Posts Tagged ‘Krampus’


August 3rd, 2012

KRAMPUS have just released a “track by track” of their entire new album, Survival of the Fittest. KRAMPUS take their lyrical themes very serious as they reflect struggles of current world issues. Check out the explanation behind each track by singer Filippo and violinist Marika.

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Their first full-length effort, Survival Of The Fittest, has been produced by KRAMPUS’ charismatic frontman Filippo Gianotti himself at Udine’s legendary Blackmirror Studios and is set for release in late August 2010. Shortly after the release, KRAMPUSwill embark on their first extensive European tour, joining Wintersun and Korpiklaani on 2012’s edition of the hugely successful Heidenfest tour.KRAMPUS’Declaration:
Krampus, the winter demon, has survived the repression of the modern gods. Born from shame for the mankind decay, under the cold breeze in the shades of the Alps, we join him in his dealing out of the fallible human’s just deserts. Like roots breaking concrete, we shake minds dulled by the weakness of present society. We fight fearlessly for our beliefs, aiming to give back at least some of what has been taken from mother nature. We kindle the embers hidden inside each and every one of you, choked by the lies of nations: Embers of Honour, Pride, Traditions, and Freedom.“The best Folk Metal Newcomer there is, with a hell of a strong album! Melodic, catchy, heavy, diverse!” – Merlin/ELUVEITIE

Track by Track:

Music Video for “Kronos’ Heritage”:

Album trailer:

Song “Kronos’ Heritage“:

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KRAMPUS joins Heidenfest 2012

March 17th, 2012

In the last couple of years, the Heidenfest turned out to be a unique and not-to-be-missed tour package when it comes to the biggest names in the field of heathen/viking metal and bands offering you the best in between war anthems and drinking horn frenzy! Which is why the 2012 line up looks like the wet dream of every heathen metal warrior again:

Headlining will be mighty genre legends WINTERSUN from Finland! It took mastermind Jari Mäenpää and his brethren exactly one album to write folk and melodic death metal history: “Wintersun” came out in 2004 and will be followed by a new milestone around the tour.

“We are very excited to announce that we are going to be headlining the 2012 Heidenfest Tour in October. There was some setbacks with the album during the winter (again), but as usual we have managed to ram through them. (Big thanks to our management for helping us through the tough times!). I´ve been mixing my ass off and things are going smooth and steady now and the album will be released late summer. Stay tuned for bigger updates about the album (or should we say “albums”, wink wink!)“ Jari and the Wintersun boys, cheers!

Fellow Finns KORPIKLAANI have an equally impressive fan base to boast and with albums such as “Ukon Wacka” (2011) they deliver the goods in a party-friendly “Pelimanni metal” way! Rising German force VARG on the other hand call their troops to war with some powerful pagan metal tunes while Norwegians TROLLFEST up the ante with a healthy dose of black humour – and supreme folky heaviness! TROLLFEST will be releasing their brand new album “Brumlebassen” on August 24 and VARG will unleash their new beast on October 19, right in time for the HEIDENFEST tour!

Opening act on this tour will be Italian modern folk metal outfit KRAMPUS, who won the Rock The Nation award 2011. KRAMPUS offer an eclectic array of folk sounds with the usage of bagpipes, flutes, whistles, violins, and the Irish Bouzouki partnered with the modern metal sounds of heavy guitars, aggressive vocals, and melodic keyboards. In addition to creating a new breed of sound, KRAMPUS´ focus on their lyrical content while addressing themes such as issues with humanity and nature, and environmental awareness. They´ll be appearing on this years edition of METALCAMP festival in August and the same month they´ll be releasing their long-awaited debut album. Fear the Krampus!

This package already looks flawless – but there are some very special guests yet to be announced! So keep your eyes peeled and check regularly where you can also order your tickets!

HEIDENFEST 2012 – the ultimate party-program with several highlights, new albums, new music which will spice up your misty Autumn and mood! Cheers!


Presented by Metal Hammer, Legacy, Noizeletter, Musix, X-tra-X,, BLAST!


+ SPECIAL GUESTS at extended shows*

19.10.2012 DE – Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle *Extended Show*
20.10.2012 DE – Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn *Extended Show*
21.10.2012 NL – Tilburg, 013 *Extended Show*
22.10.2012 CH – Pratteln, Z7
24.10.2012 IT – Bologna, Estragon
25.10.2012 AT – Wien, Gasometer
26.10.2012 DE – Leipzig, Hellraiser
27.10.2012 CZ – Prague, KD Vltavska
28.10.2012 PL – Krakow, Studio
29.10.2012 DE – Hamburg, Markthalle
30.10.2012 DE – Berlin, Postbahnhof
31.10.2012 DE – Munich, Backstage
01.11.2012 DE – Saarbrücken, Garage
02.11.2012 DE – Geiselwind, Music Hall *Extended Show*
03.11.2012 DE – Gießen, Hessenhallen *Extended Show*
04.11.2012 BE – Antwerp, Trix


Tickets will be on sale April 2nd!


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Krampus releases Kronos’ Heritage!

August 21st, 2011


Italy’s fast rising melodic death folk metal band KRAMPUS have just released their highly anticipated follow up to Shadows of Our Time in the form a killer three song EP titled Kronos’ Heritage.

The band is coming off a summer full of European Festivals and are looking to make waves again with this new release.  KRAMPUS is at the forefront of the fast emerging folk metal scene and are a force to be reckoned with.

As with all of KRAMPUS‘s music, the band has a powerful message behind the lyrics as they deal with the ever changing state of humanity, nature, and social issues.  As clearly seen in the lyrics, the band is adamant about making their fans aware of the current state of the world and bringing to light the need for change and for humanity to take responsibility for itself as the world heads into darker times.

In addition, the band will film a music video with director Andrea Guarascio (Elvenking, Caparezza) at the helm for the albums title track, “Kronos’ Heritage”.


Krampus - Kronos’ Heritage

Krampus - Kronos’ Heritage

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