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A Rawkward Review – The Picturebooks: Once Upon a Time in Melkweg

‘There were three men in her life. One to take her, one to love her, and one to kill her’ Voor een wijze, diepgravende en indrukwekkende les in hoe je een stervend genre reanimeert op een manier die gevoelens van melancholie, nostalgie en vrijheid opwekt, kun je het niet beter treffen dan The Picturebooks. In het kader van het onlangs verschenen album The Hands Of Our Time, deden de immer

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Popronde 2019 selectie bekend: 146 acts losgelaten in 41 steden

De Popronde-selectie voor het seizoen 2019 is bekendgemaakt. De 146 gelukkigen kregen het goede nieuws via de ether mee: in een 3 uur durende uitzending van 3voor12 Radio op 3FM. Deze bands en acts zijn door de inmiddels 150-koppige selectiecommissie met zorg geselecteerd uit ruim duizend inzendingen. Een enorme doch zeer dankbare klus, want dan heb je ook wat. Dit najaar mogen al die talenten zich laten zien in de

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Inside the Inferno Music Conference 2019: a report

If you want to know how the international metal business network is threaded, you should check out the Inferno Music Conference and the Inferno Metal Festival in Oslo, Norway. Mark van Schaick did, and he came home a tired but happy bunny. Text & photos by Mark van Schaick Every year at Easter, Inferno Metal Festival offers a selection of the biggest names in Norwegian extreme metal, and not just

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A Farewell to an Icon: Patronaat’s final hour

Since it’s first inclusion as a venue in various festivals in Tilburg, het Patronaat has become a loved venue for all. Not just for Roadburn, but also for Incubate, Netherlands Deathfest and many other events the venue played a vital part. Now, it’s doors close for live concerts for good and Imperial Triumphant was the band to play the final notes in the upstairs venue with the pretty carpeted balcony

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Roadburn interview Bismuth: existing in sound

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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Roadburners: The beautiful people

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

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Roadburn interview Great Grief: Open hearts in the land of gluggaveður

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

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Win met je punkband een plek op Antifest 2019 in FLUOR

De mannen van Anti-Flag zijn al zo’n dikke vijfentwintig jaar krankzinnig bezig binnen de punkscene, maar nu doen ze er nog een schepje bovenop. Je kan namelijk met jouw punkband een spot winnen in de line-up van hun eigen festival Antifest. Dit punkfeest strijkt voor de gelegenheid neer in FLUOR te Amersfoort op donderdag 23 mei en het poppodium is op zoek naar dé punkband die keihard het festival kan en

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The gruesome and unfair… Roadburn 2019 Highlights!

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

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Changing the game: Emma Ruth Rundle at Roadburn 2019

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

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