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Sol Invictus

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Latest Sol Invictus News

Below is our complete Sol Invictus news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Sol Invictus Reveals New Album Details

Neofolk project Sol Invictus is gearing up to drop the follow-up to "The Cruelest Month" (reviewed here). "Once Upon A Time" is coming next month via Prophecy Productions, and the band comments:

"Here you will find information on how to get your manicured hands on our new album, called 'Once Upon A Time' (out September 26th).

"It is partly a light hearted stroll through the violent, drug addled seventies, with a jaunty nod to communist lentil eaters Henry Cow. Aided by guests from America and Russia, some of this exotic record was even recorded in the mythical kingdom of Penge."

The album's track listing will be as follows:

1. MDCLXVI - The Devil's Year
2. The Devil On Tuesday
3. Once Upon A Time
4. 13 Mercies
5. The Path Less Travelled
6. Mr Cruel
7. The Devil
8. The Devil's Year
9. 13 Coils
10. Our Father
11. The Villa
12. War
13. Austin
14. Osman
15. Spare More...

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Sol Invictus To Release New Single

Two years after "The Cruelest Month" (reviewed here), a vinyl single heralding a new Sol Invictus studio album is on its way. Two Agalloch members also made important contributions to "Mr. Cruel," which is due out October 4th, 2013.

"The two songs thereon were recorded at a squat in Notting Hill in the 70s after the band had fallen through a rip in the space time continuum," quips Tony Wakeford of Sol Invictus. More...

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Sol Invictus To Re-Issue Entire Back Catalog

Prophecy Productions has issued the following announcement about re-releasing the entire back catalog of neofolk outfit Sol Invictus:

"Not only did Sol Invictus release their first album in six years, 'The Cruellest Month,' only one week ago, but also the opulent 'The Collected Works' slipcase box-set containing re-issues of Sol Invictus' entire back catalogue. These mostly sold-out or hardly available albums will now be re-released separately as Digipak CDs. From now on, the first Friday of each month until March 2012 will see significantly enhanced re-issues of two classical Sol Invictus albums. We'll start off on the 1st of July with Sol Invictus' debut release 'Against The Modern World' and the Neofolk classic 'In The Rain.'

"'Against The Modern World' was originally released as an EP in 1987. The re-issue will feature the bonus track 'The Joy Of The World,' known from 'Sol Veritas Lux,' as well as eight yet unreleased demo recordings of further Sol Invictus songs from the time of origin of 'Against...' 'In The Rain' from 1995 is one of Tony Wakeford's favourite Sol Invictus albums. The upcoming re-issue will be enhanced by the bonus tracks 'Hedda Gabbler' (originally from the 'Im Blutfeuer' compilation) and 'Did You See' (originally from the 'Terra Serpentes' compilation).

"Both re-issues will be released in portrait Digipak format, feature new artworks and will be limited to 700 copies each."

You can also check out Metalunderground.com's review of the "Sol Veritas Lux" album at this location.

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Broken Hearts: An Ode To Anti-Love Metal

February 14th is a date that means different things to different people. For some, Valentine’s Day is that special occasion to show someone how much you care, while for others it’s an unfortunate reminder of just how long that unused condom has been stashed in your wallet. For every lucky gentleman who has found the lady he can sexually accost without fear of court mandated harassment classes, there’s that lonely soul who will spend Valentine’s Day with nothing but music out the speakers and a bottle of Jack.

No matter which side you fall on, heavy metal has got a song to match your mood and help you head bang through the gooiest of all the holidays.

Whether any given track is purposefully over the top and funny, depressing enough to make you pull out the eyeliner and candles, or just plain outright disturbing, metal is no stranger to the anti-love song. So for those of you will be spending Valentine’s Day alone, or just simply think the holiday is nothing more than a marketing ploy to sell chocolates and greeting cards, here’s a series of anti-love anthems to get you through the day.

For those who still have a heart and haven't devolved into extreme cynicism, you can also check out our companion listing of pro-love heavy metal music at this location.

Humorous

Metalunderground.com is no stranger to aberrant sexual behavior, as we have the honor of being home the infamous “I’d put my tongue in her butt” forum thread. The following, um, “tongue-in-cheek” songs are all dedicated to everyone who has ever contributed a post to that thread.

Whether 80’s glam rock parody/tribute act Steel Panther is singing love songs or anti-love songs is a matter of some debate. What could be more loving than each band member’s willingness to sleep with anything that moves, regardless of VD status? Take the particularly touching song “Turn Out The Lights,” in which we are informed that front man Michael Starr is in desperate need of some physical attention, even though his partner actively disgusts him. What’s a horny rock star to do? Look no further than the title for the answer:

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More Bands Confirmed For Wave Gotik Treffen

Spanish metallers NahemaH are the latest act to be confirmed for the 2010 edition of the Wave Gotik Treffen festival, which will take place in Leipzig, Germany from May 21st - 24th. More info about the festival can be found here. The currently confirmed acts are as follows:

Alcest (F), Alight (I), Andrew Liles (GB), Arcana (S), Attrition (GB), Auto Auto (S), Beloved Enemy (D), Bettina Köster (D), Biomekkanik (S), Bloody, Dead & Sexy (D), Brigitte Handley & The Dark Shadows (AUS), Caspian (USA), Catastrophe Ballet (D), Chameleonsvox (GB), Christ Vs. Warhol mit Eve Ghost (USA), Cobra Killer (D), Decadence (GR) world premiere, Demented Are Go (GB), Der Fluch (D), Diary Of Dreams (D), Dr. Mark Benecke (D), Eisheilig (D) -Elegant Machinery (S), Escape With Romeo (D), Faith & The Muse (USA), Flint Glass (F), Gene Loves Jezebel (GB), Geneviéve Pasquier (D), Genitorturers (USA), Gitane Demone (USA), Hide & Seek (F), HTRK (GB), Jabberwock (F), Joe Black (GB), Joy/Disaster (F), Kommunity FK (USA), Lacrimosa (D) -Lealoo (CZ), Loell Duinn (HR), Lola Angst (D), Luxury Stranger (GB), Madre Del Vizio (D), Modulate (GB), Mona Mur & EN Esch (D/GB), Mono No Aware (D), MS Gentur (D), NAHEMAH (E), Oberer Totpunkt (D), Omega Lithium (HR), Orange Sector (D), Orgonautic (D), Phallus Dei (D), Poisonblack (FIN), Punish Yourself (F), Raum41 (D), Reaktivate (D), Revolution By Night (GB), Richard Ruin & Les Demoniaques (D), Rotersand (D), S.P.O.C.K (S), Samsas Traum (D), Schneewittchen (D), Seventh Harmonic (S/GB), Sex Gang Children (GB), Slave Republic (D), Sol Invictus (GB), The Brains (CDN), The Deep Eynde (USA) -The Essence (NL), The Klinik (B), The Lovecrave (I), The Pussybats (D), The Vision Bleak (D), The Wounded (NL), This Morn' Omina (B), Trial (D), Valravn (DK), Violet (D), X Marks The Pedwalk (D), Zeraphine (D), and Zwielicht (D).

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