Saint Vitus & Amon Duul II (and Neurosis & friends) confirmed for the 2009 Roadburn Festival
By Black Bubblegum
The mighty Saint Vitus
Hello friends, welcome to the Roadburn Festival
This is a gathering of like minded bands and fans from around the world, joined together by a love of music. This is a celebration of tube-driven distortion and crackling electric guitars, a raising of musical consciousness and brotherly and sisterly love, a communion with THEE MIGHTY RIFF, a time and place to get high en mass and bask in the heaviness.
Since 1999 we at Roadburn have emphasized the cutting edge, honored the forefathers, and worshipped the riff. The 2009 Festival is a perfect reflection of what we have always been about
Every year, Roadburn is a clusterfuck of great heavy artists and thankfully, 2009 (April 23-26 to be exact) appears to be more of the same. We already knew that Neurosis will curate 'Beyond The Pale' at Roadburn (it's an event within an event). Now word comes today that a reunited Saint Vitus (!!!) will headline one night at the Tilburg, Holland festival! Look for Saint Vitus to appear in it's Born Too Late (and one-off 2003) lineup, aka with the following members:
Dave Chandler (Guitar)
Scott "Wino" Weinrich (Vocals & Guitar)
Mark Adams (Bass)
Armando Acosta (Drums)
David Chandler comments:
"We are extremely happy that were invited to Roadburn and we are excited to play. Those of you that saw us on the original reunion tour in 2003 are going to be extremely surprised at our set list. We are pulling stuff out of the hat that we haven't played in a long long time. So I suggest that you all get up front and prepare for your DOOM!"
In ADDITION, Roadburn have announced more of the jaw dropping line-up:
Amon Duul II
WINO (Scott Weinrich's solo band)
The Young Gods
Firebird (featuring Bill Steer of Carcass)
Scott Kelly (solo)
Steve Von Till (solo)
Um. Holy shit.