The Swiss band Zatokrev from Basel was founded by Silvio Spadino (drums), Marco Grementieri (bass/samples) and Frederyk Rotter (guitar/vocals) in April 2002 to deliver a heavy load of dragging metal.
In 2003 they recorded a demo and started playing gigs. Through strong live performances, they built up a reputation as an intense live band.
After they recorded the selftitled debut album, Zatokrev had a release on the English label Codebreaker in September 2004 and got only positive reviews in magazines around whole Europe. Later the album came out in North America and Canada on Earache, where it also got excellent critics.
In the End of 2006 Zatokrev got reinforcement from french man Stench to play second guitar.
In March this year the new long-player was released by Firebox Records and especially for Switzerland by Frederyk’s new label Czar Of Crickets. 73 minutes of deep and massive midtempo riffs tranforming into tormenting doomspheres to reach the point of total destruction and emptiness.
In this period of time the band played festivals, tours and single shows around France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Austria, Holland, Slovenia and Switzerland, where they shared the stage with Dillinger Escape Plan, Machine Head, Type O Negative, Acid King, Black Cobra, Esoteric, Kill The Thrill, Knut, Sludge and many others. The biggest festivals that Zatokrev played were the Metalcamp in Slovenia (Slayer, Obituary, Anthrax, Soulfly, Kataklysm), SWR-Fest in Portugal (Napalm Death, Watain, Dew-scented) Rock Oz’ Arenes in Switzerland (Marilyn Manson) and the Metal Dayz, also in Switzerland (Slayer, Nile, Testament).
November 2007 a Split EP VANCOUVER/ZATOKREV has been released through Get A Life! Records.
2004/2005: Zatokrev (Codebreaker/Earache)
2006/2007: Bury The Ashes (Czar Of Crickets/Firebox)
2007: Bury The Ashes – 2xLP (Get A Life! Records)
2007: Zatokrev/Vancouver Split EP (Get A Life! Records)
Drums: Silvio Spadino
Bass/Vocals: Marco Grementieri
Guitar/Vocals: Frederyk Rotter