We’re excited to announce that the latest developments of the pandemic in Europe make us optimistic that the fall will see live shows return into our depraved lives. To celebrate, we will host a Pelagic Label Night at @trix_online in Antwerp, Belgium, on October 1st. 🎉
Coalescing around a shared vision of limitless sonic exploration and relentless heaviness, THE OCEAN have become standard bearers for the nebulous but unstoppable post-metal movement. After their appearance at the recent Pelagic showcase at Roadburn Festival, this will be the first time ever that the German collective will be playing material off their latest ‘Phanerozoic II ‘album live in front of a crowd.
The Belgian heavy music scene has impressed us ever since our trips to Vort’n Vis in the good old 90s and early 2000s, when the country spawned many great hardcore bands like Kindred, Liar, Blindfold, Facedown, Congress and the likes.
Alongside The Ocean, we’re very excited to present you Pelagic’s “Belgian Alliance“, led by the enigmatic BRIQUEVILLE. Another pandemic release, their latest offering ‚Quelle‘ is „a combination of stark aesthetics and metronomic instrumentals, creating a sensory experience both emotionally driven and atmospherically rich“, Metal Hammer (UK) found.
PSYCHONAUT are yet another incredibly talented band from this small country. The Mechelen-based trio are currently one of the artists in residence at the venue of this event, and we’re more than stoked to find out what they have prepared for us.
Local heroes BEAR are that type of band you won’t ever forget seeing live. A threat. They come to you, they give you the feeling that you are not safe in the audience. And what a rare gift that is, in our safe world of comfort stable mediocrity, where security has become the ultimate value.
Finally, opening the night will be HIPPOTRAKTOR, a new Pelagic signing featuring Stefan from Psychonaut. Their debut album will drop in October, and is bound to be one of the hottest Pelagic newcomer releases of the year.
Get in the zone, and join us in the city of Antwerp this fall!