Swiss extreme metal duo Bølzer are pleased to announce a headline Belfast show at the Limelight 2 with special guests Abduction on June 2nd 2023.
An intuitive art project born from raw passion; musical ecstasy fueled by impulsive composition and enactment. Whilst wielding a lyrical and musical medium largely inspired by – and seeking to channel – the primeval essence of the human experience, flashes of illumination will descend the sky from which there shall be no shelter.
Forged of an intense understanding between drummer Fabian Wyrsch and guitarist Okoi Jones, the project first took physical form in 2008. Before long, the dualistic significance of their musical partnership outshone any need for a bass player and has since served to both challenges and empower the band’s creativity. Following their 2010 live debut in Zürich, Bølzer soon made a name for themselves as the remarkable Swiss-Antipodean duo capable of conjuring up mighty barriers of sound with nothing but a ten-stringed guitar and an almost ritualistic percussion style. The pair describe their own stage experience as a form of spiritual rapture, an atavistic vortex woven together from the profound union of spectacle meeting spectator on a deeper plane.
By 2013, Bølzer had begun plying their craft on stages across most populated continents. After garnering significant underground attention with two EPs – Aura in 2013 followed by Soma the year after – Bølzer carved out their humble place in the bedrock of metal with the critically acclaimed 2016 debut album, Hero. To further embody the conceptual disciplines of personal action and self-realization, 2019 saw the band founding their own label, Lightning & Sons whilst forging a new alliance with AISA Music, in a consciously autonomous effort to reorientate and indeed reevaluate their growing position within a changing field of action.
Recorded in Five Lakes Studio, Bavaria by Thomas Taube and released on November 1st, 2019 via Lightning & Sons, the bands fifth offering Lese Majesty showcases the band with the organic honesty and intensity they intend to be heard. Resuming where the bombastic romanticism of Hero left off, Lese Majesty rings true of its namesake, the uncompromising voice of an heretic granted contemporary audience.
With special guests
June 2nd 2023
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