DIJ have made a career out of ambiguous right wing flirtations, part of me thinks it's one big joke (Douglas Pierce being an openly gay man who performs crappy music around occult and esoteric themes would probably be first against the wall if a far right regime like the Nazis came to power) but most of me thinks it's a cynical ploy to cash in on the right wing industrial music/folk fan who seem to drop money on all sorts of shite once there's a rune on the cover and a vague whiff of totalitarianism in the air. There seems to be a much bigger movement of anti-fascist types who follow the likes of DIJ around to try and cancel shows. I was reading about some metal band who were dropped from the festival for once having covered DIJ, the whole thing seems mental to me.I meant that the alt-right scene in general draws in part from the wider neo-folk scene and its offshoots. I vaguely recall some online outrage among Eurasianists when Death in June performed in Kiev a while back and expressed support for the regime there. A rather baffling myopia given DIJs solidarity with Israel as well.
I find it hard to believe that the neofolk scene is big enough to significantly feed into the mainstream right wing political movement in any meaningful way. They're a highly visible niche (once you start looking for them) but do you really think all the Golden Dawn or English Defense League lads are sitting down in the evening and putting on a Sol Invictus or Burzum LP? I think the general far right hysteria sweeping Europe owes a lot more to people just being racist pricks.