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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 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands.

“Tau Cross are delighted to announce that we have been invited to play at the 2016 Roadburn Festival. This will be our only upcoming European show, we are all looking forward to playing at this very special event”Rob Miller.

Hard to pin down from a musical perspective, Tau Cross’ eponymous debut album on Relapse had no trouble causing quite a stir, at least partly because they appeal to a wide range of musical extremities – from post-punk to doom, and protest-folk to metal.

Tau Cross has a style that melds together acts like Killing Joke, Motorhead and New Model Army – however, the band is without a doubt a beast of its own. Rob Miller‘s heroic croak is set right at the sinister heart of their sound, which evokes “the two changing faces of the United Kingdom: on the one hand, raw natural beauty and years of tradition and culture; on the other, the relentless grinding of machinery and technological advancement,” according to Invisible Oranges.

Having Tau Cross sharing the main-stage, with both Neurosis celebrating their 30th anniversary and Amenra’s Afterlife acoustic performance, on Saturday, April 16 is causing us joy of unbridled proportions. Miller and Langevin are not only mutual admirers and peers, but their bands Amebix and Voivod have been a huge influence on all things Roadburn. With all of the seminal bands and great musicians taking place on Saturday, it’s guaranteed to be epic. Don’t miss out!

Roadburn Festival takes place between 14 – 17 April 2016 at the 013 venue, in Tilburg, The Netherlands. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, October 2, 2015.

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Album of the Day: Tau Cross – Tau Cross

Posted on Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Lovingly pinched from Treblezine: Three-quarters of international metal super team Tau Cross come from a hardcore / crust punk background. Guitarists Jon Misery and Andy Lefton put in work in gnarled Minneapolis crust purveyors Misery and War/Plague, respectively. And the band’s bassist and vocalist Rob “The Baron” Miller is the […]

Danko Jones Talks About Roadburn Festival On The Huffington Post: The Music Festival for Heavy Music Lovers

Posted on Saturday, March 9th, 2013

Lovingly pinched from The Huffington Post: Danko Jones – The Music Festival for Heavy Music Lovers: “There are two kinds of people in this world — people who listen to music and people who don’t. They don’t include people who think they listen to music, but they really don’t. These […]

Album of the day: Voivod – Target Earth

Posted on Monday, January 14th, 2013

Lovingly pinched from If you had asked me five years ago what I thought the chances of a new Voivod studio album ever happening would be I probably would have laughed in your face. Not because I didn’t want it to happen, but because the probability of it happening […]

The Sleeping Shaman: Roadburn 2012 Day 2, 3 & Afterburner Review by Paul Robertson

Posted on Monday, May 21st, 2012

Before we do this thing a second time, I have a confession to make… I am a very bad journalist. They say that the road to hell is paved with good intentions and I’m pretty sure I’ll find that out first hand. There were a number of bands on day […]

Voivod: Entire Dimension Hatröss Performance at Roadburn 2012 Posted!

Posted on Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

As curators of Roadburn 2012, Voivod played two stunning sets at this year’s festival. Relive the intensity of the band’s entire Dimension Hatröss performance through the clips below. Encore: Man in the Trees (with Dan Kubinski of Die Kreuzen)

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: Voivod – To The Death 84

Posted on Saturday, November 19th, 2011

Praise for Voivod‘s To The Death 84 from San Francisco’s aQuarius Records: The far out French-Canadian sci-fi metal institution Voivod, legendary geniuses at both raw punkish thrash and advanced psychedelic prog, recently brought us an excellent live album, Warriors Of Ice, their first recording without the presence of late, great […]

Album of the day: Voivod – Dimension Hatröss

Posted on Monday, October 31st, 2011

Lovingly pinched from The Ripple Effect: When we last left our hero, the Voivod was surviving nuclear holocaust, technical dissolution, social anarchy, and an all around bad day. Where Killing Technology was a discordant chant of brutality and chaos, Dimension Hatröss takes the band’s sound one step closer to realization. […]

Album of the day: Voivod – Warriors of Ice

Posted on Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Lovingly pinched from Metal Review: With a setlist made up of primarily pre-90s Voivod, it’s hard not to get sentimental. So it’s off to the elementary school daze for a momentary lapse… Summer vacation 1988, Chicago, 90º Fahrenheit in the shade. We walked the streets armed with spray paint, beer, […]