Formed in Parma (Italy) in 2010 by the three Bones brothers (Dorian, Henry and Tony) and the eccentric drummer Mike de Chirico, CARONTE's sound was conceived as heavy acid doom metal. Their songs are inspired by drugs, alcohol abuse, death, black masses, sex, esoterism and mysticism.
First release came in 2011 with a three track EP called „Ghost Owl“, followed by their first full length „Ascension“ one year later – both released by Lo-Fi Creatures, the independent label of singer Dorian. 2013 was the year of the split album with the doom metal band Doomraiser, released by Lo-Fi Creatures and Blood Rock Records, and of the band's first European tour.
The good feedbacks have permitted CARONTE to share the stage with bands like Electric Wizard, Blood Farmers, Cough, Forgotten Tomb, The Devil’s Blood, In Solitude, Pagan Altar, Doomraiser, Jarboe, OM, Angel Witch, Grand Magus, Orange Goblin, The Secret and Abysmal Grief. At the end of 2013 CARONTE received compliments by Fenriz with a great review on his page „Band of the Week“.
Now the band is ready to release a new album on the German label Ván Records. „Church Of Shamanic Goetia“ will be a true esoteric trip through 7 tracks that describe the journey of an adept at this new esoteric/philosophical current theorized by the band.
Dorian Bones (Voice)
Tony Bones (Guitars & Chorus)
Henry Bones (Desecrator Bass)
Mike De Chirico (Drums)