GUEST POST: Stephen Brodsky (Cave In/Mutoid Man) Best Of 2016

Stephen Brodsky with Mutoid Man, by Boston Chuck Photography

Ghost Cult once again brings you another “End Of Year” list, memories, and other shenanigans from our favorite bands, partners, music industry peers, and other folks we respect across the world. Today we have our the one and only Stephen Brodsky of Cave In and Mutoid Man fame. In addition to typically busy schedule with his man bands, we were lucky to see him perform with Converge at the House of Vans in Brooklyn this year as well. He graced us with his eclectic list of books and music he enjoyed in 2016. Continue reading

Roadburn 2016 Announces More Bands, Resident Artist Named

Roadburn 2016 official poster

Roadburn Festival has added some more stellar names to the bill with Amenra, The Skull, Green Carnation, La Muerte, Der Blutharsch And The Infinite Church Of The Leading Hand, Of The Wand And The Moon, Lychgate, and Chaos Echoes now added. Also renowned comic book illustrator and artist Becky Cloonan is the official Roadburn poster artist for 2016.

Roadburn 2016 Amenra

This announcement follows the previous one, naming Lee Dorian as the curator, and Neurosis and Paradise Lost in two of the headline slots.

 

Roadburn takes place between 14 – 17 April 2016 at the 013, in Tilburg, The Netherlands. Tickets go on sale October 2nd.

Three-day (Thursday – Saturday) and four-day (Thursday-Sunday) will be available to purchase from 9pm CET via Ticketmaster.nl for €165 and €185 respectively. Day tickets for Sunday only will be available, priced at €39. A limited number of individual day tickets for the remaining days will be released for sale at a later date.

Roadburn 2016 Announced with Neurosis And Paradise Lost, Lee Dorian Curating

neurosis 30th anniversary at roadburn

Roadburn Festival 2016 has been announced for next April 14-17th in Tilburg, NL. Headlining the festival will be Neurosis in the midst of celebrating 30 years as a band with a career spanning set, and possibly supporting their highly anticipated new album. Joining them will be Paradise Lost who will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of their Gothic (Peaceville) album with a full performance. Curating the weekend-long event will be Lee Dorian (Cathedral, Napalm Death). Dorian performed with Cathedral at the very first Roadburn. More bands will be announced soon and tickets have yet to be released.

Lee Dorian commented on being chosen as the Roadburn 2016 curator:

“I feel very honoured to be handed this prestigious task to curate Roadburn 2016. Having been involved with Walter on a personal level for many years now, I always felt like part of the family, as opposed to being someone on the outside. So, with that in mind, I was both shocked and excited when he asked me to take on this fantastic opportunity.

I promise to make this an event that no-one will forget, and I’m already frothing at the potential of possibilities available!! It’s a dream and one that I never expected. This is what I love, so I will not disappoint. Come and join us in this ritualistic nirvana of praise and offerings to the unholy Blind Dead. Templars Arise!”

 

Roadburn Lee Dorian

 

Neurosis has released a statement on being named Roadburn headliner:

“To be invited to celebrate our 30th anniversary in Europe at Roadburn is an absolute honor. Roadburn is a treasured and unique event that embodies the spirit of open minded community and original, emotional heavy music. We are humbled to be a part of it again” – NEUROSIS, August 2015.”

 

Neurosis, by Hillarie Jason Photography

Neurosis, by Hillarie Jason Photography

Paradise Lost’s Nick Holmes has also commented:

As a young band we spent a good deal of time in the early 90’s driving around The Netherlands in a small transit van, living off chips with mayonnaise, drinking Chocomel and playing stuff from this album. ‘Gothic’ totally reminds me of those days, so if we were ever going to play the album in its entirety in 2016, it has to be in The Netherlands, and where better than the Roadburn Festival!!”

 

Paradise Lost at Roadburn