Posts Tagged ‘Roadburn Festival’

Canadian Psychedelic Rockers Black Mountain Set To Return To Roadburn Festival

Posted on Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Five years after headlining the Afterburner, acclaimed Canadian psychedelic rock masters Black Mountain will return to Tilburg, The Netherlands to perform at Roadburn 2016 at the 013 venue on Thursday April 14.

With three full-length albums, a soundtrack album, and a host of EPs, the Vancouver band, led by guitarist / singer Stephen McBean, quickly became one of the most critically praised bands of the 2000s. Bridging the heavy rock of Blue Cheer and Led Zeppelin with the more abstract sounds of the Velvet Underground and Hawkwind, 2005’s Black Mountain and 2008’s In the Future cemented Black Mountain’s status as leaders of a new generation of rock bands embracing vintage sounds, and have since spawned countless imitators. Critics and audiences have responded in kind, as In the Future and 2010’s Wilderness Heart were both nominated for Canada’s prestigious Polaris Music Prize.

“Roadburn is the teenage wet dream for heavy metal outcasts,” says McBean, who is elated to return. “The people, the party and of course, the riffs! Black Mountain can’t wait to turn up, turn on and get down with some future right on. Thank you for all the years of face melting!”

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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Roadburn 2016 Tickets On Sale!

Posted on Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Thank you to everybody who has already bought their Roadburn 2016 ticket! What an incredible start to ticketsales – we were very happy to see so many being snapped up in the first minutes, hours and days after they went onsale. There are still weekend and Sunday tickets remaining, and […]

Bang to Play First European Show at Roadburn Festival 2016

Posted on Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Unsung heroes of the heavy 70s may be plenty in number, but few can offer the sweetness of groove that Bang bring to the stage, and we’re thrilled to announce they’ll be playing their very first European show ever at Roadburn 2016! Says Bang of playing Roadburn, “We are incredibly […]

G.I.S.M. To Reappear And Playing Their First Ever Show Outside Japan at Lee Dorrian’s 2016 Roadburn Event

Posted on Thursday, November 19th, 2015

We’re still pinching ourselves to make sure it’s true, and we still haven’t woken up, so it must be: G.I.S.M. are coming to Roadburn! The absolutely legendary Japanese band embody the true meaning of cult – one of the first acts to bridge the gap between hardcore punk and metal, […]

Sweden’s Night Viper To Induce Fierce Bangovers At Roadburn 2016

Posted on Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Do you love NWOBHM? Kill ’em All-era Metallica? Judas Priest? The more metal side of Motörhead? Even Pentagram or Coven-type spookiness? Then look no further. Sweden‘s Night Viper is the band for you. Though Night Viper is a brand-new band, these hot-rockin’ heavy metal obsessives boast an impressive pedigree – […]

Get Lost Among The Dark Shadows Of Sinistro When They Creep Up On Roadburn 2016

Posted on Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Portuguese five-piece Sinistro might be a new name even for the Roadburn lifers among you, and a cursory glance at their website and social media pages won’t reveal too much, either. Captured in mostly black and white environments, there is a group of faceless figures lurking in the shadows, vague […]

Raise Your Fists And Charge Ahead With Behold! The Monolith at Roadburn 2016

Posted on Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Remember when artwork used to be an important aid when choosing what to get at the record store? In an age when we had to buy records to listen to them, and without the amount of media information we have today, how many leaps of faith were made – and […]

Cult of Luna Celebrate A Decade of Somewhere Along The Highway at Roadburn 2016

Posted on Thursday, November 19th, 2015

2016 will mark a decade since Cult of Luna unleashed Somewhere Along The Highway – catapulting them to the top of end of year lists, and in to prized positions in record collections the world over. The raw – and at times visceral – album marked a departure from previous […]

Repulsion To Horrify Lee Dorrian’s Curated Roadburn Event

Posted on Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Repulsion have but one proper full-length album to their name, but which band wouldn’t trade their entire discography for the privilege of having created Horrified? Over 25 years later, their 1989 (recorded in 1986) masterpiece still stands as one of the major cornerstones of not only grindcore, but extreme metal […]

Hair of the Dog To Play Their First Show On The European Mainland at Roadburn 2016

Posted on Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Drinking deeply from the same well of inspiration like Mos Generator, Scorpion Child or Kadavar, Scottish power trio Hair of the Dog are a real gem amongst the current crop of heavy 70s worshippers. The band, revolving around brothers Adam (guitar / vocals) and Jon Holt (drums) along with bassist […]