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Bad Krohma is a progressive/alternative/indie rock group based in Washington, DC. Formed in 2009 by bassist/vocalist Bandy and lead guitarist Apro, as a classic rock band they quickly veered towards experimenting and refining their sound. Progressive influences and acoustic moods merged into their repertoire and sparked off a period of prolific song writing. Diverse elements of 70’s progressive rock, 80’s hard rock and 90’s grunge came together into a modern sound that has evolved over time into a heady combination of gritty grooves, searing solos and booming basslines. The band draws inspiration from such musical behemoths as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Pearl Jam and Opeth and aspire to new heights in their musical evolution.
Bassist, vocalist Bandy has been brought up on Led Zeppelin and Pearl Jam, idolizing the genius of Vedder, Page, Jones, and Bonham. He stands around at jam sessions mouthing spontaneous lyrics and melodies, turning jams into song writing sessions (though in winter the lyrics are highly limited to the world being cold!). Lead guitarist Apro swears by Pink Floyd, Dream Theater and Opeth, and while he honed his chops listening to John Petrucci and Roger Gilmour, he cannot resist drifting into his own solos while covering their songs. (Fluent at playing leads by ear to any chord progression, the only thing Apro struggles with is the physics of his secret desire to be both the band’s lead guitarist and drummer!) Having played together for two years we have created a musical style that incorporates intricate arrangements and variations in time signature coupled with aggressive lead guitar. Work proceeds on our independently produced first album with tunes that exhibit our myriad influences.
Bad Krohma is a concept. A revolt against musical mediocrity. A reaction to modern society. A burning desire to make a difference. A story of a struggle against the odds. A whirlpool of diverse musical influences.
Bad Krohma is all about the music. No bullshit. No compromises. No saccharine melodies. It will grip you, and not let go. It will set your pulse racing and leave you gasping for breath.
Bad Krohma speaks from the core of our beings to yours. We do not hide behind our music. In fact, our music brings to the surface the thoughts we all hide within. The music is our faces and minds. The music is who we are.