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Buma ROCKS! presents Heavy Chats during FortaRock In The City

Buma ROCKS!, the international conference and showcase festival for loud music, has hooked up with FortaRock In The City, the metal festival in Doornroosje, Nijmegen, on Saturday 27 May. Ulsect, Pelgrim and DOOL have been selected from a total of 145 acts who applied for a gig during FortaRock In The City. Together with The Charm The Fury these bands make up the varied heavy package presented by Buma ROCKS! to a number of international music industry guests and the general audience.

During the day Heavy Chats will connect the bands playing with professionals from all over Europe. Roman Hödl is the latest edition to the Matchmaking line-up. As the owner of District 19 Booking & Management in Vienna, Austria, Roman is booking club and festival shows for the bands on District 19’s roster. Among them are Dutch bands Asphyx (NL), Bodyfarm (NL), Izegrim (NL) and Sinister (NL). Other names District 19 worked with: Candlemass (SWE), Carach Angren (NL), Enslaved (NOR), Entombed (SWE), Hail Of Bullets (NL), King Diamond (USA), Marduk (SWE), Obituary (USA), Pestilence (NL), Primordial (IER), Pungent Stench (AUT), Spock’s Beard (USA) and many more. District 19 are responsible for putting together high-profile festivals like Eindhoven Metal Meeting, Vienna Metal Meeting and Stockholm Slaughter, and are specialized in the organization of so called weekend and nightliner tours.

Confirmed for the matchmaking earlier on were: Jan-Martin Jensen, co-owner and booker at Inferno Metal Festival in Oslo, Norway, who just saw their successful 17th edition taking place on the days before Easter; music manager, publicist, and owner of Incendia Music Lulu Davis, who has pioneered and pushed forward the careers of new and exciting talent in the rock and metal world for the past 6 years; writer for Metal Hammer Germany and promoter for label Season Of Mist Gunnar Sauermann who, in case you would want to discuss something else than music, has a background in archaeology as well as comparative linguistics.


The Wheel Of Steel Rock Quiz featuring Goe Vur In Den Otto: Register now!



Hard rocking Studio Brussels DJ duo Goe Vur In Den Otto (Jan Vermeerbergen and Pieter-Jan Symons) will spin the records during FortaRock In The City’s afterparty. During the day’s programme they will be presenting The Wheel Of Steel Rock Quiz in the Doornroosje cafe. The Rock Quiz has seen teams from as varied a background as Paaspop, 013, Wacken Open Air, Podium Duycker, Appelpop, Mojo and the VVD battling it out during the Eurosonic Noorderslag conference earlier this year. Are you going to FortaRock In The City? Wanna play the Quiz? You can register your team here.

Buma ROCKS! @ FortaRock In The City Saturday 27 May, 14.00 - 00.30, Doornroosje, Nijmegen. With a.o. Matchmaking Sessions, The Wheel Of Steel Rock Quiz and performances of Ulsect, Pelgrim, DOOL, The Charm The Fury, Decapitated, Periphery, Batushka, The Contortionist, Destrage, Noctem. Afterparty: Goe Vur In Den Otto. Tickets FortaRock In The City including Buma ROCKS! through www.doornroosje.nl.


Buma ROCKS! Heavy Panel @ Roadburn: Overcoming Barriers

Together with Buma ROCKS! the mighty Roadburn festival will host a network meeting on Friday 21 April to which the international music industry and press travelling to Roadburn will be invited. At 3.30 PM everyone with a Roadburn weekend ticket or a Friday ticket is welcome to attend the Heavy Panel entitled Overcoming Barriers. How can an ambitious band from the Netherlands (or any other country, for that matter) reach the broadest audience possible, overcoming geographical and business barriers? The panel will look at how bands playing Roadburn can use such experiences as a springboard to take their talent international. Panel members: Pip Soret (European label manager Relapse Records), Luc Favié (booking agent for Rock The Nation and Doomstar Bookings), Laster (the 2017 'Roadburn Introduces…' band), Kim Kelly (Editor at Noisey US), and Thomas Sciarone (member of Dutch post-everything band GOLD).


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