Music News: Betraying the Martyrs Announce European Parasite Tour!

Betraying the Martyrs have announced their headline European Parasite Tour in support of new album Rapture, out 13th September via Sumerian Records. Opening the package are Russian R&B-metal crossover band Shrezzers, with Nepalese metallers Underside in main support.

Coinciding with the tour announcement is the release of an impressive play-through by drummer Boris LeGal, performing of the band’s new single ‘Parasite’. Check it out on Sumerian’s YouTube channel below:

You can also read our review of Parasite here.

Tour dates:

18.09 – Germany, Berlin, Musik & Frieden
19.09 – Czech Republic, Prague, Modra Vopice
20.09 – Germany, Dresden, Reithalle
21.09 – Austria, Vienna, Viper Room
22.09 – Germany, Munich, Backstage Halle
23.09 – Germany, Stuttgart, Wizemann Club
24.09 – Germany, Ashaffenburg, Colos-Saal
25.09 – Switzerland, Baden, Werkk Kulturlokal
26.09 – Switzerland, Lyss, Kulturfabrik
27.09 – Netherlands, Rotterdam, Baroeg
28.09 – Netherlands, Eindhoven, Dynamo
29.09 – Germany, Cologne, Euroblast Festival
30.09 – Germany, Hamburg Logo
02.10 – Sweden, Gothenburg, Tradgam
03.10 – Sweden, Stockholm, Fryshueset Klubben
05.10 – Finland, Tampere, Lost In Music Festival
06.10 – Finland, Helsinki, On The Rocks

UK headline dates to be announced soon.

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Rapture is Betraying the Martyrs’ fourth LP which promises to deliver many more neck-breaking metal tracks packed with huge hooks and melodies. The sextet set out to create their most impressive release yet and have exceeded all expectations with Rapture. The song ‘Incarcerated’ depicts how deep the band is willing to go down the personal rabbit hole lyrically, while ‘Rapture’ and ‘Imagine’ showcase the true span of the band’s musical spectrum – proving that any metal fan can find something to love on Rapture.

Aaron comments on Rapture:

Rapture for us is a product of each one of our experiences up until this moment; each moment lived on the road, every drop of inspiration picked up along the way. Written musically in the only way we know how, we took each one of our musical tastes and formed it into the ultimate album for ourselves, hoping that it will translate and fall onto the ears of the listeners the same way it falls onto ours. Rapture is a musical journey through each one of our minds, lyrics that come from both the darkest and lightest corners of our souls. We put everything into this one, leaving behind any preconceptions, and what came out the other side is something that we’re all so proud of, and we hope that the listener will feel it within themselves also.

Pre-order Rapture here with merch bundles are available here.

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Rapture was produced by Betraying the Martyrs, with individual instrument and recording duties carried out by Tomáš Raclavský at Babylon Studio in Jenikov, Czech Republic, Lucas d’Angelo at Dangelosound Studio in Paris, France, and Justin Paul Hill at Whitehouse Studios in Reading, United Kingdom. Rapture was mixed and mastered by Henrik Udd at Henrik Udd Studio in Sweden.

Rapture track-listing:

1- Ignite
2- Eternal Machine
3- Down
4- The Iron Gates
5- Parasite
6- The Sound of Letting You Go
7- The Swarm
8- Monster
9- Imagine
10- Incarcerated
11- Rapture


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