Chakora - "Fractured Place"


New Release: New Album "Fractured Place", Released on May 10 via M&O Music

Chakora's Groove Metal Revival

If you’ve been skulking around the European metal scene since 2015, chances are you've felt the seismic tremors of Chakora, the German groove metal powerhouse. This ferocious four-piece, comprising Nikolaj Back (leadsinger and rhythmguitar), Chris (leasguitar), Steve (bass) and Kay (drums), has been making waves with their blistering sound and electrifying live performances. A band that doesn’t just play metal – they live it, breathe it, and pulverize it. Chakora burst onto the scene during the Aggressor Tour of 2015, sharing stages with heavyweights like Ektomorf.

From the get-go, they proved they weren’t just another band on the bill. Heads were banging, fists were pumping, and necks were sore the next day – a testament to Chakora’s ability to energize and enthrall. By the time they hit the road again for the Fury Tour in 2018, their reputation as crowd-pleasers was cemented. Their ability to keep the audience alive and kicking was nothing short of legendary.
What sets Chakora apart? It’s their seamless blend of groove-laden guitar riffs, face-melting old-school solos, and raspy, guttural vocals that could wake the dead. Nikolaj Back's guitar work is a masterclass in precision and power, while Steve Ely’s bass lines are as fat as a sumo wrestler after Thanksgiving dinner. Kay Hemmerich’s drumming is a relentless assault, vibrating through your very bones and commanding you to move.
And let’s not forget Christian Weber, whose vocal delivery is like a thunderstorm – you can’t help but feel its raw power. Chakora has managed to carve out a niche for themselves by reviving the spirit of metal from decades past. They’re a bridge between the raw, unfiltered aggression of the old school and the polished ferocity of the new. They’ve got the chops, the charisma, and the cojones to keep the metal torch burning bright. From a personal standpoint, Chakora is a band that’s hard to ignore.

Their live shows are an immersive experience, and their music is a visceral journey through the highs and lows of the human condition. They’ve got a sound that’s both nostalgic and refreshingly modern. As a die-hard metalhead, I can’t help but bang my head in approval.
Chakora is a testament to the undying spirit of metal. So, if you haven’t already, crank up the volume, put on your battle vest, and let Chakora take you on a ride through the annals of groove metal glory.
Trust me, it’s a trip you won’t regret. \m/