European tour announced

Tour announcement: EXECRATION (n) + REPTILIAN (n) “Return to the Void” tour 2018
Killtown Bookings is proud to announce the final routing for two of Norways finest death metal outfits; EXECRATION and REPTILIAN! The tour will be called “RETURN TO THE VOID” and will take place from the 18th – 28th of January 2018 – with only 11 exclusive shows in north and central Europe!

Here´s the final routing:
18th Jan. Copenhagen • DK • Pumpehuset + Slægt (dk)
19th Jan. Hamburg • DE • Bambi Galore + Ketzer (de) + Dawn of Obliteration (de)
20th Jan. Antwerp • BE • Music City
21st Jan. London • UK • The Black Heart + Decrepid (uk) + Seprevation (uk)
22nd Jan. Paris • FR • Le Klub + Misgivings (fr)
23rd Jan. Bonn • DE • Bla
24th Jan. Dresden • DE • Chemiefabrik
25th Jan. Poznan • PL • U Bazyla
26th Jan. Warzaw • PL • Poglos
27th Jan. Berlin • DE • Wolf City Winter Festival + Antichrist (swe), Vulture (de)
28th Jan. Rotterdam • NL • In the Grip of Winter Fest + Pestilence (nl)

In July of this year, EXECRATION released their much anticipated 4th full length “Return to the Void” on Metal Blade Records to much praise from the international metal press. Unlike the previous two albums, the new album, 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.

Thematically, the album takes off into outer space, the world of dreams, and philosophic musings on time and space. The album’s seven songs and two instrumental tracks are permeated with the mysteries of the universe, both in lyrical content and concept, and in the music itself. This theme is further brought to life by the magnificent art of Zbigniew M. Bielak that adorns the front cover.”

With them on tour they are bringing REPTILIAN also from Norway. Signed to Edged Circle Productions they have released 1 full length album back in 2016 called “Perennial Void Traverse”.

Review quotes for Reptilian´s “Perennial Void Traverse”:
“Perennial Void Traverse is an unorthodox, shape shifting beast of insanity and brutality. […] To be able to combine the creepy slowness of Coffins with the flailing, bug eyed intensity of the likes of Autopsy is no mean feat, but Reptilian do it with aplomb.”

“Reptilian’s Perennial Void Traverse is a perfect melding of thrash and death metal. Reptilian has developed a very obscure death thrash sound, unparallel to any other death thrash outfit I have heard.”

“Reptilian is another band who’ve knocked it out of the park on their first pitch. I will await my opportunity to see them live here in the United States.”

December 16, 2017