If there’s one thing that unites everyone at the Roadburn festival it’s riffs. Portland, Oregon hessians Lord Dying have knocked-out some of the tastiest, meatiest, riffs of recent times via their skull-cracking caveman metal debut album Summon The Faithless on Relapse Records, and so it is that the Roadburn festival announced that they will be playing Roadburn 2014 on Thursday, April 10th at the 013 venue in Tilburg, Holland.
Lord Dying’s debut album Summon The Faithless is a brutalist primitive take on the doomed fist-pounding head-banging mania of High On Fire, suffused with the rusty razor edge of early death metal. Scything, bludgeoning guitars rip and tear through flesh and bone as frontman Erik Olson spits bile like the bastard offspring of Cronos and Matt Pike.
Lord Dying’s latest album Summon The Faithless is streaming in its entirety via Bandcamp here.
North Carolina’s ASG are currently celebrating their highest charting and most critically acclaimed album to date, their breakthrough release Blood Drive, which is their first for Relapse Records and fourth album to date. Blood Drive is a killer sludgy, psychedelic, hard rock and Southern (stoner) rock hybrid that brings to mind bands like Torche, old Queens of the Stone Age or Jane’s Addiction with a fierce Southern twang.
ASG write big groovy riffs and super catchy hooks. Frontman Jason Shi’s distinctive melodic voice adds a poppy element with some gruffness thrown in for good measure!
ASG will bring their straight up, big, bright sounds to Roadburn Festival 2014 on Thursday, April 10 at Het Patronaat in Tilburg, The Netherlands. ASG has always been a relentless live-act from the get go, and it will be an absolute delight to see the band effortlessly slip from swirling psychedelica to woozy stonerrock to big riffing, almost arena-like heavy rock to swampy Southern rock.
ASG’s latest album Blood Drive is streaming in its entirety via Bandcamp here.