Wednesday, August 2, 2017

NEWS: Black Metal CRAFTEON Announce Show Dates (CO/WY/UT) + H.P. Lovecraft Inspired Album Out Aug 25

OFFICIAL: Set to unleash their H.P. Lovecraft inspired debut album "Cosmic Reawakening" on August 25th, Denver, CO's CRAFTEON announce upcoming show dates in Colorado, Wyoming and Utah in support of the release (dates listed below). The band is the conception of vocalist and guitarist Lord Mordiggian whom has been inspired to create an entire album influenced by his favorite writer H.P. Lovecraft. The eight tracks on the release are based on classic H.P. Lovecraft tales such as ‘The Outsider’, ‘Dagon’ and ‘From Beyond’. Achieving the unachievable in crafting music to match the stories, CRAFTEON can be best described as Bardic Black Metal.
Lord Mordiggian comments: “This recording prudently recounts an antiquarian bundle of peculiar short stories authored by the famed American horror writer, H.P. Lovecraft, featuring a blasphemous potpourri of amorphous black metal enmeshed with spurious, assonant passages of hope juxtaposed and vanquished by discordant strains of utter despair and madness.”
Album pre-order:
Show Dates:
Aug 25 - Denver, CO @ Lost Lake - info (CD release show) w/ Sar Isatum, Amdusias, Solarfall
Aug 26 - Cheyenne, WY @ Peterfest w/ Horde of Draugr, Plaguehammer, Wodens Wrath
Sept 3 - Fort Collins, CO @ Surfside 7 - info w/ Endlight, Infinite Conscious
Sept 29 - Colorado Springs, CO @ Ancient Mariner w/ Sceptres, Oaken Throne, Tovenaar
Oct 27 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Club X - info w/ Principium, Envenom, Unceremonial
"That is not dead which can eternal lie yet with strange aeons even death may die." - H.P Lovecraft ‘The Nameless City’
H.P. Lovecraft (1890-1937), creator of the Cthulu Mythos, was the most influential horror writer of the 20th century. Indeed, no less a talent than Stephen King said Lovecraft was ‘the 20th Century’s greatest practitioner of the classic horror tale.’ Lovecraft’s ability to evoke brooding otherworldly horror is unsurpassed and has influenced a great many heavy metal artists from Iron Maiden and Black Sabbath to Metallica. Yet no band has ever paid tribute to Lovecraft with the same degree of scope and immersion as the appropriately CRAFTEON.
CRAFTEON is the conception of vocalist and guitarist Lord Mordiggian. A teacher of literature, Lord Mordiggian was inspired to create an entire album inspired by his favourite writer H.P. Lovecraft.
Musically inspired by the likes of Shining, Dissection, Nyktalgia, Cradle of Filth and Iron Maiden, Lord Mordiggian describes the sound of CRAFTEON as ‘rough-hewn, distraught, mucilaginous, archival and multiplanar.’
CRAFTEON’s debut album “Cosmic Reawakening” features eight tracks inspired by classic Lovecraft tales such as ‘The Outsider’, ‘Dagon’, and ‘From Beyond’. CRAFTEON have achieved the unachievable in crafting music to match the stories, indeed, such are their storytelling prowess and their style of music could be dubbed Bardic Black Metal. Lord Mordiggian is optimistic about the album’s reception and there is more music to come.
“I expect the general fans of black metal to enjoy the influence of early Swedish black metal…This band will remain in the realm of Lovecraft and at least his genre, and considering he has hundreds of other stories, the music to come in the future is virtually limitless as far as the concept goes. I already have several songs in the works for the sophomore album, and this time the other band members are contributing their own original pieces as well.”
CRAFTEON’s debut album “Cosmic Reawakening” is due out August 25, 2017. (bio written by Steve Earles)

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