ULVER vokalist og DOWN til Roadburn
DOWN TO HEADLINE ROADBURN FESTIVAL PRE-HEAT, THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 013
Roadburn is pleased to report that New Orleans metal heavyweights
DOWN will headline Roadburn Festival's Pre-Heat, Thursday, April 17th
at the 013 venue in Tilburg, Holland. We also want to announce that,
contrary to rumors, the Pre-Heat isn't sold out yet!!!
Starting out life as a Pantera side project, Down have now become a
full time band for most of it's members. Down's latest album, called
"Over the Under", is a hands down winner, and it clearly benefits
from the extra time and attention that the band was able to put into
it. "Over The Under" is southern metal at its very best — combining
Down's classic stoned-out hard grooves with a southern rock flair,
and this time around, Phil Anselmo also turns up the intensity by adding
some smoldering white soul to the mix.
Get there early 'coz Roadburn's also gonna celebrate the 20th
anniversary of Rise Above Records.
Lee Dorrian comments: "As Rise Above Records approaches it's 20th year in the 'business', it's with great pleasure that I can announce the appearance of GRAND MAGUS, CAPRICORNS, LITMUS, TAINT, DIAGONAL, SERPENT CULT & THE DEVIL'S BLOOD on our special Roadburn anniversary evening. It's going to be a great way to start this great heavy festival – see you down the front."
Holland's very own The Devil's Blood [think Rocky Erickson meets Coven, think New Wave of British Heavy Metal meets the Heavy 70's] is a stunning new psychedelic doom band, hailing from Eindhoven Rockcity.
The band has posted their much acclaimed demo recordings on myspace: www.myspace.com/thedevilsblood You'll be wanting to stick around after the main festival for DAVID TIBET'S special day-long event on Sunday, April 20.
David Tibet comments: "I am delighted and ecstatic to announce the full line-up of the artists playing at the day I was invited to curate at the Roadburn Festival. Appearing at the show will be: ÆTHENOR, BABY DEE, CURRENT 93, OM and RICKIE LEE JONES."
Æthenor will be joined by some very special guests, including Ulver vocalist, Kristoffer Rygg [his first live appearance in over a decade]. Please check the Roadburn web site for more info & tickets.: www.roadburn.com