Veneration Of The Dead festivall - part 666

ANCIENT RITES (75 minutes headliner set)
VARATHRON (75 minutes headliner set - first time in Benelux ever - exclusive fly-in show)

Date: Sat 31 March 2018
Venue: Baroeg, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Address: Spinozaweg 300
Doors open: 16:00

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Club Baroeg is located close to trainstation Lombardijen, busstop at venue.
Very easy to reach by car, parking in front of club.
Ticket sales have started at the link above - there is no excuse! Achtung: capacity is limited to 350 maniacs only!

Ancient Rites returns to Veneration! Five years after the first edition we have invited the only true masters of Belgian black metal back. Five years and the fantastic "Laguz" album later - the band is always one step ahead in showing how to excel in fantastic song writing combined with historical and philosophical lyrics. Legendary yet somehow unrecognized, Ancient Rites is a phenomenal group, responsible for creating outstanding opuses of both black metal and symphonic-loaded folk hymns. Hated by many - they don't care! Ancient Rites will play a full headlining set of 75 minutes.

Varathron - the abyssic black cult - is one of the cornerstones in the history of Hellenic black metal, of which we are long time fanatics. In 2013 we presented Rotting Christ playing an exclusive show of old material - now we have invited country mates Varathron for their first ever (!) Benelux concert. Their legendary albums "His majesty at the swamp" and "Walpurgisnacht" are epic masterpieces and just as essential as "Thy mighty contract", "Eosforos" and "Crossing the fiery path". Varathron is eager to perform a headlining set of 75 minutes that will be shaped by many classics as well as new abysmal creations from the upcoming album "Patriarchs of evil". Come and witness the forefathers of greek black metal summoning the ancient spirits!

Lugubre dominates the elite of Dutch black metal and should need no introduction. Eight years after the completely devastating and ultra-powerful "Supreme ritual genocide" album, the band returns to the stage for their first show in 2018. It will be save to say you shall be obliterated by a full-on attack of violent blasting and total war.

Pestilentia from Belarus plays multifaceted, dismal death worship and orthodox and straight-forward black metal. In 2016 the band returned with their second album, "Where the light dies": six tracks filled of hatred and despair for fanatics of Horna and Funeral Winds. This ritual will be the bands' first ever performance of traditional death worship in The Netherlands.

Bloodtomb is The Netherlands' first and only war metal band. Expect ritualistic hate from the primordial tomb - a ceremonial sacrifice by members and ex-members of Wrok, Hekel, Zwartplaag. Pure primitive and violent war metal for fanatics of Blasphemy, Black Witchery and Von.