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Roadburn 2017: Tickets On Sale!

Posted: November 17, 2016 at 7:54 am

For those who are yet to get tickets, there are still weekend and Sunday tickets remaining, and we will announce information about Thu, Fri, Sat day tickets in due course – along with dozens more bands of course! Ticket prices for 2017, excluding service fees, are as follows: 4 day […]

Roadburn Will Finally Feel True Misery With My Dying Bride

Posted: November 15, 2016 at 1:15 pm

Honestly, we cannot really express in full what it means to us to finally have such a pillar of doom metal gracing a Roadburn stage. And we know you understand – after all, My Dying Bride mean a hell of a lot to all of us, staff, audience and bands. […]

Come To Grief To Bring World of Hurt To Roadburn 2017

Posted: November 15, 2016 at 12:59 pm

If you like your sludge extra filthy, Grief are a big part of the reason why. Formed in Boston in 1991, they’d have a dirt-covered hand in shaping the genre of sludge metal on landmark releases like 1993’s Dismal, 1994’s Come to Grief and 1996’s Miserably Ever After, and their […]

Wear Your Wounds: Roadburn 2017 Will Show A Different Side of Jacob Bannon

Posted: November 15, 2016 at 12:58 pm

In 2016, Converge treated us to two outstanding special shows, playing Jane Doe in full and performing with the Blood Moon ensemble. We were so blown away by the way the band merged with the Roadburn ideals and instinctively realised their connection to the festival, that we had to make […]

Carpenter Brut To Bring 1980s Energy and Horror Movie Fun Alive at Roadburn 2017

Posted: November 15, 2016 at 12:57 pm

Carpenter Brut take the essence of metal that you like, the parts of techno that you used to like and the atmospheric film music of Carpenter / Argento /Goblin that you love, to create a heady, melodic and intense genre. This French outfit is taking the synthwave to new and […]

Those Poor Bastards Will Haunt Roadburn 2017

Posted: November 15, 2016 at 12:55 pm

Sounding like two undead holiness preachers, which they actually are (legally certified preachers, we mean, not undead… we think!), crawling out of an abandoned Mississippi graveyard consumed by the foul bog and delivering their message of the endtimes, Those Poor Bastards will hover around the next edition of Roadburn determined […]

Memoriam Will Breathe New Life Into Death Metal at Roadburn 2017

Posted: November 15, 2016 at 12:53 pm

Bolt Thrower were a monolithic beast; sturdy, substantial, and iconic. To say that the band was influential would be a vast understatement. To have witnessed grown adults clambering over each other to get their hands on merchandise sold only at shows was a spectacle. To have experienced Bolt Thrower live […]

Oxbow Are Coming To Roadburn 2017, Expect Fires

Posted: November 15, 2016 at 12:52 pm

The imposing figure of Eugene S. Robinson has left a few marks on Roadburn already. He performed solo in 2009 as a part of Neurosis‘ unforgettable Beyond The Pale curation, and on that same year he joined the equally unhinged Black Sun for a devastating guest performance that left more […]

Hypnopazūzu (David Tibet of Current 93 and Youth of Killing Joke) Will Perform at Roadburn Festival 2017 on Sunday, April 23

Posted: November 15, 2016 at 12:44 pm

It’s PixieTime Girls and Boys— For our HypnoPickNick Bring Moons and Toys! We are thrilled to announce that Hypnopazūzu (David Tibet of Current 93 and Youth of Killing Joke) will perform at Roadburn Festival 2017, alongside Ulver, on Sunday, April 23 at the 013 venue, Tilburg, The Netherlands.  Their album, […]

Wolves In The Throne Room Return To Europe at Roadburn 2017

Posted: November 15, 2016 at 12:43 pm

When you think of party music, epic black metal haunted by bleakness and loss are probably not often high up on the playlist. However, Wolves In the Throne Room will return to Roadburn Festival in 2017, and for us, that’s a real cause to celebrate. Having played the festival in 2008 […]

Roadburn 2017 Urban Campsite: Info (Tickets Onsale, Friday, Nov.25, 7PM CET)
Posted: November 24, 2016 at 4:46 pm

As promised, we have some information for you regarding the […]

Batushka To Hold A Dark Liturgy at Roadburn 2017
Posted: November 24, 2016 at 4:40 pm

In late 2015, we were faced with an ominous new […]

Casual Nun To Deliver Downright Heavy Psych at Roadburn Festival 2017
Posted: November 15, 2016 at 1:22 pm

Akin to blending the sonic freak outs of legendary krautrock […]

Backwoods Payback To Even the Odds at Roadburn 2017!
Posted: November 15, 2016 at 1:19 pm

After a five-year absence and a tumult of personnel changes, […]

Ashborer & Vanum To Lay Waste To Roadburn 2017 Audiences
Posted: November 15, 2016 at 1:17 pm

One of the most notable black metal bands to grace […]

Valborg Will Return To Roadburn And Continue To Haunt Our Most Morbid Dreams Forever
Posted: November 15, 2016 at 1:13 pm

The last time Valborg graced Roadburn with their bleakly elegant […]

Wolvennest To Churn Up Hypotic Dronemusick at Roadburn 2017
Posted: November 15, 2016 at 1:11 pm

Comprised of Kirby Michel (La Muerte), Corvus von Burtle (Cult […]

(D O L C H) To Blissfully Hypnotize Roadburn Festival 2017
Posted: November 15, 2016 at 1:10 pm

Innovation and atmosphere have long reigned supreme at Roadburn, regardless […]

Esben And The Witch Will Creep Up On Roadburn 2017 And Will Fill It With Terror
Posted: November 15, 2016 at 1:09 pm

They do creep up on us, don’t they? Esben And […]

Emma Ruth Rundle Will Perform A Set Thick With Emotion At Roadburn 2017
Posted: November 15, 2016 at 1:07 pm

The intense intimacy and open vulnerability of a live Emma […]

Roadburn Approved

Album of the Day:
Thy Catafalque – Meta
Posted: September 16, 2016 at 4:12 pm

Lovingly pinched from Ave Noctum: After blowing my microbial brain through a nuclear-powered orgasmatron with last year’s full-length Sgùrr, I was slightly surprised Thy Catafalque had any creative juice left in the tank. Not only was Sgùrr one of the best albums I heard last year, it was one of […]

Album of the Day:
Asatta – Spiraling Into Oblivion
Posted: September 14, 2016 at 4:19 pm

Lovingly pinched from Echoes And Dust: Dooming since 2011, Asatta have finally got round to releasing their debut full release, Spiraling Into Oblivion, and for a scene which is in danger of folding into itself with so many sound-a-like bands, they may just introduce a new found invigoration. By learning […]

Album of the Day:
In The Woods – Pure
Posted: September 13, 2016 at 6:58 pm

Lovingly pinched from Metal Underground.com: Pure marks the first album by Norwegian dark, avant-garde band In The Woods since 1999 effort Strange In Stereo. The last album was only the band’s third full-length, but each album received much critical acclaim and retained the In The Woods style of melody and […]

Album of the Day:
Casual Nun – Super Fancy Skeleton
Posted: September 12, 2016 at 3:40 pm

Lovingly pinched from Echoes And Dust: Crawling out of the miasmic noise of the London underground (and not as in the iconic yet ramshackle transport link), Casual Nun are equal parts noise rock, psychedelic stew and acid-fried krautrock. An intriguing mix that coalesces into an invigorating whole, they fit well […]

Album of the Day:
Hypnopazūzu – Create Christ, Sailor Boy
Posted: August 29, 2016 at 4:27 pm

Lovingly pinched from Ave Noctum: “The group’s name Hypnopazūzu brought together 3 beings, and 2 languages, that move me and delight me and trouble me. Hypnagogia. Hypnos. Pazūzu. The Coptic language. The Akkadian language,” he explains. “Youth kindly allowed me to choose the name, on the basis that we called […]

Album of the Day:
Zeal and Ardor – Devil Is Fine
Posted: August 24, 2016 at 2:09 pm

Lovingly pinched from Nine Circles: By now, chances are you’ve heard of New York’s Zeal and Ardor and if you’re anything like me you absolutely cannot get enough of second full length Devil Is Fine. It’s an amalgamation of so many different types of music — black metal, spirituals, hip […]