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Soulcrusher 2024

On 11 & 12 October we descend into the dark abyss once again with apocalyptic, bonecrushing riffs and devastating soundscapes with a spark of light.

Check out the line-up and day splits below. There is still more to follow soon… Click here for tickets.

Line-up

Zeal & Ardor
Sa 12 October

Zeal & Ardor (swi)

Zeal & Ardor

Zeal & Ardor (swi)

Sa 12 October

Zeal & Ardor is the brainchild of the visionary Manuel Gagneux, an American of Swiss descent. Their debut album ‘Devil is Fine’ made a significant impact in the underground metal scene. The electrifying fusion of black metal and African American spiritual music is groundbreaking and defies boundaries. Industrial rhythms, gently plucked guitars and synthy soundscapes may haunt these realms, but the blood and fire reverberating through history’s dark corridors remains on the albums that followed. Blending haunting melodies, blistering riffs, and powerful lyrics that delve into themes of struggle, defiance, and redemption. Prepare to be mesmerized by their raw energy and unique sound that challenges conventions and ignites the soul.

HEALTH
Fr 11 October

HEALTH (usa)

HEALTH

HEALTH (usa)

Fr 11 October

Born in the heady grime of downtown L.A.’s noise scene, HEALTH distinguished themselves with their unique blend of noise, rock, and electronic music. Their early shows were characterized by intense, chaotic performances that quickly garnered attention. Throughout their career, HEALTH has collaborated with various artists and musicians, expanding their sonic palette, exploring new sonic territories. This long and willfully unconventional career arc has coalesced in their latest album ‘RAT WARS’. It showcases a cacophony of aggressive noise, pulsating electronic beats, and haunting melodies that encapsulates the band’s signature sound while venturing into darker and more experimental realms.

Blackbraid
Fr 11 October

Blackbraid (usa)

Blackbraid

Blackbraid (usa)

Fr 11 October

It is with a great anticipation to welcome the indigenous black metal project Blackbraid as it is their first ever NL appearance. The American indigenous black metal project caused quite a stir the last few years with their riveting music. Hailing from the depths of the Adirondack wilderness creating music as raw and powerful as the mountains from whence it came…The music of Blackbraid is inspired by the forces of nature in the land around us, overpowering emotions of rage and sadness, and the deep spirituality of the project’s creator, Sgah’gahsowáh; a southern native raised in the mountains of the northeast of the United States. His stage name was chosen to honor the Mohawk land which inspires much of Blackbraid’s music.

Ulcerate
Sa 12 October

Ulcerate (nzl)

Ulcerate

Ulcerate (nzl)

Sa 12 October

Originating from Auckland, New Zealand, the unorthodox ensemble Ulcerate artistry is characterized by a whirlwind of scything art-metal guitars, thunderous, intricate drumming, and guttural vocal roars which create an overwhelming sense of impending doom. Their initial intention was to craft dark, oppressive death metal – a vision that subsequently evolved into an innovative, nuanced approach embracing atmospheric and mood-rich elements. All of the released records so far garnered widespread acclaim, noted for its unique mixture of emotive melodicism and crushing darkness. The year 2024 will herald the arrival of ‘Cutting The Throat Of God’, the next step and mind-bending new album from these unparalleled crushing titans. Proving Ulcerate to be at the vanguard of modern extreme metal.

INTER ARMA
Fr 11 October

Inter Arma (usa)

INTER ARMA

Inter Arma (usa)

Fr 11 October

For nearly two decades, the boundless Richmond metal band Inter Arma has emerged as one of the most inspired and fearless acts in or around American metal. Its thicket of ever-dense layers of doom, death, and black metal occasionally let bits of light slip in, fleeting reminders to keep going amid the tumult. You can toss any number of adjectives at the Richmond metal band — psychedelic, progressive, dissonant, sludgy, doomy — but few acts capture the sublime wonder and terror that Inter Arma evokes. With a reputation for innovation and a commitment to artistic integrity, Inter Arma stands as one of the most compelling and influential bands in the contemporary underground metal scene. Their live reputation is second to none, an absolute crowd favourite and also one of ours. This is definitely a one to watch.

MIZMOR
Sa 12 October

Mizmor (usa)

MIZMOR

Mizmor (usa)

Sa 12 October

Mizmor, or מזמור in their original Hebrew name, is an entity hailing from Portland, Oregon that has been at the forefront of those who look to redefine black metal’s barriers, erasing them with ashes of drone, sludge and doom. The content behind the project is that of the existential – primal and innate musings about cause, purpose, self, and god. It is the search for light and truth, or the fact that there is none. It comes from an embittered, burned, confused, and broken heart. It is the fight for survival when reason and foundation has turned to nothingness. It is the crashing down of towers of falsehood and the freedom that comes through a certain kind of grief. Ultimately, Mizmor is the manifestation of a long-felt depression with no end in sight. But still it is hauntingly beautiful and thus comforting nonetheless.

Pharmakon
Sa 12 October

Pharmakon (usa)

Pharmakon

Pharmakon (usa)

Sa 12 October

Margaret Chardiet is an interdisciplinary sound artist born and based in New York City. Pharmakon as a project, entity, and process exists and evolves in true protean form, developing alongside and within Margaret’s personal experience and auto-didactic philosophies. Her work as a whole is a forced self-possession: a celebration of ferality and viscereality, abandoning a society that has never accepted anything it couldn’t also exploit. Chardiet uses electronic synthesis as a tool to transfer this self-possession physiologically and intra-spatially into the bodies of their audience. Pharmakon’s live musical act has been described as confrontational and concise, attempting to ‘cross the boundary between performer and audience’.

Coilguns
Sa 12 October

Coilguns (swi)

Coilguns

Coilguns (swi)

Sa 12 October

Initially coming from the DIY hardcore scene, Coilguns have crafted since then their very own blend of pissed-off punk and extatic noise-rock. The band is known for its raw, uncompromising and euphoric live performances, proudly serving the dancing freaks and the crowd-surfing weirdos. The blend of sludge, hardcore, noise, industrial, punk and hardcore is exhilarating, mechanical and brutal. Shows by these Swiss often derail into tight chaos. It’s as if a wrecking ball is hurtling through the room. As they have proven earlier as closers of Soulcrusher 2021.  It’s almost unnecessary to say that you don’t want to miss them this year.

GOST
Fr 11 October

GOST (usa)

GOST

GOST (usa)

Fr 11 October

Emerging from the shadows of the underground electronic music scene, GOST is a one-man synthwave powerhouse that has been captivating audiences worldwide with his unique blend of darksynth, retrowave, and industrial influences. With a haunting aesthetic and a penchant for cinematic soundscapes, GOST delivers a sonic experience that transports listeners to a dystopian realm where nostalgia collides with futuristic sounds. Known for his electrifying live performances, GOST brings his music to life on stage with a visually stunning show that combines dynamic lighting, mesmerizing visuals, and raw energy.

Lamp of Murmuur
Fr 11 October

Lamp of Murmuur (usa)

Lamp of Murmuur

Lamp of Murmuur (usa)

Fr 11 October

Few artists in recent memory have swept through the dark underground with the excited fervour that Lamp of Murmuur has achieved since first appearing with a string of demos in 2019. Despite the project’s quick rise to renown, little is known about the band except that the project hails from Los Angeles, CA, and is led by an enigmatic man known as M. There is no shortage of raw black metal projects around the world but the way that M. approaches the genre sets Lamp of Murmuur on a different path than many of its contemporaries. With two albums already under his belt (and a third one set to be released early in 2023) M.’s explorations in black metal stray enough to keep his approach fresh and mysterious, without compromising the extreme core of the project. Truly a driving force in modern-day underground metal. One to watch during Soulcrusher.

Dödsrit
Fr 11 October

Dödsrit (swe/nl)

Dödsrit

Dödsrit (swe/nl)

Fr 11 October

From the shadowy desolated woods of Borlänge, Sweden and the rusting urban lechery of Amsterdam, The Netherlands comes Dödsrit, a maelstrom of soul tearing blackness and cacophony. Whether painting landscapes of storming riffs, crescendos of pulsing intensity, or immersing mournful wails, Dödsrit’s crushing devotion to the visceral element in men and nature allured from its very inception. While rooted in the black metal scene, the group’s sonic traits expand wide and beyond, from repetitive and atmospheric upsurges of misty ambiance to melancholic yet triumphant infused outbreaks, a pallet of sorts that provides this journey with an uproar of emotions.

MORNE
Sa 12 October

Morne (usa)

MORNE

Morne (usa)

Sa 12 October

Morne sit at the intersection of post-metal and doom with the residue of crust and sludge corroding any exposed surfaces. The American band have mastered the art of heaviness. Their style blends doom metal and classic british crust but stretches beyond those boundaries, combining a bleak lyrical style with driving riffs. Morne play the style particularly well as has been proven on their five albums released thus far. The unsettling effects create an enticing atmosphere. Layers gradually build, with percussive elements increasing the discomfort. The guttural vocals only serve to add to this overwhelming weight. Their music is raw and honest, yet the production and musicianship keep the tracks approachable and utterly compelling.

Woe
Fr 11 October

Woe (usa)

Woe

Woe (usa)

Fr 11 October

Hailing from the depths of the American black metal scene, Woe emerges as a force to be reckoned with. With blistering riffs, relentless drumming, and raw, emotive vocals, Woe crafts a sound that is both punishing and cathartic. Their music delves into the darkest recesses of the human experience, exploring themes of despair, isolation, and existential anguish. With each release, Woe pushes the boundaries of the genre, evolving and refining their sound while maintaining their uncompromising intensity. With the latest ‘Legacies of Frailty’ as the latest proof of this.

FIVE THE HIEROPHANT
Fr 11 October

Five the Hierophant (uk)

FIVE THE HIEROPHANT

Five the Hierophant (uk)

Fr 11 October

Five The Hierophant is a boundary-pushing instrumental trio that defies categorization, seamlessly blending elements of doom metal, avant-garde jazz, and experimental soundscapes. Hailing from London, the band has garnered international acclaim for their innovative approach to music, creating immersive and atmospheric compositions that challenge conventions and captivate audiences. a sonic tapestry of dark and brooding textures, intricate rhythms, and haunting melodies. With influences ranging from traditional doom metal to free jazz and world music, the band crafts a unique sound that is both hypnotic and unsettling. The British band have been praised for their depth, complexity, and fearless experimentation. It earned them a dedicated following and recognition as one of the most exciting and forward-thinking acts in the underground music scene.

GREAT FALLS
Sa 12 October

Great Falls (usa)

GREAT FALLS

Great Falls (usa)

Sa 12 October

Read any article or comment thread about the Seattle noise-rock outfit Great Falls and you’re likely to see descriptors like cathartic, heavy, crushing, and unhinged. Maybe even psychotic. And sure, those are all apt. For over a decade, Great Falls have honed their sludgy, overwhelmingly intense brand of heaviness, punctuated by delectably discordant riffs, terrifyingly low, thwacking bass lines, and mesmerizingly tight percussion. They’re also notorious for their energetic and confrontational stage presence. But the most striking aspect of Great Falls, setting them apart from the murky sea of sludge metal and AmRep-inspired noise-rock bands, is their ability to paint a deeply, utterly human story through an all-out assault on the senses. Something that is showcased to perfection on their latest album ‘Objects Without Pain’ released by Neurot records.

Kollaps
Sa 12 October

Kollaps (aus)

Kollaps

Kollaps (aus)

Sa 12 October

Australian post-industrialists Kollaps are a three piece creating a unique brand of primitive noise ‘intended for degenerates and outsiders’. The band’s distinctive primordial tones are created using appropriated waste materials like scrap metal, raw plastics and steel plates combined with blistering percussion, bass and vocals. This is no empty ‘industrial’ gesture, for the band this process of creation facilitates the literal use of postmodern society against itself.

ZETRA
Fr 11 October

Zetra (uk)

ZETRA

Zetra (uk)

Fr 11 October

Spectres have been stirring in the shadows for years now. Dark eyes watching from pallid faces. Siren songs calling to lost souls. In the blackest corners of the UK underground, a name whispered relentlessly amongst the faithful, first with curiosity, then soul-shuddering awe: Zetra. Bringing  blend of shimmering shoegaze, electronic ambient and pulsating goth-metal work deep beneath the skin, it is a masterclass in intimate dark romanticism and sweeping elemental beauty. A dark gospel unpicking all manner of psychological knots and existential truths.

Ticket Info

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FAQ

Every October (11 & 12 October are the dates for 2024) at the Doornroosje venue, Stationsplein 11, Netherlands.

Tickets are available. If tickets are not sold out, they will also be available to purchase directly at the box-office.

Yes, you should receive a confirmation within 24 hours. Make sure to check your spam folder. If you did not receive anything or if you have any other ticketing-related issues with your order, get in touch: info@doornroosje.nl.

Timeschedules Soulcrusher 2024 to follow

Yes. You will receive a stamp which allows you to leave and re-enter the venue.

Next to our regular array of beverages there is a specialty craft beer bar on the second floor in the foyer next to the merchandise. Fresh hot meals will be served from 5.30PM in the foyer of the purple room. It is not allowed to bring your own food into the venue.

There is no minimum age for the Soulcrusher festival. If you’re under 14 years old, you must be accompanied by someone over 18.

Please note the music volume can be loud and consider suitable ear protection.

Click here for an overview of hotels and accomodations in Nijmegen.

You can find all the details for parking here (in Dutch).

Make sure you get home safely, you can always share a ride or call a taxi.

It is PIN only in Doornroosje at the bar and food stands. Merchandise can be purchased with cash only, but more often also with card. There are ATM’s nearby the venue.

Yes, you can bring a basic camera without removable lenses and other accessories including monopods, selfie sticks, tripods. Please be respectful of the artists and the people around you when using your camera and turn the flash off. Professional camera’s or filming equipment are prohibited.

Selling or dealing drugs
Weapons and dangerous items
Outside food or beverages
Professional recording equipment
Professional video equipment
Camera accessories

Doornroosje is fully accessible for wheelchairs (except for the balcony in the main room).

Yes, there is a wardrobe which is free of charge. There are also a limited amount of lockers availabe for €2.

For all issues regarding ticket orders, please check out ticket help section here. If you still have questions, get in touch: info@doornroosje.nl.

No refunds or exchanges allowed although you can give / sell your ticket to someone else. The line-up subject to change.

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