Rock Werchter 2017

29 june - 2 july 2017


The Barn

Fri 30 June  14:30 - 15:15

After ten years of hard work Balthazar is taking a sabbatical. This is certainly not out of laziness. In between times three members of the group have made their own album. Frontman Maarten Devoldere was first. We Fucked a Flame into Being (2016) by Warhaus concludes an important period in his life. “The album is an ode to love and its intangibility,” he says. “To the decadence and depth that life offers.” The title is a quote from Lady Chatterley’s Lover, D.H. Lawrence’s highly controversial novel, published back in 1928.

Warhaus has received a very warm reception. The singles that followed remained in the Studio Brussel charts for months on end. The British music magazine Mojo can hear Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen and Serge Gainsbourg in Devoldere’s compositions, and at least as much international class as … Balthazar. This is music at a high level.