Zondagavond 22:00 – 00:00 is het tijd voor Buma ROCKS Radio!

Zondagavond 21 mei van 22:00 tot 00:00 uur is het hoogtijd om de oren te poetsen en in de stemming te komen voor Buma ROCKS! Frank Helmink en en Peter van der Laan hosten het programma Buma ROCKS Radio waarin ze vooruitblikken op de conferentie Buma ROCKS! tijdens FortaRock In The City, het metalfestival op zaterdag 27 mei in Doornroosje, Nijmegen. Deze metal-special hoor je zowel op Pinguin Radio als op Aardschok. Hieronder lees je nog meer info over Buma ROCKS!

Buma RocksIn its fifth year of existence, Buma ROCKS! will be present during festival FortaRock In The City on Saturday 27 May in Doornroosje in Nijmegen.

Buma ROCKS!, the international conference and showcase festival for loud music, aims to connect ambitious and upcoming acts in hard rock, metal and related genres to professionals from the rock business both from the Netherlands and abroad.

This year during FortaRock In The City Buma ROCKS! will offer Heavy Chats, a matchmaking programme between artists and a number of hot shots from the heavy music business invited to FortaRock In The City. They will check out the Dutch bands playing and they are available for matchmaking sessions to share some of their wisdom and exchange ideas.

Buma ROCKS! will be presenting four bands during the festival.

The Charm The Fury from Amsterdam was the first one to be confirmed. The modern metal band played at the very first Buma ROCKS! event in 2013 and took part in the Buma ROCKS! presents LOUD & PROUD showcase event during Eurosonic Noorderslag in January of 2016. Subsequently Buma ROCKS! offered the band a showcase spot at the Global Rock Summit in Los Angeles. They didn’t go unnoticed: the five-piece featuring vocalist Caroline Westendorp were picked up in LA by label Nuclear Blast, operating from both Germany and the USA. At the end of March 2017 the second The Charm The Fury album entitled The Sick, Dumb & Happy was released through Nuclear Blast/Arising Empire. Here you can read a short interview about the deal with Nuclear Blast. Website here.

DOOL from Rotterdam were the very first act to apply for a showcase gig when registration on the Buma ROCKS!website opened in January. With their three-guitar attack, the Rotterdam-based band fronted by Ryanne van Dorst already played impressive gigs at selected festivals in 2016 and 2017. The melodic songs on their debut album Here Now, There Then (released in February 2017) offer a mix of dark rock, gothic pop, gloomy psychedelic rock and metal. Website here.

Pelgrim from Tilburg combine the heavy vocals and pounding rhythms of djent and metalcore with the technicality and creativity of the progressive scene, resulting in a refreshing sound of their own. With an outstanding and energetic live performance, Pelgrim offer a challenging musical approach based on great songs that can be enjoyed by a broad audience. Pelgrim’s music has a wide scope, making it enjoyable for almost every metal fan. Their first EP-release from 2013 received lots of positive feedback. Their first full-length called Ephemera was released in February of 2016. Pelgrim are currently working on new songs. Bandcamp here.

Ulsect too are from Tilburg. The death metal innovators feature guitarist Joris Bonis and drummer Jasper Barendregt from Dodecahedron as well as former Textures bassist Dennis Aarts. It therefore hardly comes as a surprise that elements of their origins have permeated into Ulsect’s self-titled debut album, to be released on label Season Of Mist in May 2017. You will find high technical precision and prowess woven into dense dissonance and lucent atmosphere. Website here.