Killtown Bookings

Tour announcement: SADISTIC INTENT (us) + DEHUMAN (be) “Death is coming to Europe Tour” December 9th 2016 to January 6th 2017 OPEN FOR BOOKING!

Killtown Bookings proudly presents:
The return of one of the most raw and evil sounding death metal bands spawned on this black earth!

SADISTIC INTENT (us) + DEHUMAN (be) “Death is coming to Europe Tour” December 9th 2016 to January 6th 2017!!!

Sadistic Intent will be promoting the coming split release with PENTACLE (nl) titled “Invocations Of The Death Ridden” which will be out on Iron Pegasus records.

The tour is open for bookings, so if you are interested in bringing this great package to your local area, please get in touch with Daniel or Andrea: daniel@killtownbookings.com / arisefromthegrave@gmail.com

Sadistic Intent serves on a cold plate putrid and evil Death metal since their inception in 1987. Run by the Cortez brothers Sadistic Intent has shown no compromise for almost 30 years with classic releases such as the ‘Resurrection’ and ‘Ancient Black Earth’ EPs. Throughout their numerous shows and tours around the world they have proven to be one of the most prominent Death metal bands.
Dehuman from Belgium revives the best fast and aggressive 90’s death metal straight and without compromise. With the release of their second record in 2015 they proved to be one of the most reliable and prominent death metal acts hailing from Belgium having brought their music throughout Europe and the Americas with numerous shows and tours.

Both bands are excited to announce this new collaboration with Killtown Bookings for one of their most extensive tours of their respective careers. No rest for the wicked!

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More Info:
SADISTIC INTENT (us) – Iron Pegasus records

www.facebook.com/Sadistic-Intent-1477326789178713/
www.facebook.com/DarkRealmRecords/
www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0likGfgPFg

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Sadistic Intent is a Death Metal horde hailing from Los Angeles, CA which was formed in the fall of 1987. Taking influence by the original Death/Black Metal groups such as Slayer, Possessed, Dark Angel, Destruction, Venom, Sodom, Celtic Frost and so forth. At a time when Death/Black Metal was no longer popular as it was in the mid 80’s, Sadistic Intent were one of the handful of groups in the United States raising the flag of Death Metal! After a couple of rehearsal tapes and demos the band earned a name for itself in the international underground scene and decided to sign with Wild Rags Records. In 1990 the “Impending Doom” EP was released and a few tours followed in Mexico as well as the States! In 1991 Sadistic Intent self released a 7” EP titled “A Calm before the Storm” and split shortly after.

In 1994 the Cortez brothers brought back Sadistic Intent from the dead with the properly titled “Resurrection” MCD the first recording in which Bassist Bay Cortez would also handle the vocal. The band kept busy on the live West Coast circuit especially in Los Angeles now being recognized as a headlining act upon the local scene. In 1995 Sadistic Intent released a demo titled “Ancient Black Earth” reprinted in 1996 the same year they were featured on a successful tribute to Celtic Frost.

In 1998 the band released a split 7” EP with a German Black Metal group called Ungod through Merciless Records (Ger.). In 1999 Sadistic Intent recorded a song for a tribute to California’s legendary Possessed on which Jeff Becerra, original Possessed front man is actually featured on vocals! That same year the band recorded for yet another Dwell Records tribute, this time for L.A.’s own Slayer which literally introduced Sadistic Intent to thousands of “slaytanic” fans!

In 2007, Jeff Becerra would eventually ask the Cortez brothers to help reform Possessed. Sadistic Intent would tour as Possessed with Jeff Becerra on vocals from 2007 to 2010.In 2014 Sadistic Intent released Reawakening Horrid Thoughts, a 12-inch laser-etched EP through Iron Pegasus Records.

Throughout the years, Sadistic Intent has toured in various countries around the world such as Norway, Brazil, Finland, Mexico, Germany, Chile, Holland, Italy, Switzerland, Denmark, Greece, Belgium, Australia, Singapore, and USA.

Discography:
1988 – Rehearsal ’88 (Demo)
1989 – Conflict Within (Demo)
1990 – Impending Doom…(EP)
1991 – A Calm Before the Storm (Single)
1993 – Live at the Deathcave (Demo)
1994 – Resurrection (EP)
1997 – Ancient Black Earth (EP)
1998 – Eternal Darkness / Phallus Cult (Split)
2000 – Resurrection of the Ancient Black Earth (Compilation)
2002 – Morbid Faith (EP)
2007 – Ancient Black Earth (Compilation)
2014 – Reawakening Horrid Thoughts (EP)

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DEHUMAN (be) – Kaotoxin records
www.facebook.com/dehumanDM
listen.kaotoxin.com/album/graveyard-of-eden
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcfK1fcTddw

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DEHUMAN was aborted with success in October 2006 into the filth of Brussels.

In 2011, a second intervention perverted once and for all the creature composed of the following deformed limbs: Andrea V. (bass / vocals); Laye L. (Drums); Rafael S. (Guitars) and Mathias B. (Guitars)

The first regurgitation “Black Throne of all Creation” appeared in 2012 released on compact disc by Kaotoxin and on black LP record by Tanquam Aegri Somnia, followed by a French and European tour with AGATHOCLES, a European and Balkan tour invited by MASTER, seventy shows spitted at the face of what remains of REAL violent and brutal death-metal amateurs still alive in this putrid abyss, headlining or supporting BELPHEGOR, ABORTED, ENTHRONED, POSSESSED, SEVERE TORTURE, MACABRE, UNLEASHED, DEATH (to all), LENG T’CHE, DEAD CONGREGATION.

The next noise deflagration “Graveyard of Eden” produced by Phorgath of Enthroned and Mixed by F. Castes, Studio Sainte Marthe, Paris (Arkhon Infaustus, Kickback) was released in March 2015 through KAOTOXIN records.

Since then DEHUMAN headlined a south European tour in April 2015 and joined forces with VITAL REMAINS for the “Anthology of Evil” 2015 European summer tour. DEHUMAN hit the road once more with JIG AI for 3 exclusive shows and festival in the UK, Netherlands and France followed by another tour in France and Spain. In November 2015, DEHUMAN flew over in Brazil, headlining a local package and sharing the stage with bands such as VADER, ONSLAUGHT. March on with the legions of Death!!!

Discography:
2007 – Dehuman (demo)
2012 – Black Throne of all Creation (Album)
2015 – Graveyard of Eden (Album)

CASTLE (us) announced for DESERT FEST BELGIUM!

CASTLE (us) announced for DESERT FEST BELGIUM alongside great bands such as Yob, Pentagram, Cough etc.

If you are interested in booking a show for CASTLE on their forthcoming “The Gods are Doomed” European tour in October please get in touch with daniel@killtownbookings.com

https://www.facebook.com/desertfestbelgium/

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Tour announcement: Pissgrave (us) + Phrenelith (dk) – “Upheaval of Disease tour” – 3rd – 16th June!

Killtown Bookings is proud to present to final routing for
PISSGRAVE (us) + PHRENELITH (dk) – “Upheaval of Disease tour” – 3rd – 16th June!

Its with great pleasure that Killtown Bookings presents the first European performances of PISSGRAVE! The very first show ever on European soil will take place at Temples Fest in Bristol on June 3rd 2016! After their performance they will embark on a European crusade of death and destruction with Danish upcommers Phrenelith.

With the release of 2015´s “Suicide Euphoria”, Pissgrave received a lot of praise from the metal media where Cvlt Nation awarded them with “Best Death Metal Album of 2015”. After touring the US in 2014 with death metal mastodons Dead Congregation, Pissgrave is now finally ready to take over Europe!

PHRENELITH from Copenhagen, Denmark who share current and former members with Undergang and Mold will join them on tour. Phrenelith was nominated in “CVLT Nation’s Top Eight Demos of 2015” for their first demo on “Extremely Rotten Productions” which has also been very well received in the metal underground.

Upheaval of Disease tour dates:
Friday 3rd June: Bristol, UK, Temples Festival III *just Pissgrave
Saturday 4th June: Berlin, Germany, Cortina Bob *just Pissgrave
Sunday 5th June: Copenhagen, Denmark, Loppen
Monday 6th June: Hamburg, Germany, Logo
Tuesday 7th June: Arnhem, The Netherlands, Willemeen
Wednesday 8th June: Antwerpen, Belgium, Het Bos w/ Degial (swe) + Vorum (fin)
Thursday 9th June: Zürich, Switzerland, Ebrietas
Friday 10th June: Milano, Italy, Blue Rose Saloon
Saturday 11th June: Bologna, Italy, Freakout Club
Sunday 12th June: Postojna, Slovenia, Postojna Youth Center
Monday 13th June: Prague, Czech, Modra Vopice
Tuesday 14th June: Jena, Germany, Rosenkeller
Wednesday 15th June: Wroclaw, Poland, Ciemna Strona Miasta
Thursday 16th June: Potsdam, Germany, Fliese

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Tour announcement: PISSGRAVE (us) + PHRENELITH (dk) “Upheaval of Disease Tour 2016”!

Killtown Bookings proudly presents;
PISSGRAVE (us) / PHRENELITH (dk)
“UPHEAVAL OF DISEASE TOUR 2016 – 3rd – 16th June!

Its with great pleasure that Killtown Bookings presents the first European performances of PISSGRAVE! The very first show ever on European soil will take place at Temples fest in Bristol on June 3rd 2016! After their performance they will embark on a European crusade of death and destruction with Danish upcommers Phrenelith.

With the release of 2015´s “Suicide Euphoria”, Pissgrave received a lot of praise from the metal media where Cvlt Nation awarded them with “Best Death Metal Album of 2015”. After touring the US in 2014 with death metal mastodons Dead Congregation, Pissgrave is now finally ready to take over Europe!

Phrenelith from Copenhagen, Denmark who share current and former members with Undergang and Mold will join them on tour. Phrenelith was nominated in “CVLT Nation’s Top Eight Demos of 2015” for their first demo on “Extremely Rotten Productions” which has also been very well received in the metal underground.

If you are interested in bringing this crushing package to a town near you get in touch with daniel@killtownbookings.com. For updates and more info on the tour check out www.killtownbookings.com

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PISSGRAVE (us) – Profound Lore Records
https://www.facebook.com/Pissgrave/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W090BDAO6Q4
https://profoundlorerecords.bandcamp.com/album/suicide-euphoria

Pissgrave aimlessly destroy with their barrage of violent, raw, and depraved death metal. They have earned much praise in the American metal underground, especially after supporting Dead Congregation on a short U.S. tour in the fall of 2014 – which showcased the band’s devastating live set. Their debut release Suicide Euphoria (Profound Lore Records) has been hailed by many as one of the best underground death metal releases of 2015.

“It’s one of the nearest things to a perfect slaughter that one is likely to find in 2015. Suicide Euphoria comes out of practically nowhere. With only a demo to their credit, Pissgrave just seemed to walk into this one with cleaver in and and swing it around for thirty minutes, sparing no one in its path” – Metal Injection

“Suicide Euphoria shall remain as one of the most inverted, depraved, insulting, negative, ass-backwards and anti-human albums to see the light in 2015” – Cvlt Nation

“Suicide Euphoria sounds like a man skinned alive dipping into a bathtub full of sea salt. If and when you learn to love the sensation of alcohol numbing your open wound, infiltrating your seared flesh and exacerbating raw pain, you will get hooked on this.” – Echoes and Dust

PHRENELITH (dk) – Extremely Rotten Productions
www.phrenelith.bandcamp.com

Phrenelith was formed sometime in the year 2014 and was rehearsal dwelling for most of the year, before recording their two track debut demo in over a time span of 3 months and then releasing it 3 months later through Extremely Rotten Productions in March 2015. Not long after the recruited their bassist and started playing gigs and a 2nd demo entitled “Veiled Verses” was recorded as a 4 piece and released later in 2015. The band has so far played a few shows in Denmark, Germany and Poland and are currently finishing their debut album which are set to be recorded during the spring of 2016.
Phrenelith plays a dark, filthy, low tuned, blackened, raw brand of death metal spiked with dual death grunts, not for anyone craving clarity or pleasant production values. Always with the memorable riffs in focus and drums varying from steamrolling slowness to meat grinding speed, Phrenelith aims at making your ears and eyes bleed.

Announcing: GOLD (nl) & KETZER (d) ‘No Image No Stars Tour’ !

Killtown Bookings is proud to present:
GOLD (nl) & KETZER (d) ‘No Image No Stars Tour’ 20th – 28th Feb 2016

Post-everything dark rockers GOLD are taking their wave-making album ‘No Image’ (Ván Records/Profound Lore Records) on tour for the first time since its release in October. Recently ‘No Image’ reared its ugly head in many year-end lists from musicians (eg. Converge’s Jake Bannon and Teenage Bottlerocket’s Kody Templeman), journalists (eg. New York Times, Terrorizer and Metal Hammer Germany) and music lovers alike. In February GOLD will bring the album’s silver-lined darkness to venues in Germany, Netherlands and Denmark. They will be joined by blackened metal prodigies Ketzer, who just released their new album ‘Starless’ through Metal Blade, on selected dates.

GOLD & Ketzer ‘No Image No Stars Tour’ dates:
20.02 Winston, Amsterdam (NL)
21.02 Exhaus, Trier, Germany (DE)
22.02 Black Label Club, Leipzig (DE) *
23.02 Kunstverein Nürnberg (DE) *
24.02 Hafenklang, Hamburg (DE) *
25.02 KB18, Copenhagen (DK) *
26.02 Bastard Club, Osnabrück (DE) *
27.02 Cortina Bob, Berlin (DE)
28.02 Vera, Groningen (NL)
* GOLD only

Find links to the shows here:
Please join and spread the word!
Amsterdam:
https://www.facebook.com/events/232578573745735/
Trier:
https://www.facebook.com/events/176830619340181/
Nürnberg:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1546714408979050/
Hamburg:
https://www.facebook.com/events/109612006088531/
Copenhagen:
https://www.facebook.com/events/440928649440267/
Osnabrück:
https://www.facebook.com/events/631185190357409/
Berlin:
https://www.facebook.com/events/642949775844295/
Groningen:
https://www.facebook.com/events/515963435248599/

Preceding this tour GOLD will join folk noir superstar King Dude on these four dates:
11.02 Ekko, Utrecht (NL)
17.02 Tower, Bremen (DE)
18.02 Luxor, Köln (DE)
19.02 Gebr. De Nobel, Leiden (NL)

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Tour announcement: Degial (swe) and Vorum (fin) “Savage Mutiny Across Europe” open for booking!

Killtown Bookings is proud to present:
Two of the best Scandinavian underground Death Metal bands team up for a 16 day tour that will leave a trail of death and destruction across Europe!

DEGIAL (swe) and VORUM (fin) will embark on their much anticipated tour “Savage Mutiny Across Europe” from May 27th to June 11th 2016!

In December 2015 Swedish DEGIAL released their follow-up album to their highly acclaimed debut album “Deaths Striking Wings”. The album released by Sepulchral Voice Records is called “Savage Mutiny” and has already received great reviews from the press. Degial’s raw and uncompromising approach to death metal is what makes this so fucking good! No trends found here – just death´s metal as it was intended. In May/June they will hit the roads of Europe to promote their new release!

Joining them on tour is Ålands finest death metal outfit; VORUM! Vorum are label mates on Sepulchral Voice Records who released their second full length “Current Mouth” in May 2015 which was followed by a European tour with fellow Finn´s Maveth organised by Killtown Bookings.

Both bands will perform at Live Evil Berlin and Temples Fest in Bristol as part of the forthcoming tour.

If you are interested in bringing this great package to your city, please get in touch with daniel@killtownbookings.com. More info and tour updates on this website under “tours”.

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DEGIAL (swe) – Sepulchral Voice Records

www.facebook.com/pages/Degial/176386435721954
www.degialofficial.com
DEGIAL from Uppsala, Sweden is an upcoming blackened death metal outfit part of the infamous “Uppsala Metal ov Death” club. Their 2012 debut album “Death´s striking Wings” in 2012 on Sepulchral Voice Records (Necros Christos, Grave Miasma) established them in the metal underground. Now in 2015 they have released the follow up; “Savage Mutany” also on Sepulchral Voice. Their music can best be described as dark occult blackened Death Metal with lyrical themes about death, chaos and blasphemy.

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VORUM (fin) – Sepulchral Voice Records
www.vorumdeath.com/
http://vorum.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/Vorumdeath
VORUM, who hail from Åland, Finland, is a band dedicated to spreading the treacherous and mad gospel of Death’s Metal. After the release of their acclaimed debut full length “Poisoned Void” (Woodcut Records) in 2013 the band followed this up with the MLP “Current Mouth” on Sepulchral Voice which firmly has gripped a chokehold on listeners scince its release in 2015.
EMBRACE THE DEPTHS CALL

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KETZER (d) + GOLD (nl) “Mini Winter Tour 2016”!

Killtown Bookings proudly presents:
KETZER (d) + GOLD (nl) “Mini Winter Tour 2016”!

KETZER (d) and GOLD (nl) will embark on a winter mini tour from 20th – 28th of February 2016!

Ketzer will be releasing their highly anticipated “Starless” album through Metal Blade Records on January 29th 2016! The release party will be held in Essen, Germany at the Turock venue on Saturday 20th of February. That will also be the tour kick off for the mini tour with Dutch GOLD who features former The Devil’s Blood member Thomas Sciarone alongside vocalist Milena Eva. GOLD also has a new album out called “No Image” on Van Records in Europe and Profound Lore in North America.

Saturday 20th February: Essen, Germany – Turuck
Sunday 21st February:
Monday 22nd February: * Just GOLD (nl)
Tuesday 23rd February: * Just GOLD (nl)
Wednesday 24th February: * Just GOLD (nl)
Thursday 25th February: * Just GOLD (nl)
Friday 26th February:
Saturday 27th February:
Sunday 28th February:

If you are interested in bringing this package to your city, please drop Daniel a line at daniel@killtownbookings.com

KETZER (d) – Metal Blade Records
www.facebook.com/ketzergermany
www.ketzer-official.de/
www.metalblade.com/ketzer

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​Based in Cologne, Ketzer (“heretic” in German) is comprised of Gerrit (vocals), David (bass), Marius (guitars), Chris (guitars), and Soren (drums), all of who joined together as teenagers to release Satan’s Boundaries Unchained (2009). Hailed as one of the best blackened-thrash metal records of recent years, the quintet’s debut launched them out of the underground and onto some of Germany’s most prestigious festival bills – such as Extremefest, Party San and Rock Hard OpenAir. Their first European tour took place soon after in 2011, where they conquered new territory: Poland, France, Italy, Denmark amongst others.

In 2012, Ketzer released their sophomore album, Endzeit Metropolis, which saw the band’s musical direction progress: their raw energy was channelled into a more open-minded, yet faster and darker kind of rock music. Following another European trek (this time featuring Swedish death-rockers Tribulation), Ketzer then embarked on their biggest journey so far: the band’s first USA tour! With a small collection of freshly written songs, they broke new ground on American soil in 2014, and upon their return home, were inspired to write new material once again.

During the summer of 2015, Ketzer entered the studio for the first time in four years. After two months of intense work, the band finished recording their third album, entitled Starless. “It is just now that we are realizing what we have done during this summer,” Ketzer recalls. “We recorded an album which is very free from any boundaries and pre-conceived notions that you find ever so often within the genre of heavy metal.”

From sounds of raging fury, to the echoes of calm and cleansing waves, Starless is an album that will take you on a journey that is unexpected, yet familiar at the same time. Thematically, the band explores the idea of religion v. reality– is there a truth in between? Ketzer explains, “Centuries ago, humankind looked up into the star-filled night skies, questioning the universe and their lives within it. In order to find answers, mythology was born. But religion and myths cannot connect to the world we live in today. They have blinded the night skies – hence, we have become ‘starless’.”

Due out January 29th, 2016 via Metal Blade Records, Starless promises to be another milestone in the heretics’ history. As Ketzer beckons, “Join us to sing songs of the universe and play tunes of the spheres!”

GOLD (nl) – Van Records (feat. members of The Devil´s Blood)
www.facebook.com/thebandGOLD
www.thebandGOLD.com

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​Hailing from The Netherlands, GOLD is a dark rock, post-everything band. They describe themselves as an avant-garde genre-free band that offers the world a new kind of pitch black and rock heavy music which is post-black metal, post-doom, post-punk, post-hardcore and psychedelic all in one. Someone even called it Killing Joke meets Velvet Underground.

GOLD was initially conceived in 2011 by guitarist Thomas Sciarone (ex-The Devil’s Blood) and vocalist Milena Eva. Their mission statement was to play a distinct form of heavy rock as a monument to civilization’s decline. With a vocalist named after Franz Kafka’s lover, it may come as no surprise that GOLD’s unique output deals with solitude, love and absence of prospect.

In 2015 they released their second album, No Image via Ván Records and Profound Lore Records in North America. Gold has performed at prestegious festivals such as Roadburn, MetalDays, Musklerock, Hell Over Hammaburg and Hard Rock Hell in the past.

Shapeless: https://soundcloud.com/thebandgold/gold-shapeless
‘No Image’ (full album): http://noisey.vice.com/blog/new-gold-album-no-image-stream
Servant: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hp93aTPunaE
The Controller: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0gCUtKvtUo

​Of The Wand & The Moon (dk) indhylder VEGA i skæbnesvangert mørke

VEGA (i samarbejde med Killtown Bookings) præsenterer:
Of The Wand & The Moon (dk)
+ support (TBA)
Tirsdag den 12. april er der i Lille VEGA en enestående mulighed for at lade sig omslutte af neofolk-mørket sammen med meget roste Of The Wand & The Moon, der spiller deres eneste klub show på turnéen i VEGA.

Kim Larsen (ikke at forveksle med Gasolin-forsangeren) lagde i 1998 grundstenene til, hvad der er blevet et af de mest anerkendte bands på den moderne neofolk-scene – Of The Wand & The Moon. Bandet bevæger sig hjemmevant rundt i det formørkede og kulturelt pessimistiske genre, hvor deres album The Lone Descent (2011) anses for at være et mesterværk. Koncerten i VEGA bliver bandets eneste show i Danmark på denne turné.

Okkulte fortællinger fra Norden
Gennem de 11 sange får man som lytteren serveret historier fra en okkult gruppe bosat dybt inde i en nordeuropæisk skov kun oplyst af faklernes brændende skær. Lyt blandt andet til sange som ”Sunspot” og ”Absence” og fortab dig i et doom-landskab fyldt med fængende melodier og mørke atmosfærer.

Albummet hiver inspiration ud af den nordiske mytologi, men Kim Larsen får også musikalsk input fra 60’er-ikoner som Lee Hazlewood og Serge Gainsbourg.

Som det eneste permanente medlem i Of The Wand & The Moon driver Kim Larsen projektet frem sammen med skiftende samarbejdspartnere. Efter i slut-halvfemserne at have forladt metalbandet Saturnus begyndte han at skrive ny musik, der var væsentlig anderledes end den doom-metal han tidligere havde skabt. Det resulterede blandet andet i The Lone Descent og siden har Of The Wand & The Moon etableret sig som et pejlemærke på neofolk-scenen.

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Fakta om koncerten:
Of The Wand & The Moon (dk)
+ support
Tirsdag den 12. april kl. 21.00
Lille VEGA, Enghavevej 40, 1674 København V
Billetpris: 150 kr. + gebyr
Billetsalget er startet torsdag d. 10. december via VEGAs hjemmeside og Billetnet.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/898427346931554/

Announcing ABYSMAL GRIEF (it) and EPITAPH (it) – “The Lords of Dark Sound” tour April 2016!

Killtown Bookings proudly presents:
The two most representative bands of the infamous Italian Dark Sound finally team up for 15 European dates in the name of Death and Heaviness!

ABYSMAL GRIEF (it) and EPITAPH (it) will embark on the much anticipated tour “The Lords of Dark Sound” from 2nd to 16th of April 2016!!!

In the eighties and nineties, Italy spawned a big black mass of great horror doom bands, as the underground flourished with illustrious names like Death SS, Paul Chain, Black Hole, Sacrilege, Zess, Malombra, Cultus Sanguine, Epitaph and Abysmal Grief.

Abysmal Grief has been holding the burning torch of the underground high since 1996 and is considered to be today´s forefront of this cult movement! 2016 marks the 20th anniversary of Abysmal Grief as a band and ambassadors of the occult Italian Dark sound! Abysmal Grief´s live performances takes you through a journey of the dark universe of horror, rituals and incantations. Their performances are so powerful and intense – it’s a must see for the die-hard cult metal fan!

Epitaph was spawned from ashes of Black Hole (Mauro Tollini and Nicola Murari a.k.a. Luther Gordon and Nicholas Murray, drums and guitar/bass guitar respectively during Black Hole´s heyday). The band was on hiatus for nearly 2 decades before returning with a full length album in 2014 on High Roller Records. During their performances on this tour they will do a special 15-minute Black Hole medley!

Both bands will be performing the 2016 edition of the infamous Roadburn Festival alongside acts like Neurosis, Paradise Lost, G.I.S.M., Repulsion among many others.

A special split 12″ will be released as an exclusive edition that will only be sale during the shows of the tour.

If you are interested in bringing this great package to your city, please drop Daniel a line at daniel@killtownbookings.com

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More info:
ABYSMAL GRIEF (it) – Horror Records

www.abysmalgrief.com
www.horrorrecords.bandcamp.com
www.elektroplasmamusik.eu

Abysmal Grief is an Italian gothic and doom metal band, formed in Genoa in 1996 by a mysterious character named Regen Graves, enthusiast of Occultism, Black Magic and Horror culture, with the intent to translate into music his spiritual researches. The lack of information about the band and its members, and the gloomy and mournful image that the group has built have favored the birth of a macabre and disturbing aura around them.
The official and definitive line up was completed only at the end of 1997, including Regen Graves (guitars), Labes C. Necrothytus (keyboards & back vocals), Lord Alastair (bass), Garian (vocals) and Lord of Fog (drums), and it saw the release of the first demo tape entitled “Funereal”.

From 2000 on, Abysmal Grief established the lineup around the only figures of Graves, Necrothytus & Alastair, and kept releasing several works as singles, MLPs, splits, and full-lengths.

Anyway, the real live activity started only in 2005, with the arrival of a more stable drummer called William Blisset: these concerts were characterized by a strong scenography including objects stolen from graveyards, huge use of candles and smoke machines, and throw of real living worms on the crowd. Many other drummers took place for concerts and studio works until 2013, when former drummer Lord of Fog finally reunited with the band after almost 14 years.

Abysmal Grief have just released now their 4th studio album in November 2015, entitled “Strange Rites of Evil”, a complex opus deeply focused on Death and religious superstitions, and will celebrate in November 2016 their 20th anniversary.

“To be born, to die, to be reborn again and to always progress, that is the Law.”

Discography:
1998 – Funereal (demo)
1999 – Mors te audit (demo)
2000 – Exsequia Occulta (single)
2002 – Hearse (single)
2004 – Creatures From the Grave / Le entità della salvazione (split with Tony Tears)
2006 – Mors Eleison (EP)
2007 – Abysmal Grief (full-length)
2009 – Resurrection of the Damned / Brides of the Goat (split with Denial of God)
2009 – The Samhain Feast (EP)
2009 – Misfortune (full-length)
2011 – Foetor Funereus Mortuorum (EP)

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EPITAPH (it) – High Roller Records
www.facebook.com/epitaph.doom
www.youtube.com/channel/UCm0M76aSF2XwqwTzNAa4xiw
www.youtube.com/watch?v=81nf8E4AeZs

Epitaph was spawned in 1987, by Black Hole escapees Mauro Tollini and Nicola Murari (a.k.a. Luther Gordon and Nicholas Murray, drums and guitar/bass guitar respectively during Black Hole´s heyday). Leaving the aforementioned band after releasing the Land of Mystery album in 1985 that prodigiously flawed gem of weird and occult doom wishing to vent their passion in a crunchier metal way, they put on the short-lived Sacrilege, which in turn horridly blossomed into Epitaph proper: an act deeply rooted in the revered Italian dark sound tradition.

In the years that followed, while leaving a wake of blistering shows, three demos were released, which are now relics much sought after. Now, after a dreadful hiatus of almost 20 years, Epitaph are back into the fold, having compulsorily enrolled the services of Emiliano il Confessore (one time singer in All Souls Day) and hard-bluesman Lorenzo Loatelli as the new guitar player.

The long gestated full-length album, “Crawling out of the Crypt” boasting both new and revamped old material, was released in 2014 through High Roller Records and has steadily gained appreciation ever since.

Discography
“The Lord of Evil” – 1988 demo
“Sacred and Profane” – 1992 demo
“Mental Walls” – 1994 demo
“Underground Symphony” – 1994 (sampler compilation, Underground Symphony)
“Area Sismica” – 1995 (sampler compilation, A.M. songs)
“Crawling out of the Crypt” – 2014 full-length, High Roller Records

CRUCIAMENTUM (uk) / CORPSESSED (fin) – “Abysmal Darkness Prevails” 2015 Euro Tour

Two of the best contemporary old school death metal bands around have teamed up for the a tour in the end of November to spread death and darkness over Europe.

Be sure not to miss out on this great package in your town!

20/11 – Oberhausen, DE @ Helvete
21/11 – Aachen, DE @ We Are Old Skull Fest
22/11 – Antwerpen, BE @ Het Bos
23/11 – London, UK @ Garage Upstairs
24/11 – Tilburg, NED @ Extase
25/11 – Kassel, DE @ Goldgrube
26/11 – Prague, CZE @ 007 Club
27/11 – Dresden, DE @ Chemiefabrik
28/11 – Rostock, DE @ JAZ (w/ Cyness/Attack Of The Mad Axeman)
29/11 – Copenhagen, DNK @ Loppen (w/ Phrenelith)

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More info on the shows:
20/11 – Oberhausen, DE @ Helvete
https://www.facebook.com/events/1641882786089193/
21/11 – Aachen, DE @ We Are Old Skull Fest
https://www.facebook.com/events/1686501868233896/
22/11 – Antwerpen, BE @ Het Bos
https://www.facebook.com/events/551445988354275/
23/11 – London, UK @ Garage Upstairs
https://www.facebook.com/events/1125235297503863/
24/11 – Tilburg, NED @ Extase
https://www.facebook.com/events/1501689926809537/
25/11 – Kassel, DE @ Goldgrube
https://www.facebook.com/events/381544382049750/
26/11 – Prague, CZE @ 007 Club
https://www.facebook.com/events/132522957099968/
27/11 – Dresden, DE @ Chemiefabrik
https://www.facebook.com/events/1647392835520113/
28/11 – Rostock, DE @ JAZ (w/ Cyness/Attack Of The Mad Axeman)
https://www.facebook.com/events/1650947128494236/
29/11 – Copenhagen, DNK @ Loppen (w/ Phrenelith)
https://www.facebook.com/events/402771059927534/

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