Crafteon - What the Moon Brings (Cosmic Reawakening)
"That is not dead which can eternal lie yet with strange aeons even death may die." – H.P Lovecraft 'The Nameless City'
H.P. Lovecraft (1890-1937), creator of the Cthulu Mythos, was the most influential horror writer of the 20th century. Indeed, no less a talent than Stephen King said Lovecraft was 'the 20th Century's greatest practitioner of the classic horror tale.' Lovecraft's ability to evoke brooding otherworldly horror is unsurpassed and has influenced a great many heavy metal artists from Iron Maiden and Black Sabbath to Metallica. Yet no band has ever paid tribute to Lovecraft with the same degree of scope and immersion as the appropriately CRAFTEON.
CRAFTEON is the conception of vocalist and guitarist Lord Mordiggian. A teacher of literature, Lord Mordiggian was inspired to create an entire album inspired by his favourite writer H.P. Lovecraft.
Musically inspired by the likes of Shining, Dissection, Nyktalgia, Cradle of Filth and Iron Maiden, Lord Mordiggian describes the sound of CRAFTEON as 'rough-hewn, distraught, mucilaginous, archival and multiplanar.'
CRAFTEON's debut album "Cosmic Reawakening" features eight tracks inspired by classic Lovecraft tales such as 'The Outsider', 'Dagon', and 'From Beyond'. CRAFTEON have achieved the unachievable in crafting music to match the stories, indeed, such are their storytelling prowess and their style of music could be dubbed Bardic Black Metal. Lord Mordiggian is optimistic about the album's reception and there is more music to come.
"I expect the general fans of black metal to enjoy the influence of early Swedish black metal...This band will remain in the realm of Lovecraft and at least his genre, and considering he has hundreds of other stories, the music to come in the future is virtually limitless as far as the concept goes. I already have several songs in the works for the sophomore album, and this time the other band members are contributing their own original pieces as well."
CRAFTEON's debut album "Cosmic Reawakening" is due out August 25, 2017.