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Jakob To Silence All Voices At Roadburn 2016

Posted on Thursday, October 15th, 2015

On the fourth, and final, day of Roadburn 2016, you might be tired. A delightful and gleeful kind of exhausted, yes, but exhausted nevertheless – we are all but human, and Roadburn is a permanently intense and all-consuming experience. On that day, where massive heavyweights like Neurosis and Amenra will still beat the last remaining shreds of energy off you, you might need a respite. You might need a moment of introversion, an hour of a special kind of beauty filtering through the weekend haze, and that is where Jakob come in.

They will travel from far, far away to provide you that moment, too – all the way from their beautiful coastal hometown of Napier, New Zealand, but it will surely be as worthy for them as it will for us, when the connection is established between band and audience, and it won’t take long for that to happen.

Jakob has never had a problem getting under people’s skin. Ever since their discographic debut in 2001 with Subsets Of Sets, the trio formed by guitarist Jeff Boyle, bassist Maurice Beckett and drummer Jason Johnston has been a beacon of elegance, clarity and sobriety in the often overcrowded panorama of post-rock. Their development has been a joy to behold, culminating in last year’s Sines, a supremely flowing and majestically, ethereally beautiful album.

As it often happens, it is from simplicity that Jakob extract the deeper meaning within their music. There are no grand orchestrations, no overbearing samples, no guest vocalists on any songs. It is from the interplay between Jeff, Maurice and Jason that these songs live and die by, and once their spell is cast, you’ll wonder if there aren’t at least 20 people giving form to these instrumental masterpieces, such is the enveloping power they possess.

Yes, you will have your little haven of beauty on Sunday, but it isn’t just formless ambience Jakob will provide. This is sharp beauty, good-natured but with a lingering, riff-ridden menace to it; soothing, but able to stay in your memory for a long time after you experience it.

After Jakob play their voiceless set at the 013 venue, on Sunday, April 17, we expect most of the audience’s own voices to be silenced for a while afterwards too.

Roadburn Festival takes place between 14 – 17 April 2016 at the 013 venue, in Tilburg, The Netherlands. Tickets are on sale!

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Midnight To Prove You Can’t Stop Steel At Roadburn 2016

Posted on Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Sure, us Roadburners are a sophisticated bunch. We all like our avant-garde, our intellectual and experimental music, our groundbreakers and envelope-pushers. But as years of Roadburn Metal Disco’s have more than made clear, we are also all metalheads at our core, and sometimes all we want is just a fucking […]

Kenn Nardi of Anacrusis Brings His Brand of Thinking Man’s Metal To Roadburn 2016

Posted on Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Former Anacrusis guitarist / vocalist Kenn Nardi brings his forward-thinking metal to the stages of Roadburn 2016 on Saturday, April 16 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands. Between 1988 and 1993, in an era when thrash was anything but dark or progressive, Anacrusis produced four critically-acclaimed albums that were […]

Ecstatic Vision To Get You High At Roadburn 2016

Posted on Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Tripping through the astral seas, Philadelphia heavy psych trio Ecstatic Vision were brought to our attention by former Roadburn curator, Ivar Bjørnson of Enslaved. Frantically whirling into their vast hallucinogenic haze, Bjørnson heavily praised the band’s guitar-driven and zoned-out debut album, Sonic Praise (out on Relapse), and it took us […]

Kontinuum To Evoke Iceland’s Harsh Yet Stunningly Beautiful Landscape at Roadburn 2016

Posted on Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Having recently visited Iceland’s Eistnaflug Festival, and witnessed first hand the rich and varied music scene, we turned our focus to the land of ice and snow this year. By inviting Misþyrming as our youngest Artists in Residence, we are casting a light on Iceland’s thriving black metal scene. Another […]

Black Moon Circle ft. Dr. Space To Propel Roadburn 2016 Into The Unknown

Posted on Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Black Moon Circle (BMC) is a psychedelic space rock band from Trondheim, Norway. Heavy guitar lines, vocals and lyrics about interesting subjects of a sci fi and space nature, intense drumming and bass lines and a love for long jammed out songs characterize the band. Black Moon Circle has released […]

Tau Cross To Play Their Only Upcoming European Show At Roadburn 2016

Posted on Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Behold! Bask in the glow of our excitement. Tau Cross, the veteran punk / metal collective, revolving around Amebix bassist / frontman Rob Miller, Voivod drummer Michel ‘Away’ Langevin, and members of cult crust outfit Misery, will be playing Roadburn 2016, along with Neurosis and Amenra, on Saturday, April 16 […]

Pentagram To Play Best Of Set at Lee Dorrian’s Rituals For The Blind Dead At Roadburn Festival 2016

Posted on Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Legends and pioneers, Pentagram will mark their 45th anniversary with a best of set at Lee Dorrian’s curated Roadburn event, called Rituals For The Blind Dead, on Friday, April 15 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands. “What can be said about Pentagram that hasn’t been said already? They […]

Roadburn’s 2016 Artist in Residence: Icelandic Black Metal Torchbearers Misþyrming

Posted on Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Historically speaking, Roadburn’s Artist in Residence is usually an older, established act or musician, one who’s spent decades honing their skills and cultivating a worldwide reputation, but this year will be different. In 2016, Roadburn will welcome a new, young band that has exploded onto the international stage with the […]

The Finnish Takeover: Abyssion, Atomikylä, Dark Buddha Rising, MPH and Oranssi Pazuzu To Invade Roadburn 2016

Posted on Thursday, October 1st, 2015

The notion of scene has always played a pivotal role in the development of music. Regardless of the scale in which it is perceived – be it a small circle of friends playing in a few like-minded bands, or an entire country’s past and present peers – the environment surrounding […]