Roadburn 2016: Converge To Play Two Sets; Brothers of the Sonic Cloth Added


Converge playing a doom set assisted by Chelsea Wolfe, Ben Chisholm, Stephen Brodsky and Steve Von Till? After they already played their massively influential Jane Doe album in its entirety for the first time ever? Yeah, that sounds about right for Roadburn. How the fest continues to come up with this stuff year after year is beyond me, but Roadburn 2016 is proving as cornucopia-esque as ever, and there’s still a long time to go before April gets here.

I’ll confess, I’m even more stoked at the thought of Brothers of the Sonic Cloth being added. I missed them when they came through on tour with Neurosis — I should put together a top 20 list of awesome shows I didn’t go to this year because of work and then shoot myself in the fucking face — and they were on my Roadburn 2016 wishlist even before that. An obvious pick, maybe, but necessary in the extreme.

Midnight have canceled, but I’m sure they’ll be replaced with something suitably chaotic, and included in the latest announcement is Black Mountain as well, word about which also came out the other day. Here’s news from the fest:

CONVERGE confirm two special sets for Roadburn 2016

  • CONVERGE confirm two special sets for Roadburn 2016
  • BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH, BLACK MOUNTAIN added to the bill
  • MIDNIGHT cancel European tour including Roadburn Festival

CONVERGE

To celebrate the upcoming 15 year anniversary of their legendary Jane Doealbum, CONVERGE will perform the album in its entirety for the first and last time. The album is considered a classic that defined the metallic hardcore genre as we know it today. This special set is exclusive to the Roadburn Festival and will not be played again anywhere, ever.

CONVERGE will play the Jane Doe album live in its entirety at Roadburn 2016 on Thursday, April 14.

CONVERGE “Blood Moon” is a collaboration between members Jacob Bannon, Kurt Ballou, Nate Newton, and Ben Koller and guest musicians Chelsea Wolfe, Ben Chisholm, Stephen Brodsky, and Steve Von Till. Together as a multi-instrumental group they will create renditions of existing CONVERGE material focusing on the band’s slower, more ambitious work within their legendary catalogue.
CONVERGE “Blood Moon” will perform live at Roadburn 2016 on Saturday, April 16.

To find out more about CONVERGE at Roadburn, click HERE

BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH
Hailing from Seattle, BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH might be a relatively recent name in our grand amphitheatre of heavy, but they have within their riffs the timeless stuff of greatness, the untraceable ingredient which permeates every band with the ability to quake your bones with the power of sound alone. It’s easy to understand why – the head of this brotherhood is none other than the mighty Tad Doyle, whom anyone over 30 and with a good record collection will instantly remember from the amazing TAD, one of the most metallic and crushing propositions to come out of the 90s Sub Pop wave.

The band has yet to play outside the United States, but they have been sharing stages with the likes of Neurosis and The Body, who will also both be present at Roadburn 2016 and who should give you a hint of what to expect from Tad and his cohorts when the moment finally comes.

To find out more about BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH click HERE

BLACK MOUNTAIN
As we announced last week, five years after headlining the Afterburner, acclaimed Canadian psychedelic rock masters BLACK MOUNTAIN will return to Tilburg, Netherlands to perform at Roadburn 2016 at the 013 venue on Thursday April 14.

BLACK MOUNTAIN’s Stephen McBean comments “Roadburn is the teenage wet dream for heavy metal outcasts, the people, the party and of course, the riffs!  Black Mountain can’t wait to turn up, turn on and get down with some future right on. Thank you for all the years of face melting!”

To find out more about BLACK MOUNTAIN at Roadburn, click HERE

MIDNIGHT – CANCELLATION
It is with great sadness that we have to announce that MIDNIGHT will no longer be playing Roadburn 2016. The band have offered only this statement regarding their cancellation:

“Due to private reasons MIDNIGHT will not be able to play the already announced European tour in April 2016.”

We have been working closely with MIDNIGHT’s European booking agency to see if there was a way around this, but unfortunately it seems there is not, as their entire European tour (club shows and festival appearances alike) for April 2016 have been cancelled.

We – like you – are very disappointed that Midnight won’t be playing the 2016 festival. But please pack your leather jackets, bulletbelts, and facemasks, because you’ll surely need them for the rock ‘n roll juggernaut that will step in as Midnight’s replacement, and which will be announced in due course. Speedfreaks be forewarned.

TICKETING INFORMATION

Tickets to Roadburn Festival 2016 are currently on sale.  Three-day tickets are available for 165 Euros (excl. service fees); four-day tickets cost 185 Euros (excl. service fees). Sunday-only tickets cost 39 Euros (excl. service fees). Camping tickets are also available through Ticketmaster. A limited number of single day tickets for Thursday, Friday and Saturday will be announced in the coming weeks.

Click HERE for all the details.

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2 Responses to “Roadburn 2016: Converge To Play Two Sets; Brothers of the Sonic Cloth Added”

  1. […] “I’ll confess, I’m even more stoked at the thought of Brothers of the Sonic Cloth being added. I missed them when they came through on tour with Neurosis — I should put together a top 20 list of awesome shows I didn’t go to this year because of work and then shoot myself in the fucking face — and they were on my Roadburn 2016 wishlist even before that. An obvious pick, maybe, but necessary in the extreme.” – The Obelisk website […]

  2. […] “I’ll confess, I’m even more stoked at the thought of Brothers of the Sonic Cloth being added. I missed them when they came through on tour with Neurosis — I should put together a top 20 list of awesome shows I didn’t go to this year because of work and then shoot myself in the fucking face — and they were on my Roadburn 2016 wishlist even before that. An obvious pick, maybe, but necessary in the extreme.” – The Obelisk website […]

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