Fan-filmed video footage of KRUX — the Swedish band featuring CANDLEMASS bassist Leif Edling, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Mats Levén, ex-ENTOMBED drummer Peter Stjärnvind, guitarist Jörgen Sandström (also in THE PROJECT HATE, ex-ENTOMBED/GRAVE), OPETH/ex-ARCH ENEMY guitarist Fredrik Åkesson and keyboardist Carl Westholm — performing the song “The Hades Assembly”on December 29, 2011 at Debaser in Stockholm, Sweden can be seen below.
“The Hades Assembly” comes off KRUX‘s third album, “III – He Who Sleeps Amongst The Stars”, which was released late last year via Mascot Records/GMR Music Group.
In a recent interview with Queens Of Steel, Sandström stated about “III – He Who Sleeps Amongst The Stars”, “We didnt wanna repeat ourselves from the previous albums even though it sounds like KRUX. Also, it has been some years since we recorded the last album and our mindset is different at this moment and time… although our minds are always set towards the heavy side of metal when it comes to creating KRUX material.”
When asked if KRUX has incorporated new influences into its sound on the new album, Sandström said, “I guess when being overall music lovers there are new influences coming in from everywhere, be it rock or metal in any form (doom, black, death, etc.). I can definitely hear some influences from bands that Leif has mentioned over the years… HAWKWIND, early MANOWAR, JUDAS PRIEST, etc.”