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 and the UK 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 February 2022. The lineup remains as ATHEIST with support from CADAVER, SVART CROWN, and FROM HELL.
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 February 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 Norwegian CADAVER, founded by Anders Odden (SATYRICON, ORDER) is a prime example of a true Nordic mindset when it comes to death metal. One of the first Norwegian extreme metal bands, re-gathered for the first time since 2004, is coming back to life with Dirk Verbeuren (MEGADETH, ex-SOILWORK) on drums. The band will present its latest album titled Edder & Bile released through Nuclear Blast.
The French blackened death metal monsters SVART CROWN will join this powerful lineup with their brand new fifth studio album ‘Wolves Among The Ashes’, released earlier this year through Century Media. Five albums and over ten years of heavy touring made SVART CROWN one of the French bands a true lover of death metal should see anytime they come by.
A heavy metal horror concept band FROM HELL, each recording of which is intended to be its own horror story will complement this tour. On this leg, the US-based metallers will present their new concept album ‘Rats & Ravens’.
The tour will be complemented by opening acts such as CRITICAL MESS (Germany), TYPHUS (Greece), and one more band to be announced soon.
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 (MORE TBA):
Tue 01.02 – Copenhagen (DEN) “Stengade” *
Wed 02.02 – Cottbus (GER) “Gladhouse” *
Thu 03.02 – Katowice (POL) “P23” *
Fri 04.02 – Prague (CZE) “Exit Chmelnice” *
Sat 05.02 – Bratislava (SVK) “Randal” *
Sun 06.02 – Cluj Napoca (ROM) “Form Space” *
Mon 07.02 – Bucharest (ROM) “Quantic Club” *
Tue 08.02 – Sofia (BUL) “Mixtape 5” *
Wed 09.02 – Budapest (HUN) “Barba Negra” *
Thu 10.02 – Graz (AUT) “Explosiv” *
Fri 11.02 – Jesolo/Venice (ITA) “Music Arena” +
Sat 12.02 – Rome (ITA) “Traffic Club” +
Sun 13.02 – Milan (ITA) “Slaughter Club” +
Tue 15.02 – Barcelona (SPA) “Boveda” +
Wed 16.02 – Madrid (SPA) Caracol” +
Thu 17.02 – Toulouse (FRA) “L’Usine à musique’’ +
Fri 18.02 – Marseille (FRA) “Jas Rod” +
Tue 22.02 – Kassel (GER) “Goldrube” º
Thu 24.02 – Apeldoorn (NLD) “Gigant” º
Fri 25.02 – Vorselaar (BEL) “De Dreef” º
Sat 26.02 – Bochum (GER) “Matrix” º
Sun 27.02 – Dresden (GER) “ Puschkin” º
* With Critical Mess
º With Typhus
+Opening act TBA