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Soulcrusher III

YOB + Deafheaven

Wiegedood + Dragged Into Sunlight + Whores. + Inter Arma + Slomatics + Hemelbestormer + Ultha + Phantom Winter + Part Chimp + Heads. + Frayle

Tickets
Sat 6 October
  • Early Crusher I€ 35,00
  • Early Crusher II€ 40,00
  • Deur prijs€ 45,00
  • De prijzen zijn inclusief alle kosten.

On Saturday 6 October, Doornroosje will be covered in black again once more for the third edition of Soulcrusher. A must for fans of nasty, monumental riffing and heavy experimental sound carpets. It promises to be a memorable, dark day yet again. Get ready to be crushed!

YOB
American trio YOB have made quite an impression with their heavy doom metal. The New York Times described the band as one of the best of North America, and we don’t think they’re wrong about that. It is not the most prolific band around, but everything they’ve released so far is top quality only. The heavy, yet suspenseful doom sound is unique and very much of their own. The album “Clearing the Path to Ascend” from 2014 is an absolute masterpiece. In June the next album “Our Raw Heart” will come out through Relapse; the terrific artwork is a sign of things to come. We are very happy to present YOB as one of our headliners at Soulcrusher this year.

Deafheaven
American band Deafheaven made quite an impression in 2013 with the album “Sunbather”, not in the least because of the remarkable color of the album cover (which was pink). The band combines black metal, shoegaze and post-rock in an impressive manner: crushingly heavy at times, filled with screams trying desperately through the noise, while quiet sadness comes up from the fog at other sections, with gorgeous guitar melodies left and right. The result is majestic, engaging and dark. The new album “Ordinary Corrupt Human Love” is coming out soon.

De volgende acts op het podium:
YOB

American trio YOB have made quite an impression with their heavy doom metal. The New York Times described the band as one of the best of North America, and we don’t think they’re wrong about that. It is not the most prolific band around, but everything they’ve released so far is top quality only. The heavy, yet suspenseful doom sound is unique and very much of their own. The album “Clearing the Path to Ascend” from 2014 is an absolute masterpiece. In June the next album “Our Raw Heart” will come out through Relapse; the terrific artwork is a sign of things to come. We are very happy to present YOB as one of our headliners at Soulcrusher this year.

Deafheaven

American band Deafheaven made quite an impression in 2013 with the album “Sunbather”, not in the least because of the remarkable color of the album cover (which was pink). The band combines black metal, shoegaze and post-rock in an impressive manner: crushingly heavy at times, filled with screams trying desperately through the noise, while quiet sadness comes up from the fog at other sections, with gorgeous guitar melodies left and right. The result is majestic, engaging and dark. The new album “Ordinary Corrupt Human Love” is coming out soon.

Wiegedood

The Belgian band Wiegedood finished their trilogy “De Doden Hebben Het Goed” this year. On this third part the black metal cuts very close to the bone: the tempo is incredibly high at times, the riffs are excellent and the hoarse screeches of Levy cut through the madness. Wiegedood is also a terrific live band, so it’s absolutely justified to invite them for a show at Soulcrusher.

Dragged Into Sunlight

The maniacal sound of the British band Dragged Into Sunlight is intense, hard as nails and deeply tormented. It is a mixture of several extreme styles, including death, sludge and black. Don’t expect any blastbeats, but sledgehammers, dark bass strokes, and tons of feedback, with T. spewing his anguished vocals over the lot. Effective use of effect pedals and sinister samples make it even gloomier.

Whores.

‘Good times, bad vibes’ is the mantra of the American band Whores., which might as well be bumper sticker wisdom. It’s also saying a lot about the music they produce: the heavy combination of sludge, noise, crust and ruthlessly loud and filthy, like an uppercut to the face. All of these elements are packaged in tiny bombs that happen to be catchy as well. Their album “Gold” from 2016 is one of the best rock albums of the year, even if the songs on it are best consumed live on stage. Don’t miss this.

Inter Arma

After the overwhelming second full-length “Sky Burial” (2013) and the equally brilliant EP “The Cavern” (2014), Inter Arma has proven to be one of the key proponents in the playing field of blackened sludge, post and death metal, and even psych, prog and southern. Very few within the world of heavy music are capable of coming up with this diverse range of styles and make it sound natural. The band from Richmond simply do it anyway. On their third album “Paradise Gallows” their eccentricity is firing on all cylinders once more. Their fourth album is on the way. Time for a show at Soulcrusher!

Slomatics

When a guitarist has a fuzz medal with his own brand name on it then you know you don’t have to worry about a band’s uniqueness in terms of sound. Slomatics is also well-connected to genre peers Conan, which is also a good touchstone. Prepare yourself for a heavy sludge metal show that is bound to terrorize your eardrums. Riffs, riffs and even more riffs.

Hemelbestormer

Post-metal quartet Hemelbestormers debuted in 2016 with “Æther”. A terrific performance at Roadburn gave an enormous boost to their career. Two years on they now present us with the album’s successor, “A Ring of Blue Light”. The word-less mix of post-metal, doom, black metal and a whiff of ambient turn sunlight into darkness right away. The songs are perfect for live performances.

Phantom Winter

The German band Phantom Winter is more or less the successor to Omega Massif. Their most recent album “Into Dark Science” came out this year and it is clearly a way for them to channel their depressions and anger, as it is heavy as fuck. The heavy, sludgy riffs and post-metal melodies clearly share the DNA of Omega Massif, yet the whole is a bit darker because of the aggressive accelerations, built-in blast beat sections and hysteric vocals. Live shows are like being hit by a wrecking ball.

Ultha

This German band has a very clear preference for USBM and wears it proudly. Their latest album “Converging Sins” from 2016 is a highlight that showcases that this preference is equally their strength as a band. Their sound is powerful, sleazy and raw, with a terrific juxtaposition between fast- and snail-paced sections adding to their overall dynamic sound. Their new album is expected in October, just in time for Soulcrusher.

Part Chimp

Part Chimp doesn’t do subtlety: both their albums and their shows are LOUD. Deafening and devestating noise drenched in distortion: the best of Melvins, The Jesus Lizard and Lightning Bolt in a single band. That should give you a good sense of what to expect from these Brits. Highly recommended.

Heads.

Creating a sound that goes beyond uncontrolled anger with a dissonance that exceeds simple feelings of being hurt of wronged: that’s quite a difficult feat that only very few bands manage to pull off during their existence. The German trio of Heads. show that they are capable of doing so however with their new album “Collider”. This is a minor masterpiece: mixing post-punk, noise and sludge is quite unique, loud, powerful, gloomy yet uplifting at the same time.

Frayle

The heavy doom of Frayle has a mesmerizing effect and is inspired by acts like Sleep, Kyuss and Chelsea Wolfe. Vocalist Gwyn Strang adds vocals that blend in with the dark, blood-boiling soundscapes.

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