As well as participating in Maalstroom, Nusquama will perform their own set at Roadburn 2019

Sometime in September 2018, five individuals known for their work in some of the finest Dutch black metal acts around, entered a XIX century coach house to record the debut album of their newest endeavour, Nusquama. The resulting six songs form Horizon Ontheemt, which, we are happy to announce, shall be performed in its entirety at Roadburn.

Featuring members of Laster, Fluisteraars and Turia, it stands to reason to expect black metal boasting elements from the three bands mentioned and that is certainly true with regards to form and quality.

There’s a melancholic – sometimes almost resigned – feeling ebbing and flowing throughout the songs, befitting of the story behind the Nusquama name. The word is Latin for nowhere, but, more importantly, it was the word used by Thomas More to describe both the necessity of a hopeful alternative, as well as its impossibility.

For some time now that it seems that something special is happening within the confines of Dutch black metal. Come witness the beginning of one of this history’s chapters first-hand at Roadburn 2019 on Sunday, April 14.

Luís Pires

Date: April 14

Time: 22.00-22.50

Stage: Green Room