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Friday, March 18 • 1:00am - 2:00am

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"Zoroaster, from Atlanta, has progressed over the last decade into a pretty wonderful band: on its forthcoming 'Matador' (eOne), over the repeating, ultra resonant riffs, Will Fiore sings or growls his slow, serene vocals bathed in echo, stretching your attention span. It's center-of-gravity music." - THE NEW YORK TIMES ZOROASTER's heady mix of mammoth metal and psychotropic shoegaze has seen the trio hailed as "one of the U.S.'s most promising metal bands" and it has receiving shining praise for its explosive power, intriguing mysticism and unique take on heavy music. Summoned by the mighty sludge of The Melvins, the mysticism of Celtic Frost and the nihilistic blues of Black Sabbath, ZOROASTER formed in 2003 out of 'the need for sedation by high volumes and low frequencies". The band immediately began creating devastating, dirge-ridden doom that erupted into heavyweight grooves and transcendental musical atmospheres. ZOROASTER's early sound was compared to "having 10,000 ton granite slabs dropped on your head from a height of several miles". ZOROASTER released its third full-length, 'Matador', on July 13, 2010 on eOne Music to critical acclaim. Hot on the heels of a U.S. jaunt supporting Kylesa, the band has announced U.S. tour dates with Weedeater for a month long run of live dates set to kick off on February 28 in Detroit, MI. Additionally, ZOROASTER have been confirmed as one of the featured acts for the 2011 Roadburn Festival, set to take place April 14-16 in Tilburg, Holland. This will be the band's debut appearance at the revered fest; ZOROASTER performs on April 14 alongside Godflesh, Pentagram, Quest for Fire, Ghost and many more. Now in its twelfth year, Roadburn has become the world's leading underground festival for psychedelic, avant-garde, doom "or any other variation of leftfield sonic pleasures that push the boundaries of music."

Friday March 18, 2011 1:00am - 2:00am CDT

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