Roadburn are proud to announce that The British Empire’s Gentlemen’s Club of A Forest of Stars have been confirmed for Roadburn Festival 2013 on Saturday, April 20th at Het Patronaat in Tilburg, Holland.
Esoteric by accident and accidentally occult through lack of foresight, A Forest of Stars are a shabby collection of 19th century vaudeville, classical and burlesque musicians, inspired by the teachings of the ages’ greatest writers, composers, artists and mediums. Their attempt to appoint a fusion of black metal, romanticism, the occult, psychedelia, folk and the improprieties of madness go directly (and some might say, deliberately) against the wishes of both Her Majesty’s Government and indeed fashionable society at large.
Their third and latest album, A Shadowplay for Yesterdays, follows the tragic life and times of one Mr Carrion Crow and his pitifully nefarious deeds as he journeys through the highways and byways of a universe populated by venomous villains, corrupt clergy and unrequited loves. It is a messy, highly-flawed exploration of peculiar denizens awash with violins, flutes, Middle Eastern percussion, dreamy synthesizers, doggerel verse, opium, claret, afternoon tea, cucumber sandwiches, base chants and grossly unprofound meanderings.
For the first (and possibly only) time at the request of this festival’s patrons A Forest of Stars will be performing their new album A Shadowplay for Yesterdays in its entirety, replete with the appropriate imagery, smoke, lighting and mirrors.
Roadburn Festival 2013 will run for four days from Thursday, April 18th to Sunday, April 21st, 2013 (the traditional Afterburner event) at the 013 venue in Tilburg, Holland.