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Diamanda Galás headlines Rituals For The Blind Dead at Roadburn 2016

Diamanda Galás to headline Lee Dorrian curated Rituals For The Blind Dead event

Diamanda Galás will be headlining Rituals For The Blind Dead Part One at Roadburn festival in April. She’ll be performing Death Will Come And Have Your Eyes on the first night, while Schrei 27, a film she created with Italian film maker Davide Pepe, will be shown at Rituals For The Blind Dead Part Two the following day. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the artist. “Dark seems like a trivial word to use when describing her music,” explains Lee Dorrian, the former Napalm Death and Cathedral vocalist who curated Rituals, “but dark she undoubtedly is at the most extreme level. When Cathedral were working on Forest Of Equilibrium, her records were a lurking soundtrack to the anxieties we faced and the darkness we were aiming for. No one has ever really captured the true spirit of epic, operatic darkness as she. She is the true master of the art.”

Noise artist Russell Haswell will also be performing at Rituals For The Blind Dead Part Two.

Roadburn takes place between 14–17 April in Tilburg, The Netherlands. Rituals For The Blind Dead runs from 15–16 April. Tickets are on sale now. Diamanda Galás was featured in The Wire 190.