Cult Of Luna With Julie Christmas, Weedeater, Etc. Added To 2018 Roadburn Festival

More bands have been added to the 2018 Roadburn Festival. The event will take place on April 19-22 at the 013 in Tilburg, NET, and the updated lineup includes: Godspeed You! Black Emperor (performing two sets), Converge (performing “The Dusk In Us” & “You Fail Me” Albums), Cult Of Luna (with Julie Christmas), Weedeater (performing “God Luck And Good Speed“), GREENMACHiNE (performing “D.A.M.N.” in full), Bell Witch (two sets, including “Mirror Reaper” set), Grave Pleasures, Future Occultism, Årabrot, Furia, GosT, Hell, Matto Heart, Mizmor, Occvlta, Sannhet, Thaw, Uniform, Wrekmeister Harmonies, Hugsjá, Panopticon (two sets), Ex Eye, The Heads, Igorrr, Aerial Ruin, Sangre de Muerdago, and Richey Beckett.


Converge To Perform “You Fail Me” & “The Dusk In Us” In Full At 2018 Roadburn Festival

The 2018 Roadburn Festival is set to take place in Tilburg, NET on April 19-22, and it has been revealed that Converge will play two albums in full at the festival, including “The Dusk In Us” on April 19, and “You Fail Me” on April 20. Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Hugsjá, Bell Witch, Panopticon, Ex Eye, The Heads, Igorrr, Aerial Ruin, Sangre de Muerdago, and Richey Beckett will perform as well. Converge’s Jacob Bannon will serve as one of the cuarators, and he had the following to say:

“It is an honor to be working as the curator for Roadburn Festival 2018. The festival is unlike any other, showcasing the most forward thinking artists and musicians of the heavy music world. As this year’s curator I will reach across its sub-genres to bring together an array incredible bands/musicians; expanding the reach of the festival while celebrating the world of extreme music that we all love.”

@converge returns to @roadburnfest in April 2018, this time performing two exclusive sets. The first will be a performance of our "You Fail Me" album in its entirety. @jbannon commented: "In 2016, we played our Jane Doe album in its entirety at Roadburn Festival. For our 2018 return, we will perform our album You Fail Me in its entirety. Originally released in 2004, this album marked a turning point for our band internally and in many ways it is considered the beginning of the modern era of our band. This performance will be a one time only event, exclusive to Roadburn." Tickets go on sale October 19th. More info, including news on @jbannon curating the event can be found at #converge #deathwishinc #epitaphrecords #youfailme #roadburn

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@converge returns to @roadburnfest in April 2018, this time performing two exclusive sets. The second will be a performance of our new album "The Dusk In Us" in its entirety. @jbannon commented: "It took our band nearly five years to cut and shape our most recent album The Dusk In Us. Scheduled for release on November 3 through Epitaph and Deathwish, it is a very emotional album for the band. All four of us went through a lot of trials and tribulations in those years and it is reflected in those songs, connecting with our lives ways hard to put into words. It will be an honor to play this material in its entirety for the Roadburn audience. We hope it will be as special for you as it will be for us.” Tickets go on sale October 19th. More info, including news on @jbannon curating the event can be found at #converge #deathwishinc #epitaphrecords #youfailme #roadburn

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Baroness, Coven, Etc. Set For 2017 Roadburn Festival, John Baizley To Serve As Festival Curator

The first artists have been announced for the 2017 Roadburn Festival. The event will take place at the 013 in Tilburg, NET on April 20-23, and so far the daily lineups include:

April 20: Coven (reunion show)

April 21: Baroness, Zeal & Ardor, Shacmmasch (performing “Triangle“), and Perturbator

April 22: Warning (reunion show) (performing “Watching From A Distance“), and Oranssi Pazuzu

April 23rd: Les Discrets, and Pillorian

GNOD will also be on hand as the ‘artist in residence’, with four special sets planned.


In other news, Baroness’ John Baizley has been revealed as the 2017 curator. He said the following about that:

“Over the course of my career, as musician and visual artist, I have come to realize that the Roadburn Festival, 013 Venue, and city of Tilburg have become a critical and integral part of my yearly routine. Both the festival, and so many of the wonderful people who work diligently throughout the year on the festival have, over time, become very dear friends of mine, helping make the Tilburg and Roadburn a real home-away-from-home for both myself and our band.

Baroness got one of our first real opportunities to play to a larger, welcoming crowd playing the main stage at 013 Venue in 2009 (the recording of which was included on a deluxe version of Blue Record, I held my first international art exhibition as the resident artist at Tilburg’s Gust Van Dijk Gallery during Roadburn 2013, and it seems I’ve played just about every stage in Tilburg at some point or another. While on tour, Baroness regularly stops in Tilburg on our days off to visit our friends, many of whom we met on our first European tour in 2006. In short, Baroness and I have always felt a very strong connection to the organizers, fans, and spirit of Roadburn.

It is with great excitement that Roadburn and I are announcing my upcoming involvement as the curator of Roadburn 2017. It is such a high honor to have even been considered for the role; I feel genuinely privileged to have fostered so many wonderful relationships within the microcosmic-world that surrounds this incredibly unique festival. Without revealing anything too specific concerning the lineup, the groundwork that Walter and I have laid already is staggering, both in its scope and diversity.

I never dreamed that I’d get to communicate with, let alone invite and present so many incredible bands during this one consolidated musical event. I am proud to have the opportunity to showcase so many of those artists, who have had an indelible impact on my own work, so many esteemed friends and tour-mates, and people/ bands with whom so many in our community share fundamental creative ideals.

Additionally, it is yet further honor to have been offered the headlining slot at 013’s main stage on Friday night. When Baroness formed in ’02/’03, we could never have foreseen anything like this; and when I look at this upcoming year (with as much perspective as I am able), it’s obvious how enormous the network of support we’ve been granted has been; and how much back-breaking work has been done by our crew, our team, our friends, and our fans, such that we are able to attend and play a festival in this fashion.

I know I speak for Baroness when I extend a deeply heartfelt “thank you” to everyone who has offered us any type of support over the past 15 years. Every step forward has been painstaking and not without sacrifice, and I/we would like to show our utmost gratitude to any and all who’ve helped us along the way. We will be piecing together a very special set for Roadburn 2017, one which we hope will highlight our history with this festival and our shared history as a band.”

Neurosis & Paradise Lost Set For 2016 Roadburn Festival

Neurosis and Paradise Lost have been booked for the 2016 Roadburn Festival. The festival will take place April 14-17 at 013 in Tilburg, NET, with Paradise Lost playing Gothic in its entirety on April 14, and Neurosis playing a 30th anniversary set on April 16. For more info head to