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Twenty-four new additions to Roadburn's 2017 line up
John Dyer Baizley has confirmed four more bands for his
curated event, with the line up now almost complete. In addition, he will also
take part in a live interview at Roadburn 2017 as part of the festival's side
Few others, if any, hardcore bands carry so much weight and
impose so much respect outside their own scene as INTEGRITY do, perhaps because
they have always transcended their "root" genre, both stylistically
and conceptually.Baizley comments:
"I hope to see you all there, while Integrity proves to all present that
the ferocity has neither dulled nor become disingenuous throughout their
career. Reality is bleak, but through darkness we are able to find connectivity
DISFEAR have been one of the leading lights of the Swedish
d-beat scene in the almost three decades they have existed. They might not
record of perform often, but when they do, you know it's going to be something
extraordinary, as John says: "I don't know exactly what to expect from
this re-emergence, but I’m sure it won’t be a gentle one. This should be a
no-hold-barred, fists-in-the-air, mandatory-circle-pit set, and you better
believe I’m not missing a minute of it."
OATHBREAKER have wowed audiences around the world with the
release of their latest album, Rheia. John counts himself among the devoted,
commenting of the album: "Therein exists a healthy reverence and
understanding of the genres it references; yet it’s a record that is beholden
to no style, genre or convention. There are layers upon layers of sound that
recall black metal, pop, indie, hardcore, shoe-gaze, you-name-it; yet as I
listen, I am aware of none of this - it has been presented so artfully and with
such earnest and unpretentious conviction."
If you trace the history of post-rock, you'll go all the way
down the family tree to find Nathan Means, Philip Manley and Sebastian Thomson,
the three members of TRANS AM, at the very root of it all. "I have always
been a massive Trans Am fan, and I think their performance at Roadburn will be
an incredible moment during next year’s festival," John says, "I’m
sure Sebastian will have his work cut out for him, playing two very intense and
completely different sets, with both Baroness and Trans Am (Friday and
Saturday, respectively). Do not miss this show, it will be a truly incomparable
experience during Roadburn 2017."
John Dyer Baizley will also be participating in Roadburn's
popular side programme, having confirmed that he will take part in a live
interview hosted by Ula Gehret. John will talk through his personal and
professional highs and lows before taking questions from the audience.
In an unparalleled stoner celebration, reformed Wisconsin riffmasters BONGZILLA have been confirmed to
perform their classic album Gateway in its entirety at Roadburn Festival 2017.
Next year marks 15 years since BONGZILLA originally released Gateway in 2002.
Their third album, it indeed was for many listeners a doorway into a new world
– a dimension of crust-laden sludge that, in the years since, has gone on to
put an entire generation of bands under its influence. Unmatched in its
dankness, coated in purple and green tonal wash, Gateway’s weedian
righteousness is no less potent today than a decade and a half ago.
The last time this dynamic duo set foot at Roadburn was way
back in 2007, in the company of their Melvins bros, but now, fully grown up and
with a bunch more records, experience and exactly the same amount of boundless
creativity, they will return on their own, as the singular, unique musical
force they are.
Their live shows have a reputation for being way beyond the
norm in terms on intensity, so we are super stoked to bring this power trio,
WHORES. to Roadburn for the first time. We have the feeling it just might be
one of those shows that everyone will talk about for years afterwards, so make
sure you don't miss WHORES. when they play Roadburn 2017 - they have a curious
knack for melody that'll ensure these tunes stay with you long after the
bruises have healed up.
Alaric will deliver a hybrid of post-punk’s tense, angular
structures with the size and spread of extreme metal’s most dynamic sonic
Author & Punisher heralds the rise of the machines with
a unique take on industrial doom.
Cobalt offer atypical excursions through black metal via
apocalyptic tribalism, old
and a doom-laden, ritualistic atmosphere.
Fórn bring both soul-crushing lows and groovy assaults at
Gnaw Their Tongues have promised "something
special" for their Roadburn set. Prepare for aural torture.
Harsh Toke will perform a set comprised entirely of Roky
Hedvig Mollestad Trio touch on genre-blurring hardrock and
metal riffery as well as the noisier realms of jazz improvisation.
Joy are a San Diego
heavy psych power trio, inviting you to ride along with them at Roadburn.
King Woman heavy, dark, emotional, beguiling,
Lycus - monolithic, mournful, and massive sounding doom.
Pinkish Black will be making waves and breaking hearts with
their chilling synthesiser dirges.
Pontiak are primal and fiery and often fuzzy and psyched
out; ready to give a lesson in rock.
Radar Men From The Moon will team up with Roadburn 2017
artist in residence GNOD for a collaborative performance known as Temple Ov
BBV, as well as playing their own show.
Ruby The Hatchet invite you to follow them on their kosmiche
Serpent Venom - they’re trippy, they’re heavy, they are long
overdue a Roadburn appearance.
The Devil & The Almighty Blues are heavily inspired by
Delta blues, and standing at the crossroads of both American and British
True Widow return with more sultry yet syrupy fuzzed out
Artists already announced for Roadburn 2017 include Coven,
Warning (playing Watching from a Distance in full),Artists in Residence - GNOD, My Dying Bride
(performing Turn Loose The Swans in its entirety), Ulver and Hypnopazūzu (David
Tibet & Youth) and Zeal & Ardor, Mysticum, Deafheaven, Chelsea Wolfe,
and our 2017 curator, John Baizley who will perform with Baroness, plus many
more. Roadburn Festival will take place 20-23 April, 2017 at the 013 venue, Tilburg, The Netherlands.
Tickets (and campsite tickets) are on sale for Roadburn 2017
and can be purchased from this link.