Septicflesh U.S. Tour with Ensiferum & Arsis Kicks Off on January 5th!
Greek symphonic death metal outfit, Septicflesh, will kick off their 23-date North American tour with headliners Ensiferum. The tour launches on January 5th in Maryland at Baltimore Soundstage and ends in Tampa, FL on January 29th. Opening the shows is none other than Arsis.
Septicflesh’s unique blend of symphonic arrangements, avant garde elements, atmosphere and eviscerating extreme metal has been converting legions into fans since the ’90s. Now, with a streak of modern classic albums under their belt such as Sumerian Daemons (2002), Communion (2008), The Great Mass (2011), Titan (2014), and now Codex Omega (2017), there seems to be no stopping this creative juggernaut.
Dates for the Path To Glory 2019 tour are:
01/05 Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
01/06 Irving Plaza New York, NY
01/07 Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
01/08 Imperial Bell – Quebec City, QC
01/09 Corona Theatre – Montreal, QC
01/10 Opera House – Toronto, ON
01/11 Harpo’s – Detroit, MI
01/12 The Forge – Joliet, IL
01/13 Skyway Theater – Minneapolis, MN
01/14 The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
01/15 Oriental Theater – Denver, CO
01/17 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
01/18 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
01/19 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
01/20 Metro Opera House – Oakland, CA
01/21 The Regent – Los Angeles, CA
01/22 Club Red – Mesa, AZ
01/23 Rockhouse Bar & Grill – El Paso, TX
01/24 Gas Monkey Bar & Grill – Dallas, TX
01/25 Come and Take it Live!- Austin, TX
01/26 White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
01/28 The Masquerade (Hell) – Atlanta, GA
01/29 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
Septicflesh’s latest album Codex Omega is the first to feature former Decapitated drummer Kerim “Krimh” Lechner. Months of hard work and experimentation crafted the album, and resulted in 10 compositions of dark sonic bliss. Lyrically and musically, Codex Omega is by far the most infernal release of Septicflesh to date. The album was produced by highly acclaimed metal producer, Jens Bogren (Opeth, Amon Amarth, Kreator). Besides the orchestral side represented once again by the Filmharmonic Orchestra of Prague, the band utilized traditional instruments such as Oud and Duduk and also a 12 string electro-acoustic guitar, enhancing the mystical atmosphere of the compositions. Of course as always, Codex Omega is dominated by the relentless death guitar riffing and the pale melodies that are the trademark of Septicflesh.
Seth (brutal vocals, bass)
Christos Antoniou (guitars, orchestral)
Sotiris V. (guitars, clean vocals)
Kerim “Krimh” Lechner (drums)
Melodic tech-death overlords Arsis recently released their horror movie inspired opus Visitant via Nuclear Blast (North/Central/South America) and Agonia (Europe/Rest of World). Vocalist/ guitarist James Malone spent the better part of the last five years preparing for the album, the follow-up to 2013’s savagely good release, Unwelcome. Between Malone and Ellis’ non-Arsis responsibilities (Malone in supergroup Necromancing the Stone and guitarist Brandon Ellis in The Black Dahlia Murder, new material was put on the proverbial backburner. But the band is back now and stronger than ever with Visitant.
Visitant was recorded in part and mixed and mastered by producer Mark Lewis (Whitechapel, Devildriver, Deicide, Cannibal Corpse). Artwork was created by longtime collaborator Mark Riddick.
More on Visitant:
“Fathoms” music video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_1Inu8bI-o
“Tricking the Gods” music video https://youtu.be/bnm8hHyLoLc
“Hell Sworn” lyric video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J51bc7UHyyo