Roadburn 2022 has announced a massive wave of essential artists added to the line-up! Lingua Ignota, Emma Ruth Rundle, 40 Watt Sun, Mizmor and many more now join the festival! These bands join the previously announced acts Ulver, Sólstafir, Alcest, Backxwash, Russian Circles, artist in residence – Full of Hell and many others. Roadburn Festival will take place between April 21-24 in Tilburg, The Netherlands. Tickets for Roadburn 2022 are on sale now. Friday and Saturday day tickets are sold out. Thursday and Sunday day tickets, 3-day and 4-day tickets remain in limited numbers.
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Emma Ruth Rundle seems to have become an artist with a licence to shift around stylistically as much as she wants while still maintaining, and continuing to build, her devoted fanbase. Last year’s revered collaboration with Thou — May Our Chambers Be Full (Sacred Bones) was dense, heavy, aggressive and complex. Whilst everything Rundle turns her hand to shares a certain delicate and fragile emotional openness, Engine Of Hell (Sargent House) in most other senses explores the opposite end of the Emma Ruth Rundle sonic spectrum.
Curated by Ivar Bjørnson of Enslaved, has booked its final bands for the 2022 festival! The fully immersive music, art, and wilderness festival will take place July 22-24 at Heart Six Ranch in the Teton Wilderness of Wyoming. Joining the bill are:
Dark Folk and Americana artist Emma Ruth Rundle has shared a new single, “Return,” her first new music from her forthcoming sixth solo album Engine of Hell. The album is due for release November 5th 2021, via her longtime label Sargent House. This will be her first new music since her last full-length, 2018’s amazing On Dark Horses (Sargent House), aside from her recent collaborative releases with Thou. Rundle has commented on social media recently that this album is just her as a solo act, no band with sparse instrumentation. More details for the album to follow, but in the meantime check out “Return.”
One of the best releases of 2020 was the incredible blackened drone album Dialetheia (Gilead Media) by Portland artist Mizmor (מזמור) and his collaborator Andy Black. Also appearing on the release is Emma Ruth Rundle. Mizmor is the outlet for visionary artist ALN. Pre-orders are live and shipping out immediately. There will also be a future sale of signed test pressings and the entire Mizmor discography is on sale at Bandcamp as well. Purchase and stream the album now.
Chelsea Wolfe has shared her brand new music video for her recent single, “Anhedonia,” featuring Emma Ruth Rundle! The track was mixed by Wolfe’s collaborator and bandmate Ben Chisholm. The duo also released a limited edition T-shirt from their label, Sargent House.
Incredible songstress Chelsea Wolfe has shared a brand new single today, “Anhedonia” features Emma Ruth Rundle! Rundle provides guest vocals and guitar from Wolfe’s labelmate and was mixed by Ben Chisholm. You can listen to the track below, stream at all DSPs, and purchase it today from their label, Sargent House.
Having established a successful collaboration with 2020″s May Our Chambers Be Full (Sacred Bones Records, review here), Thou & Emma Ruth Rundle flesh things out further with The Helm Of Sorrow (Sacred Bones Records). The four songs on this EP are more or less cut from the same cloth. A blend of Sludge, Grunge, and Shoegaze serves as a stylistic backdrop for the dynamic synthesis and occasional clashes between Rundle’s harrowing restraint and Thou’s distorted violence.
Ghost Cult scratched one off the interview bucket list recently by chatting with Andy Gibbs of Thou! We talked all about Thou’s new collaborative album with Emma Ruth Rundle – May Our Chambers Be Full (read our review here), due out on October 30th via Sacred Bones. Andy candidly chatted about writing with Emma, long in the works and put into fruition via Walter Hoeijmakers of Roadburn, how the band and Emma complemented each other, the concepts delved into the album, working with photographer Craig Mulcahy, their hoped-for joint tour and festival plans for the album getting ruined by covid-19, the bands’ penchant for covers and slowing down on them in the future, and what the next phase of Thou music might look like. Purchase the album here and listen to our chat.