Minneapolis Groove Metal
Hailing from the Twin Cities, Cantharone is a 4-piece machine that draws from a wide variety of music to create a new brand of metal, encompassing a ripping thrash attitude with undertones of deep, hard groove.
Cantharone is a metal band. What does that really mean? Not much. In this day and age anything is possible, and while some are skeptical as to what that truly means, Cantharone welcomes it with an open mind.
The band formed in 2010. Finding their sound as an aggressive trio, they began writing a conceptual album about a werewolf. Two years later they added a second drummer and guitar player, daring to create a bigger, more explosive sound.
In 2012, on Halloween, they released their first EP, The Hunting EP, at a house show in Saint Paul, Minnesota. In the months leading up to this event, they filmed a music video for the title track, “The Hunting” at the same house, which was also released that Halloween.
The band then hit the road, playing throughout Iowa, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. In August of 2013, they organized and put on their own music festival called Canthrammer. The festival brought together local metal and outlaw country bands in a benefit for Wounded Warriors, a local charity for veterans.
Since then the band has changed once again. After two members left they added a new bass player, one of the drummers began playing guitar, and the vocal approach has totally changed. The newly-made 4-piece metal band has been writing new material since January, and will continue to challenge the limits of metal as we know it.
Though going through many changes, Cantharone has never skipped a beat. When faced with challenges, they take them head on and create something new and exciting. They are not a band to pass up. They are an unstoppable force of metal and they are here to stay.