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Krampus

Formed: 2010
From: Urdine, Italy
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Krampus News

Below is our complete Krampus news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Krampus Splits With Guitar Player

Italiain folk metal outfit Krampus has issued the following announcement about parting ways with the band's guitarist:

"Hello guys! We have a sad news for you today. Our fellow guitar player Leonardo has stepped down from his position and decided to dedicate full time to the other side of his life. We are parting ways in the most friendly way and we wish him the best luck on his work!"

Leonardo comments: "I'm out of Krampus cause I got too much swag to play in a band anymore. It's now time for me to take a break and to steer clear of the stages for a while.

"I'd like to say a big 'thank you' to every friend and fan met on the road during the last three years: it has been truly amazing playing with and for you. Special thanks also go to M. Casale Bauer, Jackson Italia, Black Mirror Studios and of course to my bandmates: I wish you every success and happiness in the future! Hasta la vista." More...

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Krampus Posts Studio Footage

Folk metal band Krampus has posted a studio video online detailing the band's time recording new material in Switzerland. Check it out below, and Krampus also comments:

"Here is the very first video of our studio diary! It covers the first two days of recordings.
Here you will see drums, awesome beards, seven strings guitars, air guitars, a blonde guy hot as hell and of course a bunch of guys making awesome things! Stay tuned for the next episodes!"

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Krampus Enters The Studio

Folk metal outfit Krampus has checked in with the following announcement about entering the recording studio:

"We are extremely excited to announce that we have entered Tommy Vetterli's renowned New Sound Studio in Switzerland!

"Not only are we recording some of the new material we've been working on for months now, but we have decided to break with current conventions (and restrictions!) and deliver the results to our fans mere weeks after recording - FOR FREE.

"Rather than waiting years to produce a new album, we have chosen to pick two favorites out of all the material we've written and to record them with Tommy Vetterli (Eluveitie, 69 Chambers) - one of the genre's best producers today, less than a year after the release of our debut album. We are doing so independently and on our own terms!

"A first song will be released later this Summer and we can't wait to share it with you. In the meantime, follow us on Facebook for more updates, including another pretty exciting announcement within the next 24 hours!"

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Krampus Taps Equilibrium Drummer Hati Refaeli

Italian folk/melodic death metal act Krampus announced the band's new drummer, Hati Refaeli (Equilibrium), to replace Carlo Andrian, who was struck by lightning in October of 2012.

The press release reads as follows:

"Drummer Hati Refaeli, currently of Equilibrium fame, has joined the Italian metal act Krampus as a full member in early 2013. Both band and management are very excited to add such a talented drummer to the mix, particularly at this point in time: Songwriting for a new album is in full gear, and the band is undergoing musical changes that will both elevate Krampus to the next level and pose a challenge to its eight band members."

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Krampus Announces Fill-In Drummer

Italian folk outfit Krampus, whose drummer Carlo Andrian was reportedly struck by lightning, has issued the following announcement about recruiting a replacement:

"As you may know Carlo is not with us anymore. For THIS TOUR ONLY we'll have a temporary replacement, a very talented drummer!

"We would like to thank our friend Sasha from Despite Exile! He will cover the drums position for the Heidenfest!

"The new official drummer name, that will join us after this tour, will be revealed in the upcoming weeks! Stay tuned!" More...

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Krampus Drummer Struck By Lightning

The Italian folk metal band Krampus has parted ways with drummer Carlo Andrian has left the band. According to the band, Carlo was struck by lightning and will not be able to play the drums anytime soon. Krampus comments:

"With one laughing and one crying eye we have to announce that our drummer Carlo has left Krampus effective immediately. He has, in fact, been struck by lightning and considers himself lucky to not have gotten hurt worse.

"He is OK, but will not be able to play the drums for some time to come. Carlo is a great friend of us and we would like to thank him for the great effort and dedication he has had for the band. We wish him good and full recovery and all the best for his future endeavours.

"The good news is that we are already working on a replacement, and will have exciting news to announce sooner rather than later. One hint for now: He's a very talented musician, and you have most likely already heard of him with his current band!"

Krampus released the album "Survival Of The Fittest" in August and on October 19th the band will be on the Heidenfest tour with Wintersun, Korpiklaani, Varg, and others.

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Metal Daze: The Metalcamp Diaries, Part I

SATURDAY 8/11

6:00am. YOU’VE KNOCKED A SCREW LOOSE, a taunting Protestant voice rattles my inner skull in a booze-muddled echo as I lope across a bed of sharp stones and plunge into the frigid river just this side of bare-assed.

The full immersion drowns that pesky voice mid-sentence. Eyes open under water; I find peaceful seclusion for a few precious, bone-chilling seconds.

Confirming the diagnosis as I breach the surface and hoist myself to my feet, waist-deep, skin already tightening from the abrupt system shock, a guy on the beach mutters something to his friend, shoots me a strange glare – did I somehow manage to insult his mom? – and twirls his finger near his temple. Yep.

Whatever. I reinforce the diagnosis and thrust double horns skyward, hoping to give the appearance of a calculated, decisive, tough, metal-inspired action and not the clumsy result of a dare, drowned brain cells, and a liquid blanket.

In either case, this is Metalcamp, and what happens at Metalcamp… gets reproduced (and photographed) on Metalunderground.com.

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Wintersun Posts Song Snippets In Heidenfest Clip

Finnish metal act Wintersun debuted clips from the upcoming "Time I" release via the new trailer for the upcoming Heidenfest 2012 tour. "Time I" (shown below) is scheduled for release on October 12th, 2012 (EU) and October 19th, 2012 (North America) via Nuclear Blast with "Time II" expected in 2013.

The Heidenfest 2012 tour features Wintersun as headliners along with Korpiklaani, Varg, Trollfest, Krampus and special guests extended shows. Confirmed dates are as follows:

+ SPECIAL GUESTS at extended shows*
FINNTROLL + EISREGEN (DE Shows) + ARKONA (NL Shows)

19.10.2012 DE - Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle *Extended Show*
20.10.2012 DE - Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn *Extended Show*
21.10.2012 NL - Tilburg, 013 *Extended Show*
22.10.2012 CH - Pratteln, Z7
23.10.2012 CH -- Fribourg, Fri-Son ***NEW***
24.10.2012 IT - Bologna, Estragon
25.10.2012 AT - Wien, Gasometer
26.10.2012 DE - Leipzig, Hellraiser
27.10.2012 CZ - Prague, KD Vltavska
28.10.2012 PL - Krakow, Studio
29.10.2012 DE - Hamburg, Markthalle
30.10.2012 DE - Berlin, Postbahnhof
31.10.2012 DE - Munich, Backstage
01.11.2012 DE - Saarbrücken, Garage
02.11.2012 DE - Geiselwind, Music Hall *Extended Show*
03.11.2012 DE - Giessen, Hessenhallen *Extended Show*
04.11.2012 BE - Antwerp, Trix

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Krampus Posts Lyric Video For "Kronos' Heritage"

Italian folk/death metal act Krampus posted a lyric video for the new song "Kronos' Heritage." The song appears as the bonus track on the debut full length release "Survival of the Fittest," which is due out today through NoiseArt Records.

The track listing for "Survival of the Fittest" is as follows:

1. Arise (The Day of Reckoning)
2. Beast Within
3. Unspoken (streaming here)
4. Rebirth
5. Aftermath
6. The Bride
7. Redemption
8. The Dance of Lies
9. Kronos' Heritage
10. Shadows of Our Time
11. Tears of Stone
12. The Season of Revenge (Bonus Track)

Check out "Kronos' Heritage" here: More...

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Krampus Posts Snippet Of "The Season Of Revenge"

Italian folk/death metal act Krampus posted a snippet of the new track "The Season of Revenge." The song appears as the bonus track on the debut full length release "Survival of the Fittest," which is due out on August 24, 2012 through NoiseArt Records.

The track listing for "Survival of the Fittest" is as follows:

1. Arise (The Day of Reckoning)
2. Beast Within
3. Unspoken (streaming here)
4. Rebirth
5. Aftermath
6. The Bride
7. Redemption
8. The Dance of Lies
9. Kronos' Heritage (streaming here)
10. Shadows of Our Time
11. Tears of Stone
12. The Season of Revenge (Bonus Track) More...

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Krampus Streaming New Song "Unspoken"

Krampus has posted a new song online titled "Unspoken," which can be heard in the SoundCloud player below. The band comments on the track:

"We have uploaded another new track from our upcoming album 'Survival Of The Fittest,' due August 24th via Noise Art records.

"'Unspoken' is about frustration. Frustration of being a young guy who lives in this global crisis period, with the will to do something, to be realized and to prove his worth, and that is instead entangled in a world that negates him this chance.

"There’s no work, global economy is falling, corruption and injustice are everywhere, there’s not enough space for those who would just like to act and build. It’s not fair that fathers feels like losers even if they work hard because the cannot look after those whom they care. Let us know what you think about the song and its message." More...

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Krampus Posts New Album Teaser

After streaming the new song "Kronos' Heritage" yesterday, Italian folk metal outfit Krampus has now posted a teaser trailer for the band's new album "Survival of the Fittest." Check out the clip below. "Survival of the Fittest" is set for release on August 24th, 2012.

The track listing for "Survival of the Fittest" is as follows:

1. Arise (The Day of Reckoning)
2. Beast Within
3. Unspoken
4. Rebirth
5. Aftermath
6. The Bride
7. Redemption
8. The Dance of Lies
9. Kronos' Heritage
10. Shadows of Our Time
11. Tears of Stone
12. The Season of Revenge (Bonus Track) More...

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Krampus Streaming New Song "Kronos' Heritage"

Italian folk/death metal band Krampus is streaming the new song "Kronos' Heritage." The song is taken from the forthcoming debut full length release "Survival of the Fittest." The album is due out on August 24, 2012 through Noiseart Records. The album was was recorded at Blackmirror Studios in Urdine, Italy and produced by frontman Filippo Gianotti.

The track listing for "Survival of the Fittest" is as follows:

1. Arise (The Day of Reckoning)
2. Beast Within
3. Unspoken
4. Rebirth
5. Aftermath
6. The Bride
7. Redemption
8. The Dance of Lies
9. Kronos' Heritage
10. Shadows of Our Time
11. Tears of Stone
12. The Season of Revenge (Bonus Track)

Check out "Kronos' Heritage" here: More...

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Krampus Details New LP "Survival Of The Fittest"

Italian folk/death metal band Krampus unveiled the album art, track listing and release date for the band's forthcoming debut full length release "Survival of the Fittest." The album is due out on August 24, 2012 through Noiseart Records. The album was produced by frontman Filippo Gianotti and was recorded at Blackmirror Studios in Urdine, Italy.

Shortly after the release, Krampus will embark on its first extended European tour, joining Wintersun and Korpiklaani on 2012’s edition of the Heidenfest tour.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Arise (The Day of Reckoning)
2. Beast Within
3. Unspoken
4. Rebirth
5. Aftermath
6. The Bride
7. Redemption
8. The Dance of Lies
9. Kronos' Heritage
10. Shadows of Our Time
11. Tears of Stone
12. The Season of Revenge (Bonus Track) More...

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Krampus Posts Studio Video Diary

Italian eight piece folk metal act Krampus has posted a new studio video diary online from the band's time working on a new album at BlackMirror Studios.

Check out this new footage below, or find more details on Krampus via the band's Facebook profile. Additional info on the upcoming album will be announced as it is made available.

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Krampus Streaming Tracks From New Single

Folk/death metal act Krampus has posted two tracks online from the band's latest single "Kronos' Heritage." You can check out the title track and "Aftermath" below, or find the previously uploaded "My Siege" by heading over to this location.

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Krampus Posts New Single Lyric Video

Folk/death metal act Krampus has posted a lyric video online for the band's new single "My Siege." You can check out the song in the player below, or head over to the band's Facebook page for more information on Krampus and additional songs available for streaming.

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