Posts Tagged ‘Costin Chioreanu’
Posted on Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
Roadburn Live is Enslaved’s first official live album, a split release between Roadburn Records and By Norse Music. The album was recorded during one of band’s headline shows at the renowned Roadburn Festival 2015; an edition curated by Enslaved’s guitar player Ivar Bjørnson.
Walter / Roadburn comments on the release: “It’s no secret that there’s a strong friendship between Roadburn and Enslaved. One of the most hard-hitting and progressive bands to come out of Norway, Enslaved has played a significant part in the festival’s history – both musically and artistically. Not only has Enslaved been our artist in residence, bringing side-projects such as The Armageddon Concerto (the Enslaved / Shining collaboration), Dream of an Opium Eater and Trinacria to Roadburn, Ivar Bjørnson has also been our 2015 co-curator, along with Wardruna’s Einar Kvitrafn Selvik, and resulting in Skuggsjá’s first ever performance outside of Norway. Enslaved’s 2015 performances were the pinnacle of this enduring and artistic friendship, and showcased the massive influence the band has had on both Roadburn, and the (underground) metal scene for the past two decades. To have these shows captured on vinyl is a dream come true for me, and I truly hope it’s the same for anyone who was in attendance, or those who want to indulge themselves in the Northern magic of Enslaved.”
Roadburn Live will be available as limited and exclusive Record Store Day color editions and as Roadburn / Enslaved–Webshop Gold edition including the original A3 Roadburn poster and color stickers! Regular vinyl /CD / Digital: more information soon!
To celebrate the release, what better way than to hold a playback session with the members of Enslaved at the Roadburn Festival 2017! Becky Laverty / Roadburn Festival comments: “Enslaved and Roadburn share a history that is entwined and their 2015 performance on the main stage was such a fantastic milestone for both parties, that it makes perfect sense for the show to be released as a live album. As the album will be released during Roadburn 2017, it seemed fitting to invite attendees and the band alike to join us for a playback session at the festival as part of our popular side program.”
Roadburn Live also features a brilliant layout created by highly respected artist and Roadburn’s regular graphic designer Costin Chioreanu. The album was mixed by Iver Sandøy at Solslottet Studio, mastered by Jens Bogren (Kreator, Opeth, Sepultura) in Fascination Studios. It is also the last official release with Herbrand Larsen on keys and vocals.
After celebrating 25 years in 2016 showcasing a majority of older material, Roadburn Live displays songs mainly from the “newer” and more progressive era of Enslaved’s career, with songs from ‘In Times’, ‘Riitiir’, ‘Isa’, ‘Below the Lights’ and ‘Monumension’. Featuring guest appearances of Einar Selvik (Wardruna), Aðalbjörn Tryggvason (Sólstafir), Per Wiberg (Opeth, Candlemass); and Menno Gootjes (Focus) on ‘Immigrant Song’, the first cover song by Enslaved to appear on any record ever.
Grutle Kjellson comments on the album: “I’m generally not a huge fan of live albums, I like to be present at a show, to grasp the energy of the band and to witness the, sometimes, magical symbiosis that occurs between the band and the audience. I am, however, a huge fan of the Roadburn Festival! I consider this to be my all time favorite, both as a musician and as a guest. Therefore; if ever Enslaved were to release a live album, it had to be from a Roadburn show! I hope you will enjoy listening to this piece of wax as much as we did recording it!”
Roadburn Live – Song Premiere
‘Death in the Eyes of Dawn’ (video by Costin Chioreanu)
Posted on Thursday, January 26th, 2017
It’s one thing to be gifted, but few people are fortunate enough to be talented in both art and music. One man who most definitely should count himself among them, is Costin Chioreanu. We consider him as one of our own here at Roadburn; his artwork has become part of […]
Posted on Wednesday, April 6th, 2016
In keeping with tradition, Costin Chioreanu has set the visual tone for some bands playing Roadburn Festival 2016. Costin has cast his creative spell over some of his favourite artists on the Roadburn bill, and once again he has more than delivered. We are proud to unveil his official posters […]
Posted on Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015
As well as creating our overall festival poster, renowned comic book artist, Becky Cloonan, has also created individual posters for each day of Roadburn. Below are the four posters that Becky has made for us (and laid out by Costin Chioreanu). She comments: “As an illustrator and cartoonist I love […]
Costin Chioreanu (ft. Current 93, Mayhem, Aura Noir, Hexvessel & Sigh members) Releases Soundtracks To Raise Funds For Cictims of Bucharest Tragedy
Posted on Friday, November 13th, 2015
The Romanian artist, Costin Chioreanu, is to release a collection of music, entitled The Quest For A Morning Star, to raise funds for victims of the recent tragedy at Club Colectiv, in Bucharest. Chioreanu is well known and highly respected for his graphic works for At The Gates, Arch Enemy, […]
Svart Records To Launch Costin Chioreanu’s art book Magic As A Golden Mean at Roadburn Festival 2015; At The Gates’ At War With Reality Exhibition
Posted on Tuesday, March 24th, 2015
Having collaborated with Costin Chioreanu on much of the artwork for Roadburn Festival over the past few years, we are incredibly proud to announce that the launch of his book Magic As A Golden Mean will take place at Roadburn this year as announced at the end of last year. […]
Posted on Thursday, November 13th, 2014
Costin Chioreanu has returned for the third year in a row to help set the visual tone by creating official poster art for some of the bands playing the 20th edition of Roadburn Festival (April 9-12 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands). We are proud to unveil his official […]
Posted on Thursday, January 9th, 2014
Over the last couple of years, Costin Chioreanu’s aesthetic and outlook proved supremely compatible with ours, thus we invited him back to put his inimitable signature on the 19th edition of Roadburn by designing the official artwork. In keeping with tradition, Costin has also set the visual tone for some […]
Behold: The Official Artwork For Roadburn 2014 by Costin Chioreanu and Richard ‘Robotmonster’ Schouten
Posted on Wednesday, July 17th, 2013
We’re pleased to unveil the artwork for Roadburn 2014 designed by none other than Costin Chioreanu. After his aesthetic and outlook proved supremely compatible with ours over the last couple of years (the official artwork for Roadburn 2013, various band posters, exhibitions, and the video premiere of Outside The Great […]
Posted on Thursday, May 2nd, 2013
Before Black Magician went on at Het Patronaat to start off day three of Roadburn 2013 and the final day of the fest proper (the ceremonial Afterburner is tomorrow with two stages instead of four-plus), there was a showing of Costin Chioreanu‘s animated short film, Outside the Great Circle, which […]