Killtown Bookings

GIGS

UPCOMING SHOWS IN COPENHAGEN

17th October 2017Noothgrush (us) + Phrenelith (dk) LoppenSludge
6th November 2017Blood Incantation (us) + Spectral Voice (us) + Anatomia (jp) Loppen Death Metal
15th November 2017Procession (cl/swe/dk) + Altar of Oblivion (dk) KB18Doom Metal
23rd November 2017Lord Vicar (fin) + Mortalicum (swe) LoppenDoom Metal
18th November 2018Execration (n) + Slægt (dk) + Reptilian (n)PumpehusetDeath metal / blackened NWOBHM

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Killtown Bookings & Loppen presents:

NOOTHGRUSH (us)
-Oakland sludge legends are back!
PHRENELITH (dk)
-raw, downtuned, filthy Killtown death metal!

Tuesday 17th October 2017
Loppen
Sydområdet 4B, 1., 1440 København
Doors: 20.30
Music start: 21.30
At door: 80 kr
Presale: http://burl.nu/8xygpk
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/861099420710269

Running order:
20.30: Doors
21.30: Phrenelith (dk)
22.30: Noothgrush (us)

Show up early and support the bands!

More info:
NOOTHGRUSH (us) – Fuck Yoga Records
https://www.facebook.com/pg/noothgrushband
https://noothgrush.bandcamp.com/
In the summer of 1994, drummer Chiyo Nukaga, bassist and vocalist Gary Niederhoff, and former Asbestosdeath guitarist Tom Choi decided to start a band that played slow, heavy, riff-based music. To ensure a severe low-end attack, they brought in second bassist Luis Davila, who also provided electronics on the only demo recorded by this lineup. After a few shows, Tom and Luis both left to pursue other projects, and Russ Kent was brought in to fulfill guitar duties.

This core three piece thrived throughout the ’90s, joined for a few months by Exhumed guitarist Matt Harvey, who performed with them at Slapaham’s Fiesta Grande #4 in early 1996, and by Al Ruel for a few months in 1997. The band released their debut 7″ on Slapaham and churned out dozens of songs for various compilations and split releases with bands like Corrupted, Gasp, Agents Of Satan, Deadbodieseverywhere, Black Army Jacket, Wellington, and Carol Ann. They also recorded a full length LP which would not be released for nearly 14 years.

The decade ended with a two month tour of the U.S. and Canada, and as a new millennium dawned, creativity was waning and it appeared that local interest in the band was as well. The band decided to call it quits in April of 2001.

A decade later, the looming vinyl releases of archival live material on Southern Lord, their first demo on Fuck Yoga, and their long dormant Erode The Person LP on Parasitic led the band to reunite for performances at Southern Lord’s Power Of The Riff Festivals in San Francisco and Seattle in August of 2011. After these shows, it was clear that Gary’s voice was no longer able to meet the demand of the band’s music, and in January of 2012 former Dystopia and Asunder vocalist Dino Sommese took over on vocals.

In the past few years, Noothgrush has toured Europe and Japan, played at Roadburn, Maryland Deathfest, Heavy Days in Doomtown, Deadfest, 305 Fest, Power of the Riff Fest, Rrroooaaarrr Fest, and headlined numerous shows from New York to San Francisco. The revived four piece line up recorded new material at Earhammer studios in Oakland for a split LP with Japan’s Coffins on Southern Lord, and an EP on Fuck Yoga. The band is currently working on a new full length to be released in 2015. Their trip to Desertfest in London in April will be their debut performance in the UK.

PHRENELITH (dk) – Dark Descent Records / Me Saco Un Ojo
www.phrenelith.bandcamp.com
www.facebook.com/phrenelith
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 played several shows around Europe, included a two week European tour in June 2016 and in early 2017 the will do their American appearance, with a two week West Coast tour.
The debut album “Desolate Endscape” was recorded in April 2016 and are to be released in the spring of 2017.

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.

Phrenelith are:
Simon Daniel – Lead guitar & vocals
Tuna – Drums
Jakob – bass
David – Guitar & vocals

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Killtown Bookings & Loppen presents:

BLOOD INCANTATION (us)
-Colorados finest death metal outfit is back!
ANATOMIA (jp)
-doom/death from Tokyo, Japan! Playing Copenhagen as 1 out of 3 exclusive shows!
SPECTRAL VOICE (us)
-raw, downtuned doom/death for the first time in DK!

Monday 6th November 2017
Loppen
Sydområdet 4B, 1., 1440 København
Doors: 20.30
Music start: 21.30
At door: 100 kr
Presale: http://burl.nu/7bzl7h
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1610999395618369

Running order:
20.30: Doors
21.30: Spectral Voice (us)
22.30: Anatomia (jp)
23.30: Blood Incantation (us)

Show up early and support the bands!

More info:
BLOOD INCANTATION (us) – Dark Decent Records
https://www.facebook.com/Blood-incantation-508899805936788
https://darkdescentrecords.bandcamp.com/album/starspawn
Blood Incantation is an American death metal band from Denver, Colorado, formed in 2011. The band consists of vocalist and guitarist Paul Riedl, guitarist Morris Kolontyrsky, drummer Isaac Faulk and bassist Jeff Barrett. Their debut album, Starspawn, was released in 2016 through Dark Descent Records and received critical acclaim from music publications such as Decibel and Stereogum.

The band’s sound features “a psychedelic take on classic death metal” and melds “technicality with tectonic riffs, cavernous vocals and eerie, Dodsengel-like moments of caustic stillness.” On the band’s style, Stereogum’s Aaron Lariviere wrote: “Screaming leads cut a swath through the churn of atonal rhythm guitars, blending the bright melodicism of late-period Death with the alien tones of Morbid Angel circa Domination.” The band’s lyrics mainly deal with topics such as space and death.

ANATOMIA (jp) – Nuclear War Now! Productions
https://www.facebook.com/ANATOMIA-166448756742258/
https://anatomia.bandcamp.com/
In 2002 a new death / doom metal band ANATOMIA rose from the ashes of TRANSGRESSOR. Death metal veterans from Japan are ready to turn your blood in your veins to stone withtheir uncompromising and brutal death / doom style.

ANATOMIA was formed in 2002 by Takashi (drums/vocals), Yoshio (guitars), and Jun (bass), by renaming their former band TRANSGRESSOR. With influences from bands like AUTOPSY, IMPETIGO, INCANTATION, GRAVE, they started over to play filthy and putrid slow death metal.

After several rehearsals, they put out the first demo containing four morbid tracks. It helped them spread their name around the world, and led to signing with NECROHARMONIC Productions. Later in 2015, their first full-length album “Dissected Humanity” was released. Even slamming brutal death was popular in the scene back then, the response towards the album was quite satisfactory. Since then they constantly received split offers, and they worked on all those split releases as planned (up to this time, total of 9 different titles released).

In late 2011, after performing at Rites of Darkness Fest in San Antonio, Yoshio left the band due to personal reasons. Shortly after that, Yukiyasu (guitars), ex-member of SCOTOPHOBIA and REEXAMINE, joined in to fill the position. Around that time, Jun and Takashi worked together and reentered the studio to record the second full length album “Decaying in Obscurity,” later released by Nuclear War Now! Production in 2012.

The band have played shows outside Japan several times so far, with their first time at Kill-Town Death Fest in 2011, followed by Rites of Darkness Fest in 2012, a week-long tour in Europe in 2013 with UNDERGANG, twice in Taiwan, and Kill-Town Death Fest V in 2014.

SPECTRAL VOICE (us) – Dark Decent Records
http://www.necroticdoom.com/
https://spectralvoice.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/Necroticdoom
The Spectral Voice crawled out of the doomed abyss of Denver, Colorado (USA) in late 2012 to play slow rotting death/doom from beyond the grave. Focusing on gloomy funeral atmosphere and ancient death-metal feeling. Their early performances and rehearsal tapes were well received and word of their morbid aura quickly spread through the underground. January 2015 saw their first official release, the “Necrotic Doom” demo, which sold 300 copoes before their first West Coast tour in March the same year. Eventually selling over 700 copies, the cassette was re-released in Europe through Iron Bonehead Productions (DE) and again on compact disc by Dark Descent Records (USA). In September they released as split 7″ with Blood Incantation (USA), and made their first East Coast appearance at Martyrdoom Festival IV in New York City. Following the success of their demo and 7″, the band played covenant festival ii (CAN) in June 2016 and embarked on the massive “Melting Across America” tour with Undergang (DK) during July. By the end of the year they had played California Deathfest, Metal Threat Festival (both USA) and released a split 7″ with Denmark’s Phrenelith, as well as vinyl repress of “necrotic doom”. In February 2017 the band will record their debut album, to be released by Dark Descent Records in time for their first European tour in October 2017. While the band’s recent splits hint at a faster, more traditional death metal style, the full length will descend into crypts more dismal and necrotic than the demo, pushing their sound even deeper into funerary horror and despair…

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Killtown Bookings & KB18 presents:

PROCESSION (cl/swe/dk)
-the masters of epic doom are back! New album out and first show of the tour!
ALTAR OF OBLIVION (dk)
-Denmarks finest epic doom band paying a visit to the capital!

Thursday 15th November 2017
KB18
Kødboderne 18, 1417 Kbh. K
Doors: 20.00
Music start: 21.00
Entrance: 70 kr
Presale: 60 kr
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/167954110429731/

Running order:
20.00: Doors
21.00: Altar of Oblivion (dk)
22.00: Procession (cl/swe/dk)

Show up early and support the bands!

More info:
PROCESSION – High Roller Records
https://www.facebook.com/Procession-141525302533057/
Formed in Chile in 2006 and currently about to unleash their new opus “Doom Decimation” (High Roller Records, 2017), Procession are no new-name for the lovers of heavy sound, weeping guitars, pounding drums and majestic vocals. After re-locating to Sweden in 2009 and with one EP and two full-lenght releases out, they have managed to tremble the festival scene in Europe as well as gathering up a loyal fan-base of both old and young doom-heads all over the continent. The new album follows the lead and traces left on “To Reap Heavens Apart” (acclaimed by many as “the” doom metal album of 2013) which means traditional doom metal performed with a great sense of melody, strong production, classic heavy metal structures and lyrics for the end of times. Not to miss out by the fans of the likes of Black Sabbath, Candlemass, Solstice, Iron Maiden or Judas Priest…’coz when the scando-southamerican iron fist of doom will hit you, there is no escape!

Line up:
F. Plaza – Vocals/Guitars
J. Pedersen – Guitars
C. Botarro – bass
U. Bruniusson – drums

ALTAR OF OBLIVION (dk) – Shadow Kingdom Records
http://altarofoblivion.dk/
Altar of Oblivion were formed in 2005 and play epic Doom Metal.
The Band captures the Spirit and Atmosphere of this underrated Genre in a compelling and credible Manner.
Like skeletons walking a burning tightrope, this Danish act perfectly holds and strikes a balance between the grandiosity of classical, the down-tuned heaviness of 70s doom rock/metal, the tuneful catchiness of 80s pop music plus the pace and majestic melodies of 80s heavy metal.
On behalf of Altar of Oblivion, I encourage the listener to dive into the sinister soundscapes created by this vigorous quintet to experience an atmospheric and melancholic display of grand euphony.

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Killtown Bookings & Loppen presents:

LORD VICAR (fin)
-Finnish doom icons with former members of Reverend Bizarre and Saint Vitus!
HADRON (dk)
-nyeste skud på den danske doom scene!

Thursday 23rd November 2017
Loppen
Sydområdet 4B, 1., 1440 København
Doors: 20.30
Music start: 21.30
At door: 80 kr
Presale: http://burl.nu/zb2zxt
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/276128099539281/

Running order:
20.30: Doors
21.30: Hadron (dk)
22.30: Lord Vicar (fin)

Show up early and support the bands!

More info:
LORD VICAR – The Church Within Records
https://www.facebook.com/lordvicar/
Doom metal-bandet fra Finland, fra 2007 med den anerkendte guitarist og sangskriver Kim Kärki i front, består af flere internationale anerkendte musikere: Chritus Linderson (tidl. Saint Vitus, Count Raven, Terra Firma), Sami Hynninen (a.k.a. Albert Witchfinder tidl. Reverend Bizarre) og Gareth Millsted (tidl. Centurions Ghost).

Det er 4 år siden, Lord Vicar sidst fyldte Loppen med ondskab og mørk doom, og i mellemtiden er bandets tredje studiealbum “Gates of Flesh” fra 2015 blevet født, og bandet har turneret Europa tyndt over flere omgange. Nu er de endelig tilbage i Danmark, og det bliver et herligt mørkt gensyn.

Hadron (dk)
www.facebook.com/hadron.dk
www.youtube.com/channel/UCvKz7Qqzh0YvTUjz4fXkV-Q
www.hadron.dk/
Hadron blev dannet i 2009, men lineup´et har ændret sig igennem tiden
og ligeledes er det musikalske udtryk blevet forfinet.
Dette betyder at publikum i dag kan forvente en stilsikker
koncertoplevelse med stærke riff´s og vokal, dyster stemning og
et højt indlevelsesniveau.

Så frembringer de gamle Black Sabbath plader anerkendende rytmiske nik,
vil du helt sikkert også synes om Hadron.

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Killtown Bookings & Pumpehuset presents:

EXECRATION (no)
-Norways finest experimental death metal quartet hits Denmark as first stop on their forthcoming European tour promoting their new album “Return to the Void”!
SLÆGT (dk)
-blackened heavy metal. Caution: extremely catchy!
REPTILIAN (no)
-ripping norwegian death metal!

Thursday 18th January 2018
Pumpehuset
Studiestrædet 52, 1554 København K
Doors: 20.00
Music start: 21.00
At door: 150 kr + gebyr
Presale: billetto.dk/e/execration-slaegt-reptilian-billetter-216895
Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/1500799800000525

Show up early and support the bands!

More info:
EXECRATION – Metal Blade Records
https://execrationnorway.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/execrationnorway
Formed in 2004, Execration – a two-piece, at the time – recorded their first demo in 2005: six heavily thrash-inspired songs and a cover of Celtic Frost‘s “Into The Crypts of Rays”. In 2006, original member Jorgen Maristuen returned to the band, and the focus shifted towards death metal. They wrote and recorded their first 5 song EP, Language of the Dead. The EP was released in early 2007 through Entartete Musik, the now defunct label of Espen Hangaard (Noplacetohide, Killl, She Said Destroy, Diskord).

Immediately after recording the EP, bass player Jonas Helgemo joined to complete the line-up, which has remained stable since then. A year later, the band recorded their debut album, Syndicate of Lethargy. The album pretty much followed the same path as the EP: death metal inspired by the original American death metal scene – but with something twisted added to the mix. Around the same time, Execration started playing live, mainly performing smaller shows around Norway.

In 2011, the band released their second album, their first to be widely recognized: Odes of the Occult. Released through Vendlus Records and Duplicate Records (Einar Sjursø/Virus), this album was written in a conscious effort to make something different from the previous releases. Odes of the Occult incorporates a wider set of influences, as well as opting for an even more obscure sound, with more open strung riffs and a general focus on atmosphere over brutality. The album received very good reviews, and took Execration to bigger stages, including the Inferno Festival, Beyond the Gates, Killtown Deathfest and a tour of southern Europe with Diskord in 2012.

In 2013, the quartet returned to the drawing board, fully set on writing another album that would sound decidedly different from their previous efforts. Execration replaced the B-tuned guitars with regular E-tuning, which opened up a whole new sound. This sparked the creative period that resulted in Morbid Dimensions, the band’s third album, released in September 2014. Morbid Dimensions received even stronger reviews across the board than their previous effort, and landed them even a Spellemannspris (Norwegian Grammy) in January 2015. Following this album, Execration played gigs over most of Norway, appeared at the country’s biggest festivals (Inferno, Blastfest), as well as festival gigs in Germany (Chaos Descends) and the UK (Live Evil), plus briefly toured with Cannibal Corpse.

In 2016, Execration played more gigs, while working on new material. Unlike the previous two albums, the new album, Return To The Void, doesn’t mark a dramatic stylistic shift. The band comments: “It is our most compact album to-date, shorter and with tighter compositions. It’s catchy, complex, prog-infused and intense all at the same time. Coming off of two double 12″ vinyl albums, the first clear goal for writing ‘Return to the Void’ was to deliver the same kind of dynamic and shifting song-writing in a more condensed to-the-point package. Stripping songs down to their essential core has been a driving force while writing, and it shows – there is not a wasted moment on the album. Ticking it at 42 minutes – a perfect fit for the vinyl format – the album takes the listener through a whirlwind of thrash, death, black, and even heavy metal, fast and slow parts, and the trademark Execration shifts in mood, tempo, and atmosphere. As with the previous two albums, we wanted to capture the feel of a live performance, so all the basic tracks (drums, guitars, bass) were recorded live in our rehearsal studio in Oslo over the course of a weekend. Vocals, synths, and various effects where recorded the following weeks with assistance from Andreas Tylden (One Tail, One Head / Altaar). The album was then mixed and mastered by Tom Kvalsvoll of Kvalsonic Labs.

SLÆGT (dk) – Ván Records
https://www.facebook.com/Slaegt
http://slaegt.bandcamp.com/releases
Slægt started as a solo-project of Oskar J. Frederiksen (lead vocals & guitars) in 2011. The beginning saw Slægt delve in raw and primitive black metal aggression. Over time the band has developed into having a full line-up now including Anders M. Jørgensen (guitars), Olle Bergholz (bass guitar) and Adam ”CCsquele” Nielsen (drums). Although the current version of Slægt seems to have progressed a lot since its early days, the essence still remains untouched. Stylistically influences are now drawn from a broader spectrum from such diverse movements as the NWOBHM and the black metal scene(s) of the 80’s and 90’s. Slægt delivers what can be best described as an epic blackened heavy metal with lots of catchy moments, played fast but without the usual blastbeats, exploring sound patterns that seem familiar, but always making them sound fresh. The darkness within the riffs and lyrics flows with dark blasts of energy.

Step into the church of the night with the beautiful and damned sons of Copenhagen.

REPTILIAN – Edged Circle Productions
https://www.facebook.com/Reptilian-169241706524398/
Formed in the remote corner of Fusa, Norway, Reptilian came gushing out like a stream of fresh blood onto the scene with its split 7″EP with fellow Death Thrashing warriors Inculter through Unborn Productions in 2012. After countless concerts and festival appearances, they promptly established themselves as a band not to be reckoned with. Through ancient Aztec mythology to transcending death mysticism, they leave no stone unturned on their path proving that there is still a few breaths left in the old corpse.

Much as they’ve done with Sepulcher and Inculter, Edged Circle Productions is proud to present the debut album of a Norwegian newcomer who’ll soon be spoken of far and wide: Reptilian‘s Perennial Void Traverse. In some ways like national contemporaries Obliteration and Execration – and, of course, grandaddies Cadaver – the still-young Reptilian whip forth a whirlwind of utterly twisted, fever-dreaming death metal. Across its six sidewinding tracks, Perennial Void Traverse indeed draws the listener into a void of ghastly contours that continually shapeshift. Lumbering ‘n’ lurking down-tempos instill an atmosphere of dread and impending doom, all before explosions of filth-banging thrash burst forth and hammer onward, only for the momentum to be up-ended by further lurking and creeping death, and a whole host of maneuvers that defy easy comprehension: the tools at Reptilian‘s disposal are many, and with an enviously fluid sense of mastery, they weave together a rich, red-eyed tapestry of hysteria and unease. And yet, despite all the frequently labyrinthine constructions, Perennial Void Traverse is a highly dynamic listen, its thorny ‘n’ treacherous landscape nevertheless dotted with hellishly memorable hooks – but as ever, laced with a diabolical sense of mischief, for what is a sonic experience if it’s too comfortable? Of course, Reptilian execute all this death metal magick with a tightness and confidence that are blanching to behold; chaos may threaten to creep in across the album, but the band fully harness its powers and make it their servant. Perennial Void Traverse is likewise recorded with just the right balance between rawness and clarity, composure and decomposure, and rendered in warm, totally human analog tones. Pay witness to the beginning of greatness and step deep inside Reptilian‘s Perennial Void Traverse.

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