Posts Tagged ‘Oranssi Pazuzu’
Posted on Wednesday, October 5th, 2016
We were anticipating great things from Oranssi Pazuzu at this year’s Roadburn, but even so we were overwhelmed about every single aspect of their appearance. From the passionate performance of the band, to the amount of Roadburners that got caught up in the positivity and the incredible vibe of the show; it was a truly unique moment of bonding between artist, audience and staff.
Equally overwhelming, but in a slightly less happy way, was bearing witness to the long line of people that couldn’t get in the Het Patronaat – it took us by surprise. Our memory of the sheer anticipation on display on this occasion and our thoughts for those who were extemely saddened by missing out on such a momentous event resonated with us for a long time after the festival, and led us to taking the decision to give everyone another shot – hence, Oranssi Pazuzu will return to conquer the Main Stage this time.
Truth be told, even without the huge lines, we might have been tempted to invite the band back anyway – if not for the people who waited outside, also for the people who weren’t at Roadburn 2016, or who were watching other bands, or just because, well, we feel like a bit more of that magic again, please! It was such a memorable show that we really felt it was necessary to give everyone the opportunity to experience Oranssi Pazuzu‘s take on warped out, mangled beyond recognition black metal.
Last year, we introduced them as “a giant that stalks these mostly otherwise untrodden lands,” referring to the Finnish extreme psych scene that invaded Tilburg with such remarkable results, and called them “a true beacon of experimentalism and innovation,” and we mean it even more this year.
Now that Värähtelijä, their latest amazing album, has taken a firmer grip on our collective mind, we will be more excited than ever to have this Finnish mob play merry hell with our senses once more after their previous appearances (remember they had been at Roadburn in 2012 already). They say third time’s the charm, but what if the first and second were already a deep, dark charm? We’ll tremble in anticipation until we find out…
Oranssi Pazuzu return to Roadburn on Saturday, April 22, at the Main Stage of the 013 venue in Tilburg,The Netherlands. Be there.
Roadburn Festival 2017 will take place April 20-23 at the 013 venue, Tilburg, The Netherlands. Tickets will be on sale from October 20.
Hear It Here – Roadburn 2016 Audio Streams Posted On Line: Dark Buddha Rising, Oranssi Pazuzu, Sinistro, Tau Cross and The Skull Among Others
Posted on Tuesday, May 10th, 2016
As with previous years, Marcel Van De Vondervoort (Torture Garden Studio) and his amazing team have captured the essence of Roadburn in these incredible audio recordings, hosted by VPRO 3voor12, Holland‘s major cultural network. We will continue to add more, but to kick things off, we have live audio from […]
Posted on Friday, April 22nd, 2016
Our first unexpected highlight was not an entirely unexpected one, if we’re honest. We were anticipating great things from Oranssi Pazuzu, but what was so overwhelming about the performance was how many other people got caught swept up in the positivity and the incredible vibe of the show. That feeling […]
Posted on Friday, November 15th, 2013
Praise for Oranssi Pazuzu‘s Valonielu from San Francisco’s aQuarius Records: Space rock collides brilliantly and violently with blackened post metal on this third bleak transmission from an exploding alien nebula (otherwise known as Finland), courtesy of some of its weirdest astral wanderers: the incomparable Oranssi Pazuzu. Valonielu is at once […]
Posted on Thursday, April 26th, 2012
Several performances rank among the unexpected but true highlights of Roadburn 2012. See for yourself why Oranssi Pazuzu made such an impact by watching the clips below. Combining organic old-school psychedelic rock with mid-tempo black metal, Oranssi Pazuzu craft extremely compelling, totally original music that feels like the late 60′s […]
Posted on Thursday, December 22nd, 2011
Many excellent records came out in 2011. We don’t pretend to be arbiters of taste, we just think it’s fun to share which albums rocked our worlds, soothed our souls, lifted our spirits or otherwise burrowed into our systems this year. Of course, in addition to occupying our turntables, many […]
Posted on Saturday, December 17th, 2011
Lovingly pinched from Sputnikmusic: So, another chapter in the book of space metal is written. Oranssi Pazuzu is a young Finnish psychedelic black metal band whose world of lyrics and musical inspiration revolve largely around the vastness of space. At least, thats what they want us to Now the thing […]