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CZAR FEST 2017
Friday April 14 and Saturday April 15, 2017 at Kaserne Basel.
The small, but mighty Basel (Switzerland) based record label Czar Of Crickets Productions is well known for its musically open minded and non-commercial oriented ideology. In its beginning days, the releases were mainly focussed on metal bands. Over the years, many bands of various musical genres and styles have found their home at Czar Of Crickets. Nowadays, the label can look back at 50 international releases (with most of the bands coming from Switzerland).
On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the label, the first Czar Fest took place at the Kaserne Basel in April 2016. The two-day music festival was a huge crowd-pleaser and the media also praised the festival for its underground charm and the musical range.
After the successful first edition, Czar Fest will be back on April 14 (Revelations Day) and April 15 (Bullets Day) 2017 at the Kaserne Basel, Switzerland. The purpose of the festival is to bring together the best Swiss bands, regardless of their level of publicity.
Furthermore, Czar Fest 2017 will host a Rock Art Exhibition on both days on the premises of the Kaserne. This outstanding exhibition will display the works of five great young artists (photographers, designers and sculptors). This mix of music and art already contributed to the success of the Czar Fest in 2016.
The Czar Fest 2017 offers numerous highlights:
• Our special guests, the fantastic Basel based band Zeal & Ardor, who is at the moment taking over the world with their black metal influenced american slave gospel, are playing their first exclusive live show on Revelations Day! The mighty and highly praised Bölzer from Zürich will also play in Basel for the first time (Bullets Day)!
• Lo-fi demotapes thunder rock weirdos AUTISTI featuring Louis Jucker (Coilguns, Red Kunz, Ex-The Ocean) and Emile Zoé (Anna Aaron) will release their new album and play their first show in Basel on the Revelations Day. Sum Of R, ColdCell and When Icarus Falls will be playing songs from their new albums for the first time. In addition, When Icarus Falls will be offering their new album exclusively and one week before their worldwide release at Czar Fest.
The festival will start on Friday, April 14 at 18:00 with the Art Lounge Opening of the Rock Art Exhibition. The first 100 visitors will receive a free Czar Shot. In Addition, DJ Dannyramone will rock the crowd in between and after the live shows on Friday and Saturday. And last but not least, Radio-X will be broadcasting live from the festival for two days.
LINEUP 2017 & timetable
FRI 14.04. – REVELATIONS DAY
18:00: Doors / Art Lounge Opening
19:30: The Universe By Ear
21:10: Autisti (Louis Jucker & Emilie Zoé) – http://louisjucker.ch/
22:00: Sum Of R
23:00: Zeal & Ardor
01:00: Afterparty w/ Dj Dannyramone
ROCK ART EXHIBITION
Thanks to everyone who made our Record Release show such a successful evening!
A huge thank you to Khaldera and ZATOKREV, the lovely team at the Royal Baden 2.0, Carla Carlita, Silja Zimmermann, Carina A. Stiefel, the great audience that showed up, to King of Trash and Pixelpunx for the fascinating visuals that underlined the music so well!
Bam! Here comes another one! Progressive Music Planet just premiered exclusively our brandnew video for the track ‘Misery’, taken from our upcoming album ‘Surrounding The Void’.
Today exclusive 360 degree lyric-video premiere on The Sludgelord for our brandnew track ‘Divergent’ taken from the upcoming new album ‘Surrounding The Void’. Check it out via The Sludgelord’s post now…
… or watch it here.
Hold your hats and turn it up to eleven! We release the single for our brandnew pounding track ‘Digital Individual’ together with a Lyric-Video premiered exclusively by Legacy – The Voice From The Dark Side today. The single is available via iTunes.
‘Digital Individual’ is 6 minutes of pure Palmer energy that will have you yearning for more! So forget all about your neighbours for now: turn it up and enjoy!
We are proud to announce that our 3rd Album entitled ‘Surrounding the Void’ will be officially released worldwide February 24th 2017 on our Label Czar Of Bullets! We’re so stoked to unleash the beast after the hard work that went into the album over the last one and a half years! The new album can be pre-ordered on Czar Shop, iTunes, Plastic Head or CeDe.ch.
Cheers to 2017 and hope to see you guys soon!