The Roadburn festival has become an essential and important festival here in Europe. Even though the festival has been restricted to app. 2500 people, its appreciation is tremendous and praised amongst underground metal fans. What makes the Roadburn festival so popular? Well firstly, it’s bands of course. The festival offers such a diverse line-up covering a wide range of music from underground metal, psychedelic rock, avant-garde stuff, doom, or any other variation of metal pleasing fans of the music and above all giving a great general atmosphere. Metal-Rules.com had the privilege of visiting the Roadburn festival for the fifth time in a row to see plenty of killer bands, smell the weed and enjoy Electric Wizard being the curator of the Roadburn Festival 2013. The British stoner legends Electric Wizard had picked bands for the special day. In general, the whole Roadburn festival is such an unique concept that wouldn’t work anywhere else. Where else could some relative unknowns play to a crowned venue. Here we come again, here is a brief article on the fest.
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ELECTRIC WIZARD “Witchcult Today” and “Black Masses” limited edition 50/50 colored vinyl now available for pre-order!
“Black Masses” and “Witchcult Today” cds are also available
In a continued effort to provide fans with the highest quality products, Metal Blade is happy to announce two more gatefold, double vinyl releases. Electric Wizard’s 2007 release, Witchcult Today, and 2010’s Black Masses, will be available on vinyl in North America on May 22nd, 2012. Each album will be issued as double LP gatefold with sleeves on 50/50 colored vinyl. Witchcult Today’s two discs will be on silver/black and silver/clear, while Black Masses will be purple/black and purple/silver. Both albums can be pre-ordered now on metalblade.com. Reserve yours now before they are gone!
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Let Me Hear You Scream Sweden Rockkkk.Well the annual roadtrip to Swedenrock by the Finnish Metal Rules.com team is already into it’s 11th year! The 2011 line up presented a wide range of metal and hard rock in the line-up. Over 70 metal and rock bands offered one hell of an experience for the attendees. Sweden Rock has been successful during the past ten years as the festival has always been sold out. This year wasn’t any exception as the fest was sold out despite the lousy economic situation worldwide and the ticket price had risen a little bit. ver these 11 years of coverage, it has become quite logical for us to give an in depth article of several bands performing at Sweden Rock to all the readers out there. The weather once again showed positive and negative aspects like in 2010. It either rained or was windy with a little sunshine. But we were there for bands, not for having some beach party crap. Unfortunately, we are not able to cover every bloody band, but hopefully you will have a pleasant reading experience… Enjoy or die!!!
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Electric Wizard is one of the most revered and influential doom metal-acts of our time. They’re also a band that loves flipping the bird at everybody, themselves included. Since their 1995 debut they have released a total of seven albums packed with drug-romanticism, hedonism, occult symbolism and good old-fashioned horror-motifs. Releases like “Come My Fanatics…” (1997) and “Dopethrone” (2000) have been pronounced classics, though their immediate successors got a slightly more tepid response. However, the band’s previous album “Witchcult Today” (2007) re-ignited the fire. Its successor is the brand new “Black Masses”, and this summer will see the debut at SRF for Jus Oborn & Co. Great news for any doom metal-fan!
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Confirmed bands so far out of a total of around 70:
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
Rhapsody of Fire
Jason & the Scorchers
Dan Reed Band
The tickets to Sweden Rock Festival 2011 are now released and you buy them directly online at our homepage.
More information at: www.swedenrock.com
“THE HEAVIEST BAND IN THE UNIVERSE” SET TO UNLEASH NEW MUSIC
World-class British doom metal band ELECTRIC WIZARD will release its long-awaited new album Black Masses in North America on January 18, 2011 via Rise Above Records. The legendary group’s seventh studio album and first since 2007’s Witchcult Today, Black Masses was recorded with Grammy Award-winning British recording engineer Liam Watson (The White Stripes) in London’s Toe Rag Studios and promises to deliver “a crushing behemoth of funereal march pyschedelia” and “the oblivion and ecstasy of 10,000 watts of doom!”
Long hailed as the true heirs to Black Sabbath, ELECTRIC WIZARD have achieved near iconic status in the metal underground but have not — as of yet — crushed the world! Now, in league with Satan himself, ELECTRIC WIZARD prepares to annihilate the planet with Black Masses, its new LP and dark prayer to “Luciferian heavy metal” via crackling, vintage valve amplifiers set to full overdrive. Propelled by gigantic riffs and dripping with dark, bluesy undertones, Black Masses is an ugly, sleazy and dirty album steeped in unruly themes of 70’s exploitation cinema, occultism, substance abuse and narco-satanism. Taken as a whole, the record creates a twisted amalgam of late 60’s dark acid psychedelia and early 80’s satanic metal, all draped in both vile, misanthropic imagery and lyrics.
“This ritual incantation of heavy metal sorcery will break down your psyche as wave upon crushing wave of lead weight acid-laced Doom leaves you numb and broken before our unholy altar,” declared ELECTRIC WIZARD cult leader Jus Oborn when reached for comment. “Violent, bleak and ritualistic, we bow to the black altar of the RIFF. We do not rock, we kill!”
The track listing for ELECTRIC WIZARD’s Black Masses is as follows:
1.) Black Mass
2.) Venus in Furs
3.) Night Child
4.) Patterns of Evil
5.) Satyr IX
6.) Turn Off Your Mind
7.) Scorpio Curse
8.) Crypt of Drugula
Accessible and exciting yet violent and evil, ELECTRIC WIZARD has been riding a black wave of success since its formation in 1993. The band is an all encompassing paean to “dark and weird subjects” and a true celebration of bizarre low brow art (think: Weird Tales), vintage horror and B-movies, subversive foreign comics and H.P. Lovecraft coupled with a morbid fascination in cults, witchcraft, freemasonry, biker culture and ancient occult sciences and how these dark arts can be applied to music. The quartet’s incendiary and apocalyptic live performances have thrilled audiences the world over culminating in near iconic status amongst true fanatics and devotees of HEAVY music. Now the band has prepared Black Masses – its greatest work and bleakest art in unholy thanks! Prepare…
In addition to Oborn, ELECTRIC WIZARD features Liz Buckingham (guitars), Tas Danazoglou (bass) and Shaun Rutter (drums / percussion).
Updated ELECTRIC WIZARD news and information will be made available via the band’s online domain: www.myspace.com/electricwizarddorsetdoom