Doom metal is the name of the game now as Lord Vicar, led by the former Reverend Bizarre man Kimi Kärki, has been unleashing the epicus doomicus metallicus since 2007. Even though the line-up consists of members living all around the planet, the four piece has managed to get two albums and, three split releases out by now. The latest opus titled SIGN OF OSIRIS is a fine slab of catchy and spellbinding doom metal. Therefore having an interview with Kimi Karki for Metal-Rules.Com is nothing, but obvious. Read the rest of this entry »
Posts Tagged ‘Roadburn’
013 and Mid Theatre
The 12th – 15th of April
Article and pics by Arto Lehtinen
Once again it is April and time to return to the Roadburn festival in Tillburg, Holland. The line-up for 2011 looked absolutely awesome in every aspect. A few of the bands who were forced to cancel their appearance last year had been re-booked (i.e. Candlemass and Evoken). Roadburn offered a nice deal of Finnish bands as well such as Hooded Menace. It was the sonic masters Sunn O))) who had been chosen to guide and be a curator of the Roadburn 2011. The members of Sunn O))) which have plenty of other bands picked up bands fitting to their taste and the concept of the Roadburn festival. Roadburn could be bigger and larger, but due to the cult status and the will of the organization of the fest, it will remain as intimate as it has been since the beginning. Metal-Rules.com got an excellent privilege of visiting the Roadburn festival for the second time in a row to see plenty of killer bands, smell the taste of weed with awesome people, and be a part of an awesome festival atmosphere.
15 – 18 April 2010
013 and Midi Theatre
The Roadburn festival has gained a real monumental status amongst metal and rock fans around the planet. The festival has become such an ultimate popular event during the past few years that tickets for the festival have been sold out within less than one hour. What makes the Roadburn festival such popular ? Well firstly bands of course, as the festival offers such a diverse line-upl covering a wide range of music from the underground psychedelic and rock, avant-garde stuff, doom or any other variation of metal stuff pleasing the fans of the music and above all the general atmosphere. Metal-Rules got an excellent privilege of visiting the Roadburn festival for the second time in a row to see a plenty of killer bands, smell the taste of the weed and enjoy Triptykon. However as it is widely know the volcanic outburst in Iceland caused nothing but a tremendous headache for the organization of the Roadburn festival. As all the flights were canceled and airports were closed cos ashes of clouds were rolling over Europe resulting several bands were unable to arrive at the Roadburn festival. For example the Swedish doom legends Candlemass was forced to cancel, and Jesu, Evoken and so on. The Norwegians had troubles in getting at Roadburn, but however made it. As several bands didn’t have any other choices, but cancels the appearance that resulted the whole schedule had to be remade and re-arranged. Despite big cancellations, there were after all tons of magic and unique bands on the stage and magic music.