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Biography : Kråke

Kråke was conceived as an idea already in 2007 by original founders and brothers, Dreugh and Beist. From the brothers hailing from Kopervik on the west coast of Norway the idea was to create the best possible symphonic & atmospheric black metal they could possibly achieve. It took 5 years in the making, but the result is nothing short of impressing. “Conquering Death” is a remarkably strong and well produced debut record from a band that no doubt will leave their mark on the genre in the future.

Kråke is Norwegian for 'Crow', an animal known as a mythical creature throughout history and cultures. Especially as a herald of woe, a sign of death, but also wisdom.

Inspired by this the band strive to compose music which cover a wide variety of emotions, from anger and pride to anguish and despair. Inspiration is also sought from any source better enabling them to produce the music they want to create, be it classical and soundtrack music, literature and nature imagery. The lyrical themes are based around the darker aspects of life and the certainty of death, as for the actual music you will find links to bands like Dimmu Borgir, Old Man's Child, Bal-Sagoth and even bands like Type O Negative.

The recording of their debut album has been a long process. Mainly due to the fact that the music for 'Conquering Death' is in its entirety composed, recorded, engineered and finally mixed by Dreugh himself in the bands own studio, Gainland Studios. Everything is done by Dreugh, from guitar and bass to orchestra and drums. All lyrics and vocal arrangements are by Beist.

Source : http://www.indierecordings.net/news/news.php?id=135