After a succesful European tour in 2022, hardcore/death metal band Kruelty will return to promote their new album Untopia. The 23-date tour will take place in April and May and has the title Untopia European Domination 2023. As support, the Japanese five-piece will bring the American band Gates to Hell for the first time over in Europe. In addition, the UK-based band SPLITKNUCKLE will join a couple of shows in the United Kingdom as a special guest. The European tour will start in France and ends up in the Netherlands.
The Tokyo-based five-piece band has been active since the summer of 2017, and they have put out a number of EPs, splits, and demos. Kruelty’s upcoming album Untopia is scheduled for release on 17 March, 2023 via Profound Lore Records. Musically, the band is heavily influenced by Japanese and American hardcore and death metal bands, such as All Out War, No Retreat, Second to None, Asphyx, and Coffins, to name a few. In their own words, the band describes their music as ‘disgusting’.
Last year, Kruelty toured the United States for the first time and followed this up with a European tour in April in May of that same year. They have just finished up their tour in Australia and New Zealand and will tour Japan this month.
Kruelty Untopia European Domination 2023 Tour Dates
Wednesday 12 April, 2023: Le Temps Machine – Joué-Les-Tours, France
Thursday 13 April, 2023: Orbeko Etxea – Llodio, Spain
Friday 14 April, 2023: Sala Rouge – Vigo, Spain
Saturday 15 April, 2023: Gasoline ACD – Barreiro (Lisbon), Portugal
Sunday 16 April, 2023: Let’s Go Rock Bar – Parla (Madrid), Spain
Monday 17 April, 2023: La Deskomunal – Barcelona, Spain
Tuesday 18 April, 2023: Secret Place – Montpellier, France
Thursday 20 April, 2023: Le Glazart – Paris, France
Friday 21 April, 2023: The Green Door Store – Brighton, United Kingdom
Saturday 22 April, 2023: The Cab – Newport, United Kingdom
Sunday 23 April, 2023: Deadwax – Birmingham, United Kingdom
Monday 24 April, 2023: The Lubber Fiend – Newcastle, United Kingdom
Tuesday 25 April, 2023: Flying Duck – Glasgow, United Kingdom
Wednesday 26 April, 2023: Percy Picklebackers – Nottingham, United Kingdom
Thursday 27 April, 2023: Boom – Leeds, United Kingdom
Friday 28 April, 2023: New Cross Inn – London, United Kingdom
Saturday 29 April, 2023: Trefpunt – Ghent, Belgium
Sunday 30 April, 2023: Bloodshed Fest – Hengelo, Netherlands
Wednesday 03 May, 2023: Klub Pod Minoga – Poznan, Poland
Thursday 04 May, 2023: Gerber 3 – Weimar, Germany
Friday 05 May, 2023: Kulturzentrum dasHaus- Ludwigshafen, Germany
Saturday 06 May, 2023: Rocas – Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Sunday 07 May, 2023: Baroeg – Rotterdam, Netherlands
SPLITKNUCKLE will join the shows from Sunday 23 April (Birmingham) through Friday 28 April (London).