Posts Tagged ‘Occult Rock’
Posted on Monday, November 11th, 2013
Hailing from Berlin, Germany, The Oath is one of the most talked about bands in the underground right now, and for good reason: their mind-blowing debut 7″, Night Child / Black Rainbow, puts The Oath at the forefront of the current crop of 70s inspired hard rock bands and earned them the highly-coveted title of ‘Band of the Week’ by none other than Darkthrone‘s don of metal Fenriz.
We at Roadburn HQ are captivated by guitarist Linnea Olsson (Sweden) and German singer Johanna Sadonis‘ perfect mix of 1970’s heavy rock and 1980’s New Wave of British Heavy Metal and felt the irresistible urge to invite The Oath to the 2014 Roadburn Festival solely based up on those two stunning tracks – we simply had no choice as the band is that good! Citing Danzig, Black Sabbath and The Runaways as some of their main influences, their lyrics, centered around death and the beyond, are just as raw and direct as their dark, dirty, exciting, but catchy take on soul stripping hard rock.
Olsson and Sadonis, completed by bassist Simon Bouteloup (Kadavar, ex-Aqua Nebula Oscillator) and British drummer Andrew Prestidge (Angel Witch, Winters), recently recorded their debut album, which will be released via Rise Above Records in March 2014, swiftly followed by The Oath‘s much anticipated Roadburn performance on Thursday, April 10th at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands.
Roadburn Festival 2014 will run for four days from Thursday, April 10th to Sunday, April 13th 2014 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands.
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Posted on Sunday, November 3rd, 2013
Lovingly pinched from About.com: Heavy Metal: Sweden’s In Solitude capitalize upon the visibility generated by their opening slot on the 2012 Decibel Magazine Tour with the release of their third album, Sister. In Solitude made a name for themselves with their first two albums by treading the nether regions of […]
Posted on Monday, July 29th, 2013
There are artists that exude sheer attitude, others lunacy, but a select few have a distinct aura of mystery about them. We at Roadburn are delighted to have been given the chance to lift the shroud of ambiguity surrounding Finland’s Mansion. Seemingly arising out of the blue earlier this year, […]
Posted on Monday, July 22nd, 2013
Roadburn is very excited to unveil the first single ‘Satan’s Country’ from Los Angeles’ psychedelic doomsters Black Prism. The track is taken from their forthcoming debut 7″ which will be released on August 31 through EasyRider Records. “Who are these guys and how have I never seen or heard them play […]
Posted on Saturday, June 15th, 2013
Lovingly pinched from The Sleeping Shaman: Mystery is a rare thing in music, given that we live in an age of ultra-exposure and social networking. No sooner has a demo been released, than we are regaled with tales of what the band had for breakfast, lunch and dinner, along with […]
Posted on Wednesday, June 12th, 2013
Lovingly pinched from Echoes And Dust: On Blood Moon Rise Jex Thoth take the bluesy, psychedelic laced doom from 2008’s self titled release and turn it up a notch. What I find a bit more striking though is that although it is turned up, it has restraint in all the […]
Posted on Monday, June 10th, 2013
Praise for Witches of God‘s The Blood of Others from Nocturnal Cult Webzine: LA’s doomy rockers, Witches Of God have brewed up their debut album and spilled it forth upon humanity in the form of The Blood Of Others. After a campy horror synth we get to the heart of […]
Posted on Friday, February 8th, 2013
Lovingly pinched from Last Rites: There has been an incredible resurgence of occult rockers with female frontwomen… that pretty much goes without saying (and yet, there I go). The recently / allegedly departed Dutch outfit in The Devil’s Blood was an exemplary go-to over the last few years, and when […]
Posted on Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
Lovingly pinched from Meatmeadmetal: We’ve covered / complained about certain sub-genres of metal swelling up to the point of gruesomeness and having to search extra hard to find the good bands because there are so effing many of them. We kind of said that last week when discussing grindcore and […]
Posted on Saturday, January 12th, 2013
Lovingly pinched from MetalasFuck: The dominant distorted bass is chunky, rich and filthy. The suffocating groove it drags behind it is infectious, conjuring images of darkened smoky rooms full of shuffling swaying bodies. A synthesizer lingers behind, developing a psychedelic edge to the blackened morass, leaving sparse space for the […]