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Fields Of The Nephilim To Play Two Exclusive Shows At Roadburn Festival 2015

Posted on Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

We are honored to announce that British gothic rock innovators Fields Of The Nephilim will be gracing the stage twice at the 20th edition of the Roadburn Festival at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands. In addition to serving as the Saturday headliner on April 11, 2015, the band will perform a different set as special guests at ‘Houses Of The Holistic’ on Friday, the special Roadburn event curated by Ivar Bjørnson (Enslaved) and Wardruna‘s Einar “Kvitrafn” Selvik, which will be held on Friday, April 10.

Currently 30 years into a groundbreaking career, Fields of the Nephilim have had a major impact on an entire generation of musicians and music fans. Led by singer Carl McCoy, the Stevenage, England band fused the darker elements of post-punk with more overtly American sounds such as blues and outlaw country, creating a sound that was gritty, grandiose, and menacing, unlike anything that was made before or since.

Such classic albums as Dawnrazor, The Nephilim, and Elizium helped shape the goth subculture, but at the same time played a profound role in influencing a wide array of today’s music, ranging from indie, to occult rock, to metal. Such contemporary bands as Watain, Katatonia, Horseback, and Enslaved cite the Nephilim as a major influence.

“Fields of the Nephilim has accepted our invitation for our “Houses of the Holistic” at Roadburn 2015. Bleep! Anything I say after that sentence is going to seem insignificant in comparison, so no pressure for once,” says Bjørnson, “I’ve been a avid fan of Carl McCoy and Fields of the Nephilim since I was introduced to them during the early years of Enslaved; and they have remained a constant source of inspiration ever since (check out the song ‘Nordlys’ from our Scion-EP ‘The Sleeping Gods’, for instance). Having these absolute masters of sublime Music from the Shadows as very special guests at our curated event is as big as it gets; April 2015 just can’t come fast enough! Aaaaaarrrrggghhh!”

Comments Selvik: “The basic idea of our ‘Houses of the Holistic’ is of course about inviting bands we find interesting and would love to see perform but it is also about creating an event that at the same time says something about what shaped and inspired us on our own creative path – AND – since the authors of the poetic Edda are long since gone I personally have difficulty thinking of a more fitting band than Fields of the Nephilim to give voice to that idea.”

We at Roadburn have been huge supporters of Fields Of The Nephilim since the Dawnrazor album in 1987, and with their influence looming large over so many acts that have played at our festival over the years, hosting these two special performances at Roadburn 2015 couldn’t be more appropriate.

Roadburn Festival 2015 will run for four days from Thursday, April 9 to Sunday, April 12 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands.

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Ohio’s Electric Citizen Paying Homage to Early ’70s Pro-Metal at Roadburn 2015

Posted on Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Instantly attractive, Ohio’s Electric Citizen rank amongst Roadburn‘s faves in the current upsurge of female-fronted, ’70s proto-metal revivalists thanks to Sateen, their debut album and the band’s homage to forebearers like Sir Lord Baltimore, Pentagram, and the daemonic spirit of Amon Düül. Sateen (out on RidingEasy Records) also draws comparisons […]

Monolord To Mesmerize Roadburn 2015 With Their Subsonic Vibrations

Posted on Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Sweden’s hotly-tipped psychedelic stoner sludge outfit Monolord (as in lords of monolithic riffing) will bring their massive mesmeric, speaker-rumbling amplifier worship to Roadburn Festival 2015 on Thursday, April 9 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands. Sitting perfectly between Sleep’s Dopesmoker and Electric Wizard’s Dopethrone, Monolord’s drugged-out, dark and […]

Ivar Bjørnson of Enslaved and Wardruna’s Einar Kvitrafn Selvik To Curate Roadburn Festival 2015 ; Special shows by Enslaved and Wardruna

Posted on Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

We’re beyond thrilled to announce that Ivar Bjørnson of Enslaved and Wardruna‘s Einar Kvitrafn Selvik will curate the 20th edition of Roadburn Festival, on Friday, April 10, 2015 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands. As curators, both Ivar and Einar will personally select the bands for their curated […]

The Heads (Allen, Maskell, Morgan, Price) – Artist In Residence Roadburn Festival 2015

Posted on Thursday, July 10th, 2014

We’re elated to announce that The Heads (Allen, Maskell, Morgan, Price) will return to Roadburn, their spiritual home in Europe, to follow in the footsteps of Enslaved, Circle, Justin K Broadrick and Neige (Alcest) as Artist In Residence at the 2015 festival (the 20th edition), set for April 9 – […]

Hear It Here: Roadburn Festival 2014 Audio Streams Online; Bong, Noothgrush, Samothrace and Windhand Among Others

Posted on Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

How to summarize the 2014 Roadburn Festival? The name of one of the many fantastic bands that performed comes to mind: Promise and The Monster. The festival promised to be something special, and like always there were some monster clashes to deal with! Many of us made a promise to […]

Hear It Here: Roadburn Festival 2014 Audio Streams Online; Lenny Kaye & Harsh Toke, Mantar, The Great Old Ones and Goatess Among Others

Posted on Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

How to summarize the 2014 Roadburn Festival? The name of one of the many fantastic bands that performed comes to mind: Promise and The Monster. The festival promised to be something special, and like always there were some monster clashes to deal with! Many of us made a promise to […]

Lenny Kaye Talks About His Apprearance (w/ Harsh Toke) at Roadburn Festival 2014

Posted on Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

“It’s perhaps fitting that Tilburg is the boyhood home of Vincent Van Gogh, since I can only imagine what his missing ear would make of the amps-on-stun overload that characterizes the Roadburn Festival. I am here courtesy of artistic director Walter Hoeijmakers, and Mikael Åkerfeldt of Opeth, who is curating […]

Roadburn 2014 by Paul Verhagen (Achrome Moments)

Posted on Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

We asked Paul Verhagen (Achrome Moments Photography) to share some of his finest photos of Roadburn 2014. With Paul as your guide, you might see things you have seen never before. Paul presents Roadburn in a new black and white dimension. Here are his choices:

Roadburn Festival 2014 On YouTube (Our Unofficial Roadburn Channel)

Posted on Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

We have christened Kkpgijsbers Youtube channel as our unofficial home of Roadburn due to its amazing content of fan-filmed, high-quality video footage of Roadburn 2014. If you missed anything at the festival, or if you want to relive your favorite moments, check it out HERE. Watch some teasers below.

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