In keeping with tradition to grab a brew and honor the gods of high energy, hard rockin’ action Roadburn 2014 will kick off at Cul de Sac in Tilburg, The Netherlands, the festival’s official fourth location, with their traditional Hardrock Hideout on Wednesday, April 9th. Doors open at 8pm and admission is FREE!
Fresh from the filthy sewers and dark basements of Amsterdam, Death Alley deliver heavy punked-out proto-metal in spades. The band, revolving around former The Devil’s Blood guitarist Oeds Beydals and ex-members of Gewapend Beton and Mühr, mainline such influences as The MC5, Blue Cheer, Blue Öyster Cult, Motörhead and Black Sabbath, defining good ‘ol, rock ‘n roll played with metal finesse and a pitch black psychedelic soul cherry on top.
Indeed, Death Alley‘s gnarly shake appeal combines ingenious but blistering guitar parts with the intensity of drumming that justifies the present-day existence of John Bonham’s Vista-Lite drum kit.
Death Alley‘s debut 7″, ‘Over Under / Dead Man’s Bones’, recorded on 8 track by Orange Sunshine‘s legendary Guy Tavares and released through Van Records, could easily be mistaken for a long lost gem from the late 60s / early 70s, hailed by collectors as the holy grail of underground rock from back in the day.
In addition to Death Alley they’ll crossover into the retro-thrash movement by announcing a young Belgian band that will bring you back to the fast rude speed ‘n’ roll heavy metal days very soon. Fans of Exciter, Agent Steel, Exodus and Mercyful Fate are likely to be aroused. Stay tuned!
Roadburn Festival 2014 will run for four days from Thursday, April 10th to Sunday, April 13th 2014 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands.
Tickets for the traditional Afterburner event on Sunday, April 13th at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands are still available. Get in on the action HERE!