Posts Tagged ‘Van Records’

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 vibe while at the same time possessing that certain Roadburn flair, whether it’s a psychedelic slant, roots in the heavy ’70s, an insatiable need to embrace film noir soundtracks or even garage rock and soul.

For the first time ever we’ve looked down south and invited Belgium’s own Dario Mars and the Guillotines to connect with the international Roadburn community during an intimate show at the Cul de Sac on Saturday April 12th in Tilburg,The Netherlands. Doors open 1pm and the show starts at 1:45pm.

Could you imagine listening to the perfect sound track for a late ’60s French black & white movie one moment, and the next to a tune that would fit perfectly for a mystery novel by Edgar Allen Poe or a fantastic story by H.P. Lovecraft, before being drawn into the sound-world of Italian Spaghetti Westerns?

Tarantino himself couldn’t do better in compiling these diverse atmospheres into a unique, undivided whole. Prepare yourself for an eclectic, adventurous journey into sound.  Raw, unpolished, honest and always with soul, albeit
 a sinister black soul, and enter the mysterious realm of Dario Mars and the Guillotines.

Dario Mars and the Guillotines were formed in March 2013 after multi-instrumentalist, acclaimed soundtrack composer, and former Hulk-mainman Renaud Mayeur wrote and recorded more than 20 songs in his home studio. Together with Polish multi-instrumentalist David Kostman (bass, backing vocals and piano), Bineta Saware (vocals)  and Vincenzo Capizzi (drums) he re-recorded 12 tracks, which appear on the band’s captivating debut full length, Black Soul, released on Van Records.

Renaud Mayeur (of whom Eric Corton is a fan) is a unique talent in the Belgian music scene. In the ’90′s he started his career in underground punk-rock and metal bands but became more known due to his membership of the infamous garage-shock band La Muerte from Bruxelles. After La Muerte, he founded his own rock ‘n roll monster HULK with whom he recorded 2 albums, the second of which, Cowboy Coffee & Burned Knives, was recorded in the illustrious Rancho De la Luna studio in Palm Springs Desert, California to much critical acclaim.

Now, Renaud returns with the equally exciting Dario Mars and the Guillotines, showcasing his ability to pair soul and psychedelica with rock ‘n roll and film noir, and the only conclusion we can reach is that he and his new band have something unique and interesting to offer Roadburners.

Roadburn Festival 2014 will run for four days from ThursdayApril 10th to SundayApril 13th 2014 at the 013 venue in TilburgThe Netherlands.

Tickets for the traditional Afterburner event on SundayApril 13th at the 013 venue in TilburgThe Netherlands are still available. Get in on the action HERE!

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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 […]

Track Premiere: Dread Sovereign – Cthulu Opiate Haze

Posted on Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Having made their live debut at Roadburn 2013, we have a particular fondness for Dread Sovereign. Their album, All Hell’s Martyrs is out next month via Ván Records, and this track is taken from that album. ‘Cthulu Opiate Haze’ is representative of the album as a whole; a little bit […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Album of the day: Year of the Goat – Angels’ Necropolis

Posted on Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Lovingly pinched from MetalMouth: Having released two heavily successful E.P’s, Year Of The Goat are here to raise hell, literally. This is a band who take the best of 70′s / 80′s rock…(Sabbath / Blue Oyster Cult), and shape it into something that is modern, something that is dark, something […]

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 […]

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