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Be Still Our Hearts, Because Pallbearer Return To Roadburn 2017

Posted on Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Few bands have struck such a deep and emotional chord within the world of doom in the last few years as Pallbearer The quartet from Little Rock, Arkansas stormed out of the gates with their demo in 2010 which instantly made a gigantic splash in the more attentive underground, and their debut Sorrow And Extinction two years later really sealed the deal for just about anyone into any kind of heavy music.

At their core a doom band, yes, as the mournful sadness and the slow heaviness of their long, funereal songs more than attest, but they are able to transcend their genre of birth with heartfelt nods to past giants. Most of all, they’ve always sounded, more than anything else, like Pallbearer. That is why as early as 2013, while touring in support of that amazing debut album, we invited them to come and woo the Roadburn audience, which they did, not once, but twice, playing on Thursday and on the Afterburner of that year as well. Since then, Foundations Of Burden has come out, confirming all the enormous expectations and expanding their forlorn, tragically beautiful appeal.

A month or so prior to Roadburn, Pallbearer will drop their brand new album, Heartless (which will be released on March 24 via Profound Lore Records in North America and, Nuclear Blast in the EU)  – and the anticipation is already high for that one. As a little taster, the boys have dropped a little EP called Fear & Fury with a new song and a couple of very appropriate cover versions – Black Sabbath and Type O Negative. The return of Pallbearer is cause for celebration and see us spinning the first two records a bunch more times to remember all those winding, desolate melodies and crushing riffs in preparation for this great event.

The band has spent the last couple of years touring massively around the world, sometimes headlining, sometimes supporting some of our favourite bands, like our beloved curator John Dyer Baizley’s band Baroness who have been on the road with Pallbearer but a couple of months ago. So won over was John, that he invited Pallbearer to perform as an addition to his curated event at Roadburn 2017.

John Dyer Baizley comments: “Pallbearer is coming to Roadburn. Chances are, most of you are aware of them; you know… the doomy band with the soaring nearly-pop vocals and beautiful twin guitar-monies.

They are a fantastic set of musicians, and have a seamless chemistry onstage. Baroness have been very lucky to have toured with them and to have played alongside them at quite a few memorable shows, not least of which was our comeback show in Philadelphia following our bus accident. More recently we’ve sung countless Foreigner, The Band, Priest, and Spinal Tap songs with them at Benny’s Karaoke on Tybee Island, GA (much to the dismay of the locals); and we really have forged a friendship with this group.

These guys have a ceaseless and dedicated tour-ethic; and in a four-week tour through the United States I literally never heard a single complaint from them (for any reason whatsoever), which is anomalous to say the least, everyone should have something to complain about! They, like so many bands in my curation, are undeniably solid-gold folks on top of it all, which is why it’s so important to include them in my lineup for Roadburn 2017.”

We like to think Roadburn 2017 is a sort of sanctuary for Pallbearer, so it can be said they will be welcome among their own once again at the 013 venue on Sunday, April 23.

Roadburn Festival 2017 will take place April 20-23 at the 013 venue, Tilburg, The Netherlands. Tickets are now on sale!

José Carlos Santos

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Drow Elixir, A Wolves In The Throne Room Dark Ambient Side Project, To Be Unveiled at Roadburn 2017

Posted on Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

We were so excited by the confirmation that Wolves In The Throne Room were returning to Europe and to Roadburn after a much too long number of years that we didn’t let the excitement stop there. Remember when we told you, in that announcement , that “The band will steer […]

2016’s Most Inspirational Albums According To Roadburn

Posted on Saturday, December 31st, 2016

This year we wanted to mark the end of twelve months of fantastic music in a slightly different way to how we usually do. We are surrounded by “best of” and year end lists, and this is kind of another one…  but instead of ranking albums, peaking with the “best” one of […]

True Widow To Return To Roadburn 2017

Posted on Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

We’re thrilled to have True Widow return to Roadburn – having hosted the Texan trio back in 2014 – as we prepare ourselves for yet another dose of their sultry yet syrupy fuzzed out trips. AVVOLGERE saw True Widow leaving their mark on 2016; a grey, earthy smear across the […]

Harsh Toke To Honor Roky Erickson With Covers Set at Roadburn 2017

Posted on Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Something ever just feel so right it had to be done? Last time San Diego jammers Harsh Toke came to Roadburn was in 2014, and it was truly special. In addition to supporting their own album, Light up and Live, with a righteous set of jams at the Afterburner, they […]

Oathbreaker’s Upcoming Set Is A Must-See, Must-Hear, Must-Bear-Witness Moment During Roadburn 2017

Posted on Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

We knew there was something special about Oathbreaker from the very beginning, and their blossoming has been a thing of great wonder. This year’s surreal Rheia, which has been popping up on an incredible amount of best-of-2016 lists, has had an extraordinary emotional impact – a stark, feverishly organic tour […]

Disfear To Play A No-Hold-Barred, Mandatory Circle-Pit Set at John Dyer Baizley’s Curated Roadburn Event

Posted on Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

“Disfear are playing Roadbrun 2017.  They are beginning a new chapter for their band, starting with this performance on April 22nd. I’m humbled by the fact that they see Roadburn as a suitable place to accomplish this. Prior to speaking with them a few months back regarding this show, I […]

Bongzilla To Open The ‘Gateway’ at Roadburn 2017!

Posted on Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

In an unparalleled stoner celebration, reformed Wisconsin riffmasters Bongzilla have been confirmed to perform their classic album Gateway in its entirety at Roadburn Festival on Thursday, April 20, 2017, at the 013 in Tilburg, The Netherlands! 2017 marks 15 years since Bongzilla originally released Gateway in 2002. Their third album, […]

Integrity To Leave An Indelible Mark On John Dyer Baizley’s Curated Roadburn 2017 Event

Posted on Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

“Integrity; arguably the first metallic hardcore band I got into – whom I discovered in my adolescence while collecting Pushead-designed sleeves, whose 1:15 long “Vocal Test” immediately became on of my staple jams – is the next band I am pleased to announce as part of my curated 013 stage […]

Roadburn 2017: Tickets On Sale! (Thu, Fri and Sat Tickets Will Go On Sale On January 12)

Posted on Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

For those who are yet to get tickets, there are still weekend and Sunday tickets remaining. Ticket prices for 2017, excluding service fees, are as follows: 4 day – 195 Euro 3 day (Thu, Fri, Sat) – 172 Euro Single day ticket, Sunday only – 54 Euro Click HERE to […]