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Formed: 2005
From: Norway
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Krakow News

Below is our complete Krakow 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.

Krakow Streaming "Luminauts"

Dark Essence Records today debuts "Luminauts," the opening track from “Amaran,” which is the third full-length album from Norwegian experimental post-metal band Krakow.

"Amaran" is due to hit the streets on both CD, 12" vinyl, and digital formats on the 9th of February. "Luminauts," together with the recently debuted track “Atom," can be heard below. The album's full track listing is as follows:

1. Luminauts
2. Atom
3. Genesis
4. Vitriol
5. Pendulum
6. Of Earth
7. Ten Silent Circles More...

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Virus To Headline European Tour

Details of the “And Now For Something Completely Different Tour,” with a four-band line of experimental/avant-garde bands headed by Virus, have been announced today. Joining the cult Norwegians will be fellow countrymen Vulture Industries and Krakow, along with Mondvolland from the Netherlands. Confirmed dates on the December tour as follows (and anyone interested in booking the two remaining dates should contact bjornar@propulsionmusic.no):

Fri 07 Dec: Willemeen, Arnhem (NL)
Sat 08 Dec: Ferrailleur, Nantes (FR)
Sun 09 Dec: Glazart, Paris (FR)
Mon 10 Dec: Markthalle, Hamburg (DE)
Tue 11 Dec: The Underworld, London (UK)
Wed 12 Dec: TBC
Thu 13 Dec: Orto Bar, Ljubljana (SLO)
Fri 14 Dec: Gaswerk Kulturzentrum, Winterthur (CH)
Sat 15 Dec: TBC

Virus was formed in 2000 by guitarist / singer Carl-Michael “Czral” Eide (Aura Noir, Ulver, Satyricon, etc.) along with bass player Petter “Plenum” Berntsen (Audiopain) and drummer Einar “Einz” Sjursø (Lamented Souls, Beyond Dawn), with the intention of taking key elements of Czral’s former avant-garde black metal band Ved Buens Ende further into weirdness and farther from metal. Through three critically acclaimed album releases Czral’s unique dissonant guitar flavour and song writing has fascinated, puzzled, and ensnared listeners worldwide, not least thanks to the live performances (as a 5-piece) the band have undertaken since early 2011, including Sonisphere, Brutal Assault, Hole In The Sky, Aurora Infernalis etc.

Virus is also set to release a mini album to coincide with the tour. Titled “Oblivion Clock,” the album runs at over thirty minutes and features four new track and three bonus tracks that until now have only been available on extremely limited releases. At the same time band will also be releasing a new vinyl edition of sophomore album “The Black Flux.” “Oblivion Clock” will be available as a digifile CD on the tour, and is also already available to pre-order from this location along with the “Black Flux” vinyl. More...

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Krakow Parts Ways With Drummer Christopher Zibell

Norwegian metal act Krakow has posted the following statement online, announcing the departure of drummer Christopher Zibell from the band's ranks:

"We had some great years with Christopher and wish him all the best in the future. As a result of Christopher's departure, Krakow has canceled its appearance at the U.K.'s Hammerfest.

"Krakow will enter the studio in April to begin recording its second album for a late 2011 release. This is just a new chapter, and we are more hungry than ever!"

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Vreid Announces "The Black Path" Tour

Vreid has issued the following announcement about upcoming European tour dates alongside Kampfar and Secrets of the Moon:

"We are almost finished with our Norwegian tour, when we proudly can announce a full European tour for May/June. We will kick of in Bochum/Germany on May 27th. This will be the our first shows outside Norway since the successful release of our new album 'V.' We are thrilled to bring you the new material as well as the old stuff, as the Norwegian shows has been excellent.

"For this tour tour we have a killer line up consisting of: Vreid – Kampfar – Secrets of the Moon & support act Krakow. The tour will take us to 7 European countries and will be a mix of clubs shows & festivals. It is a great tour list with many cities with with loyal fans, as well as new cities such as Katowice, which will be our first show in Poland."

The currently announced dates are as follows:

Friday 27.05.11 GER Bochum Zeche (without SotM)
Saturday 28.05.11 NED Leeuwarden Dokk'Em Open Air (without SotM)
Sunday 29.05.11 NED Arnhem WillemEen
Monday 30.05.11 UKNottingham The Basement
Tuesday 31.05.11 UK London Underworld
Wednesday 01.06.11 NED Rotterdamm Baroeg
Thursday 02.06.11GER Frankfurt Nachtleben
Friday 03.06.11PL Katowice Silesian Massacre Festival
Saturday 04.06.11GER BerlinFuck The Commerce Festival K-17 (without SotM)
Sunday 05.06.11 GER München Backstage
Monday 06.06.11CH ZürichWerk 21 (Dynamo)
Tuesday 07.06.11F Montepellier Secret Club
Wednesday 08.06.11 F Paris Nouveau Casino
Thursday 09.06.11 BEL Vosselaar BieBob
Friday 10.06.11 GER Leipzig Wave gotik treffen (Vreid only)

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Krakow Issues Recording Update

Norwegian stoner metal band Krakow has issued the following update about recording their debut album:

"We are currently on day 4, and things are going great. We1re done with the basic on 7 tracks, and right now we are working on a 10 minute instrumental song, which is gonna be killer! We will start working on some vocals later today, and tomorrow we will record Coronated King and do more vocals.

"Ivar Peersen (Enslaved) entered the studio today, with new ideas and constructive criticism. He will also be a part of the mixing of the album.

"I have to say, working with Iver Sandøy (Manngard) has been a great experience, he has a lot of great ideas, and is easy to work with."

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