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Emptiness share full live performance video from the Roadburn Redux Festival

Belgian dark metal outfit Emptiness share full live performance video from their show at the Roadburn Redux Festival in April 2021.

Emptiness performed there to support the release of their latest studio album, »Vide«, out on February 12th, 2021 via Season Of Mist.

Says the band: “We are now releasing the video of our full live concert at the Roadburn Redux Festival, which took place in April 2021. The show can be watched in its entirety via the official Season Of Mist YouTube channel. We performed to support the release of our latest album »Vide«. Check it out here:”

From Season Of Mist:

Extreme music has always been drawn towards the dark side of artistic expression. This has often led to an ever escalating race of trying to push the boundaries by just becoming harder, faster, and somehow louder. Emptiness beg to differ and their new album »Vide« makes abundantly clear just how far the Belgian explorers of the tenebrous are willing to go.

Founded in Europe’s centre of gravity, Brussels, Belgium in the year 1998, Emptiness embarked on their musical journey with a burning vision to delve deep into darkness and horror. While the band was taking musical inspiration from different extreme styles such as black and death metal, the Belgians approached them in an open minded manner of continuous experimentation.

Following their inception, Emptiness first released the two demos »Eternal Rising« (2000) and »Necrorgy« (2002) that received a remarkable welcome in the underground. Yet with each new album, »Guilty To Exist« (2004), »Oblivion« (2007), »Error« (2012), and »Nothing But The Whole« (2014), the Belgians were also increasingly leaving a mark in mainstream music press.

Emptiness scored the devil’s luck in and won the perfect production set-up to create new sinister soundscapes during the recordings of »Not For Music« in 2017. After recording in their own Blackout Studio, the Belgians received an invitation to further enhance the production of »Not For Music« by Jeordie White aka Twiggy Ramirez (Marilyn Manson, A Perfect Circle, Nine Inch Nails). The final mix and mastering was done by Sean Beavan (Guns N’ Roses, Nine Inch Nails, Slayer).

»Vide« (2021) was meant as a claustrophobic album, a journey of an infinite mind stuck into a world too small. Questioning the essence of one’s perceptions, this album invites you to rethink your grasp of reality. To that end, it was important for Emptiness to be isolated during its “experimentations”. Recordings would take place sometimes in confined spaces like apartments or a cabin in the woods, and sometimes on a city roof allowing to contemplate a strange human world from above. Involvement was strictly limited to the band members who took care of all audio production and visuals work. The pandemic and lockdown happened while recording was in progress; a materialization of the imaginary world being created. The album either by coincidence or not, is in tune with our dissonant times.

»Vide« Tracklist:
01. Un corps à l’abandon
02. Vide, incomplet
03. Le mal est chez lui
04. Le sévère
05. Ce beau visage qui brûle
06. Détruis‐moi à l’amour
07. Plus jamais
08. L’erreur
09. On n’en finit pas
10. L’ailleurs

Emptiness is:
Jérémie Bézier – Bass, Vocals
Olivier Lomer – Guitar, Synths
David Alexandre Parquier – Synth
Jonas Sanders – Drums, Percussions

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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