Candlelight Records is proud to announce the signing of Zatokrev, one of the most forward thinking and crushing bands in extreme music at the moment.
Zatokrev, hailing from Basel in Switzerland, was founded by Silvio Spadino (drums), Marco Grementieri (bass/samples) and Frederyk Rotter (guitar/vocals) in April 2002 to deliver a heavy load of dragging metal.
In 2003 they recorded a demo and started playing gigs. Through strong live performances they built up a reputation as an intense live band. After they recorded the self-titled debut album in their own rehearsal room, Zatokrev got a release through the UK label Codebreaker in September 2004 and got only positive reviews in music magazines around the whole of Europe. Later the album came out in North America and Canada through Earache Records, where it also got excellent reviews.
Zatokrev recorded a new full-length album with Serge Morattel at the Rec Studio in Geneva, where many great albums from bands like Knut, Shora or Impure Wilhelmina have been produced already. The album called "The Bat, The Wheel and a Long Road to Nowhere" has been mixed, mastered and co-produced by Raphaël Bovey, also known as drummer from the band Kruger, to give it the final punch.