Posts Tagged “Artist In Residence”

Guitarist/vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt of Swedish progressive metallers OPETH has agreed to curate Roadburn Festival 2014 on Friday, April 11 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands. As curator, Mikael will personally select the bands for his special event, and play a headline show with OPETH, too!

OPETH‘s body of work is highly respected by Roadburn audiences, which makes Mikael the ideal choice to carry on the tradition that began in 2008 with David Tibet of CURRENT 93, and continued with NEUROSIS, Tom G. Warrior, SUNN 0))), VOIVOD and Jus Oborn of ELECTRIC WIZARD.

“It’s with great honor that I accepted the invitation to be the curator for the 2014 Roadburn festival”, says Mikael Åkerfeldt. “I’m pretty damn far from being a professional booker/promoter, and I’ve never been part in choosing bands for an event apart from bands that OPETH has toured with. So this is a first for me, but I have to say I’m very excited.”

He continued: “I’ve reached out to a handful of my favourite bands from the past and present. As of now it looks like it will be an amazing musical event. Still brainstorming about possible bands for this glorious festival but I already know that I’m going to be like a kid at Christmas. It will be amazing! Plain and simple. Obviously, OPETH will perform as well, but to be quite honest with you, our own performance doesn’t get me nearly as excited as the thought of experiencing the bands that have shown interest. It will be remarkable and memorable. A celebration, bitches!”

Beginning a new chapter of their ongoing legacy, Bristol’s psych rock band THE HEADS will follow in the footsteps of ENSLAVED, CIRCLE, Justin K Broadrick and Neige (ALCEST) as Artist In Residence at the 2014 Roadburn Festival.

Roadburn is THE HEADS‘ spiritual home, and they are honoured to be asked to be the Artist in Residence and are excited to have John McBain (of MONSTER MAGNET fame) join them for this and new recordings.

As part of the Artist in Residence, KANDODO will perform as a three-piece on Friday, April 11. THE HEADS will play a live set for the first time with John McBain on Saturday, April 12 at the Main Stage.

Holland’s very own Roadburn Festival has become Europe’s leading festival for psychedelic, avant-metal, doom, heavy ’70s or any other variation of leftfield sonic pleasures that push the boundaries of music.

Roadburn Festival 2014 (including Mikael Åkerfeldt‘s curated event, OPETH and LOOP) will run for four days — from Thursday, April 10 to Sunday, April 13, 2014 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands.

Pre-sales will start Friday, October 11, 2013.

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Jordan Rudess, the keyboardist/Continuum-player/multi-instrumentalist for Grammy-nominated prog rock/metal icons DREAM THEATER, has joined the music technology company Recombinant as senior artist in residence.

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Napalm Death: Ceramic art is officially not metulz

In rather Monday-ruining news, Napalm Death’s recently announced gig at London’s prestigious V&A Museum in South Kensington has been cancelled due to the concerns of having brutally pummelling grindcore let loose on a museum. Fair enough, really.

“It is with regret that we have taken the decision to cancel the one-off Napalm Death performance in collaboration with our ceramic artist in residence Keith Harrison on Friday 22 March,” reads a statement from the organisers.

“This was due to take place in the Europe Galleries which are currently being refurbished and a further safety inspection has revealed concerns that the high level of decibels generated by the performance would damage the historic fabric of the building.

“The V&A is committed to an exciting programme of exhibitions and events but the safety of our visitors and building remains our priority at all times.”

Ah well.

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Public Enemy’s Brian Hardgroove (also artist-in-residence at Santa Fe University of Art and Design) conducted an interview with DEEP PURPLE guitarist Steve Morse at this year’s NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, a massive music-products convention that took place January 24-27 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.

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Public Enemy’s Brian Hardgroove (also artist-in-residence at Santa Fe University of Art and Design) recently conducted an interview with John “J.D.” DeServio, bassist for BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and CYCLE OF PAIN.

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Bon Jovi has inked a “Artist in Residence” deal with NBC Universal that will provide the band widespread exposure across the company’s multiple brands.

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Bon Jovi has a new album and a new gig — artist in residence with U.S. television network NBC

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