Autarkh performing Form In Motion in its entirety

As well as being the home of Roadburn, Tilburg has cemented its importance for underground heavy bands with a steady trickle of innovative and compelling bands making their ways out into the wider world. The latest such band is Autarkh, who – we are delighted to announce – will be performing their debut album in full for us this April.

Form In Motion will be released via Season of Mist mere weeks before they take to the 013 stage. Having heard the whole thing, we knew that merely recommending it for your listening pleasure wouldn’t be sufficient, hence the invitation to perform it in full. 

As a founding member of Dodecahedron, Michel Nienhuis will be a familiar face for many Roadburners already. For Autarkh he teamed up with producer Joris Bonis (Dodecahedron, Ulsect), guitarist David Luiten and electronic composer / producer Tijnn Verbruggen. Together they created the oppressive, claustrophobic and totally exhilarating wild ride that is Form In Motion. The dense atmosphere created across the album’s ten tracks straddle genres to manifest as a must-listen soundtrack to your existential dread. 

Michel comments:

“We are very proud and excited to perform our debut album ‘Form In Motion’ in its entirety at Roadburn Redux. During the making of the album we’ve been wondering at times if it would even be possible to perform and show you the result of our efforts – it’s quite the experience to launch a new band during these exceptional times. We are amazed by the resilience and dedication of the Roadburn and 013 organisation, especially Walter – continuing this years covid-proof edition of Roadburn festival. We feel honoured to be part of this inspiring platform for like-minded souls in our own hometown Tilburg.”

Autarkh will perform Form In Motion in its entirety at Roadburn Redux, which will take place between April 16-18.

Becky Laverty

Date: April 16

Time: 17.30 CEST

Stage: Live Streams