Ignition: Roadburn 2019 Pre Show
+ Temple Fang + Hellripper + Great Grief
With a new home (the 013 venue‘s Green Room) and a new name, Roadburn‘s pre-show party, Ignition, is primed and ready to get the festivities off to a killer start.
Featuring Temple Fang, Hellripper and Great Grief, Ignition is the perfect way to kick off your Roadburn on Wednesday, April 10 – and sticking with tradition, it will be free to attend. (Start 8.30pm).
Welcome back Dennis Duijnhouwer. The former Death Alley bassist will return to Roadburn with his new outfit, Temple Fang. Though there’s no release yet, Temple Fang -also consisting of Death Alley alumni, Jevin de Groot– are currently making quite a name in the Dutch underground by way of hypnotic and overwhelming live shows.
Channeling the spirit of Grateful Dead, Hawkwind, Blue Öyster Cult and Captain Beyond, some fuzzed-out rawk comes to the forefront of their sound as well! We’re eagerly anticipating Temple Fang’s performance at Roadburn 2019’s Ignition, as the band is poised to become such a heavy psych monster.
While Temple Fang will bring the psych and expand your mind and your senses, Hellripper will be the perfect antidote for all that! If anything, the Scottish kings of old-school dirty black/speed nastiness will contract your mind into a tiny and super dense ball of steel! Formed in 2014 by backwards visionary James McBain under the spiritual guidance of Venom, Sabbat or Kreator, they’ve since expanded into a full live band and are now ready to tear our head off while thrashing like maniacs.
It’s not a secret that we’re partial to the burgeoning Icelandic underground, and as part of our ongoing presentation of the the thriving Icelandic music scene, we’re stoked to welcome Great Grief to Roadburn 2019 - not once, but twice! As Great Grief is so good, we're bringing them over for their debut shows on the European mainland, playing Roadburn’s Ignition on Wednesday, April 10 and the main festival a day later, Thursday, April 11.
Witnessing one of Iceland’s hardest working bands at 2018’s Norðanpaunk left us gasping for air; it was not only one of the wildest, and most moving shows we saw in Iceland last year, the band’s true hardcore aesthetics floored us as well. Channeling anger and angst, Great Grief doesn’t shy away from mental health issues (think depression and severe anxiety) nor boosting self love, or questioning growing up in an isolated country.
As Great Grief doesn’t hold back, whether it’s addressing anger, fear, and aggression, or showcasing a primal urgency, the band will certainly set the scene at Roadburn 2019. As Great Grief will become your next favorite band.