Roadburn Festival has issued the following announcement:
We're elated to announce that Philadelphian shoegaze four piece, Nothing, will make their debut European appearance at the 2014 festival on Thursday, April 10 at Het Patronaat in Tilburg, The Netherlands.
Nothing's first full length album, "Guilty Of Everything" - released this week via Relapse Records - has elicited an overwhelmingly positive reception worldwide from fans and critics alike.
The nine tracks of guitar driven, darkly introspective shoe gaze deliver uplifting, life affirming melodies with one hand, and plunge into dark, despair with the other, and we're confident that Guilty of Everything will rank among the very best Roadburn-releated albums of 2014.
Having premiered the track "Bent Nail" from "Guilty Of Everything" earlier this year, we're very proud to host Nothing for their first show on European soil. More info on Nothing here.
Änglagård, Reine Fiske & Nicklas Barker and Papir have been added to the lineup for Mikael Åkerfeldt’s 2014 curated Roadburn event on Friday, April 11.
"I'm so happy to announce that Änglagård is taking part in my curated day at Roadburn 2014", says Mikael Åkerfeldt, "If you don't know them they are one of the three (together with Landberk and Anekdoten) pioneers of the second wave of Swedish prog/psychedelia. Just like the other two bands their sounds are heavily focused around the ghostly presence of the mellotron, yet the three bands sound nothing the same. I last saw them ”alive” last Summer and I was quite floored. Their show will be a winding musical journey of light and shade. Beauty and… the beast? Never mind my ramblings. They are amazing and you will love them. Just shut up!". More info on Änglagård here.
Mikael Åkerfeldt continues: "Reine Fiske is in my opinion the best guitar player from Sweden and with that, one of the best in the world. He's got an ethereal quality that I’ve not heard anywhere else. And teaming up with the lord of dark psych and hellfire, Nicklas Barker just cannot fail. I've no idea what these cats are up to for Roadburn 2014, but I do know it'll be fantastic. I do know there will be a Fender Stratocaster (yes, Reine?) on stage, and a mellotron. I will be there. Watching. Worshipping.". More info on Reine Fiske and Nicklas Barker here.
"Denmark's Papir will create their own extraordinary type of semi-improvised psychedelic rock by transcending the usual labels. Moody and unexpected twists and turns seems to be their trademark. Psych legends of the future? The band will appear twice at Roadburn but both sets will bear no resemblance to eachother. Exciting!". More info on Papir here.
Following on from the 2013 festival, we're very pleased to continue our artist clinics at this year's Roadburn. The clinics proved to be a great opportunity to give those of you attending the festival, many of whom are in bands or enjoy playing music on your own, and some some folks on the bill the opportunity to meet and learn from each other.
This year we have invited Neurosis' Scott Kelly and Mike Scheidt of YOB, a pair of sonic trailblazers playing a seminal role in creating punishing, slow, melodic and atmospheric pieces of work and both a huge influence on all things Roadburn. Both Scott and Mike are the embodiment of the spirit of the festival and we are looking forward to hearing them talk about their craft, artistically and musically. We feel very honored that Scott and Mike will give an insight in their creative spirit.
Scott Kelly and Mike Scheidt's artist clinics will be held on Friday, April 11 at the V39, located across from the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands. More info on the artist clinics here.
Roadburn Festival 2014 (including Mikael Åkerfeldt's curated event, Opeth and Loop) will run for four days from Thursday April 10th to Sunday April 12th, 2014 at the 013 venue, Het Patronaat and Cul de Sac in Tilburg, The Netherlands.
This year's Afterburner, set for Sunday, April 13, offers indisputable proof that the event is anything but an afterthought. In fact, it serves in part to redefine doom and psychedelica – line up: YOB, Triptykon, Avatarium, Morne, Bölzer, Aqua Nebula Oscillator, Harsh Toke, Joe Buck Yourself, Carlton Melton Meets Dr.Space, Lumerians, The Papermoon Sessions and New Keepers of the Water Towers.
For more info: www.roadburn.com