ARTIST IN RESIDENCE: Full of Hell - performing four sets over the course of the festival

The thing about Artists in Residence is that we pick them because of the multi-faceted nature of their creativity. Their cup runneth over with ideas for how to explore their art across the Roadburn weekend – in fact, whittling it down to just four shows is sometimes the biggest challenge. Often our chosen artists in residence will look backwards to their roots, as well as forward into the unknown, lending an element of timelessness to proceedings. All this – and more – is why we didn’t hesitate in reconfirming Full of Hell as one of our artists in residence for Roadburn 2022. 

There have been some adjustments along the way – which is to be expected with a two year delay – but what they’re planning on serving up is still going to deliver the suckerpunch of visceral intensity that we all signed up for back in 2020. Back when we were preparing to announce them as our 2020 Artists in Residence, Full of Hell had released Weeping Choir which we heralded as “one of the most exciting albums of 2019”. We stand by that statement and then some. With Garden of Burning Apparitions, freshly released earlier this month, our Full of Hell enthusiasm has received another boost, and we have no doubt that they’ll be crowned with the top spot on many year end lists. 

So, what to expect come April? Full of Hell’s Dylan Walker said: “We are happy to announce that we will be an artist in residence at Roadburn Festival for 2022. It’s an immense honor to be a small part of Roadburn’s incredible legacy and to contribute to such a wholly creative festival. We’ll be performing full album playthroughs of Trumpeting Ecstasy and Weeping Choir, something we never sought to do before this. We will also be performing a full playthrough of our new record Garden of Burning Apparitions with special guest Ethan McCarthy aka Spiritual Poison, which will be the most conclusive way to hear the album the way we intended for it to be played. Finally, we will also be performing a full collaborative set with Philadelphia’s Nothing, for the first time ever. See you at Roadburn!”

The Weeping Choir and Trumpeting Ecstasy – sister sets were part of the original residency and form such an important part of the backbone of Full of Hell’s catalogue. Garden of Burning Apparitions will be presented in all it’s discordant glory; likely one of very few times such a performance will ever be possible. We’re honoured to host the collaboration between Full of Hell and Nothing – and have already given over countless hours to imagining what direction this may go in.

If you’ve dipped your toes into the latest offerings from Full of Hell or anything from their back catalogue, then you’ll have a good idea of what to expect, although there’s sure to be some curveballs thrown in. If you’re new to Full of Hell, then it’s time to strap in – Roadburn promises to be what is commonly known as a baptism of fire. 

-Becky Laverty

Date: April 21 | April 22 | April 23 | April 24

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