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Originally from Crystal Palace, in South London, Southgate is of English-Scots descent and moved to the small village of Jarvis Brook, East Sussex, in his teenage years and became an activist in the British National Front (NF) in 1984 and edited The Wealden Warrior. The organisation at that time had changed significantly and was actively promoting the work of black separatists like Louis Farrakhan and Osiris Akkebala.
On December 5, 1988, Southgate was convicted of actual bodily harm and affray at Lewes Crown Court for an assault on a male lab technician active with the Revolutionary Communist Party (RCP). This happened during a clash on Brighton seafront in May 1987, nineteen months earlier. He was sentenced to eighteen months and incarcerated in Lewes and Northeye prisons, both in East Sussex, but still claims that he was defending himself from attack and was set up as a result of becoming a successful organiser for Crowborough and North Weald NF .
International Third Position
In the Autumn of 1989 he joined the International Third Position (ITP), a breakaway from the NF, and became Editor of several local ITP publications, including The Kent Crusader, Surrey Action and Eastern Legion.
English Nationalist Movement
He then split from the ITP in September 1992 after accusing Roberto Fiore and Derek Holland of ideological hypocrisy and swindling members out of their life savings to prop up the group's failed rural experiment in northern France. Southgate then founded the English Nationalist Movement (ENM) and during this time edited magazines like The Crusader and The English Alternative. The ENM had strong units in the Burnley, Bradford and south-east Kent areas.
National Revolutionary Faction
In 1998 he and other ENM members founded the National Revolutionary Faction, which he describes as "a hardline revolutionary organisation based on an underground cell-structure similar to that used by both the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) and the IRA", operating on the principle of leaderless resistance . The NRF also had a camping/hiking fraternity known as the Greenshirts, based on Corneliu Zelea Codreanu's Romanian Iron Guard. Members performed torchlight ceremonies and distributed small bags of earth.
In 2000 Southgate and a close associate, Michael Lujan - a former member of America's White Order of Thule and Editor of Crossing the Abyss magazine - established the Synthesis website. This resource is said to be fronted by a study group and occasional salon called Le Cercle de la Rose Noire, blending politics, music and the occult.
Southgate and other NRF associates were on the editorial board of the journal, Alternative Green, for three issues. The magazine was published with the support of Green Anarchist founder Richard Hunt, Brighton Anarchist Wayne John Sturgeon and Adrian White. The magazine appeared in left-wing bookshops in and around London.
In 2001, Troy Southgate and the NRF were the subject of a Sunday Telegraph article, in which the NRF was accused of being a neo-Nazi organisation infiltrating animal rights groups in order to spread fascism.
Troy Southgate is today the main figurehead of National-Anarchism, which sees the artificial hierarchies inherent in government and capitalism as oppressive. They advocate collective action organized along the lines of nationality, identity, and tribes, and advocate for a decentralised social order wherein "like-minded individuals" maintain distinct communities. National-Anarchism echoes most strains of anarchism by expressing a desire to reorganize human relationships, with an emphasis on replacing the hierarchical structures of government and capitalism with local, communal decision-making. Southgate has stated:
|“||We believe in political, social and economic decentralisation. In other words, we wish to see a positive downward trend whereby all bureaucratic concepts such as the UN, NATO, the EU, the World Bank and even nation-states like England and Germany are eradicated and consequently replaced by autonomous village-communities.||”|
The revolutionary conservative concept of the Anarch is central to National-Anarchism and its supporters view liberalism as a primary cause of the social decline of nations and cultural identity. National-Anarchists also reject fascism and communism as statist and totalitarian, and reject National Socialism as a failed dictatorship of a totalitarian government.
On January 16, 2005, Southgate and other associates launched a new vehicle, New Right, with a meeting in central London . This followed an initial meeting the previous month . New Right, which has much more in common with the French Nouvelle Droite than with New Right politics in the Anglo-American sense, describes itself as a "dynamic and strictly metapolitical group [that] seeks to unite the disparate strands of the British Right and get everybody pulling in the same direction" . It publishes a journal, New Imperium, and has held meetings as recently as Saturday 21st November 2009, this being the twenty-fourth gathering of its kind.
Southgate has also written for the website of the Russian newspaper, Pravda, on the metaphysical radical work of Julius Evola . Traditionalist political philosophy of the sort developed by Evola and supported by Southgate has been gaining currency amongst conservative Russian parties.
Southgate and his political ideas have been discussed in various books and publications, including The Beast Reawakens (1999) by Martin A. Lee, International Fascism: Theories, Causes and the New Consensus by Roger Griffin (2002), Black Sun: Aryan Cults, Esoteric Nazism & the Politics of Identity by Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke (2003), the five-volume study Fascism: Critical Concepts in Political Science (2004) by Roger Griffin & Matthew Feldman (ed.) and The Radical Right in Britain by Alan Sykes (2005). A 26-page article by Graham D. Macklin, entitled 'Co-opting the Counter-Culture: Troy Southgate and the National Revolutionary Faction', appeared in Volume 39, No. 3 of the academic journal Patterns of Prejudice (2005), and Southgate and the New Right were also discussed in an essay called The West Reborn by David J. Wingfield which appeared in The Initiate: Journal of Traditional Studies (2008), pp. 17-19. A Winter 2008 article appeared in Vol. 23, No. 4 of The Public Eye magazine, entitled 'Rebranding Fascism: National-Anarchists' by Spencer Sunshine. In Germany, Southgate is mentioned in Gabriel Kuhn's 'Neuer Anarchismus in den USA: Seattle und die Folgen' (2008). Some of Southgate's musical activities are discussed in the Hungarian book, Battlenoise: The Blows of the Martial Industrial Music, published by Mozgalom Records (2007).
Nationalanarchismus: Manifest und Texte (with Peter Töpfer & Hans Cany), 2004, Eigner Verlag, 481pp.
Tradition & Revolution: Collected Writings of Troy Southgate, 2007, Integral Tradition Publishing, 330pp.
Hitler: The Adjournment, 2010, Iron Sky Publishing, 112pp.
Integral Tradition Publishing will publish a second edition of Southgate's Tradition and Revolution in 2010.
Troy Southgate has also written the Introduction to a new edition of The Green Book by Muammar al-Qathafi, to be published by Integral Tradition Publishing in 2010.
The author is working on a further three books, two of which are novels.
Troy Southgate is a vocalist, guitarist and percussionist with the mainly Dutch quintet, H.E.R.R., who play Neoclassical music and have released several albums including 'Es Regnet Das Leben Heraus' (2004), 'The Winter of Constantinople' (2005), 'Vondel's Lucifer: First Movement' (2006) and the 'Fire & Glass: A Norwood Tragedy' EP (2007). Southgate's vocals have also featured for H.E.R.R. on the following compilation albums: 'Hopes Die In Winter' ('Hopes Die in Winter' and 'Fifteen Tokens'), 'Instruo Vestri Pro Pugna!' ('The Baron of Urga'), 'Neo-Form I' ('For a Christ-Thorn'), and 'Swarm' ('Stalingrad'). Future projects include a 7" single release of Current 93's 'For a Christ Thorn' coupled with a new song, 'Narcissus', on the b-side. The latest release is 'The Twelve Caesars', based upon the work of the same name by the Roman historian, Suetonius.
Southgate is also a singer/songwriter with the German group, Seelenlicht, one of whom is a member of Kammer Sieben]], and the project has released a 14-track album for the Cold Spring Records label, entitled 'Gods & Devils'. A compilation track, 'Return to Summerisle', was recorded for the Old Europa Cafe label and their second album, 'Love & Murder', has just been released.
In September 2007, Southgate became a full-time vocalist and member of Poland's Horologium, founded by Grzegorz Siedlecki, for whom he had previously recorded 'Faustus' (with Maria Southgate) and 'Thus I Spake' for two separate Horologium releases. This came about after Southgate was consequently asked to write and record five tracks for a forthcoming Horologium album called 'Earthbound' (expected on the Old Europa Cafe label in early 2008). The group has just released a joint 7" Neuropa Records collaboration with Oda Relicta from the Ukraine.
He has also worked with Sweden's Survival Unit, Holland's Erich Zahn, the Canadian project, Funerary Call, the Italian projects Ouroboros, Bonebound and Sala Della Colonne, the Polish project Ollin and the German bands, Sagittarius,[disambiguation needed] Von Thronstahl & The Days of the Trumpet Call.
SURVIVAL UNIT: Continuity ('Awakening & Bravery', 2005, LP, Steinklang Industries)
SURVIVAL UNIT: Continuity ('Awakening & Bravery', 2005, CD-R, Steinklang Industries)
SURVIVAL UNIT: Continuity / Deliverance From The Claws Of Their Final Grasp ('Awakening & Bravery', 2005, LP+min CD-R, Steinklang Industries)
HERR: The Winter of Constantinople (2005, CD-R, Cynfeirdd)
HERR: Carpe Noctem Festival I: Sturmgewitter Ziehn Durchs Land ('Constantinople I: Hagya Sophia'/'Requiem For Constantinople', 2005, CD, Carpe Noctem)
HERR: Hopes Die In Winter ('Hopes Die In Winter'/'Fifteen Tokens', 2005, CD, Beast of Prey)
HERR: The Winter Of Constantinople (2005, Picture-LP, Cynfeirdd)
HERR: The Winter Of Constantinople (2005, CD, Cold Spring)
HERR: Instruo Vestri Pro Pugna! ('The Baron Of Urga', 2005, 12" vinyl, Cold Spring)
HERR: Neither Beginning Nor End ('The Fall Of Constantinople', 2005, CD, Cynfeirdd)
HERR: Neo-Form I ('For A Christ-Thorn', 2005, MP3 release, Neo-Form)
HERR: Swarm ('Stalingrad', 2006, CD, Cold Spring)
HERR: Vondel's Lucifer (2006, CD, Cold Spring)
HOROLOGIUM: Paradise Inverted ('Faustus', 2007, CD, Old Europa Cafe)
HOROLOGIUM: The World Is Not Enough ('Thus I Spake', 2007, CD, Neuropa Records)
HERR: Fire and Glass: A Norwood Tragedy (2007, MCD, Cold Spring)
SEELENLICHT: 13th Street: The Sound of Mystery 4 ('Demian', 2007, CD, ZYX Music)
SEELENLICHT: Gods & Devils (2008, CD, Cold Spring)
HOROLOGIUM: Zero Tolerance 022 ('The Watchers', 2008, CD, magazine sampler)
HERR: OEC 100 / The Old Europa Cafe ('A Newer Rome', 2008, 7 x CD boxset, Old Europa Cafe)
SEELENLICHT: OEC 100 / The Old Europa Cafe ('Return To Summerisle', 2008, 7 x CD boxset, Old Europa Cafe)
ACROSS THE RUBICON: Scontrum VIII ('A Soldier'/'Survivors', 2008, wooden CD box, War Office Propaganda)
HOROLOGIUM: Earthbound (2008, CD, Old Europa Cafe)
SAGITTARIUS: Songs from the Ivory Tower ('Ich Hatt Einen Kameraden'/'The Song', 2008, CD, Cold Spring)
SEELENLICHT: Sounds of Geisterwelt Nights ('The Modern Saxons', 2008, CD-R promo, Geisterwelt)
BONEBOUND: Interior - Obscure Sounds From The Inside ('The Bone Room', 2008, CD-R, Invisible Eye Productions)
BONEBOUND: Interior - Obscure Sounds From The Inside ('The Bone Room', 2008, C90 tape, Invisible Eye Productions)
ELVATORIUM: Message From The Black Sun Constellation ('Lithany To The Heart Of A Dying Whale', 'Echoes' & 'Velvet Skies', 2008, MP3 release)
SAGITTARIUS: Fragmente II ('Moonlight Sonata, First Movement', 2008, mp3)
THE DAYS OF THE TRUMPET CALL: I Saw No Temple in the City / Reminiszenz 1999-2006 ('End Times', 2008, 2 x CD, Trutzburg Thule)
THE DAYS OF THE TRUMPET CALL: I Saw No Temple in the City / Reminiszenz 1999-2006 ('End Times', 2008, 2 x CD + MCD box set, Trutzburg Thule)
HOROLOGIUM: Le Paradis Des Chasseurs ('Faustus', 2009, CD, Twilight Records)
VARIOUS ARTISTS: Tarot Serie ('1 - The Magician', 2009, 3" CD, Invisible Eye Recordings)
VARIOUS ARTISTS: Tarot Serie ('2 - The High Priestess', 2009, 3" CD, Invisible Eye Recordings)
VARIOUS ARTISTS: Tarot Serie ('3 - The Empress', 2009, 3" CD, Invisible Eye Recordings)
VARIOUS ARTISTS: Tarot Serie ('4 - The Emperor', 2009, 3" CD, Invisible Eye Recordings)
ELVATORIUM: Because God Told Me To Do It: Volume 1 ('Echoes', 2009, mp3, TheeBradMiller)
VON THRONSTAHL: Germanium Metallicum ('Self-Defence or Slavery' & 'The Beauty of Life & Eternal War', CD, Trutzburg-Thule)
VON THRONSTAHL: Germanium Metallicum ('Self-Defence or Slavery' & 'The Beauty of Life & Eternal War', box edition with poster & pin, Trutzburg-Thule)
VARIOUS ARTISTS: Tarot Serie ('5 - The Hierophant', 2009, 3" CD, Invisible Eye Recordings)
VARIOUS ARTISTS: Tarot Serie ('6 - The Lovers', 2009, 3" CD, Invisible Eye Recordings)
VARIOUS ARTISTS: Tarot Serie ('7 - The Chariot', 2009, 3" CD, Invisible Eye Recordings)
VARIOUS ARTISTS: Tarot Serie ('8 - Justice', 2009, 3" CD, Invisible Eye Recordings)
SEELENLICHT: Tarot Serie ('The Lovers', 2009, 3" CD, Invisible Eye Recordings)
HOROLOGIUM: Saint George & the Dragon ('The Death of Jerzy, 2009, 7", Neuropa)
VARIOUS ARTISTS: Tarot Serie ('9 - The Hermit', 2009, 3" CD, Invisible Eye Recordings)
VARIOUS ARTISTS: Tarot Serie ('10 - The Wheel of Fortune', 2009, 3" CD, Invisible Eye Recordings)
VARIOUS ARTISTS: Tarot Serie ('11 - Strength', 2009, 3" CD, Invisible Eye Recordings)
VARIOUS ARTISTS: Tarot Serie ('12 - The Hanged Man', 2009, 3" CD, Invisible Eye Recordings)
HERR: XII Caesars (2009, CD, Cold Spring)
VARIOUS ARTISTS: Tarot Serie ('13 - Death', 2009, 3" CD, Invisible Eye Recordings)
VARIOUS ARTISTS: Tarot Serie ('14 - Temperance', 2009, 3" CD, Invisible Eye Recordings)
VARIOUS ARTISTS: Tarot Serie ('15 - The Devil', 2009, 3" CD, Invisible Eye Recordings)
VARIOUS ARTISTS: Tarot Serie ('16 - The Tower', 2009, 3" CD, Invisible Eye Recordings)
SEELENLICHT: Love & Murder (2009, CD, Trutzburg-Thule)
VARIOUS ARTISTS: Tarot Serie ('17 - The Star', 2010, 3" CD, Invisible Eye Recordings)
VARIOUS ARTISTS: Tarot Serie ('18 - The Moon', 2010, 3" CD, Invisible Eye Recordings)
VARIOUS ARTISTS: Tarot Serie ('19 - The Sun', 2010, 3" CD, Invisible Eye Recordings)
VARIOUS ARTISTS: Tarot Serie ('20 - Judgement', 2010, 3" CD, Invisible Eye Recordings)
SILENT CATHEDRAL: Finis Gloriae Mundi EP ('Silent Cathedral: Part One', Inchiostrum Records)
HERR: For A Christ-Thorn ('For A Christ-Thorn'/'Narcissus', 7", Trutzburg-Thule)
SEELENLICHT: Serrano compilation ('Black Sun Shining', CD, JSP Distribution)
ERICH ZAHN Featuring TROY SOUTHGATE: 'Acid Rain' ('Acid Rain'/'Streets of London', 7", Kulturkrieg)
THE DAYS OF THE TRUMPET CALL: album title and label unknown ('The Guest', CD, Cold Spring)
ELVATORIUM: Message From The Black Sun Constellation ('Lithany To The Heart Of A Dying Whale', 'Echoes' & 'Velvet Skies', CD, Invisible Eye Productions)
ELVATORIUM: When Heaven Falls Apart (CD, label to be finalised)
FUNERARY CALL: (title unknown, CD, Fall of Nature)
DESERT DIVINITY: Rusted Idols ('Pulsating Spectre' and 'Cold Room Solitude', label to be finalised)
OUROBOROS: Love Will Tear Us Apart ('Love Will Tear Us Apart', 7", Invisible Eye Productions)
OLLIN: The Opium Trail (label to be finalised)
BONEBOUND: Album title unknown (label to be finalised)
THE JOY OF NATURE: Anitya ('This Floating World', label to be finalised)
SALA DELLE COLONNE: Album title unknown ('Anathema of Zos', label to be finalised)
RADEK KORDASIEWICZ Featuring TROY SOUTHGATE: Black Stripes 2 ('Someone In The Fields', label to be finalised)
SAGITTARIUS: Uni Ja Kuolema ('Song VIII: Composed in a Dream', label to be finalised)
KAMA RUPA: Kama: Kontra: Kontrol ('Regret', Goat Eater Records)
VARIOUS ARTISTS: Tarot Serie ('21 - The World', 3" CD, Invisible Eye Recordings)
VARIOUS ARTISTS: Tarot Serie ('0 - The Fool', 3" CD, Invisible Eye Recordings)
- ^ H.E.R.R. interview with Neo-folk.it
- ^ "Transcending the Beyond: from Third Position to National-Anarchism" by Troy Southgate, Pravda.ru, 17 January 2002
- ^ "Neo-nazis join animal rights groups" by Daniel Foggo, Sunday Telegraph, 16 June 2001
- ^ Interview with Wayne John Sturgeon on the NRF website, undated (website now defunct; interview available on archive.org mirror)
- ^ Interview with Miron Fyodorov for Kinovar magazine, undated, available on Synthesis
- ^ Interview with Dan Ghetu, undated, on Synthesis
- ^ "National-Anarchism", the main principles in question and answer format on the Folk and Faith website
- ^ H.E.R.R. interview with Heathen Harvest