Kruger - Biography




KRUGER joined in 2001, due to the severe inactivity of members of Rude, Sweet Disease, and Sludge. Their debut album was released in 2002, shortly after the band's birth, to ensure them the great pleasure to play live. BUILT FOR SPEED, made of 9 mid-paced and heavy tracks, was recorded and mixed in a few days with TVO (Knut, Shora) at the Smelly Room studio in Geneva.

The band spent 2002 + 2003 playing around with the likes of Sleeppers, Isis, Gojira... Then was the time to let bassist Makro leave for his two main bands Sludge and Samael, recruit a new guy for the job, Blaise and start working on asecond album.

CATTLE TRUCK was "home-recorded" in spring 2004 at Bellefontaine Studio, Lausanne and mixed in three days by Fredrik Nordström (Soilwork, Opeth, At the Gates), then mastered by Peter In de Betou (Dimmu Borgir, Entombed, Nine).

Still on the RRRecords, this second effort was released in Europe (with distribution in most western territories) by the end of 2004 and warmly received by many magazines and webzines in Europe and elsewhere.

After some cool shows in 2005 with the likes of Dillinger Escape Plan, Unsane and Cult Of Luna and a memorable apparition at the Fury Fest Festival, KRUGER has cooked a new heavy and loaded dose of modern noise metal for their third opus REDEMPTION THROUGH LOOSENESS which was released this spring on LISTENABLE RECORDS.

The recording session were once again completed in Lausanne, Switzerland, at Bellefontaine studio by J.Fehlmann and J.Kovaks. Kurt ballou (Converge, Cave In...) took care of the mix and Alan Douches (Mastodon, DEP, Nile) handled the mastering duties.

Gloomy and dark, yet overwhelmingly powerful, this new 9-track album drowns the band's acknowledged influences (Breach, Entombed, Tool, Godflesh, Neurosis) in an intense magma of shredding metallurgic charges, drilling vocal turpitudes and desperate naked heaviness. Thematically still stuck in out-of-subject considerations and cynical bottle stories, KRUGER drive faster and louder, crashing the post-hardcore clichés in their way.

Have a drink, relax, be loose. Redemption: it's the Kruger way.