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.
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.
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.
Get yours in our online store here, or in a Roadburn cd-package here.
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.
Slomatics have just made another track available from their upcoming live album Futurians Live At Roadburn. Check out the opening track Electric Breath below.
As JJ Kocsan over at the Obelisk wrote: “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”
Winter is coming… so you’ll need some good music to keep you company on those dark and cold nights. For that purpose we will release 2 records the next months and we’ll start pre-orders right now! One one Roadburn Records: SLOMATICS Futurians Live At Roadburn (2017) and one on Burning World Records: The debut album by UK’s premium noise rock (or more noise then rock actually) purveyors DRUNK IN HELL.
SLOMATICS Futurians Live At Roadburn (2017) will be available on clear white vinyl and will be pressed in an edition of 300. You can get the album alone or in a package deal with Estron. Get the record(s) here.
With DRUNK IN HELL pre-orders are more complex. There is a limited edition of 100 on brown vinyl and you can get it in a package with both a CD PRE-CUM II (only available together with the S/T vinyl) and a shirt. And there is the black vinyl version of which we pressed 400. Get the records/cd/shirt here.
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!”
«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
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)!
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.