CRAFT – New Signing – June 5, 2015

Posted on June 5, 2015

Season of Mist are proud to announce the signing of CRAFT! The Swedish black metal underground cult’s next extreme masterpiece will be released on the Underground Activists division.

Regarding the signing, CRAFT comment: “We are very pleased to have signed a deal with Season of Mist to release our next studio album”, relates guitarist Joakim. “This label has many resources available for us, which enables us to make a really special fifth full-length. We are determined to create something severely misanthropic and cold with our upcoming release and our future live shows. We are confident that signing to Season of Mist and having access to all their professional crew and their experience will be very helpful in achieving this.”

CRAFT have already confirmed two festival appearances this summer. See below for the dates.

20 Jun 15 Clisson (FR) Hellfest
03 Jul 15 Börnicke (Berlin) (DE) Under the Black Sun

CRAFT embody the black metal virtue of raw spiritual energy expressed through violent, ripping guitar work and unholy rhythms enhanced by demonic vocals. The Swedes have long enjoyed a massive cult status within underground circles, yet also gained strong acclaim and recognition by mainstream metal media and critics.

CRAFT were spawned by guitarist Joakim, who was joined by a friend on drums late 1994. Lead guitarist John was added to the roster in 1996, but left in 1998 only to return about a year later. A demo entitled ‘Total Eclipse’ hit the world in 1999 and quickly led to a first record deal. During the recording of their crushing debut ‘Total Soul Rape’ (2000), the Swedes were reinforced by vocalist Nox. This misanthropy dripping album captured the ear of SHINING’s Niklas Kvarforth, who released the sophomore ‘Terror Propaganda’ in 2002 on his label Selbstmord Services. With this extremely dark piece of music the group gained much acclaim by critics and fans alike. CRAFT followed up in their typical hateful and destructive style by adding ‘Fuck the Universe’ (2005) and ‘Void’ (2011) to the list of their albums. Meanwhile bass player Alex had joined and with a complete line-up the band finally became a live-entity in September 2014. Currently CRAFT are preparing their fifth long-player, which will be out on Season of Mist Underground Activists.

Mikael Nox – Vocals
Joakim – Guitar
John – Guitar
Alex – Bass

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