Here is something different. Its not all going to be what you expect! Here comes the space invaders, a trip for you to enjoy! We need some heavy psych tunes for your brains as well and therefore we give you YURI GAGARIN from Gothenburg Sweden.
Yuri Gagarin is the name of a cosmonaut and first man in space. It is also the name of a Swedish hypnotic trip started in January 2012. It all started when the lead-guitarist Christian and the drummer Stefan decided to start a space rock band. They got a band together with people from previous band constellations with Leffe on bass, Robin on synth and Jonny on guitar. All in to space rock and together they formed the band Yuri Gagarin. They recorded some songs in the rehearsal room with frizzy sound, put them up on soundcloud and right away they were appointed as band of the week by Fenriz.
A few months later they were offered to release an LP on Levande Begravd Records which resulted in a self-titled album. At present their only release! But just you wait for more cause this is as you understood a band from outer space, a trippy dark, heavy sound and a ship that just took of. Now, full speed aheaaaad!
Tonight we have another treat for you; we are proud to announce that the Swedish Hammond-drenched drone doom outfit, SWITCHBLADE will be bringing some extremely heavy tunes to Copenhagen in May!!
Formed back in 1997, Switchblade have released 6 full-lenght albums and last year with the release of their latest self titled album they were nominated for a Swedish Grammy Award. Thriving on a stripped-down approach of repetitive, slow-burning riffs, heavy slow-mo prog moves, and even hypnotic grooves bolstered by a thrumming, sinister hammond organ, Switchblade utilize their keep-it-simple aesthetic to flesh out a skeletal, haunting doom plod. Drummer Tim Bertilsson and guitarist Johan Folkesson will be joined by Per Wiberg (Ex-Opeth, Spiritual Beggars and Candlemass) on Hammond organ as the band return to Denmark for the first time since opening for Ghost in early 2013.
Prepare yourself to be doomed when Switchblade hits the stage at Heavy Days In Doomtown in May!
Presales start January 1st 2014 at www.billetto.dk. Be sure to get a ticket before its too late!
We are sorry that there wasn’t an announcement yesterday, but today we are back again with another announcement for all you eager doom fans out there… The band we are about to announce is something we are particularly proud of bringing to you, since it’s a very unique band with a long-lasting history within the doom community. We are extremely excited to bring to you one of Italy´s finest horror doom bands, the mighty ABYSMAL GRIEF!!!
Abysmal Grief hail from Italy and began in 1995. The band plays DOOM with a lyrical focus on horror and the occult and can be seen as a direct continuation of the Italian horror doom legacy mastered by pioneers like Paul Chain, Death SS and Black Hole. The band has released three full length records, including 2013’s Feretri, and numerous EPs and have since 2009 been released on the Danish label Horror Records.
The concept of the music of Abysmal Grief is based on the medianic relations with the World Beyond and the inner spiritual research by the divination of the deceased. The deep contemplation of the funereal mysticism (far from every kind of religious conviction and connected to a serious and objective interpretation of occult texts) provides the starting point for the drawing up of the lyrics, often inspired also by the interest in the Horror cinematography and literature. The music is partly influenced by the Dark Rock of the Seventies and mostly by the tradition of the Italian Dark Sound, and must be considered as a sort of soundtrack for the narrations.
“To be born, to die, to be reborn again and to always progress, that is the Law.”
Check them out here:
It feels like just a minute ago that we announced the first band for the HDDT III lineup, but now we are ready once again with another announcement for you. And what a treat we have for you this morning!
We are exalted to present to you one the biggest and most renowned psychedelic garage rock band`s to ever come out of Denmark; Lorenzo Woodrose’s BABY WOODROSE!!!
Baby Woodrose has been on the scene for more than 10 years touring Europe and Denmark every year and releasing classic 60’s inspired psychedelic music, with each record having a new flavour. Fronted by Lorenzo Woodrose, Baby Woodrose is currently backed up by the guys from the Telestar Drone Sound, another local Copenhagen band. We honoured and extremely excited to bring the HDDT crowd a bit of Denmarks finest! Prepare yourself, cause you are in for a treat!
Tonight we will present to you the first band announcement of the line-up for Heavy Days in Doomtown III! We will announce a band a day throughout all of December and beginning of January till all the bands are announced. So stay tuned as we release the bombs of joy on a daily basis from now on!
But first things first; We are really proud to bring to you one of the best newer doom acts to come out of the very productive Richmond, Virginia; please give it up for the amazing WINDHAND!!!
Windhand are from Richmond, VA in the USA. They have been around since 2009 and released their debut record in 2012 and this was followed this year with a split EP with COUGH (who floored HDDT last year and whom they also share a member with) and a new album, SOMA, this year. The vocal of Dorthia Cottrell give the bands ultra-heavy sound, an air of ethereal space at times and the band is often compared to the Devil’s Blood, and Blood Ceremony with some Electric Wizard thrown on top with the melodic sensibility of Uncle Acid. The band’s latest album has a more psychedelic edge to the very heavy and catchy doom. Expect an intense set.
So tonight is the night you all have been waiting for… The night where your favorite DIY doom/sludge/stoner fest announces the dates for the 3rd edition! Heavy Days In Doomtown will happen again in 2014 and the dates will be 1st – 4th May!
A warm-up show will take place on Thursday May 1st (Location to be announced later on). Friday 2nd – Sunday 4th May will be at Ungdomshuset, Dortheavej 61, 2450 Copenhagen NV. Bands and artists will be announced from December 1st and every day throughout all of December. Presale will start January 1st at 12pm. Tickets are limited – especially for the warm up show, so be sure to secure your ticket early on.
We have started the organizing and booking process, so therefore we’d like to invite bands and artists that would like to perform/exhibit at HDDT 2014 to send us a request via email (NOT through Facebook please).
Artists can write to us at heavydaysdoomtown.art (a) gmail.com. Please enclose a short description of your work, a link to a website or blog where your art is displayed and/or your ideas for projects at HDDT 2014.
Bands can send us a request to heavydaysdoomtown.booking (a) gmail.com. When you send us your request and a way to listen to your music, the preferred method is a link to streaming music online. A bandcamp link works best. We prefer not to receive MP3s sent directly or as download links. No Myspace. We will do our best to give all bands a listen and that may take a while. If you don´t hear back from us it means that we aren´t interested. We would like to give all bands a personal reply, but unfortunately we receive too many requests to keep up with all of them.
The artwork for HDDT 2014 is once again done by the amazing 13th Sign Collective from Berlin! As some of the bright minds out there might have noticed, last years theme was water. For HDDT III, 2014 will be the year of fire and the artwork has been inspired by old myths and stories which are connected with the fire theme and the mighty sun. The fire theme will be the second of the “four elements of the world” which are to be presented over the course of the next years. We hope you enjoy the work of these great ladies as much as we do! Check out their work here: http://13sign.blogspot.se/
Band announcements and news updates will be posted here and through our Facebook page(s).
We are looking forward to seeing all of you again in 2014!
// HDDT Crew
Ps. Website will be updated soon!
To all of you who weren´t at HDDT 2013 or to the ones of you who were and want´s to revisit some of the concert-moments of the fest; here is a Youtube playlist with edited videoclips of most of the concerts from HDDT plus some other features.
The filming was done by Russian HDDT camera man Dmitry Rötenplatz. If you are interested in some of the material feel free to get in touch at email@example.com
Cheers and stay tuned for announcements concerning HDDT III 2014!
Wow wow wow!!! Yesterday was beyond descripition!!! To all of you who werent here to witness the epicness, you can check out an edited video clip by HDDT´s russian cameraman Dmitry Rötenplatz here:
The madness continues! Day two was even better than day one!!! If you werent there here is a vidoclip put together by our russian cameraman Dmitry Rötenplatz with the highlights of yesterday.
HDDT day 1 was a blast and a great success thanks to the amazing bands, volunteers and the very international crowd! If you were one of the unfortunate that couldnt get in or if you for some reason weren´t here in Copenhagen (?!?!) then you can check out this clip that russian HDDT cameraman Dmitry Rötenplatz has made from last nights event.
Cheers and see you all later!