Melbourne tribal psychedelic outfit AlithiA will be embarking on a 23-date European tour with Norwegian prog-rockers Leprous and Iceland’s Agent Fresco throughout October and November.
The band will be touring in support of their second album which was recorded in Athens, Greece at the end of 2016 and is due for release in October.
The production of AlithiA’s sophomore record was backed by the support of their fans, raising over $10,000 in their Pozible crowdfunding campaign.
Recorded at Artracks Studio in Athens, Greece, the record was produced by London based Daniel Sandor (Thurtson Moore/Sonic Youth, Valerie Jean/Kosheen).
Frontman John Rousvanis comments:
“We’re thrilled to be returning to Europe and exploring a lot of new territories on this run. We feel honoured to be joining both Leprous and Agent Fresco whose unique sounds have had a major influence on us.”
Since returning from their European tour in November 2016, AlithiA’s momentum hasn’t stopped building as they’ve been supporting a series of International bands including Alcest (France), The Ocean (Germany) and touring Australia with Mother’s Cake (Austria) all within the last 6 months.
Renowned for their explosively chaotic live shows, AlithiA has been receiving ongoing critical acclaim:
“The kind of emotional fireworks that could send the world’s festival stages into orbit” – Metal Hammer“They exist in a genre of one. They are indefinable…their live show is starting to attain legendary status.” – The Music“Alithia don’t put on a show – they provide an experience.” – Beat Magazine
Although AlithiA sit amongst the psychedelic, post-rock and prog genres, their sound is not easily categorised.
Their music encompasses uplifting melodies with mutant riffs, driven by tribal percussion and a shamanistic feel which captivates you whole.
AlithiA’s crtically acclaimed debut album ‘To The Edge Of Time’ (2014) was recorded in Budapest, Hungary. This album led AlithiA to traverse Europe 3 times and garner many fans across the continent. AlithiA has also toured Australia extensively, with notable performances at Progfest on 4 occasions – including last year’s sold out edition at The Corner Hotel in Melbourne. AlithiA have supported some of progressive heavy music’s biggest names, including Animals As Leaders (USA), Dead Letter Circus, Ne Obliviscaris, sleepmakeswaves, Caligula’s Horse & Tides From Nebula (Poland).
Their 2016 short film ‘Sacrifice’ premiered at the ‘On Vous Ment’ Film Festival in Lyon, France and is due for an impending release.
This October/November, AlithiA will embark on a 23 date tour around Europe, with Australian tour dates announced soon.
28.10.17 – Pumpehuset – Copenhagen, Denmark
29.10.17 – Logo – Hamburg, Germany
30.10.17 – Luxor – Cologne, Germany
31.10.17 – Rockhal – Esch, Luxembourg
01.11.17 – Patronaat – Haarlem, Netherlands
02.11.17 – The Dome – London, UK
03.11.17 – Voodoo Lounge – Dublin, Ireland
05.11.17 – Biebob – Vosselaar, Belgium
06.11.17 – Trabendo – Paris, France
07.11.17 – Barakason – Nantes, France
08.11.17 – Rocher Palmer – Bordeaux, France
11.11.17 – Le Metronum – Toulouse, France
12.11.17 – Le Moulin – Marseille, France
13.11.17 – Magnolia – Milan, Italy
14.11.17 – CCO Villeurbanne – Lyon, France
15.11.17 – Salzhaus – Winterthur, Switzerland
16.11.17 – Grillen – Colmar, France
17.11.17 – Backstage Halle – Munich, Germany
18.11.17 – Scene – Vienna, Austria
19.11.17 – A38 – Budapest, Hungary
20.11.17 – Rock Café – Prague, Czech Republic
21.11.17 – Stodola – Warsaw, Poland
22.11.17 – Musik & Frieden – Berlin, Germany