Almost a year on from the release of their debut album, Altars, and following an acclaimed set at Bloodstock festival this past weekend, KROH have returned with a brand new release that showcases the Birmingham-based five-piece at their best. Pyres will be set free into the world on Friday, October 13, 2017 via Devizes Records.
Primary songwriter and KROH mastermind, Paul Kenney, has demonstrated his eclectic influences on this latest release as he aims to match Portishead with My Dying Bride, Adam and the Ants with Mayhem. The indelible blueprint laid down by his previous bands – Mistress and Fukpig – have been overlaid by a desire to create something with a much more pop-oriented vibe.
Paul comments “The track Rigor Mortis came from an At The Gates type riff that Paul (Harrington, guitar) originally wrote for Anaal Nathrakh. In its original form it was twice the speed and meant to be played over blast beats. I was trying out an idea that I wanted to be like a Bangles song – so we slowed it down to half time, and got the song I had envisioned. The whole release comes from a mindset of thinking about what Mayhem’s De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas would sound like minus blast beats, and put into a pop format with clean vocals.” Continue reading