Posts Tagged ‘Ash Borer’
Posted on Tuesday, November 15th, 2016
One of the most notable black metal bands to grace Roadburn in the last number of years is Ashborer. This group of American innovators has gone from one of many in the explosive Cascadian black metal scene to a band that stands head and shoulders above all others with an ever-shifting sound that grows and evolves from each record to the next.
The one constant in the band’s career has been a ceaselessly urgent and overwhelming sense of creativity and expansion. From the highly touted early material on their split with Fell Voices to their impending release, The Irrepassable Gate, Ash Borer has always chosen vibrant and evocative new territory over stagnation.
This bold group, perhaps American black metal’s most promising hope, is prepared to make its return to Roadburn as part of a European tour planned with their friends and collaborators in Vanum.
Vanum is a project that is somehow, almost unbelievably, larger than the sum of its parts, with K. Morgan of Ash Borer and M. Rekevics of Fell Voices serving as its creative core. These two musicians have long had intersecting paths, yet on their 2015 release, Realm of Sacrifice, their shared commitment to only releasing what is essential and vital became consecrated in a more permanent, enduring form.
As Vanum currently focuses on a new release due in 2017, their European tour with their brethren in Ash Borer will surely set the whole continent ablaze with their harrowing blend of icy melody and blackened atmospheric majesty.
Both Ash Borer and Vanum will lay waste to Roadburn audiences at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands on Thursday, April 20. It will be a pairing of sets that transcends the ordinary and this is not to be missed, as one of our most anticipated groupings of the festival.
Roadburn Festival 2017 will take place April 20-23 at the 013 venue, Tilburg, The Netherlands. Tickets are now on sale!
Posted on Wednesday, July 29th, 2015
Praise for Vanum‘s Realm Of Sacrifice from San Francisco’s aQuarius Records: To those bleak metal heathens whom dwelleth upon the white and winter mountaintops, take heed!!! Vanum is a brand new ongoing project from K. Morgen and M. Rekevics (of highly acclaimed black metallers Ash Borer and Fell Voices / […]
Tune In and ‘Burn On: Roadburn Festival 2013 Audio Streams (Ash Borer, Blues Pills, Endless Boogie, Golden Void and Satan’s Satyrs Among Others)
Posted on Tuesday, May 7th, 2013
Roadburn 2013 was an extravaganza of great bands from Alcest to Zodiac. Sometimes, trying to decide between shows (or get into the Green Room or Het Patronaat) was as hellish as anything screened during the Electric Acid Orgy Grindhouse Cinema. And if you couldn’t make it at all, well… Have […]
Posted on Monday, April 29th, 2013
Certain performances at this year’s festival had something extra, something not easily defined, that made an indelible impression on us. What were the unexpected highlights of Roadburn 2013? We have compiled a ten-part series to share them with you. Here is part 7. See for yourself why Ash Borer made […]
Posted on Monday, March 11th, 2013
Lovingly pinched from No Clean Singing: With relatively few hammer blows, Ash Borer have already chiseled their name into the obsidian edifice of American black metal. They’re bringing the hammer down again with the the impending debut of their newest album Bloodlands, which will be co-released on vinyl by Gilead […]
Posted on Saturday, January 26th, 2013
Praise for Ash Borer‘s Self Titled from San Francisco’s aQuarius Records: Originally released as a super limited cassette on Psychic Violence in 2011, then a little later, on Pesanta Urfolk as a limited LP, and now finally, this killer collection of avant, droned out, post rock flecked, West Coast black […]
Posted on Saturday, August 25th, 2012
Praise for Ash Borer‘s Cold Of Ages from San Francisco’s aQuarius Records: A brand new record from Arcata black metallers Ash Borer, and more importantly, their first album with a title! On Cold Of Ages, the band continue to hone their sound, still delivering their black buzz missives in the […]
Posted on Thursday, December 22nd, 2011
Many excellent records came out in 2011. We don’t pretend to be arbiters of taste, we just think it’s fun to share which albums rocked our worlds, soothed our souls, lifted our spirits or otherwise burrowed into our systems this year. Of course, in addition to occupying our turntables, many […]
Posted on Monday, August 15th, 2011
Praise for Ash Borer‘ S/T from San Francisco’s aQuarius Records: What is it with bands not naming records? We’re all for the ‘self titled’ record, but when they’re ALL self titled, it gets a little confusing. By record number two or three at least start numbering ’em, fer chrissakes. Anyway, […]