The first incarnation of the band was originally founded in Rome, Italy, by Diego Cafolla (guitars) and Manuel Thundra Cafolla (drums) under the name of “Earth Shaker”.
Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s poem “Raven” and driven by a will of change, the band’s name was soon altered into Kingcrow .
After the release of some self produced demos the band finished recording their new album “Phlegethon” that was released in June 2010 under the “Scarlet Records” label. Phlegethon was considered on an international level as a relevant masterpiece and was classed as one of the elite albums of the year. It has been near the top of the charts in many international prog-rock websites and magazines. Phlegethon promotion lasted for about two years and a half.
In early 2011, several shows were performed in Italy, followed by a European tour in October as a supporting band of the Californian “Redemption”– lead by Ray Alder (Fates Warning); in Summer 2012, the band took part in another European tour as a supporting band of Jon Oliva’s Pain with Jon Oliva, ex Savatage. Among other things, in 2011 they performed at the “ProgPower Europe” festival in Baarlo (Netherlands) and in 2012 at the most famous “ProgPower USA” in Atlanta (Georgia) where their live album “Live In Atlanta” was recorded and filmed.
The following album “In Crescendo” was released in February 2013 by the American label “Sensory Records”. A new conceptual album, in which sweet and gloomy atmospheres are perfectly combined with a solid and heavy sound – heavier than the previous records. The band toured along with Pain Of Salvation in North America in April and May, 2013.
In 2015 the band released the album “Eidos”, consolidating their status of leaders of Italian progressive metal and toured Europe as headliners.
With the new album “The Persistence” (August 2018 – Sensory Records) the band expanded its sound in an even more exciting mix of heavy sounds, alternative rock, progressive structures and ambient gloomy atmospheres . The album got exciting reviews by most webzines and magazines and the band toured Europe with Pain Of Salvation for 16 shows, getting a great response from the audience.
Describing the band today is quite a difficult task, but one could state that the influence of different kinds of music, from progressive rock , ambient music, alternative rock and metal are all present in the music of Kingcrow.
With each release Kingcrow has taken a step further away from their original roots and is today one of the most exciting bands that Italy has to offer.