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KING DUDE just passed through our town, so we can tell you without a doubt he brings a special presence and dark magick in a live setting that’s not to be missed. This March, he is traveling on the wings of Lucifer to the UK, Europe, Russia and Scandinavia on

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Over two years ago, in my review of Cult of Youth’s Love Will Prevail, I wrote that it “really is one of those rare ‘next level’ LPs that bands always strive to create,” and I think I also called it a “game changer.” These are words that I still stand

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by Oliver Sheppard A lot of the recent infusion of music and interest into neofolk can be traced to bands like Cult of Youth and the excellent Agalloch, bands originally rooted in the punk and metal scenes, respectively. This is quite a new development in the history of the music,

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King Dude’s third LP, Burning Daylight, recently came out on Dais Records, continuing the one man project’s exploration of dark, eerily psychedelic, low-fi, Americana-tinged folk music. King Dude — whose name, as I’ve said before, is a little too close to something like “Kid Rock” for me (but that, as

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US neofolk band Kinit Her’s new Storm of Radiance LP contains a note explaining that many of the LP’s lyrics are based on the writing of German philosopher Ludwig Klages. Looking to understand Kinit Her’s lyrical approach, I read some Klages and came upon this quote: “The mankind of heathen

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Whether you call it dark folk, “apocalyptic folk” (David Tibet’s term), or the term I’ll use here, neofolk, an early musical goal of bands in this genre seemed to be “Joy Division unplugged”: Neofolk granddaddies Death in June took the vibe and imagery of Joy Division’s “Ideal for Living” EP

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