The Metal Asylum Talks To… KRACK!

Can you tell us about the origin of the band name, a history of the band and a little bit about the various members?

The band Krack was created at the end of 2020 in France and is centred around its singer who decides which instrumentals to work on, writes the lyrics and performs the songs. This project was supposed to be a simple side project of a metal band (Frejya) enabling the singer to express his hip-hop influences. However, the interest of our entourage for the first songs released permitted the project to materialize and to constitute a crew.

Also, if the project is managed by the singer there is an artistic director (Mathias), a person in charge of the mix/mastering (torpeur_beats) and a video director (sebastienk_arts). It is important to note that the last two people are from the hip-hop scene.

Are you all from the same area? How did you get together as a band?

The singer and Mathias are childhood friends who played together in different metal bands in the south of France, in Marseille. Torpeur_beats as well as Sebastienk_arts come from the Paris area and joined the project as soon as the first songs were recorded.

Who are your favourite artists/bands and how have they influenced your own sound?

We listen to a lot of music, especially extreme and aggressive music, which can range from death metal to hip hop to electro. Our main influences are the nu-metal scene from the 90s and the current trap-metal scene.

So, bands like Korn, Deftones… have influenced us as much as Ghostemane, Scarlxrd or City Morgue. The vocals are very much inspired by death metal, rap and grime styles and screams from progressive metal (Meshuggah…).

Did you always have the ambition to be a musician and in a band or did you originally have other plans?

If the three other members are musicians who have made a living, the singer was a semi-professional sportsman (basketball) before turning to music. For all the project members it is truly a passion that permits us to express our deepest feelings.

What songs or albums are on your current playlist?

In metal, the latest from Meshuggah is amazing, the EP from Ten 56 is great, and the singles from Darko US are great to me. I also listen to Montionless in White and Left to Suffer.

In other styles, I listen to a lot of hyperpop like Lil Mariko or Cobrah; a lot of trap with the latest Ghostemane, and a lot of UK Drill.

Do you sing in the shower?

Yes, I do my vocals in the shower but as I live alone I often sing all over my apartment.

Do you have any plans for the band for this year and into next year?

Krack’s first EP will be released at the same time as the release of the next music video at the end of the year. Krack’s second EP is almost finished and will be released in 2023.

Do you currently have any new songs/albums ready to be released?

20 songs are already recorded and mixed and will be released gradually.

If you could play at any venue in the world where would you choose?

The Bercy hall in Paris. If it is not the best concert hall in the world, to be able to play there just once would be a sign of the success of a style of music that remains very confidential in my country.

Do you have a favourite album? If so, what is it?

Issues by Korn. Incredible power, sensitivity and rhythm. A must listen.

Do you have any guilty pleasure songs/albums?

I must admit I still listen to Limp Bizkit and am a big fan of Lil Nas X. Being part of the LGBT community I listen to a lot of artists that stand for our colours without necessarily being a huge fan of their musical styles.

If you were putting together the greatest show on earth, who would be playing?

Musically I would do a metal stage with all my favorite artists: Korn, Will Haven, Deftones, Meshuggah, Motionless in White, Ten 56, Tool, Left to Suffer and Wage War.

A rock scene with Thrice, Chevelle and Seether.

A hip-hop scene with Snow Tha Product, Method Man, Lil Nas X, Ghostemane, Scarlxrd, City Morgue, Scythegang 666.

An electro scene with Gesaffelstein, Carpenter Brut, Noisia, Zardonic.

Can you remember the first album you bought with your own money? What was it and do you still have it?

Darkane, Rusted Angel, another classic. It remains at my parents’ house but I still listen to it regularly, The Rape Of Mankind is one of my favourite songs.

As your fans will be reading this, is there any message you would like to send out to them?

Besides the violence of the music, Krack wants to spread a message of freedom and inclusion. The band members come from very different geographical, cultural and musical backgrounds; even our sexual orientations differ; but what brings us together is our willingness to go beyond the boundaries of what is conventional, to free ourselves from our societal brakes.

Our subjects are very diverse but we hope that our listeners will retain the main message: be who you want to be and accept the other as he is.

Finally, let us know all your social media sites so your fans, old and new, can find and follow/like you!

Our Instagram page:

Our Youtube channel:

Our Spotify :

We, at The Metal Asylum, would like to thank you for your time. Is there is anything further that you would like to add?

Thank you for your interview and the support for the project. We are a very young project and this kind of support means a lot to us.

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