Posts Tagged ‘dream of an opium eater’
Posted on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011
Dream of An Opium Eater, a special collaboration between ace-metal musicians like Enslaved’s Ivar Bjørnson, Reuben Gotto (Johnny Truant), Ben Calvert (ex-Killing Joke) and Julia Ruzicka from Million Dead, has uploaded brand-new professionally filmed concert footage of their 2010 Roadburn performance, shot by Roadburn’s video director Lee Sakura. Audio by Marcel van de Vondervoort /Torture Garden Studio). Watch the clip down below.
Like in the old days, when a pianist would accompany silent movies, Dream of An Opium Eater create an epic and unsettling soundtrack – composed by Reuben Gotto & Ivar Bjørnson – to a collection of mind-bending horror short-films, projected on a huge screen behind them. Expect some dark, intense, but also swirling takes on psychedelic metal reminiscent of Tool, VoiVod and even Joy Division, as icy horror and fright oozes from both the screen and the speakers
“Dream of an Opium is a powerful outlet for my doom sides”, says Ivar Bjørnson. “I was stunned when we got together to do our first show at the Roskilde Festival in 2007; we sounded heavier together than I had dared hope for. For me music is energy, and getting to express the lower, heavier energies through Dream of An Opium Eater is amazing – every single time we perform. Playing to these very unique Norwegian short horror movies adds an extra dimension that creates a bubble of weirdness at our show. Not having a vocalist also makes life easy when we get together, hehe!”
After playing Roskilde Festival (2007), Carling Leeds Festival (2007) and Wacken Open Air (2008), the 4th ever performance of Dream of An Opium Eater took place at Roadburn Festival 2010.
In other related news: “Operate”, a brand new song from Dream of An Opium Eater, can be streamed using the Myspace player below or click HERE.
Posted on Tuesday, May 18th, 2010
We asked Christiaan Westgeest (Westgeest Photography) to share some of his memories, and finest photos of Roadburn 2010. Here are his choices:
Posted on Tuesday, May 11th, 2010
Lovingly pinched from True Cult Heavy Metal (Blog by Louise Brown, Editor Terrorizer): Sorry I didn’t post day two of my Roadburn blog before this. That’s what happens after festivals. Life gets ya. It brings you down to the earth with an almighty punch in the lady garden. And blimey, […]