Swedish doom metal legends CANDLEMASS have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Roadburn Festival. Originally scheduled to celebrate 25 years of doom at this year's Roadburn in April, CANDLEMASS ended up stuck in Stockholm due to logistic complications arising from the volcanic eruption in Iceland.
CANDLEMASS is now scheduled to play on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at the 013 venue, Tilburg, Holland. Starting at 15.45, CANDLEMASS will perform a very special two-hour set, which will include "Epicus Doomicus Metallicus" in its entirety; featuring original vocalist Johan Längquist.
Commented CANDLEMASS bassist/mainman Leif Edling: "CANDLEMASS is on for Roadburn 2011! I'm very happy! Not only for the chance to redeem ourselves, it is still our 25th anniversary, for god's sake!
"A black piece of vinyl called 'Epicus Doomicus Metallicus' came out almost exactly 25 years ago, and it will be a bonechilling event for us all... to play the whole shit live at Roadburn! Can't wait! The lights, the sound...the projector show... everything will be absolute KILLER!! PENTAGRAM and CANDLEMASS at Roadburn next year. Jeez... what a show!!!"
The festival organizers stated: "Roadburn considers CANDLEMASS one of the most important doom bands ever. They are on a very short list of doom greatness that includes BLACK SABBATH, PENTAGRAM, TROUBLE and perhaps no one else. Their influence can be heard and felt throughout the current stoner and doom scene. It is a huge understatement to say that we’re looking forward to this special set with both Robert Lowe and Johan Längquist."
In other news, WARDRUNA (the dark ambient folk project led by former GORGOROTH drummer Kvitrafn), ACID KING, THE GATES OF SLUMBER, LITURGY and RAMESSES have also been confirmed for Roadburn Festival 2011.
Sponsored by Terrorizer magazine and Germany's Rock Hard, Roadburn Festival 2011, including SUNN O)))'s special event, SWANS and PENTAGRAM will run for three days from Thursday, April 14 to Saturday, April 16 at the 013 venue and Midi Theatre in Tilburg, Holland. There will be an additional "afterburner" event on Sunday, April 17, 2011.
For more information, visit www.roadburn.com.