Blowup Vol. 2: Complete Lineup Confirmed

Posted in Whathaveyou on August 24th, 2016 by JJ Koczan

In October, just as an ultra-busy Fall festival season begins to wind down so everyone can go back and record new albums, Helsinki venue uk phd thesis search Buy Custom Essay Papers ghostwriting services denver writing an admission essay definition Korjaamo will play host to Top list of the try here is your key to success! We are glad to provide you with freshest proofreading services reviews and trustworthy Blowup Vol. 2. With the likes of Welcome to CustomwritingPros, home of best essay writers! Here, we offer you Business Plan Organization for all your research papers. Get help Now! Conan, Expert Essay Writers Crossword Clue for people who need help to Write Essay, Term Paper, Thesis or Homework. Hire an Expert Writer to Complete your Papers Online. Monolord, Only quality Write Your Own Obituary Assignment can aid you to score high in the subject and with homework1ís online help with accounting subject you can rip a Lucifer and native Finnish acts like Assignment Land has the team of best academic writers who are here to entertain your request 'Who can do my assignment for me or http://www.uk-officesupplies.com/essaywriter-biz/ Skepticism, Essay Writing Services Online is best for Marketing Plan For Retail Business in US, UK, Australia and Canada.We provide custom thesis writing services for all degree Oranssi Pazuzu, Do you want to complete your paper with Completed Business Plans? Never be concernedí only hire our professionals for outstanding solutions. Lord Vicar, Com Cheapest Essay Writing Service Usa services online you can hire a really professional writer who will make an excellent-quality essay, research paper Atomikyl√§, Reviews of the best http://nanomat.uprrp.edu/tmp/cache/?website-that-will-write-a-paper-for-you companies we could find. Check them out before ordering essays or assignments! Albin√∂ Rhino and http://www.alogakos.gr/dissertation-scholarships-social-sciences/ - Get key advice as to how to receive the greatest research paper ever Composing a custom research paper is work through a lot of Morbid Evils, the broad and often bizarre spectrum of the country’s heavy scene is well represented, and those selected from outside Finland’s borders show a keen curation process at work.

The fest is set for Oct. 14 and 15, and will also feature a live-scored cinematic showing of 1967’s banned documentary, Titicut Follies, about a patient in a mental hospital in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, which by amazing coincidence is the next town over from where I live. Go figure.

The final lineup and show info came down the PR wire:

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Blowup Vol. 2

October 14-15
Korjaamo
Töölönkatu 51 a-b, 00250 Helsinki

BlowUp Vol. 2 is taking place 14 -15 October 2016 in Helsinki, Finland. The venue is Korjaamo Culture Factory, one of the largest independent art centres in the Nordic countries. Korjaamo was founded in an old tram depot in Töölö in 2004, and now hosts a concert venue as well as six smaller creative spaces for meetings and seminars plus movie theatre. The Vaunuhalli building is also home to Helsinki City Museum’s Tram Museum.

Blowup Vol. 2 also offers the cinematic art. Titicut Follies is directed by Frederick Wiseman documentary in 1967, which follows the lives of Massachusetts Bridgewater inmate in a mental hospital. Although the movie was awarded with freshly festivals in Germany and Italy, the United States, it crashed into censorship. Titicut Follies was shown to the public for the first time only in 1992. At Blowup Vol 2 it is presented in the early evening on Friday, 14 October.

Titicut Follies screen will be accompanied by Veli-Matti O. ‚ÄúHeap‚ÄĚ √Ąij√§l√§n and Markku Leinonen, duo that made new music for the movie, which will necessarily be heard a second time.

Final line up for Blowup Vol. 2:

Friday 14.10.2016
Lucifer (UK)
Bastard Noise (US)
Oranssi Pazuzu (FIN)
Au-Dessus (LT)
Atomikylä (FIN)

Friday 14.10.2016
Film concert: Titicut Follies (Frederick Wiseman, 1967)
Score by Veli-Matti O. √Ąij√§l√§ & Markku Leinonen
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Saturday 15.10.2016
Conan (UK)
Monolord (SWE)
Skepticism (FIN)
Lord Vicar (FIN)
Albinö Rhino & Morbid Evils (FIN) РSplit Live Experience.

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BlowUp Vol. 2 Adds Samothrace, Monolord and Skepticism

Posted in Whathaveyou on May 12th, 2016 by JJ Koczan

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Not sure as to how many acts will comprise the final lineup for¬†BlowUp Vol. 2, but the six they already have already show a solid international draw, and though Europe is silly with festivals this October —¬†BlowUp Vol. 2 is the same weekend as¬†Desertfest Belgium 2016, albeit 26 hours away by car — the Finnish event is clearly going for establishing its own vibe.

Semi-translated info follows:

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BlowUp Vol. 2 is taking place 14 -15 October 2016 in Helsinki, Finland. The venue is Korjaamo Culture Factory, one of the largest independent art centres in the Nordic countries. Korjaamo was founded in an old tram depot in Töölö in 2004, and now hosts a concert venue as well as six smaller creative spaces for meetings and seminars plus movie theatre. The Vaunuhalli building is also home to Helsinki City Museum’s Tram Museum.

The new names are Swedish doom band Monolord, despair alleys of the American free-moving genre Samothrace, as well as Finnish Skepticism, whose funeral doom is playing live this year only this time in Helsinki.

Blowup Vol. 2 also offers the cinematic art. Titicut Follies is directed by Frederick Wiseman documentary in 1967, which follows the lives of Massachusetts Bridgewater inmate in a mental hospital. Although the movie was awarded with freshly festivals in Germany and Italy, the United States, it crashed into censorship. Titicut Follies was shown to the public for the first time only in 1992. At Blowup Vol 2 it is presented in the early evening on Friday, 14 October.

Titicut Follies screen will be accompanied by Veli-Matti O. “Heap” √Ąij√§l√§n and Markku Leinonen, duo that made new music for the movie, which will necessarily be heard a second time.

Confirmed bands so far are:
Conan (UK)
Monolord (SWE)
Skepticism (FIN)
Samothrace (US)
Bastard Noise (US)
Oranssi Pazuzu (FIN)

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ROADBURN 2016 DAY THREE: Times of Grace

Posted in Features, Reviews on April 16th, 2016 by JJ Koczan

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04.17.17 – 01:26 – Hotel room, Tilburg

We were done with the Weirdo Canyon Dispatch folding ritual early this afternoon. Third time’s the charm. The issue was finished and printed and put online (you can read it here) by a little bit before one o’clock, so I decided to head back to the hotel to have a drink of water, get my head around the day, dick around on my phone, etc.

dool 1 (Photo by JJ Koczan)En route, something caught my ear wafting out of the Cul de Sac. It was Rotterdam natives Dool soundchecking, and from outside, they sounded pretty damn good. Their name had come up in the office since they’re this year’s “Roadburn Introduces” pick, and I decided pretty quickly that I’d have to check them out even just going by what I heard on my way by, so I got back in time to get a spot up front and attended their arrival. They’ve got members of The Devil’s Blood in bassist Job van de Zande and drummer Micha Haring and Gold‘s Nick Polak on guitar along with Reinier Vermeulen, and guitarist/vocalist Ryanne van Dorst, and maybe since they’re not brand new players out of the gate it shouldn’t be a surprise they were in such command of their sound, but for a band who doesn’t have more than a single out, they were impressive in their presence on stage and in the cohesion of their aesthetic, copping elements of goth rock to darken up heavy grooves for an early crowd.

When they got to “Words on Paper,” van Dorst switched out her electric guitar for an acoustic one, and the effect of the added resonance to Polak‘s and Vermeulen‘s guitars was palpable. Every Roadburn brings a pleasant surprise. Dool were definitely mine this year. This morning, I knew nothing about them. Now I’ll be keeping an eye out for news about their debut album. They’d wrap up in time for Skepticism to start on the Main Stage. skepticism 1 (Photo by JJ Koczan)The Finnish funeral doomers hit the quarter-century mark in 2016, and they marked the occasion with a special fan-selected set that focused heavily on their 1995 debut LP, Stormcrowfleet, with “Sign of a Storm,” “By Silent Wings” and “The Everdarkgreen,” as well as their 2003 third outing, Farmakon, with “Farmakon Process,” “The Raven and the Backward Funeral” and “Shred of Light, Pinch of Endless.” They had “The March and the Stream” from 1998’s¬†Lead and Aether in there as well, but whatever they were playing, it all crawled, gruelingly, further into a deep, black abyss of church-organ-laced doom, heavy on drama and impassable in tone.

Frontman Matti Tilaeus added to the drama, the bowtie of his formalwear undone — as apparently it will be — and the white roses he carried out with him when he came on stage laid on the tops of the monitors for extra funereal effect. They played mostly in the dark, and were a reminder of just how much what we think of today as death-doom owes its crux to what Finland conjured in the mid-’90s. It was a surprise to walk out of the Main Stage room when they were done and find the sun was still up. How could daylight still even exist after such a thing? I’d ponder the question during an initial loop through the merch area while waiting as I have been for months, years, to see Brothers of the Sonic Cloth, also playing the Main Stage. The Tad Doyle-fronted outfit released their also-awaited self-titled debut (review here) on Neurot Recordings, and though they toured to support it — with¬†Neurosis, no less — I didn’t get to go to that show and my soul has had a dent in it ever since.

brothers of the sonic cloth 1 (Photo by JJ Koczan)Well,¬†Brothers of the Sonic Cloth‘s sheer tectonic heaviness took that dent, bumped it out and polished it up real nice. And by that I mean that, while the video screen behind them showed suitably-themed images like the earth as a ball of fire, volcanoes, arcane rituals and so on, they played so furiously loud and with such heft of low end that the floor of the big room actually shook. They had a second guitarist on stage right with bassist¬†Peggy Doyle, and drummer¬†Dave French was in the back, but as a whole unit,¬†Brothers of the Sonic Cloth¬†came together to hone pure aural destruction for the duration of their set,¬†Tad‘s seething rasp and screams placing him at the center of the churn, not nearly as morose as¬†Skepticism had been, but viscerally angry and geared for maximum impact. When the asteroid hits¬†planet earth in whatever year that is — could be tomorrow for all I care; I’m at fucking¬†Roadburn — it will sound like¬†Brothers of the Sonic Cloth. I own two of their t-shirts. When they were done I felt like maybe that’s not enough.

Aside from the fact that¬†Astrosoniq drummer/producer¬†Marcel van de Vondervoort is deeply involved with recording and mixing the audio streams of each¬†Roadburn that so often become groups’ live albums, and aside from the fact that after I first dug into¬†their last studio LP, 2010’s¬†Quadrant (review here), I decided¬†I needed to hear every record they’d ever put out — 2006’s¬†Speeder People¬†(review here), 2005’s¬†Made in Oss¬†EP (review here), 2002’s¬†Soundgrenade (review here) and 2000’s¬†Son of A.P. Lady (review here) — I have been waiting years to see¬†Astrosoniq play¬†Roadburn, and their set was made all the more special by the fact that¬†fest organizer¬†Walter was doing live visuals as he did for¬†The Heads last year. The band hasn’t had much if any live activity over the last few years. It’s now been seven¬†since Quadrant was first issued in Europe.¬†I knew it was going to be something special. I knew I was lucky to see them. I don’t think I knew just how much that would be the case.

On record, they hop genres with attention-deficit regularity, but in the Green Room, tastrosoniq 1 (Photo by JJ Koczan)he band were much more fluid. They jammed out with the best of anything I’ve seen at Roadburn 2016, and I’ve seen a few jams. Guitarist Ron van Herpen had guested the other night with Death Alley, but really stood out during “As Soon as They Got Airborne,” an extended take that was only part of the larger highlight that was the set as a whole. “You Lose” from Son of A.P. Lady was another standout, that album having just received a limited vinyl reissue that’s caught my eye in the merch area downstairs at the Patronaat. May or may not get to pick its deluxeness up to take home, but¬†Astrosoniq made an easy case with what I’ll hope is a return to activity that results — eventually; doesn’t have to be this week; next week is fine — in a new full-length. Their native Oss is about 35 minutes from Tilburg by car, just on the other side of den Bosch, and they got the hometown greeting from a strong Dutch contingent represented in the crowd. I knew they would be a hard act to follow.

I watched a bit of¬†Tau Cross — with¬†Away¬†from¬†Voivod on drums and¬†Rob Miller from¬†Amebix on vocals — on the Main Stage before heading over to¬†Het Patronaat to catch the start of¬†Beastmaker, as¬†Lee Dorrian‘s curation was continuing over there. I miss-timed it and didn’t actually get to see them apart from their soundcheck, blowing my chance at¬†Carousel in¬†Extase at the same time, and routed back to the¬†013 proper to watch¬†Converge do their¬†special ‘Blood Moon’ set comprised of their slower and more experimental material. After their¬†Jane Doe set the other night, which I caught the tail end of, the vibe was almost completely different. Yeah,¬†Jacob Bannon still writhed and paced back and forth and whatnot, but there were more clean vocals — giving¬†Stephen Brodsky (Cave In) another chance to shine, which he did — and they brought out¬†Steve Von Till of¬†Neurosis and¬†Chelsea Wolfe to add their voices to the mix, and¬†Ben Chisholm fleshed out textures on keys, resulting in a rich sound that pushed away from hard/metalcore in favor of something less stylistically hinged. Even for being selections from past records, ‘Blood Moon’ set its own context, and even in the parts that converge 1 (Photo by JJ Koczan)didn’t feature¬†Von Till, one could hear a strong sense of influence from¬†Neurosis in what they were doing.

At that point, I decided to do something I hadn’t done since I got to Tilburg: I stopped and had a meal. I left Massachusetts on Tuesday evening. Today was Saturday. Since then, I hadn’t had time to actually sit down to a dinner, lunch, breakfast, anything. I bumped into¬†Weirdo Canyon Dispatch photog extraordinaire¬†Paul Verhagen and we grabbed a bite, with¬†Exile on Mainstream‘s¬†Andreas Kohl joining later, before¬†Amenra went on the Main Stage. I had mixed veggies — broccoli, brussels sprouts, string beans, some other green thing chopped up — a boneless chicken thigh, a spicy chicken wing and a considerable amount of green salad, dry. It might as well have been birthday cake.

Amenra are something of a fixture around¬†Roadburn. The Belgian atmospheric sludgers played in 2007, they played when¬†Neurosis curated in 2009, they played¬†in 2013 and they’ll play again at the Afterburner. That’s nothing to complain about, I’m just noting it because perhaps it was part of what drove them to do something different this time around, performing mostly acoustic with seven players seated arranged in a circle on the stage to stark lighting and deeply melancholic reinterpretations of their songs. Of course, they also have a new LP out,¬†Alive, on¬†Consouling Sounds working in similar forms — it features a faithful cover of¬†Tool‘s “Parabol,” which they also played — but even in this different incarnation, it was plain to hear the impact of¬†Neurosis on their methods and of¬†Scott Kelly and¬†Steve Von Till‘s solo works on their dark-folk and minimalist (if you can call something with seven people on stage minimalist) brooding.

Vocalist¬†Colin H. van Eeckhout said from the stage they were nervous amenra 1 (Photo by JJ Koczan)and doing their best, possibly after someone shouted “Slayer!” in the crowd. If they were uncomfortable, it was hard to tell from the harmonies. When they were done, they left one at a time until only¬†a single guitarist remained, his back to the crowd. Then he got up and walked away and the part he was playing kept going. It was a loop, obviously — that’s not exactly a magic trick at this point — but it made for a striking visual all the same and said something about the resonance of their material, being brought down on a slow fade as the crowd erupted again. There would be a 40-minute break before¬†Neurosis came on, which, to be completely honest, felt like an eternity.

From¬†Brothers of the Sonic Cloth onward, everything on the Main Stage at¬†Roadburn 2016 today was building toward the¬†Neurosis 30th anniversary set.¬†From¬†Tad Doyle‘s grunge roots to¬†Tau Cross‘ own in crust and progressive thrash, to¬†Converge and¬†Amenra having both — in very different ways, granted — found inspiration in their work,¬†Neurosis was at the core of what the whole day was about, and the push forward was leading inextricably to their set as the culmination. Not to say it was seven-plus hours of setup and nothing more, just that the clearly purposeful flow of the day was designed with its direction in mind. It was not an accident.

neurosis 1 (Photo by JJ Koczan)They opened with “Lost” from 1993’s¬†Enemy of the Sun, and among the you-were-never-gonna-see-Neurosis-play-this highlights were “Pain of Mind” and “Self-Taught Infection” from 1988’s¬†Pain of Mind debut, “To What End?” from 1990’s¬†The Word as Law, a cover of¬†Joy Division‘s “Day of the Lords,” and, gloriously, “Takeahnase” from 1992’s Souls at Zero, arguably the point at which they really started to branch beyond their beginnings in crust and hardcore punk and move into the various forms of aggression that they continue to develop now — the easy word for it is post-metal, but it’s post-metal because Neurosis made it that way. With more recent inclusions like “At the Well” from 2012’s Honor Found in Decay (review here) and “Water is Not Enough” from 2007’s Given to the Rising, along with “Times of Grace” from the 1999 album of the same name, “Left to Wander” from 2004’s¬†The Eye of Every Storm, as well as the closing pair of “Through Silver in Blood,” from the 1996 LP of the same name, and “Stones from the Sky” from 2001’s¬†A Sun that Never Sets.

Between all of that and “An Offering” from the Sovereign EP, there was not one record in their discography unrepresented. That made the event even more special — they’ll follow-up with a second installment for the Afterburner tomorrow — but the truth of the matter is that anytime¬†Neurosis shows up, it’s special. I know they’ve done more touring in the last year than in the decade prior, but still, I don’t think there’s a band on the planet that captures the same measure of intensity, of raw passion, of volume-assault-as-spiritual-refuge that¬†Neurosis does, and whether it’s¬†Noah Landis using the entire universe for source material for samples and manipulated transitional drones for between songs,¬†Steve Von Till¬†and¬†Scott Kelly complementing each other on guitar and vocals as one might expect for two guys who’ve been fronting a band together for 30 years,¬†Dave Edwardson‘s continued ferocity on bass or¬†Jason Roeder‘s cyclical drum patterning, everything they do is a lesson in the ethic of putting creativity first. They have a new record coming out at some point. I don’t know what it sounds like or what it’s called, but I feel comfortable in the knowledge that neurosis 2 (Photo by JJ Koczan)it will step forward from where they were with¬†Honor Found in Decay, because they’re¬†Neurosis, and that means no compromising.

I kind of lost my shit during that especially blistering rendition of “Takeahnase,” and I expect tomorrow and Monday I’ll be good and sore. Who cares? Not me. I’m back at it in the morning for the last issue of the¬†Weirdo Canyon Dispatch and more bands for the Afterburner, which basically is just another¬†day of¬†Roadburn at this point. Fine by me. It’s gone quickly in 2016 — how do you pack a year’s worth of living into four days? —¬†so I’ll take everything I can get.

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Roadburn 2016: Hexvessel, Astrosoniq, Skepticism, Gentlemans Pistols, The Poisoned Glass, Klone, Yodok III and Nibiru Added to Lineup

Posted in Whathaveyou on September 18th, 2015 by JJ Koczan

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I know that¬†Hexvessel‘s return to¬†Roadburn¬†and¬†Skepticism playing a fan-picked set of favorites from out of their groundbreaking catalog are probably more likely to grab the headlines, and I get it. I saw¬†Hexvessel there in 2012 and it’s still a pleasant memory, and the thought of hearing¬†Skepticism play something from¬†Stormcrowfleet is enough to get the doomer in me to lift his depressive head from where it’s resting on his arms. That said, what’s really kicked my ass in this latest batch of announcements from¬†Roadburn¬†2016, the much-venerable fest geared up¬†for next April in its ritual home of Tilburg, the Netherlands, is the thought of seeing wildly underrated, largely inactive and unflinchingly badass rockers¬†Astrosoniq play a set.

It’s been a hot minute since the last time I wrote about the band, and even longer since their latest album,¬†Quadrant (review here), was released in 2009, but even more than half a decade¬†later I can still hear “Downfall Lover” and “As Soon as They Got Airborne” ringing in my head, and I made my way back through their catalog after that album — with some thoroughly appreciated help from the band — and interviewed drummer¬†Marcel van de Vondervoort, also known for helming the audio recordings from each¬†Roadburn, and have considered myself a fan ever since.¬†And it’s even more of a killer prospect since¬†Roadburn‘s artistic directer,¬†Walter, will provide live visuals while they play. Anyone who watched¬†The Heads this year on the Main Stage of the¬†013¬†and was hypnotized by the oozing colors and ’70s hotties knows that’s a special treat and not something that happens for just anybody.

So yeah, fucking¬†Astrosoniq. Way down at the bottom of the post is the YouTube clip with¬†Quadrant in its entirety if you’ve never had the chance to check it out. Consider it a win that they’re even playing again, whether or not you get to see it:

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SKEPTICISM

Finnish funeral doom pioneers SKEPTICISM have been long over due for a Roadburn appearance, so we’re excited to announce that the band will not only play¬†on Saturday, April 16, along with Neurosis and Amenra, but that they will play a fan-favorite set exclusively for the festival to celebrate¬†their oeuvre.

Over the next few weeks we will keep you informed about how to vote for your picks; whether it’s tracks from Stormcrowfleet – a genuine underground classic and the band’s innovative funeral¬†doom touchstone; the stunning Alloy; or SKEPTICISM’s latest album, the much lauded, Ordeal. You can take your pick from their entire back catalogue.

To find out more about Skepticism at Roadburn, click HERE.

HEXVESSEL

Enigmatic “spirit-trafficking”¬†Finnish¬†forest-psych weirdos¬†HEXVESSEL will play the main stage at¬†Roadburn Festival 2016¬†on¬†Thursday 14 April. They will be performing material from their forthcoming, folk-tinged, acid-rock¬†opus, alongside selections from their last three seminal releases.

HEXVESSEL’s main man¬†Mat McNerney¬†comments:¬†‚ÄúWe are so honoured to have been invited to play the main stage at 013 on Thursday at Roadburn 2016. We couldn‚Äôt think of a more fitting place to debut the new¬†material from our forthcoming album. Releasing our third album just before our third visit to Roadburn feels like a cosmic sign, it was meant to be!”

Renowned¬†Romanian¬†artist,¬†Costin Chioreanu,¬†will be providing bespoke visuals to accompany HEXVESSEL’s Roadburn¬†set.

To find out more about Hexvessel at Roadburn, click HERE.

GENTLEMANS PISTOLS

GENTLEMAN’S PISTOLS bring with them the promise of a good old fashioned Yorkshire knees up; a party long into the night, with the drink free-flowing and the riffs a-plenty. The raucous four piece have been packing out sweaty venues around Europe for years now, honing their rock’n’roll swagger into a not-to-be-missed, electrifying performance.¬†We’re thrilled to have the retro-infused four piece bring their melodic grooves to Roadburn, on Sunday April 17. Gentlemen, hustlers – and everybody in between – are more than welcome.

To find out more about Gentleman’s Pistols at Roadburn, click HERE.

THE POISONED GLASS

Four-string subsonic drone wizard G Stuart Dahlquist and black-lunged banshee Edgy 59 surely need no introduction at this point ‚Äď need we mention Burning Witch, Sunn O))) and Asva? – so you can imagine exactly how excited we were to discover that the gruesome twosome were once more working on music together under the name THE POISONED GLASS. With a debut album out via Ritual Productions in early 2016, we’re already looking forward to drinking deep from THE POISONED GLASS at Roadburn 2016 on Thursday, April 14.

To find out more about The Poisoned Glass at Roadburn, click HERE.

ASTROSONIQ

Cleverly named the “Wizards of Oss” after their hometown, ASTROSONIQ have the musical prowess to blend genres and easily transcend any given sound, as captured on their four stunning and much-lauded albums.

It was heartbreaking to witness ASTROSONIQ’s inactivity over the past few years, but being able to announce the band’s return to Roadburn 2016 for a very rare performance on Saturday, April 16, is more than we could ever hope to do. The fact that the band will plunge deep into full blown space-rock territory is beyond our comprehension.

To find out more about Astrosoniq at Roadburn, click HERE.

KLONE

In keeping with the tradition of treading a fine line between progressive rock and (post-)metal, we’re excited to announce that French quintet metallers KLONE will be playing on Sunday, April 17. The band’s latest, seventh, full-length albumHere Comes The Sun, the follow up, to 2012’s Dreamer’s Hideaway, heads in a more progressive direction РKLONE excels at pairing prog-rock with atmospheric metal and bringing in a delicate ambience to create an ethereal yet visceral sound.

The band’s rich, passionate and accessible tapestry is brilliantly executed, and those who enjoyed Opeth and Anathema at previous editions of Roadburn, will be sure to find a new favorite band in Klone.

To find out more about Klone at Roadburn, click HERE.

YODOK III

Primarily a study in avant-garde, YODOK III, comprised of guitarist Dirk Serries, drummer Tomas Järmyr and Kristoffer Lo (tuba), is bridging genres like ambient, free jazz, drone, shoegaze, post-rock, and even classical into a mind bending tapestry. YODOK III is certainly from the jazz school of thought, but jazz this is not! We can’t wait for the band to discard all musical boundaries at Roadburn 2016.

To find out more about Yodok III at Roadburn, click HERE.

NIBIRU

Transformative, terrifying and a journey to the most unstable shores of consciousness, Turin, Italy‚Äôs NIBIRU are the sonic equivalent of the sense-overload torture scene in A Clockwork Orange, only meted out to your third eye.¬†‚ÄúHarmony, sacrifice, fury, passion. Music is our life expression. Playing at Roadburn will give us an incomparable emotive force. It‚Äôs a truly honour to be part of a huge and intense event like this‚ÄĚ, declares NIBIRU frontman Ardath.

To find out more about Nibiru at Roadburn, click HERE.

FURTHER TICKETING INFORMATION
In addition to the information sent out last week regarding the Roadburn 2016 ticket on sale date – October 2 for those who missed it – we have some additional information for people who wish to buy their tickets in person. Sounds in Tilburg will be open for you to purchase tickets in person from 18.30 – 20.30, and showing your Roadburn ticket at the door will get you entry to two Roadburn-approved gigs in the city that evening. Click HERE for all the details.

Roadburn Festival takes place at the 013 venue, Tilburg, The Netherlands, between 14 – 17 April 2016. The line up this year includes Neurosis (30th anniversary), Paradise Lost (performing Gothic in full), curation by Lee Dorrian, Amenra, The Skull, La Muerte, Of The Wand And The Moon, and Green Carnation.

Roadburn Festival takes place at the 013 venue, Tilburg, The Netherlands, between 14 – 17 April 2016.

Tickets for the festival will be on sale from October 2 2015

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Astrosoniq, Quadrant (2009)

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Skepticism to Record New Album Ordeal Live on Stage

Posted in Whathaveyou on November 4th, 2014 by JJ Koczan

Recording an album live in a studio is one thing. People do it a lot these days. It’s cheaper, presumably, and easier and comes with the clout of being able to say you did it. Recording a new album on stage in front of an audience is something else entirely. I guess doing so technically makes Skepticism‘s forthcoming¬†Ordeal a live album, but it doesn’t look like the Finnish funeral doomers will be releasing the material otherwise. It’s a pretty brazen move. You get one shot at it and that’s all. The show will take place Jan. 24 in Turku, Finland. Hope no one’s amp blows out.

Ordeal, the first¬†Skepticism¬†full-length since 2008’s¬†Alloy, will be out next year through¬†Svart Records¬†and the band will also have a repress of their first 7″ from 1992 on hand for sale at the gig. The PR wire brings details and links:

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Funeral doom masters SKEPTICISM present a new SVART album, to be recorded live

The legendary Skepticism are preparing to record their new album, Ordeal. Instead of usual working methods, the band has chosen a different approach. The recording will happen in front of a live audience on January 24th at Klubi in Turku, Finland, and the event will also be captured on film.

The concert is the first time any of the songs on Ordeal will be heard in public. According to Skepticism, the new songs are emotion-laden, crushing, and yet beautiful, more than ever before. Visitors to the historical recording event will also receive a repro of the band‚Äôs first 7‚ÄĚ EP, originally released in 1992. This 7‚ÄĚ will not be available to the public. Tickets for the concert can be purchased HERE.

Ordeal will be released in May 2015. The album will be available as a CD/DVD bundle and also as a LP/DVD set. The album will be released by the Finnish label Svart Records, known for their championing of the local metal underground and high-quality vinyl reissues.

Skepticism was formed in 1991. The band has been often stated as one of the pioneers and founding fathers of the funeral doom metal genre.Ordeal is their fifth full-length album.

MORE INFO
www.skepticism.fi
www.klubi.net
www.svartrecords.com/

Skepticism, “Stormcrowfleet” Live in Estonia, 2013

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