The word "kranium" is Norwegian for "skull" and is pronounced the exact same as "cranium" in English. The band's first demo was self-pressed and released in 2002. Their early sound heard on this demo was inspired heavily by grindcore and deathgrind acts. Comparable to the liking of Exhumed and Carcass.
The band then went on a long four year hiatus with the band until picking back up on it in 2006. With no bass player active in the group anymore, the band played a few local shows in the Oslo area without a bassist. At one point, Kraanium jokingly said to the audience at one gig "we still need a bass player." To which Ian Slemming stepped forth to them and said he would like to join the band. Slemming has been an active member ever since then.
By 2007, Kraanium began to incorporate slams in their music and wanted to incorporate a slam death metal sound liking to that of Devourment, Dying Fetus, Condemned and Abominable Putridity. The band recorded two promo CD's in 2007 and 2008 respectively before releasing their debut-full length album Ten Acts of Sickening Perversity through Pathologically Explicit Recordings; an extreme metal record label based in Spain. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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