Josh Mohr: Vocals/Lyrics
Vincent Verroust : Guitars
Thomas Toepper: Drums
Adam Syverson: Bass, Vocals
Damian Dunn: Guitars


Our newest addition to 2015 is the Minnesota based metal project Kobaloi. From the Brainard Lakes Area of Minnesota this Quintet came across the desk of Zerobudget quite literally by complete chance. Some mutual friends introduced the band to Will Maravelas (We are Legion, Plague of Stars) where an immediate friendship began and where “Crossing Akheron” was concieved. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves, let’s talk about how the band got here!

Kobaloi formed in July 2013 amidst the 10,000 frozen lakes of northern Minnesota. While the band is recently formed, all five members are experienced performers coming from other bands. Each member showed up with a desire to compose original heavy music.

With a setlist efficiently yet lovingly arranged, Kobaloi stepped onto its first stage by the end of that same year. The band spent the next two years rocking stages between Minneapolis and Superior, developing a melodic groove metal style.

After releasing practice videos and home recordings through social media, Kobaloi knew it was time to record professionally. After a recommendation from mutual metalheads, a decision was made to finally create a professionally produced recording. “Crossing Akheron” was picked up Zerobudget Records right after the label heard the final product. Kobaloi and ZBR are set to share “Crossing Akheron” with the world on March 7th.

Notable acts: Anvil, Arkona, and Thira.

For Fans of: In Flames, Slipknot, Sepultura!

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