Reactivated NWOBHM legends ANGEL WITCH have been confirmed for Friday's April 24 date at the 2009 Roadburn Festival. The 14th annual Roadburn Festival will take place April 23-26, 2009 and will be held at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands. Also scheduled to appear on April 24 are CATHEDRAL and SAINT VITUS, among others.
Firmly rooted in the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, ANGEL WITCH, comprised of guitarist and vocalist Kevin Heybourne, Chris Fullard (guitar), Will Palmer (bass) and Andy Prestidge (drums), will celebrate the genre's 30th anniversary by playing songs from the band's legendary self-titled debut album and singles from that era.
Roadburn organizers have also announced that post-metal stalwarts BARONESS and MINSK have been confirmed for the Thursday Roadburn date, April 23.
In other news, Terrorizer, the world's leading extreme music magazine will be sponsoring Roadburn Festival 2009.
"Yet again Terrorizer magazine has been invited to be a part of Roadburn Festival, and yet again we are incredibly proud to align ourselves with such a gargantuan event in the extreme music calendar," said Terrorizer editor Louise Brown. "I can think of few other festivals who so wholly mirror our magazine's own passion for the riff, are as enthusiastic about those unique artists that push the boundaries of extreme music and are as obsessed with searching out the most exciting bands on the planet.
"Roadburn Festival is a truly special event that should be an essential ticket for any music devotee. Not only for its steadfast commitment to producing an unrivalled weekender in terms of its enviable lineup, but also because it's a festival by fans for fans and ever since April 21, 2008 we have been waiting with bated breath for the announcement of its 2009 edition and are again so thrilled to be involved."
For more information, visit www.roadburn.com.