Category Archives: Incubate

Krishna – Ascend To Nothing // Pre-order

DN - Ascend To NothingGood news!

KRISHNA is the ongoing collaboration between experimental techno producer Drvg Cvltvre and us. Our debut album ‘Ascend To Nothing’ (how jolly!) will be out July 22nd on the great Silken Tofu label.

Ascend to Nothing picks you up and throws you into the vortex of the ever-growing cosmos. Let’s get lost in the void forever.

Of course you can stream / pre-order the whole thing right away. Just click here or stream down below.

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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

Endless Voids reviews

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“adembenemend en houdt de luisteraar ruim tachtig minuten lang aan de stoel gekluisterd”
The #1 album of 2015 according to Opduvel

The #3 album of 2015 according to Incendiary Magazine

“sehr empfohlen”
Unruhr

“Wat rest is deze conclusie: Dead Neanderthals is geniaal”
Roar E-Zine

“Onheilspellend prachtig!”
Opduvel

“Endless Voids is both a wonderful artefact for those who were present at the original show and a fantastic record in its own right”
Stereoboard.com

“This is one of the records of the year”
Incendiary Magazine

“Intrigerend, verrassend en uitpuilend van schoonheid”
Gonzo (circus) #128

“De perfecte drone”
Kindamuzik

“an excellent vibrant drone piece”
Vital Weekly #995

“een tachtig minuten durende trip waarvoor de grove metaforen bovengehaald moeten worden”
Enola

Endless Voids is OUT NOW on Alone Records.
Buy the album on our Bandcamp.

Endless Voids is delayed a bit

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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

Endless Voids pre-order

During last year’s Incubate Festival, we got the oppertunity to perform a very special show at Theaters Tilburg. For this show, entitled ‘Endless Voids’, six renowned artists joined us on stage to form this very special (and probably once in a lifetime) line-up:

Thomas Ekelund (Trepaneringsritualen)
Peter Johan Nÿland (Distel)
Dirk Serries (vidnaObmana)
Steven Vinkenoog (Donné Et Desirée)
Colin Webster (Sex Swing and Dead Neanderthals collaborator!)
Rutger Zuydervelt (Machinefabriek and DNMF of course!)
Otto Kokke (Dead Neanderthals)
René Aquarius (Dead Neanderthals)

The entire 80-minute performance was recorded and will be released by Spanish-based label Alone Records on both 2xLP and 2xCD. The album will be out on May 25th but can be fully streamed and pre-ordered here or by clicking on the player below.

Thomas Ekelund - Endless Voids - Nicky HellemansPhoto by Nicky Hellemans

Endless Voids album release announced

Hi there,

We are super happy to announce that Alone Records will release the recording of the Endless Voids show we did at last year’s Incubate Festival!

The massive live registration will get the royal treatment and will be released on both 2xLP and 2xCD. The album will be out on May 25th. Pre-orders will go online March 9th.

For the Endless Voids shows six renowned artists joined Dead Neanderthals on stage to form this very special (and probably once in a lifetime) line-up: Thomas Ekelund, Peter Johan Nÿland, Dirk Serries, Steven Vinkenoog, Colin Webster, Rutger Zuydervelt, Otto Kokke and René Aquarius.

Take a peek at the cover art below and stay tuned for more updates.

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