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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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  • Matt_Armonia

    Хороший чувак, многим интереснее Тибета и Обрезанного

    19 Jul 9:32am Reply
  • OG-Gurda

    insane

    19 Jun 9:38am Reply
  • Hari_Maia

    http://www.lastfm.com.br/music/The+Dramatic+Theory

    14 May 2:55am Reply
  • Aryakafashi

    Am I the only one facing a problem listening to their tracks on spotify?

    5 Apr 3:37am Reply
  • RajhinLXXXVI

    "Looking for Europe" is probably one of the best neofolk songs I've ever heard. [2]

    3 Apr 7:26am Reply
  • moneyisflesh000

    The anti-modernism of Sol Invictus is actually Modernism.

    28 Feb 12:16am Reply
  • FaultyClockwork

    Of what I've sought out of Sol Invictus' work I think "Lex Talionis" is my favorite. "In the Rain" is an easier listen and as such I've listened to it more, but the blend on "Lex Talionis" of neofolk and industrial (with maybe some of the post-punk vibe of his earlier works thrown in) really makes it a beautiful singularity of an album and one of the most perfect fusions of the involved genres. Other half industrial/electronic, half neofolk albums like C93's "Imperium" or DiJ's "Nada!" don't create the same atmosphere or feeling that SI's opus manages to. Though Wakeford later rejected the naïve anti-modernism you can find on "Lex Talionis" I find the themes rather appropriate for what the album delivers musically. "Lex Talionis" is truly a classic.

    22 Feb 1:53am Reply
  • iamholgerczukay

    Why have I waited so long to get into this amazing music? I've heard the name a few times, but never really checked it out: Brilliant, absolutely brilliant.

    16 Feb 8:15pm Reply
  • Pheneks

    "Looking for Europe" is probably one of the best neofolk songs I've ever heard.

    14 Jan 6:02pm Reply
  • Sanctus0815

    Like their new tracks. I hope the album will be out soon.

    12 Jan 9:22pm Reply
  • Kyonil

    Норм.

    8 Jan 7:21am Reply
  • Socyopat

    Музыка тащит, но вокал всё портит.

    18 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Patiomkin

    @Tandrax : Maybe you're searching for this : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3aeWHz6Zok

    10 Dec 2013 Reply
  • xskramx

    http://fenrir1.bandcamp.com/ listen please

    19 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Tandrax218

    Hey can anyone help me out?? When Sol was playing in Zagreb this year they played a song called "War" that they said is a cover song of som other band. I cant remember what was the name of the band so if anyone knows ....

    5 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Patiomkin

    Those new tracks are pretty meh. Can't wait for the new album though.

    30 Oct 2013 Reply
  • PJPSounds

    Hello everybody, you might find this interesting http://www.last.fm/music/Sia-Apantha-Cali/Theory+of+Practical+Chaos+(2012). Cheers

    19 Oct 2013 Reply
  • itsmysandwich

    Those new tracks are pretty neat. Can't wait for the new album.

    17 Oct 2013 Reply
  • grunnwald

    ~Against The Modern World!~we all

    6 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Gustaw_Konrad

    Against The Modern World

    28 Sep 2013 Reply
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