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Roadburn 2017: Hardrock Hideout With Distillator, Heretic and Atala! Wednesday, April 19 at Cul de Sac, Tilburg (NL)

Posted on Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Our traditional Hardrock Hideout at the Cul de Sac serves every year as a warm welcome to keen Roadburners, and this year we have some high-octane metal to get everyone in the right mood for the following days. Whilst the festival proper is looming large over Tilburg, newbies and return vistors alike will feverishly thrash-until-we-crash on Wednesday, April 19, as we’ll kick-off the 2017 festival at 8.30pm with the unholy racket of Atala, Heretic, and Distillator. Admission is FREE!

Forging 80s inspired thrash metal, Holland’s own Distillator embody every single characteristic of the genre that you can think of. The charging lead guitar stampedes, the high pitched screams and the rabid roads, the bulletbelts, the songs about war and destruction, the nicknames (their lead guitarist / vocalist is named Desecrator, naturally), hell, even their logo looks just right.

The release of second album Summoning The Malicious, which will follow their 2015 debut Revolutionary Cells, is scheduled for right after Roadburn, but we’re sure the Enschede thrash warriors will come armed with more than one tune from it to fire at us. Bang your heads!

…and don’t stop banging! Because Heretic are in the house, and as you should have realised from their long career – over 20 years of blasphemous rocking out already! – they will bang the head that doesn’t bang. Now in power trio format, Thomas Goat, Tony Hellfire and Tom auf der Axe know how to get a room moving with their Misfits-infused maniacal hymns to the horned one.

Tongues might be in cheeks, but horns are also pointing towards the sky and necks are being abused by black’n’roll bulldozers like ‘Blitzkrieg In Black’ or ‘Black Metal Punks’, and these are just examples from their latest Underdogs Of The Underworld record. Be prepared!

There’s a rumble in the Californian desert these days, and it comes from the crushing psychedelia of Atala. The trio’s newly announced second album, Labyrinth Of Ashmedai follows their 2015 album, Shaman’s Path Of The Serpent, and finds Atala returning to work with some of the most hallowed ears in all of heavy: producer Billy Anderson (Sleep, Neurosis, Melvins, Acid King, so many more).

Together, the band and Anderson embark on a journey of pummeling churn, resonant spaces and unmitigated heft. Expect nothing less when Atala bring their hypnotic riffing to the Hardrock Hideout.

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Visual art at Roadburn 2017: Fursy Teyssier

Posted on Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Over the years, visual creativity and art has always been a defining element of Roadburn – ranging from our official poster art to individual band poster collections and from exhibitions of concert photography to the comic book world –  and 2017 is no different as this year the 013 venue […]

Visual Art at Roadburn 2017: The Two Worlds of Marald Van Haasteren

Posted on Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

In our unstoppable thirst for creative expression, we’re hosting an exhibition of the surreal and macabre drawings of the incredible talented Marald van Haasteren at this year’s Roadburn Festival. Born in Leiden, The Netherlands in 1970, Marald is best known for his collaborative work with John Dyer Baizley on the […]

Visual Art at Roadburn 2017: Got No Obvious Direction – A Visual Art Exhibition by GNOD

Posted on Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Established in 2007, psychedelic, anarcho, sonic pioneers GNOD celebrate their tenth anniversary as artist in residence at Roadburn Festival 2017. In conjunction with their musical explorations, there will be outsider art on display at the 013 venue by various GNOD-bods. Since 2009, GNOD have based their operations from Salford‘s premiere […]

Visual Art at Roadburn 2017: Familiar Ink Is Watching You

Posted on Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Not content with levelling small buildings and causing tectonic shifts via the power of six deadly strings, erstwhile Serpent Venom guitarist Roland Scriver is also a visual wizard who works magickal art under the name Familiar Ink, art with an unexpected lightness – both of touch and imbued within the […]

Atala To Embrace The Labyrinth at Roadburn 2017

Posted on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

There’s a rumble in the Californian desert these days, and it comes from the crushing psychedelia of Atala. The trio’s newly announced second album, Labyrinth of Ashmedai, will be out on Salt of the Earth Records this Spring, and we’re excited to introduce them to European ears with TWO SPECIAL […]

Just Say GNOD: Roadburn 2017 Artist In Residence

Posted on Monday, February 13th, 2017

Last year we announced psychedelic, arnarcho, sonic pioneers GNOD as our 2017 artist in residence. As the GNOD-fog starts to clear a little, we can now bring you a bit more information about the shows they will perform as part of their residency. They’ll kick off with an improv set, […]

Roadburn 2017 Single-Day Tickets Now On Sale!

Posted on Monday, February 13th, 2017

Single-day tickets for the Roadburn Thursday (April 20), Friday (April 21) and Saturday (April 22) are now on sale! Three and four day weekend tickets, as well as single-day tickets for Sunday (April 23) are already on sale, and links for all tickets are below. In addition, due to overwhelming […]

Costin Chioreanu’s “There Is A Place Called Home” To Be Released By Svart Records At Roadburn 2017

Posted on Thursday, January 26th, 2017

It’s one thing to be gifted, but few people are fortunate enough to be talented in both art and music. One man who most definitely should count himself among them, is Costin Chioreanu. We consider him as one of our own here at Roadburn; his artwork has become part of […]

Day Tickets Roadburn 2017 On Sale at 18:00hrs CET Today, Thursday, January 12th

Posted on Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

We know that many of you have been eagerly anticipating the sale of day tickets for Roadburn 2017 – and we’re happy to say that the wait is almost over. Day tickets for Roadburn 2017 go on sale at 18:00 CET tonight. Three and four day weekend tickets are already […]