Roadburn 2020 has made a slew of announcements of news bands! Added to both James Kent and Emma Ruth Rundle’s curated portions of the festival is Alcest, on the strength of their new album Spiritual Instinct (Nuclear Blast). Additional artists added to the fest include Okkultokrati, Inter Arma, Helms Alee, Algiers, Dynfari, Bad Breeding, White Ward, Dommengang, Kungens Män, Darsombra, Tau And The Drones Of Praise and more to come! Continue reading
Roadburn 2020 is shaping up to be a music fest of the ages, which is saying a lot, considering the deep history of greatness here. Oranssi Pazuzu, currently wowing American audiences on tour will premiere their entire new album as part of James Kent’s curation. Further bands added to James Kent and Emma Ruth Rundle’s curated events include Blanck Mass, Hangman’s Chair, Mizmor, Cloud Rat, Fvnerals, Srsq, as well as other new artists on the bill such as Big Brave & Jessica Moss, Jessica Moss solo, Crypt Sermon, Lana Del Rabies, Red Kite, and more. Previously announced were James Kent & Johannes Persson, Jo Quail, and Vile Creature & Bismuth, the return of Julie Christmas, Red Sparowes, Russian Circles, Torche, Brutus, Bada, Dool, Health, Hide, and She Past Away, Full of Hell and Lingua Ignota. Weekend tickets for Roadburn are on sale now (3-day tickets are sold out, 4-day tickets remain on sale). Tickets on sale below. Continue reading
Cello phenom and acclaimed artist Jo Quail has just shared a new music video for the new single ‘Reya Pavan’. The track is an exclusive on the vinyl reissue for her album Exsolve. Released on 4th October through Jo’s own label, AdderStone Records, the double vinyl edition of Exsolve has been specially remastered for this format. The video was filmed by Khaled Lowe and Sam Edwards which you can see below. Quail just concluded a tour with Emma Ruth Rundle, will appear at Damnation Festival 2019 and will open for Mono on their special shows this winter. Quail will also perform at Roadburn 2020.
Riding high on the success of her recent album On Dark Horses, Emma Ruth Rundle continues to make 2019 the year of ERR, with the stunning new video for the track “You Don’t Have To Cry”, via her label Sargent House on YouTube. You can watch the clip below. In addition to her own tours to support that album, collaborative touring with Jaye Jayle, her upcoming album with Thou, and her work as one of the curators of Roadburn 2020, featuring the return of Red Sparrowes, Rundle will keep expanding her reach to fans near and wide with this variety of projects. Continue reading
Roadburn 2020 continues to take shape as an amazing looking sonic and visual experience. In addition to new bands Full of Hell, Lingua Ignota, Health, She Passed Away, DOOL; Emma Ruth Rundle and James Kent (Perturbator) have shared details of their curated special programs. Already announced for the fest are commissioned projects from James Kent & Johannes Persson, Jo Quail, and Vile Creature & Bismuth, and the return of Julie Christmas. Tickets go on sale September 24th at the link below. Continue reading
Roadburn 2020 made its first announcement today and it’s a major one in the history of the event. For the first time, Roadburn Festival will have two separate curators. There will also be three commissioned projects in 2020 as well. The curators will be Emma Ruth Rundle and James Kent (Perturbator)! Super exciting news! For the three commissioned pieces they include James Kent & Johannes Persson (Cult of Luna), Jo Quail Presents “The Cartographer”, Vile Creature & Bismuth: “A Hymn Of Loss And Hope”. The fest also announces a career-spanning set from Julie Christmas which includes new music. At Roadburn 2020, Julie will perform a special, exclusive set comprising of both old favorites and new material. Read that again: new material. Joining Julie as part of her backing band will be Johannes Persson and ex-Kylesa guitarist, Laura Pleasants. Tickets to Roadburn 2020 will go on sale on Tuesday, September 24. More details will be made available in the coming weeks. Continue reading
Roadburn, now in its 20th year, is a fest I had promised I would start going to many, many years ago but for one reason or another never did. This year I went and although it is like other music fests in some ways, I can say that it is equally unlike other fests in many other ways. Many of my personal experiences will not be akin to a standard festival goer due to the nature of what I do obviously but if you bear with me here I can explain some things that the average person should expect when and if they decide to go is on their list of priorities. If you already know the drill or aren’t interested in this part please feel free to scroll on through. Continue reading