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Montreal, QC – September 21, 2018
Inverse Records: Finland’s ATLAS Announce European Tour, New Single “Feel” and New Album Release Date
These next couple months are very exciting for Finland’s northcore band ATLAS! They will embark on a 31 date European tour from October 8 until November 11, 2018 crossing 14 countries. They will be joining prog acts Monuments, Vola and Kadinja on this extensive tour supporting Monuments’ new album “Phronesis”.
07.10. – KARLSRUHE (DE) Substage
08.10. – MUNICH (DE) Backstage
09.10. – NEUNKIRCHEN (DE) Reithalle
10.10. – DRESDEN (DE) Club Puschkin
12.10. – VICENZA (IT) CS Bocciodromo
13.10. – MILAN (IT) Circolo Svolta
14.10. – FLORENCE (IT) Cycle Club
15.10. – VIENNA (AT) Arena
17.10. – ZAGREB (HR) Mocvara
19.10. – SOFIA (BG) Universiada Hall East
20.10. – BUCHAREST (RO) Fabrica
21.10. – CLUJ NAPOCA (RO) Form Space
22.10. – BUDAPEST (HU) Blue Hell *VENUE UPGRADE*
23.10. – WARSAW (PL) Poglos
24.10. – BERLIN (DE) Bi Nuu
25.10. – HAMBURG (DE) Kaiserkeller
26.10. – SOBORG (DK) Richter Gladsaxe
28.10. – ROESELARE (BE) De Verlichte Geest
29.10. – NIJMEGEN (NL) Doornroosje
30.10. – PARIS (FR) Backstage By The Mill
31.10. – NANTES (FR) Scene Michelet
01.11. – HAARLEM (NL) Patronaat
02.11. – WORTHING (UK) Bar 42
04.11. – CARDIFF (UK) The Globe
05.11. – GLASGOW (UK) G2
06.11. – BELFAST (UK) The Palm House
07.11. – DUBLIN (IE) Voodoo Lounge
08.11. – MANCHESTER (UK) Fac251
09.11. – LONDON (UK) The Dome
10.11. – SHEFFIELD (UK) Corporation
11.11. – BRISTOL (UK) MacMillan Fest
Plus the band’s second single “Feel” off their upcoming album “Primitive” will be released. It will be available on all music platforms. “Feel” demonstrates the juxtaposition between melodic interludes, harsh yelling and unrelenting heavy guitar riffs that ATLAS does so well.
“We started writing the album back in 2015 and it took us 2 years and about 30 song ideas to narrow it down to these nine tracks. The process was long and one of the hardest things we’ve ever set out to do but we’re all extremely happy and proud of how it came out in the end.” - Aleksi/Guitar.
Listen to “Feel” at the following links:
To coincide with this tour, the new album “Primitive” will now be released on October 5th instead of its originally announced date on November 16th. “Primitive” is being released though Inverse Records and is available for pre-order through the following sites:
Watch music video “On Crooked Stones” here.
1. Skinwalker (3:41)
2. Feel (3:59)
3. Kaamos (3:32)
4. On Crooked Stones (3:51)
5. Primitive (2:49)
6. Pareidolia (3:31)
7. Pendulum Swing (3:47)
8. Bloodline (feat. Ben English) (3:11)
9. Rust (5:40)
Album Length: 34:05
Patrik Nuorteva -Vocals
Tuomas Kurikka – Guitar
Aleksi Viinikka – Guitar
Leevi Luoto – Bass/Vocals
Aku Karjalainen – Drums
“Where there’s a will there’s a way”
This is the mentality of the 5-piece modern metalcore band ATLAS, hailing from Nokia, Finland who are more than determined to make an impact on the genre. Labeling their sound as ’’NORTHCORE’ the band released a critically acclaimed debut EP “Northern Lights” in 2016.
After 6 years of hard work, the band has found its firm lineup with members who have dedicated themselves and their lives to the music. In that half a decade, the band’s sound has developed and matured to the point where it is now a truly unique mixture of different genres and sounds.
“Our main influences vary from contemporary metal giants such as Architects and Bring Me The Horizon to rap, pop and ambient music that make our sound a mix of heavy hitting riffs paired with catchy melodies and immersive soundscapes. Outside music we draw inspiration from the northern gloom of Finland which bleeds into the music giving our band a cold and harsh sound’’ says guitarist Tuomas Kurikka.
The band has played around Northern Europe with bands such as Adept, Eskimo Callboy, One Morning Left and We Butter The Bread With Butter. They are stocked to finally be releasing their first full length album “Primitive” on October 5th, 2018 via Invers Records.
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