Krankheit is a sad condition, but the Austrian band Krankheit isn`t a sad experience to listen to. They deliver some very interesting dark music and the Kommunikation showcase this, and the track is taken from the album Gargantua.
3. Bett des Prokrustes
4. Des Kaisers neue Kleider
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_CmZSr2Wu47. Ave Maria
8. Exorzist (feat. Thy Antichrist)
«We are honored to announce that Austrian aark metal outfit KRrankeheit have signed a licensing deal with Wormholedeath for their album Gargantua, which will be released on September 30th, 2022».
After four years, two of them dominated by a pandemic and a challenging anniversary, with internal band restructuring, Krankheit are back with a new album. Gargantua, the successor to the third work Zerberus, sings about the dark sides and abysses in a typical Krankheit manner and forms a mirror of the current events of our contemporary history.
It is named after the character Gargantua from the novels by François Rabelais. An insatiable giant who vomits in greed and gluttony on the people and depicts a pastiche of them. Krankheit manage to stay true to their trademarks and at the same time venture into new musical realms. Martially driving guitar riffs as in Kommunikation reflect the usual catchy level of hardness of the band. Lyrically, the most important and most burning topic of all at the moment is put to the test here in the programmatically titled piece. Songs like Gargantua and Müll show that it’s becoming even more aggressive in general, which are interspersed with blast beats and shredding guitars.
With Bett Des Prokrustes and Ave Maria Krankheit show again that they are masters of their craft and plant themselves excellently in well-known classical compositions. The symbiosis between classic and dark metal is extensively celebrated and driven to extremes by Neid with its brutal ending. There are bluesy touches in Exorzist, to which Andres Vargas, singer of the black metal band Thy Antichrist, lends his haunting voice. The limits of the interpersonal relationship demons get a new face here. Gargantua takes the creation of Krankheit to the next level and prepares the ground for an eventful and complex future.
Founded in 2011, the Austrian dark metal band KRrnakheit are gradually working their way into the metal/goth scene. It is characteristic of the band’s style to resurrect old pieces and melodies from bygone eras (e.g. Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, etc.) and to combine them with the very own Krankheit sound.
«The abstract, zombie-like performance and the scary, menacing appearance of the musicians immediately create a very unique atmosphere», Musikmag.de (GER)
Current line up
Chris Präauer, Vocals
Tony Gassner, Drums