KRASHKARMA are getting ready to hit the road in North America in just over a week. The tour is in support of their new album “Straight to the Blood” which is slated for a June release via EMI. The dates for the tour can be found below.

Singer Ralf Dietel and drummer/singer Niki both commented on the upcoming tour:

“There is one week left before KRASHKARMA leaves on a 2 month tour taking them across the country and over to Europe! “The van is packed and ready for the road! We are looking forward to rocking the new songs for our fans!, says singer Ralf Dietel. The single “Tears of Gasoline” is hitting airwaves in many of the cities the band will be playing on this tour so call your local stations and request it! Also, check out the latest video for the song “9Lives” from the new album. It rocks!”

“Our kick off show is in Hollywood at “Crazy Girls” and then we are off to Vegas to kick the tour off right! See you all on the road!”, exclaims drummer and singer Niki. “You can keep up with the tour madness on the bands facebook page: Click “like” to be included in the debauchery!”

3/23/11 Crazy Girls Hollywood, CA

3/24/11 Dive Bar Las Vegas, NV

3/25/11 Sports Page Gallop, NM

3/26/11 Amped Albuquerque, NM

3/31/11 Herman’s Hideaway Denver, CO

4/01/11 Club 156 Boulder, CO

4/02/11 Union Station Colorado Springs, CO

4/07/11 Side Door Omaha, NE

4/08/11 Boobie Trap Topeka, KS

4/13/11 Goodbye Blue Monday Brooklyn, NY

4/14/11 Sweeny’s Saloon Philadelphia, PA

4/15/11 Seaside Tavern Stamford, CT

4/16/11 The Saint Asbury Park, NJ

The band KRASHKARMA hit the scene in late 2008 after changing their name and upgrading their musical vision. They began under the name SUICIDE HOLIDAY in 2005 and have independently booked 12 national tours, played over 300 shows, including Germany and Africa, have produced 3 EPs, 2 full lengths and sold over 8000 units out of the back of their ’78 Dodge Van. This did not go unnoticed in the Hollywood scene as they won the “Rock City News Award” for “best independent touring band” in December 2007.

The Los Angeles based band was formed by Ralf Dietel after his 30 day career as Nine Inch Nails guitar player.

The producer/singer/guitarist moved to the US from Germany where he shared the stage with bands such as Foo Fighters and Rammstein. On the drums and vocals is the award winning Nicole Skistimas, whose dangerous style and sound are emblematic to the core vision of KRASHKARMA: a pretty girl who doesn’t just play the drums, she destroys them all while singing second lead. Nic Nifoussi, somewhat of an LA legend, holds down seismic bass lines while Zak Bowman shreds intricate guitar lines over the intense rhythmic vibe the band creates with their catchy songs.

In 2008 the band recorded and self released a new song every month along with a video to go with it on their webpage, placed songs in independent movies and licensed music to Fox Sports .

In 2009, KRASHKARMA self- released their first EP “Seven Deadly Sounds” under the new name on Jan 11th. This was followed by “Seven Deadly Tours” throughout the US and Africa. Having written a good number of songs while on the road, when the band got back to Los Angeles, they immediately started working on their new album. An opportunity came up for the band to record the album in Germany, so they spent the summer there in 2010 and released their full length debut album on SONY in October following a successful promo tour that took them throughout the country where they received a lot of great press and a new fan base.

Now in 2011, EMI is releasing the debut album in the US and band will be getting back out on the road for a 4 week tour across the nation in March. After this, they will head back to Europe for the summer where they will be touring on a club level as well as appearing at some of the major festivals.


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