Newmarket, ON-based progressive/ heavy metal band, It Cometh has released their new single, “Krampus”, which will be featured on their upcoming full-length album, which is a follow-up to the 5-song EP, God Hotel that was released in April 2019.
The song “Krampus” was mixed/ produced by our guitarist, Klaus Tubanos, & Mastered by Noah Mintz @ Lacquer Channel in June 2021. The video was created and edited by bassist Martin Dorgan and singer Charlie Sackett, with artwork by Charlie as well.
The song was born in spite, from a request to write a metal Christmas song.
Krampus is the oft-forgotten, scary shadow name of the dark being of Krampusnacht, which predates Christianity. Unlike St. Nicholas, who rewarded the good children, Krampus was responsible for violently punishing sinful children, in German/Pagan tradition, and is depicted as a half-man/half-animal.
Check out the video below, and find out more about It Cometh via our Five Questions With segment.
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
We are It Cometh. We are a progressive metal band, we do costumes and corpse paint, and we try to summon a demon named Balsamus at live shows. It’s a fun time.
Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.
We bring in a lot of different influences between the four of us, and I think that shows through in our music. Typically one of us will come in with a rough idea for a song or a few riffs, then we all build it out from there. It’s very much a team effort.
How have you been keeping creative during the Pandemic?
We have been stockpiling ideas for songs and sharing ideas online. We will often build on each other’s ideas and themes. We gather material/ or sources of information and organize ideas together.
If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?
Terminal Ward, probably. It’s the catchiest one.
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?
There are several- it’s tough to name just a few, so in our area in York Region, there is Throne the Wolves and Hysterics. Their live sets always have fun energy and very tight musicianship. Check out the Throne to the Wolves single Disease! On a more well-known level, we like Anvil and Rush.
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.