U.S. death metal giatns ORIGIN will set off on a headlining European tour in March and April of 2018. The band's higly-anticipated trek of the Old Continent will be the first since the release of the much-lauded "Unparalleled Universe" album from 2017, and will hit the venues not only with techincal fury, but side by side with fellow techinal detah metal virtuosos Rings Of Saturn, playing as main support. Additional support will come from Hideous Divinity (Italy) and Graveslave (USA).
ORIGIN commented: "“Its been two years since we have graced your shores, Europe, and we are excited to return with the UNPARALLELED WORLD 2018 part I! Bringing 20 years worth of experience in brutality and technicality, we are coming in support of our latest release, 2017s UNPARALLELED UNIVERSE. Be ready to have your faces shredded, your necks snapped and your eardrums annihilated as we bring you exactly the kind of live ferocity you’ve come to expect from ORIGIN! Joining us on this trek will be fellow alien-core metallers RINGS OF SATURN, Italian technical death metal masters HIDEOUS DIVINITY, and death metal newcomers from the states GRAVESLAVE! This is not a tour to miss! See you soon, HAIL SPACE!”.
THE UNPARALLELED WORLD TOUR 2018:
30.03: Oslo (NOR) – Inferno Metal Festival *
31.03: Stockholm (SWE) - Debaser Strand *
01.04: Magdeburg (GER) – Factory *
02.04: Erfurt (GER) – From Hell
03.04: Haarlem (NLD) – Patronaat
04.04: Nijmegen (NLD) - Doornroosje
05.04: Hamburg (GER) – Bambi Galore
06.04: Aarhus (DNK) – Royal Metal Fest +
07.04: Essen (GER) – Turock
08.04: Blieskastel (GER) – P-Werk
09.04: Manchester (UK) – Rebellion
10.04: London (UK) – Underworld
11.04: Glasgow (UK) – Cathouse
12.04: Birmingham (UK) – Asylum
13.04: Paris (FR) – Glazart
14.04: Lyon (FR) – Rock’n’Eat
15.04: Brescia (ITA) – Circolo Colony
16.04: Siebnen (CHE) – District 28
17.04: Nuremberg (GER) – Z-Bau
18.04: Vienna (AUT) – Viper Room
19.04: Brno (CZE) – Melodka
20.04: Banská Bystrica (SLV) – Tartaros
21.04: Ostrava (CZE) – Barrack Music Club
22.04: Dresden (GER) – Eventwerk
23.04: Berlin (GER) – Bi Nuu
* Origin only
+ No Graveslave
For 20 years, ORIGIN has engaged a full-blown sensory assault of tight, taut, and technical death metal amplified by flashes of grindcore and groove. 2017’s "Unparalleled Universe" sees the quartet - Paul Ryan (guitar, vocals), John Longstreth (drums), Mike Flores (bass, vocals), and Jason Keyser (vocals) - strengthen that blueprint with a handful of surprises.
"It feels like an Origin album, but it’s unparalleled to what you might expect if you haven’t heard us for 10 or 15 years" says Ryan. "To me, it’s a true reflection of ourselves. I compare it to an action movie. Our earlier material is filled with action from beginning to end. Now, the idea is to add a little more depth and dynamics. You could say there are some twists in the plot musically".
"Unparalleled Universe" was recorded and mixed at Chapman Studios alongside longtime collaborator and engineer Robert Rebeck (Tech N9ne). The band emerged with ten new songs including a cover of Brujeria's "Revolución", that were mastered by Colin Marston at Menegroth - The Thousand Caves (Altar of Plagues, Jarobe, Krallice), and wrapped in a cover designed by Filip Ivanovic (Dismember, Cryptopsy, Heavy Montreal, Gorguts). The album was released to critical acclaim via Agonia Records in Europe and Nuclear Blast Records in North America.