Energy and passion meet explosive guitar riffs – with their debut album, “Straight To The Blood”, KRASHKARMA from Los Angeles have quickly risen through the ranks establishing themselves as one of the hottest touring acts. Receiving broad international success, Ralf Dietel (vocals, guitars) and Niki Skistimas (vocals, drums) are radiating waves of excitement – especially in Germany and the surrounding countries. Bleeding guitars, crushing rhythms and choruses that go straight for the throat fuse together creating an adrenaline-driven show that lies somewhere between heaven and hell. It’s these same elements that earned them the ROCK CITY NEWS AWARD for “Best independent touring band”. After their debut album in 2011 and extensive touring throughout the US, Europe – even gracing the metal scene in Morocco, Africa – they stand, poised to strike – ready to tear down new borders with their second album “Paint The Devil”. Ten years ago, German native, Ralf Dietel, took a plane to the United States to shape his vision of the perfect high energy song into an international context. The new material, recorded in Los Angeles and mixed in Berlin – embodies elements of the 2 cities that have so heavily influenced the band’s history. Drawing their intensive strength from generations of Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Alternative and Punk bands, fans of heavy guitar-driven music continue to be impressed and excited by their unique style. The commanding sound that is carried by Ralf’s urgent shouts and Niki’s soothing but sinful voice, deliver an urgency that doesn’t seem to fit into any pre-existing genres. The broad spectrum of media coverage and the consistently euphoric reviews underline that KRASHKARMA not only have conquered the scene of heavy music for themselves, but also have what it takes to become megastars in the rock’n’roll circus.
-Airplay worldwide: KTRX (USA), KFML (USA), WPNT (USA), KGRR (USA), My965, KHWL (USA), RebelRadio (USA),Rock106 (USA), KRWN (USA), The RAT NJ (USA), KJML MO (USA), 106.7 KS (USA), WZZO MI (USA), BleachBangs NM (USA), WQRX CO (USA),KNAC CA (USA), SoundMachineRadio (USA), RockRadioRampage (USA), AntiSocialNetwork (USA), Hessischer Rundfunk (BRD) DeltaFM (BRD), Radio FMR 89.1 MHz (FR), TNT Radiorock (SP) Radio Querfunk 104,8 MHz (BRD), …
-KRASHKARMA played over 450 shows internationally.
-Licensed music to FOX sports
-The band has been recognized in the Hollywood scene as being the “Best independent
Touring Band” and won this award from “Rock City News”.
-Guitarist Ralf Dietel lives for his instrument and played with artsists such as NINE INCH NAILS and is the bassist for the German punk rock legend WIZO.
- On the drums and vocals is award winning Niki 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. She won the “Rock City News” award for “Best Female Drummer”.
“Album of the month!” Rock City Magazine “…aces in songwritig that need to be heard. 10 out of 10 points.” Terrorverlag “…concentrated energy that is released with their mix of Rock, Metal, Hardcore and electronic elements.” Zillo
“Surprise of the month” Powermetal.de
“Erotic-melodic with heavy beats, KrashKarma play Rock for the 21. century.” Sonic Seducer
“…a highlight of modern, song-oriented Alternative Rock.” Musikreviews.de
“…have a freshness that balances everything” Sleaze Metal
“…this is banging from the first to the last minute.” Legacy
“…the strongest song material” Heavy Magazine
“Brutal and dancable at the same time.” The-Pit
“…the biggest surprise! ” Johntucker.com
“…promising mix of Industrial Metal, Alternative Rock, a graceful female singer and aggresive male vocals.” Rock Hard
Ralf Dietel (Producer, Vocals und Guitar)
Niki Skistimas (Vocals, Drums)
2009 EP SEVEN DEADLY SOUNDS
2011 CD STRAIGHT TO THE BLOOD
2015 CD PAINT THE DEVIL