After five studio albums and roughly fifteen years together, Textures announced earlier this year that they would be calling it quits after one final tour. That tour ended this past weekend in the band’s native Netherlands, and they put on one hell of a show. Continue reading →
Ghost Cult got some devastating news handed down to us late this past weekend as Tilburg based booking agent and scene tastemaker Danny “Bidi” van Drongelen has passed away. He was 47. Continue reading →
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!”
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
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!!”
Last year a tragic event interrupted Baroness’s European tour. The aftermath of the tour-buss crash lead to doubt whether they’d ever be able to play again or if they would quit. Both the drummer and bassist gave up, but John Baizley and Peter Adams decided to power on through and promised us they’d visit the continent again soon. Now that time has arrived. With two new members, Baroness open their European tour on the 27th of September in the 013 in Tilburg their “home away from home” as the band put it.Continue reading →
Upon entering the small venue in 013, the first thing you noticed was the fact that there were chairs, which set the scene for a pleasant and personal show. Andy Cairns, frontman for Therapy?, is treating us to a special acoustic tour as a warm up for the Therapy? Tour later this year. They are currently working on their fourteenth studio album, to be released around the same time as the tour.Continue reading →
Every avid fan of death metal drools with pleasure when Neurotic Deathfest comes to town again. The event started out as the Rotterdam Deathfest, but from 2006 on, it became the Neurotic Deathfest. Each year the line-up becomes better. This is reflected in the amount of foreign visitors coming to Tilburg to be a part of the biggest indoor death metal festival in Europe. On behalf of Ghost Cult Friso van Daalen (FD) and Mitchell Scheerder (MS) were on the scene to report…Continue reading →