CRONE was conceived out of a musical collaboration between Phil “sG” Jonas and EMBEDDED drummer and guitarist Markus Renzenbrink. Both musicians wanted to explore musical horizons beyond the metal limits of their regular bands at the time. As a result the “Gehenna” EP was released in 2014 and sparked a first wave of interest. Critics labelled the first effort post-rock, post-punk, and even as shoegaze. The well-received debut full-length ‘Godspeed’ hit the streets in 2018 and its more focussed and consistent songs got mostly filed under “post-rock”.
With CRONE having been elevated to the main band of each protagonist, the band’s renewed focus and urgency is clearly audible on “Gotta Light?”. With Christian Schmidt a permanent keyboard player has been added to the line-up that now also features lead guitarist Kevin Olasz for added sparkle and sonic depth. From the ashes of SECRETS OF THE MOON a dark reborn phoenix is rising with CRONE and this bird of prey is ready to rock humanity’s unstoppable descent of madness: “Gotta Light?”