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Formed: 2006
From: Oldenburg, Germany
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Craving News

Below is our complete Craving 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.

Craving Is "One With Darkness"

German melodic death metal act Craving is streaming the new song "One With Darkness." The song appears on the new album "By the Storm," which drops on November 25th via Apostasy Records.

"By the Storm" carries influences of extreme metal, folk, power metal and classic with it to leave a real battlefield behind. The track list is:

1. Fulgur Immortale
2. By Storm
3. Cave Of A Dream
4. Penelopes Prayer
5. Spirits Of The Dead
6. Seven Steps To Darkness
7. One With Darkness
8. Eyes Of Winter
9. The Stone
10. Wenn der Wind sich dreht
11. Wielder Of Storms
12. The Fountain Of Memory
13. Game Of Thrones (Cover) (Bonus Track - Digipak Only)
14. Torn Apart (Bonus Track - Digipak Only)

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Craving Issues Details Of New Album "By The Storm"

In the eye of the storm! The music from Germany’s Craving carries influences of extreme metal, folk, power metal and classic with it to leave a real battlefield behind. The self-titled debut and follow-up "At Dawn," as well as numerous shows and festivals all over Europe (alongside Ensiferum, Equilibrium, o.a.) already proved the strength of the band and the songs. The band also won over artists like Helge Stang (ex-Equilibrium), Nils Loeffler (Orden Ogan) and Chris Caffery (Savatage), who did gueat appearances.

On the newest piece of work "By The Storm," the band is feistier than ever with a matured songwriting and a production that leaves enough space for all musical ingredients. Guitarist and singer Ivan Chertov produced the album on his own and once again left the mixing and mastering to Christoph Brandes (Finsterforst, Necrophagist, Imperium Dekadenz). The band's passion for the literature of George R. R. Martin not only inspired the lyrics but it also lead to the idea of doing a cover-version of the "Game Of Thrones" theme. This bonus track rounds down the album perfectly. More...

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Craving Posts New Lyric Video

One year ago the sophomore album from Germany's Craving was released, and today a new lyric video from "At Dawn" has been published online in celebration.

“Targaryen Wrath” features a guest solo by Chris Caffery (Savatage / Trans-Siberian Orchestra). Check out the lyric video below.

Released October 11th, 2013, "At Dawn" featured Chris Caffery (Savatage / Trans-Siberian Orchestra), Niels Löffler (Ordan Ogan), and Agalaz (Obscurity) adding their special notes during uest appearances, while the mixing and mastering was handled by Christopher Brandes in his Iguana Studios. More...

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Just For Fun

Craving Featured In Danish TV Ad

German melodic death/black metal band Craving is being featured in a TV commercial for Samsung Galaxy S5 on Danish television. The spot is scheduled to run for the next week and features the band's cover of "Only Teardrops" by Emmelie de Forest. Watch the ad below.

Since 2006, Craving has blended black and death metal with soaring melodies and folk influences. In October of last year, Apostasy Records released the band's sophomore album, "At Dawn," which had lyrics written in German, Russian and English.

A noticeable progression from its 2012 debut, "At Dawn" featured guest appearances from Helge Stang (Ex-Equilibrium),Chris Caffery (Ex-Savatage), Niels Löffler (Ordan Ogan) and Agalaz (Obscurity). The official music video for Craving's cover of "Only Teardrops" can be seen at this location.

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Craving Posts "Only Teardrops" Video

Craving has posted a music video for the band's cover of "Only Teardrops," which can be found below, and Apostasy Records also comments on the track:

"Covering has a long tradition within the metal-scene but bands mostly pay tribute to their idols or just cover some classic tunes. The Northern German melodic death / black metal-outfit Craving made it a little different. The guys took the song 'Only Teardrops' by Emmelie De Forest who won this year’s European Songcontest and put their own unique stamp on it. The result is unmistakably a Craving-song which is now available as a video!"

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Craving Begins Work On New Album

Apostasy Records has issued the following announcement about German act Craving working on a new release:

"After the successful debut album, the melodic black / death metallers Craving now announce that they have begun working on the next album! It is going to be produced by none other than mastermind Christoph Brandes (Necrophagist, Imperium Dekadenz, Deadborn...) of the Iguana Studios!"

The new album is scheduled to be released later this year via Apostasy Records. Further details will be announced as they are made available.

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Craving Finishes New Album

Germany's Craving has finished work on a new album, which was mixed in May/June of 2011, and the band is currently seeking a label to distribute the release in 2012. You can check out a studio video from the band's time working on the album in the player below.

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Craving Postpones Berlin Show

Germany's Craving has issued the following brief update about postponing the band's previously announced show in December with My Cold Embrace: "Heyo, the gig with My Cold Embrace on 04.12.2010 in Berlin is postponed to TBA 2011! We are still looking for two matching Berlin bands who would lust to share with us the Stage." You can also check out Cravin's music via the band's MySpace profile.

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