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Canadian Psychedelic Rockers Black Mountain Set To Return To Roadburn Festival

Posted on Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Five years after headlining the Afterburner, acclaimed Canadian psychedelic rock masters Black Mountain will return to Tilburg, The Netherlands to perform at Roadburn 2016 at the 013 venue on Thursday April 14.

With three full-length albums, a soundtrack album, and a host of EPs, the Vancouver band, led by guitarist / singer Stephen McBean, quickly became one of the most critically praised bands of the 2000s. Bridging the heavy rock of Blue Cheer and Led Zeppelin with the more abstract sounds of the Velvet Underground and Hawkwind, 2005’s Black Mountain and 2008’s In the Future cemented Black Mountain’s status as leaders of a new generation of rock bands embracing vintage sounds, and have since spawned countless imitators. Critics and audiences have responded in kind, as In the Future and 2010’s Wilderness Heart were both nominated for Canada’s prestigious Polaris Music Prize.

“Roadburn is the teenage wet dream for heavy metal outcasts,” says McBean, who is elated to return. “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!”

Roadburn Festival takes place between 14 – 17 April 2016 at the 013 venue, in Tilburg, The Netherlands. Tickets are on sale!

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G.I.S.M. To Reappear And Playing Their First Ever Show Outside Japan at Lee Dorrian’s 2016 Roadburn Event

Posted on Thursday, November 19th, 2015

We’re still pinching ourselves to make sure it’s true, and we still haven’t woken up, so it must be: G.I.S.M. are coming to Roadburn! The absolutely legendary Japanese band embody the true meaning of cult – one of the first acts to bridge the gap between hardcore punk and metal, […]

Cult of Luna Celebrate A Decade of Somewhere Along The Highway at Roadburn 2016

Posted on Thursday, November 19th, 2015

2016 will mark a decade since Cult of Luna unleashed Somewhere Along The Highway – catapulting them to the top of end of year lists, and in to prized positions in record collections the world over. The raw – and at times visceral – album marked a departure from previous […]

Repulsion To Horrify Lee Dorrian’s Curated Roadburn Event

Posted on Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Repulsion have but one proper full-length album to their name, but which band wouldn’t trade their entire discography for the privilege of having created Horrified? Over 25 years later, their 1989 (recorded in 1986) masterpiece still stands as one of the major cornerstones of not only grindcore, but extreme metal […]

CHRCH To Hold The Slowest, Heaviest Mass Ever At Roadburn 2016

Posted on Thursday, November 19th, 2015

When Sacramento‘s CHRCH first spat out their debut album Unanswered Hymns a few months ago, creating a huge thud on the doom metal underground, they still had an extra letter in their name. Even though they had to change it shortly after, we actually feel it’s much better this way. […]

Sonic Architect John Haughm To Bring One Of The Most Sinister Western Soundscapes To Roadburn 2016

Posted on Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Inspired by the bleak desert landscape, Agalloch’s founding member and sonic architect, John Haughm, will bring one of the most sinister Western soundscapes – a collage of material from his latest release The Last Place I Remember – to Roadburn 2016 on Friday, April 15 at the 013 venue in […]

The Body Return To Roadburn Like A Haunting Presence That Won’t Let Go

Posted on Thursday, November 19th, 2015

You can try to convince yourself that it’s only music, that they’re only two guys with instruments, that everything will be okay. But no matter how you rationalise it in advance, when The Body start playing, you will be afraid, very afraid. Roadburners are well aware of the terrifying effect […]

Full of Hell Unleash The Chaos At Roadburn 2016

Posted on Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Roadburn has shown throughout the years that it is a festival which transcends genres. Wherever there is buoyant, restless creativity and artistic intent, Roadburn will dig deeper, investigate and extract the very best musical nuggets to display on its stages. Though often regarded as an event more focused on the […]

Nadra, NYITH and Grafir To Play Roadburn 2016 As Part of Misthyrming’s Artist In Residency

Posted on Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Roadburners beware: an Icelandic invasion is set to sweep through the fair city of Tilburg come April 14, and our beloved festival will never be the same. As we announced earlier this year, black metal visionaries Misþyrming will be leading the charge as Roadburn 2016’s Artists in Residence. The Reykjavik […]

Bang to Play First European Show at Roadburn 2016

Posted on Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Unsung heroes of the heavy 70s may be plenty in number, but few can offer the sweetness of groove that Bang bring to the stage, and we’re thrilled to announce they’ll be playing their very first European show ever at Roadburn 2016! Says Bang of playing Roadburn, “We are incredibly […]