Walpurgisnacht, the second darkest night of the calendar. Another time when the boundary between the worlds of the light and the black is open to permutation and rupture.
Heathen Harvest brings you our first compilation honouring this great spiritual event. This time round, we have more exclusives and more bespoke tracks alongside a great many familiar numbers carefully selected by the Heathen Harvest jounalistic collective. As usual, all the music here is perfectly apt for not only respecting this important occasion, but for giving a rounded overview of exactly the kinds of work we cover here at Heathen Harvest.
We wish you all an excellent Walpurgisnacht this 30th April, and hope you can spend some of it experiencing the sounds within this compilation.
This sampler is intended to be heard as one unbroken trajectory.
- Sangre de Muerdago – Arrastrando de Cadeas
- Midlake – Rulers, Ruling All Things
- Unto Ashes – She Binds Away the Night
- Osewoudt – Aan Lager Wal
- Sol Invictus – A Fool In April (Heathen Harvest Mix)
- Wreathes – Odes
- Radio Vril – Aether Walk With Me
- David E. Williams – Hello Columbus (520th Anniversary Version, 2012)
- Raventale – Twilight… The Vernal Dusk
- Gustaf Hildebrand – Manifold
- Atzmann Zoubar – Main de Gloire
- Herbst9 – Ušumgal Kalamma
- Necrophorus – Sentiment (II)
- New Risen Throne – Lands Filled with Silence and Grief
- Seeds of Iblis – In The Name of Iblis
- Manmade Origin – Legion of the Lost (Lament for Tomorrow II)
- Iron Fist of the Sun – The 5th Wife
- Theologian – Abandon All Hope
- Compactor – Burning Below Zero
- Most of the Taciturn – Nanjing VI
- Mulm – Night Water Reflection
- Svartsinn – And Time Will Erase
Genres: Neofolk / Dark Ambient / Experimental / Black Metal / Noise / Industrial
Total Runtime – 2:29:04
Track 5 mixed by the artist for this compilation
Tracks 4 and 8 recorded by the artists for this compilation
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All tracks used with permission