Their latest album “minus” may have been released at the end of last month, but Norway’s Experimental Post Metallers KRAKOW still have a few surprises left in store for their fans. as today they release a brand new video for a track from the album.
The video, which is for “tidlaus”, the closing track on the album, was filmed in the studio whilst KRAKOW were recording “minus”. As the band explains: “We record the basics live, then we lay down the rest. The song itself is inspired by Warduna and Death in Vegas – a typical Krakow song except for the ending. Calm, mellow, eerie and powerful”.
The video for “tidlaus” can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/4vik2_G3KMc
“minus” was recorded in the famous Duper and Solslottet studios in the Bergen Kjøtt creative complex, in collaboration, once more, with Iver Sandøy. It is, effectively, two albums-worth of material distilled into one, very focussed, gem. According to the band, “minus” is “the pinnacle of achievement of KRAKOW’s thirteen-year existence, representing the bare essence of who KRAKOW are as individuals, as a group, and as story tellers. It 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 from whence no light can escape”.
Available on Karisma Records in Digipak, 12″ Vinyl, and Digital formats, “minus” includes a guest appearance from MOTÖRHEAD’s Phil Campbell on the opening track, and ends with a choir consisting of a select group of Bergen-based musical veterans.
“minus” is available from all the usual retailers and streaming services, as well as direct from Karisma Records at:
The release of “minus” also sees KRAKOW set to tour Europe together with fellow countrymen ENSLAVED and HIGH ON FIRE, something which the band is very much looking forward to:
“It has been 10 years since last time we toured Europe together with ENSLAVED, and we are really excited about it! Not only are they close friends, but they are one of the best live acts around. Added to which, the prospect of being able to also tour with HIGH ON FIRE is a milestone for us. This has been one of our goals since the formation of KRAKOW! This is such a strong package and we can’t wait to hit the road with these gentlemen”
Routing for the tour:
29.09.2018 Pumpehuset , Copenhagen, Denmark
30.09.2018 U Bazyla, Poznan, Poland
01.10.2018 Proxima , Warsaw, Poland
02.10.2018 UT Connewitz, Leipzig, Germany
03.10.2018 Kulturfabrik, Esch-sur-Alzett, Luxembourg
04.10.2018 Mezz , Breda, Netherlands
06.10.2018 Waterfront , Norwich, UK
07.10.2018 Plug , Sheffield, UK
08.10.2018 Academy 2, Manchester, UK
09.10.2018 Tivoli, Dublin, Eire
10.10.2018 Limelight, Belfast, Northern Ireland
12.10.2018 Asylum , Birmingham, UK
13.10.2018 Desertfest , Antwerp, Belgium
14.10.2018 SWX , Bristol, UK
15.10.2018 The Dome , London, UK
16.10.2018 La Machine du Moulin Rouge, Paris, France
20.10.2018 Hulen, Bergen, Norway (Only Krakow)
KRAKOW recently released a video by Esteban Sebastián Farias for the track “sirens” from “minus” which can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/QrdaI8Txfk0