KRAKOW is a stoner metal band from Bergen, Norway. The band formed in 2005 and has been working hard since. In 2007, they released the Dusty Roads EP on Kontrabande Records. November 2009, they went on a seven week long European tour supporting Grammy winners ENSLAVED and AUDREY HORNE, and when the band returned just days before Christmas the band was eager to start recording their debut album.
The band has now finished recording its debut album. The album is produced by Iver Sandøy (EMMERHOFF AND THE MELANCHOLY BABIES, TRINAKRIA, MANNGARD) and executive producer is Ivar Bjørnson (ENSLAVED, TRINAKRIA, DREAM OF AN OPIUM EATER).
The album has turned out to be much darker and harder than KRAKOW had intended, but the band is very pleased with the sound and feel of the album so far. Jørgen Træen and Iver Sandøy will mix the album in late April.
KRAKOW is talking with different record labels about releasing the album. Their debut album will be out August/September 2009.
Executive producer Ivar Bjørnson, said this about working with KRAKOW:
”First time I heard KRAKOW I thought this was a band that will be going somewhere! Their choice to go with stoner/classic metal/hard rock might not be groundbreaking in itself; it is how they do it – how they mix it up with elements from all ranges of the wondrous world of metal: the melodic, the extreme, the heavy, the powerful and the psychedelic foundations are all there. When they asked me the produce their debut album I immediately jumped on the chance to be a part of this band’s evolution from the get-on!”
Olly Thomas, Kerrang:
“...their short set reveals a band successfully mixing death metal intensity with groovy riffs worthy of CATHEDRAL.”
KRAKOW continues to unleash their legacy, with lyrics looking at doom days ahead and other downfalls of mankind.
KRAKOW features Kjartan Grønhaug on guitar, René Misje on guitar and vocals, Frode Kilvik on bass and vocals, and Christopher Swahn Zibell on drums.