Neurosis Takes BTP Fest to Roadburn



Going beyond the pale
and even beyond that…

By Blurt Staff


The mighty Neurosis issued a statement today indicating that
they will be curating a special Roadburn edition of their Beyond The Pale festival. It takes place in Holland next April, and the full list of
performers will be announced soon. Read on for the details…




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 they are truly kindred
spirits. We look forward to uniting at Roadburn

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
the013. 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.
will be an additional afterburner event on Sunday, April 26, 2009. More info,
including full lineup, will follow.

More information about previous Beyond
the Pale
events can be found here.

Past performers for Beyond the Pale have included Savage Republic,
Steel Pole Bath Tub, Shellac, Stars of the Lid, Pleasure Forever, Low, Jarboe,
Zeni Geva, Zoviet France,
and more. Lookout for a very special lineup at this year’s event!


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