Candlemass: 25 years of doom at Roadburn Wadruna confirms festival appearance Swedish doom metal legends Candlemass, featuring long-time sticksman Jan Lindh on drums, have been confirmed for a special performance at Roadburn Festival 2011 Swedish doom metal legends Candlemass, featuring long-time sticksman Jan Lindh on drums, have been confirmed for a special performance at Roadburn Festival 2011. The same goes for Wardruna, the dark ambient folk project led by former Gorgoroth drummer Kvitrafn (real name: Einar Selvik).

Candlemass was originally scheduled to celebrate 25 years of doom at this year's Roadburn in April.

Eventually they 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 2-hour set, which will include 'Epicus Doomicus Metallicus' in its entirety featuring original vocalist Johan Längquist.

'Epicus Doomicus Metallicus' is the group's only studio album to feature original drummer Matz Ekström. For Candlemass' sophomore album, 'Nightfall', released in 1987, current drummer Jan Lindh had replaced Matz Ekström.

Wadruna
Kvitrafn and fellow musicians Gaahl and Lindy Fay Hella explore the history of Norwegian mythology and paganism using traditional instruments such as goat and cow horns and bowed lyres. More unorthodox "instruments" such as trees, stones and fire are also incorporated into Wadruna's unique sound, which is further augmented by powerful vocal performances from several vocalists. Kvitrafn comments:
"I am very pleased and honored that we are invited to contribute to Roadburn 2011. The festival with its very credible artistic focus and approach is something that I feel is very right for Wardruna to be a part of."

In other news, stonerrock-legends 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, Wovenhand 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.

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