BECOMING THE ARCHETYPE announce European Tour


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

Atlanta, Georgia, 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 CompletionBECOMING 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.”



Dates with IMMORTAL SOULS and BEYOND THE DUST
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

* No IMMORTAL SOULS/BEYOND THE DUST
Select praise for Celestial Completion:
“[Celestial Completion] showcases massive songs, massive ideas and a massive array of instruments… The cleverest band ever to use death metal as a reference point and add a brass section” -Metal Hammer

“Nothing short of a masterpiece. A tour de force from a band on the verge of greatness… Simply stated, Celestial Completion by BECOMING THE ARCHETYPE is the most staggering, thoroughly imaginative album to ever be unleashed from the venerable Solid State label. (4/5)” -Highwire Daze

“BECOMING THE ARCHETYPE have created the soundtrack for the coming apocalypse… A perfect album. (5/5)” -Kik Axe Music

“BTA have again proven they are one of the most talented and innovative bands in our scene. (4/5)” -HM

“BECOMING THE ARCHETYPE is nothing if not bold, and the four members of the band have proven time and again that they are vastly underrated composers… They have more raw talent than almost all of their peers and even eclipse some of their primary influences.” -Metal Insider

BECOMING THE ARCHETYPE has quickly emerged as the epitome of growth and potential in modern metal… Nothing should keep this band from reaching stardom.(4/5)” -Metal Riot

A spectacular listen… BECOMING THE ARCHETYPE has created an album full of depth and beauty as well as an album full of passionate heaviness (4/5)” – The New Review

“Celestial Completion takes death metal to heights not often ventured, making it all the more valuable and unique. (9/10)” -Lexington Music Press

“It’s obvious BECOMING THE ARCHETYPE have put a lot of hard work and dedication into allowing each track to reach its full potential… these guys are immensely talented. (4/5)” -Heavy Blog Is Heavy


“Celestial Completion could very well turn out to be Become The Archetype’s magnum opus unless they somehow find a way to top it in the next release. For now, however, it shall remain their most broad and accomplished work. (9/10)” -Under the Gun Review


“Celestial Completion covers the entire spectrum of musical stylings, a wide array of instruments both acoustic and electronic, and blends them all together flawlessly and dauntlessly… Epic!” -Hopecore


“Every other band is going to have to do a lot of work to catch up to this new level of metal (4/5)” -Something Punk


“BECOMING THE ARCHETYPE are living up to and exceeding their fan’s expectations of progression and uniqueness with Celestial Completion” -PopMatters


“A band that is running circles around an already impressive discography” -Pastepunk


“Celestial Completion takes death metal to heights not often ventured, making it all the more valuable and unique. (9/10)” -Lexington Music Press


“Celestial Completion covers the entire spectrum of musical stylings, a wide array of instruments both acoustic and electronic, and blends them all together flawlessly and dauntlessly… Epic!” -Hopecore


“Everything you ever wanted to hear from [BECOMING THE ARCHETYPE] can be found on this album. It’s a true testament to hard work, smart musicians, and exceptional songwriting… Some bands just do it right in my opinion. BECOMING THE ARCHETYPE is one.” -Skulls N Bones


“BECOMING THE ARCHETYPE has always taken a brutal, yet melodic approach. Blending styles and melodies with ease, precision, and technicality… this is not your run of the mill, metal by numbers album.” -Bring On Mixed Reviews


“Brutal (bleep)-kicking death metal” -AltSounds


“[BECOMING THE ARCHETYPE] are amongst the future of metal.” -Mind Equals Blown

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