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Live At Roadburn 2016 reviews

Roadburn Tape

“die irrsinnigste halbe Stunde Roadburn, die ich bisher erlebt habe”
Der Ohlsen

 

“Formidabel”
Opduvel

“Buiten de lijntjes kleuren, opvallen en nog ijzersterk uit de hoek komen ook”
Luminous Dash

“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”
Terrorizer #278

The Live At Roadburn 2016 cassette is OUT NOW on Roadburn Records.
Buy the album on our Bandcamp.

We’re playing Roadburn Festival 2016!!

Holy shit! Roadburn Festival invited us to play. Insane to realize that we’re sharing the bill with The Body, Repulsion and Lee Dorrian…
Again, HOLY SHIT!

Roadburn Festival announcement

2015, you’re simply the best

DN overzicht 2015After 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!
Dead Neanderthals

Thank you Incubate

Dead Neanderthals-Midi-20150917-Herman StehouwerPhoto by Herman Stehouwer/3VOOR12 Tilburg

Incubate, you were absolutely fantastic! It was super cool to share the bill with the juggernauts Three Trapped Tigers and Shining and to share the stage with Norwegian noise trooper TOFT!

Apparently there were also quite some reviewers in the audience:

“pushing the boundaries of the mind and the flesh at once, this is where it all becomes so fucking special”
3rd Eye Magazine

“Een geweldige, intense trip waarna we uitgeput maar erg voldaan weer buiten stappen”
Oor

“Dead Neanderthals onverminderd verpletterend”
3VOOR12 Tilburg

“We hear dark jazz, some metal, some industrial, and all of it blends neatly into a ball of pure awesomeness”
Ghost Cult

“Dead Neanderthals en Toft beuken het publiek murw met een bak free noise die zeer doet aan de trommelvliezen, overdondert en nog lang nagonst”
Opduvel

“The Neanderthals, aided by Toft on guitar, had set up this floating, metallic drone that took MIDI’s roof off”
Incendiary

“one of those rare clock-stopping performances”
Resident Advisor

“Dead Neanderthals klinkt bijna sacraal vanavond”
Roar E-Zine

“The enormous drones and the pulverising nature of Otto Kokke and Rene Aquarius’s sax/drums conversations wipe many of the other bands on the bill off the map”
Drowned In Sound

“Dead Neanderthals zijn meesters in maximalisme met minimale middelen, en de explosieve noise-sabotage van Toft was perfect gecast”
Gonzo (circus)

“It was monolithic, massive, monotone, mesmerizing and merciless. This trio directly set themselves into my top-10, even surpassing Melvins”
Merchants of Air

“Het sloopt en reint je tegelijkertijd, en na dat half uur Dead Neanderthals ben ik dan ook gelukzalig kapot”
The Post Online

“The new wave of Dutch Heavy Jazz is what they call it. They are right about that”
3rd Eye Magazine (photo gallery)

“Fascinating like a car wreck and a good example of where jazz greys into hardcore but more theatre than music”
Musos Guide

“Noisey was on hand at this year’s edition to document some of the magic”
Noisey (photo gallery)

Video by the master himself: Koen Gijsbers

Collaboration with Drvg Cvltvre

0020150720-valkhof-6817-drvgneanderthals-ErikLuytenPhoto by Erik Luyten

It’s the middle of summer, but that doesn’t stop us from working 24/7. We just finished a 3 day residency in our hometown Nijmegen at Extrapool. It was pretty special as we’ve been working on a completely new set together with Tilburg-based techno honcho Drvg Cvltvre.

The new material premiered last Monday at the great Valkhof Festival and the response was pretty overwhelming. Read some cool reviews below:

“De combinatie van klanken sleept zich voort zonder saai te worden en wordt ondertussen zo nu en dan gedecoreerd met korter durende geluiden. Spannend. Compromisloos. De lichtinstallatie bekrachtigt dit visueel.”
3VOOR12 Gelderland

“Het is niet de makkelijkste kost die de festivalgangers door Drvg Cvltvre en Dead Neanderthals wordt voorgeschoteld, maar indruk maken doet het wel. Als het stuk na veertig minuten ineens over is lijkt de tijd te zijn gevlogen en is de conclusie gerechtvaardigd dat sprake is van een zeer geslaagde samenwerking. De visuele LED installatie van Naïvi mag tot slot niet onvermeld blijven; het zorgt voor een gelukkig niet te overdadige en zeer fraaie visuele ondersteuning”
Opduvel

“Een lange dikke trip dus, waarbij de sax van Kokke weer eens onherkenbaar in de mix zit. Alhoewel, het is nauwelijks te herkennen als sax-geluid, maar je kunt er dus ook fijne dikke drones mee produceren. Daar onderdoor razen de drums intens voort en de elektronische geluiden van DRVG CVLTVRE dwarrelen er omheen. Nou kijk en luister hier bijvoorbeeld en oordeel zelf, al had je natuurlijk gewoon beter zelf bij deze monstertrip moeten zijn”
File Under New Music

Video by Tbeest

news news news

Utech LogoFirst of all: thanks to Keith for having us at Utech Records Music Festival III. It was great to hang out with all the great bands and to perform together with Sten Ove Toft! Talking about Sten Ove Toft, we made an exclusive track for Utech Records that was released on a very limited one-sided 7″ lathe cut to celebrate 10 years of Utech Records. The track is called Hollow and can be streamed / downloaded here or by clicking play below

We took an extremely limited number of 7″es with us on the plane, so if you want to buy a copy from us: act fast!

The other gig we did at Elastic Arts in Chicago was also fantastic. Check out the great review of the event right here.

The Endless Voids release is a bit more problematic. Before our trip to the States we received both 2CD and 2LP versions, however the 2LP version was fucked up at the plant. We’re resolving the issue at this very moment and will keep you updated on the status of the 2LP. The 2CD version looks and sounds great and can be ordered through our Bandcamp.

Last but not least, we’re planning a ton of shows for the fall. Keep an eye out for upcoming shows in your area.

Endless Voids is delayed a bit

DNEV-1500pxHey!

Some tough news on the Endless Voids release: we hit a slight delay!

Reason for this delay is basically what you can call the vinyl apocalypse, which is induced by Dire Straits reissues and Record Store Day. Read more about it here.

We will extend the pre-order (and accompanying lower pricing) until June 6th. New release date is June 6th, so the wait is almost over!

Thanks for your patience,
Dead Neanderthals