Tag "Guido Segers"

Ripples in the water: Maalstroom at Roadburn and the passing of Michiel Eikenaar

When you’re facing a day of black metal, it’s best to come prepared. Roadburn’s Friday had plenty of heavy and dark bands, but also saddening news during the day on Friday that affects the project that is Maalstroom. Editor: Guido Segers News broke yesterday that Michiel Eikenaar had passed away, which is greatly saddening. You may have noticed bands dedicating their show to him, such as Molasses on Thursday. From

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Roadburn-interview: De Doodswens van I. en F.

“De line-up was toch al meerdere keren af, rond en voltooid verklaard?” “Ja maar, ja maar, ja maar ik kwam nóg een steengoede band tegen en die moet er echt spelen.” “Ok, ok point taken. He, we hebben nog geen bands op de skatebaan dit jaar!” Goed, we weten natuurlijk niet precies hoe dat gaat in Roadburn HQ, maar wel dat er uit liefde voor en kwaliteit van bands wordt

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Verdrinken met Der Weg Einer Freiheit in Little Devil Bar

Het is altijd gezellig om doordeweeks naar de Little Devil Bar in Tilburg te mogen. De sfeer is gemoedelijk en zeker als er een toffe naam, zoals Der Weg Einer Freiheit, langskomt is het toch altijd erg knus in de kleine zaal. Voor een goede pot atmosferische black metal zat je donderdag dus goed in Tilburg. Tekst: Guido Segers / Fotografie: Paul Verhagen THE DEVIL’S TRADE De avond start met

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Inside the Maalstroom project at Roadburn: a massive Dutch black metal challenge

In recent years, the Dutch black metal scene has shown a number of prodigies. Young acts with a fresh approach to the iconoclastic genre, with little regard for purism and conservative views. During Roadburn, you’ve already been able to sample their wares throughout recent editions, but this year on Roadburn-Saturday (13th of April) they will unleash their full creative force with Maalstroom in the Patronaat. Maalstroom, which translates as… well,

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