Black metal is not typically known for its joyous nature; most operating within the genre turn to the bleak side, embracing the icy coldness of vast emotional tundras as a means of inspiration. Yet it’s hard to deny that there are plenty of moments of triumph, of ecstasy, of celestial uprisings to be found within the many branches of black metal. One group who sought to gather up those tendrils of joy and channel them directly into their creative output is AGRICULTURE – who we are pleased to announce will be making their European debut at Roadburn in 2024.

Hailing from Los Angeles, this four-piece will make the trek across the globe to bring their ecstatic black metal to Tilburg.  Recently signed to The Flenser – a hotbed for interesting, emerging artists – Agriculture are already making waves with their debut, self titled album released this summer. Embracing melody that brings a lightness and more than a touch of majesty to their sonic offerings gives Agriculture a distinctive sound that leans more towards something more modern and progressive than the genre’s Scandinavian originators.

Agriculture comment: “We are thrilled to be making our European Debut at Roadburn, what an honor to play such a legendary festival. We promise to play as hard as we can.”

That thrill is reciprocated; it’s something truly special to be able to welcome an innovative band like Agriculture to Europe for the first time. We’re sure this will be the first of many trips across the pond to bring their ecstatic black metal to the masses. 

– Becky Laverty

Date: April 20

Time: 16:30 - 17:20

Stage: The Terminal