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Munknörr To Release New Album ‘Shaman’ in June

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

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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.

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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. FULL STORY »


‘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. FULL STORY »



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. FULL STORY »


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. FULL STORY »



‘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. FULL STORY »


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. FULL STORY »





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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?.. FULL STORY »


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. FULL STORY »



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. FULL STORY »


‘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. FULL STORY »



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. FULL STORY »


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. FULL STORY »



Single-Season Overview: ‘The Lost Pirate Kingdom’ (2021)

March 25, 2021 — Netflix’s The Lost Pirate Kingdom wastes no time in getting underway with its story, the six-part docudrama diving straight into the story of the age of piracy and the historical events that saw the founding of Nassau and the rise of figures like Blackbeard, Anne Bonny, Charles Vane, and Benjamin Hornigold. FULL STORY »


How ‘Resident Evil: Village’ Ties Into Previous Entries

March 24, 2021 — Capcom’s legendary Resident Evil franchise, having celebrated its 25th birthday on March 22, has never been afraid to experiment with its formula. The much-anticipated entry into the horror series, Resident Evil: Village, looks to be no different, with a heavier focus on action — FPS-style — compared to its predecessor, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. FULL STORY »



Introducing ‘Arkham Horror: Mother’s Embrace’

March 21, 2021 — A spooky new launch trailer has dropped for the upcoming indie game, Arkham Horror: Mother’s Embrace, ahead of its March 23 release. The trailer showcases a variety of Lovecraftian horror to inform what players can expect, and it also implies the inclusion of jump scares and a plethora of psychological elements. FULL STORY »


The New Krew: Remaking ‘Mortal Kombat’ With Grit

March 20, 2021 — Bringing video games to the screen in live-action has a storied, and oft cursed history. With many flops, near misses, and catastrophes. Just over 25 years ago, a prolific director of video game adaptations Paul W.S. Anderson — with Resident Evil and Monster Hunter now also under his belt — was considered to have broken this curse in 1995 with his Mortal Kombat. FULL STORY »



Slipknot-Legend Corey Taylor Talks of Next Album

March 12, 2021 — While talking to Matt Pinfield of website/channel 95.5 KLOS’ New & Approved series, Taylor said the band has kept busy working on the follow-up to 2019’s album We Are Not Your Kind. FULL STORY »


Will Neofolk Artists Embrace Live Streaming?

March 9, 2021 — Norwegian neofolk legends Wardruna’s upcoming live show First Flight of the White Raven will be unveiled on Friday, March 26. The event is meant as a virtual special-show to celebrate their spectacular fifth record Kvitravn. FULL STORY »



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