November 27, 2010


Finally a vinyl version will be released of the Melvins latest album, "The Bride Screamed Murder". It will be out via Amphetamine Reptile Records some time in January, if everything goes as planned. If you can't wait, you can spend your life savings on a test press of the record, limited to 5 copies. How, you ask? Straight from the Melvins' mouths:

"In the meantime we have a special TEST PRESSING release. A special sleeve (pictured here) made for the ...Test Press ONLY. There are only 5 TP's and Retardist artist HAZE XXL screwed one of 'em with spray paint!. Only 5 made and heading to eBay soon to fund the splatter vinyl and special Letterpress printing used on the regular edition!

eBay auctions begin Nov. 29- Monday"


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We’re excited to report that Sabbath Assembly will be part of the 2011 Roadburn Festival lineup, set for Friday, April 15th at the Midi Theatre, Tilburg, Holland.

Sabbath Assembly is a modern response to the musical activities of a cult known as The Process Church of the Final Judgment.

In the late 60's and into the 70's, The Process opened chapters in London, Europe and across the United States. Processians dressed in black cloaks, walked the streets with German Shepherds and sang of the gnostic reconciliation of Christ and Satan. Sabbath Assembly has re-charged the cult’s original hymns for the current generation.


Another record for the Roadburn Festival. The tickets for the 2011 fest sold out in approx. 20 minutes. There might be a few tickets left though, since some payments are still pending. Head over to to see if you're lucky. In case you missed out, there's still tickets left for the Afterburner on April 17. The Afterburner tickets go for 25 Euro, and you'll get bands like Black Mountain, Dead Meadow, Coffins, Black Pyramid and many more.

Hope to see you all in Tilburg in April!

November 26, 2010


Corrosion of Conformity reunited a while ago with the classic "Animosity" line-up, and now they are confirmed to play at the 2011 Roadburn Festival, as part of the Sunn O))) curated day. The line-up is of course: Mike Dean (bass, vocals), Woody Weatherman (guitar) and Reed Mullin (drums).

The last time I saw Corrosion of Conformity live, they opened for Metallica during the "Load" tour in 1996. James Hetfield even joined them on stage when they did "Seven Days" from the "Deliverance" album. It was a great show, but I bet the Roadburn performance will be better.


Even more bands has been confirmed for the Roadburn Afterburner event. That is, the day after the festival, or the fourth day, as it now seems to be almost as big as any of the other three festival days. Sourvein, Coffins and Samsara Blues Experiment are all booked for the fest.

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Featuring former members of 13 and Buzzov*en in their ranks, Sourvein offers low-tuned, balls out, southern sludge metal. Word on the streets is that they have been slaying audiences across the US for the last couple of years with their heavy-as-fuck assault.

Influenced by old school 80s and 90s doom and  thrash, Japan’s Coffins death metal onslaught also shows some heavy and oppressive sludge metal tendencies keeping them somewhere near the doom category, despite the band’s occasional upbeat parts or outbursts of speed. Since 1996, Coffins has put out crushing release after release culminating into 2008's Buried Death, a punishing masterpiece of death doom (think Come my Fanatics-era  Electric Wizard  playing death metal, and you get Coffins).

Roadburn is very pleased to announce that Samsara Blues Experiment will be part of the 2011 Afterburner lineup. Originally scheduled to play this years Roadburn Festival in April, guitarist Christian Peters was rushed to the hospital only seconds before the band got on stage. The remaining band members ended up jamming with David Eering from The Machine.

Utilizing both heavy riffage and psychedelic blues-jamming, Samsara Blues Experiment offer 21th Century Krautrock that will appeal to doom and stoner fans alike. The band caused quite a stir with their debut full-length Long Distance Trip, and we’re very happy that these spaced out cosmonauts will be part of Roadburn Festival 2011.

November 24, 2010


As we already have reported, doom legends Winter are confirmed to play an exclusive special performance at the 2011 Roadburn Festival, as part of the day curated by Sunn O))). Now, Southern Lord lets us know that they are planning a special vinyl and CD reissue of Winter recordings. Their plan is to have it ready for the festival in April next year.

We for one can't wait. More about this as it becomes official.

November 21, 2010


Seattle's Earth has finished the recordings of their next album. Entitled "Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light 1", it's the follow up to 2008's "The Bees Made Honey in the Lion's Skull".

The album was recorded in Seattle with producer Stuart Hallerman, who also worked on the band's 1993 album "Earth 2: Special Low-Frequency Version", as well as the 1995 album "Phase 3: Thrones and Dominions". "Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light 1" will be out in February 2011 on Southern Lord.

In related, and previously reported news, Earth will play at the Roadburn Festival next year, as part of the day curated by Sunn O))).