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Latest Crom News

Below is our complete Crom 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.

Scion Rock Fest 2011 Line-Up Announced

The official line-up has been announced for the forthcoming Scion Rock Festival. The 2011 edition of the Scion Rock Fest will be headlined by death metal legends Morbid Angel and will feature 19 other bands. Scion Rock Fest 2011 is set to take place on March 5 in Pomona, California at the Fox Theater and the Glass House, with two other stages being built for the event by festival organizers. Six additional bands will be announced in the near future while you can find a list of the confirmed bands below:


Scion Rock Fest is presented by the automaker Scion, a division of the Toyota Motor Corporation.

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Agoraphobic Nosebleed Adds Female Singer

Agoraphobic Nosebleed has announced the addition of a female singer to their line-up. Joining the band is Kat of Virginia metal/doom outfit, Salome. She will appear on the band's upcoming 5" split with Crom.

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Crom To Support Dark Fortress On Hometown Gig

The first live appearance of epic pagan metallers CROM will take place on May 19 when they support DARK FORTRESS in Landshut, Germany, hometown of both bands.

Walter (Crom) Grosse, sole member of the band, and himself a former member of DARK FORTRESS, has put together a live lineup that includes DARK FORTRESS members Draug on bass, Seraph on drums and backing vocals, and Asvargr on guitars.

Commented Grosse “It’s particularly fitting that the first gig should take place supporting my former band. We are all old, and very close, friends and everyone wants to make this a very special event for family, friends and fans alike”.

The gig will take place at the Alte Kaserne, Liesl-Karlstadt-Weg 4, 84036 Landshut, Germany. The complete running order being CROM, DARK AGE, THE VISION BLEAK and DARK FORTRESS, who plan to film their own set for future possible release on DVD. Doors open at 20:00 for a 20:30 start.

CROM’s latest album Vengeance, is nearing completion, and includes artwork by Belgian fantasy artist Kris Verwimp. Two tracks from the album can be heard on the bands website www.croms-revenge.de. Together with DARK FORTRESS vocalist Azathoth, Grosse also has a Black Metal side project SINDECADE, which recently released the Terrorcrowned MCD, a track from which can be heard on the band’s official MySpace page.

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Kris Verwimp Artwork For New Crom Album Revealed

Artists Noted Artist KRIS VERWIMP, whose extraordinary illustrations bring to life a fantasy world of proud warriors and wondrous beasts, has once again produced the cover artwork for the forthcoming release from Epic Pagan Metallers CROM.

Walter (CROM) Grosse commented "Kris is a long time friend, and we have a history of collaboration, so he was the obvious choice to produce the artwork, capturing so perfectly as it does the atmosphere created by the songs themselves."

The album, entitled “Vengeance”, is in the very final stages of completion and includes SERAPH (drums) and V. SANTURA (some additional guitars & additional choirs) of German Black Metallers DARK FORTRESS in the line up, plus a guest appearance by DAGON, vocalist from UK Black Metallers HEATHEN DEITY, performing a spoken intro on one of the tracks. Labels are currently being sought. Two tracks from the “Vengeance” album can be heard on the band website at www.croms-revenge.de.

CROM is himself a former guitarist with DARK FORTRESS and also has a Black Metal side project with DARK FORTRESS vocalist AZATHOTH. The band, SINDECADE, released an MCD entitled “Terrorcrowned” in 2006, a track from which can be heard here.

The CROM artwork can be seen here along with more examples of VERWIMP's work and designs for album covers.

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