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Experience my music. Meditative and Virtuous. Calming and Uplifting.
Uniquely diverse and vastly experienced Norwegian multi-instrumentalist Michael Krumins releases his debut solo album in March 2023. Embracing a kaleidoscope of international influences, styles, and instruments, the Athens-based global artist brings a quarter-century of performing with some of Europe and Africa’s most experimental and captivating projects to this long-awaited collection. Krumins seamlessly marries virtuoso progressive metal, world music, and dark neo folk into something all his own.
His rare talent helped land Krumins’ first band a record deal when he was just 16. Yet this was just the springboard for a dizzying career that has included a master’s degree in world music, touring across Europe and the Americas with prog rock band Green Carnation and goth metal act Sirenia, and forming adventurous world music collective Nutopia. With influences including Arabic, Balkan, and Turkish genres, Nutopia was invited to perform and collaborate with local artists in Tanzania and Mozambique, with Krumins playing to an audience of 60,000 in Maputo.
Truly a global citizen, Krumins has lived in Germany, The Netherlands, Mozambique, and on an Aegean island, constantly absorbing sounds and cultures. This deep well of international experience, mastery of multiple stringed instruments, and a cinematic world view irresistibly mingle like never before on his first solo release.