ATHEIST is widely regarded by those in the know as the pioneers of technical death metal, influencing many of today’s top technical extreme metal bands. ATHEIST was set to return to Europe for the first time since 2011 with the ENTHRALLED IN EUROPE TOUR in September of 2020. Due to the pandemic, the tour has been rescheduled for September 2022. Yet, the waiting makes it even more desirable for the death metal fans! The lineup is set as ATHEIST with support from SUICIDAL ANGELS, ABYSMAL DAWN, and promising opening acts on selected dates.   

2019 saw the return of ATHEIST to the stage with an acclaimed run in North America and a dominating South American tour. Founded in 1988 by Steve Flynn and Kelly Shaefer, the band became a peer of technical progressive metal by incorporating jazz, fusion, and Latin American music into good old death metal. In September 2022, the band returns to Europe for a terrifical tour over Europe and the United Kingdom bringing with them a power-packed set of fan favorites as well as songs that have never been performed in a live setting before. 

The Greek powerhouse SUICIDAL ANGELS worked very hard building up their name across Europe releasing very strong albums like: Dead Again, Bloodbath, Division of Blood and especially their last album Years of Aggression which secured the band their highest charts entries in Germany, Austria and Swiss. Along with their return to Nuclear Blast, after over a decade, the band will bring their force to the club shows in September after an intense festival summer.

The LA-based death metal masters ABYSMAL DAWN will hit the stage with their fifth studio album Phylogenesis and the newest EP Nightmare Frontier released through Season of Mist Records. 

The tour will be complemented by opening acts such as CRITICAL MESS, SUMMONER’S CIRCLE, ALMOST DEAD, and one more support band that will be announced soon on selected dates.

Carefully flex your neck and keep yourself hydrated so that your body is in good shape when this lineup comes to your town and slams your face with a pristine death metal wall of sound!

 

CONFIRMED TOUR DATES:

 

06.09: Budapest (HUN) – Barba Negra º +

07.09: Novi Sad (SRB) – Fabrika º +

08.09: Sofia (BUL) – Mixtape 5 º +

09.09: Bucharest (ROM) – Maximum Rock Fest (Atheist only)

10.09: Cluj Napoca (ROM) – Flying Circus º +

11.09: Vienna (AUT) – Viper Room º +

13.09: Martigny (SUI) – Sunset Club º +

14.09: Milan (ITA) – Slaughter Club º +

15.09: Rome (ITA) – Traffic Club º +

16.09: Bologna (ITA) – TBC º +

18.09: Weinheim (GER) – Café Central º *

19.09: Paris (FRA) – Glazart º *

20.09: Vorselaar (BEL) – De Dreef  *

21.09: Essen (GER) – Turock *

22.09: Apeldoorn (NLD) – Gigant *

23.09: Geleen (NLD) – Café De Meister *

24.09: Berlin (GER) – ORWO Haus *

25.09: Osnabruek (GER) – Bastard Club *

26.09: Hamburg (GER) – Headcrash *

27.09: Copenhagen (DEN) – Stengade *

28.09: Cottbus (GER) – Gladhouse *

29.09: Warsaw (POL) – Proxima

30.09: Katowice (POL) – P23

01.10: Kosice (SVK) – Collosseum

02.10: Ostrava (CZE) – Barrack Club

 

º With Almost Dead

* With Critical Mess

+With Summoner’s Circle