quote:Isole brings some delicate sophistication to doom metal on Born from Shadows. This album offers a fine balance between traditional expressions and inventive creativity. As it should be Born From Shadows is both spooky and creepy, entertaining and gloomy.
Hmm ja bij Russian Circles was ik al eerder afgehaakt.quote:
quote:Celestial Season to perform ‘Solar Lovers’ album in its entirety
Twenty years after the formation and ten years after the split up, Dutch doom metal band Celestial Season comes to life again. They will be performing their influential second album “Solar Lovers” in its entirety, starting spring 2012.
Core members Olly Smit (guitar) and Pim van Zanen (guitar) initiated this project because they feel that this is the time to bring the songs of their groundbreaking record to life, in the way that they truly deserve. Soon after the release of “Solar Lovers”, the band would undergo a drastic metamorphosis with the arrival of a new singer and the stylistic transitional “Sonic Orb” EP, thus leaving their doom metal sound behind.
Pim van Zanen states: “Now is the time to give “Solar Lovers” a second chance on stage. All of us are challenged to play the album live, top to bottom and make it sound its best.”
In addition to this, Celestial Season will perform their haunting rendition of Ultravox's "Vienna" live on stage for the first time in the band’s existence.
In order to give a boost to the sound of “Solar Lovers”, they have recruited former Orphanage vocalist George Oosthoek. The rhythm section consists of Jacques de Haard and Rob Snijders, both from the band’s 1998-2001 lineup. Just like on the original album, Jiska ter Bals plays violin. Elianne Anemaat (cello) rounds out Celestial Season’s characteristic string section.
This promises to be a unique and moving live experience. Performances will be on selective dates in 2012-2013.
http://www.roadburn.com/2(...)d-for-roadburn-2012/quote:We’re very pleased to announce that Black Breath and Celeste are the latest confirmed acts for Voivod‘s Au-delà du Réel at Roadburn 2012. They will join Anekdoten, Aun, Dopethrone and YOB on Friday, April 13th at the 013 venue in Tilburg, Holland.
Black Breath will be bringing blackened death ‘n roll straight from Seattle to Voivod‘s Au-delà du Réel. Black Breath combine infectious rock riffs and black / death metal in a way that is reminiscent of a high-velocity
Entombed or a rock ‘n roll version of Dissection. They deliver their catchy and intense brand of metal with an absolutely furious live assault, sure to leave a lasting impression on your mind and body.
A full-on assault, with nary a let-up in its unrelenting fury, Celeste plays a mix of sludge / post-hardcore with a pinch of modern black metal and doom mixed in. The band excels at erecting a deafening wall of hi-freq guitar-scree with a muscular bass undertow and blistering drummage, used most effectively on their much-acclaimed slab of nihilism, Morte(s) Nee(s).
Unlike their fellow countrymen Alcest or Les Dicrets, Celeste is devoid of romanticism, their brutal, fucked-up approach is not poetry, but a primal tool to harness the darker emotions that we breed ― Celeste is a combat drug, underpinned by playing in total darkness, only using red headlights and a strobe for their bleak performances.
quote:Beer-driven, groove-heavy hard rock are what Portland’s finest, Red Fang, deliver on their latest opus, Murder the Mountains. Catchy, fun, cool, and downright awesome, Red Fang bring a welcome return to great rock that still has a sense of humor. Roadburn is extremely proud to welcome Red Fang to Midi Theatre on Thursday, April 12.