The dates for the first part of our norwegian tour are ready!
These dates are released in collaboration with Local Heros, a project that gives local bands the chance to play support for some of the largest and most exciting artists in Norway. Click here to apply for a Rumble in Rhodos support gig.
17.10.13 – Bergen – Hulen
18.10.13 – Haugesund – Jimmy Legs
19.10.13 – Stavanger – Folken
26.10.13 – Oslo – Parketretret (u/18 år. kl 18.00)
26.10.13 – Oslo – Parketretret (18 år kl 21.00)
01.11.13 – Trondheim – Klubben
02.11.13 – Rena – Samfundet
06.12.13 – Kongsberg – Energimølla
17.01.14 – Horten – Glasmagasinet
18.01.14 – Tønsberg – Total
We are thrilled to announce that our new album “Grace and Nuance” is finally ready.
Look out for an unusual breath of northern air, as Rumble in Rhodos release their fourth consecutive album on Cosmos Music october 18th. The track list is packed with hits and our most thoroughly crafted material to date.
You can preorder it on iTunes now.
Ladies and gentlemen here is the track list and cover artwork:
1. Nothing Left To Shake
2. Entirely Loveless
3. The Annual Melt
4. Frozen In Time
5. Eternal Seesaw
6. Dormant Dreams
7. Mannequins Of Memory
8. Shrouded In My Story
10. Souls Beyond The Veil
11. Reversal Of Fortune
Woke up fresh and it was a lovely day. 25 degrees and sunshine. Today is a short trip to Lille in northern France, so we took time to see Brussels. Marius is a geek, so he really wanted to check out the Atomium wich was built for the world Expo in the late fifties. After blasting the memorycards in our cameras we had a very nice lunch in grass just outside the city.
Lille has always treated us well. It’s the fourth time we play here and its always packed and a great atmosphere. The club, CCL, is a pretty intimate venue located underground in an old city building. We were, for the first time, arriving really early at the venue, so we had time to take a walk around the neighbourhood. We quickly realised that this part of town was very poor and shabby. Jeff, the promotor, told us that the streets we walked had the highest crime rate in the whole city. That could be, but nobody had the balls to fuck with us.
After soundcheck we went to a local bar to play pool and have a couple of Leffe. We just can´t get enough of that tasty fluid.
The support band was called “Bodybeat” and was a funk/elcetro crossover act from Lille. It was cool and the crowd was warmed up when we hit the stage. It was a packed, loud and sweaty and the crowd was great. It´s nice to play big venues, but nothing really brings a smile to our faces like a jam packed, warm and intimate show. Thank you again Lille! See you soon.
PS: Sorry about the lack of pictures on this post. We had to charge the batteries.
Quote of the day: “When we come back to Hanau, I will have to arrange eight funerals.” (Andy, referring to the “air” in the van)
Did a really nice trip today through the small French villages at the foot of the Alps, heading for Belgium. We had some croissants and coffee at a bakery in one of the small towns, before heading for Flandern. We´ve played Belgium several times, but this was our first time in Brussels.
Magasin 4 is a very cool venue located along the the city river. We were the headlining act today and since we arrived 90 minutes late we didn´t have time for a proper soundcheck. Fuck it, line check is allright, we´ve done it 100 times before on festivals.
Tonight was Belgium as always; four bands, dark and heavy duty. The first band played extremely loud doom rock for one and a half hour. The show included the classic interludes (samples between the songs) a woman screaming desperately, a lions roar and of course church bells. Actually something else was for some of us more interesting: Andy streamed the Champions League Final from the merch stand, so we could watch the game. Gabour, the other driver, screamed his heart out when Chelsea won the title, he´s doesn´t like Bayern Munich that much…yes, it´s an understatement.
The band that played before us, Anorak from France, was really cool. It was a really tight unit. We bonded with them after our show and we were amazed when they really liked our set since we sound like Hall & Oates compared to the rest of the bands. After the show we relaxed with laptops and Ricky Gervais´ Golden Globe compilation on youtube. No party tonight, we wanna see Brussels tomorrow and wake up fresh and ready to go. Stay tuned.
Quote of the day: “Geile scheiss!!” (Gabor the driver when Chelsea won the finals)
Tonight, our sound engineer Petter is the only one who is drinking. Professional you say? It was quite a celebration yesterday…at least for some of us. Not because of our national day, but because we escaped bunad and flags. It’s important to stay healthy for such a long tour, so today there’s only carrots and vitamin drinks for us…and some chips.
Today we did our first semi-long trip, 550 km. Helped out by the home cinema in our van, and the mandatory-to-watch on tour rocku-mockumentary Spinal Tap, it was a piece of cake.
The customs at the Swiss border asked if we had anything to declare, and we nearly gave them the guitar stand-in Steffen because of his stomach problems.
We supported the American math rock band Tera Melos at the Club Amalgame tonight. Our tour looks like a family weekend trip compared to their 59 shows in 60 days tour. They looked suspiciously fresh. We played a tight 40 minute set with great sound and great lights. The local light engineer was really skilled and made us look like a million dollars. We cleared the stage and made room for the main act. The Tera Melos gig was awesome by the way, go see them if they´re playing a venue near you.
After going to the wrong hotel (little help in GPS when the address is wrong), we tracked down the right one and got 5 hours of sleep before we had to start our trip til Belgium. Dark beer and waffles; here we come!
Quote of the day: “Steffen! Lay off that white bread!” (Øyvind)
It’s the national day back in Norway so we kinda escaped the dressed up drinking bonanza…a bit of a relief actually. We are at the kind of multi cultural club Habibi, Limburg. Usually open only on Fridays, but our friends and promotors Stephan Schmidt and Andi Steiner made an exception for Rumble In Rhodos on this day. The show tonight is taking place at this rustiqe and quasi-oriental club with naked mannequin dolls backstage, right up our alley.
We met up with Stephan and Andi who took us a guided tour through the very beautiful city of Limburg. The weather was really nice so we where more tempted to drink lager in the sun than rushing to the club to soundcheck.
The support band for tonight is a heavy stoner band called “Death of a Salesman”. It was a short and intense set with heavy metal thunder and deep tuned guitars, it sounded pretty rad. Later that night we did a hard-hitting show, as always, but tonight was different. The great crowd helped, of course, but the energy was from out of this world. Thomas did a perfect quadruple pirouette on the floor on “Flavoured Envy” and pushed the crowd over the edge. The gig was awesome and the roar from the crowd when we walked off stage was amazing. We wanna come back!
The record from the merch stand: T-shirts: Zero. Music: A LOT. People here are clearly into music!
Quote of the day: “Henrik, you shit more than you eat…how is that even possible?” (Andy, driver)
”The light with the fasten seatbelt sign has been switched on. This will have consequences for you.”
We’re kicking off the tour from Hanau, Germany, staying at the headquarters of LSD-Trips, our eminent driver Andy, and playing at the local squat tonight. For those of you who are not familiar with that term, a squat is, per definition, a building or house that is unlawfully occupied. In Europe nowadays they are well-equipped venues and run with a big heart. They represent an alternative to put up a show where everyone is welcome and respected, and therefore a perfect place to put up a show on weekdays. T-shirts are rolled, properly marked and neatly packed. The 7-inches are stacked and the merch department is open for business.
Feels good to be on the road again. As David is back home in Oslo taking care of his new born little daughter, our good friend Steffen is taking care of guitar duties on this tour. He is an eminent axe shredder and has already blown us all away. The show was a total blast and the atmosphere was electric. After shouting for ten straight minutes after the show, we were glad to go back and do an encore.
Quote of the day: “I just emptied my back” (Petter, soundengineer)
We are about to go back on the road in Europe to support “Signs Of Fervent Devotion”. This will be a intense and compact tour and will take us through 6 countries. We hope to see you there, we´re stoked to be back. List of shows:
10.05.12 – Stockholm, Sweden – Debaser/Slussen
16.05.12 – Hanau, Germany
17.05.12 – Limburg, Germany (Habibi Diez)
18.05.12 – Yverdon Les-Bains, Switzerland (L’Amalgame w/ Tera Melos(US)
19.05.12 – Brussels, Belgium (Magasin 4)
20.05.12 – Lille, France (CCL)
22.05.12 – Göttingen, Germany (Stilbrvch w/Mutiny on the Bounty)
23.05.12 – Paris, France (Le Batofar)
24.05.12 – Madrid, Spain (Wurlitzer Ballroom)
25.05.12 – Geneva, Switzerland (La Graviere)