Posts Tagged ‘relapse records’

True Widow To Return To Roadburn 2017

Posted on Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

We’re thrilled to have True Widow return to Roadburn – having hosted the Texan trio back in 2014 – as we prepare ourselves for yet another dose of their sultry yet syrupy fuzzed out trips.

AVVOLGERE saw True Widow leaving their mark on 2016; a grey, earthy smear across the year’s musical offerings. Loaded with the intoxicating combination of distortion and melody that we have grown to know and love as a hallmark of True Widow’s sound, AVVOLGERE is another notable marker in their back catalogue.

Don’t be fooled by the wall of fuzzadelic sound; there is intricacy and nuance in those there tracks. The hooks might not all seem immediately apparent on the first listen, but they have the ability to loom out of the sludge and drag you under before you can catch a breath.

We’re already anticipating breathlessness when True Widow take to the Green Room stage at the 013 venue on Friday, April 21 as part of Roadburn Festival 2017.

Roadburn Festival 2017 will take place April 20-23 at the 013 venue, Tilburg, The Netherlands. Tickets are now on sale!

Becky Laverty, December 2017

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Pinkish Black To Break Hearts With Their Chilling Synthesizer Dirges at Roadburn 2017

Posted on Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

If Roadburn 2017 is rife with artists removing guitar from its dominant spot in extreme music, then few bands would be more necessary to include than Texan innovators Pinkish Black. With “just” drums and synthesizers at their disposal, this duo makes a haunting sort of music that floats between the […]

Lycus To Spread Crushing, Cathartic Doom at Roadburn 2017

Posted on Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Working with a slow-burning yet vibrant fire in its belly, Oakland, CA funeral doom act Lycus has been responsible for some of the most heartfelt and haunting metal of the past few years. While the young band’s debut demo release was promising, it was 2013’s monumental Tempest album that cemented […]

King Woman To Draw A Richly-Embroidered Veil of Distortion, Drone, and Warm Shoegaze at Roadburn 2017

Posted on Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

As I’ve noted time and time again, Kristina Esfandiari is the queen of lush, unearthly doom folk. Whether the Bay Area native-turned-Brooklyn transplant is busy lending her gilded pipes to her lo-fi solo project, Miserable, or ramping up the intensity as the gut-wrenching vocalist for the droning doomgaze of King […]

Inter Arma To Appear Wild and Untamed at Roadburn 2017

Posted on Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Inter Arma stopped off in Tilburg back in 2014; the band were on tour through Europe and played a euphoric set at the then-smaller Green Room at the 013 venue. Those stood in the centre of the room at the beginning of the set were shifted on the tide of […]

Album of the Day 16 – Lifespan of a Moth

Posted on Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

Lovingly pinched from The Obelisk: It’s now been nearly a decade since Los Angeles sludge metallers 16 — aka -(16)- — were reactivated. In that time, they’ve toured the US and Europe, reissued early material via Relapse Records, which seems to have been the home they were looking for all […]

Album of the Day: Ecstatic Vision – Sonic Praise

Posted on Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

Lovingly pinched from Pitchfork: Ecstatic Vision want to get you high. On the band’s five-song and very fun debut LP, Sonic Praise, the three Philadelphia bros holler about an “astral plane where our herb will suffice,” urge their audience to forego homes and bosses for a trip “through the astral […]

Album of the Day: Goblin Rebirth – Goblin Rebirth

Posted on Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Lovingly pinched from Ravenous Monster Horror Webzine: It’s pretty much impossible to imagine Italian horror cinema without also thinking of Goblin. Their eerie cinematic soundscapes provided the soundtrack to sudden bloody death and the arrival of demonic evil. I would argue that their soundtrack to Suspiria is not only the […]

Album of the Day: Royal Thunder – Crooked Doors

Posted on Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Lovingly pinched from ThisIsNotAScene: Often bands are formed for a shared love of similar tastes of music. Not only born out of eclectic tastes, Royal Thunder have absorbed these influences into their music to produce an unusual hybrid of Progressive Rock, Classic Rock, Indie, Goth and Grunge. This makes Royal […]

Album of the Day: Zombi – Anthology

Posted on Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Praise for Zombi‘s Anthology from San Francisco’s aQuarius Records: Thanks Relapse, you’ve been doin’ some great reissue work lately, this is one of several old faves we’re listing this week that you’ve brought back (see also Bedemon and Pan-Thy-Monium). We originally listed this on CD only, which was super limited, […]