FESTIVAL REVIEW: ArcTanGent Festival 2023 Live at Fernhill Farm


 

ArcTanGent Festival, a yearly outdoor four-day fixture at Fernhill Farm near Bristol, attracts a devoted following to its niche yet eclectic lineups of artists who generally have an association with post-rock, progressive metal, or experimental rock. It’s “sort of” a metal festival, but the range of acts it showcases steers towards the more left-field and eccentric end of heavy music and at times stretches beyond what could reasonably even be labelled as “rock”.

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Arctangent Festival 2023 Announces Their Final Main Stage Headliner Devin Townsend


The mighty Arctangent Festival 2023 today announces their final main stage headliner for this year’s event, The incredible, truly one-of-a-kind Devin Townsend will be closing out the whole festival on the main stage, Saturday night. The festival will be taking place between August 16th through to August 19th, at Fernhill Farm, a short drive from Bristol City Centre. Also announced today include Haken, Yourcodenameis:Milo, Ashenspire, Clt Drp, The Guru Guru, and many more. Acts already announced include Heilung, Converge, Deafheaven (playing ‘Sunbather’ in full as a UK exclusive), Swans, Empire State Bastard, Sikth, The Fall Of Troy, Cave In, Igorrr, Pigs7, Elder, Russian Circles, Chat Pile, Svalbard, Jaga Jazzist, Brutus, Loathe, Rolo Tomassi, Svalbard, and many more.Continue reading


Arctangent Festival 2023 Books Deafheaven, The Fall Of Troy, Cave In, Igorrr, Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, Elder, Russian Circles, Svalbard, Brutus, Jaga Jazzist, and More


Arctangent Festival has announced a second wave of bands for the 2023 event! Among the new names on the bill include Deafheaven (performing Sunbather, UK exclusive), The Fall Of Troy, Cave In, Igorrr, Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, Elder, Russian Circles, Svalbard, Brutus, Jaga Jazzist, And So I Watch You From Afar, and more. ATG dates are 16th,17th,18th,19th for August 2023 and tickets are on sale at the link below. The festival had already announced bands such as Bicurious, Conjurer, Dvne, Five the Hierophant, Hippotraktor, Scalping, and Skin Failure.

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Arctangent Festival Adds Chelsea Wolfe, Caspian, Emma Ruth Rundle, Intronaut, Bell Witch and More!


Arctangent Festival has made a major announcement, their third of many for the 2020 event! Chelsea Wolfe has been named as the mainstage headliner for the Thursday night kickoff. Also added to the bill are Caspian, Emma Ruth Rundle, Bell Witch & Aerial Ruin, Intronaut, Talons, Arabrot, Wheel, The Guru Guru, Latitudes and many more. Opeth, Tesseract (UK festival exclusive), Swans, Metz, Oathbreaker (exclusive), The Locust (exclusive), This Will Destroy You, Amenra (UK 2020 exclusive), Ihsahn, Perturbator, maybeshewill (exclusive), Rolo Tomassi (performing two full albums sets – ‘Grievances’ and ‘Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It’), Earthtone9, Giraffes? Giraffes!, Fronterier and many more to be announced still. The fest takes place on August 20th/21st/22nd 2020 at Fernhill Farm, Compton Martin near Bristol, and tickets are on sale now at the link below. Continue reading


Spook The Horses Streaming Rainmaker


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Spook The Horses is streaming their latest album Rainmaker here, here and here.

Engulfing over forty-six minutes, SPOOK THE HORSES’ undulating post-hardcore and atmospheric metal shifts effortlessly between lacerating and sublime elements through eight dynamic movements on Rainmaker, the album tracked live at Studio Wellington by James Goldsmith (So So Modern, Die! Die! Die!), mixed in Melbourne, Australia by Sam Sproull (Shihad, Cairo Knife Fight, Gatherer) and mastered in Stockholm, Sweden by renowned engineer Magnus Lindberg (Cult of Luna, The Ocean, Kongh). Independently released by the band, Rainmaker is triumphantly streaming in several locations in addition to the album now being fully available through a variety of digital outlets, in addition to a deluxe vinyl edition on 180-gram wax pressed in two different color schemes -100 on bone with black and oxblood heavy splatter and 139 on red — each one hand numbered and including three random prints from a total set of nine by Max Telfer, who is responsible for all of the band’s art.

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SPOOK THE HORSES Rainmaker Album Release:
Feb 13: San Fran – Wellington, NZ w/ DYSE
Feb 14: Space Monster – Wanganui, NZ w/ DYSE
Mar 13: Churchills – Christchurch, NZ w/ No Broadcast
Mar 14: Re: Fuel – Dunedin, NZ w/ No Broadcast
Mar 28: Kings Arms (front room) – Auckland, NZ

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Spook The Horses Streaming “Drought”


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New Zealand guitar sextet Spook The Horses are streaming “Drought”, off their forthcoming self released album Rainmaker out February 2, 2015 , here. Download “Flood” for free here.

The album was tracked at Studio Wellington by James Goldsmith (So So Modern, Die! Die! Die!), mixed in Melbourne, Australia by Sam Sproull (Shihad, Cairo Knife Fight, Gatherer) and mastered in Stockholm, Sweden by Magnus Lindberg (Cult Of Luna, The Ocean, Kongh).

SPOOK THE HORSES Live:
Jan 17: The Cabana – Napier, NZ (w/ Heterodox, Over-Population)

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Spook The Horses Announce Show Dates, Free Download of “Flood” Available


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New Zealand post-hardcore outfit Spook The Horses have completed their sophomore album Rainmaker for a mid-winter 2015 release. Download “Flood” for free via Bandcamp here.

The band has confirmed show dates which are listed below.

SPOOK THE HORSES North Island 2014/15 [info]:
Nov 28: San Fran – Wellington, NZ (w/ Into Orbit, Skymning)
Dec 06: Great Job – Palmerston North, NZ (w/ Gains, Robin)
Dec 13: Ding Dong Lounge – Auckland, NZ (w/ Old Loaves, Proton Beast)
Jan 17: The Cabana – Napier, NZ (w/ Heterodox)

SPOOK THE HORSES:
Ben Dentice – guitar
Donnie Cuzens – guitar
Callum Gay – guitar, synth/sampling, vocals
Alex Ross – bass guitar
Zach Meech – drums

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