Reviews

The beauty in suffering: sounds that hurt & heal at Roadburn

Tormented sounds howl from the Koepelhal. It is early in the afternoon and Throane brings their ritual to the stage. Standing in a circle around a massive sword sticking up from the center stage, the band delivers a pulverizing set of crushing sludge as the sun still leaks in through the windows. Almost on call the temperature seems to drop outside and a cold settles over the festival. Editor: Guido Segers

Lees verder..

The passion of Tom Gabriel Fischer

To have the Grammy Award winning Metropole orchestra play in 013 is a pleasure. To have them play the life work of Tom Gabriel Fischer, with Triptykon, at Roadburn. Well, that’s a blessing. The set-up is already grand and quite unlike you normally see on your festival set-up. Then the musicians arrive, the curtains open up and the spectacle begins. Editor: Guido Segers / Photo’s: Celtic Frost has been laid

Lees verder..

MONO shines bright in The Burning Darkness at Roadburn

At first sight it seems like a remarkable choice, Tomas Lindberg as this year’s Roadburn curator. Although immediately known as the frontman for melodeath stalwarts At the Gates, a little research shows a diverse career in music. From fronting bands such as Disfear to stints in Lock Up, Lindberg’s definitely caught Roadburn’s attention, culminating in a friendship with festival director Walter Hoeijmakers and resulting in a curation under the banner The

Lees verder..

Strange folk and the strangeness of Roadburn folk

Roadburn is not exclusively about desert rock and stoner music anymore. It’s still there, but really, how far has the festival come? On Thursday, there’s something more primal happening. Folk music, in its broadest sense, is taking center stage at Roadburn, as we see performances of Myrkur, Heilung, and Hexvessel on the main stage.  Editor: Guido Segers Let’s face it, many of us are looking for an escape. We are

Lees verder..

Ignition… A Rawkward Turbo-Review: the Roadburn Pre-show with Temple Fang

Yes! We are finally here again! Planet motherfuckin Roadburn! Whoohah! With NMTH, we will completely immerse ourselves in the coming days in the violent glory of what we can regard as simply the best place on earth possible. With this year an even bigger warm-up party on Wednesday in the Green Room of 013, called Ignition: Roadburn 2019 Pre Show. Goddamn, it is so nice to be here again. Editor:

Lees verder..

Roadburn: Molasses offers catharsis and release

It’s been five years since The Devil’s Blood´ Selim Lemouchi left this world behind. Five years since his band members played his songs, that had such burning force behind them, such otherworldliness and conviction. Certainly, there have been other bands and the spark of his creativity has been carried on but not until today has it fully become part of the texture that is heavy music as Molasses takes the

Lees verder..

Descending: The magical early hours at planet Roadburn

Something strange happens in Tilburg on Thursday afternoon as the Veemarktstraat slowly turns into Weirdo Canyon. No one can tell you exactly where this normally quiet street turns into Roadburn territory, but we all know when it has happened. You get off the train, leave your hotel – or just your front door – and suddenly you’ve landed: Planet Roadburn. Editor: Guido Segers We carefully move out, like animals in

Lees verder..

Derde Harlequin Fest in Baroeg gooit hoge ogen met Fleddy Melculy en Raketkanon

Terwijl Rotterdam zich voorbereid op de jaarlijkse marathon staat Baroeg in het teken van het derde Harlequin Fest. Een jaarlijks festijn uit de koker van Kid Harlequin en georganiseerd door en voor de lokale scene. Zeg maar de fijnere buitenbeentjes van de Lage Landen. Dit jaar onder leiding van de Gentse noiserockers Raketkanon en Fleddy Melculy, hilarische hardcore uit Helgië. Tekst: Lodewijk Hoebens / Fotografie: Bart Notermans BOSKAT Voor de

Lees verder..

Hard gaan met Orange Goblin en Cosmic Psychos bij Faster & Louder in Eindhoven

Het is weer zover: de tweede editie van Faster & Louder, ditmaal in Effenaar. Het geesteskind van Bart Nederhand en Bart Geevers, de ritmesectie van voormalig Peter Pan Speedrock. Een avond rock-‘n-roll tot op het bot, op een gemoedelijke zaterdag in april. Faster and Louder is opgezet als een no-nonsense festival met bands uit de punk, rock-n-roll, hardcore, crossover en zelfs stoner/sludge metal. De line-up is dan ook niet mis met

Lees verder..