Arisen New Era is the impending new full-length from French death metal legion and recent Unique Leader signees, KRONOS. Featuring a continuous textual reference to the gods of ancient civilizations, KRONOS punctures ears with a heightened level of dynamics accomplished by only by a select number of bands. Recorded, mixed and mastered by David Potvin at Dome Studios (Lyzanxia, Arcania, Under The Abyss etc.) in (appropriately) Angers, France, the nine-track Arisen New Era is a smoldering display of technical death metal barbarity adorned in the distinctive cover art of Pierre Alain (Withering Soul, Silentlie, Cyrax etc.).
“We are extremely happy to have our upcoming new album out on Unique Leader Records,” the band issues. “This is the perfect fit for KRONOS as we are huge fans of their output from the beginning. We’re proud to be next on the list. Arisen New Era will be, without any doubt, the most successful album from the band. The riffs are more powerful, technical and melodic than anything KRONOS has written thus far. Each song has its own identity and the epic side of the band is more present than ever before and backed by a great production. We are really looking forward its release and can’t wait to play these new tracks live!”
Set to drop late next month, the ear-reapers at No Clean Singing are very pleased to deliver the first official helping of Arisen New Era for communal consumption via a lyric video for fifth movement, “Klymenos Underwrath,” noting, “‘Klymenos Underwrath’ is carnage incarnate – an overpowering onslaught of rapid-fire drum and bass propulsion matched with flurries of jolting riffs and boiling guitar solos and accompanied by a fusillade of bestial growls. And yes, it includes an exotic Eastern melody that gives the song character and that will stay with you.”
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A name derived from the Greek god of time, Kronos (or Cronus), father of Zeus, KRONOS was forged over fifteen years ago in a small town in the Northeastern province of Alsace-Lorraine and quickly established a name for themselves based solely on their musical unity of harmony and violence. Following various personnel changes and musical investigation, the perpetrators of pandemonium recorded their first demo in 2000 and unleashed their self-produced Titan’s Awakening debut the following year. The recording lead to a union with French imprint Warpath Records. By the end of 2001, Titan’s Awakening was expelled once again into the world, this time with a brand new cover designed by Deather (Gurkkhas, Vital Remains, Angel Corpse) as well as a visually disquieting booklet. KRONOS later joined forces with Spanish label Xtreem Music run by Avulsed’s Dave Rotten, for the unleashing of their next two full-lengths. Second offering, Colossal Titan Strife was discharged in 2004 to the applause of underground critics in the proverbial know. Metal Crypt commended the band’s “diversified guitar work… intricate drum patterns… wicked guitar solos and.. good number of catchy yet non-compromising hooks,” further insisting, “This French outfit is definitely worth checking out,” while Sputnik Music championed, “an impressive album that shows off the capabilities of death metal done right. KRONOS managed to pack a metric ton of creativity into each song and you will barely hear the same riff twice.” Third offspring, The Hellenic Terror, emerged in April 2007 and served as an attestation of the band’s enormous capacity for skilled execution and originality. Said Metal Crypt in a near perfect review of the release, “KRONOS is one of the few death metal bands that manage to be melodic, brutal and still remain catchy as hell in their riffs and solos. This is definitely a must-have for fans of death metal.”