Another edition of Roadburn Festival wrapped up and what a festival it was! We saw and loved so many good bands, to name but a few: Youth Code, Mysticum, Coven, Oranssi Pazuzu, Subrosa (both sets) etc. etc. We met a lot of great people, who luckily for us have great taste and went home with a lot of great records!
Big thanks to Dees from Lay Bare Records and Teun van Irsel helping me out behind the stand.
We’ve also had some conversation about releases from this weekend and I can say things are looking bright. Stay tuned for more news later!
The best sellers of this weekend:
GNOD – Live At Roadburn 2012 LP/CD (white)
Enslaved – Live At Roadburn 2016 (gold, numbered)
Ulver – The Asssination of Julius Ceasar 2LP (sold out!)
“We know you have been waiting for this for a while, so here it comes… We are thrilled to announce that our first album will be released in CD, vinyl and digital versions and will be available worldwide. The CD version will be released by the Spanish label Xtreem Music and the digital and vinyl versions will be released by the Dutch label Burning World Records (label managed by Roadburn Records, but used for their own non-live releases). The album was recorded, produced and mixed by Totengott at Anglagard Recording Studios (Grao, Spain) during late 2016 / early 2017, and was mastered by James Plotkin (well known for his work with bands like Conan, Electric Wizard, Isis, Amenra, Thou, Jesu…). Artwork by Proceso Negro Art Studio. Release date, title, artwork, tracklist and other info will be released in the next weeks, so stay tuned! Promo picture has been shot by the mighty Jaime Photolive.”
While getting ready for Roadburn Festival 2017 we are getting stuff in early. So why not list it for you perusing pleasures so you can oder them safe from your own armchair and be sure we have them ready for you at the Burning World stall at Roadburn?
Here’s the list, if you come to Roadburn 2017 and want to pick them up over there just put Roadburn Pickup in the comments on Paypal and we’ll refund you postage and the records will be behind the counter at the Burning World stall in the V39.
Aluk Todolo – Occult Rock LP
Aluk Todolo – Voix LP
Burzum – Filosofem 2LP
Burzum – Burzum / Aske 2LP
Burzum – Lyset Tar Oss LP
Cult of Luna & Julie Christmas – Mariner 2LP (Green)
Cult of Luna – Live At La Gaite Lyrique: Paris (Orange W/Yellow Splatter Vinyl) 3LP
Cult of Luna – Live At Roadburn 2013 2LP
Cult of Luna – Somewhere Along The Highway: live at Roadburn 2LP
Darkthrone – Circle The Wagons LP
Darkthrone – Arctic Thunder LP
Deathspell Omega – Diabolus Absconditus / Mass Grave Aesthetics LP
Deathspell Omega – Si Monvmentvm Reqvires, Circvmspice
«Roadburn Live» is Enslaved’s first official live album, a split release between Roadburn Records and By Norse Music. The album was recorded during one of band’s headline shows at the renowned Roadburn Festival 2015; an edition curated by Enslaved’s guitar player Ivar Bjørnson.
Walter Hoeijmakers / Roadburn’s Artistic Director comments on the release: “It’s no secret that there’s a strong friendship between Roadburn and Enslaved. One of the most hard-hitting and progressive bands to come out of Norway, Enslaved has played a significant part in the festival’s history – both musically and artistically. Not only has Enslaved been our artist in residence, bringing side-projects such as The Armageddon Concerto (the Enslaved / Shining collaboration), Dream of an Opium Eater and Trinacria to Roadburn, Ivar Bjørnson has also been our 2015 co-curator, along with Wardruna’s Einar Kvitrafn Selvik, and resulting in Skuggsjá’s first ever performance outside of Norway. Enslaved’s 2015 performances were the pinnacle of this enduring and artistic friendship, and showcased the massive influence the band has had on both Roadburn, and the (underground) metal scene for the past two decades. To have these shows captured on vinyl is a dream come true for me, and I truly hope it’s the same for anyone who was in attendance, or those who want to indulge themselves in the Northern magic of Enslaved.”
«Roadburn Live» will be available as limited and exclusive Record Store Day color editions and as Roadburn/Enslaved-Webshop Gold edition including the original A3 Roadburn poster and color stickers!
“ROADBURN LIVE” LINE-UP:
Ivar Bjørnson (guitars, keys)
Grutle Kjellson (vocals, bass)
Arve Isdal (guitars)
Cato Bekkevold (drums)
Herbrand Larsen (keyboard, keys)
01. Building With Fire 08:09
02. Death in the Eyes of Dawn 08:00
03. In Times 10:44
04. Daylight 09:44
05. Convoys to Nothingness 09:05
06. As Fire Swept Clean the Earth 07:14
07. Isa 04:46
08. Immigrant Song* 06:57
Band: Celestial Bodies
Album: Spit Forth From Chaos
Label: Burning World Records
Availability: Pre-order (click=shop). Ships out 1st week of April 2017.
“In the beginning, there was nothing but the energy of chaos. Absu and Tiamat slept, and dreamed their darkest dreams. And all was good until their dark dreams began to spawn the cosmic gods. Tiamat and Absu were disgusted by these abominations. Their wailing disturbed Tiamat’s and Absu’s sleep. Absu and Tiamat agreed that these worthless abominations must be destroyed…”
With such a premise – a cosmic war between monstrous deities from an ancient, mythological past – it doesn’t come as a surprise that CELESTIAL BODIES’ debut, “Spit Forth From Chaos”, is one of the most intense, hallucinating and mind-shattering sonic experiences ever put on record. A duo based in The Netherlands and comprised of members from Nihill and Dead Neanderthals, CELESTIAL BODIES are exactly the fruit of their unholy union. From Nihill they inherited the pitch-black and noise-drenched sound, as well as a conceptual approach with deep roots in gnosticism and occultism, while from Dead Neanderthals they borrowed the avant-garde sensibility and the free-jazz nature built on improvisation.
In honour of Slomatics appearance at the Roadburn Festival 2017 this April we are very happy to announce that their last album Estron is back in print on vinyl. The rerelease of the original Head Of Crom-vinyl was sold out in months so we decided to do another run. 300 copies pressed on white vinyl this time around. Please note:
This is a pre-order. Items will be sent out 3rd week of March 2017.
Roadburn Festival 2017 pick-up is also possible. Please mail [email protected] if this applies to you. We’ll refund you your shipping costs right away.
Dual-guitar riff excavators Slomatics released their fourth full-length, Estron, last year on Burning World Records, and for those who’d worship at an altar of tone, it makes a suitable icon. The Belfast, Northern Ireland, trio roll out sans bass but want nothing for low end, Chris Couzens and David Majury contributing tectonic force on songs like “Tunnel Dragger” and “Lost Punisher” while drummer/vocalist Marty Harvey (also of War Iron) sets the lurch in motion, his voice echoing deep from within the band’s well-honed morass. Songs are spacious but consuming and full, and on the 38-minute offering there’s really only one moment of letup: the two-minute ambient interlude “Red Dawn” that precedes closer “The Carpenter” (also the longest track at 10:26). Beyond that, Slomatics offer few opportunities (some, but few) to let the air back into their listeners’ lungs, and that’s clearly the idea. Estron marked not only their fourth long-player, but also their first decade in the band, Couzens and Majury having started Slomatics in 2004 and Harvey joining in 2011 between their breakout split with Conan (review here) and 2012’s A Hocht full-length, released on Head of Crom. In that decade, and in any case well before they got around to Estron, Couzens and Majury figured out what they wanted from their assault, and Estron bears the fruit of their hammering-out. Though slow-moving, the album is fluid front to back, and it thanks in no small part to Harvey‘s vocals, it has a sense of melody to complement its crushing, nigh-on-claustrophobic tonality.
First live-album by Boston’s Elder, one of USA’s best modern day stoner outfits after two studio albums (Elder and Dead Roots Stirring) and one EP (Spires Burn), and before last album Lore on Stickman.
* This release takes cuts from the first 2 studio albums and the EP
* Recorded live at the Roadburn Festival 2013
* Vinyl includes a cd with the whole concert, vinyl has 4 out of the 6 tracks played
* Repress on red or green vinyl (both 150 pressed)!
The day has finally come! The plant informed us that the records will be in in a few weeks so we can start the pre-order of the Dead To A Dying World Live At Roadburn 2016 LP+CD on Roadburn Records/Lay Bare Recordings. We have two versions: 100 copies on gold vinyl and 200 copies on black vinyl. Both are available on the links below, both in Europe as in the US/CA. Copies will be sent out in 3 or 4 weeks from now. Get in on the action now as gone = gone.
The Texas band Dead to a Dying World’s live album is a hybrid of doom, black metal, and crust punk, buttressed by baroque classical flourishes and focused on the state of the world and its rather grim prospects. Its six extended pieces commingle melodrama and momentum, horror and hope, pulling the listener along like a tight-wire suspense flick.
Invisible Oranges did a write up about the Celestial Bodies album Spit Forth From Chaos that will be out on CD in March on I, Voidhanger Records, with LP release to come end of spring/early summer from Burning World Records.
Chaos embodied in metal is a result of faulty poetics. The chaos worshipped by black metal and grindcore bands is demonstrated with lovely rhetoric and unbridled spirit, but chaos cannot be contained within song structure and melody. Not to disregard black metal, but chaos, in its own right, cannot be caged. As we have all learned, chaos is erratic, irregular, violent but never directional. Rhetoric is an integral part of music, especially in black metal’s multidisciplinary approach, but newcomers Celestial Bodies‘s ceremonious shedding of metal’s limitations, like Abruptum before them, transforms words on paper into action.
Watch the video for the first track The Final Covenant below:
Miracles have not ceased to exist! As we were planning a release on Roadburn Festival 2017 we got a message fromthe plant that the record actually comes in in February. So we decided to set the release date on March 1st and get the pre-sales going now. All orders will be sent out halfway February so you will have it in your hands at the release date.
There are two colors of the vinyl (orange = 100, black = 200) and both are available seperately and with a T-shirt (see the design above). Get in on the action here.