The San Diego Hangover - New music from Petyr

Whilst we’re still getting over the madness that was the San Diego Takeover at Roadburn this year, Petyr have been hard at work – prepping for the release of their second album.

Nestled in amongst the perhaps more familiar bands that made their way over from San Diego last month, was Petyr. Although very much wrapped up in the whole San Diego scene, this was their first trip over – as a band – to Tilburg. And boy did we put them to work! Not only did they play the Hall of Fame and the Green Room, but they also set up in the Ladybird Skatepark for yet another live jam.

A little over a year ago, Petyr caught our eye when they released their self titled debut album; influenced in equal parts by hard rock and skate culture, it was no surprise to find that home was the fertile musical ground of San Diego.  With musical cues taken not only from hometown scene godfathers, Earthless, but also the likes of psych masters Flower Travellin’ Band and perennial favourites Black SabbathPetyr were here to rip!

The follow up, a mere 12 months later, is the sound of a band truly finding their groove. Recorded at Lost Ark studio in Pacific Beach, San Diego, and titled as a skewed tribute to legendary skater, Peter Smolik, their sophomore album picks up where the debut left off.

We’re thrilled to premiere not one but two tracks from the album, Smolyk. Although they are diminutive in length, these two tracks are half of the expansive four-part album opening section. Originally envisioned to be the intro to a live Petyr set, the tracks translate well to record too; for those that caught the band at Roadburn, it should be a great throwback to remind you what this four-piece brought to the table in April.

With plans already afoot for a 7 inch to follow, Petyr may embody the laid-back, West Coast vibe, but they’re not hanging around. With their collective ear being tuned in more to heavier and faster sounds, no doubt we’ll continue to see the evolution of this young band who are ready and willing to carry the torch for the San Diego scene.

For now, line ’em up and let ’em rip!

Smolyk by Petyr is out next week via Outer Battery Records. You can pre-order it here.

Header photograph by JT Rhoades, gallery photography by Neils Vinck.


Audio Streams For Come To Grief, Perturbator, SubRosa, Sumac and More Posted On Line

May 15, 2018

Whilst we know you’re all eagerly awaiting the 2018 audio streams (which are on their way!), we have a few more of the 2017 streams now available via our partners at VPRO 3voor12.

Dive in, and listen to the audio streams for Come To GriefGnod vs Kuro, Hedvig Mollestad Trio, Perturbator, Radar Men From The Moon, Subrosa (main stage performance), Sumac and The Doomsday Kingdom!

Producer:

Marcel van de Vondervoort (Spacejam Records / Torture Garden Studio)

Pre-production:
Robert de Lorijn (Spacejam Records)

Roadburn Festival audio engineers:

Michiel Ferweda
Matthijs Herder
Han Pannekoek
Tim Ruterink
Marcel van de Vondervoort


Experiencing Roadburn Festival 2018 with Converge's Jacob Bannon

A huge thanks to Frank and Hollie at Metal Injection who came to Roadburn this year – and created this video documenting their experience with us.

They take a look at what makes Roadburn such a unique experience: the hardships, the changes, the curation process, and more. Including interviews with 2018 curator Jacob Bannon of Converge, festival organizer / creator, Walter Hoeijmakers, and many more!


Roadburn 2019: Heilung, Louise Lemón, Gore

April 25, 2018

We have already started to lay the foundations for next year’s festival, set for April 11-14 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands. We continue our quest for mind-altering, life-changing music, and we hope you will join us in welcoming the following artists to Roadburn 2019:

Heilung, who will bring their shamanic, amplified history from early medieval Northern Europe to the 2019 festival.

Louise Lemón will be preaching her death gospel to the gathered masses.

GORE, the legendary Dutch avant-garde hardcore pioneers, are reuniting to focus on Lifelong Deadline.


A Heartfelt Thank You!

With another edition of Roadburn done and dusted, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on the past four days. Every year our expectations are surpassed, and this year was no different.

The geographical footprint of the festival may have changed a bit, with the introduction of new venues – the Koepelhal and Hall of Fame — but the heart of Roadburn has stayed the same. We are driven by passion, creativity and diversity – only this year we had a little bit more room to let those things breathe. This still felt like a party for 4,000+ of our nearest and dearest friends and collaborators.

We are truly honoured to have played host to two groundbreaking comissioned collaborations in the form of The Waste of Space Orchestra and Sól án varma -we are grateful that you all came along for the ride and put your faith in both us and the musicians.

To have 26 West Coast musicans invade the festival en masse – bringing not only the San Diego weather but their Oceanside vibe added a whole new dimension to the festival – especially when uniting with their Japanese counterparts.

That our audience is openminded and openhearted to welcome acts as diverse as Zola Jesus, Ex Eye, Mizmor, Converge, Igorrr, Sangre de Muerdago, Earthless, Damo Suzuki, Cult of Luna & Julie Christmas, Bell Witch, Godspeed You! Black Emperor… it spurs us on and reminds us why we do this. The special, once in a lifetime sets are overwhelming – even for us.

It will take quite some time to digest everything we have witnessed, but we want to thank each and everyone of you for the part you play in making Roadburn what it was this weekend: a truly phenomenal experience. We all play equal parts in making Roadburn a success.

Walter, Becky & everyone at Roadburn.

P.s. Mark your calendars for 11-14 April 2019, because we’ll be doing it all again then.


Weirdo Canyon Dispatch Daily Fanzine 2018 - Sunday Issue Now Available!

April 22, 2018

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Live from Weirdo Canyon in Tilburg – Issue #4 of the Weirdo Canyon Dispatch is out now. We’ve got 1000 copies printed for Roadburners on-site at the 013, but you can DOWNLOAD THE PDF to get yours anywhere!

Check out a review from Saturday by José Carlos Santos, awesome photography by Paul Verhagen, Niels Vinck & JJ KoczanKim Kelly hails to Icelandic Black Metal, continuing with the invasion from the north Guido Segers takes a look at todays Vánagandr performance, plus much more including exclusive artwork by Richard “Robotmonster” Schouten.


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Weirdo Canyon Dispatch Daily Fanzine 2018 - Saturday Issue Now Available!

April 21, 2018

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Live from Weirdo Canyon in Tilburg – Issue #3 of the Weirdo Canyon Dispatch is out now. We’ve got 1,250 copies printed for Roadburners on-site at the 013, but you can DOWNLOAD THE PDF to get yours anywhere!

Check out a review from yesterday by Daniel Pietersen, awesome photography by Paul Verhagen & Niels Vinck, José Carlos Santos walks us through the illustrious history of ConvergeCheryl Carter looks into the Bell Witch mirror, while Ben Handelman gives us an overview of how the Black Metal and Brews concept was born, plus exclusive collaboration artwork between Costin Chioreanu and Cavum that really is not to be missed!


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Weirdo Canyon Dispatch Daily Fanzine 2018 - Friday Issue Now Available!

April 20, 2018

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Live from Weirdo Canyon in Tilburg – Issue #2 of the Weirdo Canyon Dispatch is out now. We’ve got 1,250 copies printed for Roadburners on-site at the 013, but you can DOWNLOAD THE PDF to get yours anywhere!

Check out areview from yesterday by Sander van den Driesche, awesome photography by Paul Verhagen & Niels Vinck, a beginner’s guide to Japanese Psychedlia by Khaled Lowe, the complete Motorpsycho discography (collect ém all if you dare!), while JJ takes a look at JK Broadrick’s One-Man Roadburn, plus exclusive artwork by Maarten Donders.


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Weirdo Canyon Dispatch Daily Fanzine 2018 - Thursday Issue Now Available!

April 19, 2018

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Attention Roadburners far and wide! The first issue for 2018’s Weirdo Canyon Dispatch is out now! It’s got photos and a review of last night’s Hard Rock Hideout with Bütcher, Speed Queen and Witch Trail, features on the San Diego Takeover, Waste of Space Orchestra, the #MeToo movement along with an overview of the Side Programme. If you’re here, we’ve got 1250 copies printed, but we’re happy to offer it to everyone via the PDF version as well, download your copy HERE and don’t miss out!


Stephen Brodsky & Adam McGrath unite for special set at Roadburn 2018

April 13, 2018

It’s one of our greatest joys at Roadburn to be able to bring you special sets and exclusive collaborations over the course of the festival. Today we have one to announce that is presented with somewhat heavy hearts.

On Saturday, 21 April, Stephen Brodsky and Adam McGrath will unite to play a very special set at Het Patronaat in honour of Caleb Scofield, their long time bandmate, collaborator and friend, who sadly passed away last month.

The pair comment:

“Please join us for an afternoon of Cave In songs and cover tunes dedicated to Caleb Scofield, our best friend and bandmate who passed away tragically and suddenly on March 28th, 2018. Sincere thanks to the good-hearted people of Roadburn for swiftly and gracefully giving us an opportunity to honor Caleb’s life and legacy.”

We, at Roadburn, are honoured to be able to host such a special tribute to Caleb – a musician who not only performed at Roadburn himself (as part of Old Man Gloom in 2014), but whose influence can be seen in many of the bands that pass through Please note that entrance will be on a first-come-first-served basis; doors will open at 12.30 and the performance will start at 1pm. Stephen Brodsky and Adam McGrath will play on Saturday, April 21st at Het Patronaat as part of Roadburn 2018.