Chrome Division Bio:
Shagrath is well known from his band Dimmu Borgir, and everybody knows that he has his soul on the devils left hand. But not everybody knows that there’s a different side to this guy: his love for dirty Rock and Roll. Until now, this was an unexposed side to him. During the summer of ’04 he summoned his long time friends Lex Icon of The Kovenant and Luna of Ashes to Ashes, respectively on drums and bass guitar. Suddenly they were a trio. During months of rehearsing and beer drinking, the band CHROME DIVISION took shape.
Then came the task of finding the right vocalist. They needed a front man with a real in-your-face attitude. Several guys were considered, but none could meet the demands. Then Luna contacted Eddie Guz, from the rock’n roll band The Carburetors. January ’05 this sneering bulldog entered the rehearsing place, and he fitted the band like a glove. Furthermore he was the only one who had long time experience in the field of rock’n roll.
On this point they were close to perfect. It was only missing that last ingredient. And for the extra hot spice Ricky Black was dragged in. And from day one he delivered amazing guitar bending solos. From this point it was evident that CHROME DIVISION was to be more than just a side project.
From now on they were like a force, spawning stripped down groovy rock’n roll, with a primitive attitude. Strongly determined to go their own ways. To put it short, they labeled their music: Doomsday Rock n’ Roll. A slight drawback was in summer ’05 when Lex Icon had to leave the band. No hard feelings, but there were circumstances that made him unable to rehearse. However the replacement was imminent. Tony from the singular band Minas Tirith, came pronto. He’s a steady and deadly precise drummer. So the band continued even stronger. These five Norwegian road bandits, have the ability to grasp the finer elements of their influences and mould them into their own diverse sound.
In other words: The Smell of Hot Leather and Burning Rubber… CHROME DIVISION enters Panzer studio in Oslo, the 4th of December, to finally put down their rough, ball breaking songs on tape, and create a monster debut album. Until now there are 11 tracks that are finished, and they’ve been recorded in a pre-production. Local bullies and gangsters in both the Metal and Rock environment have been embracing the songs. The future plans are to make 2 music videos, who will be made by Patric Ulleus in Sweden, to be released in parallel to the album. And then get there equipment out and play earthshaking concerts all over the world.