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Killtown Bookings is not managing any bands (or have exclusive rights), but we work closely together with a number of bands on tours and single shows.

Bands we work with:


The only band that Killtown Bookings is currently managing in danish newcomers SLÆGT. Below you will find a description and the scheduled show dates for 2016/2017 so far. If you want to book Slægt for a show or a festival please get in touch with daniel@killtownbookings.com

Slægt (dk) – Ván Records


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.
The band has, in the current constellation, released the EP “Beautiful and Damned” (Iron Bonehead Productions), which came out in December 2015, and the full-length “Domus Mysterium” (Ván Records), which came out in May 2017. Both releases have received great reviews, at home and abroad, and with a victorious concert at the Copenhell festival, in Copenhagen, June 2017, the band has cemented its place as one of the most exciting and promising bands on the Danish metal scene.

Step into the church of the night with the beautiful and damned sons of Copenhagen.
https://www.facebook.com/Slaegt
http://slaegt.bandcamp.com/releases

Sunday 1st July 2018Roskilde, DenmarkRoskilde Festival, Rising stage 23.00
Saturday 29th September 2018Horsens, DenmarkKulisseLageret
Thursday 4th October 2018Copenhagen, DenmarkVega w/ Maggot Heart (de)
Friday 5th October 2018Kiel, GermanyAlte Meierei w/ Maggot Heart (de)
Saturday 6th October 2018Hamburg, GermanyBambi Galore w/ Maggot Heart (de)
Sunday 7th October 2018Kassel, GermanyGoldgrube w/ Maggot Heart (de)
Monday 8th October 2018Dortmund, GermanyJunkyard w/ Maggot Heart (de)
Tuesday 9th October 2018Dresden, GermanyScheune w/ Maggot Heart (de)
Wednesday 10th October 2018Linz, AustriaKapu w/ Maggot Heart (de)
Thursday 11th October 2018Vienna, AustriaArena w/ Maggot Heart (de)
Friday 12th October 2018Berlin, GermanyUrban Spree w/ Maggot Heart (de)
13th - 21st October 2018Scandinavia/Baltics"Europe in Trance pt III" Tour w/ Venenum (de)
Friday 14th December 2018Eindhoven, The NetherlandsEindhoven Metal Meeting

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The bands listed here below are bands we work with. We are not their manager or their agent, but we are currently working with them on either a tour or for getting them shows. If you want to book a show for one of the listed bands below or if you want to get in contact with the bands themselves, please get send an email to killtowntourbookings(NOSPAM)gmail.com.

Below you will find descriptions and basic info for a number of the bands we are currently working with.

Here is the list in aplhabetic order:
ASH BORER (us)
BLOOD INCANTATION (us)
DEGIAL (swe)
DEMILICH (fin)
DREAD SOVERIGN (irl)
EXECRATION (n)
FUNEBRARUM (us)
MASTER (us)
NECROWRETCH (fr)
PHRENELITH (dk)
PISSGRAVE (us)
PROCESSION (cl/swe/dk)
SADISTIC INTENT (us)
SLÆGT (dk)
SPECTRAL VOICE (dk)
TAPHOS (dk)
TAU CROSS (uk/us)
TRIUMVIR FOUL (us)
TYRANNY (fin)
UNDERGANG (dk)
VENENUM (de)

Here are the discriptions in non-alphabetic order…

SADISTIC INTENT (us) – Iron Pegasus Records


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

DEMILICH (fin) – Svart Records



Demilich have deservedly become one of the most legendary bands to emerge from the Finnish metal underground. While they are obscure in the grand scheme of things, they are well known in the metal underground and probably need no introduction to most underground death metal fans as they could be considered one of the most important bands in codifying the “dissonant and technical” strain of death metal alongside Quebec’s Gorguts.

The sheer experimentation of this music represents a progression of the genre of death metal that has seldom been equalled elsewhere, and the music is much more complex than it first appears on the surface.

The band was created in Kuopio, Finland during 1990, established by vocalist / guitarist Antti Boman, bass player Jussi Teräsvirta plus drummer Mikko Virnes. The cassette demos ‘Regurgitation Of Blood’ and ‘The Four Instructive Tales… Of Decomposition’ surfaced the following year, after which Barathrum guitarist Aki Hytönen was added to the roster. ‘…Somewhere Inside The Bowels Of Endlessness…’ followed in 1992. In February 1993 Demilich released their debut album, ‘Nespithe’ which has later become an underground classic. The band initially disbanded in 1993, but was resurrected in 2005-2006 again in 2010 and now active since 2014 with an American tour under their belt among several festival performances.

The band’s live performance is consistently fantastic; this is demanding material from a technical standpoint and the four members of Demilich are more than up to the challenge of performing it. This music genuinely sounds like it was composed and performed by aliens!
https://www.facebook.com/demilichband/
https://demilich.bandcamp.com/album/20th-adversary-of-emptiness

BLOOD INCANTATION (us) – Dark Decent Records


Blood Incantation Promo_webBlood 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.
https://www.facebook.com/Blood-incantation-508899805936788
https://darkdescentrecords.bandcamp.com/album/starspawn

SPECTRAL VOICE (us) – Dark Decent Records


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…
http://www.necroticdoom.com/
https://spectralvoice.bandcamp.com/

FUNEBRARUM (us) – Doomentia Records / Cyclone Empire Records


FUNEBRARUM is a New Jersey-based death metal band formed in 1999 by vocalist, Daryl Kahan (Abazagorath, Citizens Arrest, Assuck) and guitarist, Nick Orlando (Evoken, Putrefact, Asmodeus). They play a heavy and dark variety of death metal driven by the early days of the late 80’s underground. Some of their early inspirations were bands like Autopsy, Bolt Thrower, Necrovore, Repulsion as well as brutal Swedish and Finnish bands like Nihilist, Demigod and Funebre etc..

The band has gone through many line-up changes over the years but is now playing and recording with a steady line-up sonsisting of Daryl Kahan plus members of Ascended Dead, Necrosic, Trepanation and Chthe’ilist. With this line-up the band entered Volume Five studios to record their latest release “Exhumation of the Ancient Dead” on Doomentia Records / Morbid Wrath. Followed by a performance at Netherlands Deathfest and successful European tours with Interment (swe) and Phrenelith (dk).

Once again the band has a line-up of people dedicated to death metal and know how it should be played.
https://www.facebook.com/Funebrarum-136845236410744/
https://funebrarum-death-metal.bandcamp.com/

​MASTER (us) – F.D.A Rekotz


As one of the most influential bands in the history of the underground, Chicago’s Master has influenced a generation of metal acts worldwide. For well over a decade, band leader Paul Speckmann has assaulted the metal world with his many projects including Abomination, Deathstrike, Funeral Bitch and of course, Master. In 1985 Master obtained a record deal with Combat Records and recorded an album, which was not released until 2003 by Displeased Records as Unreleased 1985 album. In 1990 the band was signed by the German label Nuclear Blast Records, who also had contracted Speckmann’s other band Abomination. In 1991, the second album was released: On the Seventh Day God Created … Master, featuring Paul Masvidal on lead guitar, followed by the Collection of Souls in 1993 both on Nuclear Blast. Thereafter their record deal ended and Master went on hiatus to find a new record label. Five years layer, Faith Is in Season was released on Pavement Records. Speckmann then focused on several other projects, including the resurrected Abomination and eventually joined the Czech band Krabathor, for which Speckmann relocated to the Czech Republic. In 2002 the next album was released, titled Let’s Start a War by System Shock, which also contracted Krabathor. In 2003 Spirit of the West followed, and Spirit of the West in 2004, on the same label. Master then switched labels again, to the German label Twilight Vertrieb and released Four More Years of Terror in 2005. The Slaves to Society Album was released in May 2007.
On September 27th 2013 Master released their 12th full-length album „The Witchhunt“ featuring 11 new stunning trax of rotten classic death metal, catchy and varied in the American way, the classic way death metal was meant to be. Thick, massive production to demonstrate superb songwriting and musicianship. MASTER is back in best shape since years and with “The Witchhunt” where they wrote another death metal milestone, build their own monument to the next level. The album comes with an fantastic artwork by ArtWars Mediadesign.
http://www.master-speckmetal.net/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Master/18521536017

VENENUM (d) – Sepulchral Voice Records


Formed in Nürnberg, Germany in 2008 from the ashes of the too soon defunct Excoriate, Venenum strikes mercilessly with their Heavy Metal of Death! In March 2017 they finally released their much anticipated debut album “Trance of Death” through Sepulchral Voice Records. The album had been 6 year in the making following their highly praised self-titled debut EP. “Trance of Death” is a masterpiece of epic proportions and has hit several top 10 lists of 2017. With such an album under their belt, one can assume that Venenum is a band that for sure will leave its mark in the Death Metal legacy. Mixing asphyxiating riffs of heaviness and eerie passages of morbid darkness, Venenum definitely knows how to combine the best of death and darkness into their age-old Metal cauldron.

Massively praised by the relevant music press and many veterans (i.e. Fenriz and Frank Stöver), Venenum started touring across Europe with bands such as Sonne Adam, Tribulation/Ketzer/Alchemyst, Watain/Degial and latest in Aptil with Reveal from Sweden. Additionally they have played dozens of club shows and festivals in the North, South, East, and West, of Europe like Hells Pleasure, Party San Open Air, Wolfthrone Festival, Hell Over Hammaburg etc., always convincing with their stunning live shows and remarkable appearances. In March 2017 Venunum toured Eruope with Sweden´s Reveal and again in February of 2018 they hit the roads of Europe with Denmarks Slægt for the succesfull “Europe in Trance tour”.
https://venenum.bandcamp.com/

Degial (swe) – Sepulchral Voice Records


degial-bandpic3DEGIAL from Uppsala, Sweden is a blackened death metal outfit part of the infamous “Uppsala Metal ov Death” club with members of Watain, Invidious and Vorum. Their music can best be described as dark occult blackened Death Metal with lyrical themes about death, chaos and blasphemy.

In times when the renunciation of the origin is fashionable and dilutes its essence, DEGIAL comes and redefines the abominable sacred core of Death metal!

After the successful debut “Death’s Striking Wings” in 2011 and the praised sophomore album “Savage Mutiny” in 2015 they return with the most violent & merciless album in their career. “Predator Reign” is an intonation of the devil´s wrath and it is a lesson in how Death Metal has to sound and how it is to be presented. A 39 minutes ride of perfectly skilled and performed furiousity. A top notch production by Mersus in the Underground-Studio and a straight but bewitching artwork by Paolo Girardi and Erik Danielsson leave no questions unanswered. Gasp for air within a pure maelstrom of crushing riffs, drum-explosions, solo-shredding and bestial vocals. Moreover, among all this madness the band is still able to create mind-ripping harmonies that will haunt your dreams.

While others try to get rid of the danger and violence in the devil´s music, DEGIAL let in all the murderers, the ancient ones, the morbid angels & the possessed slayers and spit out sheer terror & destruction. Where others nightmares end, DEGIAL begin. So bleed for the devil. With albums like “Predator Reign”, he repays thousand fold. Godspeed, live and light. Welcome death and night!
www.facebook.com/pages/Degial/176386435721954
www.degialofficial.com

PISSGRAVE (us) – Profound Lore Records


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
https://www.facebook.com/Pissgrave/
https://profoundlorerecords.bandcamp.com/album/suicide-euphoria

TRIUMVIR FOUL (us) – Vrabusalat Records/Invictus Productions/Blood Harvest Records



Triumvir Foul began in 2014 as a two-man project, focusing on the worship of death and destruction, which was matched by their ugly and depraved death metal sound. After several line-up- changes, Triumvir Foul’s return to their original two-man line-up has allowed them to create, a more focused and raw sound, fusing the atmospheres of both their 2015 eponymous album and 2014 debut An Oath of Blood and Fire demo. Their constellation is a 4-piece band feat. 2 members of Ash Borer plus members of Predatory Light, Anhedonist, Torture Rack, Sempiternal Dusk.

Their music is an unrelentingly dense, filthy expanse of morbid Metal of Death bestiality, base and belligerent at the core and yet plumbing depths of the psyche that otherwise betray such a seemingly simple, on-the-surface assault.

Triumvir Foul delves into the perverse evolution of unhinged hedonism and carnal irreverence through the exploration of carnage in the spectral realm. Expanding beyond the themes of occultism and mythological allegories of the self-titled first album, the sophomore album Spiritual Bloodshed takes on a much more direct approach, clenching at the throat of one’s putrid desires.
www.vrasubatlat.com
www.vrasubatlat.bandcamp.com

Cruciamentum (uk) – Profound Lore Records


Cruciamentum_photo_logo_web2​Cruciamentum was formed in England during 2007 and recorded their first demo, “Rotten Flesh Crucifix” which was limited to 30 copies in 2008. The second demo, “Convocation of Crawling Chaos” was released in 2009 and led to the band quickly signing to Nuclear Winter Records. 2011 saw both the release of “Eroding Chaos unto Ascendant Flesh” (released on Hell’s Headbangers), a split 7” with Vasaleth from the US, and the MLP/CD “Engulfed in Desolation” (released on Nuclear Winter Records). Cruciamentum have played live extensively throughout their short career, and have built a reputation of being a powerful live act. They have toured Europe with Sonne Adam (Century Media Records), twice in the US with Anhedonist (Dark Descent Records), performed at festivals such as Maryland Deathfest (US), Chaos in Tejas (US), Hell’s Pleasure (Ger), Kill-Town Deathfest (Den), NRW Deathfest (Ger), Black Mass Ritual III (Fin), Martydroom Festival (US), as well as having performed numerous dates in Ireland, Belgium, Germany, Holland, Italy, Greece and Romania amongst others. 2015 saw the much awaited release of Cruciamentum’s debut album “Charnel Passages” on Profound Lore Records, with a vinyl version following shortly after on Me Saco Un Ojo. Cruciamentum performs dark, violent death metal influenced by Immolation, Demigod, Incantation, Absu, Slayer, Morbid Angel, Mystifier, Disembowelment etc.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cruciamentum/285239791946
https://profoundlorerecords.bandcamp.com/album/charnel-passages

EXECRATION (no) – Metal Blade Records


Execration is an experimental death metal outfit from Oslo, Norway that was started in 2006. Execration released their first EP Language Of The Dead on Entartete Musik in 2007. In August 2008 the full-length album Syndicate Of Lethargy was released on Vendlus Records. Execrations second full length album Odes Of The Occult (2011) parts with the percussive style of previous releases in favor of a wider set of influences drawing from death metal, doom and cult black metal.

On their third and fourth full-length albums, the band takes a step forward and to the left, incorporating new elements to their sound, spanning a wide set of genres, from black to heavy metal. Refining their already unique take on doomy, atmospheric death metal, and throwing in a multitude of refreshing twists and turns, Morbid Dimensions and Return to the Void are documents of a band carving out their very own niche. Unafraid of opting for unusual and daring solutions to get exactly where they want to be, delivering death metal that draws clear influences from the old days without being “retro”, and that sounds fresh without ever resembling the mass-produced and soulless, modern technical death metal.
https://execrationnorway.bandcamp.com/album/return-to-the-void
https://www.facebook.com/execrationnorway/

NECROWRETCH (fr) – Seasons of Mist


Necrowretch is a French bestial death metal band from Valence, Rhône-Alpes; formed in 2008. After recording demos through Skeleton Plague Records, Aural Offerings Records, and releasing 2 EP’s through Detest Records, Necrowretch signed to Century Media Records in 2012, releasing 2 full length albums before signing to Seasons of Mist who released their latest album “Satanic Slavery” in 2017.

Necrowretch was started by guitarist Vlad with “the impure intention to play sadistic-gravecracking-possessed death metal”. Inspired by Swedish extremists like Merciless, Nihilist or Marduk over to Finnish legends Impaled Nazarene or early US brutality like Death, it is Vlad’s rabid screams, the fast played, occasionally even melodic black metallic riffing that defines their trademark vicious and maniacal sound. While Necrowretch’s roots reach deep into the underground scene, a German debut show with Asphyx, a mini-tour with Morbus Chron, notable festival appearances at Kill-Town Death Fest 2010, the Fenriz curated Live Evil fest 2013, PartySan 2014, Necrowretch has gathered many new followers over the past years, no matter if they come from a death, black or thrash background. Developing constantly further, while remaining true to their original harsh and primitive sound, the trio is eager to expand its live activities and will hit the roads of Europe in September with Cemetery Urn from Australia.
necrowretch.net
www.facebook.com/Necrowretch
necrowretch.bandcamp.com

Tyranny (fin) – Dark Decent Records


Tyranny_RoskildeTyranny is an uncompromising Funeral Doom band from Finland, formed in 2001. The current discography of the Tyranny Duumvirate comprises of “Bleak Vistae” EP released in 2004 and “Tides of Awakening” full-length released in 2005. Tyranny plays rarely live but have appeared recently at Kill-Town Death Fest (2012) and Roskilde Festival (2013) after an 7 year hiatus from performances outside Finland. The band is currently slowly building the next album and scheduled to perform at the 2014 Roadburn Festival.
VISIT WEBSITE

Undergang (dk) -Me Saco Un Ojo Records


Undergang_photo_webUndergang was spawned from the sewers of the Copenhagen underground in the late spring of 2008, with the intention to bring back rot and putridity to the Death Metal scene. Undergang deliver ultra heavy Death Metal in the best traditions of Suffocaton(old), Rottrevore, (old) Carcass, Autopsy and such like with their own twist and a huge splash of sludge. The sound is chokingly fat, low and murky, yet all instruments are quite clear, vocals are used more like an instrument too, low gurgling growls perfectly add to the deadly atmosphere.
VISIT WEBSITE

PHRENELITH (dk) – Dark Descent Records / Me Saco Un Ojo Records


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 released in the spring of 2017 to much praise by the international media and death metal metal fans.

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.
www.phrenelith.bandcamp.com
www.facebook.com/phrenelith

TAPHOS (dk) – Blood Harvest Records


Taphos was spawned in 2015 with the purpose to create music that evokes desperation and hopelessness. Their music is rooted in death and draws inspirations from all darker aspects of life and life thereafter.

The first eruption took place in form of the demo MMXVI and an EP, named MMXVII, followed soon after. Same year Taphos entered Ballade Studios where enough chaos was captured to produce what will be their first full-length. An aftershock from this séance took place in form of the ‘Premonition’ tape.

The debut full-length will be unleashed in 2018 through Blood Harvest Records
taphos.bandcamp.com

TAU CROSS (uk/us/can) – Relapse Records


TC_collage_final_webTau Cross is an underground punk/metal union featuring bassist and vocalist Rob “The Baron” Miller (Amebix), Michel “Away” Langevin (Voivod) on drums and Jon Misery (Misery) and Andy Lefton (War//Plague) on guitars. Formed in 2013 across two continents and three countries, TAU CROSS is the natural evolution of Miller’s work in Amebix. Tribal rhythms, searing guitars and Miller’s huge booming voice are all set to an apocalyptic atmosphere that will satisfy the crustiest punks as well as the blackest metallers. Tau Cross refuses to be pigeonholed, affirming the respective legacies of its members – the band delves into the realms of gothic rock, industrial, early doom, post-punk, and prog rock alongside its crust & thrash roots.

The band’s self-titled debut was recorded in 2014 and released in May 2015, and immediately found widespread critical reception. Cvlt Nation called Tau Cross “a thundering sonic journey, conjuring magic and darkness from the listener’s soul,” and Metal Injection stated, “Tau Cross has absolutely killed it and we are all better off for having this album in our collective lives,” while Invisible Oranges described the record as “never losing a penchant for strong song writing” and warned listeners to “ignore it at your own peril.” Tau Cross may have set a high standard for its first record, but if the band has proven anything so far, it’s that they are incredibly skilled at meeting – and exceeding – expectations.

Tau Cross will be releasing the 2nd full length album “Pillar of Fire” in the summer of 2017 on Relapse records and will be performing some of the songs of that album on the forthcoming tour.
https://www.facebook.com/TauCrossOfficial/
https://taucross.bandcamp.com/

Ash Borer (fin) – Profound Lore Records


AB_webAsh Borer is a black metal band formed in Western America in 2008. Over the course of multiple studio albums, EPs, demos, and split releases, as well as an infamously decimating live presence, Ash Borer has created a unique sound and aura that can only be called their own; employing elements of psychedelia, dark ambient, funeral doom and noise, while filtering it through their own take on ferocious black metal.
http://ashborer.bandcamp.com/
http://www.ashborer.net/

Procession (cl/swe) – High Roller Records


Procession_2013a-300x170Formed 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!
https://www.facebook.com/Procession-141525302533057/

Dread Sovereign (irl) – Van Records


Dread Sovereign photo logo_webDread Sovereign is the born dead brain child of Nemtheanga from Primordial. Years of string hacking and slashing on guitar have finally come to realization as backed by Dubh SOL (Primordial) on drums and Bones (Wizards of Firetop Mountain/ZOM) on guitar they have forged a new band.The blueprint is rough, raw old school doom / metal which hails of Venom, Saint Vitus, Cirith Ungol and touches of late 80s early sepulchral black metal. Not intended to re-invent the wheel just to give it a good kicking in the true old evil metal fashion.
www.facebook.com/DreadSovereign
http://dreadsovereign.bandcamp.com
www.van-records.de/band/en/Dread-Sovereign.html