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 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.”
Dates with IMMORTAL SOULS and BEYOND THE DUST
“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
“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
“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