KRASHKARMA plays songs with riffs, not riffs trying to be songs - with hooks Rick Rubin wished he would hear when he produced SLAYER. The male main vocalist provides the perfect playground for a female drummer who also sings and makes LINKIN PARK sound like BRITNEY SPEARS. Guaranteed goose bumps if you are not already dead...
Starting in 2005 under the name SUICIDE HOLIDAY, KRASHKARMA has independently booked 8 national tours, played over 250 shows, including Germany, produced two EPs and sold over 4000 units out of the back of their '78 Dodge Van. This did not go unnoticed in the Hollywood scene as they won the "Rock City News Award" for " best independent touring band" in December 2007.
The Los Angeles based band was formed by Ralf Dietel after his 30 day career as NINE INCH NAILS guitar player.
The producer/singer/guitarist moved to the US from Germany where he stole the stage from bands such as FOO FIGHTERS and RAMMSTEIN. On the drums and vocals is the award winning Nicole Skistimas, whose dangerous style and sound are emblematic to the core vision of KRASHKARMA: a pretty girl who doesn't just play the drums, she destroys them.
In 2008 the band recorded and self released a new song every month along with a video to go with it on their webpage, placed songs in independent movies and have recently begun writing and licensing music for FOX SPORTS .
KRASHKARMA will release their new EP "seven deadly sounds" on Jan 11th, 2009. This will be followed by a North West tour through February , a South West tour to SXSW in march and a national tour into the summer which will lead the band back to Europe till fall.
KRASHKARMA is powered by BC RICH, DDRUM, PRESONUS, PAISTE and FXPANSION
KRASHKARMA is playing live at the Pink Garter Theatre in Jackson Hole, Wyoming on Sunday January 25, 2008. Doors open at 8:00pm. Ticket are $15 at the door. THIS IS AN ALL AGES SHOW THAT SHOULD NOT BE MISSED! DJ VERT-ONE will be opening with some metal to fill your pre-show heads!