Posts Tagged ‘doom’

Wretch To Play First Ever European Show at Roadburn 2017

Posted on Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

For Karl Simon – formerly of the much revered doom-metal stalwarts, The Gates of SlumberWretch‘s heartfelt traditional metal heraldry is much more than mere Sabbath worship; it’s a gut wrenching form of art, reflecting Simon’s heart and soul, and also functions as catharsis in time of need, especially now.

Wretch’s true devotion to sheer lamentation and sadness may stand as a testament to Jason McCash, and other fallen comrades, but it’s a new beginning for Simon, too – together with drummer Chris Gordon and bassist Bryce Clark, Simon is going through such a genuine emotional resurgence that he’s turning tragedy and grief into a sorrowful yet soulful debut at the very same time.

It’s done with such honesty and grace that Wretch – like The Gates of Slumber – is following the same heartfelt linage of Saint Vitus, The Obsessed and Cirith Ungol, and we can’t wait for the band to play their first ever European show at Roadburn Festival 2017 on Thursday, April 20 in Tilburg, The Netherlands.

Knowing that The Gates of Slumber played their last ever show on the old continent at Roadburn back in 2012, we couldn’t think of a more fitting place than Het Patronaat, the beautifully converted church, for Karl and company to start over again while paying tribute to those who had such an impact on him as a person, and as a musician.

“The last show that I played in Europe was Roadburn 2012 and it was one of the best experiences in my life, I had a feeling in my guts that it would be a long time before I ever got back….”, says Simon, “A lot has changed since then; it has been a frustrating and painful chapter in my life. I was touched that Walter asked us to make Roadburn 2017 Wretch’s first show in Europe. For my part I’m looking forward to seeing old friends and playing!!!”

Roadburn Festival 2017 will take place April 20-23 at the 013 venue, Tilburg, The Netherlands. Tickets will be on sale from October 20.


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Warning Return From The Shadows To Play Their Classic Watching From A Distance Album At Roadburn 2017

Posted on Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Some records stay with us in a way that we even remember the very first time we listened to them, no matter how many years ago it was, we remember the impact they had and the way they might have changed us as listeners. Watching from a Distance is such […]

Album of The Day: Spirit Adrift – Chained To Oblivion

Posted on Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Lovingly pinched from New Noise Magazine: I’ve been waiting for what feels like an eternity for this first full-length release from Arizona’s Spirit Adrift. After hearing the man’s former work in Take Over and Destroy (TOAD) as well as the long defunct local act Queen Beast (yeah, I remember that […]

Album of the Day: Pando – Negligible Senescence

Posted on Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

Do you remember the first time you listened to Earth, or at least Sunn O))), if that’s where you started your droning expeditions? Or the first time that Pyramids debut assaulted and caressed your ears at the same time? Or all the other first times you listened to music that […]

Album of the day: Khemmis – Absolution

Posted on Monday, September 7th, 2015

Lovingly pinched from Invisible Oranges: There has been a deluge of upstart doom bands over the last decade, some of them great (Kongh, Pallbearer, Orchid) and many others not so much (seriously, there are way too many to name). The oversaturation point for low and slow approaches quickly, so new […]

Album of the Day: Blood Farmers – Headless Eyes

Posted on Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Lovingly pinched from The Obelisk: It has been 19 years since New York City doomers Blood Farmers released their self-titled debut on Hellhound Records, and while that album and their 1991 Permanent Brain Damage demo were reissued via Japan’s Leaf Hound Records in 2008 and 2004, respectively, and trio have […]

Album of the Day: Vallenfyre – Splinters

Posted on Saturday, June 7th, 2014

Lovingly pinched from ThisIsNotAScene: The word ‘supergroup’ is an often misleading term, as it rarely fits the output that much feted members of other bands produce for these side projects. Luckily, Vallenfyre are different, very different indeed. Born out of tragedy and loss, the group of assembled icons from punk […]

Farewell to Jason McCash (April 19th, 1975 – April 5, 2014) by Kim Kelly

Posted on Monday, April 7th, 2014

Death moves in circles. It starts out slow, prowling around the outer borders of your consciousness. When you’re small, your mother has to explain that the dog ran away and won’t be coming back, or that the nice lady from the library won’t be around to help you find new […]

Album of the Day: The Wounded Kings – Consolamentum

Posted on Sunday, February 16th, 2014

Lovingly pinched from The Obelisk: Consolamentum is the fourth full-length from increasingly progressive UK-based doomers The Wounded Kings and also their debut on Candlelight Records. It’s also their most consistent album-to-album lineup in the band since 2010′s The Shadow over Atlantis followed 2008′s Embrace of the Narrow House debut with […]

Album of the Day: Avatarium – Avatarium

Posted on Monday, November 18th, 2013

Lovingly pinched from Metal Underground: There is an evil madness that descends underneath the depths of despair – riding along the electric charges that jump the endless lattice of neural pathways in the mind. The parasitic nature is so perfect that it is undetectable; it is one with the host. […]