dark folk

Wardruna present video for Old Norse poem “Voluspá”

Leading up to the release of Wardruna’s acoustic album “Skald”, Einar Selvik has teamed up with Finnish company Koski Syvari led by Tuukka Koski, plus a pack of wolves, creating a beautiful film to his skaldic rendition of the Old Norse poem “Voluspá” (Prophecy of the Seeress).

Filming took place in Finland where Einar spent intense days of training with the wolves and their caretakers, preparing for the shoot.

Watch the incredible video for “Voluspá” below.

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Amigo The Devil reveals powerful music video for “Cocaine and Abel”

A key figure in the U.S. “murder folk” scene which also includes contemporaries such as The Devil Makes Three and The Dead South, the music of singer-songwriter Amigo The Devil is a unique blend of folk that also incorporates elements of Southern Gothic, Country and Bluegrass.

Initially influenced by the likes of Tom Waits, Nick Cave and Godspeed! You Black Emperor, the artist born as Danny Kiranos has a recognized sound that carries traces of artists such as Americana string band Old Crow Medicine Show and singer-songwriters William Elliott Whitmore and David Eugene Edwards of 16 Horsepower, allied with direct, often morbid lyrics shot through with a dark sense of humor.
 

Amigo The Devil reveals new track “Everyone Gets Left Behind”

If you've ever heard a room full of people yelling “I hope your husband dies” in a some harmoniously sloppy, drunken unison, you've probably stumbled into an Amigo The Devil show.

Danny Kiranos, better known to the masses as his musical counterpart Amigo The Devil, has been challenging the expectations of traditional folk, country music purists, and rock/extreme metal fans alike with his morbid, dark, yet oddly romantic take on folk that has amassed a dedicated and cult like fan-base.

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Congrats on “Prometheus”. Seriously it’s one of the best things I’ve heard in recent years, easily surpassing the latest Rotting Christ albums imho.
 
V: Thank you for your kind words, you honor us greatly...
 
 
Please introduce the band to the international audiences.
 

Myrkur working on new studio album - due out in Fall 2017

Danish composer and classically trained multi-instrumentalist, Myrkur entered the studio to record the follow up to her masterful debut “M”, released in 2015 on Relapse to overwhelming critical acclaim. She’s revealed Randall Dunn as the producer, who is known for his work with Marissa Nadler, Earth, Sunn O))), Boris, Wolves In The Throne Room and more. They began work last week in Copenhagen’s Black Tornado studio and round things off the coming weeks in Dunn’s own Seattle studio.

Sangre de Muerdago announces Spring 2017 European Tour

Acclaimed Spanish dark folk group Sangre de Muerdago, who recently announced the vinyl release of their new EP “Os Segredos da Raposa Vermella” via Neuropa Records, have just confirmed a string of live dates across Europe to celebrate the band's tenth anniversary.

The band will be performing throughout Spain, France, Germany, Italy and Czech Republic and will be supported by Canadian folk/classical guitarist Nathanael Larochette on all dates. Check out a full tour itinerary below.