Saturday 17 January 2015

The Sludgelord News: Sonic Mass Weekender - 20th/21st February - Bannermans Bar, Edinburgh

Pisschrist Promotions & Echoes and Dust present

Sonic Mass Weekender - 20th/21st February - Bannermans Bar, Edinburgh

“Some of us like riffs so much we not only want them to completely destroy our minds but but also conjure new worlds and let us explore them. Luckily, we've entered golden age of heavier bands becoming increasingly progressive, pushing new boundaries and delivering on the above in a variety of weird and wonderful ways.” - Rich Collins, Cosmic Carnage co-founder & Echoes and Dust writer

Established doom promoters Pisschrist Promotions are teaming up with Echoes and Dust’s metal team to present the inaugural Sonic Mass Weekender - 2 days of space-rock, prog, sludge, doom and noise in the infamous surroundings of Bannermans Bar in Edinburgh.

Headlined by Hey Colossus on Friday and Space Witch on Saturday, with Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, Dune, Voe, Ommadon, BRITNEY, Buried Sleeper and Star Turbine all making appearances, you can expect a full assault on all your senses. Tickets are available at just £13.50 for the whole weekend from here. More info is available on the Sonic Mass Facebook event page here.

“Cuckoo Live Life Like Cuckoo truly cements Hey Colossus’ rep as being a cut above the rest.” - Clash Music

“Hey Colossus [have] suddenly arrived at a place where they're not just a good, but an excellent band.” - The Quietus

“Space Witch have delivered a monster. Space Witch are on the verge of greatness.” - Sludgelord

“Stomping out of the sci-fi space-age come prog-sludge-metallers Dune, and if you’re anything like me, they’re about to put a big fucking smile on your face.” - Sleeping Shaman

“Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs return with their second helping of heavy psych-rock insanity...It’s like Butthole Surfers jamming Electric Wizard songs in a basement, somewhere in Newcastle.” - Soundblab

Poster design by Ross Mckendrick/RDM Visuals

This is a breakthrough event which is more than worth hopping on a train, plane or space craft for. It's co hosted by Pisschrist Promotions, the most prominent doom promoter north of the border and Sander, the Metal Editor for Echoes and Dust who's owed a pint by pretty much every heavy band on the planet for his services to the scene.” - Rich Collins

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