Reunited GOATSNAKE, YOB Confirmed For Holland's ROADBURN Festival

Seminal doom legends GOATSNAKE will reunite for an appearance at next year's Roadburn festival, set to take place April 15-17, 2010 at the 013 venue and Midi Theatre in Tilburg, Holland.

GOATSNAKE — featuring the original lineup of Greg Anderson (SUNN 0))) on guitar, Guy Pinhas (THE OBSESSED) on bass, Greg Rogers (THE OBSESSED) on drums and Pete Stahl (SCREAM, WOOL, EARTHLINGS?) on vocals — will headline the Thursday Roadburn date (April 15).

With two classic-albums under their belts ("I", re-released on Southern Lord and "Flower of Disease"), GOATSNAKE have forged a considerable niche in the heavy rock underground over the last decade with their signature guitar sound. Pete Stahl's clean, soulful vocals have always been at the heart of GOATSNAKE's low and slow bulldozer rock as well, setting them apart from their peers. GOATSNAKE's influence can still be heard and felt throughout the current stoner and doom scene, even after such a long hiatus.

Greg Anderson comments: "Roadburn is hands down the only festival that consistently has a lineup that I personally would like to see. Being asked to perform with GOATSNAKE is an honor and a privilege. I'm really fucking stoked to play music with Greg, Guy and Pete again. We will do our absolute best to kick as much ass as possible!"

In other news, reunited doom metallers YOB will make their European live debut with two different shows at next year's Roadburn.

Even during their hiatus, YOB have maintained their position in the vanguard of contemporary doom because of the quality and originality of their mind-bending doom-metal. Now they have returned and are prepared to reach even greater heights (and doom depths). The band's latest album, "The Great Cessation", is definitely YOB's finest hour. Led by Mike Scheidt's crushing doom riffage and relentless stomp, YOB have easily reclaimed their rightful cosmic doom throne while generating new fans and momentum.

Roadburn will celebrate YOB's return to the fold by offering the band the opportunity to play different shows at both the 013 venue and the Midi Theatre during the festival.

Commented Mike Scheidt: "YOB is quite thrilled to announce our first European trip to play the most excellent Roadburn festival in 2010. We have wanted to come over to Europe to play for many years and to have our first show be at Roadburn is beyond incredible for us. We are looking forward to sharing in the atmosphere of the fest with all of the excellent bands and fans that will be in attendance. April will not get here soon enough! DOOM!!!"

Roadburn 2010, including Tom Gabriel Warrior's special event entitled Only Death Is Real and CANDLEMASS' 25th anniversary show, will run for three days. There will be an additional afterburner event on Sunday, April 18, 2010.

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