Crone of War's sophomore album "A Murder of Crows"
Crone of War is a groove/thrash metal band from Northern Ontario. They have two albums to date, "Beneath Grey Skies" released May of 7th 2016, also "A Murder of Crows" released November 1st, 2019.
Crone of War was considered the underdogs in 927 Rocks 2015 Rock Band Rumble yet surprised the masses by coming out on top and winning. They are bringing metal back to the forefront and looking to enlighten the World with their heavily grooved soundscapes.
Crone of war was born in the frigid north region of Sudbury, ON on January 31st, 2015. They had other monikers previously including, Death Ryder & Kronawar. They also had other members at one time.
With twenty originals already on the playlist and a few more in the works, these guys are working hard towards adding some new sound for all of those who share in their metal passion.
Joe Greco and Craig Moggy were introduced by a fellow friend and guitar player named Gary Desormeaux, who also co-wrote 4 of the 10 tracks on "Beneath Grey Skies". At this point the band went through 2 name changes, Having an opportunity to open for Anvil, they quickly named themselves Death Ryder. After some thought, they later became Kronawar. Three of these songs are massively reworked versions of Gary and Craig's former band "Misfire" from the 2006-2008 era. Joe, Gary and Craig tried many drummers and eventually Joe met Dylan Nantais while shopping for Auto Parts. Dylan auditioned and was an instant match. This line up only played one show together. Gary eventually left the band and focused on his family.
Shortly thereafter, Dylan pointed out the similarities between Kronawar and another band name... Thus on January 31st, 2015, Craig Moggy, Joe Greco and Dylan Nantais became Crone of War.
Since this inception took place, Crone of War has won 927 Rock's 2015 Rock Band Rumble, opened for the punk rock puppet show Green Jelly, Finland's Kalmah with Canada's 2015 Wacken Winners, Vesperia . In June of 2016 the also opened for Act of Defiance with Saskatchewan's Untimely Demise. They also played the main stage at Sudbury Metal Fest 7 & 8. These are just to name a few of their performances.
Unfortunately Dylan Nantais left in August of 2017 to pursue a life in Ottawa.
On November 1st of 2019, Crone of War is back with their sophomore release, "A Murder of Crows". Their new drummer, Marc Tessarolo, fills the role of Percussionist now. On to the Future we go!
Before we go on any further, we would like to introduce you to this tight band of metal brothers...
Joe Greco - Joe is a guitar shredding machine. Previously he also played in a metal band called "Black Friday" which won the 2010 Q92 Rock Band Rumble thanks to his writing contribution and rhythm techniques. Joe has a powerful presence himself but musically also presents you with a wall of sound that will knock you off your feet, producing some of the heaviest riffs and leads, If ever given the chance, don’t forget to ask about his Dime Bag dive bombs (something about flicking boogers and F-bombs). Since Joe picked up the guitar at 18, he has never looked back.
Craig Moggy - Craig has a voice chalked full of gruff and yet clarity when needed, and a hard core love for bass in all it's playable formats. Craig's speed and versatility impresses and when your not expecting it, he'll throw in something melodic. He has mastered the art of separating the voice from the fingers giving you some slick playing while letting his lyrics fly. He grew up in Sudbury yet spent 5 years in London Ontario in a Funk Fusion band called "Baked in Pi". He started playing bass at the age of 14.
Marc Tessarolo has redefined Crone of War's drum sound, adding his unique style to the old and an unforgiving assault to the new... Marc joined Crone of War in the summer of 2018. Please give a heavy-metal-set-of-horns welcome to our newest member as he fills the role of Percussionist.