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Neofolk Project ‘Tvinna’ Fuses Electronica With Folk

Comprised of Laura Fella (Faun), Fiona Rüggeberg (Faun), and Fieke van den Hurk (with guest vocals from Fabienne Erni of Switzerland’s Eluveitie), Tvinna fix the spotlight firmly on the feminine aspects of Nordic folk music.

February 22, 2021 — All too often, Norse culture is associated with men and war. Often in contradiction to the prevalence of women in both mythology and historical records. The popular perception of Nordic culture often centers on the man’s role in society. FULL STORY »

Wardruna Reinvigorates
Neofolk With LP ‘Kvitravn’

Newly released album towers above its contemporaries.

January 20, 2021 — Sometimes it just takes the masters coming back home to remember just how ahead of the game an A-class band like Wardruna truly are within the folk sphere. FULL STORY »

Album Review:
Draugablíkk — ‘Verjaseiðr’

Released on the day of the 2020 winter solstice, ‘Verjaseiðr’ brings dark, authentic Russo-Nordic neofolk; transcends worlds of wise men and cunning women with captivating, hypnotic beats, excellent talharpa-play, and throat-sung vocals.

December 29, 2020 — While 2020 has cast a shadow of uncertainty (the music industry being no exception), the Draugablíkk project – like many similarly ambitious dark Nordic and neofolk creative projects that have hunkered down to create new releases amidst rolling lockdowns – has continued to be prolific. FULL STORY »

Herknungr’s ’Langfeðgar’ Is Anglo-Saxon Folk

New album delivers a soundscape on Divided Jarldom like a Viking-era STOMP.

December 9, 2020 — Herknungr’s professed love for industrial and ambient music is front and center on his sixth record Langfeðgar. Established by English multi-instrumentalist Alex McCree, the entire Herknungr project has exhibited a steady yet undeniable progression.. FULL STORY »

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