Thursday 14th Feb 2013
Killtown Bookings and Stengade presents:
Stengade, Stengade 18. Doors 21.00 Entrance 50 dkr.
OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FROM DEBEMUR MORTI PRODUCTIONS
“Debemur Morti Productions is working hard to provide new sonorous experiences, new sounds, new styles and new approaches of extreme music to a demanding public constantly looking for something NEW. And sometimes, sometimes, we find that rare and precious jewel. So, today we’re extremely proud to announce the signing of the tortured entity CHAOS ECHŒS. They are visionaries, they are creators, they are a new possibility for the Dark Arts. This incredible project, which rose out of the ashes of the cult Death Metal act BLOODY SIGN, explores with an incredible talent a new generation of insane sonorities.
In order to celebrate this unholy pact, we will unleash a vinyl version of their stunning debut, the highly-regarded “Tone Of Things To Come”, in the coming weeks. In the meanwhile, you can listen to “The Innermost Depths Of Knowledge” on the band’s Bandcamp and buy the CD version here : http://chaosechoes.bigcartel.com/
Last but not least, CHAOS ECHŒS are actively looking for opportunities to spread their experimental poison live so if you’re interested, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org ”
Killtown Bookings is proud to present two of the finest pacific north western doom bands around; Samothrace and Bell Witch on their first tour in Europe! Samothrace and Bell Witch will tour Europe for 2 weeks in May 2013 based around their performances at the Heavy Days In Doomtown Fest in Copenhagen, Denmark. The tour is planned to hit a number of cities throughout Europe and is now currently taking offers from promoters and venues. So if you are interested in bringing this package to your town get in contact with Daniel at Killtown Bookings by sending him an email to this address: email@example.com. The tour will start on May 3rd in Scandinavia and end on May 18th in Germany.
Samothrace and Bell Witch are both from Seattle, Washington and share one member. Their background is the DIY scene and playing in various crust and punk bands. Samothrace plays a form of atmospheric doom and Bell Witch is an extreme doom duo consisting of bass and drums. Extremely heavy, downtuned and somber, but very powerful and strong compositions.
“Landmark of modern American doom” – Kim Kelly in Pitchfork on Samothrace.
“Bell Witch can take your mind to the highest planes of existence” – Cvlt Nation on Bell Witch
SAMOTHRACE (us) – 20 Buck Spin Records
Samothrace is a pacific north western atmospheric doom band with members and ex members of Bell Witch, Lethe, Book of Black Earth, Splatterhouse, Sentient and Septinomicon among others. Samothrace initially came together out of friendship made through involvement in DIY Punk/Hardcore/Metal community. Although currently based in Seattle, WA, their hometowns span from New Mexico, Kansas, New York City and Oklahoma. Their lyrics, albeit poetic, are rooted in the ideals of social change, political incoherence, and a bleak but positive outlook on life… intended for those who’ve taken back their breath and risen on their own and those who wish to do so. The band is named after a Greek island that is the home of the Sanctuary of the Great Gods, a site of important Hellenic and pre-Hellenic religious ceremonies. The most famous artifact from this site is a large, half-crumbled statue of Nike, the goddess of victory in ancient Greek mythology. Samothrace is an evolving beast. Keep it heavy… keep it underground. Heavy music for heavy times.
Life’s Trade 2008
Reverence to Stone 2011
BELL WITCH (us) – Profound Lore Records
Bell Witch is a doom metal duo comprised of bassist / vocalist Dylan Desmond (also a member of Samothrace) and drummer / vocalist Adrian Guerra (from Lethe and Sod Hauler) based in Seattle. With only the bare minimum at their disposal, the pair crafts some of the darkest, heaviest and most dismal time-stretching doom in recent memory, and their first releases, a 2011 self-titled demo and a 12” entitled “Longing” has already garnered significant recognition from the underground scene. With a more sinister and enveloping sound, Bell Witch’s debut full-length Longing is a marathon-like exercise in extreme doom. Testing the thresholds of listeners who become engrossed in its overwhelming sonic experience, it’s a powerful statement from one of the most promising acts the American scene has to offer.
The bass and drum duo mount the lead of a tattered line of speakers and volley complex, introspective rhythm lines of sadness and grief. Being no hurry in a storm, the heaviness of the songs crush into multiple layers. There are somber, sustained choral chants reserved for dark cathedrals and aching funerals in contrast to the grimaced, even hateful shrieks and guttural harrowing that carry the eerie storm. Grimly, the drums of a war horde sire a march of dual melody lines played from two hands tapping bass strings with the roaring thunder and floral lightning of the mighty storm. There is shock when the eyes see two bodies where the ears believed five.
Bell Witch – Demo 2011
Bell Witch – Longing 2012
Killtown Bookings and Doomstar Bookings are proud to present:
MOURNFUL CONGREGATION (aus) “A Vicennium of Mourning Tour 2013”!
For the past several months we have been working hard trying to get Australian Funeral Doom legends, Mournful Congregation to come do this much anticipated tour in Europe in spring/summer 2013. Now its happening! The tour name will be “A Vicennium of Mourning Tour 2013” celebrating the bands 20 years of existence. The tour will start on April 18th with the first show at the infamous Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, Holland and after that continue to spread death, doom and depression on a trial across Europe before heading back to Australia on May 9th. On the way they will also pay a visit to the upcoming DIY doom fest Heavy Days In Doomtown in Copenhagen, Denmark.
“Mournful Congregation are honoured to finally return to Europe in 2013, spreading their plague of death, doom and depression as far and wide as possible” – Mournful Congregation
Any promoters interested in booking Mournful Congregation between April 19th and May 9th should drop Daniel or Luuk a line and ask for the conditions/routing etc: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
Unfortunately Mournful Congregation’s official drummer, Adrian Bickle, is unable to join the band for this sojourn. But they are pleased to announce that Tim Call (Aldebaran), who also joined the band on their last US tour in September 2012, will be filling in on drums.
Hence, the live line-up for Europe in 2013 will be;
Damon Good – Guitar/Vocals
Justin Hartwig – Guitar
Stuart Prickett – Guitar
Ben Newsome – Bass
Tim Call – Drums
Mournful Congregation is from Adelaide, Australia and was formed in late 1993. Throughout the 90′s they recorded two demo tapes, and one full length album, which would only be officially released in 2002. From the beginning they dedicated themselves to writing “Extreme Doom Metal”, utilising extra-slow tempos, down-tuned heaviness and multiple guitar harmonies for the aim of creating depressing, epic and mournful music. With these recordings they slowly spread through the underground metal scene, mostly via tape trading.
In 2005 their second full length, “The Monad of Creation” was released through Weird Truth Productions (JAP) , which solidified their dedication to “Funeral Doom”. 2009 saw the release of their third full length, “The June Frost” also through Weird Truth (JAP) and Ostra Records (FRA). At this point the band played live for the first time ever in their career, starting with an Australian tour, and then moving onto play a 17-date tour throughout Europe.
In late 2011, they released their fourth full length, “The Book of Kings” through 20 Buck Spin (US), Osmose Productions (FRA), Weird Truth (JAP) and Ostra Records (FRA), and subsequently toured the US West Coast. In 2012, they once again toured the West Coast of the US, comprising of 11 dates and a performance at the Stella Natura Festival in California.
1994 – “Weeping” – Demo Tape
1995 – “An Epic Dream of Desire” – Demo Tape
1998 – “Tears From A Grieving Heart” – Full Length Demo Tape
2002 – “The Epitome of Gods and Men Alike” – Split 7″
2002 – “The Dawning of Mournful Hymns” – double CD
2002 – “Tears From A Grieving Heart” – LP
2004 – “A Slow March to the Burial” – Split 7″
2005 – “The Monad of Creation” – CD/ double LP
2007 – “Descent of the Flames” – Split 10″
2008 – “Four Burials” – Split CD
2009 – “The June Frost” – CD/ double LP/ MC
2011 – “The Unspoken Hymns” – CD/ LP
2011 – “Weeping/ An Epic Dream of Desire” – double LP
2011 – “The Book of Kings” – CD/LP