Concluding a conceptual trilogy with an examination of spirituality and reincarnation on Eternal Rituals For The Accretion Of Light (Prosthetic), progressive, melodic, post-Metal exponents Junius are not producing throwaway music; theirs is a depth not just of expression and concept, but of musical bent, with soundscapes to complement such musings and reflections. Continue reading
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Junius will be releasing Eternal Rituals for the Accretion of Light on March 3rd via Prosthetic Records, and we have another impressive track streaming for your listening pleasure today. Continue reading
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Hit The Deck Festival has confirmed its lineup for the 2015 edition, which is happening in Bristol (UK) on April 25, 2015 and Nottingham (UK) on April 26, 2015.
While She Sleeps
A Great Big Pile Of Leaves
As It Is
City Of Ships
Devil Sold His Soul
The Early November
Frnkiero AndThe Cellabration
Oceans Ate Alaska
Thomas Nicholas Band
When We Were Wolves
You Blew It!
City Of Ships has an upcoming April European tour supporting Junius, with dates posted below.
Apr 05: Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
Apr 09: Vortex – Siegen (DE)
Apr 10: Cul de Sac – Tilberg (NL) (Roadburn Festival)
Apr 11: Dudefest – Karlsruhe (NL)
Apr 12: Panic Room – Essen (DE)
Apr 13: headCRASH – Hamburg (DE)
Apr 14: Underwerket – Copenhagen (DK)
Apr 15: Magnet – Berlin (DE)
Apr 16: Conne Island – Leipzig (DE)
Apr 17: Arena – Vienna (AU)
Apr 18: Lo Fi Club – Milan (IT)
Apr 19: Feierwerk – Munich (DE)
Apr 22: Covent Garden – Eragny (FR)
Apr 23: Kavka – Antwerp (BE)
Apr 24: Barfly – London (UK)
Apr 25: Hick the Deck Festival – Bristol (UK)
Apr 26: Hit The Deck Festival – Nottingham (UK)
Post-rock masters Junius have plotted a headline trek of dates across western Europe, beginning this April. The band is on the road supporting 2014’s brilliant Days of The Fallen Sun EP (Prosthetic). Most of the dates have City of Ships as the supporting act and notable stops on the tour include an appearance at this year’s epic Roadburn Festival and ending with the Hit The Deck fest in the UK.
Post-rock outfit JUNIUS has announced a series of headlining dates across western Europe this April surrounding their appearance at The Netherlands’ prestigous annual Roadburn Festival (Solstafir, Russian Circles, Anathema), which this year is being curated by Ivar Bjørnson (Enslaved) and Wardruna’s Einar “Kvitrafn” Selvik. The band will kick off their tour in Siegen, Germany on April 9 with support from Brooklyn-based rock trio City of Ships and wrap up two weeks later with a two-date appearance at UK’s Hit the Deck Festival (Cancer Bats, While She Sleeps) in Bristol and Nottingham!
4/9 Siegen, DE – Vortex #
4/10 Tilburg, NL – Roadburn Festival @ 015 Venue
4/11 Karlsruhe, DE – Dudefest
4/12 Essen, DE – Panic Room #
4/13 Hamburg, DE – Headcrash #
4/14 Copenhagen, DK – UnderWerket #
4/15 Berlin, DE – Magnet #
4/16 Leipzig, DE – Conne Island #
4/17 Wien, AT – Arena #
4/18 Milano, IT – Lo Fi Club (Pescara Festival) #
4/19 Munchen, DE – Feierwerk #
4/22 Paris, FR – Covent Garden #
4/23 Antwerp, BE – Kavka #
4/24 London, UK – Barfly #
4/25 Bristol, UK – Hit The Deck Festival
4/26 Nottingham, UK – Hit The Deck Festival
# with City of Ships
Prosthetic Records will be hosting a Holiday Party at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, NY on Thursday, December 4, 2014 featuring Junius and So Hideous. Prior to the show’s start, ticket holders will have access to an exclusive listening party from 8-9 pm featuring some of the labels most-lauded singles as well as some newer, previously unheard material in addition to being the first to taste the label’s exclusive collaborative brew with Sixpoint Brewery – Prosthetic Imperial Black Ale.
Tickets for the showcase (21+ only) are currently available online for only $15 & also include a limited-edition hand screened poster featuring collaborative artwork by JUNIUS and PROSTHETIC as shown above. Posters will be received upon entry, until supplies last!
More excellent news from our favorite music festival in the world this week. First Enslaved and Wardruna announce they will jointly perform Skuggsjá, an original piece dedicated to the 200th anniversary of Norway’s constitution. The Roadburn performance will be the first outside of Norway.
Then the festival released the original artowrk, by Arik Roper (Sleep, High on Fire, Earth, Weedeater, The Black Crows).
And the festival also announced the addition of more great bands such as Bongripper, Floor, Sólstafir, Virus, White Hills, Messenger, Junius, Skeletonwitch, Svartidaudi, Mortals & more.
Ticket Pre-Sales Start Thursday, Oct 16th 2014 at 21:00 CET; Pre-Sales Party at The 013 Venue (NL)
From The Press Release:
Roadburn Festival 2015 Ticket Pre-Sales Start Thursday, Oct 16th 2014 at 21:00 CET; Pre-Sales Party at The 013 Venue (NL)
Bongripper, Floor, Sólstafir, Virus, White Hills, Messenger, Junius, Skeletonwitch, Svartidaudi, Mortals, The Osiris Club and Zoltan also confirmed for the 20th edition of Roadburn Festival.
We’re elated to announce that Enslaved and Wardruna will perform Skuggsjá, the sound of Norway’s Norse History at Houses of the Holistic, Ivar Bjørnson‘s and Einar “Kvitrafn” Selvik‘s curated Roadburn event on Friday, April 10 at the 013 venue inTilburg, The Netherlands.
Written by Bjørnson and Selvik for the 200th anniversary of the Norwegian Constitution and premiered this past weekend at the Eidsivablot festival, this will be Skuggsjá‘s first performance outside of Norway, and will certainly be one of the highlights of the 20th edition of Roadburn Festival.
Skuggsjá translates into ‘mirror’ or ‘reflection’ in the Norse language, and the commissioned piece not only contextualizes harder music’s role in the democracy in Norway in 2014, but also joins threads from the country’s ancient musical history and solidifies harder music’s position as Norway`s most important cultural export.
By highlighting ideas, traditions and instruments of their Norse past, Skuggsjá will tell the history of Norway and reflect relevant aspects from the past into the present day. In light of this they will reflect on themselves as a people and nation. In a magnificent tapestry of metal instrumentation, a wide variety of Norway and Scandinavia’s oldest instruments, and poetry in Proto-Scandinavian, Norse and Norwegian, Skuggsjá will be a fusion between past and present, both lyrically and musically.
We simply can’t wait to experience it ourselves, to hear how how Norwegian metal has developed from its rebellious roots into the highly acclaimed artistic expression of a complex music genre, under Norway’s constitutional right to freedom of speech.
In related news, Virus, Junius, Skeletonwitch, Svartidaudi and Icelandic heathensSólstafir, who are currently making huge waves with their latest release, Ótta, are also confirmed for Houses of the Holistic, Ivar Bjørnson‘s and Einar “Kvitrafn” Selvik‘s curated Roadburn event on Friday, April 10 at the 013 venue.
Tickets for the 20th edition of Roadburn Festival, set for April 9 – 12 at the 013 venue inTilburg, The Netherlands, will go on sale on Thursday, October 16, 2014. Set your alarm and get ready to score your tickets at 21:00 CET!
The majority of Roadburners live outside The Netherlands, which is why ticket pre-sales will start at 21:00 CET. This should be convenient for most time zones. Apologies to our friends in Oceania who will have to wake up early (or just stay up late)!
We are pleased to report that there will be NO price increase this year. Three-day tickets will be available for 165 Euros (excl. servicefees); four-day tickets will cost 185 Euros (excl. service fees). Afterburner-only tickets will cost 32.50 Euros (excl. service fees). Please note that one-day tickets are not available for the Thursday, Friday or Saturday Roadburn dates. Online buyers can order a maximum of four tickets.
For everyone in the Netherlands and Belgium: we are aware that your local ticket outlets will not be open when pre-sales start, which is why we are throwing another pre-sales party at the 013 venue in Tilburg (NL). From 19:00 CET – 20:30 CET you will be able to purchase a maximum of four paper tickets for Roadburn Festival 2015. Guaranteed!
In addition to making it easy to get tickets, the pre-sales party is going to be a blast! This year, we have invited The Machine and Radar Men From The Moon to provide the soundtrack.
The live music part of the evening starts at 20:30 CET. Roadburn’s artistic director/promoter Walter Hoeijmakers will be on hand to share the latest festival updates, too.
Chicago instrumental band Bongripper will make a welcome return to the 20th edition of Roadburn Festival with two sets that feature their unique brand of devastating doom. The first will see them play their latest album, Miserable, in its entirety at the main stage onThursday, April 9. The second will be later that weekend (more info about the date to be determined).
If you are a fan of stellar riffs and molasses-thick distorted guitar tone, Floor has everything you want in music. These Floridian sludge/pop pioneers get a lot of comparisons to lead singer/guitarist Steve Brooks other band, Torche — and rightfully so — with his instantly recognizable singing style and guitar tone. Floor, however, is the essence of pure heaviness, with just a nod to the pop melodies that have spurred Torche on to crossover success. Come feel the downtuned thunder of Floor’s bassless power trio attack when Floor plays the main stage of the 013 venue at the 2015 Roadburn Festivalon Thursday, April 9.
Combining many of the essential themes of Roadburn music in their volatile sonic elixir — psych, space rock, stoner rock, kraut rock and noise — have made White Hills one of Roadburn‘s favorite bands. Their bespangled and energetic live shows have a life and chaotic energy of their own that reshapes their music and creates powerful sonic programming driven by pure energy, exactly the kind of thing that Roadburn celebrates, and fans seek. White Hills will make a very welcome return to Roadburn for a main stage performance on Sunday, April 12.
After winning the limelight category for the brightest young rising stars in the progressive sky today at this year’s Progressive Music Awards this past weekend, Messenger will bring their acid folk/prog and psychedelica to the 20th edition of Roadburn on Saturday,April 11.
Mortals, The Osiris Club and Zoltan have also been confirmed for the 20th edition of Roadburn Festival.
Curated by Ivar Bjørnson (Enslaved) and Wardruna‘s Einar “Kvitrafn” Selvik, Roadburn Festival 2015 (including Skuggsjá, Enslaved, Wardruna, Fields of the Nephilim, Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin performing Dawn of The Dead and Susperia in its entirety, Zombi, Sólstafir, White Hills, Bongipper,Floor and The Heads as Artist In Residence among others) will run for four days from Thursday, April 9to Sunday, April 12 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands.