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In 2010, the organizers of Holland’s highly acclaimed Roadburn Festival invited Tom Gabriel Warrior, founder of Hellhammer, Celtic Frost, and Triptykon, to act as the curator. Under the banner of Only Death Is Real, Roadburn 2010 thus became the venue for the presentation of Triptykon’s newly-released debut album, “Eparistera Daimones” ( reviewed here ), as well as Triptykon’s first official live appearance

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“Lost Among Liars”, the new video from Norwegian avant-garde metallers VULTURE INDUSTRIES, can be seen below. The clip is an animated surreal visual critique of today’s society which takes us on a journey through a surreal cityscape populated by people and machines, each with their own different duties and functions. From the vagrant loser, to the dutiful cog in the wheel of industry, to the facade of family life, to the mask salesman, they are all here. Each of them tells a story of oppression, restitution, control and freedom.

The “Lost Among Liars” video was made by the Romanian artist Costin Chioreanu, who, despite his relatively young age, has already made his mark not only as a graphic arts, but also as a stage artist, musician, animator and movie maker. Aside from having designed the cover art for VULTURE INDUSTRIES‘ new album, “The Tower”, Chioreanu has also produced the cover art for bands such as ULVER, IHSAHN, ARCURUS, AURA NOIR and DARKTHRONE. He is the official artist for the Roadburn Festival 2014.

Due on September 27 in Europe and October 1 in North America via Season Of Mist, “The Tower” will be released on digipak CD, solid white gatefold double LP, transparent green gatefold double LP and black gatefold double LP. The LP versions, as well as the digital edition, will include the bonus track “Blood Don’t Eliogabalus”.

“The Tower” track listing:

01. The Tower
02. Divine – Appalling
03. The Hound
04. Blood On The Trail
05. The Dead Won’t Mind
06. A Knife Between Us
07. The Pulse of Bliss
08. Sleepwalkers
09. Lost Among Liars

VULTURE INDUSTRIES will hit the road in September for a series of European dates guesting with LEPROUS on the first leg of the European “Coal” tour.

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Mikael Akerfeldt to select bands for the event and perform with Opeth.

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Wanderers of the progosphere rejoice because the universe’s supreme festival of all that is cosmic, leftfield, riff-filled and a bit stoned, Roadburn, has announced that next year’s curator is to be none other than Opeth mainman, Mikael Åkerfeldt.

Following in the footsteps of Electic Wizard, Triptykon’s Tom G Fischer and Sunn O))), Mikael will be personally selecting a number of bands to play at the festival for one day, which will be headlined by Opeth themselves. The festival as a whole takes place at the 013 venue in Tilburg from April 10-13, 2014.

Says Mikael: “It’s with great honour that I accepted the invitation to be the curator for the 2014 Roadburn festival. 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.”

“I’ve reached out to a handful of my favourite bands from the past and present,” he continues. “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 Xmas. 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!”

Also just announced for the festival are two ghouls from the darkest corner of the Relapse Records stable: blackened soundcape specialists Locrian, and occultic outriders True Widow. They’ll be joining the likes of new doom kids on the chopping block, Conan and psych rock legends Loop. Happy daze!

Check Roadburn’s official website here, and their Facebook page here

Locrian’s Facebook here

And True Widow’s Facebook here

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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.

For more information, visit www.roadburn.com.

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Wanderers of the progosphere rejoice because the universe’s supreme festival of all that is cosmic, leftfield, riff-filled and a bit stoned, Roadburn, has announced that next year’s curator is to be none other than Opeth mainman, Mikael Åkerfeldt.

Following in the footsteps of Electic Wizard, Triptykon’s Tom G Fischer and Sunn O))), Mikael will be personally selecting a number of bands to play at the festival for one day, which will be headlined by Opeth themselves. The festival as a whole takes place at the 013 venue in Tilburg from April 10-13, 2014.

Says Mikael: “It’s with great honour that I accepted the invitation to be the curator for the 2014 Roadburn festival. 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.”

“I’ve reached out to a handful of my favourite bands from the past and present,” he continues. “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 Xmas. 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!”

Also just announced for the festival are two ghouls from the darkest corner of the Relapse Records stable: blackened soundcape specialists Locrian, and occultic outriders True Widow. They’ll be joining the likes of new doom kids on the chopping block, Conan and psych rock legends Loop. Happy daze!

Check Roadburn’s official website here, and their Facebook page here

Locrian’s Facebook here

And True Widow’s Facebook here

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EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn will release his new solo album, “Das Seelenbrechen”, on October 22. The cover artwork for the CD can be seen below.

Ihsahn‘s April 21 performance at this year’s edition of the Roadburn festival at the 013 venue in Tilburg, Holland was professionally recorded and can now be streamed using the audio player below.

Ihsahn‘s debut solo album, “The Adversary”, was re-released as a limited two-LP edition, including layout by Trine + Kim Design Studio, last November via Blood Music.

“The Adversary” was originally released in April 2006 via Mnemosyne/Candlelight Records.

All music and lyrics for “The Adversary” were written and performed by Ihsahn with exception of drums, which were played by Asgeir Mickelson (BORKNAGAR, SPIRAL ARCHITECT).

“The Adversary” was written and recorded over a one-year period at Symphonique Studios in Norway and features a guest appearance by Garm from ULVER on one song.

Ihsahn‘s fourth album, “Eremita”, sold around 900 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 32 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.

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Former EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn’s April 21 performance at this year’s edition of the Roadburn festival at the 013 venue in Tilburg, Holland was professionally recorded and can now be streamed using the audio player below.

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Sweden’s classic rock heavyweights Spiritual Beggars (featuring Michael Amott from Arch Enemy) recently released their 8th studio album, “Earth Blues,” via InsideOut Music. The band has now just completed a European tour, which included an intense show at Holland’s prestigious Roadburn festival. Next up, Spiritual Beggars will be heading to Mexico for the first time ever.

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Having lurked in the shadows of the underground since their formation in 2007, Tampere, Finland’s Oranssi Pazuzu proved to be one of the most talked about acts at last year’s Roadburn festival, their vast, Pink Floyd-enriched take on black metal – tapping into deep reserves of psychedelic wrongness bubbling beneath the genre’s harsh surface. With a number of labels seeking out their signature, the five-piece have temporarily relocated to Orgone Studio – responsible for Ghost, Hexvessel and the final Cathedral album amongst many others – in High Barnet to record their third album, due out later on this year.

Ritualistic, cosmic and with complex yet utterly transfixing dynamics suffused with all manner of stealthy distortion, quivering guitar riffs and 70s sci-fi FX, we reckon it’s going to blow apart the black metal scene soon as it hits. Subterranea joined frontman Jun-His and producer Jaimie Gomez Arellano for an exclusive studio report..

How did this collaboration come about?

Jaime:
“It was quite funny how this session happened, because I heard their first two records, and I was like ‘Fuck, this band is amazing’. I really love avant-garde rock and the really pyschedelic 60s/70s stuff, and black metal is the metal I like the most. Matt from Hexvessel told me they were writing their new album, and I decided I was just going to drop them an email because I really like them. Funnily enough, Jun-His, a couple of weeks before, he told me he read an interview with me…”

Jun-His: “I was showing it to the other guys, saying this guy would be cool to work with some day, and two weeks after that, he sends me an email. It felt like destiny had to happen. So here we are.”

Has the album turned out differently through working at this studio?

Jun-His:
“Sure, there’s some stuff that’s even spacier, and more 3D than I would have imagined, and this is even before it’s been mixed. We had a pretty good idea of how these songs should be structured, in psychedelic layers and stuff like that. It’s been a pretty open-minded session from both sides, which is cool.”

So did you feel this was going to be the album that starts accentuating the psychedelic aspect over the black metal aspect?

Jun-His: “I think that both sides are getting stronger. They’re struggling all the time, but I think this will definitely be the most the hypnotic and psychedelic album we’ve done so far.”

On the three tracks, the drums have this really rolling, tribal effect. There aren’t many blastbeats. That seems quite different.

Jun-His: “We definitely concentrated on the groove. We took more more time to be build up a certain kind of groove that make you go, ‘…Oh yeah!’, like laying back a little bit and having even some Afro-beat influences in it in a certain way.”

It seems a very different template on which to start the songs from, and they can build up in so many different ways after that.

Jun-His: “Hypnotic stuff has always been something we enjoy, and building up layers for that so there’s a really hypnotic part where you just do one slight bit of change, and it definitely feels like something huge is happening.”

The last album was really cold and there was a theme of isolation and the void. What was the theme with this one, and do you think it determined where you were going to go musically?

Jun-His: “This one is on a more personal level, like with emotions and being emotional, physical creatures, where the last album was impersonal, in space, and now we have landed to ground.”

It’s still quite cosmic-sounding!

Jun-His: “Of course, but we’re all cosmic beings! It’s a microcosmos of living organisms, that’s been some of the themes of the lyrics, and also when we started jamming some atmospheres we might have an idea we speak about and then start jamming the thing together”.

How representative are these three tracks?

Jun-His: “Every song has its own theme and sound-world, but I guess it comes down to something that is more ‘living’ than the previous album, but the context is more loose on this one.”

Jaime: “We’re not using any ProTools or computer stuff. Everything’s been played and if we want a reverb effect we use pedals, and this sound we put the keyboards through an amp. All the keyboards have been like the 60s Hammond, we hired a real Mellotron and we have a proper mini-Moog to do all the synth parts. It’s been really hands on.”

When people think of the Finnish BM scene, they think of Behexen and all the bands with a more orthodox take on it. Do you find yourself working in isolation at all within Finland?

Jun-His: “I guess we’ve always been kind of weird birds, but I think we belong to some sort of scene that is happening with bands like Dark Buddha Rising, who also played at Roadburn. That’s one of the best bands I know at the moment. We kind of feel like we’re in the same scene, being from the same city and like jamming and talking about music together. Even though they’re playing much slower and heavier than us, still there’s something definitely combining. There are also some other bands from Finland that we feel like we belong in the scene, we’re all exploring the dark corners of the psychedelic mind.”

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