Roadburn Redux: Running Order, DeWolff, Death Bells, Territoire and more...

April 12, 2021

We have a lot to squeeze in to this final missive as we just couldn’t help ourselves – we added a few more things to Roadburn Redux! Which means that the all important schedules are bursting at the seams, but the good news is they’re ready! Scroll down to view the weekend’s running order.

But before we get to that, let’s start with the basics, the stuff you need to know…

Roadburn Redux is free to watch!

You can sign in to enjoy the full functionality of the site, but it’s not required. Donations are welcome to help keep the Roadburn show on the road, but if you’re able to donate, that’s okay – you’re still more than welcome!

Roadburn Redux will be starting on Thursday evening!

We’re rolling out a few (incredible!) bits of Roadburn content from Thursday evening onwards! Join us from 7pm CET, we’ll welcome you to the whole event and then leave you to explore!

Roadburn Redux shows/content is available to re-watch – but only for a limited time!

The schedules you’ll find below let you know what time content is premiering on the site, and we hope that plenty of you will watch along with us as the whole thing unfurls! Some sets will overlap but you can catch up later or switch between things! If your schedule doesn’t allow you to watch live, or you’re joining us from the other side of the planet, you can catch up in your own time. The Roadburn Redux content will be available to re-watch once its published – but only until the evening of Tuesday 20 April. Whether the tracks/videos/sets will reappear elsewhere is down to the bands! If you want to be on the safe side, assume everything is once in a lifetime – just like a real Roadburn.

Alright! Now on to the new additions and those all important schedules!

DeWolff to replace Radar Men From The Moon

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Radar Men From The Moon are no longer able to perform at the 013 on Sunday. They have been replaced by DeWolff, one of the most energetic and essential bands to come out of the Netherlands in the last decade or so. This is a band for those ‘burners who appreciate the rock and psych classics of the late ’60s and ’70s; if you have the Allman Brothers, Dr. John or Deep Purple nestled in your vinyl collection, this one’s for you. They’ll be rounding out our Sunday night in style. Read more HERE.

Territoire and XLR Estudio performing Étude de la profondeur

We have invited French award-winning composer Olivier Arson AKA Territoire to present his haunting third album, Étude de la profondeur, in its entirety, and in collaboration with XLR Estudio. Those of you who witnessed Territoire live at Roadburn 2019 already know what to expect from this genre-defying artist who utilises haunting soundscapes and electronic unease to craft their music. Read more HERE.

Death Bells live from Bombay

Death Bells brought a little bit of Australia-by-way-of-California sunshine into what was, on the whole, a pretty bleak 2020. Their album, New Signs Of Life, released via Dais Records was nine-tracks aloof, guitar and synth driven rock that couldn’t help let a little optimism shine through the brooding dark clouds.
With live performances curtailed for obvious reasons, the tracks from New Signs of Life were unable to be experienced live. Whilst we’re not quite able to work miracles, we have been gifted the premiere of an incredible live performance filmed at Bombay Beach, California. Read more HERE.

Q&As
We have a stellar line up of Q&As as part of Roadburn Redux. We’ve enlisted the help of some intrepid reporters to quiz people on our behalf – live, over the festival weekend. We’ll be chatting to Robin Staps of Pelagic Records, and Mat McNerney and Tommi Pulkki of Svart about their respective showcases. We have interviews lined up with Dylan Walker of Full of Hell, Lingua Ignota, Aaron Turner, Knoll, Divide & Dissolve, and Big Brave over the course of the weekend. We also have something of a mystery interview on our hands as we’ll be talking to three of the participants of The Music of Townes Van Zandt – only we can’t tell you who that is just yet. And finally, we’re not sure if it would be a real edition of Roadburn if we didn’t have Andreas Kohl giving us insight into the wonderful world of vinyl via the Vinyl Veda Vault. Turn up, tune in, and pose your own questions to them all!

Podcast
We’ve enlisted the help of two friends of the festival – Metal Matters podcasters Mike Berdan of Uniform and journalist Fred Pessaro – to welcome you to each day of the festival by way of a podcast with the somewhat self explanatory title The Roadburn Redux Podcast with Metal Matters. Featuring interviews from several of your favourite Roadburn-friendly artists, these episodes will be the perfect way to kick off your day if you’re truly immersing yourself in the Roadburn experience. Read more HERE.

Documentaries
We announced on Friday that we’d be premiering the French-made documentary We Are The New Chimeras: 50 minutes of Flames, Black Metal and Utopia. Can a festival be life-altering? In the case of France‘s Les Feux de Beltane (or Beltane Fires), a gathering of like-minded spirits can change lives. It can even bypass our industrial and commercial society by creating an event that differs from any other festival in artistic scope and feel. Or, on a human scale, while profoundly capturing what’s so appealing and fundamental about black metal, and its pagan and uncompromising spirit.

Alongside this online premiere we’ll also be showcasing two artists entwined with Roadburn by way of specially made documentaries focussing on their work. Never Mind The Hype caught up with our 2020 poster artist, Douwe Dijkstra to gain insight into his technicolour world. Meanwhile, Roadburn Redux poster artist, the French photographer Lucile Lejoly let us in on a few of the secrets of her spellbinding skills.

Also on the film front, we’ll have a short cinematic introduction to the commissioned project performed by GOLD live from the 013, titled This Shame Should Not Be Mine.

If you’re looking for something to get your grey matter working, we have a few things up our sleeve.


Podcasts

We’ve enlisted the help of two friends of the festival – Metal Matters podcasters Mike Berdan of Uniform and journalist Fred Pessaro – to welcome you to each day of the festival by way of a podcast with the somewhat self explanatory title The Roadburn Redux Podcast with Metal Matters.

Featuring interviews from several of your favourite Roadburn-friendly artists (everyone from Greg Anderson to Inter Arma, Vile Creature to Autarkh, Youth Code to Lustmord), these episodes will be the perfect way to kick off your day if you’re truly immersing yourself in the Roadburn experience.


We Are The New Chimeras screening at Roadburn Redux

April 9, 2021

We Are The New Chimeras: 50 minutes of Flames, Black Metal and Utopia.

Can a festival be life-altering? In case of Brittany, France‘s Les Feux de Beltane (or Beltane Fires), a gathering of like-minded spirits can change lives. It can even bypass our industrial and commercial society by creating an event that differs from any other festival in artistic scope and feel. Or, on a human scale, while profoundly capturing what’s so appealing and fundamental about black metal, and its pagan and uncompromising spirit.

Les Feux de Beltane is a true celebration of discovery too, whether it’s (ancient) knowledge and methods or blackened music. Its unparalleled setting offers contemplation and a welcome escape from our dreadful existence.

It can also be experienced as a rite of passage in which we welcome the season of light, celebrated by gigantic bonfires. So during the last days of the dark period, only the initiated leave their cities to celebrate forgotten gods in the heart of Brittany. Through the portrait of six-festival-goers – each with their own sensitivity, cultural background, inspiration and aspiration – We Are The New Chimeras thoroughly retraces the last edition of the Beltane Fires, this secret congregation of black metal enthusiasts.

Sit back for 50 minutes and watch the exclusive, online premiere of We Are The New Chimeras, Les Acteurs de l’Ombre Productions and Ifern En Ti-Feurm’s first documentary, and directed by Mathias Averty, at Roadburn Redux. As this genuine document captures a unique experience that will remain etched in the memories and hearts of those in the know. And in ours, the uninitiated, as well, as festivals, even on celluloid, can definitely be life-altering.

Says director Mathias Averty: “I will always remember the overwhelming vertigo I felt when I first listened to black metal, when I was sixteen. This powerful, sick and obscure music changed my life and has stayed with me ever since. To me, Les Feux de Beltane has achieved more than any other event ever did, in capturing what’s so magnetic and fundamental to this music. Telling the story of this timeless gathering remote from the modern society through pictures was therefore a real challenge and a huge responsibility. That is why I tried to defend a really sensitive and personal approach.”

Offical poster by Came Roy de Rat
Model: Luperkahlia


Roadburn Redux: Steve Von Till, Aaron Turner and 53 more names confirmed

April 2, 2021

Roadburn Redux has confirmed an enormous 55 new names that will be participating in the online event taking place between April 16-18. They will be joining the already-announced line up that includes Hexvessel, Die Wilde Jagd, Inter Arma, Mizmor, Primitive Man, Wolvennest and many, many more.

Artistic Director Walter / Roadburn comments: “Roadburn has always been a gathering of kindred spirits; shining a light on varying creative corners of our beloved underground and beyond. This year is no different. We’re beyond elated to announce that a vast number of inspiring bands and artists – from Roadburn luminaries such as Steve Von Till and Aaron Turner to young, to upcoming hopefuls like Knoll – have been added to our final, virtual lineup. We’re honoured to provide a platform in these trying times, whether they will bring you exclusive sets or present their debut albums. Together they will give us hope, inspiration, and most of all, the opportunity to reconnect with each other and keep our thriving community going for bands and fans alike. Despite the fact that Jo Quail and several musicians working with her on ‘The Cartographer’ can’t make it to Tilburg due to the travel restrictions – she’ll still be a part of the festival this year, whilst the commissioned performance will take place in 2022. Such is the communal vibe of Roadburn, and we can’t wait to welcome you to Roadburn Redux – wherever you are in the world.”

Roadburn Redux will take place online between April 16-18. Roadburnredux.com for more information.

New Additions

STEVE VON TILL presents A Remote Wilderness
Steve Von Till has performed at Roadburn as part of Neurosis, as a curator, as a solo artist, and a guest musician – and now he will be performing for us within a digital realm as part of Roadburn Redux.
Filmed and recorded live at the legendary Robert Lang Studios in Seattle, we’re delighted to be able to present to you a Steve Von Till performance titled A Remote Wilderness. Joined by a dynamic group of Seattle based musicians Von Till will perform  his latest album, No Wilderness Deep Enough, in its entirety – with a few older songs woven throughout. Read more HERE

PERFORMANCES
As well as Steve Von Till’s amazing contribution to Roadburn Redux, we’re thrilled to bring a huge swathe of exclusive, specially recorded performances to Roadburn audiences, including a special solo set from Aaron Turner, a short set from Jo Quail to tide us over until The Cartographer performance next year, the unveiling of two new Dawn Ray’d songs via an exclusive performance video, a very special improv set from Blanck Mass, a psychedelic freakout courtesy of Doctors of Space and much more. Click the artist names below to find out more about each of their performances.

Aaron Turner
Amulets
Svart Sessions: Doodswens
Blanck Mass
Body Void
Dawn Ray’d
Doctors of Space
Drowse
Jo Quail
Jonathan Hulten
Knoll
Nadja
Nero Di Marte
Sula Bassana
Wesenwille

COMMISSIONED:
Also performing for us will be two further artists commissioned specifically by Roadburn for the occasion.

BADA
BADA was created in 2019 by Anna Von Hausswolff and fellow Gothenburg musicians David Sabel, Gianluca Grasselli, Filip Leyman and Hannes Nilsson – some of whom also perform as part of Von Hausswolff’s solo project. Through cinematic drone, tribal rhythms, heavy distortions and a shared desire to “reunite the essential bonds between music and physical worlds”, BADA is a captivating and constantly evolving force of creativity that demands to be witnessed. Read more HERE

TAU PRESENTS DREAM AWAKE
Tau are bringing their transcendental visions to Roadburn Redux, with an exclusive two-part set entitled Dream Awake, that will include a special guest appearance from Clannad’s Pól Brennan. Led by Dubliner Seán Mulrooney, Tau’s hypnotic neo-folk transports listeners on a meditative voyage, taking in shamanic chants, psychedelic flourishes and traditional folk elements, from Irish to Mongolian. Read More HERE

PELAGIC PRESENTS
We’ve joined forces with Germany’s Pelagic Records to showcase artists on the label’s roster under the banner ‘Pelagic Presents’. With no indication of slowing down, this positively prolific label is churning out stellar release after stellar release, even during the last twelve challenging months. Join us as we team up to bring you an exciting collection of premiers, exclusive performances and we’ll even be unveiling some brand new signings to the label over the Redux weekend. Read more about Pelagic Records HERE

The following artists will be participating in the Pelagic Presents showcase:

Blessings
Briqueville
Crown
Johan G. Winther
LLNN
Lustmord & Karin Park
Oslo Tapes
Psychonaut
Sâver
SOM
The Ocean performing Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic | Cenozoic 
Year of No Light

ALBUM PREMIERES
In addition to already announced full album premieres, we’re delighted to confirm three more – including Spill Gold performing their album Highway Hypnosis, broadcast live from the 013 venue.

Might performing Might
Spill Gold performing Highway Hypnosis
Trialogos performing Stroh Zu Gold

THE SONGS OF TOWNES VAN ZANDT
The installment of The Songs of Townes Van Zandt is on the horizon during Roadburn Redux the artists involved with the latest album will be unveiled. With previous participants including John Baizley, Scott Kelly and Mike Scheidt, the pedigree of the artists is in no doubt. To find out more click HERE – and tune in April 16-18 for the big reveal.

AUDIO/VIDEO PREMIERES:
Roadburn Redux will also be the proud host of a number of audio and visual premieres over the festival weekend. Ranging from previously recordings from previous editions of the festival through to brand new a material from upcoming albums, there’s a feast for both the eyes and ears planned this April courtesy of the following artists:

Acid Rooster
Algiers
Alora Crucible
An Autumn For Crippled Children
Astrosoniq
Blodet
Emma Ruth Rundle & Thou
Hand Model
Hante
Kayo Dot
Midwife
Noctule
Obsidian Kingdom
Of Wolves
Sunrot
Talea Jacta Meets Electric Moon
Tesa
Thy Catafalque 
Witch Mountain
Wolf King
Wolves In The Condo

VIRTUAL PIT STOP
We are partnering up with a brand new as yet un-released to public virtual social gathering platform called Bramble to bring you a daily place to hang out with fellow Roadburners virtually – just like the real life Pit Stop in Tilburg.

Anyone who has ever played video games will feel right at home in Bramble, where conversations happen inside of a psychedelic venue. Guests walk around a trippy world as an avatar – connecting with your long lost community. As you move your avatar around, the people you see and hear change depending on who you’re close to, like moving around a physical space.

There will be four separate spaces – The Grass Company, 8.6 Bar, The Weirdo Canyon, and The Skate Hall – open from 5pm CET til 3am CET each day of Roadburn Redux.

Bramble was invented by Artery, a global community for intimate culture and social infrastructure. Its unique gathering platform has been used for everything from open-mics to an album listening party celebration, as well as birthday parties, family gatherings and dozens of companies establishing virtual spaces for their remote workforce.

TICKETS & INFO
Roadburn Redux
will be available to access between April 16-18 with a full programme of content online for free (or pay what you like).


Roadburn Redux: Palagic Presents

Some things have ground to a halt during this pandemic – understandably so – as things we once knew well and took for granted were suddenly thrown askew by a new reality. But one thing that has remained comfortingly constant is the high level of output from Germany’s Pelagic Records. With no indication of slowing down, this positively prolific label is churning out stellar release after stellar release. We’re thrilled to have teamed up with the label to present a showcase of their recent and upcoming releases under the banner ‘Pelagic Presents’ – a collection of premiers, exclusive performances and more.

That this showcase is so vast in scope yet barely scrapes the surface of their roster of artists is testament to the depth of talent that is housed by Pelagic. Not only will we be highlighting the likes of Year of No Light, The Ocean, SOM, CROWN, LLNN and other names you are likely already familiar with, but we’ll also be unveiling a clutch of new signings exclusively during Roadburn Redux. To find out who their latest Pelagic recruits are you’ll need to tune in during the festival weekend when all will be revealed.

The Ocean’s Robin Staps is at the helm of all things Pelagic and he commented:

We are honoured to be invited to present a selection of our artist roster at Roadburn Redux. Roadburn has been one of the most important institutions for us for discovering new music for many years, and we share an abundance of great memories of spring visits of Tilburg. As a matter of fact our first contact with some of the new signings we are going to announce at this year’s edition of Roadburn (Redux) was at a previous edition of Roadburn. We have a lot of respect and admiration for Walter’s vision and artistic scope. To be able to present a rather large selection of the Pelagic roster here is an heartening opportunity in these difficult times for us and for all of the artists involved, an opportunity for which we are very grateful. All video contributions will be new material produced specifically for Roadburn Redux and premiered here and nowhere else.“

Demonstrating that at least one part of the music business is in rude health, join us as we celebrate what Pelagic Records has to offer as we dive into the ‘Pelagic Presents’ series of presentations over the Roadburn weekend.

Pelagic Presents will be a part of Roadburn Redux, between April 16-18.


Essential Sounds: 02.04.21

After the massive announcement for Roadburn Redux, it’s time for our weekly playlist, and please make sure to support these bands (if possible, of course), as it’s Bandcamp Friday.

If you want to seek out the tracks elsewhere, here’s the info you’ll need:

MotorpsychoThe Waning, Pt.1 (Stickman Records)

ZementHohlraum (Self-Release)

Storefront ChurchAfter the Alphabets (Sargent House)

HexvesselThe Death Knell Tolls (Svart Records)

Angel OlsenIt’s Every Season (Whole New Mess) (Jagjaguwar)

Heather TrostTracks To Nowhere (Third Man Records)

Godspeed You! Black EmperorJob’s Lament (Constellation)

Everson PoeDenial (Self-Release)

Slow White FallCountry of Dust (Oliver Ho)

Scotch Rolex, Lord SpikeheartSuccess (Hakuna Kulala)

D.J. Muggs the Black GoatIncantation (Sacred Bones Records)

Cold CaveNight Light (Heartworm Press)

Kælan MiklaSólstöður (Artoffact Records)

SlantTerminal (Iron Lung Records)

Paysage d’HiverSchtampfä (Kunsthall Produktionen)

Rorcal, EarthfleshAltars of Nothingness (Self-Release)

Thy CatafalquePiros-sárga (Season of Mist)


The Roadburn Redux merch store is now live!

March 24, 2021

Place your order for a limited edition Roadburn Redux merch pack (three colours available!), and – postal services depending – receive your items in time for the festival weekend. Orders shipping March 31!

Each pack contains
– Limited edition Roadburn Redux T-shirt (black, natural or khaki)
Roadburn Festival logo enamel pin
– Limited edition Roadburn Redux festival wristband

Happy shopping!


Essential Sounds: 19.03.21

March 19, 2021

While we are working really hard behind the scenes on Roadburn Redux, here’s this week’s playlist of what’s kept us going and inspired. Hope it will do the same for everyone here!

If you want to seek out the tracks elsewhere, here’s the info you’ll need:

Flyying ColoursBoarding Pass (Club AC30) (header image)

Love-SongsKölner Strasse (Kryptox)

Sarah NeufeldWith Love and Blindness (One Little Independent)

NYX, Gazelle TwinDeep England (NYC Collective Records)

ZackzackzackGalactica (Rennweg Records)

Lee ParadiseMessage to the Past (Telephone Explosion Records)

Spill GoldBeast Machine Alien (Knekelhuis)

MorwanLike A Dream (Feel It Records)

DjinnCreator of Creation (Rocket Recordings)

NoêtaAbove and Below (Prophecy Productions)

PamirtMausoleum (Self-Release)

Kaunan Maanpaako (Artoffact Records)

Mare CognitumVenus (The Priestess) (Entropic Recordings)

EyehategodFake What’s Yours (Centurey Media)

SkroetbalgStompen In De Kroeg (Self-Release)

Bob VylanI Heard You Want Your Country Back (Self-Release)


Essential Sounds: 12.03.21

March 12, 2021

Another Friday, another week – as always, jammed full of the songs that have gotten us through this week and are setting us up for the next one. Skipping through genres, and exploring what’s on offer – we hope you find something to help you through.

If you want to seek out the tracks elsewhere, here’s the info you’ll need:

Arab StrapThe Turning of Our Bones (Rock Action Records)

Black MountainJunior’s Eyes (Jagjaguwar)

ÅrabrotHailstones for Rain (Pelagic Records)

U.S. GirlsJunkyard (4AD)

FacsStrawberry Cough (Trouble In Mind Records)

SOMAwake // Sedate (Self-Release)

NadjaLuminous Rot (Southern Lord)

WolvennestAll That Black (Ván Records)

AutarkhLost to Sight (Season of Mist)

Wolf KingWandering Soul (Prosthetic Records)

Inter ArmaHallucinatorium – 2020 Version (Relapse Records)

Pupil SlicerHusk (Prosthetic Records)

GulchBolt Swallower (Tripple B Records)

Regional Justic CentreDust Off (Closed Casket Activities)


ALBUM PREMIERE: Autarkh - Form In Motion

March 11, 2021

Given the fertile creative atmosphere swirling around Tilburg, it’s no surprise that Roadburn’s home city has birthed another must-see band. If you’ve been following our plans for Roadburn Redux over the last couple of months, then you’ll know that we’re early adopters of all things Autarkh. Today, we’re proud to present their debut full length album, Form In Motion, for your listening pleasure.

In the fall of 2019 Michel Nienhuis teamed up with producer Joris Bonis (Dodecahedron, Ulsect), guitarist David Luiten and electronic composer / producer Tijnn Verbruggen to form Autarkh. The results can be heard on Form In Motion – an amalgam of extreme metal, eerie atmosphere, and an intense emotional trip.

Michel Nienhuis comments:
Tomorrow we release our debut album; today we present to you the full album stream in collaboration with Roadburn. We are currently busy rehearsing the live set for our album premiere at Roadburn Redux. We have received quite a number of great responses on the album so far and it feels good to reconnect to people through music. It seems ‘Form In Motion’ is a fitting release considering the current times – the process of growth and transformation that the album deals with might as well be part of a transformation we are experiencing in this crisis. We are proud to finally present you the full scope of ‘Form In Motion’ and invite you to dive right in.”

Let’s do as he says, and experience Form In Motion