20 date, 10 country trek marks band’s first European dates of 2011

Metallurgists BECOMING THE ARCHETYPE are excited to announce an October/November European headlining tour in support of their latest album – Celestial Completion – released earlier this summer on Solid State Records.

The tour – spanning 20 dates and 10 countries – sees the adventurous metal act’s first dates outside of North America since the highly praised release of Celestial Completion. Supporting BTA on select dates are Finland’s IMMORTAL SOULS and France’s BEYOND THE DUST.

"BTA has a strong connection with European things, especially chocolate," explains guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist/chocolate enthusiast ‘Count’ Seth Hecox. "We love northern European metal and the castles and all the obviously epic metal elements that make Europe way more awesome than America. But mainly we love the chocolate."

"Also, we like being warm, so we’d like to request that Europe is to turn the temperature up. Our last time in Europe is was rather cold for us warm-blooded Americans. Can we get the whole continent up to a nice, comfortable temperature of 60 degrees Fahrenheit or so? As a refined musician, I abstain from putting forth the effort to convert that to Celsius. Kidding. Just make it warmer."

With Celestial Completion, BECOMING THE ARCHETYPE set out with the goal of taking wildly ferocious metal and pushing it to its breaking point. There are horns. There is Middle Eastern sitar. There is a choir of sopranos. There are haunting piano dirges. Safe, paint-by-numbers metal this is not.

The result? A highly praised envelope pushing album which "showcases massive songs, massive ideas and a massive array of instruments," according to Metal Hammer, who further called BECOMING THE ARCHETYPE "the cleverest band ever to use death metal as a reference point and add a brass section."

Oct 22 – Oslo, Norway @ Nordic Fest *
Oct 23 – Rome, Italy @ Traffic Club *
Oct 25 – Manchester, UK @ The Roadhouse *
Oct 26 – Nottingham, UK @ The Maze *
Oct 27 – London, UK @ The Purple Turtle *
Oct 28 – Balingen, Germany @ Volksbankmessa at Rock Without Limits
Oct 29 – Esch-Sur-Alzette, Luxembourg @ Kulturfabrik Esch
Oct 30 – Hamburg, Germany @ Logo
Nov 1 – Liberec, Czech Republic @ Rock Pub
Nov 2 – Munchen, Germany @ Feierwerk
Nov 3 – Koln, Germany @ Underground
Nov 4 – Brussels, Belgium @ Magasin 4
Nov 5 – Apeldoom, Netherlands @ Gigant at Brainstorm
Nov 6 – Bielefeld, Germany @ Movie
Nov 7 – Frankfurt, Germany @ Nachtleben
Nov 9 – Paris, France @ Bus Palladium
Nov 10 – Lyon, France @ La Marquise
Nov 11 – Sursee, Switzerland @ Kulturwerk 118
Nov 12 – Neckarsulm, Germany @ Gleis 3 at Blast of Eternity


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