian extraordinaire Kati Rán returns with a new single Unnr MINDBEACH. With Borgar Magnason and members of Gaahls Wyrd/Theodor Bastard.. FULL STORY »



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