As you probably know Scion A/V invited us last year to curate a day at the Roxy in Los Angeles. We invited Astra, Earthless, White Hills and Enslaved. All gigs were recorded in audio and video and now two tracks from that day from White Hills and Earthless (listen and download below) are available on a super limited 10″ vinyl. All you have to do is spend more than 50 euro in our online store at Burningworldrecords.com (see below for some of the recent arrivals) and select the item when you check out. Supplies are limited as this 10″ will only be used for promotional purposes and will not be available through other distribution channels. So get it while you can!
Roadburn records was honored to be invited by Scion AV to curate a night in The Roxy on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. On the 12th of November last year 4 bands took the stage for some schreddin performances. First up were San Diego proggers Astra, followed by New York’s garage psychedelics White Hills and riffmongers Earthless. Norwegian psychedelic black metallers Enslaved headlined the festivities wit material from their just released album RITTIR, some classics and an Led Zeppelin cover. What a day that was!
And late last year we (JP and Jurgen) were interviewed for as well for Scion. Watch those clips below. After the break more links to audio and video material of that night and a free download of the White Hills / Earthless 10″.
Roadburn Records is proud to present yet another installment in the ever expanding ‘Live At Roadburn’-series. After releases of Chelsea Wolfe, Ulver, Conan and Bongripper we conclude last years quintet with The Netherlands’ own The Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation with an album simply called ROADBURN.
The Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation is the heavy droning improv incarnation of The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble. The music taps into the blistering low-frequency guitar soundscapes, augmented with smatterings of electronic skullduggery and eruptions of cello and trombone. The overall effect of this ensemble conjures expansive sonic wastelands which seem to heighten in sludgy intensity as the sessions go on. Combining subtlety with mightily impressive cinematic-sounding climaxes. Across draughty plateaus of bottom-heavy bluster, arcs of grim string instruments sound out, making for a surprisingly digestible bout of improvisational doom.
T.M.F.D.J.C release their 5th live album ‘Roadburn’. Recorded live April 12th 2012 at the famous Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, where the Corporation had the honor of opening on the main stage on Sunday at the Festival’s Afterburner.
‘Roadburn’ is The Corporations heaviest and darkest journey into abstract alien industrial territories. During this show the animations of Harry Smith guided the band through this darkened journey of colossal darkness…
Line up for this recording :
Hilary Jeffery : Trombone
Nina Hitz : Cello
Eelco Bosman : Guitar
Gideon Kiers : Electronics
Jason Kohnen : Bass
Mixed by Danny Gras
Mastering by James Plotkin
Bongripper Live At Roadburn 2012 was released as ‘pay what you want’ digital download in December on Bandcamp. Bongripper Live At Roadburn 2012 was released as 2CD in February of this year. But now it’s time for the vinyl fans (like we are!) to get their fix. The Bongripper Live At Roadburn 2012 2LP will arrive at the doorstep of the Burning World Records shop in Nijmegen in the last week of March. We will check the record then and start sending them out the first week of April. Or – if needed – we can save till the Roadburn Festival 2013 and have them ready for you there.
The record will be released in 3 versions:
- gold vinyl (100 copies, only available in the Burning World Store) 21 euro
- white vinyl (300 copies, these will be available in the Burning World Store and in the USA) 19 euro
- black vinyl (600 copies), these will be available in the shops and wholesale 19 euro
And we made a special sale item for the Bongripper afficionade who needs all 3 versions of the release for 50 euro, which is a discount of 3 euro per item.
PS we will probably list the Ulver Live At Roadburn 2012 2LP this Friday or early next week. If you are interested in both, of course we will combine shipping and refund double shipping if needed.
Back in April 2012 two bands shared the attention of a devoted crowd, spread across different stages at what was for them their first ever appearances in mainland Europe. Since that date at Roadburn 2012 a mutual appreciation of dusty 12 inch cones, crusty fuzz and glowing EL34s has blossomed and has borne fruit, ladies and Gentlemen we give you this – a UK tour joining together the immovable object – Chicago’s Bongripper (US), the irresistible force – Liverpool’s Conan and Leeds’ own lords Humanfly, three bands that will lay down before you a dead mountain of tone and riffs and soaring, devastating heaviness.
All current 2013 tour dates are up on our stereoposter page, feel free to share any date: http://stereoposter.com/conan
Current tour dates
February 8th Le Havre, France
February 9th Amsterdam, The Netherlands
February 10th Paris, France
February 11th Club Dijon, France
February 12th Zurich, Switzerland
February 13th Dornbirn, Austria
February 14th Praha-Břevnov, Czech Republic
February 15th Pardubice, Czech Republic
February 16th Leipzig, Germany
February 17th Potsdam, Germany
February 18th Hamburg, Germany
February 20th Dresden, Germany
February 21th Brussels, Belgium
March 21st Turku, Finland
March 22nd Helsinki, Finland
March 23rd Oulu, Finland
20th April Liverpool, England
21st April Manchester, England
22nd April Basingstoke, England
23rd April Sheffield, England
24th April Preston, England
25th April Bristol, England
26th April Edinburgh, Scotland
27th April Newcastle, England
28th April London, England
May 4th Copenhagen, Denmark (Heavy Days In Doomtown)
For those in need of a physical copy of the Conan – Mount Wrath: Live at Roadburn 2012 set please go to our online store. Pre-orders of the cd will be sent out in 2 weeks. Vinyl will be sent out the last week of March 2013. In the meantime check out the set on Bandcamp.
Roadburn Records is proud to present another installment in the ‘Live at Roadburn’-series. Conan’s Mount Wrath: Live At Roadburn 2012 is only available digitally for now. February/March will see the release of the CD and the vinyl around the end of March.
As we want as many people to hear these great sets we decided to do the digital version on a “pay what you want or ”name your price” basis.
For those who need the real thing and want to be sure to get one we have already put up both cd and vinyl up for pre-order. But beware: cd’s will be sent of in two weeks, vinyl at the end of March 2013.
If you have a small wallet due to the expensive holiday season, just pick it up for free and enjoy it! If you got some more money to spend and want to support the band and the label, you can name your own price. In the meantime the stream from Bandcamp itself is free, so if you don’t want to leave your email address when you want to download it for free, you can just enjoy the album from our Bandcamp site.
You’ve already had your chance to check out the Bongripper sets at Roadburn through Bandcamp (if not, do it now, it’s free!), now there’s the possibility to get your hands on the double cd version of the set. We will get the 2cd in in two weeks and will send them out then (2nd week of February).
And because the Conan Live At Roadburn CD will be out a few weeks later you can also order a package of the two for a nice price. The two bands will embark on a European tour in April. The package will be sent as soon as the Conan cd has arrived.
Check out a video of the first track Hail on the cd in video below:
Roadburn Records is proud to announce the third show from Roadburn 2012 to make it to an official release. After Chelsea Wolfe and Bongripper, the mighty Conan gets the Live At Roadburn treatment. The gig the British threesome did in Stage 1 was massive and left many a spectator standing with their mouths open and their ears closed. The band calls the album: Mount Wrath – Live At Roadburn.
But who can say it better than our good friend Adam Stone from Head of Crom Records who said it like this in his Roadburn Festival 2012 review for The Sleeping Shaman:
‘The band were in obviously ebullient form, stoked at playing this legendary festival and also being asked to join Sleep in Oslo, as selections from the new and monstrous ‘Monnos’ were intermingled with the huge and bulldozing force of classics like ‘Krull’ and ‘Older Than Earth’. Jon’s instantly likeable faraway vocals have never sounded more realised to these ears, and the audience were massively appreciative of Conan’s true wallop as the Stonehenge of amps that framed the band belched out universe-sized slices of ultra low-end hostility. A special mention too for Paul O’Neil’s expert drumming which represents the kind of versatility and intelligence that one would not usually expect with this most primal of genres, truly adding colour to the palette. By the end of the set I had cunningly worked my way into the centre of the room and believe me I was not regretful of the deoxygenated crush of Stage 01 – Conan had finally arrived on the international stage like the great wrecking ball that they have always been and I needed to be there to witness their special Roadburn moment. I toast thee lads – you are truly monolithic. ‘
The live recordings were mixed and mastered again by James Plotkin in New York just like he did for the Monnos album.
Artwork was once again in the hands of the master Tony Robert. Click below for a bigger version of the artwork:
The album will be released digitally first at February 1st, the cd will be out one month later (accompagnied bij a secret release party somewhere… ) and the vinyl version will be out April 1st. In time for the Conan tour with the mighty Bongripper.
Till then you can listen to the set at the 3VOOR12 network:
Why not start the new year in the spirit of sharing, we at the Burning World Headquarters thought. So from now on all ‘Live At Roadburn’ albums that we have the digital rights to will be free. Digitally that is. CD’s and vinyl still have to be bought ;-)
So this is your chance to listen back to gigs by: Wolves In The Throne Room, Yob, White Hills, Bong, Wino among other. Put them on your iPod, burn em on a disc for your car, delete them if you don’t like them. It’s all fine with us.
The more people listen to the music we put out, the more we like it. So get over to the Burning World Bandcamp page and download or listen away.
There is only minor one catch: if you pay nothing (which is fine by us) you’ll have to leave your mailaddress. We promise we will only mail you one with a big unsubscribe button in there so no harm done. Or maybe you’ll like to keep updated once a month on what’s going on at Roadburn Records and Burning World Records.
Check out Wino’s Live At Roadburn below for instance. It’s smokin’!
Looking back on 2012 we think we can safely say it was a superb year for both Roadburn Records and Burning World Records, the label and the mailorder. Lots of high quality releases both live (Chelsea Wolfe, Bongripper, White Hills vinyl) and studio (Conan, Black Magician, 35007, Slomatics). Next to that you’ll find the Top 10 lists of the Burning World Records staff below. Happy 2013!
On Roadburn records we released this year:
- White Hills – Live At Roadburn 2011 LP (both here and in the US)
- Yob – Live At Roadburn 2010 2LP
- The Obsessed – Live in Koln 1992 LP (both here and in the US)
- Chelsea Wolfe – Live At Roadburn 2012 LP
- Bongripper – Live At Roadburn 2012 Dig
On Burning World Records we released:
- The Angelic Process – Coma Wearing LP/CD/Dig
- Sons Of Otis – Spacejumbofudge LP
- Conan – Monnos LP/CD/Dig
- Slomatics - A Hocht CD
- Black Magician – Nature Is The Devil’s Church CD
- 35007 – Phase V LP
(If you miss one or two of the releases please click on the title to pick it up in our store)
And 2013 is not looking bad either. Releases coming up by Ulver, Vattnet Viskar (CD/EP), Bongripper (2CD and vinyl), Conan (Roadburn live and new studio album), Drunk In Hell (watch out for this Bong-related Brainbombs stormer!), Windhand and more.
End of year lists
And as it’s the last week of the year, the Burning World offices were buzzing with end of year lists. The Quietus, Pitchfork, The Wire all had their list and the favourites for their demographe. Below you’ll find the 4 listst of the Burning World staff. If it fits whatever demographe, that’s up to you – the reader – to decide
Rush – Clockwork Angels 2LP (Roadrunner)
Sabbath Assembly – Ye are Gods LP (Svart)
Moon Duo - Circles LP (Souterrain Transmissions)
Sutekh Hexen - Behind the throne LP (Magic Bullit Records)
Meschiya Lake & her Little Big Horns – Lucky Devil cd (Continental Coast)
Wino & Conny Ochs – Heavy Kingdom LP (Exile On Mainstream)
Anaal Nathrakh – Vanitas LP (Back On Black)
Taake – Noregs Vaapen LP ((Svartekunst Produksjoner)
X-TG – Desertshore / The Final Report 2LP (Industrial Records)
Wooden Indian Burial Ground - s/t LP (Mon Amie Records)
RUSH – CLOCKWORK ANGELS (ROADRUNNER RECORDS)
OM – ADVAITIC SONGS (DRAG CITY)
HIGH ON FIRE – DE VERMIS MYSTERIIS (CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS)
WINO & CONNY OCHS – HEAVY KINGDOM (MAINSTREAM RECORDS)
MOS GENERATOR – NOMADS (RIPPLE MUSIC)
SABBATH ASSEMBLY – YE ARE GODS (SVART RECORDS)
MOUNT FUJI DOOMJAZZ CORPORATION – EGOR (PARALLEL CORNERS)
UNDERSMILE – NARWHAL (FUTURE NOISE RECORDINGS)
AMENRA - MASS V (NEUROT RECORDINGS)
BLACK MAGICIAN – NATURE IS THE DEVILS CHURCH (SHAMAN RECORDINGS)
1. Godspeed you black emperor – Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!
2. Amenra – Mass V
3. Unwinding Hours – Afterlives
4. Wovenhand – Laughingstalk
5. Sigur Ros – Valteri
6. Old Man Gloom – NO
7. EF – Delusions of grandeur
8. Mono – For my Parents
9. Ancestors – Invisible White
10. Pelican – Ataraxis / Taraxis
Swans – The Seer 3LP
Windhand – Windhand LP
Aluk Todolo – Occult Rock 2LP
Pinkish Black – Pinkish Black LP
Pallbearer – Sorrow & Extinction 2LP
Occultation –Three & Seven LP
Tamaryn – Tender New Signs LP
Vatican Shadow – Ghosts Of Chechnya MP3
Circle of Ouroborus - The Lost Entrance Of The Just LP
The Amazing – Gentle Stream LP
(PS of course we would have loved to include our own titles in the lists but we think it’s not done, so that’s why no Conan, Chelsea Wolfe or other BWR or RBR titles appear here)