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The Cinematic Feel of Roadburn Festival 2015

Posted on Friday, October 31st, 2014

The 20th edition of Roadburn, set for April 9 – 12 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands, is going to be a treat for those who love soundtracks (and screenings). In addition to Sólstafir performing an instrumental soundtrack to Hrafn Gunnlaugsson’s Hrafninn Flýgur (When The Raven Flies), and Mugstar playing Ad Marginem in its entirety, Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin will perform their much acclaimed movie scores for George A. Romero‘s Dawn Of The Dead and Dario Argento‘s Suspiria at the 2015 festival.

Led by Brazilian-born composer Claudio Simonetti, the band will perform the live scores of Dawn of the Dead (Saturday, April 11) and Suspiria (Sunday, April 12) in real time while screening both movies from start to finish. This will offer our beloved attendees the chance to experience these classic soundtracks and films on the main stage, and in an entirely new dimension.

This will be the first time that these soundtracks will be performed live in The Netherlands, and follow the band’s critically acclaimed performance at last year’s festival, when Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin were invited by curator Mikael Åkerfeldt.

Sólstafir will also take to the main stage for their soundtrack performance (Thursday, April 9), whilst Mugstar will grace the stage of Het Patronaat on Saturday, April 11.

Besides these four special performances, Zombi (aka Messrs. Moore and Paterra) will also open up the stargate and herald the zombie dawn on the main stage of the 013 venue on Saturday, April 11.

Since first hitting the general consciousness with their 2004 debut album, Cosmos, on Relapse Records, and wowing fans and critics alike with 2011’s Escape Velocity, it could be argued that Zombi were the spearhead for the whole resurgence of interest in obscure film soundtracks, and the music of artists such as Goblin and Fabio Frizzi.

We also have exclusive solo performances from Zombi masterminds Steve Moore and A E Paterra – performing under his Majeure identity – both of whom will be playing on the day before, Friday, April 10 at Het Patronaat.

Taking the best parts of 1970s progressive rock – think King Crimson and a bit of early Genesis – 1980s post-punk, horror movie soundtracks, and avant-metal, London’s The Osiris Club have a definite cinematic feel. They are part other worldly mystery, part eccentric urban wizardry, part playful whimsy, and frequent twinges of a John Carpenter film score.

Clearly influenced by the Euro Horror underground film scene of the 70s (and maybe a bit of the 80s, too), London based Zoltan manage to tread the line between eerie, spine chilling terror and spooky soundtrack-prog perfectly. Their two albums, beautifully recorded in full analogue glory, stand in testament to their musical prowess.

In related news, having been nourished on a sick, spooky-ooky diet of old school (death) metal, VHS fright flicks and psilocybin, Detroit’s psychedelic doomsters Acid Witch will bring their 80s inspired metal movie marijuana massacre meltdown to the 20th edition of Roadburn Festival on Saturday, April 11 at Het Patronaat.

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Roadburn Festival 2015: Tickets On Sale!

Posted on Friday, October 24th, 2014

Tickets for the 20th edition of Roadburn Festival, set for April 9 – 12 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands, are currently on sale. Get yours before its too late! TICKET OPTIONS: 3-day passes (Thursday through Saturday) | € 165 4-day passes (Thursday through Sunday / Afterburner) | […]

THOU To Rain Acid Torrents Of Sludge At Roadburn 2015

Posted on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

On the banks of the Mississippi there dwells a ferocious beast with an open third eye that, when you look in it, shows you the parts of yourself you wish you could forget. THOU have been haunting Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and just about everywhere else on tour for the better […]

Acid Witch To Unleash Their Metal Movie Marijuana Massacre Meltdown Upon Roadburn 2015

Posted on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Having been nourished on a sick, spooky-ooky diet of old school (death) metal, VHS fright flicks and psilocybin, Detroit’s psychedelic doomsters Acid Witch will bring their 80s inspired metal movie marijuana massacre meltdown to the 20th edition of Roadburn Festival on Saturday, April 11 at Het Patronaat in Tilburg, The […]

Uppsala’s The Tower To Put Forth Their Heavy 70s Loyalism at Roadburn 2015

Posted on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Turning their back on modernity, Uppsala Sweden’s four-piece The Tower found inspiration in proto-metal, turning the band’s eponymous debut album, Hic Abundant Leones (Bad Omen Records) into a captivating demonstration of their cool retro vibes and penchant for esoteric lyrical references. Taking the best parts of hardrock, psychedelic rock, caveman […]

The Golden Grass To Bring Feelgood Vibes To Roadburn 2015

Posted on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Today we’re thrilled to announce The Golden Grass will bring their sunshiny harmonies and positive vibe the 20th edition of Roadburn Festival on Sunday, April 12 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands. With smiles on their faces and catchy melodies in songs like ‘Wheels’ and ‘One More Time’, […]

The Picturebooks Bring Raw Blues Infused Garage Rock To Roadburn Festival 2015

Posted on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Constantly pushing the limits of sound with an arsenal of self-modified instruments, Germany’s The Picturebooks tap into buzzy blues and glorious garage rock territory on Imaginary Horse, their super infectious debut LP for RidingEasy Records. It’s not surprising that The Picturebooks recorded Imaginary Horse in the same garage where they […]

Nola’s Eyehategod To Inflict Double The Anguish And Pain On Roadburn 2015

Posted on Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

We’re beyond excited to welcome seminal New Orleans, Louisana sluge-legends Eyehategod back to the 20th edition of Roadburn Festival at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands, with two sets of their unique, Southern hardcore-blues-sludge-and-doom on Thursday, April 9 at the main stage, and in Het Patronaat, Friday, April 10th. […]

Dutch Prog Rock Legends Focus Confirmed For Ivar Bjørnson’s and Einar “Kvitrafn” Selvik’s Houses of the Holistic at Roadburn Festival 2015

Posted on Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

We’re elated, nearly speechless to announce that Dutch prog rock legends Focus have been confirmed for Houses of the Holistic, Ivar Bjørnson‘s and Einar “Kvitrafn” Selvik‘s curated Roadburn event on Friday, April 10 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands. With their unique brand of progressive rock, Focus established […]

Bongripper To Play Second set at Roadburn 2015 on Sunday, April 12th

Posted on Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

In addition to performing their latest album, Miserable, in its entirety on Thursday, April 9th at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands, Chicago instrumental four-piece Bongripper will play a second set on Sunday, April 12th at the traditional Afterburner.

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