Posts Tagged ‘Van Records’

(D O L C H) To Blissfully Hypnotize Roadburn Festival 2017

Posted on Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

Innovation and atmosphere have long reigned supreme at Roadburn, regardless of genre. This mindset of allowing art to take its creator to new territory is shared among many of the musicians, artists, and attendees at the festival and is directly embodied in the haunting sounds of enigmatic group (D O L C H). The buzz of guitars fills each song like a fog, invading the corners of the mind and luring the listener into a trance.

It’s a shame that the concept shoegaze has become so maligned in extreme music, as the near-suffocating blanket of sound that (D O L C H) creates embodies the heavy, dense aesthetic from which the genre took root and grew and marries it with the sullen weight of black metal and the tension of post-punk’s darkest corners.

Pounding drums and droning ambiance often set the backdrop for vocals that flutter between tragically human and densely ethereal, always maintaining just enough presence in the greyscale universe in which (D O L C H) and its music reside. From their collected demos to their recent split with King Dude, the music is consistent only in its ability to shapeshift and mystify while upholding an atmosphere that is heavy with emotion and sonic texture.

For all Roadburn 2017 attendees eager to become blissfully hypnotized by the immensity of (D O L C H), the opportunity will present itself on Saturday, April 22 at 013 Venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands.

Roadburn Festival 2017 will take place April 20-23 at the 013 venue, Tilburg, The Netherlands. Tickets are now on sale!

Ben Handelman, November 2016


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Album of the Day: King Dude – Songs of Flesh & Blood – In The Key of Light

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 […]

Album of the Day: King Dude – Fear

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 […]

Album of the Day: Dread Sovereign – All Hell’s Martyrs

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 […]

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: The Ruins Of Beverast – Blood Vaults – The Blazing Gospel of Heinrich Kramer

Posted on Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

Lovingly pinched from 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 […]

Unexpected Highlights of Roadburn 2013 Pt.8: The Ruins of Beverast

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 […]

Album of the day: Attic – The Invocation

Posted on Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Lovingly pinched from Apoch’s Metal Review: Back in the early eighties, Heavy Metal act Mercyful Fate took the Metal world by storm with their debut album, 1983′s Melissa. Unfortunately, for those faithful to the coven, a long waiting game began come the turn of the century, as vocalist King Diamond […]