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Sol Invictus


Founded in 1987 by English musician Tony Wakeford, Sol Invictus is among the most prolific and influential rings connected with neo-folk or apocalyptic folk, alongside Current 93 and Death in June. Wakeford uses the word “folk noir” to spell it out his function. The group combines acoustic guitars and neo-classical instrumentation with components of commercial consumer electronics, and lyrics reflecting a pessimistic watch of society, with afterwards releases containing even more personal lyrical designs. Wakeford continues to be the only continuous person in the group, but various other contributors possess included Ian Browse, Karl Blake, and Gareth Smith. Wakeford have been in ’70s punk group Turmoil before co-founding Loss of life in June with Douglas P. (also previously of Turmoil) and Patrick Leagas through the early ’80s. Wakeford was dismissed in the music group in 1984 and began the post-punk group Above the Ruins, which became controversial because of their association with right-wing politics. Wakeford disbanded the group and distanced himself from those sights, developing Sol Invictus in 1987. Debut record Against today’s world made an appearance on L.A.Con.L.A.H. (also house to produces by Coil, Nurse with Wound, as well as the Hafler Trio) in 1988. The record acquired a dark post-punk sound with components of what would would later on become termed “martial commercial.” The live recording Within the Jaws from the Serpent (which presented Rose McDowall on drums) made an appearance on S.V.L. Information in 1989. In 1990 Wakeford founded the Tursa label, which obtained distribution by Globe Serpent. Sol Invictus’ Trees and shrubs in Winter season was the label’s 1st release, and several albums from the group adopted well in to the following decade. They steadily shifted into even more of a neo-classical design, with the medial side task L’Orchestre Noir additional exploring this path. Wakeford also released collaborative albums with Steven Stapleton (Nurse with Wound), American painter/musician Tor Lundvall (whose artwork frequently graces the addresses of Sol Invictus produces), and Matt Howden. Ultimately, Cold Spring started to spread the group’s music after Globe Serpent folded sometime through the 2000s. Tursa was relaunched in 2007, and 2 yrs later on, Sol Invictus authorized to Auerbach Tonträger, a neo-folk sublabel of Prophecy Productions, consequently severing ties with Chilly Springtime. Auerbach released luxurious versions from the group’s catalog, along with the extensive box collection The Collected Functions in 2011. The 2013 solitary “Mr. Cruel” preceded the studio room recording A long time ago, which made an appearance in 2014. Another solitary, “THE FINAL Guy,” was released in 2016, in expectation of the full-length Necropolis.

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Music Songs Sol Invictus, Superhero, Sunny Side Up, Separation Anxiety, Cone of Shame, Rise of the Fall, Black Friday, Motherfucker, Matador, From the Dead, Superhero Battaglia
Albums Death in June / Current 93 / Sol Invictus, Trees in Winter, Lex Talionis, The Killing Tide, The Death of the West, In the Jaws of the Serpent, The Cruellest Month, The Devil's Steed, In a Garden Green, Black Europe, King & Queen, Let Us Prey, The Hill of Crosses, The Blade, In Europa, In the Rain, Thrones, Cupid & Death, Trieste, Once Upon a Time, Thrones (Deluxe Edition), Brugge, La Croix, Sol Veritas Lux, Against the Modern World, The Giddy Whirls of Centuries, All Things Strange and Rare, Horse / Lex Talionis / Lumbs Sister, A Mythological Prospect of the Citie of Londinium, Im Blutfeuer, Writ in Water, Above Us the Sun, Ghostly Whistlings: A Tribute To M.R. James, ????!, The Angel

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Que baje Dios y lo vea 2017 post-production
Kalebegiak 2016 Nikaxio
Rendezvous 2016/I Thomas
Anómalo 2014 Short Darío
Words with Gods 2014 Old Man (segment "The Confession")
Invictus: El correo del César 2013 Short as Paco Sagarzazv
Cólera 2013 Short Campesino
Hamaiketakoa 2012 Short
Cuéntame 2007-2011 TV Series Anselmo 'El Matamulas'
El precio de la libertad 2011 TV Mini-Series
Ohe azpiko zera 2011 Short
Artalde 2010 Short
The Last Circus 2010 Anselmo
Cotton Candy 2009 Short
Él nunca lo haría 2009 Short Abuelo
La familia Mata 2007 TV Series Alfre
Dos rivales casi iguales 2007 Muga
H2ombre 2005 Short El Cartero
Aupa Etxebeste! 2005 Luziano Etxebeste
Un paso adelante 2005 TV Series
Ostertz 2004 Short
Portal mortal 2004 Short
Torapia 2004 Sor Gloria
Hombre sin hombre 2004 Short
Malicia en el país de las maravillas 2004 Short Ejecutivo Descalzo
El coche de pedales 2004 Dienteputo
La llorona 2004 Short
La gran aventura de Mortadelo y Filemón 2003 Tirano
Pa ti pa siempre 2003 Short
Un lugar en el mundo 2003 TV Series Domingo
El diablo enamorado 2002 Short Cura
Hospital Central 2002 TV Series Mariano
Mi hijo Arturo 2001 Juez
Policías, en el corazón de la calle 2001 TV Series Padre de Mamen
Estudio 1 2001 TV Series Mereya
La voz de su amo 2001 Recepcionista
Hyde & Jekill 2000 Short
Año Mariano 2000 Obispo
Papá es un ídolo 2000 Médico (as Paco Zagarzazu)
¡Ala... Dina! 2000 TV Series Mago Merlín
El comisario 1999-2000 TV Series Padre de Casqueiro
40 ezetz 1999 Short Joxe Mari (as Pako Sagarzazu)
Cuando vuelvas a mi lado 1999 Serafín
Wiped-Out Footprints 1999 Urbano
¡Qué grande es el teatro! 1999 TV Series
Pecata minuta 1998 Obispo
La hora de los valientes 1998 Jacinto
Muerto de amor 1997 Short
Txotx 1997 Short
La fabulosa historia de Diego Marín 1997 Alcalde
Question of Luck 1996 Señor
Salto al vacío 1995/I Paco
Alsasua 1936 1994 Short Don Fermín
La leyenda de un hombre malo 1994 Short
Una estación de paso 1992 Padre de Tomás
Santa Cruz, el cura guerrillero 1991
Gran Sol 1989
Crónica de la guerra carlista 1988
Ander Eta Yul 1988
A los cuatro vientos 1987
El polizón del Ulises 1987
Coja usted al siguiente 1986 Short Beñat
Iniciativa privada 1986 Short
Otra vuelta de tuerca 1985 Padre de Roberto (as Francisco Sagarzazu)
Tasio 1984 Guarda, enemigo de Tasio
La muerte de Mikel 1984 Peio
La conquista de Albania 1984
La fuga de Segovia 1981 Preso (as Francisco Sagarzazu)



El último tango del Dunixi Documentary filming Himself
¡Feliz 2010! Cuéntame 2009 TV Movie Himself
La mandrágora 2006 TV Series Santo Padre
La gran aventura de Mortadelo y Filemón: El makinón 2003 Video documentary short Himself / Calimero, el Tirano

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