Keen Of The Crow
Last Known Status: Disbanded
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KEEN OF THE CROW, the Southern California-based quintet featuring drummer Rhett Davis and bassist Justin Christian of renowned doom druids MORGION, has issued the following update:
"Ron Slater [guitar], Dan Ochoa [vocals] and Seth Arthur [guitar] have left KEEN OF THE CROW. The depature was due to a culmination of things including a bad tour last year, a poor recording experience with our debut release 'Hyborea', as well as creative and managerial differences. Several attempts were made to resolve the issues but to no avail... That being said, KEEN OF THE CROW as it was is now effectively over."
KEEN OF THE CROW's music was previously described as "very melodic in intent" yet with "punishing heavy culmination. Imagine if MORGION, CELTIC FROST, CANDLEMASS, PRIMORDIAL, and NEUROSIS joined forces, it would be labeled appropriately KEEN OF THE CROW."
Chicago dark metal act Novembers Doom have commenced writing the follow-up album to the well-received "The Pale Haunt Departure" released earlier this year in March on The End Records.
Says lead singer Paul Kuhr about the forthcoming release:
“We are currently in the writing process of the new CD, and early plans are to begin recording in April 2006. The new material is a huge step forward in song writing, not only separating our sound from our peers, but digging deep into our roots of early Chicago death metal. Faster, heavier, and relentless. It will be quite difficult to label us in the ‘doom’ category after this release.”
Novembers Doom and Keen Of The Crow (featuring former members of MORGION) are the latest acts to be confirmed for the Heathen Crusade Metalfest, set to take place Saturday, January 21, 2006 at Star Central in Columbia Heights, Minnesota. Also scheduled to appear are Finland's Moonsorrow, Ireland's Primordial, Sweden's Thyrfing, The Chasm, Typhus and Todesbonden. Additional acts will be announced soon.
According to a posting at Doom-Metal.com, KEEN OF THE CROW is the name of a new band featuring Rhett Davis and Justin Christain of MORGION fame and ex- NEPENTHEAN founder Ron Slater. Songs have been crafted and recording and touring are planned for the relatively near future. Musically speaking the sonic output from Keen of the Crow will not be similar to that of Morgion or Nepenthean as they are striving to cultivate their own sound and identity. As of this writing, key players and additions to the band are still being made and they hope to have a solid line up locked in within the next few weeks. An official Keen of the Crow website is in development and more news regarding Keen of the Crow will be available at the website shortly.