VLTIMAS announce European tour with label mates The Great Old Ones

Three-piece extreme metal formation VLTIMAS are now announcing new European tour dates with label mates THE GREAT OLD ONES at the end of 2020. A full list of confirmed dates can be found below. 

Blasphemer comments on the tour: “I’m stoked to announce our PRAEVALIDVS EVROPA MMXX headliner tour. The tour will mark an end to the European touring cycle for “Something Wicked Marches In” as well as igniting the 2nd chapter for the band. A new album is in the works and we hope to have it ready for you all by mid 2021. French masters of Lovecraftian Magick, THE GREAT OLD ONES will be serving as direct support every night. A package not to be missed.”

THE GREAT OLD ONES comment: “Cultists! We are proud and honored to participate in this tour with VLTIMAS. The current situation has only intensified our desire to hit the road, and come to offer you intense Lovecraftian shows. We can’t wait to see you, be prepared for a powerful journey into the cosmic depths. Stay safe, and worship Cthulhu!”

Vltimas & The Great Old Ones
26 Nov 20 Vosselaar (BE) Biebob
27 Nov 20 Weinheim (DE) Café Central
28 Nov 20 Bochum (DE) Matrix
29 Nov 20 Martigny (CH) Sunset
30 Nov 20 Colmar (FR) Grillen
01 Dec 20 Munich (DE) Backstage
02 Dec 20 Vienna (AT) Viper Room
03 Dec 20 Prague (CZ) Nova Chmelnice
04 Dec 20 Dresden (DE) Reithalle
05 Dec 20 Copenhagen (DK) Hotel Cecil
06 Dec 20 Stockholm (SE) Slaktkyrkan
07 Dec 20 Oslo (NO) John Dee
08 Dec 20 Göteborg (SE) Valand
09 Dec 20 Frederica (DK) Ungdommens Hus
10 Dec 20 Hamburg (DE) Logo
11 Dec 20 Eindhoven (NL) Eindhoven Metal Meeting
12 Dec 20 Göttingen (DE) Exit

VLTIMAS will be touring in support of their 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)
Total: 0:38:21

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.

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