Roadburn, Europe's biggest festival for heavy stoner and psychedelic music, will take place once again at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands during April 12-15, 2012.
As curator for the 17th edition of Roadburn, Voivod - featuring Michel "Away" Langevin on drums - have invited drummer Paul Ferguson and the rest of Killing Joke as part of their special headline show during the Au-delà du Réel event on April 12th.
Killing Joke could not make it to Tilburg on Friday, April 13th due to prior commitments. Fortunately it was quickly decided to expand Au-delà du Réel and turn Voivod‘s dream of sharing a stage with Killing Joke into reality by letting them play on Thursday.
Killing Joke was incorporating danceable elements with heavy, aggressive, grinding guitars and pounding tribal drums all the way back in the Eighties. With elements of proto-techno rock, their post-apocalyptic vision inspired bands as diverse and influential as Godflesh, Ministry and Tool. Their legacy can be heard and felt across the entire Roadburn festival spectrum.
In related Roadburn news: psychedelic doom metal giants Yob will return to Roadburn Festival 2012 for two one-off performances, each time performing an album in it's entirety. Yob has been personally invited by Voivod for Roadburn 2012. For their first show, they will be playing their seminal album, 'The Unreal Never Lived', on Friday, April 13th at Au-delà du Réel, and then ithey will follow up by performing 'Catharsis' in full at the additional Afterburner event on Sunday, April 15th.
Also confirmed are Black Breath and Celeste for Voivod's Au-delà du Réel at Roadburn 2012. They will join Anekdoten, Aun, Dopethrone and Yob on Friday, April 13th.
Beer-driven, groove-heavy hard rock are what Portland’s finest, Red Fang, deliver on their latest opus, 'Murder the Mountains'. Catchy, fun, cool, and downright awesome, Red Fang bring a welcome return to great rock that still has a sense of humor. Roadburn is really pleased to welcome Red Fang to Midi Theatre on Thursday, April 12.
Black Cobra will be playing a one-off show at Roadburn Festival Afterburner in support of their new album, 'Invernal'.
Seminal instru-metal pioneers Pelican have also been added to the lineup of Roadburn 2012. Pelican last played Roadburn in the Green Room back in 2007, and will now appear on our main stage on Saturday, April 14th as part of their first European tour in several years.
Tickets for Roadburn 2012 will go on sale Saturday, November 26th, 10:00 Central European Time. There will be a 2 ticket limit (per order) for 3-day and 4-day passes and Afterburner tickets. The same goes for the Campsite Tickets.