Desertfest Belgium Part II: Live At Trix, Antwerp

Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats, by Susanne A. Maathuis Photography

When it comes to after parties Desertfest is certainly no Roadburn, where shenanigans are abound after the bands finish, but the brilliant cocktail bar outside, and rum n coke’s so strong you can see right through them in the venue itself, do get the party started, even if it takes a while. And by three in the morning, as venue security tries to sweep us out the door, most want to linger for a bit more dancing.

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Desertfest Antwerp 2016 Preview

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The Desertfest franchise is a well-known concept throughout the heavy stoner scene in Europe, having started in London and spread to other major cities like Berlin, Athens, and the last two years to Antwerp in Belgium as well. This year the line-up is incredible, and even the sad loss of Graveyard as a headliner can’t stop the momentum this fest will have.  Continue reading

Desertfest Belgium 2016 Approaches


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The best European rock festival of the fall, Desertfest Belgium is just under a month away. Headed up by Red Fang, YOB, Electric Wizard, and Goat, the fest takes place at Trix, Antwerp October 14th to 16th. Continue reading

Audio + Tour: Watertank – DCVR + Upcoming French Tour Dates

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French noisey melodic hardcore outfit Watertank is streaming “DCVR” off of Destination Unknown, out June 29, 2015 via Solar Flare Records here. The band has a string of upcoming French live dates.

May 16: Heretic – Bordeaux (FR) (w/ Aguirre)
May 20: Glazart – Paris (FR) (w/ Torche, Your Highness)
May 21: TBA
May 22: Molodoi – Strasbourg (FR) (w/ Kurt)
May 23: Le Café Français – Vesoul (FR) w/ Membrane)
Jun 01: Le Ferrailleur – Nantes (FR) w/ Torche

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Watertank Releasing Destination Unknown on June 29th, Upcoming Shows

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Nantes post hardcore outfit Watertank will be releasing their sophomore album Destination Unknown on June 29, 2015 via Solar Flare Records. The album was recorded by Patrice Guillerme (Papier Tigre, Patriotic Sunday) and mastered by Carl Saff (Coliseum, Pilot To Gunner).

Destination Unknown Track Listing:
01: Automatic Reset
02: Fever
03: Contrails
04: DCVR
05: Last/Lost Hope
06: Surrender
07: Doomed Drifters
08: Scheme
09: Destination Unknown

The band has an upcoming string of live dates across France.

May 13: Emporium Galorium – Rouen (FR)
May 15: Black Out – Montpellier (FR) (w/ Lahius)
May 16: Heretic – Bordeaux (FR) (w/ Aguirre)
May 20: Glazart – Paris (FR) (w/ Torche, Your Highness)
May 21: TBA
May 22: Molodoi – Strasbourg (FR) (w/ Kurt)
May 23: Le Café Français – Vesoul (FR) (w/ Membrane)
Jun 01: Le Ferrailleur – Nantes (FR) (w/ Torche)

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Roadburn Festival Announce New Additions

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Roadburn Festival has new additions to their 20th edition of the festival, taking place April 9-12, 2015 in Tilberg, The Netherlands.

Roadburn 2015’s curators Wardruna’s Einar “Kvitrafn” Selvik and Enslaved’s Ivar Bjørnson have almost completed the line up for their event on Friday April 10. Loop main man, Robert Hampson and Swedish psych heroes, Agusa will both perform alongside Focus, Death Hawks, Sólstafir and others. BardSpec – the Ambient project/band from Enslaved composer/guitarist Ivar – will also perform at the event. Einar will present a workshop which will delve into his approach to music and the extensive creative concept behind Wardruna´s ongoing ‘Runaljod’ trilogy as well as his approach and study of the runes and other Norse esoteric arts. He will demonstrate a selection of the oldest Nordic instruments, play fully accoustic Wardruna music and there will also be time for questions from the audience.

Other bands added to the event include:

Briqueville
Moaning Cities
Your Highness
King Hiss
Tangled Horns
Ashtoreth
Miava
Gnaw Their Tongues
Abrahma
IZAH
Hypnos
Verbum Verus
City of Ships
Big Naturals
Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell
Death Penalty

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