So now it finally happened! Both Heavy Package I & II are now totally sold out! The screen printed posters are printed in a very limited amount, but there will still be a few available for sale at the 13th Sign / HDDT merch stand. Same goes with both designs of the t-shirts; the majority has sold out via the Heavy Packages, but there will still be a few available at the fest. So show up early and secure yourself a print or a shirt before its too late.
We still have around 180 3 day tickets left. They are moving fast these days, so to those of you who are planning on buying tickets at the door, maybe you should consider buying a 3-day ticket in case they sell out…
Tickets will be for sale online up until the day before the fest. If the event doesn’t sell out, you will be able to buy one day tickets at the door for Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Ungdomshuset.
If you cant afford the ticket, we still need a few volunteers for the last shifts, so dont’t hesitate – write Maria at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to support your local DIY doom/stoner/sludge event!
Now that we are less than two weeks until the festival is upon us, we are keeping busy finalizing all of the last minute details and making sure that everything is in order for our final Heavy weekend!
Today we have a special announcement regarding the opening of the art exhibit, which takes place on Thursday April 30th at Loppen!
The warm-up show itself is sold out, but we will be opening the doors at Loppen at 17:00 for the first art exhibition, and everyone is welcome to come by, enjoy some wine and snacks and check out the exhibiting artists.
At Loppen we will feature the art of THE 13th SIGN COLLECTIVE from Berlin, and MARALD VAN HAASTEREN from The Netherlands.
You will be able to check-in with your weekend tickets and get your wristband, and if you ordered a Heavy Package you can pick it up here! We encourage you to get there early and get checked in for the festival, so that you don’t miss anything! If you have never explored Christiania before, we highly recommend making a full day out of it before heading over to Loppen.
To accompany the visual art this evening we will be hosting a special live acoustic performance from Copenhagen’s own MYRESKÆR!
Danish garage-blues-psych project Myreskær is simple, flowing quietly into your ear canal leaving traces of quirky events that will stick to your mind. The sound universe is psych-blues with folk sneaking its way in, yet all in all it is rocking and loud.
Myreskær’s album “Umiddelbart Banalt” is split in two parts. The first written, recorded and played by Myre Knudsen in New York and Copenhagen. These recordings were made at random with amplifiers, instruments and microphones that were simply within reach, making this part of the album more desperate and lo-fi in its ambiance and expression. This is the embryo of Myreskær. January 2014 brought the recordings for the Second part of the album which are backed by a full band! The Second is a metamorphosis of sound. Between the two formats of creatoin, Myreskær develops and you can hear the growth which brings a different vibration but a nuance in soul; Desperation, sorrow, love, change and emotion!
Today we start the 2 week countdown to the final edition of HDDT! We are all super excited and working full speed 24 hours a day preparing for the fest!
As many of you know all the 4-day tickets are long gone, but dont despair… If you are still considering coming up for the heaviest event of 2015, we still have a limited amount of 3 day tickets left. If you are interested in securing yourself the amazing screenprinted HDDT 2015 poster and one of our limited t-shirt designs we have 5 (yes you read correct!) Heavy Package II left!!!!
Tickets will be for sale online up until the day before the fest. If the event doesnt sell out, you will be able to buy one day tickets at the door for Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Ungdomshuset.
If you cant afford the ticket, we still need a few volunteers for the last shifts, so hesitate – write Maria at email@example.com if you want to support your local DIY doom/stoner/sludge event!
Besides that we can inform you that TASTE THE DOOM (Whiskey tasting event Saturday at Biblioteket) has now been totally sold out. You can sign up for the waiting list by writing this email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking forward to seeing all of you in Copenhagen in May for Europe’s heaviest underground event of 2015!
Taste The Doom 21 is now sold out! You can still mail email@example.com to get on the waiting list.
Today we are introducing another event taking place during HDDT in our neighboring building Nordvest Biblioktek & Kulturhus along with the exhibition, the Art Market and Virus Cinema; after last years success we are happy to announce:
Taste the Doom 21 – Heavy Days In Doomtown Edition pt. II!
Finest Whisky plus Doom and Drone Metal – welcome to an exquisite afternoon with Peter Votava and Lars Lundehave Hansen.
Saturday 02/05 16.00 Sharp @ Nordvest Biblioktek & Kulturhus
Ticket: 250 Dkr. Reservations is compulsory and must be made by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
You are cordially invited to share with us two of the most delightful things in life: Drinking excellent whisky and listening to a splendid mix of Doom and Drone Metal. We will spoil you with a hand-picked selection of seven outstanding whiskies, which will be introduced to you one by one. Each dram will then be enjoyed while listening to a selected mix of the finest drone/doom-metal matched to accompany this liquid pleasure. This event will take place in English. Registration for the limited seats are an absolute must!
“Until I tried them together, neither single-malt whisky nor doom metal made much sense to me. The first seemed overrated — a decent drink but hardly worthy of all the macho lore and rhapsodizing on peat content and cask type. As for doom metal, with its sludgy guitars and demon voices, it was hard to imagine it being enjoyed unironically by actual adults — or really anyone not planning a murder-suicide. But then, when I tried them at the same time, it all made perfect sense.
For the past two years, I’ve been joining a revolving group of enthusiasts — mostly black-clad 30- and 40-somethings — in the back rooms of various Berlin bars for a ritual that’s somewhere between a wine tasting and a Black Mass. Started in 2011 by the Danish sound artist Lars Lundehave Hansen, and Peter Votava, an Austrian electronic musician who was part of the cultish early rave duo Ilsa Gold, Taste the Doom pairs seven drams of small-batch and single-malt whiskies with doom metal tracks about 15 minutes long. The tickets sell out within hours.
Both whisky and doom metal also seem fine-tuned for existential pain, something typically best experienced in solitude. Yet somehow this works as a group ritual. By the end of the seventh dram, the whole room always seems downright jovial.”
Charly Wilder / The New York Times
Today we have added a new section to our website called “EVENTS”. Under the event section you will find under-categories of different events going on during HDDT. We will be announcing the events in the coming days.
Today we start of with VIRUS CINEMA presented by Jens Franco!
Virus Cinema aka Virus Bio returns to HDDT with four psychotronic cult gems specially handpicked by Jens Franco. The movies will be shown at the library next to Ungdomshuset where you can ease your hangovers in peace in the afternoon with colorful entertainment from the truly wild side of cinema.
Nordvest Biblioktek & Kulturhus
2400 København NV
Movies will be shown Saturday and Sunday in the “Bydelslaboratoriet” located on the 3rd floor of the library. Just follow the signs.
The Devil Rides Out
This satanic shocker from the legendary Hammer Film Studios is graced by a star performance by the even more legendary horror icon Sir Christopher Lee (“Lord Of The Rings“, “Wicker Man“). For once Lee joins the forces of good as he battles a devil coven of unspeakable evil and wonderful dated special effects. The gothic horror classic is based on a famous novel by Dennis Wheatley (“To The Devil A Daughter”) and directed by Hammer legend Terence Fisher (“The Horror Of Dracula”).
La Planete Sauvage aka Fantastic Planet
Virus Cinema is proud to present our very first showing of an animation feature, the psychedelic science fiction masterpiece “Fantastic Planet”. Humans are kept as domesticated pets by alien giants on a planet called Ygam packed with wonders, terror and strange creatures. Will the humans succeed with a revolut against their superior captors? Five years in the making this mindaltering cult classic is also graced by an amazing trippy soundtrack by Alain Goraguer.
Horror maestro Mario Bava is mostly known for his gothic shockers like “Black Sunday” and “The Whip and The Body”. This colorful feature is based on the Italian comic strip Diabolik about an unstoppable criminal mastermind, here played by John Phillip Law joined by his beautiful girlfriend Marisa Mell. Together they pull off amazing heists that leave the police baffled and confused. By far the best movie based on a comic book ever released! The Ennio Morricone fuzzguitar-driven rock’n’roll soundtrack is one of his greatest and should please every doom rocker at HDDT.
Oscar winner Katryn Bigelow (“The Hurt Locker”) released her 2nd feature which failed at the box office. It has since developed a massive cult following and rightfully so as “Near Dark” is without a doubt the best vampire movie of the 80’s! A family of nomadic outlaw bloodsuckers led by Lance Henriksen (“Terminator”, “Aliens”) spread mayhem and havoc in the American country side as they decimate humans after humans. Bill Paxton’s character is based on Lux Interior of The Cramps and the incredible score is created by synth krautrock gods of Tangerine Dream. Forget “Twilight” and sink your fangs into this violent horror masterpiece.
We are sorry to have kept you waiting in suspense for so long, but we are happy to finally announce the running order of HEAVY DAYS IN DOOMTOWN!!!
Thursday 30th April: Loppen, Christiania
Warm-up show – SOLD OUT!
22.00 Gas Giant (dk)
23.00 New Keepers of the Water Towers (swe)
00.00 Castle (us)
Friday 1st May: Ungdomshuset
17.00 Main stage: Black Cobra (us)
18.00 Dødsmaskinen: Weak (dk)
19.00 Main stage: Horisont (swe)
20.00 Dødsmaskinen: Evil Sprit (d)
21.00 Main stage: Acid Witch (us)
22.00 Dødsmaskinen: Mantar (d)
23.00 Main stage: Acid King (us)
24.00 Dødsmaskinen: Night Viper (swe)
01.00 Main stage: Dopethrone (can)
Saturday 2nd May: Ungdomshuset
16.00 Dødsmaskinen: Reefer (dk)
17.00 Main stage: Guevnna (jp)
18.00 Dødsmaskinen: Saturnine (it)
19.00 Main stage: Mirror of Deception (d)
20.00 Dødsmaskinen: Epitaph (it)
21.00 Main stage: Serpent Throne (us)
22.00 Dødsmaskinen: Head of the Demon (swe)
23.00 Main stage: Conan (uk)
24.00 Dødsmaskinen: Profetus (fin)
01.00 Main stage: Bongzilla (us)
Sunday 3rd May: Ungdomshuset
16.00 Main stage: The Order of Israfel (swe)
17.00 Dødsmaskinen: The Hyle (dk)
18.00 Main stage: Capilla Ardiente (chile)
19.00 Dødsmaskinen: Night Profound (can)
20.00 Main stage: Abysmal Grief (it)
21.00 Dødsmaskinen: King Dude (us)
22.00 Main stage: Hooded Menace (fin)
23.00 Dødsmaskinen: Hoopsnake (can)
24.00 Main stage: Bell Witch (us)
As time draws more and more near to the fourth and final edition of Heavy Days in Doom Town, it feels like a strange farewell to make this announcement – but also a new beginning, as now we step into the final stages of pre-festival preparations…
Today we are making our final band announcement of the festival!!! The previous two bands presented will be followed up at Loppen on Thursday April 30th with heavy metal American doomsters CASTLE!!!!
Formed in 2009, Castle from San Francisco create a whirlwind of heavy metal epic-ness, thrash inspired raw riffage, and melodic passages described by Terrorizer Magazine as “marrying doom laden riffery to a gloriously no-bullshit heavy metal backbone” and by Metal Hammer UK as being “epic, heroic, tastefully melodic” (they took the words straight out of our mouths!) and confirms Castle as “one of the best metal acts to emerge in the last few years.”!
If you’re in the mood for some serious air guitar and hair flinging tracks, you won’t be disappointed by this bay area force. Front woman Elizabeth Blackwell’s voice has just the right touch of gritty edge while maintaining an intoxicating femininity amidst the heaviness backing her. Laden with heavy blues, but far from genre cliches, Castle swing like a guillotine pendulum between slowed down valiant tempos and straight heavy metal guitar solos with forceful rock drumming shoving everything together in an infectiously good direction. Get ready to rip Thursday up and coast into the festival mood upon righteous riffage!!!
This weekend is a turning point in the lead up to the festival, and after today we have only one more band to announce! Hopefully you are not all too hungover from your friday festivities, but if you are maybe we can help fix you up. Yesterday we announced the first of the three bands playing the sold out warm-up show on Thursday at Loppen, and as nature would have it today we are following up with the second. Joining us from Stockholm, Sweden, NEW KEEPERS OF THE WATER TOWERS will be altering your cosmic minds!!!
New Keepers of the Water Towers is a group in a state of constant transformation. Since forming in 2006, the band have re-invented themselves and their music with every record they create! Following the release of 2013’s “The Cosmic Child” which was featured as Roadburn’s Album of the Day, the band set out to perfect their live performance experience, adding new members and instruments to the ever growing wall of sound. Cosmic soundscapes, eerie noises and psychedelic outbreaks are some of the elements featured in the mighty live show.
The array of progressive and psychedelic sounds swell and swirl in the tide of the rhythmic guitar lines, caressed by flowing bass-lines and perfectly paced drumming. The gut-rumbling rock is orchestral in feeling, with an undeniable largesse. Stepping away from the heavier sludginess prevalent in their previous works, New Keepers of the Water Towers have evolved into an auditory experience comparable to a profound journey through outer space – and nowhere better to witness this than within Christiania, at Loppen, at the final edition of HDDT!
Check them out here:
It seems a bit cruel, now that the four day tickets have sold out, to announce the three bands that will be playing the warm up show on Thursday …. But, it needs to be done! And hopefully we will excite those of you who scored your 4 day tickets in time!!
To add a bit of insult to injury, (sorry..), the band we are announcing today have been mainly inactive in the last decade or so, and have recently emerged refreshed and ready to continue their legacy after some lineup changes and a burst of new energy! Danish heavy psych rockers GAS GIANT will be opening the festival with their performance at Loppen on Thursday April 30th!!!!!
Copenhagen based Gas Giant have been jamming since 1996, formed initially under the band name Blind Man Bluff – which changed in 1999. Balancing sledgehammer riffs with catchy hooks, this pioneer in Danish stoner rock are producing mature songs with strong melodies, never abandoning their heavy roots! Bringing together the best aspects of 70’s heavy rock, contemporary stoner psychedelia, and dirty acid, Gas Giant incorporate garagey riffs, spaced out soundscapes and a general flowing groove rich with catchy hooks!
Their track ‘Too Stoned’ was featured on High Times magazine’s compilation “High Volume: The stoner rock edition”, and their album Mana released in 2003 has received great praise in the years since – we look forward to kicking off the final edition of Heavy Days in Doom Town with these deadly Danes!