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The Bands We’re Watching Out For in 2015; Plus An Album of The Year Rebellion In Which Yob Triumph

Posted on Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Towards the end of every year, it has become Roadburn tradition to ask our friends from all over the globe to let us know what their favourite albums of the year have been, and then compile these submissions in to one top ten list. This year we decided to do something different.

Every man and his blog puts together their top albums of the year list, so we thought we’d ask you to let us know your top bands that we should be looking out for this coming year. It could be that an old favourite has a new album, or that you’ve caught on to an up and coming band before everybody else – either way, we wanted to know who you thought would be the bands everyone would be talking about through 2015.

Well, it turns out we had a bit of a rebellion on our hands, as alongside our request for new bands, many of the Roadburn faithful also submitted their 2014 album lists! So, in the end, what we ended up with was a look back over 2014’s albums, PLUS a look forward to 2015’s hot tips. Due to some bands tying, our lists have ended up as bigger than 10 – so we’ve presented the top voted bands in each of these lists.

Monolord - Vænir

The 2015 list is made up almost entirely of well known bands, mainly from the doomier end of the spectrum. For the coming year, you’re placing your faith in the long established high priests and priestesses of the underground; long established bands who have won you over and given you dozens of good reasons to believe they’ll continue to deliver the goods this year. Nestled among them are relative newcomers, Sweden’s sludgy three piece, Monolord. The band will play the 20th edition of Roadburn on Thursday, April 9th in support of their forthcoming album Vænir – named after the biggest lake in Sweden – due out at the end of April, through RidingEasy Records.

Throughout the rest of the list there were plenty of up and coming bands – enough to keep us returning to Bandcamp or Spotify for weeks in order to check them all out. Both Myrkur and All Them Witches deserve honorary mentions. Currently working on her highly anticipated debut full-length with Ulver’s Kristoffer Rygg at the helm, Myrkur is a one-woman black metal project hailing from Denmark with a distinct sense of Nordic Isolation, and a wholly unique perspective on the genre. All Them Witches rank among the psychedelic (jam) bands that people are really eager to see at Roadburn. The Nashville four-piece, who made a striking name for themselves with the digital release of Lightning at the Door, are currently working on their third album.


Acid King
Electric Wizard

And as a result of the aforementioned rebellion, we have this list of albums from 2014 which kept your turntables busy. It’s a joy to see Roadburn veterans, Yob, topping the list. Clearing The Path To Ascend, is Yob at their finest, and being awarded “album of the year” accolades by not only our attendees but by countless journalists, bloggers, magazines, and indeed their peers, is richly deserved.

Yob - Clearing The Path To Ascend

YobClearing The Path To Ascend
PallbearerFoundations Of Burden
The Budos BandBurnt Offering
Electric WizardTime To Die
GodfleshA World Lit Only By Fire
Mars Red SkyStranded in Arcadia
MidnightNo Mercy For Mayhem
MonolordEmpress Rising
Old Man GloomThe Ape Of God
Sólstafir – Ótta
The OathS/T
TriptykonMelana Chasmata
Witch MountainMobile Angels

This time next year, who will we be talking about as the bands that truly shaped 2015?

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Album of the Day: Yob – Clearing The Path To Ascend

Posted on Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Lovingly pinched from The Sleeping Shaman: It’s been a long, hard road for Yob, an uphill journey beset with obstacles – the first lineup of the band breaking up, subsequent legal issues around mainman Mike Scheidt’s interrim band Middian and Scheidt’s own struggles with his personal demons – but ever […]

Hear It Here: Roadburn Festival 2014 Audio Streams Online; YOB, Indian, Obliteration and Morne Among Others

Posted on Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

How to summarize the 2014 Roadburn Festival? The name of one of the many fantastic bands that performed comes to mind: Promise and The Monster. The festival promised to be something special, and like always there were some monster clashes to deal with! Many of us made a promise to […]

Høstsabbat Festival 2014: Line Up Confirmed Which Includes Headliners Kongh, Årabrot and Yob

Posted on Friday, July 18th, 2014

Høstsabbat is a newborn initiative, brought to life in 2013 by people involved in the underground scene in Norway. It’s a DIY-festival, in collaboration with the student-organisation at Betong in Oslo, Norway, focusing on presenting the best underground bands Norway has to offer. This year the formula is pushed a […]

Noisey / Vice Premiere: Mr.Roadburn, The Full Documentary

Posted on Monday, May 12th, 2014

Noisey / Vice shot a documentary about Roadburn at this year’s festival, called Mr. Roadburn. The doc is not only a portrait of Walter as Roadburn‘s artistic director, it’s also a fitting testament to the festival itself – Jurgen talks about Roadburn‘s origins, it honors the bands, the Roadburn aesthetic, […]

Roadburn Festival 2014 Artist Clinics: Scott Kelly & Mike Scheidt, Friday, April 11th at V39, Tilburg (NL)

Posted on Friday, April 11th, 2014

Following on from the 2013 festival, we’re very pleased to continue our artist clinics at this year’s Roadburn. The clinics proved to be a great opportunity to give those of you attending the festival, many of whom are in bands or enjoy playing music on your own, and some some […]

Roadburn 2014 Afterburner: The Ultimate Festival-Within-A-Festival!

Posted on Monday, February 17th, 2014

Each year, the Roadburn Afterburner always deserves a special mention. Although technically part of the festival, it really has a vibe all of its own. Naturally, the chosen bands form a line-up you won’t find anywhere else. Many will agree that the best thing about the Afterburner is how it […]

The Road To Roadburn by Kim Kelly

Posted on Friday, October 4th, 2013

It’s that time of year again. For doom ‘heads, it’s better than Christmas, your birthday, and a half dozen bank holidays rolled into one – the mighty Roadburn is mere months away, and the annual white knuckled wait by the computer screen is only days away. Tickets are on sale […]

Roadburn Festival: Our Favorite Audiostreams

Posted on Friday, April 12th, 2013

We handpicked some our favorite audio streams from the previous Roadburn Festivals. Listen to the audio streams for Wovenhand (2011), Comus (2010),  Earthless (2008), Cult of Luna (2008), Current 93 (2008), Acid King (2007), The Melvins / Big Business (2007), Bohren und der club of Gore (2007), Chelsea Wolfe (2012) and […]

Stream Yob Performing Catharsis Live at Roadburn 2012

Posted on Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Listen to the audio stream for Yob performing Catharsis in its entirety at Roadburn Festival 2012 via the media player below, courtesy of Vpro 3voor12, Holland’s major media network. Producers: Marcel van de Vondervoort (Astrosoniq, Spacejam Records, Torture Garden Studio) Robert de Lorijn (Astrosoniq, Spacejam Records)