“The mission of Beyond the Pale is for us to honor the spirit and power of sound with people that we feel are kindred spirits. We want to bring together a diverse group of people who push the envelope, are truly original, and have that unspeakable fire and inspiration flowing through their art.”
- Steve Von Till
“In our 23 years of existence, we have had very few experiences that felt as right as our initial performance at Roadburn in 2007. Roadburn is a unique experience in the often disappointing and disingenuous world of music, it is a festival organized and run by people with a true passion and dedication to sound. In the spirit of this commitment we are proud to announce that the day of April 25, 2009 at Roadburn will be a rekindling of Beyond the Pale. We will be performing as well as curating the entire days events.
- Scott Kelly
Roadburn is very pleased to invite our spiritual brethren from Neurosis to host a European version of their Beyond The Pale festival. We couldn`t imagine anyone being more attuned to the atmosphere and energy of Roadburn than Neurosis, and offering them the opportunity to stage the first ever Beyond The Pale outside of the U.S. is our way of honoring their enormous contributions to underground music as well as their iconic style and sound.
On Saturday, April 25, Neurosis will have complete freedom to invite all the bands and set the lineups for each of the stages. Over the years, Neurosis has exhibited an amazing commitment and dedication to the art of underground music, something that we at Roadburn understand and appreciate completely. We are looking forward to the new ideas that they will bring to the festival, as we feel Neurosis are truly kindred spirits. We look forward to uniting at Roadburn 2009.
Steve Von Till comments: "It is a great honor and privilege to have asked to host our own Beyond the Pale event at Roadburn 2009. Since playing Roadburn 2007, we could think of no better people to work with on this event than the organizers and promoters of Roadburn and the wonderful staff at the 013. Roadburn is a completely different experience than the traditional music festival. It is a small, intimate, extremely well organized festival, put together by people who love the bands, and thrive on creating a unique social vibe where the lines between artist, audience, and staff are often completely blurred.
"2009 also marks the 10th anniversary of our own label, Neurot Recordings. What an amazing way to mark our first decade as a label. I believe that Roadburn and Neurosis share a clarity of vision that will result in an amazing experience for us all."
Roadburn 2009 will run for three days from Thursday, April 23 to Saturday, April 25 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, Holland. There will be an additional afterburner event on Sunday, April 26, 2009. Keep checking www.roadburn.com, www.myspace.com/roadburnfestival and www.neurosis.com for updates.
For those who didn`t get to take part in the Roadburn festivals, and for those who did, but want to relive it we have put up on-demand audio streams of Roadburn 2008 (including Scott Kelly, Enslaved, Current 93, Trouble, Witchcraft, Grand Magus, Witch, and Wolves in the Throne Room, amongst others) for your listening pleasure. Please check http://www.roadburn.com/homepage_webcasts2008.html for the audio streams.
In other news, we`ll celebrate the 10th anniversary of Roadburn.com on Friday, September 12, 013 venue, Tilburg, Holland. Dorset doomsters Electric Wizard are headlining and The Freeks will make their European debut. The Freeks are: Isaiah Mitchell (Earthless), Glen Slater (Wellwater Conspiracy), Carl Horne (Zen Guerrilla), Andy Duvall (Zen Guerrilla), and Ruben Romano (Nebula). Plus Radio Moscow will play as well. Please check the Roadburn website for more info and tickets.