Koen B. : Avtomat-Kalashnikov-11 a.k.a. AK-11 just self-released their debut CD ‘Once Upon A Time In Europe’. The band nowadays is a three piece that started back in 2011 but began as a solo project for bassist / vocalist Valak. Under the AK-11 banner he released a six track digital demo entitled ‘Legendary, Demonic & Invincible’ and now the debut CD hit the streets. The best way to grab a physical or digital copy is by visiting the band’s Bandcamp page but the legendary Australian label Modern Invasion Music is selling their CD’s as well.
‘Once Upon A Time In Europe’ sounds like the mid Nineties when top notch black metal albums like ‘The Shadowthrone’, ‘Hostmorke’, ‘Those Of The Unlight’, ‘The Somberlain’, ‘The Secrets Of The Black Arts’ and ‘Enter The Moonlight Gate’ (to name only a few) were released. If you adore aformentioned albums you will pretty much enjoy AK-11’s first killer effort too because their music is just so grim, chilly and cold! I am pretty sure AK-11 may become Australia’s next interesting attractively ugly export product.