Posts Tagged ‘the devil’s blood’

Roadburn Festival 2014: Hardrock Hideout with Death Alley! Wednesday, April 9th at Cul de Sac, Tilburg (NL)

Posted on Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

In keeping with tradition to grab a brew and honor the gods of high energy, hard rockin’ action we will kick off Roadburn 2014 at Cul de Sac in Tilburg, The Netherlands, the festival’s official fourth location, with our traditional Hardrock Hideout on Wednesday, April 9th. Doors open at 8pm and admission is FREE!

Fresh from the filthy sewers and dark basements of Amsterdam, Death Alley deliver heavy punked-out proto-metal in spades. The band, revolving around former The Devil’s Blood guitarist Oeds Beydals and ex-members of Gewapend Beton and Mühr, mainline such influences as The MC5, Blue Cheer, Blue Öyster Cult, Motörhead and Black Sabbath, defining good ‘ol, rock ‘n roll played with metal finesse and a pitch black psychedelic soul cherry on top.

Indeed, Death Alley‘s gnarly shake appeal combines ingenious but blistering guitar parts with the intensity of drumming that justifies the present-day existence of John Bonham’s Vista-Lite drum kit.

Death Alley‘s debut 7″, ‘Over Under / Dead Man’s Bones’, recorded on 8 track by Orange Sunshine‘s legendary Guy Tavares and released through Van Records, could easily be mistaken for a long lost gem from the late 60s / early 70s, hailed by collectors as the holy grail of underground rock from back in the day.

Roadburn Festival 2014 will run for four days from Thursday, April 10th to Sunday, April 13th 2014 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands.

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Album of the Day: Selim Lemouchi and His Enemies – Earth Air Spirit Water Fire

Posted on Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Lovingly pinched from Dead Rhetoric: Among the saddest bits of news that came out of 2013 was the sudden and entirely unexpected dissolution of The Devil’s Blood. I remember sitting agape in my chair when reading that the band, at the time underway with their third album, had unexpectedly and for […]

Album of the day: Gold – Interbellum

Posted on Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

Lovingly pinched from The Sleeping Shaman: Despite being different from the usual Shaman fare, the latest acquisition for Germany’s Ván Records, female fronted, Netherlands based, pop rockers Gold are a breath of fresh air and not just because they require more than consulting a thesaurus for words to describe heavy […]

Yob’s Atma: Album of 2011 According To Roadburn Readers, Friends and Associates!

Posted on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

In the beginning of December 2011 we asked you, our beloved Roadburn readers, friends and associates, to list your top 10 Roadburn-worthy albums of 2011. By January 2nd we had received 160 lists. Thanks to everyone who took the time to send us their list! This is how we compiled […]

Album of the day: Roadburn HQ Favorite Albums of 2011

Posted on Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Many excellent records came out in 2011. We don’t pretend to be arbiters of taste, we just think it’s fun to share which albums rocked our worlds, soothed our souls, lifted our spirits or otherwise burrowed into our systems this year. Of course, in addition to occupying our turntables, many […]

Album of the day: The Devil’s Blood – The Thousandfold Epicenter

Posted on Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Lovingly pinched from Blistering.com: Rare when a band actually tweaks us out while listening to them. Meaning, nothing prompts Blistering to feel uneasy or uncomfortable during an album spin, being that no amount of devil-humping, gore and guts, or lurid allegory will cause us to lose any sleep, but there’s […]

The Guardian: Occult Rock – The Path of Darkness

Posted on Friday, November 25th, 2011

‘When you see TV footage of the 1960s or early 70s, going to a meeting of a coven was almost like going to a book club or a knitting class because it was that commonplace,” suggests Lee Dorrian. He’s the frontman of doom metal legends Cathedral, and someone who also […]

Metal Sucks: Into The Coven – Women of Occult Rock (by Kim Kelly)

Posted on Monday, November 21st, 2011

I suppose “occult rock” is a handy enough term for it, anyway; it’s easier than stringing together “70’s-influenced psychedelic doom rock” to describe the aural spells these wicked women weave. The Devil is bigger than ever (bigger than the Beatles!) and the chorus of converts singing his praises has grown […]

Nachtmystium's Blake Judd Comments on Roadburn Appearance and Audio Stream

Posted on Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Nachtmystium‘s Blake Judd commented: “Our experience at Roadburn was truly one of a kind. Never have we been treated so well by organizers of any festival or tour we have been a part of, and it was truly a blessing to work with the kind folks behind this amazing festival. […]