Finland’s west coast rock and metal band Circle will be “artists-in-residence” at next year’s edition of the Roadburn Festival, set to take place April 14-16, 2011 at the Midi Theatre in Tilburg, Holland.
Circle and side project Pharaoh Overlord will be bringing their relentless riffs and genre-destroying musical virtuosity back to Roadburn for the first time since 2007. Circle will be drawing from their enormous (33+ full length records!) discography to play two completely different sets from their 2010 European tour.
With their style ranging from psychedelic rock to free jazz, with literally dozens of other genres between, they has been one of the most diverse musical groups of our time, and if there was ever a band designed to play multiple sets at a festival, it would be Circle. Not only do they have literally hundreds of songs to choose from, but they are also extremely creative and capable of musically changing styles and sounds at the drop of a studded leather hat. Add in their bizarre-but-consummate showmanship, and you have a compelling recipe for
Circle spin-off band Pharaoh Overlord will be playing for one set as well, and anyone who saw them in 2007 knows that it will be something quite unforgettable. They take stoner rock and deconstruct it to it’s most minimal form, The Riff, resulting in music that is akin to well-muscled instrumental kraut rock. Combining their deliberate heaviness with a unique on-stage delivery, they induce a psychotropic stoner-sufi trance that is as much a riff worship ritual as it is a musical performance. After a 4-year recording hiatus, they have recently released their new album, Siluurikaudella.
For more info about Circle: http://www.myspace.com/circlefinland
For more information about Festival, please visit http://www.roadburn.com.