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  • Sol Invictus. Necropolis. CD.

Sol Invictus. Necropolis. CD.

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More than 30 years after their inception, English neofolk kings Sol Invictus release their long-awaited new album, "Necropolis", described by the group's dean Tony Wakeford as "a record based on and brought forth from London and the serpent Thames that snakes its way through its heart" and possibly the final release from a band revered as progenitors of a dark and desperate sound.

Sol Invictus is one of the most prolific and influential bands associated with neofolk or apocalyptic folk, a form of experimental music which emerged in punk rock circles in the 1980's, blending elements of folk and industrial music with dark themes of decay, decline, and/or the destruction of Western civilization. Along with Current 93 and Death in June (both of which included Wakeford as a member), Sol Invictus has both created and guided the genre, steering it forward through to this day. Latin for 'the unconquerable Sun', Sol Invictus has released over a dozen albums since the mid-Eighties, chronicling an evolution from raw, post-punk dark folk to increasingly sophisticated arrangements.

A quasi-conceptual album centered on Wakeford's feelings of a declining London ["London was once the apex of an empire but it is now the playground of other empires that have superseded it."], "Necropolis" could be called a eulogy to England's capital. Sol Invictus titled the record after The London Necropolis Railway, a railway line that has connected London with the Brookwood Cemetary since 1854. But the moniker is also a nod to Wakeford's perception that the town is now "a London of mausoleums and masonry" and "a city haunted by the customs and crimes of the dead and the living."

"Necropolis" features guest guitar from Don Anderson (ex-Agalloch, Khorada) who previously lent his skills to Sol Invictus' 2014 release, "Once Upon A Time". The group around Wakeford continues to explore the psychedelic side of dark folk, using acoustic guitar as a foundation enriched with piano, flute, violin, electric guitar an drums among other instruments and – for the first time – the singing of The Green Army Choir.

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Ghost new album update " concept of death and doom" - Sol Invictus new album Necropolis, Sol Invictus will release their long-awaited new album, Necropolis, on March 23 via Prophecy Productions ,,, Necropolis features guest guitar from Don Anderson (ex-Agalloch, Tracklisting: “Portal” “Nine Elms” “Old Father Thames” “See Them” “Serpentine” “Still Born Summer” “Brick Lane” “Turn Turn Turn” “The Last Man” “The Garden Of Love” “Kill Burn” “Set The Table” “Murder On Thames” “Shoreditch” “Necropolis Egress” GHOST will release its as-yet-untitled fourth album in late spring or early summer Loma Vista Recordings. The follow-up to 2015's "Meliora" was recorded last year at Artery studios in Stockholm with producer Tom Dalgety (OPETH, ROYAL BLOOD) and was mixed in January at Westlake Studios in West Hollywood, California with Andy Wallace (NIRVANA, SLAYER). Songtitles set to appear on the LP include "Rats", "Life Eternal", "Faith" and "Dance Macabre". article here: https://www.revolvermag.com/music/ghost-mastermind-tobias-forge-reports-studio-first-unmasked-us-interview "The plan is for it to be even more theatrical and even more dressed up..." "It is loosely themed around the concept of death and doom. It's a themed album around medieval times, but it's definitely clinging onto a lot of very current things. The Black Death [plague] is a great example of a turning point for a whole civilization. " Ghost new album update " concept of death and doom" - Sol Invictus new album Necropolis,
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Track Listing

01 Necropolis:Portal 02 Nine Elms 03 Old Father Thames 04 See them 05 Serpentine 06 Still born Summer 07 Brick Lane 08 Turn Turn Turn 09 The last Man 10 The Garden of Love 11 Kill Burn 12 Set the Table 13 Murder on Thames 14 Shoreditch 15 Necropolis:Egress