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The Obelisk Roadburn 2010 Report

Posted on Friday, April 23rd, 2010

Because New Jersey Man on the Street H.P. Taskmaster (operating under the awkward alias “JJ Koczan”) has been doing an OUTSTANDING series of reports on Roadburn, including his problems with volcanic ash. Great, great, great stuff. Go read it: Now that I’m here and life is as good as life gets, I just have this to say: I’m really, really fucking glad I made it. There are a lot of people trapped in a lot of places, who’ve spent more money than I have, who aren’t so lucky.

Candlemass has canceled because they can’t get out of Sweden. The Gates of Slumber, Shrinebuilder and Yakuza also won’t be showing up. Shrinebuilder’s merch is here, so at least there’s that. Witchcraft is going to be filling in tomorrow night, and rumors are abound of a second Goatsnake set to come and maybe a second Eyehategod set. That’s not confirmed, so don’t quote me.

Church of Misery - Roadburn 2010 by Achrome Moments Photography

Church of Misery went on at 4:30 and played for an ass-demolishing hour. Before them, I ran out of 013 to Midi Theatre across the street to catch what I could of Master Musicians of Bukkake. I’d never heard them before apart from listening to tracks on their MySpace, but after about 25 minutes of their set, I bought both albums and consider myself a convert. But for their unfortunate moniker, they fucking rule.

Continue reading:  The Obelisk: Roadburn 2010 Report Pt. V: Nah, Nah Nah Nah Na-Nah Nah…
The Obelisk: Roadburn 2010 Report Pt. VI: In Darkness, We all Belong to Tom G. Warrior. This Means You.
The Obelisk: Roadburn 2010 Report Pt. VII: As I Suffocate
The Obelisk: Roadburn 2010 Report Pt. VIII: The Pieces of Your Little World
The Obelisk: Roadburn 2010 Report Pt. IX: The Part in Which Everything Was Beautiful and Nothing Hurt
The Obelisk: Roadburn 2010 Report Pt. XI: Feeling the Afterburn
The Obelsik: Roadburn 2010 Report Pt. XII: Reflections and Conclusions

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Roadburn versus the Volcano Or how I tried to beat Eyjafjallajökull and almost lost my mind PT.III

Posted on Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Saturday, April 17th 2010 10:00: I’m facing the challenge of finding replacement bands for Candlemass, Shrinebuilder and suddenly Black Math Horseman as well. Apparently, they arrived in London, but their original flight from LA was canceled. Luckily I can offer The Machine a slot at Roadburn). Many ‘burners will be […]

Roadburn versus the Volcano Or how I tried to beat Eyjafjallajökull and almost lost my mind PT. II

Posted on Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Friday, April 16th 2010 04:33: After singing along to lots of rock classics at Orange Goblin’s Metal Disco, I decide to check my email one last time before finally falling into bed. Well, no rest for the wicked as they say. A message from Vince from Evoken is waiting. He […]

Roadburn versus the Volcano Or how I tried to beat Eyjafjallajökull and almost lost my mind PT.I

Posted on Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

The following is my personal account of spending two days working like hell to beat Eyjafjallajökull and trying to secure the lineup for Roadburn 2010. Unfortunately about 11 bands had to cancel, which led to last minute additions, scheduling second sets and finding ways to announce the new running order. […]

Roadburn 2010 by Achrome Moments Photography

Posted on Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

We asked Paul Verhagen (Achrome Moments Photography) to share some of his finest photos of Roadburn 2010. Here are his choices:

True Cult Heavy Metal: Roadburn 2010 Day One: Unearthing The Memories

Posted on Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Lovingly pinched from True Cult Heavy Metal ( Louise Brown, editor Terrorizer Magazine): Never has the phrase Portents Of Doom ever been so apt. We all know Roadburn is an earth-shattering event but coming off the plane (thank god we got the early one) in Eindhoven we didn’t expect to […]

Brooklyn Vegan: Roadburn Festival 2010 kicks off despite the volcano – our Day 1 report includes Goatsnake, Eyehategod, a wedding & more

Posted on Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Roadburn Festival 2010 kicks off despite the volcano – our Day 1 report includes Goatsnake, Eyehategod, a wedding & more words by Kim Kelly, Kim Kelly knows her (good) metal, and as such, we couldn’t think of a better ambassador than this Philadelphian/writer for Terrorizer / Hails & Horns / […]

Roadburn 2010 triumphs against adversity

Posted on Monday, April 19th, 2010

We’re back home now, and starting to recover from the festival. We hope that all of you were, or are, able to get back without too much trouble, and want to thank all of you for making it to the festival and for sticking with us when we had so […]

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