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30 October 2007
Celtic Frost: confirmed to headline Roadburn Festival 2008
Celtic Frost:  confirmed to headline Roadburn Festival 2008
Swiss avant-garde/metal pioneers CELTIC FROST have been confirmed as the main headliner of the 13th annual Roadburn Festival, which will take place April 18-19, 2008, at the 013 Club in Tilburg, The Netherlands. Although CELTIC FROST are recognized as a pivotal influence on both the extreme metal and gothic metal genres, Roadburn also considers CELTIC FROST a seminal influence on the current stoner, doom and psychedelic scene. Indeed, Roadburn feels CELTIC FROST merits notice alongside such established pioneers as Hawkwind and Black Sabbath.

In celebration of this lesser-acknowledged side to the metal giants, CELTIC FROST will perform a special one-off show at Roadburn, comprised of a repertoire which will be slightly different from the tour repertoire played in 2006 and 2007. CELTIC FROST will be playing on Saturday, April 19, 2008.

Vocalist/guitarist Tom Gabriel Fischer comments:
"We are very proud to have been invited to headline Roadburn. Much like CELTIC FROST, Roadburn follows an artistic path which deviates slightly from the norm. We all think that Roadburn and CELTIC FROST is a perfect combination, and we are looking forward very much to our concert there."

Originally a spin-off of the Roadburn web site, the Roadburn Festival has emerged as an event in its own right -- it was even nominated for the prestigious “festival of the year” award in the Netherlands this year. Roadburn brings together bands, fans and media from around the world. Despite its international acclaim, Roadburn retains an underground vibe and ethics, but with seriously big-league production values. Pre-sales start at the end of November.

For more information, please visit www.roadburn.com or www.myspace.com/roadburnfestival