The primal movements of the earth can be felt when Bismuth plays its second set at the Ladybird Skatepark at Roadburn 2019. Slow, purposeful drone doom, delivered with a mantra-like repetition over a fundamental groundwork of drums by Joe Rawlings. The guitars produce a growling, textured sound that hits you like sonic waves with full force. On guitar is Tanya Byrne, who also plays in Monoliths, Nadir and Dark Mother.
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There is an almost family like feel to the community of Roadburn, gathered online in the Roadburners Facebook group page. This is were the Roadburners share stories, ask questions or complain about long queues. With this sense of community and togetherness in mind we sat down with a Roadbuner to hear a personal persective on this festival we all love so much. It’s late afternoon on the Saturday of the
Great Grief plays hardcore, but not with camo shorts and baseball caps. It’s hardcore of the heart and soul, wide open and full of fire. During Roadburn 2019, the band played an added slot on Friday in Ladybird Skatepark. They had already played two shows. It was a tense set, hard and overwhelming for band and audience alike. But those are the shows where the chemistry happens, where everything becomes
Accepting the inevitable and gruesome, the saying goodbye to a festival we love with all our hearts – for about 360 days – and to make matters worse, to rub it in and make the pain even more tangible: we’ve asked our staff to give us their Roadburn 2019 Highlights. And to confine those picks to just 5… sheer torture, we know. But here goes. Also; the video crew let
Roadburn had no shortage of female musicians, generally being awesome. Whether it is the heavy bass work of Tamaki Kunishi (MONO), the multi-layered keyboards of Helen Stanley (Crippled Black Phoenix) or Amalie Bruun (Myrkur) achieving two critically acclaimed black metal albums. Of course, it seems redundant writing about female representation in heavy music today, let alone in regards to a massively diverse festival such as Roadburn. However, it isn’t all
Yesterday, Imperial Triumphant were the last band to ever play the Patronaat venue. Never Mind The Hype pay their respects to the venue and talked to the band about their set. Presentation: Waldo Volmer / Camera and editing: Stefan Kemp
Black metal took over Tilburg. Never Mind The Hype spoke to Johan van Hattum about the vast and varied intricacies of the Maalstroom project. Presentation: Waldo Volmer / Camera and edit: Stefan Kemp
Jacob Bannon – Jacob sings in Converge and as an artist has been part of the three Full Bleed expos at Roadburn. You may remember him as curator of Roadburn 2018. Our photographer Justina Lukosiute shot a couple of beautiful portraits of visual artists at the Full Bleed expo at Roadburn. We simply had to present these to you as well. This is what she has to say about the
The darkness is not done with us and Sunday starts early with Fear Falls Burning playing the Patronaat. But today will also show a number of black metal bands playing sets and even closing down the legendary Roadburn venue tonight. Not all of them are part of the Maalstroom project, but all do connect to the blackened sound that slithers through the day. Editor: Guido Segers In that same venue,
The existence of Have a Nice Life is almost an anomaly. What started as a musical project in a bedroom, turned into Deathconsciousness, a debut double album, critically acclaimed and achieving a cult following. However, even after such a phenomenal start the band is shrouded in a certain mystique and anonymity, with live shows and musical output being scarce. This makes their two shows at Roadburn simultaneously befitting as well