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.

Kylesa’s Laura Pleasants Launches GoFundMe For Her Significant Other’s Cancer Battle

Kylesa’s Laura Pleasants has revealed that her significant other, Brian McGraw, has been diagnosed with cancer. You can help him out with medical expenses by donating via GoFundMe.

Pleasants commented:

“Our journey began September 7th when Brian went in for an endoscopy. He was having classic symptoms of acid reflux but the general medicine was not working and his symptoms were getting worse. We went in thinking that there was a large ulcer or maybe a bad case of GERD. When we heard the word “mass”, we looked at each other with tears in our eyes, completely shocked.

We followed with more tests, doctor visits, a couple of trips to MUSC in Charleston and we landed with an ugly diagnosis. The cancer is in the esophagus, stomach and abdomen lining. We don’t want to get too detailed here… but we do have a lot of medical expenses that are not covered by Brian‘s insurance.

This will be the fight of our lives and we aim to win; to beat this ugly bastard known commonly as Cancer. Neither of us can work at the moment as Brian is not able to and I (Laura) am his nurse and want to be by his side as much as possible through this uphill battle.

It is not in our nature to set up a financial campaign like this, but many folks have asked if/how/where to donate or how to help. This will help pay for a surgery we had to do, medical equipment, medical bills, trips to Charleston, every day stuff like proper food, drugs, etc. It all adds up rather quickly – especially with Laura only working a few hours here and there.

We aim to fight. We aim to win. Any amount, no matter how small, will aid us in this battle. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We love each other more than anything in this world and we love you for caring and helping.

With love and sincerity,
Laura Pleasants & Brian McGraw“

[via The PRP]

New Kylesa Box Set “An Original Album Collection“ To Be Released In September

A new Kylesa CD box set titled “An Original Album Collection“ will be available on September 8. That releasenwil come with “Spiral Shadow“, “From The Vaults, Volume 1“, “Ultraviolet”, and “Exhausting Fire“. Preorders can be found at Amazon.

[via The PRP]

Kylesa Go On Hiatus

Kylesa have announced that they have decided to go on hiatus. You can see the band’s official statement below.

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“To our fans and friends… After 15 years of nonstop touring and writing, we decided that it is time for a break. A lot of you have been asking when we are coming to your part of the world and that means a lot to us. However, we feel it should be known that as of now we have no plans to play any shows or work on any new material. We have collectively decided to take a hiatus with no set date to reconvene. We want to give a huge thanks to all our fans, friends, and family for the support over the years. It has been a killer journey and a real pleasure meeting so many amazing people along the way.”

Jane’s Addiction, Deftones, Eagles Of Death Metal, Ghost, Etc. Set For 2016 Shaky Knees Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2016 Shaky Knees Music Festival. The festival will take place at the Centennial Olympic Park & International Plaza in Atlanta, GA, on May 13-15, and will incluide: Jane’s Addiction (performing “Ritual de lo Habitual“), Deftones, Ghost, Eagles Of Death Metal, The Sword, Baroness, Kylesa, At The Drive-In, and more.

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Rammstein, Black Sabbath, Slayer, Korn, Volbeat, Ghost, Etc. Set For 2016 Hellfest

Most of the lineup has been revealed for the 2016 Hellfest. The festival will take place June 17-19, in Clisson, FRA, and will include: Rammstein, Black Sabbath, Korn, Megadeth, Ghost, Slayer, Bring Me The Horizon, The Offspring, Volbeat, Anthrax, Bullet For My Valentine, Disturbed, King Diamond, Gojira, Shinedown, Testament, and much more.

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