Doom supergroup SHRINEBUILDER, legendary Canadian avant-metal quartet VOIVOD (performing two separate shows), doom giants YOB (playing their seminal album "The Unreal Never Lived" in its entirety), sludge/stoner legends BUZZOV*EN, sludge bastards WEEDEATER and RWAKE are among the newly confirmed bands for the 2011 edition of the Roadburn festival, which will run for four days, from Thursday, April 14 to Sunday, April 17 at the 013 venue and Midi Theatre in Tilburg, Holland.
Roadburn festival is elated to also announce that Vancouver riff-machine BLACK MOUNTAIN will headline this year's Afterburner event on Sunday, April 17, 2011. Also confirmed for the Afterburner are American doom legends BLOOD FARMERS, DEAD MEADOW, BLACK PYRAMID, DRAGONTEARS and GOMER PYLE.
BLACK MOUNTAIN's take on late '60s/early '70s rock echoes both BLACK SABBATH and early PINK FLOYD. They begin with smoking Marshalls and spooky organ sounds, build into lengthy freakout jams spiced with stomping boogie and ambient melodies and crown it all with twin male/female vocals from Stephen McBean and Amber Webber. "It's heaviness with fragility", McBean told Rolling Stone. "Anyone can slam out a BLACK SABBATH riff, but nobody else can do it with Amber's beautiful voice on top of it."
BLACK MOUNTAIN go beyond mere demin-clad revisionism with the release of "Wilderness Heart", the band's latest album, as they stunningly juxtapose tender, pastoral balladry with some of their heaviest songs yet, while showcasing a very confident sense of originality.
Roadburn's main stage will be used for the Afterburner as well. In fact, the festival's organizers can't think of a better place than 013 venue's large-sized, sloping auditorium to witness BLACK MOUNTAIN, and rock out to their classic psychedelic rock. Also newly confirmed for the festival are MASTER MUSICIANS OF BUKKAKE, LUDICRA, IMAAD WASIF, COUGH, YAKUZA, EVOKEN, WHITE HILLS, WOLF PEOPLE, DRAGONTEARS, CARLTON MELTON and LONELY KAMEL.
Tickets for Roadburn 2011, including the Afterburner, will go on sale Saturday, November 27 online through Ticketmaster.nl and at the 013 venue box office.
Sponsored by Terrorizer and Germany's Rock Hard, the 2011 edition of the Roadburn festival will include GODFLESH's performance of its seminal debut full-length album, 1989's "Streetcleaner", in its entirety, SUNN O)))'s special event, headliner SWANS, CANDLEMASS celebrating 25 years of doom (including a performance of the "Epicus Doomicus Metallicus" album in its entirety; featuring original vocalist Johan Längquist), WOVENHAND and WARDRUNA (the dark ambient folk project led by former GORGOROTH drummer Kvitrafn).
For more information, visit www.roadburn.com.