Posts Tagged ‘Van Records’
Posted on Thursday, October 29th, 2015
Spawned from the filthy sewers and dark basements of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 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, released one the best heavy rock debuts of 2015, Black Magick Boogieland (Tee Pee Records).
Black Magick Boogieland sees Death Alley mainline influences such as The MC5, Blue Cheer, Blue Öyster Cult, Motörhead and Black Sabbath; they’re defining good ol’ rock ‘n roll played with metal finesse – with 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, and will command Roadburn 2016 on Friday, April 15 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands.
As there’s such a bond between Death Alley and Roadburn – the band not only played the 2014 Hard Rock Hideout, based on the ‘Over Under’ / ‘Dead Man’s Bones’ 7″, while Mühr did their final show, Oeds Beydals was also invited for a jam session at Mikael Åkerfeldt’s curated event, and payed a very poignant tribute to Selim Lemouchi on the main stage with the remaining enemies – Death Alley will come full circle at Roadburn 2016.
Bringing Farida Lemouchi to the 2016 festival, plus inviting some other assorted friends for their performance as well, we can only expect a very special set by Death Alley, revolving around compelling tracks like ‘Supernatural Predator’.
Alongside Death Alley’s Roadburn performance, Van Records will put out Oeds’ 2014 performance, christened “Oeds Beydals and the Initiates – 11th’s Rite of Passage” on vinyl, turning Roadburn 2016 into a benchmark moment for Death Alley!
“Having Roadburn as our starting point was huge for us, and returning with Black Magick Boogieland feels great. We feel its the right time to show a side of Death Alley no one has seen before. Celebrating the four epic shows we did in 2014 at Roadburn with the release of the Oeds Beydals and the Initiates record, and playing a set joined by people who are very important to us as a band. Delve into a deeper, darker boogie land” – Death Alley
Roadburn Festival takes place between 14 – 17 April 2016 at the 013 venue, in Tilburg, The Netherlands. Tickets are on sale!
Posted on Wednesday, August 19th, 2015
Lovingly pinched from Ave Noctum: King Dude has quite a colourful musical history; starting out in metal band before embarking on a solo career that would romanticise everything to do with the devil and all his demons. If we look back over TJ Cowgill’s earlier works we are treated to […]
Posted on Thursday, February 12th, 2015
Now that Electric Citizen are no longer playing the 20th edition of Roadburn Festival, the vacant slot on the lineup will be taken by none other than occult black metal innovators, Urfaust. The duo will invoke their expansive, harrowing spells upon Roadburn at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands […]
Posted on Sunday, June 1st, 2014
Lovingly pinched from The Sleeping Shaman: There’s a corner of the music world that doesn’t quite fit anywhere; it’s not mainstream enough to reside in the Top 40 and it isn’t heavy enough to lurk in the murky depths of metal, yet somehow manages to possess more might and more […]
Roadburn Festival 2014 in Collaboration With Cortonville Introduces: Dario Mars and the Guillotines, Sat, April 12th at Cul de Sac, Tilburg (NL)
Posted on Saturday, April 12th, 2014
In collaboration with Cortonville, an independent Dutch music platform (think: rock meets alternative), and led by well known radio DJ TV presenter and musician Eric Corton, we’re excited to announce the fifth installment of ‘Roadburn Festival Introduces’. The original idea is to present promising Dutch bands that have their own […]
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 […]
Posted on Monday, March 10th, 2014
Lovingly pinched from Sea of Tranquility: Dread Sovereign is the old school doom project of vocalist / bassist Nemtheanga (Alan Averill) from Primordial, with help from Dubh SOL (Simon O’Laoghaire, also of Primordial) on drums and Bones (Wizards of Firetop Mountain) on guitar. Nemtheanga has long been one of the […]
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 […]
Posted on Wednesday, September 4th, 2013
Lovingly pinched from About.com: Heavy Metal: The Ruins of Beverast have been an impressive one-man band since their wrenching Unlock the Shrine debut. Former Nagelfar drummer Alexander von Meilenwald has been stretching the limitations of black metal with much success, and he’s now gone four for four with Blood Vaults […]
Posted on Tuesday, April 30th, 2013
Certain performances at this year’s festival had something extra, something not easily defined, that made an indelible impression on us. What were the unexpected highlights of Roadburn 2013? We have compiled a ten-part series to share them with you. Here is part 8. See for yourself why The Ruins of […]