The new Kainskult LP by Swedish ritualistic death industrial outfit TREPANERINGSRITUALEN was declared Album Of The Day at Bandcamp Daily early this week.
“Kainskult is a ferocious album, one that often feels like a portal into the very human heart of hell,” Bandcamp’s intense review of the new album includes. “Songs crumble and fall in thick slabs, leaving nothing but agony in their wake. But for all its ferocity, the album’s most startling moments are the delicate ones—the silence that comes after a violent storm. Even amidst the industrial chaos of Kainskult, there is still beauty to be found.”
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On the follow-up to 2014’s praised Perfection & Permanence, on Kainskult we find TREPANERINGSRITUALEN at its most visceral; completely devastating in its feral ferocity, and utterly demented in its elemental ecstasy. Kainskult will undoubtedly stand as a cornerstone album both in the T × R × P canon, and in the industrial scene at large. In their animalistic frenzy and emotional intensity, these nine songs immediately envelop the listener and threaten or promise to drive you to the brink of madness.
TREPANERINGSRITUALEN completed a US tour over the Summer alongside Switzerland’s Bölzer, and in recent weeks has performed one-off shows in Tel Aviv, Israel and Moscow, Russia, as well as at the three-day event celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of Tesco Organization in Mannheim, Germany. In January, TREPANERINGSRITUALEN will embark on its latest European tour, supporting Batushka and Schammasch from January 10th through January 27th. Stand by for additional tour dates and announcements in the weeks ahead.
TREPANERINGSRITUALEN w/ Batushka, Schammasch:
1/10/2018 013 – Tilburg, NL
1/11/2018 Biebob – Vosselaar, BE
1/12/2018 Thekla – Bristol, UK
1/13/2018 Rebellion – Manchester, UK
1/14/2018 Islington Assembly Hall – London, UK
1/15/2018 Petit Bain – Paris, FR
1/16/2018 Kulturfabrik – Esch Sur Aslette, LU
1/17/2018 Turock – Essen, DE
1/18/2018 Rockhouse – Salzburg, AT
1/19/2018 Hellraiser – Lepizig, DE
1/20/2018 Szene – Vienna, AT
1/21/2018 Hafen – Innsbruck, AT
1/22/2018 A38 – Budabest, HU
1/23/2018 Futurum – Prague, CZ
1/24/2018 Backstage – Munich, DE
1/25/2018 Kronensaal – Hamburg, DE
1/26/2018 Iduna – Drachten, NL
1/27/2018 Lucky – Rijssen, NL
TREPANERINGSRITUALEN is the work of Gothenburg-based Thomas Martin Ekelund, who has released an impressive arsenal of albums, EPs, singles, splits, collaborations, compilation tracks, and more since its 2008 inception, through labels including Cold Spring, Malignant Records, Tesco Archaic Documents, and many others. Kainskult keeps all the basic building blocks of Perfection & Permanence: the tribal drumming, the atavistic propulsion, the clattering metal percussion, and the abysmal growls. But somehow it reaches a new level of intensity, both sonically and lyrically. The latter read like a hallucinatory celebration of Kain, the Original Heresiarch. He is cast in the role of archetypal transgressor; the brother to all who wage war against the tyranny of Yaldabaoth. He raises the stone above His head, and with one willful strike slays His brother, the cowering slave. Through this one action He draws the Mark upon his skin, and sets in motion a series of events that will ultimately lead to the dissolution of the created worlds.