Swedish ritualistic death industrial outfit TREPANERINGSRITUALEN begins an extensive European/UK tour supporting Batushka and Schammasch this week. The trek begins this Wednesday, January 10th, in Tilburg and pummels across the continent for almost the entire month, coming to an end on January 27th.
On the follow-up to 2014’s Perfection & Permanence, Kainskult finds 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.
Following the release of Kainskult, TREPANERINGSRITUALEN toured the US alongside Bölzer, which was followed by one-off shows in Israel, Russia, and more, including a set at the thirtieth anniversary celebration of the band’s current label, Tesco Organization, in Germany. Kainskult has been greeted with excellent responses and support from the experimental and industrial scenes, as well as extreme music journalists around the globe.
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.