Posts Tagged ‘Roadburn’

Enslaved and Wardruna To Perform Skuggsjá, The Sound of Norway’s Norse History at Houses of the Holistic / Roadburn 2015

Posted on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

We’re elated to announce that Enslaved and Wardruna will perform Skuggsjá, the sound of Norway’s Norse History at 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.

Written by Bjørnson and Selvik for the 200th anniversary of the Norwegian Constitution and premiered this past weekend at the Eidsivablot festival, this will be Skuggsjá‘s first performance outside of Norway, and will certainly be one of the highlights of the 20th edition of Roadburn Festival.

Skuggsjá translates into ‘mirror’ or ‘reflection’ in the Norse language, and the commissioned piece not only contextualizes harder music’s role in the democracy in Norway in 2014, but also joins threads from the country’s ancient musical history and solidifies harder music’s position as Norway`s most important cultural export.

By highlighting ideas, traditions and instruments of their Norse past, Skuggsjá will tell the history of Norway and reflect relevant aspects from the past into the present day. In light of this they will reflect on themselves as a people and nation. In a magnificent tapestry of metal instrumentation, a wide variety of Norway and Scandinavia’s oldest instruments, and poetry in Proto-Scandinavian, Norse and Norwegian, Skuggsjá will be a fusion between past and present, both lyrically and musically.

We simply can’t wait to experience it ourselves, to hear how how Norwegian metal has developed from its rebellious roots into the highly acclaimed artistic expression of a complex music genre, under Norway‘s constitutional right to freedom of speech.

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

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Bongripper To Return To Roadburn 2015 For Two Sets of Devastating Doom; Performing Miserable In Its Entirety

Posted on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Chicago instrumental band Bongripper will make a welcome return to the 20th edition of Roadburn Festival, set for April 9 – 12 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands, with two sets that feature their unique brand of devastating doom. The first will see them play their latest album, […]

Floor Brings Groundshaking Downtuned Sludge Pop To Roadburn 2015

Posted on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

If you are a fan of stellar riffs and molasses-thick distorted guitar tone, Floor has everything you want in music. These Floridian sludge / pop pioneers get a lot of comparisons to lead singer / guitarist Steve Brooks other band, Torche — and rightfully so — with his instantly recognizable […]

Icelandic Heathens Sólstafir Confirmed For Ivar Bjørnson’s & Einar Kvitrafn Selvik’s Houses of The Holistic at Roadburn 2015

Posted on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

We’re are thriled to announce that Icelandic heathens Sólstafir 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. “It seems to me that ever since Iceland became independent from Denmark […]

White Hills To Transmute Cosmic Radiation Into Psychedelic Mayhem at Roadburn Festival 2015

Posted on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Constantly pushing at the boundaries of order against chaos and speaking a musical language involving fuzzed out guitars, wah-wah pedals and amplifiers turned up all the way, White Hills embody the art and spirit of psychedelic rock. Nominally from New York, but constantly on tour, White Hills have made quite […]

Avant-garde Rock Maestros Virus To Play Ivar Bjørnson’s & Einar Kvitrafn Selvik’s Houses of The Holistic at Roadburn 2015

Posted on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

We’re excited to announce that avant-garde rock maestros Virus will make a welcome return to Roadburn Festival 2015 at Houses of the Holistic, Ivar Bjørnson‘s and Einar “Kvitrafn” Selvik‘s curated event on Friday, April 10 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands. “Virus is one of my absolute Metal […]

Iceland’s Svartidaudi To Embody The Black Metal Spirit at Ivar Bjørnson’s and Einar “Kvitrafn” Selvik’s Houses of the Holistic / Roadburn 2015

Posted on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Iceland’s Svartidaudi will embody the Black Metal spirit at 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. “Svartidaudi is for me the most interesting Black Metal band I´ve heard in a very long […]

Junius & Skeletonwitch To Play Ivar Bjørnson’s and Einar “Kvitrafn” Selvik’s Houses of the Holistic at Roadburn 2015

Posted on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

We’re excited to announce that Junius and Skeletonwitch 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. “One of the highlights of the preparatory curator phase was the moment when […]

Messenger To Illuminate The Progressive Sky At Roadburn Festival 2015

Posted on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

After winning the limelight category for the brightest young rising stars in the progressive sky today at this year’s Progressive Music Awards, Messenger will bring their acid folk / prog and psychedelica to the 20th edition of Roadburn on Saturday, April 11 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands. […]

Brooklyn-Based, Blackened-Sludge Metallers Mortals Bring Their Bestial and Singular Blend of Metal to Roadburn 2015

Posted on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Effortlessly shifting from stoner rock to black metal in a flash, Mortals‘ infectiously colossal sound lies in their ability to craft a commonality throughout a blur of dark and heavy genres. Their critically acclaimed debut record, Cursed to See the Future, released this past July through Relapse Records melds “disparate […]

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