The Udine, Italy based Modern Folk Metal band KRAMPUS can safely be regarded as the most promising and fast-rising star in their genre, all the while further expanding the boundaries of Folk Metal as we know it. With no less than 8 band members and an extensive use of traditional folk instruments, they invite to draw comparisons to the very elite of bands that devote themselves to bringing together old and new. But unlike the majority of the latter, KRAMPUS face the future rather than the past - both musically and lyrically.
After no more than a few shows since their formation in 2010, KRAMPUS already drew crowds nearing the 1’000-mark in their hometown, and after having won the renowned Rock The Nation award 2011, they have found themselves signed to the record label NoiseArt and represented by one of Metal’s leading booking agencies, Rock The Nation. Their first full-length effort, Survival Of The Fittest, has been produced by KRAMPUS’s charismatic frontman Filippo Gianotti himself at Udine’s legendary Blackmirror Studios and is set for release on August 24, 2012. Shortly after the release, KRAMPUS will embark on their first extended European tour, joining Wintersun and Korpiklaani on 2012’s edition of the hugely successful Heidenfest tour.
"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.“ - KRAMPUS
1. Arise (The Day Of Reckoning)
2. Beast Within
6. The Bride
8. The Dance Of Lies
9. Kronos' Heritage
10. Shadows Of Our Time
11. Tears Of Stone
12. The Season Of Revenge (bonus track)