«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.
As of January 1st 2017 Burning World Records, together with sublabels Burning Inside Records and Roadburn Records, has joined Southern Lord Europe distribution.
Southern Lord Europe will carry all available titles of our 3 labels and make them available to all their contacts.
Next to our other distributors (Konkurrent for Benelux, Cargo for Germany, Austria and Switzerland) and Clear-spot, Southern Lord Europe will take care of the remaining territories like southern and eastern Europe for us.
It is with great honour Roadburn records can announce the release of The Hague punk space warriors Orange Sunshine will release their 2007 set on the main stage on vinyl. The release – that was earlier available on the searched after cassette on Who Can You Trust Records from Germany was mixed and mastered by evil mastermind Guy Tavares (also on drums and vocals) . The sleeve design (click = big) was in the capable hands of Mehdi Rouchiche, bassist and also known s Godspill.
What if the 60’s were as wildly murderous a time as these strange days? What if it was ALL Charlie Manson and napalm and muddy drugfreak people and Up Against the Wall, Motherfucker? Well, then, there’d only be, like, 5 bands left standing- the Stooges, the MC5, Hendrix, Blue Cheer, and Orange Sunshine. Not that dutch acid-warriors OS were actually THERE or nothin’, the cats in the band are all like, 25 years old, but they sure the fuck sound it. This is the best idea 60’s drug rock has inspired since that time you dipped an entire Freak Brothers comic in blotter acid. See ya on the spaceship. (Sleazegrinder.com)
The album will be first available on the 2017-edition of Roadburn where all pre-orders can also be picked up and after that in all good record ships around the world. Pre-orders will be taken early March and will include a Orange Sunshine shirt with the first 100 copies.
For now: listen to the whole set on Bandcamp, it’s available in full and for “Name your price”.