Paradise Lost, Primordial, and Omnium Gatherum have been announced as headliners for the Ultimate Ratio Fest tour, which will also feature Austrian black metal act Harakiri For The Sky. The tour will kick off on September 28 in Karlsruhe, Germany, a will span 16 dates across Europe before the finale in Utrecht, Netherlands on October 15.
Tickets set to go up this Friday, January 20th at 12:00pm CET. You can check out the confirmed dates just below;
9/28 Karlsruhe, GER – Substage
9/29 Zurich, SWI – Komplex
9/30 Memmingen, GER – Kaminwerk
10/1 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
10/2 Nuremberg, GER – Löwensaal
10/4 Antwerp, BEL – Trix
10/5 Saarbrücken, GER – Garage
10/6 Prague, CZE – MeetFactory
10/7 Vienna, AUT – Vienna Metal Meeting
10/8 Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra
10/10 Wroclaw, POL – A2
10/11 Hanover, GER – Capitol
10/12 Hamburg, GER – Kronensaal
10/13 Leipzig, GER – Hellraiser
10/14 Oberhausen, GER – Turbinenhalle 2
10/15 Utrecht, NET – TivoliVredenburg
In a recent interview with Metal Injection, Paradise Lost vocalist Nick Holmes looked back on the band's long and prolific history, particularly their studio and touring schedule in the 90s.
"It was when we signed with our management, he just had us working nonstop," Holmes told us. "I think probably the end of '93 to like '98 was just absolutely crazy, you know? From Icon to One Second was just crazy. I mean we did so many tours. And then if you do a support tour and you support a bigger band and then you come back and do your own tour, you're talking a fourteen week straight away.
"We never really did the States at all much in those days," Holmes continued to say. "If we had… it probably would have been longer between albums I think, because that would have been the period we would have gone and toured the States, but we never really did. So I think we did one tour in '93 in the States and apart from that we didn't kind of go back for quite a long time, unfortunately. I kind of regret that. But yeah I guess when you tour Europe and then it's like okay, let's do another album. I guess that's what it was like back in those days."