For fans of Dissection, Naglfar, Lord Belial, early Ancient, early Dark Tranquillity
H.P. Lovecraft Black Metal CRAFTEON Announce More Dates (CO/WY/UT)
Streaming New Track “Dagon”
Debut Album “Cosmic Reawakening” Out Aug 25th
Photo Credit – Boutte Photography & Design
Denver, CO’s CRAFTEON announce additional show dates in support of their debut “Cosmic Reawakening” on August 25th, which includes opening for Inquisition and UADA in Denver on September 7th (all dates listed below).
CRAFTEON 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. Their debut “Cosmic Reawakening” features eight tracks 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.
CRAFTEON have released two singles off the the release “What The Moon Brings” and “Dagon”, which can be heard at the following links:
“What The Moon Brings” – https://www.youtube.com/
“Cosmic Reawakening” album pre-order available at https://crafteon.bandcamp.
Aug 25 – Denver, CO @ Lost Lake – info (CD release show) w/ Sar Isatum, Amdusias, Solarfall
Aug 26 – Cheyenne, WY @ Peterfest – info w/ Horde of Draugr, Plaguehammer, Wodens Wrath
Sept 3 – Fort Collins, CO @ Surfside 7 – info w/ Endlight, Infinite Conscious
Sept 7 – Denver, CO @ Roxy Theatre – info w/ Inquisition, UADA, Volahn, Sar Isatum
Sept 29 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Ancient Mariner – info w/ Sceptres, Oaken Throne, Tovenaar
Oct 27 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Club X – info w/ Principium, Envenom, Unceremonial
1. The Outsider (5:21)
2. What The Moon Brings (4:14)
3. The Temple (5:09)
4. Dagon (5:10)
5. The Colour Out of Space (6:06)
6. The White Ship (5:25)
7. From Beyond (5:52)
8. The Whisperer In The Darkness (6:08)
Album Length: 42:28
“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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“Crafteon are about to self-release their debut album, Cosmic Reawakening, and it’s one that should definitely be on your radar if you’re a fan of black metal or legendary horror author, H.P. Lovecraft. From the moment you hit play on the album, you’re immediately transported into a melodic and mystical world that Crafteon builds on across all 8 tracks, and leaves you wanting more.” – Metal Injection
“The lyrics are indeed Lovecraftian in their evocation of blood-chilling horror. And the music effectively captures the terrifying and grandiose drama of the words, with a pulsating, yowling riff that gets its hooks in fast and cracked, strangled vocals that are monstrously ugly and rise up in flames of delirious anguish.” – No Clean Singing
“Unlike many other bands who claim to be inspired by a certain subject or person, Crafteon do a fantastic job of capturing the spirit of Lovecraft while still making incredibly exciting black metal.” – Games, Brrraaains & A Headbanging Life
“Black metal based on H.P. Lovecraft you say? Is there any better combination? Of course there isn’t! And that’s exactly what Crafteon peddle, a brand of melodic black metal rich in Cthulhu’s and other sticky monster stuff… High drama prevails as Crafteon expertly craft a journey that’s fantastical and feverish in its intensity and its genius lies in its subterfuge. You see, Cosmic Reawakening creeps up on you, unnerving, hideous yet strangely hypnotic and its horrors appear to lurk under the surface, masked by melody. To quote the great man himself, “with only a slight churning to mark its rise to the surface, the thing slid into view above the dark waters. Vast, Polyphemus-like, and loathsome””. – Worship Metal
“one of the most memorable black metal albums ever.” – Disagreement.net