Desertfest Belgium has been busy adding top tier bands for its next edition! Pelican, Big Business, Sixes have all been announced in the last few days with more bands to come! They join a bill that features Sleep, Ty Segall & Freedom Band, EyeHateGod, Truck Fighters, Pelican, Bonripper, Nebula, Steak, High Reeper, ASG and more!Continue reading →
Enslaved are in the thick of tour dates with High On Fire, and an appearance at this weekend’s Deserfest Belgium. Watch this video trailer where the band recounts their favorite tour memories of the UK, and catch their remaining dates, picking up with Bristol and London this week and running throughout Western Europe and Scandinavia into mid-November. The band is expected to release their 15th album in 2019.Continue reading →
California Stoner-rock and doom band Castle has signed with Ripple Music for the release of their new album, Deal Thy Fate. The album is coming out on October 19th, on vinyl, limited edition vinyl, CD and all digital services. Recorded by Billy Anderson (Sleep, Neurosis) and follows 2016’s Welcome To The Graveyard release. Jam the title track of the new album right now in this teaser trailer! Continue reading →
Swedish doom metal leaders Monolord begin their run of tour dates this week in Scandinavia. This will be followed up by an appearance at Desertfest Belgium, and a run of dates this spring in the UK with fellow brothers in heaviness Conan, followed by more touring. Monolord continues to tour in support of their excellent 2017 album Rust, on Riding Easy Records. All tour dates on sale now with the info below. Continue reading →
Philadelphia bred heavy rockers Ecstatic Vision are releasing a new album Raw Rock Fury via Relapse Records on April 7th. You can hear the first single ‘You Got It (Or You Don’t)’ below:Continue reading →
Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats, by Susanne A. Maathuis Photography
When it comes to after parties Desertfest is certainly no Roadburn, where shenanigans are abound after the bands finish, but the brilliant cocktail bar outside, and rum n coke’s so strong you can see right through them in the venue itself, do get the party started, even if it takes a while. And by three in the morning, as venue security tries to sweep us out the door, most want to linger for a bit more dancing.
Desertfest is an ever-expanding, sprawling franchise festival, having pushed it’s tentacles out from London to Berlin, Antwerp and even Athens. As Ghost Cult did last year, we went to Desertfest Antwerp again, about the only October festival in the genre of stoner and doom music. Last year proved a great party and this time the line-up is salivatingly good, so we expected no less than a wonderful party of fuzz, swamp and bass, with a side order of psychedelia.Continue reading →