Evolving from death metal roots, Kraton sets out to create a raw and vibrant sound by combining aspects of post and doom metal injected with a dash of ferocity sourced from other extreme metal genres. Lyrical themes are drawn from the bleak corners of the human condition dominated by the arduousness of our shared mortal coil.

Founded in 2011 and hailing from the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg, Kraton has shared small and big stages with many local and international bands and is eager to expand further into the Greater Region around Luxembourg and beyond.

Kraton are (from left to right):
Patrick Kettenmeyer (bass), Jacques Zahlen (guitar), Mike Bertemes (vocals), Ken Poiré (guitar), Véronique Conrardy (drums)

The band name is the german geological term for very old elements of the continental crust which are tectonically stable and rooted deep inside of our planet’s outer layer.

Former members:
Jason Brink (guitar) (March 2011 – April 2023)
Marc Geiben (bass) (June 2014 – June 2022)
Sascha Urban (bass) (July 2013 – June 2014)
Joël Reiter (bass) (March 2011 – July 2013)