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Kromlek - Biography




The Bavarian Formation KromleK was founded in Góa 2004 after the line-up has been completed by NhévanN and Hrísdólgr. With the new possibilities in both sound and style the former BM-Combo became a more epic oriented Viking Metal Band. Because of the mixture of Norse folk and bombastic Viking Metal, combined with a constant urge to experiment [Arabian melodies connected with Finnish Humppa etc.] and an obvious epic vein KromleK has meanwhile liberated itself from the inappropriate stamp 'another band riding the Pagan-wave' and rose up to a name well-known not only in Bavaria but whole Germany's Pagan/Viking Metal-scene. The content of the lyrics written in three languages [German, English & Swedish] is located somewhere between Norse/Teutonic mythology, folk influenced, philosophical fairies and humorous stories from the realm of the Trolls. As such one should see the last ones because especially those texts that handle with Troll warriors and trollish warfare should not be taken for too serious, there's always a little smile with them. The main reason is that one cannot underline or even support serious, deeply philosophical lyrics with Humppa music. KromleK is not an ‚evil' band, not a formation of ‚true' Black purists but a combo of innovation with a delicate sense for when to be humorous and when to be serious. With the release of the first long-player KromleK became more serious and more spiritual as the paganism took much more place in the lyrical concept. That development hasn't yet been finished for KromleK is heading for the European Viking Metal-throne. Since their debut on stage in March 2005 we are able to present - compared to the very short time they're playing together - an impressing retrospective in live appearance: Nightmare Before Summer Festival 2005, Nocturnal Empire Festival 2005 & 2006, Pagan Nights 2006, Eisenwahn Festival 2006 are just a few examples. Besides the confirmed gig at the famous Ragnarök-Festival the first invasions outside Germany are planned [a single gig @ Battle Fest feat. Ensiferum, Elexorien etc. in April and a mini-tour alongside Eluveitie & Elexorien in May through the Netherlands]. Late autumn 2005 the long awaited debut EP called Kveldriður was finally released and after some member-changes and the sign-up with the label Trollzorn KromleK was looking forward into a great future within the Viking genre. In March 2007 the first long-player Strange Rumors... Distant Tremors was forged which is an enormous increase in both sound & composition. In Summer 2008, founding member and vocalist Alphavarg left the band.