Kurgan Compass™


Team Ninja’s ‘Nioh 2’ Looks Incredible on Playstation 5

January 25, 2021Team Ninja is hard at work on The Nioh Collection and Nioh 2 – Complete Edition. And judging by the newly released 14-minute gameplay video of Nioh 2 running on the PS5, development is going well. Just look at that.. FULL STORY »

Danheim & Heldom Take On The New Year With Viking-Inspired Neofolk

January 24, 2021 — Danish folk music stalwarts Danheim and Heldom have released a surprise team-effort: .. FULL STORY »

Barbarians first (and likely only) season impresses

January 23, 2021 — Historical dramas can often lead to some of the finest cinematic moments in film and television. Leading the charge in the current zeitgeist is the German Original series Barbarians. FULL STORY »

Wardruna Reinvigorates
Neofolk With LP ‘Kvitravn’

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 »

Bloodbound Kicks In January ‘When Fate Is Calling’

January 16, 2021 — Symphonic metal band Bloodbound’s music has remained constant throughout its career. Almost becoming a Swedish heavy metal institution since its inception in 2004. FULL STORY »

Album Review:
Draugablíkk — ‘Verjaseiðr’

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 »

‘Bloodborne’, ‘Demon’s Souls’ Series in Jeopardy?

December 24, 2020 — Terujuki Toriyama, producer of titles such as Bloodborne, Demon’s Souls, and Soul Sacrifice, announced he will be leaving Sony Japan Studio at the end of December. Speaking on Twitter earlier today, Toriyama thanked the fans for their support and noted that he intends to continue producing games in the future. FULL STORY »

Game Review:
’Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla’

December 16, 2020 — The holidays are upon us! Grab some eggnog, don a fuzzy sweater, and get ready to play some video games. Along with colder temperatures and stressful shopping, each holiday season brings a bevy of brand-new games from the biggest developers in the business. FULL STORY »

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Herknungr’s ’Langfeðgar’ Is Anglo-Saxon Folk

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 »

Einar Selvik’s Soundtrack Spin-Off Is An Expansion

November 26, 2020 — As one of the foremost recognizable authorities on Nordic folk music — particularly thanks to his work with Wardruna — Selvik’s knowledge and skills were an invaluable resource in crafting the immersive soundtrack to the smash-hit videogame Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla. FULL STORY »

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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