I have been coming to Roadburn every year (missed 2017) since 2005. The Roadburn experience is just part of my life now. The yearly pilgrimage is about to start in Tilburg to meet up with Walter and music enthusiasts from around the world and experience many one off music events. The focus of the festival is to bring together a one of a kind unique festival experience with a huge variety of music but all of it intense and emotional. Last year there was a large focus on the Icelandic music scene. This year the highlight will be the San Diego invasion and the interaction of Earthless with some of the Japanese bands. This should be special. Orangi Pazuzzi meets Dark Buddha Rising to make a brand new piece of music called the Waste of Space orchestra is one I really look forward to as well.
Next up we had a chance to catch a bit of Uniform before Earthless. This was super powerful stuff and I really got into it a lot. A trio that sounded a lot like Ministry. The guitar player had one of the nastiest tones of the festival. Just dirty and mean guitar sound! Singer was great and the drummer pounded with a mixture of triggered drums and real drums. Check out the video.
We needed to rest and get some food so we missed Petyr doing a set of 70s covers in the Hall of Fame, so next up was Damo Suzuki and Earthless. They actually had the sitar-keyboard player from Kikagaku Moyo playing with them as well. This was one pretty intense 75min jam. Damo looked and sang great. It was very hot in the hall but people were pretty engaged. Issaih still was able to do a lot of solos and there were some intense interactions with the guitar and sitar. The sound was not very good though. Way better for Kikagaku Moyo. Issaih played with a lot of delay which gave it a more spaced out sound.
|Tim- Supersonic Blues|
|Zakk ripping it up with Volcano|