Sol Invictus

Sol Invictus

Sol Invictus are the godfathers of classic Apocalyptic Folk, and alongside Douglas P. from Death In June and David Tibet from Current 93, Tony Wakeford is rightly regarded as one of the genre's founding fathers. Under the banner of the ancient Roman sun deity, over a dozen albums were released since the mid-Eighties, chronicling an evolution from raw, post-punk Dark Folk to increasingly sophisticated arrangements, taking in influences from Early and Classical Music, Ambient, and Jazz. Supported by a changing cast of musicians, Wakeford offers his pessimistic visions with his unmistakable voice, drawing on his exploration of ancient myths and modern poetry as much as on his own personal reflections on (mostly unhappy) love and the transience of all existence.

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