When Walter and me started out with Roadburn Festival as it is known now (around 2005) there were a few other Dutch guys and girls who were doing stuff in our “scene”. One of them was Yob from Heavy BirtH records. He released records by Jersey devils Solace, Italians El Thule and some other bands in the stoner/doom genre. Recently Yob got i touch and asked if I could take over his stock as he is living in China now and he’d rather brew beer than stock records ;-). Especially for those pre-hipster beards, pre- vinyl boom aficionados and other classic doom fans I’ve put together a package of his records for a nice price. For 25 euro + shipping you wil get:
Solace – Further 2LP
Solace – A.D. 2LP
EL Thule – Green Machine 2LP (Green)
Solenoid – Solenoid LP
Get the package here. Of course the records can also be bought separately for 10 bucks each.
Burning World Records has joined forces with the mighty Bongripper to bring you the first ever European pre-sale on 2 design of their shirts. Reason for this is that with the current shipping rates to get a shirt from the US you pay more for shipping then for the shirt itself. Now you can get the new designs in your house for around 20 euros.
Slomatics will release Futurians: Live At Roadburn on vinyl and digital this october on Roadburn Records.
JJ Koczan from the Obelisk about the Slomatics gig at Roadburn 2017 captured on this release: “The most pummeling tones I’ve heard over the course of the last three days. “Electric Breath,” “Return to Kraken,” “And Yet it Moves,” “Supernothing” — this is the stuff of lumbering, rolling, molten doom supremacy, and as they’re five records deep into a tenure that one hopes continues into perpetuity”
The band commented on their performance on the legendary festival beforehand:
“To say we’re excited about playing Roadburn would be an understatement,” says guitarist David Majury. “It’s funny how something like a music festival can take on almost mythical proportions, but if any festival has done so it’s definitely Roadburn! We’ve had an association with the festival through our records being on Burning World Records, so it feels good to be finally hauling our fuzz pedals over to Tilburg.”
With Majury and Chris Couzens on guitar and drummer / vocalist Marty Harvey also handling synth, Slomatics defy logic with their sheer amount of low-end output. As the follow-up to 2014’s Estron and 2012’s A Hocht, Future Echo Returns (2016) was the third in a trilogy of albums, rounding out an extended story that the band purposefully leaves open for interpretation.
“I’m delighted we’ll be joining the 2017 edition of Roadburn,” echoes Couzens. “We’ve seen some incredible performances in Tilburg over the years and been blown away how the locals embrace the hordes of music fans that descend on them. It’ll be fantastic to join that special atmosphere as a performer in April!”
The countdown begins! We are very excited to share with you the release date, album title, tracklist, artwork and first single of our first full-length record. The album is called “Doppelgänger” and will be released worldwide on the 11th of July. As you already know, CD version will be released by XTREEM MUSIC and vinyl and digital versions will be released by Burning World Label & Mailorder / Roadburn Records. The tracklist for “Doppelgänger” is:
1 – Delusion of negation (8:48)
2 – Satan beside you (14:03)
3 – Doppelgänger (21:31)
After more than one year playing those three songs live, it made sense to us to record them properly and share them will all of you, just as we pictured them in our heads from the very beginning. They represent the first year and a half of Totengott’s own music and we believe that they work together as a killer unit. Almost 45 minutes of darkness, doom, atmosphere, misery and thrashing oppression. “Doppelgänger” was recorded, produced and mixed by Totengott at Anglagard Recording Studios, and was mastered by James Plotkin (known for his work with Conan, Electric Wizard, Isis, Amenra…). “Delusion of Negation” is the 1st single and the opening track of the album. It represents the thrashiest / rawest face of the band and all old school fans will love it. You can listen to it and see the “Doppelgänger” album below:
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.