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Today we announce the incredible news that the prolific AmenRa shall be performing twice at the renowned Roadburn Festival. With a sonic arsenal behind them that covers a broad spectrum of emotive intricacies, AmenRa are perfectly placed to showcase their diversity at Roadburn 2016. The Belgian band will be playing an acoustic set, with an expanded band of musicians, immediately before Neurosis, on the Saturday, and again will take to the main stage on Sunday night to play an electric set. AmenRa are renowned for the intensity of their live performances; often brooding, always evocative. Over the course of five full-length albums, and numerous split releases, AmenRa have carved themselves a nook in the affections of fans over the past twelve years. Their rhythmic – tribal even – nihilistic bludgeoning interspersed with delicate twists has cemented them as a firm favourite with fans of sludge, doom, drone and everything in between. In 2009 when the band recorded an acoustic EP, entitled Afterlife, and played select shows with this material, they retained their unique atmospherics, but introduced a lighter yet still deeply personal element to their output. AmenRa mastermind Colin H Van Eeckhout explains the motivation behind the EP as “borne out of the idea that we wanted to be able to counsel, speak to and guide our (grand) children long after we are gone”. The performances at Roadburn are currently the only planned live outings for AmenRa in 2016, as they intend to dedicate much of the year to simultaneously writing both a second acoustic offering – this time a full-length release – and the follow up to latest album, Mass V. The band are also scheduled to perform at a series of European dates this autumn, including a date at Amplifest, as well as performances in France and the UK. A band like no other, the sounds of AmenRa are raw, honest and sincere, which often provides a helpful guide to listeners when facing the tribulations of life. With that being said, their live presence is simultaneously visceral yet ethereal, crushing yet cathartic, making these dates not to be missed. The full list of dates can be found below:


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In addition to writing the follow-up to MASS V MASS VI – the band are also writing their first acoustic full album, in addition to working on film-scores and music for theatre and contemporary dance performances. Always fully engaged with true creative output, the band continues to work on artwork and visuals to accompany their forthcoming releases too. Outside of AmenRa itself, the band further immerse themselves within various sonic endeavours. Comprising of members from AmenRa, Oathbreaker, Hessian and The Black Heart Rebellion, Harlowe is the remnant of several interesting and great musicians who collided at some point in time, leaving us a mesmerizing acoustic album to be released on 28th September. Mastered by Chris Common (Chelsea Wolfe, Pelican, Palms, Le Butcherettes), further information about the collaboration/pre-order info can be found via Consouling Sounds and you can watch a video of the group at this link. Colin H. van Eeckhout’s 2012 7” split with Nate Hall (US Christmas) has further been revamped and shall too be re-released on the 28th September via Consouling Sounds. This new edition comes with a CHVE ft. Claudia Crobatia cover of Mark Lanegan’s “Bombed”. Further information and pre-orders can be found through Consouling. CHVE will also be releasing his first full length solo album, RASA, via Consouling Sounds, in December. CHVE will also be performing live this autumn alongside Syndrome (featuring fellow AmenRa bandmate Mathieu Vandekerckhove) and Ephameron – the full list of dates can be found at the top of this page.

Nate Hall (US Christmas) European Tour 2015

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It´s time. Time to listen to good music and support good artists. Go see Nate Hall!!! „The river doesn’t ever stop. It is a continuous bringer of whatever it touches, and whomever is chosen to step within its waters. The first time I heard Nate Hall’s voice I knew that I was hearing something that would haunt me forever. The unmistakable sound of mountains‘ wind and the desperation and anguish of truth and experience. Authenticity isn’t something you can acquire. Either you are or you are not. Nate’s work shows a depth of heart and a pure channeling that you wont come across 10 times in your life. This is the work of the soul that we all know. And the soul that knew us first. You aren’t born into this and you don’t die out of it. This is eternity, and it brings us all to the center of the river that wants us to be here at this moment.“ – Scott Kelly (Neurosis) about Nate Hall

16.09    GER – Stuttgart @ Contain’t

17.09    BEL – Gent @ Consouling Records In-Store

18.09    NL – Tilburg @ INCUBATE FEST

19.09    BEL – Liege @ L’An Vert

20.09    POR – Porto @ AMPLIFEST

21.09    GER – Leipzig @ Hellheim

22.09    PL – Warsaw @ Chmury

23.09    GER – Berlin @ Keith

24.09    CZ – Prague @ Klub 007 Strahov

25.09    GER – Schwandorf @ Wohnzimmer

26.09    AUT – Linz @ Kapu

27.09    SK – Trnava @ Art Klub

28.09    AUT – Vienna @ Arena Beisl

29.09    HUN – Budapest @ Wave Music Shop  (early)

29.09    HUN – Budapest @ Vittula Klub

30.09    HUN – Szeged @ Mora Ferenc Museum  (early)

30.09    HUN – Szeged @ Grand Cafè

01.10    SRB – Belgrade @ Leila Records & Books  (early)

01.10    SRB – Belgrade @ Kc Grad

02.10    SRB – Novi Sad @ CK 13

03.10    SLO – Ljubljana @ Channel Zero

04.10    CRO – Rijeka @ Klub Palach

05.10    CRO – Zagreb @ Mochvara 

06.10    ITA – Bibione (VE) @ Beach Invaders Music Bar

07.10    ITA – Bologna @ Freak Out

08.10    ITA – Varese @ Twiggy

09.10    AUT – Feldkirch @ Graf Hugo

10.10    SWI – La Chaux De Fonds @ Café L’Entre-Deux

11.10    SWI – Geneva @ L’Usine

HIGH ON FIRE, BLACK TUSK, BASK European Tour Oct/Nov 2015

Dear friends,

My Proud Mountain Booking is proud to announce HIGH ON FIREs second European run 2015, hitting 14 countries from Oct 27th to Nov 25th 2015, sharing the stage with Black Tusk and Bask on most of the shows. Shortly after the release of “Luminiferous” – High on Fires long awaited 7th record – and the summer run in June, we are super exited to have them here again. High on Fire, Black Tusk and Bask together on tour. You can fill in your personal superlatives here: ____. Please find info on all acts below.


HIGH ON FIRE, BLACK TUSK, BASK – European Tour Oct/Nov 2015

27.10.    NO-Oslo, Parkteatret*

28.10.    NO-Bergen, Hulen*

30.10.    FI-Helsinki, Korjaamo**

31.10.    FI-Jyväskylä, Lutakko**

03.11.    PL-Cracow, Fabryka

04.11.    GER-Dresden, Chemiefabrik

05.11.    GER-Berlin, So36

06.11.    NL-Amsterdam, Melkweg

07.11.    UK-Leeds, Damnation Festival***

09.11.    IE-Belfast, Limelight

10.11.    IE-Dublin, Button Factory

11.11.    UK-Bristol, Exchange

12.11.    UK-London, Scala

13.11.    BE-Brussels, VK

14.11.    GER-Bochum, Matrix

16.11.    GER-Wiesbaden, Schlachthof

17.11.    CH-Zürich, Ziegel Oh Lac

18.11.    IT-Milan, Lo Fi Club

19.11.    FR-Paris, Divan Du Monde

21.11.    NL-Eindhoven, Speedfest***

22.11.    DK-Copenhagen, Vega

23.11.    SE-Malmö, KB

24.11.    SE-Gothenburg, Pustervik

25.11.    SE-Stockholm, Kagelbanan****


* with Monolithic

** with Dark Buddha Rising

***only with Black Tusk

**** only with Bask

HIGH ON FIRE (photo by J. Hubbard)
„Matt Pike is guitar god to a generation of bikers, barbarians and beardos, and Luminiferous is one of his finest hours, full of enough gruff He-Man barking and muscular,  Motörheaded riff wizardry to soundtrack Season 666 of Game of Thrones” – Rolling StoneWorld-renowned power trio HIGH ON FIRE released its highly-anticipated new album, Luminiferous, on June 22 via Century Media in Europe. Recorded at Salem, Massachusetts‘ GodCity Studios with producer Kurt Ballou, the record is the follow-up to the group’s 2012 release, De Vermis
BLACK TUSK (photo by Geoff L Johnson)
Savannah, Georgia’s heavy-rockin road dogs return to Europe with High on Fire. Black Tusk is a blast of high octane raging Southern rock/metal that merges the classic original backwoods metallic hardcore Black Tusk sound with the newer more polished rock based tunes the band has honed after years on the road with bands like Baroness, Skeleton Witch, Mastodon, Kvelertak and more.Very heavy, fast paced and full of the best extracted portions of rock and roll mixed with the dedication of
„I haven’t heard anything quite like this all year long, and I’ve listened to damn near a 1000 different albums at this point, mostly good, some great, and a few, like Bask, get the nod as being magnificent“  -Ripple MusicNew record „American Hollow“ out on This Charming Man Records September 18th. To say it with the words of the record label: This is the right thing for fans of Red Fang, Baroness, Led Zeppelin and Band of

NEUROSIS 30th Anniversary shows at Roadburn 2016

NEUROSIS 30th Anniversary shows at Roadburn 2016

My Proud Mountain Booking is overwhelmed by announcing that NEUROSIS will play TWO shows at Roadburn Festival 2016. There is nothing more to say than the official Roadburn announcement states below. Enjoy, Ansgar, Joy & Rike

Roadburn 2016 Will Host NEUROSIS’ 30th Anniversary CelebrationsRoadburn Festival is elated to announce that our spiritual brethren from NEUROSIS will celebrate their 30th anniversary at the 2016 edition of the festival. The iconic, California-based band have planned just two events to mark this career milestone – one of which will be in San Francisco (March 4 & 5 at the Regency Ballroom), the other at Roadburn. „To be invited to celebrate our 30th anniversary in Europe at Roadburn is an absolute honor. Roadburn is a treasured and unique event that embodies the spirit of open minded community and original, emotional heavy music. We are humbled to be a part of it again“ – NEUROSIS,  August 2015. NEUROSIS will in fact perform twice at Roadburn 2016 – as headliners on both Saturday 16 April, and on Sunday 17 April. The two sets will span the band’s entire career, showcasing NEUROSIS’ comprehensive evolution from their primitive beginnings to the seminal, epic outfit they are today –the band’s ever evolving, sonic palette has become a template for underground music over the last three decades, and resist genre classification. Starting on Saturday night, and when closing the festival on Sunday night, NEUROSIS will delve into tracks from their entire discography – from debut release Pain of Mind right through to 2012’s Honor Found In Decay. Each set will be completely different, and each album will be explored, allowing the band and the audience alike to revisit various parts of the band’s history. NEUROSIS are very much a part of the tapestry that makes up Roadburn’s legacy; the announcement of their first headline slot at Roadburn 2007, marked a stylistic shift for the festival. It’s the origin of what Roadburn has become today – artistically and musically. Having NEUROSIS to curate Roadburn 2009, and bringing the European version of Beyond The Pale to the festival, was our humble way of honoring their enormous contributions to the evolution of heavy music. Over the years, we have also played host to many NEUROSIS-linked side and solo projects, as well as bands that nestle under the Neurot Recordings label umbrella. Now, with the band celebrating their 30th anniversary at Roadburn 2016, we feel that the festival finally has come full circle – there isn’t anyone more attuned to the atmosphere and energy of Roadburn than NEUROSIS, and offering them the opportunity to the celebrate their 30 years of existence at the festival, is a heartfelt tribute to their iconic style and sound that has influenced us all so much. Roadburn Festival takes place between 14 – 17 April 2016 at the 013 venue, in Tilburg, The Netherlands. Ticket announcements will follow in due course.
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Author & Punisher – Melk en Honing

Today we want to announce the new album of our booking artistsAuthor & Punisher titled „Melk en Honing“.„Melk en Honing” is released on Housecore Records and produced by Philip H. Anselmo, the voice of Pantera & Down.A great record from a great artist. Here you find some press quotes and more info of record and artist below. Author & Punisher will tour Europe again in January 2016 and we hope to see you there.   Press quotes:  ‘Listening to Author & Punisher is always a powerful and illuminating experience, and Melk En Honing sees Shone uniting heaviness with accessibility in ways he never has before. Few artists can make the unpredictable thrive within the repetitive and coax genuine emotion from cold, lifeless steel; when you find one, you had better take a listen.’ (METALSUCKS, Rating 4/5) ‘It’s an active listen though- you can’t just throw this on and go about your day. Really get in there and pick apart thenoises!’ (METALINJECTION) ‘If the Author & Punisher that released Drone Machines was the 800 series Terminator,  Melk en Honing is the T-1000 version and this timeit’s not going to be stopped.’ (THE SLEEPING SHAMAN) ‘Thankfully though, this bleak worldview hasn’t stopped Author & Punisher from becoming one of the most prolific acts in aggressive music, and it doesn’t look like it will slow him down anytime soon.’ (NOISEY/VICE) ‘Melk En Honing is perhaps likely to be one of the most quietly distinctive Metal albums of the year, simultaneously mechanised andsurprisingly human, and is unmistakably the work of a man with a fiercely independent vision that extends far beyond his unorthodox methods and deep into the music itself.’ (GHOST CULT , Rating 8/10)  ‘A haunting, cinematic take on post-apocalyptic art.’ (METAL HAMMER, Rating 8/10)


The Artist Author & Punisher

Author & Punisher is a new league of unwieldy heavy music and live performance. Tristan Shone, the creator and sole artist of A&P, combines an impressive background in mechanical engineering and conceptual sculpture to create what Wired Magazine has hailed as his own “special brand of doom metal.”  As experimental as Shone is at times, with the high fidelity drone so thick and pulsating it lays a sonic lead blanket waving over your core, it lingers only as long as it needs, regrouping or intensifying with pounding live rhythms and vocals.  The sound builds up anxiously but always rewards with a hint of hope in the form of epic sonic phrases leaving you feeling exhausted but satisfied.Abandoning the typical guitar and drums set up, Author & Punisher makes aggressive rhythmic and oscillatory soundscapes from his own custom fabricated and precision machinery.  Designed by Shone himself, the instruments of Author & Punisher are custom devices that begin mostly as big chunks of aluminium and steel that are worked into all manners of wheels, throttles, pedals, and masks to manipulate sound live. Shone’s electromechanical arsenal and physical approach to live production become to heavy music what Survival Research Laboratories was to live, unscripted performance art.After leaving a career as mechanical engineer in Boston to focus on art and sculpture, Tristan Shone created Author & Punisher while getting his MFA in Southern California. In the metal and machine shops of University of California, San Diego, Shone forged a relationship with design, sound and fabrication that ultimately yielded A&P’s first 3 albums and mapped the journey away from traditional instrumentation towards custom made, precision machinery that he calls Drone Machines, Dub Machines and now his series of Masks.All aspects of the A&P sound begin with physical movement, limbs struggling in unison to coordinate a wall of electronic rhythm and oscillation, ultimately conditioned by an organic and loose quality absent of sequencing and plastic perfection. Author & Punisher performances are a real amalgamation between man and mechanisms. They are direct, physical, heavy experiences that have amassed praise and intrigue from a wide array of audiences. Pitchfork styled him “immediate but mysterious,” Stereogum described his “chilling, unrecognizable form,” and NPR hails him as “a thrill [who] fires on all cylinders.”
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