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Below is our complete Crocell 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.
The Danish death metal band Crocell has parted ways with guitarist "Smukke" Ken Holst. A replacement for Ken has already been found in Rasmus "Hexen" Henriksen (ex-Panzerchrist, ex-Die, ex-Slow Death Factory) who is a longtime friend of Crocell.
Ken explains: "Somehow, down the road, I completely lost the spirit and commitment to taking this band further. Please welcome Hexen on guitar - he is the perfect match for this band! See you guys at the bar from now on."
Drummer Andreas Posselt comments: "We are sorry that Ken is no longer in the band as he is not only a gifted guitarist, but also a good friend. Ken was one of the driving forces behind Crocell when we started out six years ago and since then we have spent countless hours in the rehearsal room, in the studios, and on the road with him. Three albums and more than 60 concerts later, we would like to say thanks a lot for the ride and we wish you all the best! The rest of us are 100% committed to keep the band going, though, and with Hexen on board we are confident that Crocell is as strong as ever!"
Hexen will play his first show with Crocell at Radar in Aarhus, Denmark on September 7th.
Denmark's Illdisposed will be on tour in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Slovenia in May to present the band's latest album "There Is Light (But It's Not For Me)." Illdisposed will be accompanied by Arcadia and Crocell as well as The Burning, Pitchblack, Into Oblivion, Anaal Nathrakh and Nü Jakk Citie at selected dates.
The dates are as follows:
13.05. DE Rostock – Zuckerfabrik (+ The Burning)
14.05. DE Hamburg – Bambi Galore (+ Into Oblivion)
15.05. DE Köln – Underground (+ local support)
16.05. DE Berlin – Cassiopeia (+ local support)
17.05. DE Marburg – KFZ (+ local support)
18.05. DE Weinheim – Café Central (+ Pitchblack)
19.05. DE Stuttgart – JUHA West (+ The Burning)
20.05. CH Bern – ISC Club
21.05. AT Millstatt – Bergwerk
24.05. SL Ljubljana – Menza Pri Koritu (+ The Burning, Anaal Nathrakh)
25.05. AT Vienna – Viper Room (+ Pitchblack w/o Arcadia)
26.05. AT Graz – Explosiv (+ The Burning, Pitchblack, Nü Jakk Citie w/o Arcadia)
28.05. DE Essen – Turock (+ local support)
Crocell has uploaded a new track called "The Craven's Work" to their MySpace page.The track comes off of their upcoming album, "The Wretched Eidola," which will be released through Ultimhate Records on May 6.
The album was produced and mixed by Jacob "Formanden" Olsen of JBO Sound (Panzerchrist, Corpus Mortale, etc.) and the tracklisting is as follows:
02. I Know the Taste of Your Tears
04. The Age of Iron and Rust
05. The Craven's Work
06. The Wretched Eidola
07. Thieves, Whores and Heretics
08. The Puritan Harlot
09. After the Take of Winter
10. Voices of the Deep
11. The Stranger
"The God We Drowned" features cover artwork by Anders Davidsen and can be seen here.
Irish thrashers GAMA BOMB are currently touring Europe on their "Graveyard Disturbance" headlining tour, with support from Danish metal band CROCELL.
As the tour nears its end, GAMA BOMB frontman PHILLY BYRNE updates:
"We've seen much bigger crowds and at least four contenders for the rowdiest shows ever so far. This has been the best European tour we've ever done and it's sharpening us up nicely for our stretch in the US. We're in Spain right now and urge any fans reading this to bring us some manchego and rioja." More...
Danish metallers Crocell have issued the following update about recording a new album:
"We have written seven new songs for the upcoming album, four of which can be heard in a prerecorded version on our Myspace profile. The songs combine fast and very groovy riffs but this time we also try to incorporate some more atmosphere and gloomy feeling in the music. The plan is that we will record 12-14 songs and take the 10 songs that we feel are the best and most suited for the record.
"The album will be recorded in September in Monorama Studio with Jacob 'Formanden' Olsen as the producer but so far no label has been found for the release. As previously announced we will play at the Devilstone Open Air Festival in Lithuania in July (alongside Sepultura, Keep of Kalessin, Sinister, etc.) and at this year's SPOT festival this weekend."
Jordanian dark Oriental metal band BILOCATE is confirmed to perform in the upcoming DevilStone Open air Festival 2009 in Anykšciai, Lithuania which will take place on July 17th to 19th. This will be BILOCATE's first appearance in Europe alongside SEPULTURA, KEEP OF KALESSIN, CROCELL, SINISTER and many others.
The full line up of 20 bands confirmed is as follows:
SEPULTURA [Brazil, groovy thrash metal]
KEEP OF KALESSIN [Norway, modern black metal]
SINISTER [Netherlands, technical death metal]
CODE [England/Norway, nostalgic black metal]
TRAUMA [Poland, death metal]
ZAS [Lithuania, sociopolitical metal/rock]
BILOCATE [Jordan, atmospheric oriental death metal]
LEPROUS [Norway, challenging progressive metal]
AZARATH [Poland, straightforward death metal]
FRAILTY [Latvia, doom/death metal]
OBTEST [Lithuania, expressive pagan metal]
NAHASH [Lithuania, occult black metal]
THE PROWLERS [Italy, progressive power/heavy metal]
DIABOLICAL [Sweden, catchy death/thrash metal]
SAPLES [Lithuania, old school death metal]
CROCELL [Denmark, aggressive death/thrash metal]
STRANGER AEONS [Lithuania, progressive metal/rock]
HEAVEN GREY [Latvia, atmospheric doom/death metal]
LUCTUS [Lithuania, thrashing black metal]
+ Special Guest [TBA]
For more information on the festival, visit devilstone.net.
Danish metallers Crocell have issued the following update about streaming four new songs on their MySpace page:
"That's right: we have uploaded four new tracks, which were recently recorded as a pre-production for our forthcoming album.
"The recordings were carried out by Jacob "Formanden" Olsen in Monorama Studios and the as-yet untitled follow-up to last year's "The God We Drowned" will be recorded later this year.
"We sure hope you like the new tracks - and feel free to leave your comments!"
Crocell have completed a music video for "Behind the Veil," the opening song from their new album, "The God We Drowned." Check it out here.
Crocell has also issued the following update:
"We're working on writing songs for our next album right now and have completed a handful of songs that we're very satisfied with. We're gonna give you a preview of some of the stuff we're working on, so stay tuned! There'll be a lot of new, very cool merchandise available very soon as well."
Danish metallers Crocell have issued the following statement:
"We are proud to announce that we have inked a deal with Casket Music (a division of Copro Records) for the worldwide release of our 11-track debut album, 'The God We Drowned,' on the 24th of November! The album was recorded by Christian Bonde at his CB-Studios (http://www.cbstudios.dk/) and mixed by Jacob "Formanden" Olsen in the Antfarm Studio (http://www.antfarm.dk/), resulting in a massive old-school sound that fits the thrashy death metal songs perfectly."
The album cover is a sinister painting made by the young and promising Danish artist, Anders Davidsen, and it can be seen here.
"The God We Drowned" track listing is as follows:
1. Behind the Veil
3. Winter is Coming
4. The God We Drowned
5. Death Knell
6. The Chosen
7. The Culling
8. We Are the Dead
9. Words of Woe
10. The New Blood
11. To Those That I Shall Kill
CROCELL, the new Danish death metal band featuring current and former members of COMPOS MENTIS, ADVERSARY, SLUGS, DEMOLITION INC. and MARE CRISIUM, has finished mixing its debut album at Antfarm studios in Aarhus, Denmark with Jacob Olsen. According to a press release, the CD features "eleven tracks of fierce thrashy death metal," including "Winter is Coming" and "The God We Drowned", both of which can be heard on the band's MySpace page.
CROCELL is currently looking for a suitable label to release the album.
Magnus MadAss Jørgensen (ex-ADVERSARY) - Vocals
Smukke Ken (COMPOS MENTIS, ex-ADVERSARY) -Guitar
Prinsessen (ex-SLUGS, NURSE) - Guitar
Andreas Jykilsdottir Posse (COMPOS MENTIS, MARE CRISIUM) - Drums
Onkel Kusse (DEMOLITION INC.) - Bass
The Danish new-founded band Crocell (consisting of vocalist Magnus MadAss Jørgensen (ex-Adversary), guitarists Smukke Ken (Compos Mentis, ex-Adversary) and Prinsessen (ex-Slugs, ex-Nurse), drummer Andreas Jykilsdottir Posse (Compos Mentis, Mare Crisium) and bassist Onkel Kusse (Demolition Inc.)) recently recorded their debut album with Christian Bonde in his CB Studios and are now finishing mixing the album in The Antfarm with Jacob Olsen.
In other news, Crocell will be supporting Scamp at the Musikcafeen in Aarhus on November 30th.
For more information and songs, check out the Crocell MySpace page at www.myspace.com/crocelldk.