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Roadburn 2017: Tickets On Sale!

Posted: October 21, 2016 at 7:54 pm

We are overwhelmed by the number of people who bought tickets last night when Roadburn 2017 went on sale! Thank you so much for your support! For those who are yet to get tickets, there are still weekend and Sunday tickets remaining, and we will announce information about Thu, Fri, […]


Roadburn 2017 To Feature The Ultimate Experimental Showdown – The Bug vs Dylan Carlson of Earth

Posted: October 18, 2016 at 1:15 pm

If this was boxing, it could well be a title fight, the prize being not a belt, but the title of most feverishly creative individual in experimental music. Fortunately, although their collaboration signifies a certain amount of clashing between disparate and often totally separate genres, this is not a fight […]


Mekanïk Destruktïw Kommandöh: Magma To Play John Dyer Baizley’s 2017 Curated Roadburn Event

Posted: October 18, 2016 at 1:14 pm

Unequivocally one of the most talked about moments in the history of Roadburn was Magma‘s overwhelming performance at the 2014 festival. Invited by Opeth‘s Mikael Åkerfeldt, these seminal progressive rock pioneers went down a storm, leaving bands and attendees gasping for air, as it was such an exhausting emotional rollercoaster […]


Deafheaven To Become Part of The Roadburn Family At Our 2017 Festival

Posted: October 18, 2016 at 1:12 pm

When Deafheaven released their debut album Roads to Judah back in 2011 they probably were not expecting to be at the center of many heated debates and discussion a couple of years later. Critically acclaimed and widely discussed by black metal purists, shoegaze fanatics and post-rock devotees, the Californian 5-piece […]


Zu Return To Roadburn In 2017 With Their Wild Experimentation

Posted: October 18, 2016 at 1:02 pm

We’ve missed Zu! It’s impossible not to, even if we had this Italian three-piece on the bill every year we’d say the same thing. We miss them already five minutes after each frenzied, euphoric show they play, each of them a tour de force for both band and audience, each […]


Dälek To Become First Ever Hip Hop Band To Play Roadburn

Posted: October 18, 2016 at 1:01 pm

Hip-hop is not, quite frankly, a genre we’ve thought of exploring much before at Roadburn. But as with any other style of music, exploration is the key, and eventually something will always stand out in surprising ways. Such is the case with New Jersey’s dälek, who have been a name […]


Subrosa To Perform “…Battle of Ages” In Its Entirety at Roadburn 2017; SubRosa Subdued Showcasing The band’s Softer Side

Posted: October 18, 2016 at 12:58 pm

For This We Fought The Battle Of Ages is an album that hits you with full force from the very first time you hear it. Subsequent listens unveil layer after layer of bold creativity and sonic explorations that stay with you long after the needle is lifted and the vinyl […]


Inter Arma To Appear Wild and Untamed at Roadburn 2017

Posted: October 18, 2016 at 12:55 pm

Inter Arma stopped off in Tilburg back in 2014; the band were on tour through Europe and played a euphoric set at the then-smaller Green Room at the 013 venue. Those stood in the centre of the room at the beginning of the set were shifted on the tide of […]


Free Spirits In An Age of Conformity, Crippled Black Phoenix To Play Roadburn 2017

Posted: October 18, 2016 at 12:43 pm

The world of heavy music is very fond of categorisation. As much as every band prides themselves on at least attempting to do something different from prevailing trends, there is nearly always a comfortable pigeonhole awaiting them. But not every band, of course. Whether through the joyously eccentric musical vision […]


John Dyer Baizley Announced As Roadburn’s 2017 Curator; Baroness To Play, Friday 21 April

Posted: October 5, 2016 at 1:57 pm

Statement from John Dyer Baizley: “Over the course of my career, as musician and visual artist, I have come to realize that the Roadburn Festival, 013 Venue, and city of Tilburg have become a critical and integral part of my yearly routine. Both the festival, and so many of the wonderful people […]

Roadburn 2017 Will Host The Release Show For Ulver’s Forthcoming New Album
Posted: October 20, 2016 at 10:56 am

We are truly spoiled by Ulver at Roadburn, let’s face […]

Mysticum Will Invade Our Minds And Tear Our Souls Apart At Roadburn 2017
Posted: October 18, 2016 at 1:17 pm

You read that right. We didn’t make up that title, […]

Chelsea Wolfe To Drawn Roadburn To Her Darkly Intimate Lullabies at John Dyer Baizley’s Curated Event
Posted: October 18, 2016 at 1:15 pm

“Now that we’ve begin to announce my involvement, I am […]

Wretch To Play First Ever European Show at Roadburn 2017
Posted: October 18, 2016 at 1:14 pm

For Karl Simon – formerly of the much revered doom-metal […]

Emptiness To Delve Deep Into Darkness At Roadburn 2017
Posted: October 18, 2016 at 1:14 pm

Founded in Brussels, Belgium’s Emptiness are currently carving a niche; […]

Ultha To Bring Their Crushing Take On Atmospheric Black Metal To Roadburn 2017
Posted: October 18, 2016 at 1:12 pm

German black metal act Ultha may be relative newcomers in […]

Woe To Explore Some of The Darkest Parts of The Soul at Roadburn 2017
Posted: October 18, 2016 at 1:11 pm

It’s been nearly four years since Brooklyn black metal act […]

Audn Will be Another Soldier In The Icelandic Invasion of Roadburn 2017
Posted: October 18, 2016 at 1:09 pm

Sólstafir were the first man through the breach, then Svartidauði, […]

Iceland’s Gift Keeps On Giving As Zhrine Get Ready To Haunt Roadburn 2017
Posted: October 18, 2016 at 1:07 pm

These days, Iceland seems like it has spawned a few […]

Aluk Todolo Will Spew Their Noxious Fumes All Over Again; Playing Voix In Its Entirety
Posted: October 18, 2016 at 1:03 pm

When Aluk Todolo step on stage, the whole universe around […]

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
Hypnopazuzu – Create Christ Sailor Boy

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
Zeal and Ardor – Devil Is Fine

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 […]