Into the Void
After four editions Into the Void has become a much appreciated music festival when it comes to stoner, sludge, doom and everything related. The fifth edition will take place on the Friday 20th and Saturday 21st of October, 2017 in the cultural capital of the north: Leeuwarden (also the home of Into the Grave and Cityrock Leeuwarden), in the venue Neushoorn.
Into the Void will present you with more than 25 bands divided over 2 days. Each of those bands will (literally) blow you away with heavy, slow riffs or surprise you with their distinct and hybrid sound. The festival is not only known for its massive line-up, but also for the good atmosphere, the beautiful artwork (posters are available at the festival) and t-shirts. And let’s not forget about the vinyl you can buy for your collection and the beer that will definitely flow!
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Into the Void is sponsored by the Dutch Foundation for Performance Art (Nederlands Fonds voor de Podiumkunsten). Check their site for more info.
The Japanese doom metal act Church of Misery has been added to the line-up of the Into the Void, as well as Belgian dark/synthwave act Neoslave and Dutch rock ‘n roller Dead Elvis & His One Man Grave. With the addition of these three bands, the line-up of the Dutch...Lees meer
The legendary Swedish doom metal pioneers Candlemass has been confirmed as the headliner for the second day of the Into the Void festival. The line-up of the Dutch stoner/metal festival also features God Is An Astronaut, Saint Vitus, Inter Arma, BelzebonG and more....Lees meer
Dutch stoner/metal festival Into the Void announces new bands for the festival in October. The highly influential doom metal band Saint Vitus from the United States has been confirmed, as well as Polish heavy-doomfuzz-metal outfit BelzebonG and the American post metal...Lees meer
Japanese doom metal formation Church of Misery was founded by Tatsu Mikami (bass guitar) back in 1995 but it wasn’t until 2001 that the debut "Master Of Brutality was releases". Doom metal/rock listeners all over the world were totally fascinated by their unique...Lees meer
Elvis may be dead but he is not yet done. The Memphis legend is rocking like never before, back from the grave, alone and more raw and primitive than ever! Taking care of business as a one man band. Dead Elvis without the memphis Mob, Pills or Viva Las Vegas. Just one...Lees meer
Neoslave a.k.a Leander Lee Verheyen has been contributing to the underground music scene for over 2 decades and has released several EPs and albums with various projects. With the dark/synthwave project Neoslave, Verheyen, makes you dance while bombarding your ears...Lees meer
The legendary Swedish band Candlemass started out around 1984 and are seen as one of the pioneers of the doom metal genre. The band celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2015 and since then, vocalist Mats Levén has joined the Doom Metal Squad as a permanent member. The...Lees meer
God Is An Astronaut, hailing from Glen of the Downs, Ireland, are currently one of the biggest instrumental bands out there. They took their name from a line in Clive Barker’s film ‘Nightbreed’. After almost 15 years after the formation of the band and 8 albums into...Lees meer
Saint Vitus are a highly influential American doom metal band from Los Angeles. They have been regarded as one of the first bands of the genre, starting out as early as the late 1970s. For most of their career, the band comprised vocalist Scott Weinrich, bassist Mark...Lees meer
Sludge/post-Metal band OHHMS only recently released their first full-length The Fool (in March 2017), after the two EP’s Bloom (2014) and Cold (2015). The reviews from the international (metal)media have been overwhelmingly positive and the band is set to perform at...Lees meer
Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard from the UK struck a chord with their second release ‘Y Proffwyd Dwyll’. The sound and approach of Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard shares common ground with acts such as Ufomammut and Conan with healthy doses of psych and prog added to it....Lees meer
The music of Dutch dark rock formation GOLD, hailing from Rotterdam, the Netherlands, deals with themes like solitude, love and absence of prospect. The band’s most recent effort, Optimist, unites critics and fans alike. Kerrang magazine even compares the Dutch...Lees meer
It seems that Italy is not only the perfect place for producing pizza and wine, but in recent years, the country also produces more and more successful doom and stoner bands. One of them is Messa. This Italian four piece that was founded in 2014. They deliver a heavy...Lees meer
There are genres where a description as ‘ear-splitting leads’, puts people off, but we can’t think figure out why. It sounds more like a promise for something extremely heavy! XII Boar (read as Twelve Boar) have been tearing into stoner/sludge/metal scene with yes,...Lees meer
After a long break the Dutch three piece Stone in Egypt have returned from the Egyptian realm of the dead with the album Feed The Void, a record that combines grunge & spacerock and punk and stonerrock and with a clear influence of Black Sabbath, Neil Young, Pentagram...Lees meer
The music of the American metal band Inter Arma (Latin for "in times of war") is hard to categorize. The band paints frightful and beautiful portraits of humanity through music by blending a variety of metal genres such as doom metal, psychedelic sludge, black metal...Lees meer
The German four piece RoToR from Berlin merges 90s stoner rock and 70s space rock and do so purely instrumental. If you have seen this band before, you know that you can expect a crushing heavyness, tight rhythmic changes and melancholic space trips. On the latest,...Lees meer
If the name does not already give it away, we will. The space/stoner rock formation The Spacelords have only one mission according to themselves: “To come down to planet earth to blow people's brains off with their severe Spacerock tunes and send them into far out...Lees meer
Polish heavy-doomfuzz-metal outfit BelzebonG started out in 2008 and since then they’ve released two weed-inspired, yet evil sounding records called Sonic Scapes & Weedy Grooves (2011) and Greenferno (2015). The band drowns themselves in a sea of distortion and fuzz...Lees meer
Telepathy, the post/sludge metal band hailing from the United Kingdom impressed people all around with their sophomore record Tempest (released in March 2017). The album follows in the footsteps of Telepathy’s debut record and is thematically a concept album. It...Lees meer
The sound of the Swedish instrumental experimental band p.g. lost is hard to capture in words. Their sound has something melancholic but also an edge of dirty, crushing rock n’ roll. The group has shared the stage with acts like Japanese Mono and Alcest and they’ve...Lees meer
French sludge/doom metal band Love Sex Machine are heavy. It’s not just a label when it comes to these guys, but they are described as follows: ‘combine bands like White Mice and Kowloon Walled City and you feel like you want to pull out your flesh and feed it to...Lees meer
The Belgian band Bathsheba plays heavy doom mixed with sludge and black metal. You might enjoy their low tuned, haunting passages with monotonous chants, but beware because just a moment later, the group will throw you off with a fast pace, on an almost schizophrenic...Lees meer
The Italian stoner doom band Haunted is founded in 2015. Throughout the year they perform in several places. A rehearsal demo was released which spiked the interest of several labels. After only a year the band enters the studio in March 2016, to record the self...Lees meer
The Norwegian stoner rock group Kal-El was formed in 2012 by members from Theatre of Tragedy, Six Eyes Lost and Desspo. The four piece is inspired by the likes of Black Sabbath, Kyuss and Monster Magnet. They describe themselves as the ‘fuzzed-out step-child of hard...Lees meer
The Dutch psychedelic/stoner rock formation Gomer Pyle was founded in the 90ies but more recently they’ve created quite a name for themselves with their latest record, ‘Idiots Savants’ and stunning live performances. Firmly rooted in grunge and stoner, the band tends...Lees meer
The Apologist introduced themselves to the Dutch music scene with a bang in 2014 by releasing the single “Wasted Time”. “The Lesser Gods" followed its success shortly after. It didn’t take a long time before the band was recognized as something special. Out of...Lees meer
The Dutch atmospheric doom formation IZAH mixes elements of sludge, post-rock, hardcore and black metal and blends these into a dark and gloomy mix of heavy riffs, melancholy and densely layered sound dynamics. The debut of the band, released in 2015, was presented at...Lees meer
The music of the London-based band Diesel King has been described as varying from sludge to hardcore to death metal. The group has toured with Corrosion of Conformity, Eyehategod, Entombed and many others and played at high profile festivals like Bloodstock. What can...Lees meer
Grajo is a Space/Stoner/Doom from Córdoba, Spain. They have been described as one of the most interesting new acts in the Spanish scene and they blend stoner, doom and metal into songs that one can only describe as a whirlwind. The national media have described Grajo...Lees meer
Sludge metal band Lo! are coming to Into the Void all the way from Sydney, Australia. Ever since the release of their impressive debut Look and Behold in 2010. The band already toured Europe with the Swedish band Cult of Luna and Germans The Ocean and performed at the...Lees meer
This five piece from Brede (NL) blends blackish sludge, gut-wrenching doom and hypnotic (post)hardcore/metal. The band takes inspiration from chaotic hardcore bands like Coalesce, Botch, Converge combined with heavy acts like Isis, Cult Of Luna, Poison The Well. Their...Lees meer
Leviathan Speaks is the solo project of doom metal band Bathsheba’s vocalist Michelle Nocon. It started out as an ambient black metal project with a focus on the vocals but the singer aims to keep the music as free as possible, also taking influences from noise and...Lees meer
One man project Ashtoreth (also known as the musician Peter Verwimp) was formed in Antwerp, Belgium in 2010 after participation in several bands and sound art projects. Ashtoreth is a project in a search of a shamanistic perspective, channeling at times minimal,...Lees meer
Into the Void will take place on Friday 20th of October and Saturday the 21st of October 2017, in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands. The following bands will perform on Friday: God Is An Astronaut (IRE), Saint Vitus (USA), Ohhms (UK), Mammoth Weed Wizard (UK), Gold (NL), Messa (IT), XII Boar (UK) and Stone in Egypt (NL).
The following bands will play on Saturday, October 21st: Candlemass (SWE), Church of Misery (JP), Ashtoreth (BE), Leviathan Speaks (BE), Klone (FR), Lo! (AUS), Diesel King (UK), The Apologist (NL), Kal-El (NO), Haunted (IT), Inter Arma (USA), RoTor (DE), The Spacelords (DE), Telepathy (UK), Izah (NL), BelzebonG (PL), p.g Lost (SWE), Love Sex Machine (FR), Bathsheba (BE), Gomer Pyle (NL), Neoslave (BE), Dead Elvis and His One Man Grave (NL), Grajo (ESP) and The Fifth Alliance (NL).
Buy your tickets here! Tickets for the next edition are now on sale via Ticketmaster. A weekend ticket is €45,- (without service fees) and gives you access for both Friday and Saturday. A day ticket for Friday is €22,50 and a day ticket for Saturday is €30 (service fees excluded). Get your ticket for Friday here and get your ticket for Saturday here!
Here is some practical information for when you are planning on coming to Into the Void. The address of the venue is: Neushoorn, Ruiterskwartier 41, 8911 BP, Leeuwarden. You cannot park in front of the venue, but there are two car parks nearby called Oldehoofsterkerkhof and Zaailand. For more information, check THIS website (in English).
When you arrive by public transport, you can use NS.nl for planning the route by train and 9292.nl – for a journey that includes busses or other means of transportation. The venue is five minutes away from the central train station. Make sure to check your journey on the day of your travel, since the times are subjected to changes and delays.
The city Leeuwarden has plenty of hotels, hostels and campings (although this might be a bit cold in October) so you can stay the night and you do not have to worry about driving back. We recommend the WTC Hotel Westcord, but there are many hotels for every budget. Check them out here!
If you are attending the festival the entire weekend, or even a full day, it is likely that you will get hungry at some point. You can eat in the bar of the venue and you can easily walk into the city for a bite.
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