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KRAKOW was formed in Bergen, Norway in the fall of of 2005. With the release of their 2nd album, “diin”, the Bergen based post metal-band KRAKOW received much praise and recognition for their special take on the genre and “diin” was voted the 3rd best metal album by Metal Hammer Norway in 2012. Krakow split up in 2019 after releasing four albums.

On their 3rd album, “amaran”, the band has developed their style even further, and has made an unique and atmospheric record that will definitely stand out. This time, the band explores both the calmer side of their sound as well as the more experimental and drone aspects. This makes “amaran” a highly variated album, filled with both dreamy soundscapes and sinister and harsh atmospheres.

Following the laborious process of distilling two albums worth of material into one focused gem, we give you “minus”. The pinnacle achievement of KRAKOW’s thirteen-year existence. After a year of recording, shaping, re-recording and refining, “minus” has been reduced to the bare essence of who KRAKOW are as individuals, as a group and as story tellers.  It is an album that defies any attempts at genre definition and covers the heavy, the subtle, the melodic, the atonal, the groovy, the sluggish, the dense, the airy, the naked, and always, always, that wall of sound where no light can escape.

With themes spanning from outer space to the hidden worlds deep below, travelling in time from the distant future to the near past like an inverted space odyssey, we are taken on a journey where “we all become stories”, in ways as much a reflection of the ones we tell, as a revelation of the ones we won’t.­

“Those who enjoy progressive metal of the kind that
ventures where few others wants to tread, and blend dramatic and expressive impulses with doom metal, post-rock and psychedelia into a pitch black post metal brew are in luck, as this is an album tailor made for this particular audience. Executed pretty much close to perfection.”

Progressor 6/6

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