Kratornas – Devoured By Damnation (2016)
PR Rep – Jon Asher – ashermedia(@)gmail.com – AsherMediaRelations.com
For fans of Black/Grind, Beherit, (old) Bathory, Usurper, Aura Noir, Sodom
Release Date: December 8, 2016
Label: Grathila Records
“The raw and rapid fire fire intensity of the track is worth checking out if you want a lot more nihilism to kickstart or pre-emptively finish your November. The drums are psycho! And that solo!”- Metal Riot
“This particular sample, “Dead Burning Christ”, is a tight and unrelenting barrage of chaotic percussion, exceptionally dark vocal passages, and impressive lead guitar work.” – Nine Circles
“it’s fast, it’s aggressive and blasphemous!” – Metal Recusants
“If hatred, evil, blasphemy, vengeance, violence and total negativity is what you are, then here is your soulmate: hate and blasphemy is at the center of the KRATORNAS black metal music…This album features 10 pulverizing high octane tracks meant for fans of brutal Black Metal and Grindcore combined!” – Metal Bulletin
“Kratornas cranks out the sacrilege and chaos like Absu on speed…The solos are madness on this record, as are most of the riffs. This is certainly one of the fastest extreme metal records of the year. I also dig the staccato vocals…If you’re looking for some brain-melting blackened thrash and grind to scare off most of your loved ones, look no further…it manages to rival the most extreme albums of the year.” – Metal Trenches
“There are a lot of bands that are evil and sound like they came straight from hell, but not all of those bands have the potential to instill fear into Jesus and that is what Kratornas has the ability to do…Devoured By Damnation is the name of their new blasphemous release and this ten track record is just enough to make the blood boil of Christ himself. Each song sounds as though evil incarnate has been pumped into them and when played they unleash a hellish fury…With their brand of chaotic black metal combined with some grindcore, Kratornas aim to rip the faces off of anyone who comes within earshot. ” – Cadaver Garden
“Kratornas is ripping barbaric death metal in the vein of older Krisiun, Angelcorpse and Impiety.” – wormwood Chronicles
Bursting out of the metal underground with a third-world fury not seen since the mighty Sepultura unleashed their seminal ‘Beneath ‘The Remains’, Kratornas are set to make a devastating onslaught on the world of metal.
If any band has ever earned its chance it is Kratornas, the brainchild of a certain Zachariah. He began Kratornas in the early 90’s despite dealing with problems many Western bands never encounter like crime, corruption, poverty, lack of equipment, or even an outlet to buy records! Truly we can see why Kratornas are inspired by real-life horrors. Zachariah’s love of metal was born from tape-trading. To put Zachariah’s glacial patience in perspective, after many primitive demos, Kratornas’ debut album was finally released in 2007! In 2011, Zachariah left the Philippines to seek a place more friendly to his art, finally settling in Canada.
Kratornas’ new album, ‘Devoured By Damnation’ is the first that was properly recorded. The music is inspired by ‘Bathory, Deicide, Sadus, Terrorizer and Vader’ and will ‘treat listeners like punching bags!’, it’s sound being ‘raw, primitive, deranged, high octane, fast, a combination of grindcore, raw black metal, death metal punch and thrash metal riffs.
‘Devoured By Damnation’ is due out December 8th via Grathila Records.