Metal TIL ROSKILDE 2012
Southern metal clash at Roskilde Festival
Baroness, Crowbar, Red Fang and Weedeater as well as Hank3 are added to the lineup.
Today’s music package is a big roar from the southern swamps. Roskilde Festival proudly presents some of the best metal produced in the US Southern states. A true riff marathon awaits.
BARONESS have with Red Album and Blue Record made a name for themselves as one of the most progressive front-runners of Southern metal, alongside like-minded Roskilde acts such as Mastodon and Kylesa. The band has announced new material on the way.
CROWBAR incarnates, like few other bands, the murky sludge metal genre with its tuned-down riffs, lazy grooves and roaring vocals. The hefty chaps have retained their metal style since the early 90s, unaffected by any fads.
RED FANG delivers a testosterone-driven update of Black Sabbath, Melvins and Kyuss. A party for everyone convinced that The Lord not only has a long beard but also a checkered shirt, a spiked belt and a can of beer in his hand.
WEEDEATER are without a doubt good-natured Southern folks – the band’s first album was called … And Justice For Y’all with a howdy to Metallica’s classic. The music, however, is a deadly mixture of fast riffs, whipped drums and growling vocals.
Slightly out of category – still badass
HANK3 doesn’t fully fit this category. Yet, this country/punk/metal pioneer still joins the tough company of the other Southern boys. The job description is clear for this tattooed cowboy: Nashville’s cosy country is going down. The spirit of grandfather Hank Williams, Johnny Cash and other icons of the rural music is best translated with outlaw punk’n’country. Hank3’s concerts often culminate with a doom section where the country band drops the leather shirts and plays metal.