German neofolk project Darkwood announces a series of live performances throughout Europe including appearances at the Wroclaw Industrial Festival and Mithras Garden Festival.
Oct 12th: Russia, St. Petersburg (w/ Barditus, Agnivolok)
Oct 13th: Russia, Moscow (w/ Barditus, Agnivolok)
Nov 2nd: Poland, Wroclaw (XVII Wroclaw Industrial Festival, Facebook Event Page)
Nov 24th: Germany, Zwickau (Mithras Garden Festival, Heathen Harvest Announcement)
Dec 1st: Spain, Barcelona (w/ League of Youth, Facebook Event Page)
In my mind, Flammenlieder is really one of those compilations that is worth searching out, especially considering that Darkwood’s physical material tends to be fleeting at best. A critical man might cast some judgement of Vogel’s project for being so similar to that of heavyweights like the aforementioned Death in June or countrymen Forseti. A more salient complaint would be why exactly Notwendfeuer cuts dominate this release instead of offering something more from Darkwood’s other five albums; one might say it’s practically a revised re-release, if one’s feeling particularly critical. That aside, Vogel’s voice alone, not to mention his polished arrangements of violins and accordions, give credence as to why fans of the genre make his works an ever-increasing rarity and one well worth checking out.