Final Light (Cult Of Luna, Perturbator) Premiere New Song “In The Void”

Final Light, the project featuring Johannes Persson (Cult Of Luna) and Perturbator, have premiered a new song titled “In The Void.” This track is from their self-titled debut album, which will be released on June 24.

Persson commented:

“There was so much that I was so fucking pissed about. Some of my friends were dealing with a poisonous person: a narcissistic, crazy person. I was walking around full of anger and hate, so I think that came out in those lyrics.”

Pertubator added:

“It was immediate. It’s a project that I really want to share; it’s not only the fruit of a collaboration between me and one of my favorite musicians, but also very unique and once-in-a-lifetime.”

Alcest, Full Of Hell, Ulver, Russian Circles, Etc. Set For 2022 Roadburn Festival

The 2022 Roadburn Festival is officially set to take place in Tilburg, NET on April 21-24. You can find the initial lineup for that event below.

Lineup:

  • Alcest (performing “Écailles De Lune“)
  • Backxwash (performing two sets)
  • Big Brave
  • Blak Saagan (performing “Se Ci Fosse La Luce Sarebbe Bellissimo“)
  • Divide And Dissolve
  • Dödsrit
  • Faceless Entity
  • Full Of Hell (performing four different sets)
  • Gggolddd (performing commissioned music, “This Shame Should Not Be Mine“)
  • Green Lung (performing “Black Harvest“)
  • Helms Alee
  • James Kent & Johannes Persson (performing commissioned music, “Final Light“)
  • Jo Quail (performing commissioned piece, “The Cartographer“)
  • Koldovstvo (performing “Ни царя, ни бога“)
  • Lamp Of Murmuur
  • Lili Refrain
  • Liturgy (performing “H.A.Q.Q.” and “Origin Of The Alimonies“)
  • Midwife
  • Milena Eva & Thomas Sciarone
  • Nothing
  • Primitive Man
  • Russian Circles
  • Sólstafir (performing “Svartir Sandar“)
  • Spirtual Poison
  • The Holy Family
  • Trialogos
  • Ulver
  • Vile Creature & Bismuth (performing commissioned music, “A Hymn Of Loss And Hope“)

Roadburn artistic director Walter Hoeijmakers commented:

“After two years of not being able to host a physical festival, we’re extremely excited to actually return in 2022. Given the circumstances, everything about this has been a real challenge, but we wanted to make sure that next year’s Roadburn will be a stronghold for the forward-thinking artists we all love so much – whether genre-defining established acts or young, up-and-coming artists.

We really want to reconnect them with our international community – artistically, musically and physically – and to see them do what they do best: be on stage. We want to give them a platform in front of a live audience again, as it’s time to celebrate the music they’ve written over the past two years, or the much acclaimed albums that helped us through these strange, unprecedented times.

It’s equally exciting to have Milena Eva and Thomas Sciarone as our 2022 curators; their commissioned music project for Roadburn Redux, This Shame Should Not Be Mine, elevated GGGOLDDD to a whole new level, as it made such a huge impact – musically, emotionally, and spiritually. The intimate connection felt by everyone online will be greatly amplified at Roadburn 2022, and we could think of no one better than Milena and Thomas to get us all reconnected.”

Bossk To Release New Album “Migration” In June, Premiere “Menhir” Music Video

Bossk have announced that their new album “Migration” will be released on June 18. With this news, the band have also released a new song titled “Menhir.” That track features Cult Of Luna‘s Johannes Persson and an official video for it can be found below:

“Migration” Track Listing:

01. “White Stork”
02. “Menhir”
03. “Iter”
04. “HTV-3”
05. “Kibo”
06. “Lira”
07. “Unberth”

In other news, Bossk have also booked a UK tour with Dvne:

12/12 Nottingham, UK – Bodega
12/13 Bristol, UK – The Exchange
12/14 Birmingham, UK – Mama Roux’s
12/15 London, UK – The Garage
12/16 Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
12/17 Manchester, UK – Deaf Institute
12/18 Glasgow, UK – Ivory Blacks

Cult Of Luna’s Johannes Persson On As I Lay Dying’s Tim Lambesis: “How Is That Not A Person You Now Don’t Want Anything To Do With In Your Entire Life”

Cult Of Luna’s Johannes Persson is the latest artist to comment on As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis‘ controversial return to music. The singer infamously tried to hire a hitman to kill his former wife in 2013 and was released from prison in December 2016. Though he didn’t mention him by name, Persson said that when someone does something horrible like that it is hard to understand why anyone would want anything to do with them.

Persson said the following during an interview with The Quietus:

“The background that I’m from – the musical background – was very much integrated with a lot of ethics and it was a very political scene too, which when you come from that kind of scene you think that everybody else thinks the same way in a sense.

So, for example, when a person that just tried to [have his wife killed] – something that happened just a couple of years ago – is out touring and people are happy to have a forgive and forget attitude about it? I cannot get my head around it. I cannot. How is that not a person you now don’t want anything to do with in your entire life?

How can [journalists] write about that band? There are a thousand other bands you can write about. How can you go to their show? How can they not be constantly questioned every single day about it? I don’t understand because with my background we call bullshit on people.

However, it might not sound like it, but I’m all for second chances, as long as that person has shown deep regret and I think that some time must-have passed before you can actually see if a person is sincere enough, and most of all you see it through their actions, not through their words.

For example, OK, let’s talk about this case right now – I’m not even going to say his name – but if you’re sincerely sorry, like I said: fine. Take all your proceedings, everything from every tour and donate it to a battered women’s shelter. Of course, you can take enough to make ends meet but just saying, ‘I’m sorry’, doesn’t cut it, especially when your band called you a sociopath before.

That’s how they work. They adapt to what fits them at this moment. I’m not buying it. You donate your money – at least that’s an action, that’s something that shows you’re going to do something that’s not for yourself. This is also about those coward fucking band members who threw shit on him one second and then when their other band didn’t work well [they welcomed him back] – money talks. That’s how it works.”

[via The PRP]

More Bands Added To 2020 Roadburn Festival

A number of artists have been added to the 2020 Roadburn Festival including: Red Sparowes, Miserable, NGHTCRWLR, Cloud Rat, Russian Circles, Warhorse, Brutus, Hante., Rorcal, Alber Jupiter, Die Wilde Jagd, and Dead Neanderthals. The event will take place on April 16-19 in Tilburg, NET and it will be curated by Emma Ruth Rundle and James Kent (Perturbator), who both have special sets planned. Full Of Hell and Lingua Ignota will also be playing special sets as the artists in residence. Hide, Boy Harsher, HEALTH, She Past Away, and more will perform as well.

Full Of Hell & Lingua Ignota To Serve As Artists In Residence At 2020 Roadburn Festival

Full Of Hell and Lingua Ignota have been confirmed as the artists in residence at the 2020 Roadburn Festival. That event is set to take place on April 16-19 in Tilburg, NET.

Full Of Hell be playing four sets including a collaborative set with Lingua Ignota, a “Weeping Choir” set, a “Trumpeting Ecstasy“ set, and a set featuring material from “Roots Of Earth Are Consuming My Home” and their first 7 inch releases.

Lingua Ignota will be playing the aforementioned set with Full Of Hell, as well as a covers set, an “All Bitches Die” set, and a set featuring a “grand re-imagining” of “Caligula.”

In other news, curators Emma Ruth Rundle and James Kent (Perturbator) have booked some artists for the event, with Rundle having recruited Hide and Kent having recruited Boy Harsher, HEALTH, and She Past Away. A number of other artists have also been added to the festival including: Dool, Bada, and Acid Rooster.

As previously reported, the festival will be commissioning original pieces of music with Perturbator and Cult of Luna’s Johannes Persson set to collaborate. Jo Quail will also be collaborating with the New Trombone Collective as well. Furthermore, Vile Creature and Bismuth are working on a piece called “A Hymn of Loss and Hope” and Julie Christmas is planning to debut new material with a backing band featuring Laura Pleasants (ex-Kylesa) and Persson.

Emma Ruth Rundle & James Kent (Perturbator) To Curate 2020 Roadburn Festival

Emma Ruth Rundle and James Kent (Perturbator) will be serving as curators at the 2020 Roadburn Festival. That event will take place on April 16-19 in Tilburg, NET. In other news, the festival will be commissioning original pieces of music with Perturbator and Cult of Luna’s Johannes Persson set to collaborate. Jo Quail will also be collaborating with the New Trombone Collective as well. Furthermore, Vile Creature and Bismuth are working on a piece called “A Hymn of Loss and Hope” and Julie Christmas is panning to debut new material with a backing band featuring Laura Pleasants (ex-Kylesa) and Persson.