A propos de XTRUNK
France has nothing to envy with the rest of the world when regarding Metal music with bands such as Gojira, Dagoba, Scarve, One Way Mirror, Destinity...
XTRUNK is part of this generation of bands evolving towards modern Metal music. Even though its style is in constant evolution, the group mixes mostly Thrash and Death Metal with samples bringing a modern shape to its music.
Two members in the band evolve in different bands known internationally. Gil plays guitars in Kragens (3 albums - Thundering Records/Locomotive) and Fredd is the frontman of Sideblast (1 album - Cyclone Empire Records).
Since XTRUNK's creation in 2003, the band has not stopped to prove the public that they will be heard of.
After playing in Medusa (2 albums - Brennus Records), Gil and Errol decided to create XTRUNK. Soon after that John joined the band, and many different singers and drummers followed throughout the next two years. During this time, the group recorded a demo "Of Hate" oriented towards Heavy and Thrash Metal and began concerts.
In 2005, Fredd, ex Blackout (1 EP - Perennial Quest Records), became the main singer of XTRUNK and brought with him a more aggressive style. Quickly the EP "All comes to an end" was recorded, which at that time seduced the public and media. That same year, Tay left Austria with his special drummer skills and joined the band. From this moment, live shows full of energy followed on and the writing of the first album started in which the band mixed Thrash and Swedish Death Metal making you think of such bands as Pantera, Soilwork or All That Remains.
For this album XTRUNK wanted to give themselves the technical means and entrusted the production to Frederick Nordström at the Fredman Studio in Sweden (At The Gates, Dimmu Borgir, Soilwork, Arch Enemy, Opeth...).
"Not in Vain" debut in Europe in 2008 was distributed by Thundering Records, got great reviews and enabled the band to perform in many concerts throughout Europe and to share the stage with bands such as Gojira, Dagoba, Benighted, Kragens...
While continuing with live concerts which continue to build its fanbase, the band work on new stuff and enter the studio in the summer of 2009 to record its 2nd album.
For this new album the group is looking to impress their own musical trademark. It's XTRUNK's hard work that helps the band create its own style while mixing with its very own catchy riffs and somewhat unhealthy musical tunes, great rhythm along and with diversified vocals.
It´s not an easy task to put a face on this new record, anyhow we can say that sometimes "Full Confession" could make you think of Devil Driver, Chimaira, In Flames or even Lamb of God.
For the final result to be perfect, the band has given the mixing and mastering of this album to Daniel Bergstrand from Dug Out Productions (Meshuggah, Behemoth, Strapping Young Lad, In Flames...) in Sweden.
This album will be heard of...