Krokodil

Band Background

“MOSTLY BEARDS AND RIFFS…”

That’s the Krokodil modus operandi, according to the band.

Actually, not every one of the six musicians is the guardian of a well-thatched chin, but when it comes to The Riffs… there’s no shortage…

Signed to Spinefarm Records worldwide and featuring members & previous members of Cry For Silence, Hexes, Gallows & SikTh, Krokodil have just put the seal on their debut studio album, set for release this autumn; with all of the personnel coming complete with ‘other lives’, it’s taken a genuine commitment to the cause to launch something new, plus a collective excitement at what that ‘something new’ might be… in this case, a record that, according to Krokodil guitarist Daniel P Carter of Radio One Rock Show and Hexes repute, “will be the start of something pretty special…”.

As with any fiendish plan, it didn’t come together straight away; there was talking and plotting to be done, plus a certain amount of late night drinking. Of course, the trouble with ideas exchanged over a few beers (then a few more), is they can sometimes look a lot less viable in the morning, but in this case the seeds had been well an’ truly sewn…

What followed was selective UK dates to road-test the material they were coming up with, but it was an appearance at the Download festival (2013) that properly lit the fuse – a high-profile launch-point, and a show that made it clear that the chemistry was indeed right; the arrival of an inflatable crocodile onstage and, more significantly, a member of Mastodon wearing a Krokodil shirt, proved that the rock ‘n’ roll grapevine was already a-buzz…

“Yeah, that was the point where we realised we had to stop talking about the band and start being a band,” confirms Carter. 

With UK festival appearances lined up throughout the summer, including Sonisphere (July), Bloodstock (August) & Alt Fest (August), then touring in the autumn to follow, Krokodil are now ready to firmly plant their flag; and – like the beards – Those Riffs will only be getting bigger…

 

DatesVenueCity
6 Jul '14 Sonisphere festival Knebworth Park United Kingdom Book tickets
8 Aug '14 Bloodstock Festival Catton Park United Kingdom Book tickets
16 Aug '14 Alt Fest Kettering United Kingdom Book tickets
22 Nov '14 O2 Guildhall Southampton United Kingdom Book tickets
24 Nov '14 Academy Manchester United Kingdom Book tickets
25 Nov '14 O2 Academy Newcastle United Kingdom Book tickets
26 Nov '14 O2 Academy Glasgow United Kingdom Book tickets
28 Nov '14 O2 Academy Brixton London United Kingdom Book tickets
29 Nov '14 O2 Academy Birmingham United Kingdom Book tickets
1 Dec '14 Rock City Nottingham United Kingdom Book tickets
2 Dec '14 O2 Academy Bristol United Kingdom Book tickets

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