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Khroma – Slaves
Emerging from the depths of 2020 with a brand new single, Helsinki electronic groove metal outfit Khroma are here to deliver an assaulting soundtrack of cinematic atmospheres and ambiences, down tuned guitar patterns and pulsating trip hop and drum’n bass beats.
‘Slaves’ is the new single taken from Khroma’s forthcoming album, set for a 2021 release. The new music video for the downtuned electro-metal track was filmed over the course of 40 shows and 10 countries, when the young Finnish quartet supported Jinjer on their Macro Tour in 2019. The footage captures the energy and chaos that Khroma delivered night after night and proves they’re laying the foundations to build upon with their new release.
The band says this about the new single, which unintentionally had a relatively prophetic message for the state of 2020….
“Slaves was written as a story about an unknown contagious phenomenon taking over the world… little did we know that a few short months later we would be dealing with with the real thing! It is about the end of the world, as are all other songs on our forthcoming third album as well- so let‘s hope that doesn’t come true either!“
This fusion of Khroma’s influences is further explored lyrically as the band tackles countercultural issues of disillusionment, fatalism and despondency. Khroma want to inflict their music and their message onto fans in 2021, starting now.
Khroma have implied that the sound on the forthcoming album is a heavier yet more accessible symphony of chaos.
Riku the vocalist says“The sound of our new music, although more accessible, is still going to be heavier than the apocalypse”.
More details on Khroma’s forthcoming album will be announced in due course.
Helsinki based electro-groove-metal act Khroma are emerging as a band to watch within the experimental metal scene. So far, Khroma has released 2 full-length albums (Stasis, 2016; Collapse, 2014) and is getting ready to release their third album, due for release in early 2021.
Khroma has toured in Europe on numerous occasions, most lately with the Ukranian metal machine Jinjer in 2019, supporting them on their Macro European Tour, expanding to +10 countries and 40 shows.
SLAVES is the second single and music video taken from the upcoming Khroma album. The song was written in 2019 as a prophetic vision of a world taken over by an unknown multi-platform organism. The song was performed every night during the Jinjer Macro EU tour.
Khroma have supported the likes of Jinjer, Gojira, 3Teeth, Adept and Eskimo Callboy on tour, and played live at Euroblast, Tuska Open Air and Hokuo Metal Fest in Tokyo.
Antti Honka: drums & visual design
Maarik Leppä: bass
Mikko Merilinna: Guitars & keys
Riku Rinta-Seppälä: Vocals & electronics