July 23, 2019

Tales from the cold winter land

(Tony Wakeford (Anthony Charles Wakeford) is an English neofolk and neoclassical musician who primarily records under the name Sol Invictus.He started his music career as bassist in '77 British punk band Crisis. In 1980 Crisis disbanded and Wakeford formed Death In June together with guitar player Douglas Pearce

In 1984, after being asked to leave, he formed his own personal project, called Above The Ruins. The music continued in the vein of early Death In June and Joy Division, with a nervous and dramatic post-punk sound. The new band disbanded quite soon. He came back in 1987 with Sol Invictus, involving Ian Read and shortly later Karl Blake of Lemon Kittens and Shock Headed Peters. The music of Sol Invictus on the first recordings was a mixture of acoustic and electronic sounds, creating some epic and dramatic songs which stand against the decadence of the West and of modern society. He's also active with the project L'Orchestre Noir, HaWthorn, and a series of collaborations with different artists).


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