Posts Tagged ‘Roadburn Festival’

Mugstar To Put Glistening and Outerworldly Sonic Glory on Display at Roadburn 2015

Posted on Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Heavily influenced by psychedelia, Krautrock and even Post Rock, Liverpool UK’s beloved Mugstar are in the vanguard of modern psych rock, just in case you were unfamiliar with them.

Infusing their brooding moodiness, minimal psych rock mesmerism and propulsive, hypnokraut grooves with seriously psychedelic ferocity has propelled Mugstar to stand alongside such well-regarded contemporaries as Circle, Bardo Pond and Oneida.

The band distil the wordless core of Hawkwind, Neu! and Sonic Youth and their highly recommended albums Sun Broken, Lime and Axis put transcendent, glistening and outerworldly sonic glory on display.

So, for Roadburn 2015, Mugstar will explode into an interstellar, total drugpsych tripout on Thursday, April 9 at the 013 venue, and we’re equally excited to announce that the band will also play the soundtrack to Ad Marginem on Saturday, April 11 at Het Patronaat in Tilburg, The Netherlands.

Ad Marginem began life as a collaboration between filmmaker Liam Yates (also vocalist in Liverpool Doomers Black Magician) and Mugstar, created outside a traditional framework whereby a filmscore is added to a completed film. Members of the band were equal partners in writing, directing, editing as well as acting; the on screen drama was shaped to complement the musical form.

Ad Marginem is both tightly controlled and claustrophobic.; though is not without a supersonic, dark and dense explosiveness, echoing Slint and Pink Floyd. Visually, the stark black and white photography of the cover pays homage to classic world cinema.

The entire project (interiors and exteriors) was filmed within a stone’s throw of the coast and contrasts post-industrial urban landscapes with some of the most beautiful Merseyside locations: the Sefton coast of Liverpool Bay and Hilbre Island, where the Dee Estuary meets the Irish Sea. A tale of obsession and betrayal, it takes as a theme physical and social marginality: a cult on the margins of society, a man on the margins of the cult.

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

Picture by David Smyth

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Sirens Of Sludge Undersmile To Bring Doom And Despair To Roadburn 2015

Posted on Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Undersmile will bring their hypnotic, soul crushing blend of doom and despair to the 20th edition of Roadburn Festival on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands. Featuring the unique dual vocal interplay of singer-guitarists Hel Sterne and Taz Corona-Brown, Undersmile combine tortuously slow tempos, […]

Prepare For Despair As Coma Wall Bring Acoustic Death Folk To Roadburn Festival 2015

Posted on Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Coma Wall, the acoustic alter-ego of Undersmile, will bring rustic downbeat blues and folk to the 20th edition of Roadburn Festival on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands. The very notion of unplugging a band as monstrously heavy and doomladen as Undersmile seemed almost […]

Pyramidal and Domo To Represent Spanish Heavy Psych at Roadburn Festival 2015

Posted on Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Spanish heavy psych has long been overdue at Roadburn, so we’re thrilled to announce that Pyramidal and Domo, both hailing from Alicante, will bring their stoner inspired heavy Space Rock with progressive and Krautrock leanings to the 20th edition of Roadburn Festival, set for April 9 -12 at the 013 […]

Behold: The Official Artwork For Roadburn Festival 2015 by Arik Roper

Posted on Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

We’re pleased to unveil the artwork for the 20th edition of Roadburn Festival designed by none other than Arik Roper. Arik Roper is the man behind many of our favorite works of album art. Earth‘s The Bees Made Honey in the Lion’s Skull, Sleep‘s Dopesmoker, Weedeater‘s Jason the Dragon, High on […]

Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin To Perform Live Scores of Cult Horror Classics Dawn of the Dead and Suspiria at Roadburn Festival 2015

Posted on Thursday, September 4th, 2014

We’re extremely excited to announce that Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin will return to the 20th edition of Roadburn Festival, set for April 9 – 12 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands, to perform their much acclaimed movie soundtracks for the well-known cult-classic horror movies Dawn Of The Dead and […]

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 […]

Finland’s Profetus To Evoke A Weighty Procession at Roadburn Festival 2015

Posted on Thursday, September 4th, 2014

At long last, Profetus will be conjuring their classic Finnish funeral doom, worthy of comparision to Thergothon, Skepticism and Tyranny (with whom Profetus share members), when they play the 20th edition of Roadburn Festival on Friday, April 10th at Het Patronaat in Tilburg, The Netherlands. In collaboration with Finland’s Blow […]

Der Weg Eineir Freiheit To Bring Blackend Grandeur To Roadburn Festival 2015

Posted on Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Germany’s Der Weg Einer Freiheit offers a master class in dark, furious and epic black metal as they effortlessly mix blackened grandeur with post-rock sensibilities and classically influenced melodies to create their signature sound. Der Weg Einer Freiheit‘s latest album, Unstille, released back in 2012, is an emotionally poignant and […]

Sweeden’s Salem’s Pot Bring Their Mondo Trasho Psychotropic Doom To Roadburn 2015

Posted on Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Firmly rooted in the red-eyed rituals of the heady ‘60s and dead ‘70s, and shabby, feverish catacomb 8mm smut by the likes of Jess Franco, Sweeden’s Salem’s Pot are clearly on the rise, channeling ultra-fuzzed acid-blues into psychotropic lo-fi doom. These guys aren’t just some bogus, bong-worshipping, basement dwellers. Salem’s […]

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