Three-piece extreme metal formation VLTIMAS are now adding more live performances to their already massive 2020 schedule. A new Russian rampage has just been announced, together with SUFFOCATION and HATE, which will kick off right after their European tour with ABBATH and 1349. A full list of confirmed dates can be found below.
The band, consisting of David Vincent (ex-MORBID ANGEL), Rune Blasphemer Eriksen (ex-MAYHEM, AURA NOIR) and Flo Mounier (CRYPTOPSY), released their debut ‘Something Wicked Marches In’ on March 29, 2019.
17 Feb 20 Ekaterinburg (RU) Svoboda
18 Feb 20 UFA (RU) Ogni Ufy
19 Feb 20 Samara (RU) Zvezda
20 Feb 20 Moscow (RU) Red Roof
21 Feb 20 St. Petersburg (RU) Opera
24 Jan 20 Bochum (DE) Matrix
25 Jan 20 Nijmegen (NL) Doornroosje
26 Jan 20 Antwerpen (BE) Trix
27 Jan 20 London (UK) Islington Assembly Hall
28 Jan 20 Paris (FR) La Machine Du Moulin Rouge
29 Jan 20 Nantes (FR) Stereolux
30 Jan 20 Toulouse (FR) Metronum
31 Jan 20 Barcelona (ES) Salamandra
01 Feb 20 Madrid (ES) But
02 Feb 20 Lyon (FR) Nikasi Kao
04 Feb 20 Mannheim (DE) MS Connexion Complex
05 Feb 20 München (DE) Backstage
06 Feb 20 Luzern (CH) Schüür
07 Feb 20 Parma (IT) Campus Music Industry
08 Feb 20 Brno (CZ) Fleda
09 Feb 20 Warschau (PL) Progresja
11 Feb 20 Berlin (DE) Festsaal Kreuzberg
12 Feb 20 Hamburg (DE) Kulturpalast
13 Feb 20 Copenhagen (DK) Amager Bio
14 Feb 20 Gothenburg (SE) Tradgarn
15 Feb 20 Stockholm (SE) Fryhuset Klubben
18 Jun 20 BE (TBA) Graspop Metal Meeting
27 Jun 20 Helsinki (FI) Tuska Festival 2020 (Exact date TBA)
VLTIMAS will be touring in support of their recently released debut album ‘Something Wicked Marches In’, which can be heard in full HERE. The cover artwork, which has been created by renowned Polish artist Zbigniew M. Bielak (GHOST, PARADISE LOST, BÖLZER, ZHRINE), can be viewed together with the track-list below.
1. Something Wicked Marches In (4:28)
2. Praevalidus (3:39)
3. Total Destroy! (2:57)
4. Monolilith (5:25)
5. Truth And Consequence (3:42)
6. Last Ones Alive Win Nothing (5:29)
7. Everlasting (3:40)
8. Diabolus Est Sanguis (3:27)
9. Marching On (5:34)
After some years of absence from the black metal scene, guitarist Rune Eriksen (AURA NOIR, EARTH ELECTRIC, ex-MAYHEM), decides to venture back into the aural landscapes he’s widely known for. Having played with one of Norway’s leading extreme metal bands for years, Eriksen seeks to coalesce classic, cold Scandinavian riffing with an air of darkness and the signature force of death metal.
Combining strengths, Eriksen brings in veterans of the extreme, David Vincent of legendary death metal formation MORBID ANGEL, as well as acclaimed drummer Flo Mounier from CRYPTOPSY. The three-piece have completed the work on their debut album, which is slated for release early 2019 via Season of Mist. The new death metal powerhouse will be known under the moniker of VLTIMAS.
The foundation for VLTIMAS was laid when Rune, after collecting a handful of riffs, presented drummer Flo Mounier with the idea of forming a band together. For the two musicians, having composed and recorded numerous songs together in the past, the musical chemistry was already tried and tested. However, one thing was still missing. This extraordinary musical project needed an extraordinary voice and Eriksen got in touch with David Vincent, with whom he had been in contact for years, to finalize the line-up.
Vincent had just exited Morbid Angel and was ready for a new chapter in his long spanning career. Everything fell into place, and VLTIMAS came into being.
During the Noize Factory sessions (Georgetown, USA), the musicians started writing a substantial amount of music. The sessions proved to be a fruitful endeavor and the first ideas and song skeletons were later fleshed out by Rune at his home studio in Portugal, then finalized when Flo Mounier and Eriksen returned to Texas, in order to put the final touches to the material at David’s home studio. In a more controlled surrounding the songs started to unveil themselves and the studio was booked.
The band entered Orgone Studios in Woburn, England in May 2018 with producer Jaime Gomez Arellano. Here, the three-piece recorded nine crushing tracks that will appear on the full-length debut album.
The new record offers a vast array of influences, but most notably the distinguished symbioses of these three respected and talented musicians. A dark and sinister ambiance meets a majestic and a commanding death metal energy.