CRAVING celebrates record release with Epic "Blood Ov Franconia" music video!

  Van Muylem    22 mei 2023

Building upon the staggering success of their previous album, "By the Storm"CRAVING continues to awe audiences with their unique fusion of melodic black metal, melodic death metal, and traditional heavy metal epicness on stages of all sizes. This time, the album contains eight catchy to-the-point core songs and two bonus cover songs on the CD version: "Shum" by the Ukranian electro-folk band Go_A and "El Diablo" by Greek singer Elena Tsagrinou. The lyrics on "Call Of The Sirens" feature four different languages: German, English, Russian and Ukrainian. Along several high class guest musicians, the album also welcomes Cradle Of Filth guitarist Marek "Ashok" Šmerda with a solo on the "Gods Don't Negotiate" track.

To celebrate their new offering in glorious style, CRAVING has just premiered a music video for the final, epic album single "Blood Ov Franconia", a cultural hommage to the city of Bamberg, Germany!

"Can you survive one second without booze?" Says CRAVING singer & guitarist Ivan Chertov, who currently lives in Bamberg. "Well, the people from the city Bamberg in Bavaria seem not to be able to! The state has over 11 breweries in the city and over 40 in the surrounding area. During a year, one Bambergian is drinking approximately 280 liters of beer, the German average consumption per head is 110 liters.

So come and get wasted with us in Bamberg, the city of pregnant men at the iconic Schlenkerla tavern! This tune follows the more light-hearted yet powerful side of Craving and will be welcome at every Craving show further on! Powerful melodies meet black metal, death metal and a chorus that's fun to listen to!"

Events in the band's lives, the world, and in our society, which is more and more striving towards psychopathy, have inspired the band to write "Call Of The Sirens". The album is metaphorically following the irresistible voices of the sirens, the mythical creatures mentioned in Greek and many other mythologies, which lured people in by seductive behavior and ultimately killed them.

"Call Of The Sirens" was produced by CRAVING and once again mixed by Christoph Brandes at the Iguana Studios (Necrophagist, Finsterforst, The Spirit, Imperium Dekadenz etc.). As always, the cover artwork was created by the band's long-term friend and designer Andrej Bartulović / All Things Rotten.

Out now on Massacre Records, you can order your copy of "Call Of The Sirens" at THIS LOCATION!


1. Mich packt die Wut

2. Call Of The Sirens

3. Death March

4. Maiden Of The Sun (Дева Солнца II)

5. Blood Ov Franconia

6. Gods Don't Negotiate 

6. Prayer For The Rain

7. Star By Star

8. El Diablo (Elena Tsagrinou Cover)

9. Shum (Go_A Cover)

Album Line-Up:

Ivan Chertov - Vocals, Guitars, Orchestrations

Jonas Papmeier - Guitars

Leonid Rubinstein - Session Bass

Wanja Gröger - Drums

Guest Musicians:

Michelle Bouma: Vocals on "Call Of The Sirens"

Esther Sarai Devries: Vocals on "Call Of The Sirens"

Theresa Winterhalter: Vocals on "Death March"

Anita Janukiewicz: Vocals on "Shum"

Marek "Ashok" Šmerda (Cradle Of Filth): Guitar solo on "Gods Don't Negotiate"

Fabian Mofid: Orchestrations on "Prayer For The Rain"

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