Here it is! The final line-up for #dnk19. These bands are the last ones to join the party but definitely not the least. In this last announcement we have lots of high quality Belgian bands, new music from across the Atlantic and two Forest headliners.
Her Name Is Calla (UK) performed the festival a few times before (2011, 2016) but unfortunately this seems to be their last time. Sadly, because they’re calling it a day as a band. And to make it even more memorable they will release a brand new double album (on dunk!records!) on the day of their show (June 1st). We heard bits and pieces and we promise it will be a grande finale for the Forest Stage and for this band that has been in the front lines of the post-rock scene for the past decade.
Summit (BE) is working on their debut album to be released in 2019 and with influences such as Russian Circles, Isis, Tool, Year Of No Light we might be in for treat. Their post-rock / post-metal is scheduled to open the Forest Stage on the third day of the festival.
Wrekmeister Harmonies (US) is a perfect headliner for the Forst (Friday May 31st). The music is described as pastoral doom and the biography mentions ‘Few artists have perfected the nuances of beauty as well as annihilation, and Robinson’s mastery of both sides of the spectrum makes his an unique voice in the field of doom. ‘ We couldn’t have said it better. This is going to be an immersive set in our dark forest.
Labirinto (BR) are long time friends of the festival (2013, 2015) and we’re excited to have them back. Over the years their music got a heavier and heavier so their performances were never the same and won’t be this time. They just released their latest album Divino Afflante Spiritu on Pelagic Records. This is perfect study material to prepare for their Main Stage set.
Statue (BE) received a lot of wonderful reviews for their latest album Kasper which they released at Paradiso in Amsterdam. They bring instrumental experimental noise (think Battles) with 4 guitar players and deliver songs with a keen eye for detail without losing the focus to keep those feet dancing. Maybe we will see some dancing in the audience!
MANTIS (BE) recently added a new band member, wrote some new stuff and reworked some old songs so we’re looking forward to see this upgraded version of an already interesting band! ‘Live, MANTIS bring their self-proclaimed ‘pogojazz’ to the people, which always results in an explosion of overdriven guitars, singalong riffs and a lot of intense faces.’
Celestial Wolves (BE) is known to the festival. As a band (2013, 2015) and as part of the organization of this festival. They released their latest album Call Of The Void (on dunk!records) in Fall last year and would be happy to bring their new instrumental, melodic, dynamic and powerful sound to the dunk!audience. Always performed with intensity as if it is their last show. They will hit the Forest Stage on Saturday June 1st.
PILLARS (US) is an instrumental post-rock band from Indianapolis and released one full album so far. And with just that we feel there’s a lot to discover in this band. They take listeners on a aural voyage full of thoughtfully crafted peaks and plunges. We are sure we will hear more from these guys very soon!
Staghorn (US) was on our shortlist for a while and after meeting them in person and experiencing their show on their last EU tour we knew we had to book them for our next edition. This is post-rock with a strong story. Staghorn is as much an intellectual, cultural and philosophical statement as it as an artistic expression. […] Staghorn’s recordings offer a narrated sonic journey through our self-induced downfall, the animal kingdom’s terrifying yet triumphant return to power, and more.