SMELTER, our 2nd collaborative album with Machinefabriek is OUT NOW. The album is released on CD and LP by Moving Furniture Records and on cassette by Tartarus Records.
Stream and order directly from our Bandcamp or stream/buy it directly through the embedded player below.
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“die irrsinnigste halbe Stunde Roadburn, die ich bisher erlebt habe”
“Buiten de lijntjes kleuren, opvallen en nog ijzersterk uit de hoek komen ook”
“Kokke is particularly relentless with the discordant wailing he squeezes out of his horn while the drum barrage pays particular homage to ‘60s underground jazz”
The Live At Roadburn 2016 cassette is OUT NOW on Roadburn Records.
Buy the album on our Bandcamp.
Our intense Roadburn-set will be released October 3rd on cassette by Roadburn Records. The amazing artwork was done by the talented Loulou & Tummie.
It feels good to do this as we were very happy with the performance and the atmosphere at the Cul de Sac that night. Did you miss it or do you want to re-live the experience? No problem, as you can stream / pre-order the whole thing right away. Just click here or press play down below. Enjoy!
Good news if you were hoping for something along the lines of our first albums. Exclusive Dead Neanderthals track ‘Slow Kitten‘ is exactly that and can be found on the Tartarus Records mixtape ‘Forever Out Of Control‘.
The reason this mixtape was actually put together is less cool. In the 2015 edition of the Noorderzon Festival in Groningen (NL), Harma Heikens’ exhibition of sculptures was shut-down by festival management after people felt offended by one of the pieces being displayed. The work,‘Toys in the Attic’ (used as the cover for the mixtape) cryptically addresses the tender social issue of domestic child molestation.
The sculpture soon caused a small disturbance, and even threats were made to set fire to the exhibition. Management closed down Harma’s show until further notice, and quite soon for the remainder of the festival after Harma spoke to the press, which festival management had forbid her from doing so.
It is because of this that Harma’s piece ‘Toys in the Attic’ is used as the cover for Tartarus’ 50th release. ‘Forever Out Of Control’ is a special mixtape containing Dutch and Belgian bands who are connected to Tartarus or just good friends of the label, support the artist and are against censorship.
Other great bands on this tape are Terzij de Horde, MNHM, Ggu:ll, Teethgrinder and many more.
After finishing the last show of 2015 w/ GALG at the Onderbroek we realized how exceptionally good 2015 was for us.
What could possibly top a Spanish/Portuguese tour with our buddies from Orthodox as a start of the year? If that wasn’t enough, we just did it again in the UK in September. It was a blast to tour with these guys and you should definitely pick up their new album. 100% KILLER!
Another highlight was to team up with Sten Ove Toft for a limited 7″ lathe cut for the always brilliant Utech Records. Fortunately for us, this also led to two really great shows: one at UTECH RECORDS MUSIC FESTIVAL III all the way in Milwaukee. The other was a bit closer to home, namely the excellent INCUBATE FESTIVAL.
And now we’re touching the topic of collaboration: Sten wasn’t the only one we’ve had the pleasure of working with. What to think of the live set we did with experimental doom-techno guru DRVG CVLTVRE at the Valkhof Festival this year (see video below)?
Or Belgian guitar-wizard DIRK SERRIES, who appeared on two records alongside us this year: SLUIMER (also with Martina Verhoeven on bass) and ENDLESS VOIDS (also with Rutger Zuydervelt, Colin Webster, Peter Johan Nyland, Thomas Ekelund and Steven Vinkenoog).
In some cases, the collaboration was about something bigger than just the music we play. Like with the New Wave of Dutch Heavy Jazz compilation, which hopefully showed what can happen when 4 like-minded bands are working together. Or the And Suddenly Everything, Absolutely Everything, Was There compilation that was put together by Chris Elmore to financially support the Utech family after losing Kim Utech to breast cancer. The compilation is still available and donations are still regularly made to the Utech Family.
All these gigs and releases would almost make you forget that Czech-based DIY label Obsedante released the Dietary Restrictions tape, which is a live recording of the gig we did with Nick Millevoi in Berlin during our 2013-tour. Or that PRIME saw a re-release on both CD and tape by Gaffer Records and Smithsfoodgroup DIY, respectively.
Despite all these collaborative efforts, Dead Neanderthals is still a duo in its core and our Worship The Sun album is the testament of that. We were honored to work with Relative Pitch Records on this and we hope you enjoy the album as much as we do.
We want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who came out to see us, every band we shared the stage with, every person who bought a t-shirt, patch, CD, cassette or LP. Every reviewer, interviewer and fan who helped to spread the putrid gospel of Dead Neanderthals. Thanks to all the promoters who booked us to play at their venue, supported us by promoting the gig and let us crash at their place. We couldn’t have done it without you!
Last but certainly not least: a big thank you to Marlon Wolterink and his White Noise Studio. Marlon always makes sure that our records sound excellent (when he records them) or sound less bad (when we record ourselves).
See you in 2016!
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This is how you feel after driving 6000 km in 7 days…
Wow, what a trip!
It’s been great to hit the road with Orthodox in Spain and Portugal last week. We’d like to thank all the promoters, fans, photographers and collaborators for all the support. It has been a fantastic experience for all of us. Hope to see you again soon!!
We sold quite a bit of merch on tour (THANK YOU FOR THAT!!!!) and some of our releases are now (almost) sold out. I’ve made a little overview below in case you’re thinking of adding stuff to your collection.
* Dietary Restrictions tape (live collab w/ Nick Millevoi) – SOLD OUT, still some copies available at the label
* Random Acts Of Nuclear Devastation CDr – SOLD OUT
* Prime LP – 16 Black copies left, white copies all sold out! Gaffer Records also has some copies left, but not much.
* POLARIS CD – Last 3 copies before it’s sold out. Utech Records has only 2 copies left…
* Shirts – we only have one shirt left, size S. Check out the design here and get in touch if you want to have it.
As always, we’re working as hard as we can on new albums, collaborations and EPs. New shirts are also coming soon as well as new gigs and new records on our label Norwegianism Records. We really wish a day had more than 24 hours.
See you in the pit!
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Loads of new stuff going on, so let’s get to it!
First of all: Dietary Restrictions, our collaboration with the mighty Nick Millevoi, is out NOW! It’s released by the Czech-based label Obsedante! and is limited to 100 cassettes. We received only a fist-full of copies and most of them are gone already, so act fast! Check out our Bandcamp for more details or stream the entire album below.
The Random Acts of Nuclear Devastation-release we put out in December did really well! We only have 2 copies left, so the first two people to order anything from our Bandcamp will receive these last two copies.
Cheers and thanks for the ongoing support,
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