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Sol Invictus is an English and group fronted by Tony Wakeford.
Wakeford founded Sol Invictus in order to pursue his own musical ideas. He was an original member of Crisis and Death in June with Douglas P… He formed Sol Invictus in 1987, working with Ian Read and Karl Blake. He has been the sole constant of the group, as it continues to bring forth new forms and conceptions.

Wakeford has described Sol Invictus as a “cabaret band from Hell for the fin-de-siècle” and has referred to his work as . He has said the name “comes from a pre-Christian Rome-based cult. Many of its trappings were taken over by the church. The name means ‘the unconquered (or victorious) sun’, and it was brought back by the legionnaires returning from Persia. The sun has always been an important symbol and as the cult of Sol Invictus nearly defeated Christianity at one point it seemed a good name to use. I also love the sound of Latin. “

Sol Invictus imagery and lyrical content, especially initially, was strongly influenced by a antipathy for the modern world and materialism. The band also had considerable interest in Heathen and Mithraist themes, often reflecting an explicit antipathy to Christianity. Wakeford has written from a melancholic position of doomed Romanticism, which laments the loss of beauty, love, and Culture. He sees Americanism as a scourge upon Europe, as expressed with pitch-black humour in his song, “Death of the West” from the album of the same name.


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  • Vantaig


    7 Jan 11:27pm Reply
  • futureaspects

    After many years I came to conclusion that Sol Invictus is waaay better that Di6. Sol Invictus is more deppresing, that's for sure.

    25 Dec 2014 Reply
  • cawatana

    As I listen to the new album more and more, I like it more and more (I've already liked it after the first listening, but now I like it even more). The first really good Sol Invictus record after about 15 years.

    14 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Axeman_Eugene

    The new album has some really dark instrumental stuff, simply mesmerizing.

    12 Nov 2014 Reply
  • krumbledkookie

    This is one of the darkest and most bizarre records I've heard this year. It is freakish and yet somehow still playful. I love it.

    7 Nov 2014 Reply
  • limonad_limonad

    Классный парень, но, как и два года спустя- я считаю, что до 1995.

    31 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Patiomkin

    After few extra spins I love this album even more. Once Upon a Time is a wonderful, well-rounded addition to Sol Invictus' grandiose discography. Anderson did a great job on it - his well-balanced guitar-work really added a lot of refreshing, embellishing textures to a solid Sol Invictus formula. Also, Wakeford's vocals are exceptionally good. Live long and prosper, Sol Invictus!

    12 Oct 2014 Reply
  • arch_cthulhu

    New album is incredible. Old spirit with a new cover.

    12 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Sanjuro54

    News for any gigs?

    8 Oct 2014 Reply
  • itsmysandwich Did a rough "review" of the new album.

    8 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Patiomkin

    I already love the new album, after only one spin. To be honest it seems a little uneven, but one can not deny its soul, freshness, and good old Sol Invictus-style pessimistic flair, which is ironically decadent in itself. Yeah!

    2 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Vantaig

    New album is magnificent. A year from now Tony announced that it would be different from the previous material, and I myself expected something that I would not like so much. I was wrong.

    1 Oct 2014 Reply
  • itsmysandwich

    Not a surprise there! Great new stuff.

    30 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Axeman_Eugene

    The new album has some pretty good stuff

    26 Sep 2014 Reply
  • jokumuko

    I always think the cat is a collar/cloak when I see profile pic in my playlist.

    27 Aug 2014 Reply
  • State-records

    for fans of death in june -

    14 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Sanctus0815

    The new album will be out on 26. sept.

    10 Aug 2014 Reply
  • OG-Gurda


    28 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Matt_Armonia

    Хороший чувак, многим интереснее Тибета и Обрезанного

    19 Jul 2014 Reply
  • OG-Gurda


    19 Jun 2014 Reply
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