Posts Tagged ‘rise above records’

With The Dead Brought To Life At Lee Dorrian’s 2016 Curated Roadburn Event

Posted on Thursday, October 29th, 2015

When we invited Lee Dorrian to be our 2016 curator, With The Dead was yet to be unleashed on the world. As snippets were released, and excitement mounted, we held out a bit of hope that those songs would make the journey from studio to the live arena. Now that hope has been realised, as Lee Dorrian has confirmed that With The Dead will make their first ever festival appearance at Roadburn 2016 as part of his Rituals for the Blind Dead curation.

Lee commented: “I am extremely pleased to announce the very first confirmed live appearance of my new band With The Dead. We will be grimacing the main stage of 013 at my curated event, Rituals For The Blind Dead, on Friday 15th April. Following the overwhelmingly positive response to the release our debut album, we felt the need to show our gratitude and commit to some special live performances. With me being so involved in Roadburn 2016, it seemed like the perfect opportunity for us to step up to the altar of heaviness and sacrifice our lamented souls to all in attendance.”

For the uninitiated, the With The Dead album was put together by an unholy trinity of doom – with individual reputations for contributing to some of the most bowel shakingly heavy output of the last twenty years. Dorrian joined forces with Tim Bagshaw (ex-Electric Wizard, Ramesses, Serpentine Path) and Mark Greening (ex-Electric Wizard, Ramesses) to lay down the six tracks that make up With The Dead’s self titled debut – and they don’t hold back!

We’ve already heard “album of the year” being touted around, and it’s not unwarranted; there’s an awful lot of venom, urgency and bile crammed into this doom masterclass. Recorded at Orgone Studios, London, by Jaime Gomez Arellano in just a handful of short sessions, have swaggered into 2015 without much in the way of fanfare, but they’re already creating enormous waves.

Every magazine write up queries future life performances; fans have been eager for a live incarnation since the word go – and now we can confirm that it’s actually going to happen. With further announcements due as to exactly how these songs will be brought to life, we’re already beyond excited to see this nihilistic doom live at Roadburn 2016.

Roadburn Festival takes place between 14 – 17 April 2016 at the 013 venue, in Tilburg, The Netherlands. Tickets are on sale!


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Galley Beggar To Perform At Rituals For The Blind Dead Pt.2, Lee Dorrian’s Curated 2016 Roadburn Event

Posted on Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Galley Beggar hail from London and Kent in the UK and describe their mission as ‘to imagine the next phase of English folk-rock’ – something that they achieve seemingly effortlessly on their third album Silence & Tears, out earlier this year. Given that Roadburn’s artistic director, Walter, has already earmarked […]

Album of the day: Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats – The Night Creeper

Posted on Friday, September 4th, 2015

Lovingly pinched from The Obelisk: Looking at the ascendancy of the UK’s Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats (often stylized with a lowercase ‘d’ on the last word) over the last half-decade is like staring into the abyss of our own worst impulses, and it seems unlikely the band would have […]

Album of the Day: Lucifer – Lucifer I

Posted on Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Lovingly pinched from Treble Zine: The name Lucifer comes up frequently in searches through the vinyl archives of 1970s obscurities. It’s the pseudonym that electronic music pioneer Mort Garson used for his eerie, Moog-based progressive concept album Black Mass. Lucifer was also a short-lived and little known hard rock band […]

Album of the Day: Galley Beggar – Silence and Tears

Posted on Monday, May 18th, 2015

Lovingly pinched from The Active Listener: Kent based troubadours Galley Beggar unveil their third long player Silence and Tears and it is something rather special indeed. Unashamedly following the path of classic acid folksters such as Mellow Candle, Mr Fox and Trees, but with their own peculiar and wyrd twist, […]

Lucifer To Touch The Darkest Recesses of Our Souls at Ivar Bjørnson’s and Einar “Kvitrafn” Selvik’s Houses of the Holistic at Roadburn 2015

Posted on Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

We’re excited to announce the timely and welcome return of Johanna Sadonis, as she brings her newest manifestation, Lucifer, to Houses of the Holistic. She will touch the darkest recesses of our souls at Ivar Bjørnson‘s and Einar “Kvitrafn” Selvik‘s curated Roadburn event on Friday, April 10 at the 013 […]

Chocks Away With Admiral Sir Cloudesely Shovell at Roadburn 2015!

Posted on Thursday, January 29th, 2015

‘Airy ‘erberts Admiral Sir Cloudesly Shovell wowed ethusiasts of greasy balls-out ’70s rock with their very first sold-out 7″ for Rise Above back in 2011, followed by the one-two punch of a brace of albums – 2012‘s Don’t Hear It… Fear It! and last year’s not-so-difficult second album Check ‘Em Before […]

Album of the Day: Death Penalty – S/T

Posted on Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Lovingly pinched from The Sleeping Shaman: He’s blessed us with the classics – Forest Of Equilibrium, The Ethereal Mirror, The Carnival Bizarre, Endtyme – the list goes on; as the main songwriter and penultimate “riff-finder general” for legendary doom outfit Cathedral, the name Gaz Jennings has been synonymous with skull […]

The Osiris Club & Zoltan To Bring Their Cinematic Feel To Roadburn Festival 2015

Posted on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

We’re thrilled to annouce that The Osiris Club & Zoltan will bring their cinematic feel to the 20th edtion of Roadburn Festival, set for April 9 – 12 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands. Taking the best parts of 1970s progressive rock – just think King Crimson and […]

Album of the Day: Rog & Pip – Our Revolution

Posted on Friday, June 6th, 2014

Lovingly pinched from The Obelisk: Like a lot of “lost” groups the origins of Rog & Pip are winding and complicated. The duo of Roger Lomas and Philip “Pip” Whitcher trace their origins back to mid-’60s Coventry outfit The Sorrows, which found success not in the UK, but in Italy, […]