Posts Tagged ‘John Dyer Baizley’

Amenra To Bring Their Vision of Monochromatic Heaviness To Roadburn 2017

Posted on Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Roadburn Festival and the Church of Ra are certainly no strangers; they’ve left an impression on us, much like the one they have left on the wider music community.

It would be hard to turn Amenra down at any point, but when our 2017 curator, John Dyer Baizley was so enthusiastic about having them as part of his event, we knew it was a no-brainer to have them return to the Roadburn stage.

John comments: “As I round out the lineup for my curated stages at the upcoming Roadburn Festival 2017, I’m again thrilled to announce one of the last acts I’ve booked: the uncontested visionary of monochromatic heaviness, Amenra.

“The last time I witnessed an Amenra performance was at Roadburn 2013, when they could still fit (barely) inside Het Patronaat. The line out the door was hundreds of show-goers long, and I was somehow able to force my way inside to see the band perform. To say they blew us all away would be a grossly undersold miscalculation.

“They set a new standard for me that night, demonstrating just how forward-thinking and discovery-rich DIY music can be; a transcendent marriage of heaviness, artistry, non-linearity, energy, and soul which vaulted from Amenra’s stage and through the audience.

“It is with the greatest pleasure that I announce their 2017 performance will be the first “heavy” set they’ve done in quite some time. They were at the top of my list of invitees when I was first asked to curate, and I wouldn’t skip their 013 set for any rational reason.

‘They are the penultimate Roadburn band; they’re a modern band, they defy categorization, and they are single-minded in their commitment to an unwavering artistic vision of beautiful cacophony. If this music could take physical form, it would render mountains to dust. Those faint of heart attendees beware, this is music that leaves a trace. I’ll see you all there.”

Amenra have recently completed work on their upcoming album Mass VI, which will be released later on in the year via Neurot Recordings.

To tide you over until Mass VI surfaces, the ever prolific creative forces behind Amenra have teamed up with fellow Ghent musicians, Raketkanon to create Amenra X Raketkanon X Michaël Borremans – a split 10” released in May via Consouling Sounds.

Colin Van Eeckhout will present a short documentary filmed throughout 2016, entitled Noisey Meets: Colin Van Eeckhout as part of Roadburn Cinema.

Amenra will perform on the main stage at the 013 venue, as part of John Dyer Baizley’s curation, on Friday, 21 April 2017.

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Razors In The Night (Baizley, Kelly, Adams, Sarba) To Play A Special Set of Classic Punk Songs at Roadburn 2017

Posted on Thursday, March 16th, 2017

As John Dyer Baizley’s curation has unfolded it’s given us an insight into the twists and turns of his own musical make up, and waved a defiant flag for those bands that refuse to conform or play by the rules. The final band to be announced for Baizley’s curation tick […]

Roadburn Festival, Burlesque Of North America & John Dyer Baizley Present: Full Bleed – A Poster Exhibit

Posted on Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Roadburn Festival is proud to be teaming up with Burlesque of North America (BRLSQ), and our 2017 curator, John Dyer Baizley to bring festival attendees “Full Bleed”, an exhibition of silkscreened poster art. The title of the exhibition refers to a common screen printing term, describing a process where silkscreen […]

Roadburn 2017: Side Programme (Panels, Live Interviews & Listening Sessions)

Posted on Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Roadburn’s side programme is a series of panels, live interviews, listening sessions, in depth discussions – and this year includes the return of Roadburn Cinema (which you can read about HERE)! Here’s the run down of what else will be part of the side programme this year. Panels & Live […]

Official Roadburn 2017 Artwork by John Dyer Baizley

Posted on Friday, February 24th, 2017

“I’m equally excited and relieved to unveil the artwork that I’ve made for Roadburn 2017 today. Creating this painting has been a tremendous labor of love these past few months, while curating the musical aspect of the festival. Suffice it to say, the amount of time it takes for both […]

Visual Art at Roadburn 2017: The Two Worlds of Marald Van Haasteren

Posted on Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

In our unstoppable thirst for creative expression, we’re hosting an exhibition of the surreal and macabre drawings of the incredible talented Marald van Haasteren at this year’s Roadburn Festival. Born in Leiden, The Netherlands in 1970, Marald is best known for his collaborative work with John Dyer Baizley on the […]

Be Still Our Hearts, Because Pallbearer Return To Roadburn 2017

Posted on Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Few bands have struck such a deep and emotional chord within the world of doom in the last few years as Pallbearer The quartet from Little Rock, Arkansas stormed out of the gates with their demo in 2010 which instantly made a gigantic splash in the more attentive underground, and […]

Oathbreaker’s Upcoming Set Is A Must-See, Must-Hear, Must-Bear-Witness Moment During Roadburn 2017

Posted on Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

We knew there was something special about Oathbreaker from the very beginning, and their blossoming has been a thing of great wonder. This year’s surreal Rheia, which has been popping up on an incredible amount of best-of-2016 lists, has had an extraordinary emotional impact – a stark, feverishly organic tour […]

Disfear To Play A No-Hold-Barred, Mandatory Circle-Pit Set at John Dyer Baizley’s Curated Roadburn Event

Posted on Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

“Disfear are playing Roadbrun 2017.  They are beginning a new chapter for their band, starting with this performance on April 22nd. I’m humbled by the fact that they see Roadburn as a suitable place to accomplish this. Prior to speaking with them a few months back regarding this show, I […]

Integrity To Leave An Indelible Mark On John Dyer Baizley’s Curated Roadburn 2017 Event

Posted on Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

“Integrity; arguably the first metallic hardcore band I got into – whom I discovered in my adolescence while collecting Pushead-designed sleeves, whose 1:15 long “Vocal Test” immediately became on of my staple jams – is the next band I am pleased to announce as part of my curated 013 stage […]