Sep 26 Brussels, BE @ Centre Tour à Plomb Sep 27 Amsterdam, NL @ de Brakke Grond * Sep 28 Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso * Sep 30 London, UK @ Oslo Oct 01 Manchester, UK @ Pink Room Oct 02 Bristol, UK @ Rough Trade Oct 04 Lille, FR @ La Malterie Oct 05 Nijmegen, NL @ Soulcrusher Festival Oct 06 Berlin, DE @ Urban Spree Oct 07 Krakow, PL @ Krakow Unsound Festival Oct 08 Prague, CZ @ Klub 007 Oct 10 Kosice, SK @ Collosseum Oct 11 Budapest, HU @ LARM Oct 13 Leipzig, DE @ Mørtelwerk Oct 14 Mannheim, DE @ Forum Mannheim Oct 16 Milano, IT @ Macao Oct 18 Clermont-Ferrand, FR @ Raymond Bar Oct 19 Paris, FR @ Espace B Oct 20 Menen, BE @ CC De Steiger/ Stadsmuseum * w/ Amenra *
"We’re thrilled to bring you the latest collection of audio streams from Roadburn performances. Among those that are going live today from RB2019 are Thou (acoustic and Magus-era), Lingua Ignota, Henrik Palm, MJ Guider, Louise Lemón, Thor & Friends, Grails, Wolvennest, Bliss Signal and the Seven That Spells album trilogy shows.
Once again we have teamed up with VPRO 3voor12, Holland’s major cultural network, to bring you these streams in all their glory. As has become tradition, with the invaluable help of Marcel Van De Vondervoort (Torture Garden Studio) and his team, you are now able to relive or uncover some true highlights from the Roadburn vaults." – Roadburn
Seattle experimentalists Earth have long dabbled in drone-inflected sonic minimalism. Over the course of their 30 years – and their eight studio albums – they've explored new musical territories and influenced a legion of bands in their wake.
With new album Full Upon Her Burning Lips, Earth – now a duo consisting of founder member Dylan Carlson and percussionist Adrienne Davies – have stripped their sound back to its core. It's still Earth, but it's Earth at their most essential.
"It was definitely a very organically developed record," says Carlson. "I limited the number of effects I used. I always like the limiting of materials to force oneself to employ them more creatively. Previous Earth records were quite lush sounding, and I wanted a more upfront and drier sound, using very few studio effects.
“I wanted this to be a ‘sexy’ record, a record acknowledging the ‘witchy’ and ‘sensual’ aspects in the music… sort of a ‘witch’s garden’ kind of theme, with references to mind-altering plants and animals that people have always held superstitious beliefs towards. A conjuror or root doctor’s herbarium of songs, as it were.
"I feel like this is the fullest expression and purest distillation of what Earth does since I re-started the band."
Here, Carlson takes us through Full Upon Her Burning Lips, one track at a time.
Listen to Lingua Ignota's powerful new track "DO YOU DOUBT ME TRAITOR", off her upcoming album 'CALIGULA' – out July 19 on Profound Lore Records. Tour dates have been expanded to include NL dates with Amenra. Tickets HERE
EU Sep 27 Amsterdam, NL @ de Brakke Grond * Sep 28 Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso * Oct 05 Nijmegen, NL @ Soulcrusher Festival Oct 07 Krakow, PL @ Krakow Unsound Festival w/ Amenra *
Instrumental post-metal trio Russian Circles will release their seventh full-length studio album, Blood Year, this August via Sargent House. The band has teamed up with Heavy Consequence for the premiere of the single “Milano”. Stream it HERE.
“Maybe it has to do with the fact that Belgium is such a small country and nobody wants to copy each other’s sound,” guitarist Stijn Vanhoegaerden tells us when we ask him why Belgium is such a hotbed of creativity. “Everybody is really doing their own thing.”
Brutus are certainly doing their own thing. The trio’s merging of punk and post-rock spawns music that is powerful and yet emotive, capable of both cathartic aggression and subtle poignancy, often simultaneously. This musical freedom, Vanhoegaerden explains, comes from the way in which the band approach writing. “When we started the band we never discussed what style we wanted to play,” he says. “It just felt good to play together. It was really freeing to not think in genres. The melodies were more important. As long as the three of us liked what we were doing, we were happy. To this day when we write there’s still a feeling that anything goes as long as we feel the songs.”