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Hemelbestormer To Twist Time And Space At Roadburn 2016

Posted on Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Fortunately we spell-check these things, because writing this announcement at the same time we listen to Hemelbestormer‘s debut album Aether is very risky – these four long and winding instrumental behemoths make our minds wander all over the place – and time! – and we probably hit all the wrong keys while typing.

As Hemelbestormer‘s songs develop patiently but surely, sweeping black metal-like atmospheres merge and morph into immense, inspiring post-rock landscapes, projecting images both of this and of other universes too in the very centre of our poor overloaded brains. The tricks these songs play with our heads feel like having several dreams at once, a few of them in reverse, and this is only sitting down with the record – can you imagine what it’ll be like when you’re inside a small space, with easy access to the best beer in the land and the Belgian four-piece unleashing the powers of Aether right in front of you?

Well, come Saturday April 15 and you won’t have to imagine anymore, you’ll just have to step through the Cul de Sac entrance, provided Hemelbestormer haven’t ripped apart space and time already by then, and let yourself go into the blackness of the sonic cosmos. We’d say we’ll see you there, but we’ll probably be too transfixed to look away from the stage, dreaming while wide awake. Let’s just hope we don’t drop our brew.

If you travelled a long way to see a specific band at Cul de Sac, the best advice we can give you is to arrive early to avoid the potential stress of having to stand in line. This might mean missing part of a performance you are enjoying in 013 venue, but hopefully it will be worth it.

Roadburn Festival takes place between 14 – 17 April 2016 at the 013 venue, in Tilburg, The Netherlands. Thursday and Friday tickets remain.

Jose Carlos Santos

February 2016

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Roadburn 2016: Herder, Alkerdeel ft. Gnaw Their Tongues, Cocaine Piss, Noctum, Concatenatus and Obese – Cul de Sac, Fri, April 15th

Posted on Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Over the last three years, the intimate Cul de Sac has been our fifth stage – and it proved to be such a great addition to Roadburn that the friendly cafe will return as an official location for the entire 2016 festival, alongside 013 venue, Het Patronaat and Extase. In […]

Roadburn 2016: Moloken, New Keepers of the Water Towers, Zone Six, Dead Neaderthals, Gomer Pyle and Mantra Machine – Cul de Sac, Thu, april 14th

Posted on Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Over the last three years, the intimate Cul de Sac has been our fifth stage – and it proved to be such a great addition to Roadburn that the friendly cafe will return as an official location for the entire 2016 festival, alongside 013 venue, Het Patronaat and Extase. In […]

Roadburn 2016: Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell, Beastmaker and Carousel – Saturday, April 16th

Posted on Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell Are Back And, Once Again – There’s No Messing Around At Roadburn 2016 Steeped in the grimy proto-metal sound of legends such as Sir Lord Baltimore, Blue Cheer and Budgie, the UK’s unashamed, hard rocking ‘erberts, Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell will return to Roadburn 2016 on […]

CHVE To Seize Hearts And Minds At Roadburn 2016 With A Frighteningly Special Guest

Posted on Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Colin H. Van Eeckhout is not only the frontman for the revolutionary Amenra – who, as you know, will grace the Roadburn stages with two shows this April – but a versatile and often surprising artist and musician operating on other different wavelengths as well. Having recently released the first […]

Roadburn 2016: Buried at Sea Mirrors For Psychic Warfare – Sunday, April 16th

Posted on Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Buried At Sea To Drag You Into An Abyss At Roadburn 2016 From the beginning surge of feedback through the last filth-caked rumble, Buried at Sea’s sound is a monument to the notion of tone as weight. Abrasive in the extreme and matched in aural largesse only by the sway […]

Song Premiere: Sinistro – Relíquia; Band To Play Roadburn 2016

Posted on Friday, January 29th, 2016

This afternoon, we’re pleased to bring you the premiere of a brand new Sinistro track. Taken from their forthcoming album, Semente, due out via Season of Mist on April 8th, ‘Relíquia’ is the first track to be unveiled. Sinistro: “Relíquia is about an old lady revisiting past memories and daydreaming about […]

Jurgen van den Brand Parts Ways With Roadburn Festival To Focus On Other Ventures

Posted on Thursday, January 28th, 2016

The start of 2016 comes with a notable change for Roadburn Festival. After many years of working together, Jurgen van den Brand will no longer be involved with the festival nor the Roadburn website. From now on he will be focusing on his record-labels; Roadburn Records, Burning World, and his […]

Diamanda Galás: Death Will Come And Have Your Eyes At Roadburn 2016

Posted on Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

After a few months of following Lee Dorrian down the rabbit hole of his creative vision, we are extremely proud to announce the presence of Diamanda Galás at Roadburn 2016. Having taken up the voice – that piercingly beautiful, hauntingly multi-octave voice of hers – as her main vehicle of […]

Russell Haswell To Bring The Noise To Lee Dorrian’s Curated Event at Roadburn 2016

Posted on Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

We at Roadburn are proud to announce the latest addition to Lee Dorrian‘s Rituals for the Blind Dead event, record producer, free improvisor, computer musician, noise aficionado, curator and collaborator Russell Haswell, who trained at Coventry School of Art, and graduated in 1991. Known for his conceptual work, excoriating experimental […]