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Monday, May 23, 2011

New Band(s) To Burn One To-Resonaut/Krakow

Today two bands share the spotlight as the "New Band To Burn One To". Those bands are Resonaut and Krakow. The bands also share a split 7" just released on Unborn Productions.

Resonaut Bio:

Resonaut is a continuation of 70s heavy rock, delivering a riff-heavy groove and psychedelic jams topped with strong, distinct vocals. The band is very sound conscious, which is reflected in what they present on stage; thunderous, massive and loud performances.

Resonaut's lyrical concepts are influenced by a fascination for knowledge about nature, space, and Eastern religion and history.

2010 saw two demo releases, «Resonaut» and «Til Dovre Faller (live at Dombås)». Resonaut has gigging experience from most of Norway, playing with bands like Church of Misery (JP), Bohren und der Club of Gore (DE), Faustcoven (NOR), Diskord (NOR), Kvelertak (NOR) and Obliteration (NOR), but has not yet made the move across Norwegian borders...

Planned releases for 2011 include a 7'' split with Krakow (NOR), and a two-track concept EP on Tibetan («Sky Burial») and Zoroastrian («Tower of Silence») burial rites.

The band is based in Trondheim, Norway, and consists of Andreas (drums), Martin (lead guitar, vocals) and Robert (rhythm guitar).

The thing that caught my ear immediately was the strong vocal. Resonaut's music is slow and groove heavy with a tinge of psych. Guaranteed to satisfy.


Krakow Bio:

Krakow consists of Frode Kilvik, René Misje, Kjartan Grønhaug and Christopher Swahn Zibell.
The four-piece was founded by Frode, Kjartan and René in the fall of 2005, and within a couple of months they had already recorded their first three-track demo. Inspired by bands like Mastodon, Iron Maiden and Queens of the Stone Age, Krakow have developed their own unique sound and style on the metal scene, and have been compared to bands like High on Fire.

2007 saw the release of the bands first release, “Dusty Roads EP” (Kontrabande Records), as well as the bands first tour during the fall. Krakow was also invited as support for Brant Bjork (Kyuss, Fu Manchu) as he visited Bergen, Norway. After another gig supporting Norwegian band The Grand, journalist Stig Ødegaard of Scream Magazine stated in his review; “Why haven’t I heard about the band KRAKoW before? Strange, because with so powerful and melodic songs, these guys from Bergen should be more known to the audience.”

2008 was a great year for KRAKOW, played a lot of shows in Norway, and at several festivals, Southern Discomfort Metal Festival in Norway, and Green Christmas Festival in Estonia which was headlined by Lacuna Coil and Enslaved. In November and December KRAKOW did a European tour as special guest to Enslaved.

-Olly Thomas, Kerrang:
“...their short set reveals a band successfully mixing death metal intensity with groovy riffs worthy of CATHEDRAL.”

In February 2009, KRAKOW recorded their debut album with Iver Sandoy (Manngard) as producer. Executive producer was Ivar Peersen (Peersen Productions, Enslaved), who said about working on the album:

”First time I heard Krakow I thought this is a band that's 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 to produce their debut album I immediately jumped on the chance to be a part of this band’s evolution from the get-go!”..

KRAKOW opened the 10 year anniversary for Hole In The Sky in August, and once again performed at Southern Discomfort Metal Festival in September.

KRAKOW continues to unleash their legacy, with lyrics looking at the doomsdays ahead and other downfalls of mankind.

Bombastic doom with elements ranging from classic metal to the extreme, Krakow lays the groundwork for some pretty exiliarating and compelling songs about doom and despair.


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