Asgardsrei festival

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Asgardsrei festival is a neo-Nazi[1] and National socialist black metal (NSBM) festival in Kiev, Ukraine.

As a NSBM festival, it is a popular place for right-wing activists across Europe, with several neo-Nazi networks and organizations from Europe and America meeting there.[2][3] It is named after the 1999 album by Absurd with the same name, which was seen as influential to the National socialist black metal scene.[4] Such bands that are participating in the festival include Absurd, Peste Noire, Goatmoon, M8L8TH, and Nokturnal Mortum.[5][6]

The festival is strongly connected to Alexey Levkin of M8L8TH, and his "MilitantZone", as organizers, and to the pro-Maidan right wing Azov battalion.[7]


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  3. ^ Harlukowicz, Jacek (December 14, 2018). "Wrocław neo-Nazis are going to Kiev for a festival gathering right-wing extremism from all over Europe".
  4. ^ Moynihan, Colin (February 19, 2019). "Heavy Metal Confronts Its Nazi Problem".
  5. ^ Freieres, Horst (November 30, 2018). "Europe's NSBM scene gathers in Kiev".
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