The band CRAFTEON from Denver is the conception of vocalist, guitarist, and teacher of literature Lord Mordiggian who was inspired to create an entire album influenced by his favorite writer H.P. Lovecraft. Lovecraft’s ability to evoke brooding otherworldly horror has influenced a great many heavy metal artists from Iron Maiden and Black Sabbath to Metallica. Yet no band has ever paid tribute to Lovecraft with the same degree of scope and immersion as the appropriately named CRAFTEON. Their debut album, called Cosmic Reawakening, was recently released on August 25, and is based on classic H.P. Lovecraft tales such as “The Outsider”, “Dagon” and “From Beyond.” Lord Mordiggian commented on the release, “This recording prudently recounts an antiquarian bundle of peculiar short stories authored by the famed American horror writer, H.P. Lovecraft, featuring a blasphemous potpourri of amorphous black metal enmeshed with spurious, assonant passages of hope juxtaposed and vanquished by discordant strains of utter despair and madness.” Achieving the unachievable in crafting music to match the stories, CRAFTEON can be best described as Bardic Black Metal and for fans of Dissection, Naglfar, Lord Belial, early Ancient, and early Dark Tranquillity. CRAFTEON’s other band members are Fthaggua on lead guitar and backing vocals, Ithaqua on bass and backing vocals, and Rhagorthua on drums. Endlight and Infinite Conscious join CRAFTEON at Surfside 7 in Fort Collins on Sunday, September 3 at 9 p.m. Tickets are $7 and the first five attendees receive a free pint of Odell beer.
Boutique, student-oriented housing property, LOKAL, opens its doors August 15 at 1201 W. Plum Street, next to the CSU campus. At 96% pre-leased and in the final phase of construction, LOKAL has quickly attracted students to its state-of-the-art complex, designed to connect residents to “all things local,” including food, art, music, and entertainment, while providing a modern, fun take on student living. The property has 194 beds and a total […]
On June 24 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the beautiful Gardens on Spring Creek, Crossroads Safehouse will host their Summer BBQ event, featuring acclaimed musician, Liz Barnez. All proceeds will benefit Crossroads Safehouse, a comprehensive domestic violence services agency, which is a Fort Collins-based, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Since 1980, Crossroads Safehouse has helped abused men, women and children by providing safety, shelter, personal assistance, and resources in order to […]
Fort Collins’ newest running club is a celebration of all that makes Colorado wonderful. Their mission is to provide a fun, informal and safe atmosphere for runners of all stripes to mingle and experience all that makes Colorado’s Front Range the pinnacle of Western Civilization. NFCRC meets on a rotating basis at different watering holes where runners can enjoy discount refreshments. The club also hosts a monthly raffle with contributions […]