In terms of the arrangement, “The Mirror” was as minimal as SubRosa got: voice, drumsticks against microphone stands and a single floor tom for percussion, and that’s it. The violins, flutes, bass, acoustic and electric guitar, and samples/other noises that filled out other inclusions were set aside. Rebecca Vernon led Sarah Pendleton and Kim Pack in harmony as she and drummer Andy Patterson — situated behind a front-line of players that also included bassist Levi Hanna and guest flutist/vocalist Kelly Schilling — kept time together in that seemingly simple fashion. It was beautiful and affecting in kind.
I’ll admit I wasn’t familiar with “The Mirror” before seeing it performed at Het Patronaat this past April. It comes from SubRosa‘s 2006 demo/EP The Worm has Turned and to my knowledge hasn’t featured on any subsequent release. This would seem to make its inclusion on SubDued: Live at Roadburn 2017 all the more special, since it’s a standout and something kind of exclusive to this form, this time, and this moment for the band. It certainly felt that way when they were playing it, and as I watched and listened, I became utterly entranced in the melody and the storytelling in a way that hasn’t left my mind in the half-year since. I feel fortunate for having been there to witness it and know that, in fact, I was.
Burning World is proud to present our new release: Dead Neanderthals Womb Of God. Womb Of God is the rancid culmination of everything Dead Neanderthals: heavy droning baritone saxophone, repetitive steam machine-like drum patterns and acid-spewing woodwind banshee shrieks.
Their brand of hellish and metallic noise rock comes closer to the bleak noise of The Body than to what you’d expect from a saxophone-band.
- Womb Of God is the band’s 4th, and last, full-length album in 2017.
- It’s available on black (200) and white (100) vinyl here.
- Listen to the full album below on Bandcamp:
Otto Kokke – saxophone
Colin Webster – saxophone
René Aquarius – drums
Otto and René recorded themselves in the rehearsal space, Nijmegen.
Colin was recorded by Mark Jasper at Soundsavers Studio, London.
Womb Of God was mixed and mastered by Marlon Wolterink at White Noise Studio, Winterswijk // whitenoisestudio.com
Artwork by Sin-Eater
Sadly we can not guarantee that the set will be with you before Christmas. It will be shipped out before Christmas though!
The set is about 2 kg so shipping is a bit more than usual. Please note that shipping rate is the same as 5 kg so you can add more items if needed for the same shipping rate.
- …And Your Blood Is Full Of Honey LP 2001
- Coma Waering LP 2003
- Sigh EP 2006
- We All Die Laughing LP 2006
- Weighing Souls With Sand 2LP 2007
Solipsistic 2003 CD
The audio of the Solipsistic cd will be available as bonus material with the digital box set release.
Roadburn Records is proud to present: Salem’s Pot Live At Roadburn. On cd and digital for now. Vinyl to follow in February 2018.
- First ever live album by Salem’s Pot after 4 studio albums on labels as Easy Rider and Riding Easy Records
- Recorded at the prestigious Roadburn Festival 2015 in a packed Patronaat. Mixed and mastered by Marcel van de Vondervoort (Astrosoniq/Roadburn Festival).
- Artwork by Eric Lee (Swervedriver. Death Waltz, Blitzen Trapper).
- Vinyl version to follow in early 2018.
“Don’t try to fight it,” the band’s motto implores, “Salem’s Pot has come to destroy your mind.” It’s the same kind of winking tease employed by low budget horror films of the 70s-80s that essentially dared audiences to experience what they knew they wanted, but couldn’t possibly expect.
Likewise, the new album by mysterious Swedish quintet Salem’s Pot delivers truly gritty and captivating heavy rock in high contrast technicolor: a sonic equivalent of The Last House On The Left, El Topo and Blood Feast. Similar to the way such films made up for their lack of flashy, expensive effects with dim lighting and implied violence, a hallucinogenic sense of true evil lurks in the dark corners of Salem’s Pot’s sound. Lest we forget, the band’s name itself is a pun on Stephen King’s stark, modernized vampire masterpiece.
- Get your copy here.
Subrosa Subdued Live At Roadburn 2017 is now available on cd. Official release is by the end of the month but we’ll ship it to you now if you order so you will have it a few days earlier.
JJ Kocsan over at the Obelisk has had a promo copy of the album for a few weeks now and the set still resonates with him on a deep level:
I have been to nine editions of the Roadburn festival. Each year offers at least one landmark performance — the one for which the festival is ultimately remembered. I don’t know if the effect could possibly be the same for someone who wasn’t there to witness it — and it’s precisely for that reason that I consider myself too close to it to be properly impartial, as noted above — but having witnessed SubRosa ‘SubDued’ and now having heard Subdued: Live at Roadburn 2017, it only further cements this set as that in my mind for 2017. It’s been six months now since and I continue to feel affected by what they did on that Het Patronaat stage, and with these tracks documenting it as gorgeously and as essentially as they do, I can only hope that will sustain for years to come. It is a reminder of the power a live performance can have and, again, as rich an experience as I’ve ever had in that regard.
Get the cd here, it’s also available in a packet with other Roadburn cd-releases.
In the US they are starting to built a name for themselves: the Acteon label and the main band on the roster: Forest Of Tygers. Noisey called the split with Anocon the “Peak American Black Metal Fury”.
“Forest Of Tygers, who have yet to release a full-length record yet have produced some defiantly heavy music in the few short years they’ve been creating together. “Mongers” takes a less traditional route through black metal, and instead incorporates hardcore elements into Jim Valosik’s angst-ridden screams and punkier drum beats from Rachel Valosik. The guitars follow simpler structure, and again come laced with blackened hardcore vibrations that only add to the desolation found within the song and its bitter course. “Mongers” is a scorching track that is never one thing more than another; sludge, caustic hardcore and blackened foundations all vie for space but it’s wonderfully cohesive despite the swirling chaos Forest Of Tygers present here. It’s truly a thrill.”
Listen to the tracks of the split below and order the 2 7″s and cd they released over here.
Birmingham’s seminal post-punk/industrial behemoths GODFLESH performed their seminal debut full-length album, 1989’s “Streetcleaner”, in its entirety at the 2011 edition of the Roadburn festival on Thursday, April 14 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, Holland. In addition, founding members Justin Broadrick and Benny Green played the “Tiny Tears” EP, which was conceived as part of the overall “Streetcleaner” vision, in full as well.
Decibel magazine: The debut full-length from industrial mastermind Godflesh is suffocating as a live recording. Rumbling bass, squealing guitars and strong vocals bring Streetcleaner to life in a different way than on the studio album, but it works to Godflesh’s benefit. The songs are more dissonant and, at times, cacophonous, a powerful incarnation of the record more than 20 years after its release.
- Mastered specially for cd by James Plotkin.
Bongripper and Burning World Records have teamed up again to bring you Bongripper merch for reduced shipping rates as we ship from Amsterdam and not from the US.
We did the Goat and Horns designs before and now we have for you:(see for the design below):
- Hail Satan Worshipping Doom hoodie
- Goat design hoodie
- Hail Satan Worshipping Doom long sleeve
- Goat design long sleeve
- Bongripper logo pants
Get them in our online store.
A discovery of folk music from dark Britannica. ‘John Barleycorn Reborn’ explores seasonal birth, death and rebirth on this 4LP. Originally released in 2007 on 2CD by Cold Spring and now in a 4Lp box with extensive booklet on Burning World Records in December 2017.
This compilation explores the darker side of British folk music, evoking the mystery of our ancient past and peoples, the strangeness of their beliefs, arcane traditions and the remnants of this carried down the centuries as folklore. The set has an extended booklet with articles, essays and explorations of the album’s concept.
The album was compiled as a co operation between Cold Spring and Woven Wheat Whispers. Curated by Mark Coyle.
A1. The Horses Of The Gods – ‘John Barleycorn’
A2. The Owl Service – ‘North Country Maid’
A3. The Story – ‘The Wicker Man’
A4. Damh The Bard – ‘Spirit Of Albion’
B1. Mary Jane – ‘Twa Corbies’
B2. Andrew King – ‘Dives And Lazarus’
B3. The Triple Tree – ‘Three Crowns’
B4. Sol Invictus – ‘To Kill All Kings’
C1. Sieben – ‘Ogham On The Hill (Remix)’
C2. Sharron Kraus – ‘Horn Dance’
C3. Charlotte Greig And Johan Asherton – ‘Lay The Bent To The Bonny Broom’
C4. Pumajaw – ‘The Burning Of Auchindoun’
D1. Peter Ulrich – ‘The Scryer & The Shewstone’
D2. Alphane Moon – ‘Where The Hazel Grows’
D3. English Heretic – ‘Hippomania’
D4. Far Black Furlong – ‘Icy Solstice Eye’
E1. The Anvil – ‘John Barleycorn Must Die’
E2. Tinkerscuss – ‘To Make You Stay’
E3. The Straw Bear Band – ‘Trial By Bread & Butter’
E4. Electronic Voice Phenomena – ‘The Sorrow Of Rimmon’
F1. The Purple Minds Of Lazeron – ‘Dragonfly’
F2. Sand Snowman – ‘Stained Glass Morning’
F3. The A Lords – ‘Summerhouse’
F4. The Kitchen Cynics – ‘The Guidman’s Ground’
G1. Quickthorn – ‘PewPew’
G2. Clive Powell – ‘Reed Sodger’
G3. Venereum Arvum – ‘Child 102 Willie And Earl Richard’s Daughter’
G4. Drohne – ‘Nottamun Town’
H1. Stormcrow – ‘Gargoyle’
H2. Doug Peters – ‘Pact’
H3. While Angels Watch – ‘Obsidian Blade’
H4. Xenis Emputae Travelling Band – ‘John Barleycorn: His Life, Death And Resurrection’
H5. Martyn Bates – ‘The Resurrection Apprentice’
The Obelisk beat us to it but yes it is true, later this year Roadburn Records will release Subrosa’s brilliant “Subdued” set recorded at the prestigious Roadburn Festival in the majestic Patronaat-venue. Initially only on cd and digital starting December 1st but also on vinyl early 2018. Watch this space for more info on that.
JJ over at The Obelisk: “The second set, and something even more of a landmark, was called “SubRosa Subdued,” and it was a semi-acoustic take from the band on some of their older material, including songs from 2013’s More Constant than the Gods and reinterpreting material from their back catalog. It was at Het Patronaat — “the church,” as it’s known — and it was simply unreal.