MASTERS OF REALITY, C.O.C., ORANGE GOBLIN, BRANT BJORK + 5 MORE ANNOUNCED AS FIRST ACTS
DESERTFEST BERLIN Reveals First Bands For 2020 And Confirms:
MASTERS OF REALITY, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, BRANT BJORK, ORANGE GOBLIN, MINAMI DEUTSCH, EARTH TONGUE, PAPIR, DHIDALAH & SÂVER!
DESERTFEST BERLIN has announced the first batch of bands for their 9th edition of the leading underground festival. Specialising in all aspects of the Stoner Rock, Doom, Heavy Psych and all its great subgenres, the brand of DESERTFEST became a worldwide cult live institution, with its hot-spots in Berlin, London, Antwerp and New York City. Today, DESERTFEST BERLIN has announced the first and outstanding names for 2020, and confirms MASTERS OF REALITY, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, BRANT BJORK, ORANGE GOBLIN, MINAMI DEUTSCH, EARTH TONGUE, PAPIR, DHIDALAH & SÂVER!
You may not believe your eyes, but it's a dream come true: Palm Desert scene icons, MASTERS OF REALITY, are finally playing DESERTFEST! Fronted by Chris Goss, renowned producer of legendary bands such as Kyuss, Queen of the Stone Age and many more, with their Black Sabbath-inspired sound MASTERS OF REALITY will take you on an unforgettable trip through the desert. A true milestone in the eclectic live history of DESERTFEST BERLIN!
It’s been a dozen years since Southern Rock legends, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, would reunite with Pepper Keenan to blow the doors off the whole damn scene again. In 2014, after nearly a straight decade traversing the globe as a guitarist with New Orleans supergroup DOWN, Keenan
reconnected with the core C.O.C. trio of Woody Weatherman, Mike Dean and Reed Mullin
to hit the road hard. And the long wait is over, DESERTFEST BERLIN will give them a warm and heavy rocking welcome in 2020!
The Godfather of Desert Rock, BRANT BJORK, will finally be back on stage at DESERTFEST BERLIN to revive your spirit! Brant has spent over a quarter-century at the epicenter of Californian desert rock. From cutting his teeth alongside Fatso Jetson’s Mario Lalli in hardcore punkers De-Con to drumming and composing on Kyuss’ landmark early albums, to propelling the seminal fuzz of Fu Manchu from 1994-2001 while producing other bands, putting together offshoot projects like Ché, embarking on his solo career as a singer, guitarist and bandleader, founding his own record label and more, his history is a winding narrative of relentless, unflinching creativity. Expect timeless classics and a new album next Spring, and lay back to get into the groove with Mr. BRANT BJORK live at the Arena Berlin!
Widely admired as one of the most ludicrously thunderous and entertaining live bands on the planet, ORANGE GOBLIN, are on their unstoppable mission to bring joyous, blood ’n’ thunder metal to the DESERTFEST BERLIN crowd! With a steady stream of critically acclaimed albums that boldly and gleefully blurred the lines between stoner, doom, black, crust and southern rock, while always fervently saluting the old school heavy metal flag and the sacred Sabbathian code. 2020 will celebrate their 20th anniversary, still ORANGE GOBLIN is an inspiration, full of power and ready to unleash their thunder over Berlin!
Hailing from Japan, kraut rock masters MINAMI DEUTSCH have been finally confirmed for the Berlin edition of DESERTFEST! After their highly acclaimed show in Antwerp two years ago, desert festers in Berlin will be finally able to witness their unique, mesmerizing live performance. Kraut rock may be alive heavier than ever, but this Tokyo trio proves they are way more than just a revival act. Don't miss this EXCLUSIVE show of the fantastic MINAMI DEUTSCH!
Sometimes music is supposed to feel weird and indescribable. It’s the moments of clarity within
the dense, sonic mess that often feels the most satisfying. That’s the space that New Zealand prog-rockers EARTH TONGUE occupy. With their 2016- debut EP and a just released full-length album, these guys quickly became one of NZ’s most exciting underground live acts and it wasn’t
long until they were playing alongside international touring bands like Red Fang, Beastwars or
Monolord. DESERTFEST BERLIN is thrilled to welcome EARTH TONGUE live in 2020, taking you on raw and fuzzy journey into psych-rock with a sound that weaves between melodic and jarring, with unexpected turns leaving you in a disoriented, euphoric haze.
Copenhagen trio, PAPIR, might be the ultimate expression of the Danish creative soul: distinctively modern, deceptively minimalistic, and stylish yet understated. A band of virtuoso musicians who move between psychedelic rock, jazz and krautrock seamlessly with the ability to hypnotize you at the Arena Berlin; PAPIR are the real deal for fans of bands alike Causa Sui, and could easily become the showboats of the scene!
DHIDALAH burst into the fuzz rock scene in 2013, and has hailed from the Tokyo underground as a space rock power trio. The band name derives from the Japanese legend of the Giant Gods --
known as the creaters of mountains, lakes and islands. DHIDALAH plays improvisational music performances inspired by various genres from stoner and doom to kraut rock. Give these Japanese Giant Gods a very warm welcome at DESERTFEST BERLIN, when the Arena will be turned into a psychedelic wonderland!
Norway's hottest underground act, SÂVER, is the new project of Ole Christian Helstad, Ole Ulvik Rokseth and Markus Støle of TOMBSTONES and HYMN. The band delivers an astounding sound of sublime heaviness, shimmering moogs, abrasive vocals and a devastating, gnarly bass. SÂVER's tunes can be characterized by a strong component of apocalyptic synths and textural electronics hovering above the base of heavy guitars and bass – a mélange that works incredibly well, and has seen SÂVER rising up and being no longer just one of the world's best kept music secrets!
DESERTFEST BERLIN 2020 will take place between May 1st - 3rd at the riverside and in the heart of Berlin, the Arena. After last year's changes of a new sound system, the „Black Box“, that got high praise from both guests and critics alike, the festival will also again provide a lot more specials, space, and again a chill- and live zone on the popular Hoppetosse boat! Don't miss THE fuzz rock party of the year, at the capitol of the almighty riffs: DESERTFEST BERLIN 2020 is ready to roll!
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