RAKETKANON release ‘RKTKN#2’ out now

April 19, 2015



Shaping the future of rock” – Kerrang!

Unrepentant in their aim of attempting to melt the face of anyone who dares listen” –Q

“It sure does reek of excitement” – Punktastic

They sound like the feeling you get when you think you’re gonna puke on public transport – Vice




Watch the video for ‘Florent’:

Belgian four piece Raketkanon release their colossal sounding RKTKN#2 album in the UK today via KKK Records. Following their sold out limited 7” release of single‘Florent’ / ‘Abraham’, the band will play a string of UK dates through April and May beginning April 28th at Bristol’s Stag and Hounds.

Recorded almost entirely live in Electrical Audio in Chicago over five frantic days with Steve Albini, RKTKN#2 drips from your speakers like a spilled jar of molasses. It’s thick and gloopy, black-hearted, portentous, musically malevolent, brilliantly vile – but emotive and moving on a whole other sonic plateau.

Stream the album on Spotify here:

In 2014 Raketkanon played numerous festivals across mainland Europe, winning crowds over with their cathartic, near-spiritual, outpourings of low-end noise, sweat, brutish bludgeoning and the limb-swinging, shamanic moves of frontman Pieter-Paul Devos. “If there’s not at least something at risk, why bother getting off your couch?”he says. “I’d rather go see a spastic acrobat singing about love in his own language. Seeing us, your self-preservation should be left at the cloak room, as is ours.” 

Witness the self-destruction and wanton celebration live in the UK this month at the dates below.

28/04/15 : Stag & Hounds – Bristol
29/04/15 : The Shacklewell Arms – London
30/04/15 : Audio – Glasgow

02/05/15 :  Live in Leeds Festival – The Brudenell Social Club
03/05/15 : The Hope – Brighton

RKTKN#2 is available for purchase here:
















Raketkanon are: 

Pieter-Paul Devos – vocals
Jef Verbeeck – guitar
Pieter de Wilde – drums
Lode Vlaeminck – bass synth

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