Friday, 10 February 2012

Heavy Metal Band Profile : Krankenstein


Matt Roth - Vocals
Josef Sunderhaus - Guitar
Joe Morris - Guitar
Steve Hamons - Bass
Michael Scott - Drums

Ohio Thrash Metallers Krankenstein formed in the mid 1980s. Following on from some cover bands and a blues recording projectm Josef Sunderhaus began writing his own songs.

After being introduced to Matt Roth the pair teamed up as writing partners and once enough materal had been written the remaining band members were recruited and with a name thought up by Josef (although he is no longer sure how he came up with it!) Krankenstein was born.

Since then the band have released 4 Albums "One Foot In the Grave" 1989, "Krush Kill Destroy" 1992, "Theozoology" 1996 and "Dirt Nap" which although written in 2000 was not officially released until 2011. You can check out my review of "Dirt Nap" here and the band are currently working on a new album for release late 2012.

Josef Sunderhaus took the time to give Heavy Metal Bullet an insight...
"The Fans proceeded to try and flip over their tour bus, and yes I have it on film"
Heavy Metal Bullet (HMB): Who would you say your influences are?
Josef Saunderhaus (JS): Exodus, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Testament, UFO, Scorpions, Ritchie Blackmore, Urich Roth, Michael Schenker, Saxon, Motorhead and others

HMB: What was the first Heavy Metal Album you bought?
JS: Black Sabbath Vol. 4

HMB: What was the last Heavy Metal Album you bought?
JS: Death Angel

HMB: Do you own any albums you would be embarrassed to tell a metal head you own?
JS: Grass Roots

HMB: What's the strangest thing you have seen at a gig?
JS: We were opening for Shotgun Messiah at an outdoor show. After our set was over they refused to play due to a breach of contract by the promoter. The fans proceeded to try and flip over their tour bus, and yes I have it on film.

HMB: Any funny band related stories you would like to share?
JS: At a few shows on the first song, Matt would come running out on stage and fall off into the crowd, great way to start a show.

So check out the review and head over to the various sites and get yourself aquainted with Krankenstein,

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