Posts Tagged ‘relapse records’

Tombs Brings Sheer Visceral Intensity To Roadburn 2015

Posted on Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Brooklyn’s Tombs is one of the finest heavy bands in the world. Their second album, Path of Totality, pushed them into the vanguard of the burgeoning post-black metal scene, and found its way to more than a few 2012 best of the year lists as well. The band made a lasting impact at Roadburn in 2012 too, delivering a much-lauded set that navigated between turgid sludge, distant post-punk, blistering black metal and dark psychedelia.

Fast forward to 2014: Tombs is marching ahead boldly with their latest release, Savage Gold (Relapse Records). Their third album is definitely one of this year’s metal masterstrokes. Savage Gold again sees Tombs fusing black and post-metal, but by simplifying their sound the band offers a much heavier, angrier tone, punctuated by breakneck blast beats and high-stacked guitars, ice-sharp melodies and deliberate rhythms — never limiting themselves sonically.

As huge admirers of Tombs blackened ferocity, we simply couldn’t resist bringing this primordial killing machine back to the 20th edition of Roadburn on Saturday, April 11th at Het Patronaat in Tilburg, The Netherlands.

Roadburn Festival 2015 will run for four days from Thursday, April 9 to Sunday, April 12 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands.

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Black Anvil Hails Death at Roadburn 2015

Posted on Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Hailing from the filthy sewers of New York City, Black Anvil have been tearing up the US Black Metal scene since 2008, with their debut Time Insults The Mind and 2010 follow-up Triumvirate turning the band into a ferocious beast, and making them a stable in the Black Metal genre […]

Primitive Man To Ride Straight Into The Depths of Hell at Roadburn Festival 2015

Posted on Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Behold! Denver, Colorado’s Primitive Man will unleash a filthy, malignant maelstrom of blood drenched, blackened doom and soul-annihilating, dissonant sluge at the 20th edition of Roadburn Festival on Thursday, April 9 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands. Thrillingly misanthropic in their approach, Primitive Man’s pure hatred, self loathing […]

Brooklyn-Based, Blackened-Sludge Metallers Mortals Bring Their Bestial and Singular Blend of Metal to Roadburn 2015

Posted on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Effortlessly shifting from stoner rock to black metal in a flash, Mortals‘ infectiously colossal sound lies in their ability to craft a commonality throughout a blur of dark and heavy genres. Their critically acclaimed debut record, Cursed to See the Future, released this past July through Relapse Records melds “disparate […]

Zombi, Steve Moore & Majeure To Play Roadburn Festival 2015

Posted on Thursday, September 4th, 2014

We’re ecstatic to announce that legendary kosmische Giallo synth duo Zombi will be playing an exclusive set at Roadburn 2015, appearing for the first time in Europe since a handful of festival appearances back in 2011. Since first hitting the general consciousness with their Relapse 2004 debut album Cosmos, following […]

Album of the Day: Black Anvil – Hail Death

Posted on Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Lovingly pinched from Sea of Tranquility: There’s been a bit of positive press lately (promotional stuff, mostly) about Black Anvil‘s cover of Kiss‘s ‘Under the Rose.’ The praise is well deserved: not only is the cover superb, it gives the classic song a slightly harder edge. It’s worth a listen. […]

Album of the day: Serpentine Path – Emanations

Posted on Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Lovingly pinched from Sea of Tranquility: This sophomore release from New York City’s Serpentine Path offers further proof that these guys are absolute masters of doom. As many people know by now, this band is made up of current or former members of bands like Electric Wizard, Unearthly Trance, and […]

Album of the Day: Tombs – Savage Gold

Posted on Sunday, June 8th, 2014

Lovingly pinched from MetalSucks: Something about Tombs‘ icy style has previously made it challenging for me to get into, but I think I’m done keeping this band at arm’s length. Admittedly I was quite impressed when I caught the group for the first time way back when, but it was […]

Unexpected Highlights of Roadburn 2014 Pt.4: Indian

Posted on Friday, April 18th, 2014

Certain performances at this year’s festival had something extra, something not easily defined, that made an indelible impression on us. What were the unexpected highlights of Roadburn 2014? We have compiled a ten-part series to share them with you. Here is part 4. See for yourself why Indian made such […]

Album of the Day: Nothing – Guilty Of Everything

Posted on Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Lovingly pinched from The Sleeping Shaman: Holy hell this is one refreshing album. It’s been a long time since I’ve enjoyed a full album in the way I’m enjoying this. I’m still trying to pinpoint some genres to pigeon hole this into but there’s so many that it’s fucking difficult […]

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