November 11, 2010


Psych heads Black Mountain will headline Roadburn's Afterburner event next year. I saw the band when they played in Stockholm a few weeks ago, and they are not to be missed.

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Roadburn Festival is elated to announce that Vancouver riff-machine Black Mountain will headline this years Afterburner event on Sunday, April 17th at the 013 venue, Tilburg, Holland.  This means that we’ll be using Roadburn‘s main stage for the Afterburner as well. In fact, we can’t think of a better place than 013 venue’s large sized, sloping auditorium to witness Black Mountain, and rock out to their classic psychedelic rock.

Black Mountain‘s take on late 60's / early 70's rock echoes both Black Sabbath and early Pink Floyd. They begin with smoking Marshalls and spooky organ sounds, build into lengthy freakout jams spiced with stomping boogie and ambient melodies and crown it all with twin male/female vocals from Stephen McBean and Amber Webber. “It’s heaviness with fragility”, according to frontman Stephen Mcbean in Rolling Stone. “Anyone can slam out a Black Sabbath riff, but nobody else can do it with Amber’s beautiful voice on top of it.”

Black Mountain go beyond mere demin-clad revisionism with the release of Wilderness Heart, the band’s latest album, as they stunningly juxtapose tender, pastoral balladry with some of their heaviest songs yet, while showcasing a very confident sense of originality.

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