Dark Buddha Rising (FI) + Wayfarer (US) + Des yeux
!!! Curfew : 10 pm !!
» Dark Buddha Rising (FI) (Psychedelic / Doom / Metal)
Ritualistic doom band Dark Buddha Rising hail from Finland and with five albums already under their belt are of the highest caliber. Their psychedelic sprawling space jams are made up of expansive yet concentrated bellows of decaying distortion and broken-signal analogue bleeps, cannoning across antimatter, presented with staggering finesse. Despite the band’s low profile exposure during their first years, since their release of “Dakhmandal” in 2012 they have performed their black arts of psychedelia in many festivals and gained enough attention and fans, among them being Neurosis who invited them on 4day tour and signed them to their own label, Neurot Recordings who released their last album Inversum, receiving praise among the scene. Roadburn festival, invited them for a second time to participate on the festival’s 2016 edition, whereas Neurosis celebrated their 30th anniversary and the band performed in packed venue (with more people left outside), where they totally showed their uniqueness among their peers.
2017 found the band working on new material, which they toured in mainland Europe in November, performing also at the Le Guess Who festival, and once they returned home, they immediately recorded the material. In the same period, they started collaborating with their brothers Oranssi Pazuzu for Roadburn’s 2018 commissioned piece, which resulted in the forming of Waste of Space Orchestra. As one entity, the Orchestra performed at Roadburn’s main stage in front of more than 3000 people, performing music not presented before. On the same dates, Dark Buddha Rising released their second release for Neurot Recordings, the EP entitled “II” which they promoted in the same year, in festivals as St Helena, as co-headliners with Converge and also in one of the most respected festival, Dark Bombastic Evening festival in Romania. To close the year 2018, in co-operation with Svart Records, the band reissued their first 3 albums, which have been long sold out and supported them with a 16 shows tour in November 2018, covering east and south European countries.
Dark Buddha Rising will embark on another tout this April to support their last EP and reissues of their first 3 albums before releasing their upcoming new studio album via Neurot Recordings.
This is what Neurosis have to say about DBR prior to the release of their latest album “Inversum”: ..."Dark Buddha Rising are one of the darkest trance inducing bands I have ever witnessed. Neurosis was lucky enough to play several shows with them last year and each night I was completely hypnotized. This is true ritual music that should not be taken lightly. This is a deep, introspective conjuring of those aspects of ourselves that are uncomfortable to come face to face with, but necessary if we are to grow. We feel very lucky to be able to work with them on their next sonic rite."
» Wayfarer (US) (Black Metal / Hardcore)
“World’s Blood” is black metal of the American West. Wayfarer recorded the album in the winter of early 2018 at The Thousand Caves in New York under the watchful production of Colin Marston.
A reflection of the Rocky Mountains and high plains of their native Colorado, the band tells a story that is uniquely American. Drawing influence as much from the dusty, dark Americana of the “Denver Sound” and the scores of epic westerns as they do the fury and melody of black metal; Wayfarer brings something original to the table with a sound that is at once aggressive and honest. The album paints a hallucinatory picture of the western frontier, and the haunting presence of the blood in the soils from a culture lost to time.
Wayfarer was first brought together in 2012, by a group of Colorado natives. The members of the band aimed to create something original - fierce, beautiful, and honest, in order to contribute back to the pantheon of the great and timeless music that shaped them as people. The founding lineup of Shane McCarthy, Tanner Rezabek, Isaac Faulk and James Hansen released their debut album “Children Of The Iron Age” in 2014, which was later picked up by Prosthetic Records. With the release of the album, the band began what would grow be substantial touring of the material with a strong and memorable live show. Subsequent years would bring touring alongside the likes of Dreadnought, Falls of Rauros, Anicon, Velnias, and Haunter.
The second LP “Old Souls” was released in 2016 via Prosthetic and continued the band’s progression to a sound not easily confined by genre tags. With a more refined and decidedly darker album in tow, the band continued to hit the road, performing across the United States, Canada and Mexico. Guitarist and long time collaborator of the band Joey Truscelli officially joined following the release of the record, replacing the departed Tanner Rezabek.
“World’s Blood” marks Wayfarer’s debut with Profound Lore Records, as they step into their own in the music underground with their strongest and most fully realized vision. With the LP’s release in late spring of 2018, the year promises to see the band bring their forceful live show to stages all across the world.