Bong-Ra Premiere New Track 'Pharoah's Serpent'

April 9, 2018

Ahead of the highly anticipated Roadburn performance as part of Future Occultism, Bong-Ra has today premiered a new track via Roadburn.comPharoah’s Serpent is taken from Bong-Ra’s forthcoming album which is due to be unleashed into the world in May via Svart Lava Records.

With a career spanning over 20 years, Bong-Ra has never shied away from mixing up different influences and genres; he was one of the first artists to mix metal with electronics, plus was one of very few Dutch artists to record a Peel Session for the BBC to boot!

Last year Bong-Ra decided to take a new musical journey and dive back into the realms of doom, with fresh inspiration achieved through his other bands: The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble and The Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation. His research into esoterics, the mysteries and ancient teachings brought his own perspective to the philosophy of his music. Hungarian drummer Balazs Pandi, known for his recordings with Japanese noise artists Merzbow and Keiji Haino, adds a mix of free jazz and monolithic tribal percussion to the new sound.

Bong-Ra comments:

“Roadburn is really the only logical place for us to premiere the new material and new musical direction. The seamless parallels concerning our creative vision and passion have been a constant factor since Roadburn and Bong-Ra’s creation, both, not surprisingly in 1995.”

Today also just happens to be his birthday too – so, here’s to celebrating in style!

Bong Ra will perform  on Thursday, 19 April – along with Servants Of The Apocalyptic Goat Rave (the binary view and vision of Future Occultism), and Phurpha as part of Future Occultism.