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August 5 Absolutely Free Festival, Genk, BE
September 5 Sly & The Family Drone // Dead Neanderthals Cafe Oto, London, UK
21-5 Knipsels in the noisehouse: organized by White Suit Projections, Nijmegen, NL
26-3 5 Years Of Raw Tonk Records, Manchester, UK
(w/ A big part of the Raw Tonk Records roster)
21-11 Fantoom (Dead Neanderthals + Dirk Serries + Martina Verhoeven) at Paradox, Tilburg, NL
8-6 Sinxen festival @ cinéPalace, Kortrijk, Be
7-12 Instore gig @ Rushmor Records, Milwaukee, USA
3-11 Apocalypse Nov fest, Reims, Fr
27-9 @ Blubox Tonstudio Mönchengladbach, DE
(w/ Nick Millevoi)
27-8, Valkhof Kapel (Kapel Sessies), Nijmegen, NL
7-6 Elevator Sessions @ Willem Schuylenburglaan 48, Utrecht, NL
31-5 Roodkapje, Rotterdam, NL
Official opening of the venue
25-2, Gesel XL, Arnhem, NL
(album release show!)
17-2, De Overkant, Wageningen, NL
17-12 State-X New Forms, Den Haag, NL
26-11 Le Guess Who?, Utrecht, NL
16-9 Incubate, Tilburg, NL
13-8 Zomerparkfeest, Venlo, NL
19-7 de-Affaire, Nijmegen, NL
14-5 Merleyn, Nijmegen, NL
Live At Roadburn 2016
Split w/ Sly And The Family Drone
Ascend To Nothing
Worship The Sun
The New Wave Of Dutch Heavy Jazz
Random Acts Of Nuclear Devastation
Click here to listen
Split 7″ w/ KURU
…and it ended badly
We Are Dead Neanderthals
Click here to listen
The V-Shaped Position
Category Archives: Studio
Here it is in all its droning glory: Craters. Press play and get carried away into infinity. Maybe the gorgeous cover art by Maria Louceiro can help you a bit with that!
“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.
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!
“Fantoom ultimately stakes out its own particular corner of the noise-drone firmament”
“steigern und verdichten bis in die unendlichkeit”
“Sluimer is dan ook een weergaloze plaat die je niet zonder schuldgevoel voortijdig kunt afzetten”
“Sluimer is a sound-poem”
The Free Jazz Blog
“Een verkennende zoektocht tussen vier gelijkwaardige muzikanten die blijft verbazen”
The #3 album of 2015 according to Opduvel
“Juist als je denkt dat de intensiteit niet groter kan, laat het kwartet je alle hoeken van de kamer zien”
Our new full-length album Worship The Sun is out now on the amazing US-based record label Relative Pitch Records. We’re honoured to be featured in the Relative Pitch Records catalogue next to giants like Matthew Shipp, Matana Roberts, Nate Wooley, Mette Rasmussen and Chris Corsano.
Stream the entire album below or head over to our Bandcamp page to check it out.
The amazing album art was crafted by the talented Dutch designer Trashworks.
“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
“Wat rest is deze conclusie: Dead Neanderthals is geniaal”
“Endless Voids is both a wonderful artefact for those who were present at the original show and a fantastic record in its own right”
“This is one of the records of the year”
“Intrigerend, verrassend en uitpuilend van schoonheid”
Gonzo (circus) #128
“De perfecte drone”
“an excellent vibrant drone piece”
Vital Weekly #995
“een tachtig minuten durende trip waarvoor de grove metaforen bovengehaald moeten worden”