Tickets to Krossfire presents Shades Of Darkness

The band was formed in 2001 from George Driev - bass, George Kushev - guitar and Spas Markov - drums. Later joined Zachary Shinikchiev - vocals and Nikola Ivanov - guitar.

Various clubs performances in Plovdiv follow. The band already has a lot of fans - mostly friends. They are everywhere, where five have appear and strongly support them. So, after a year of concerts and rehearsals comes time to change. Nicola left the band briefly for official duties and Spas is called for compulsory military duty in 2003. Behind the drums temporarily stood Svetoslav Nachev. At the end of 2003, Nichola and Spas return.

Tickets to Krossfire presents Shades Of Darkness

The last concert for Zachary is in club "XXL". His place was taken by former lead singer of "Rappel Rack" - Dimo Petkov. Preliminary talks were held with him in December 2003 and early 2004 started rehearsals.

Largest and most significant event until then in the band's history is invitation from Albena Tsolova (SinBSin / EAST METAL RECORDS) for supporting act of American power-metal legends "JAG PANZER" in Sofia. This was a reward for their efforts during those years, which was deployed with full force on 08.11.2005 in club "Fans". The band played about an hour, "in front of small, but high quality heavy metal audience and give a perfect opening for the metal veterans". Excellent reviews in the press and the internet follow.

In 2006, the band warmed up once again for Austrian legends "Pungent Stench" in club "Snatch" - Plovdiv, with band from city of Burgas - "Vrani Volosa".

From June of 2007 the band has a new member - Peter Boshnakov - keyboards, replaced Nikola Ivanov (guitar).

In late 2007 Krossfire recorded the song "Angels Cry", and in early 2008 - the song "Touch Of Destiny". Records were made in "F.1Sound Studio" ( in Plovdiv with sound engineer Vasil Valchev and subsequently released single "Touch Of Destiny". Good reviews appeared, both in Bulgarian and international press.

In June 2008 concert was filmed at club "POLINERO Place", which was released on Home DVD in November 2009 under the title" 7 years on stage ".

In 2008 and 2009 continued live performances in clubs in Bulgaria and motor fairs in the country.

In June 2009 the song "Touch Of Destiny" participate in CD compilation of the German magazine "Heavy". It was published in Germany in the second half of the month. The song of the band is first one on the list, which gives a great advantage - each having CD will hear the song. Brief information and photo of the band were published in the magazine, along with information about the other bands in the compilation. Also, songs from the CD were played on the festival "Bang Your Head !!!", which was held in the town of Balingen at the end of June.

In early 2010 from "HEAVY" magazine was held an interview with Georgi Kushev and Dimo Petkov, which was printed in the edition of the magazine in April. Also, review of "Touch Of Destiny" was published in the magazine "Rock Hard" in July, issue number 28.

Between October '10 and March'11, Krossfire recorded their debut album "Learning To Fly" in "F.1Sound Studio" in Plovdiv, Bulgaria and then mastered the material in "Master Vargas Studio" in New York, USA. The album was released on 15th of May 2011. The band embarked on their massive, more than thirty dates tour throughout Bulgaria on 15th of February 2011.

At the end of the year Krossfire signed a deal with German label "PURE STEEL RECORDS". The album was released worldwide via label on 27th of January 2012. A lot of excellent reviews appeared in international press and online webzines afterwards.
In May 2013, the band was invited to open for legends Deep Purple for their concert in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Here it is the review in Bulgarian press:
“.. It all started at 20:00 when the guys from KROSSFIRE got on stage. Congratulations to the organizers of the concert for this felicitous choice. First, because the band is from Plovdiv and thus giving arm of the local rock scene. And second, because KROSSFIRE fully justified their voting trust. Although not every day is going to be on stage with greatness like DEEP PURPLE, five musicians played confidently and definitely were adopted more than well by the audience. In their about 30 minutes set they performed songs from their debut album "Learning to Fly", and after their performace, we can definitely say that KROSSFIRE is a band with a future and it would be nice, if the organizers of the concerts in our country pay more attention to bands like them when some big rock name is visiting our country for a concert.”

Tickets to Krossfire presents Shades Of Darkness

In the summer of 2014, the band entered the studio to start recordings of their second album under the name “Shades Of Darkness”. The album contains 12 songs with length of 62 min. The process of recording took six months to complete, from October 2014 - March 2015. On the 3rd of June the album was officially released by Pure Steel Records, Germany

Tickets to Krossfire presents Shades Of Darkness 

"KROSSFIRE shows us a dozen new songs full of power and emotions. A small progressive influence and a light symphonic attitude is supported by high, but always fine vocals. A female voice is also added without affecting the whole impression of the music. The choirs in "The Last Ride" may lead to a special direction, but KROSSFIRE would not be KROSSFIRE, if the power of the songs wasn't strong enough during the whole album. Songs like "Destiny's calling" comes like a tsunami and "Annabelle" tells a story from different angles. If you don't feel trembling and increasing heat in your body now, you are definitely not a fan of Power or US-Metal   

...They still put a lot of emphasis on powerful riffs that often come soaring through the speakers, and on the choruses they always decide for a more melodic option. Still there are some exception, and a track like "One More Time" could benefit from being edgier. The piano ballad Farewell is a little too long with its six minutes running time, giving the band too much time for pathos. But there are also some positive surprises. "Fall From Grace" is one of the band’s best songs so far, with parallels to Powerwolf. The biggest surprise of the addition of a professional female opera singer, who is also the sister of one of the musicians. She is featured on several tracks and manages to add one those not so fast track to inject a pleasant amount of drama. Finally I want to point out "Annabelle", a ten minute epic which sounds so gloomy and dramatic that it would work well in the context of a spooky musical.
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On November 12, 2016, Кrossfire set the Military Club in Plovdiv on fire with a unique show on the occasion of their new album. Alberto Centenari called Shades Of Darkness one of the surprises of the year. Awesome stage, spectacular piroeffects, murderous sound, perfectly played heavy metal, great mood and emotion rejoiced several hundred fans of the band on the Saturday night. For more than two hours the Military Club was under fire and burned with the killer professionalism and inexhaustible energy of Dimo ​​Petkov, Georgi Kushev, Georgi Dreev, Peter Boshnakov and Spas Markov. " (Maritsa newspaper)

Krossfire will share the stage with with Nightwish, Glenn Hughes, BTR, Bendida, Kikimora, Konkurent and two more great bands from abroad at Varna Mega Rock on 18 and 19 August 2018.

Krossfire are well known among fans in Bulgaria for putting up a unique show equally well during their own concerts and when opening for bands like Deep Purple and we cannot wait to see them play live again at the Metal Mayor's festival! So, don't hesitate! Book your ticket to Varna Mega Rock at eTicketsMall now!

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