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Przemysław Quazarre Olbryt of Crionics.jpg
Background information
OriginKraków, Poland
GenresBlackened death metal[1][2]
Melodic black metal (early)[3]
Years active1997–2011[3]
LabelsCandlelight, Demonic, Empire Records, MSR Productions
Associated actsVader, Devilish Impressions, Asgaard, Psychollywood, Soul Snatcher, Immemorial, Sceptic, Thy Disease, Anal Stench, Hell-Born, Blindead
MembersPrzemyslaw Olbryt
Dariusz Styczeń
Paweł Jaroszewicz
Wacław Borowiec
Rafał Brauer
Past members(see below)

Crionics was a Polish blackened death metal band from Kraków, formed in 1997 by Michał Skotniczny, Dariusz Styczeń, "Marcotic" and Maciej Zięba. In their early years they played fast and melodic music under the strong influence of Norwegian black metal band Emperor. After releasing of EP Noir, Crionics disbanded in 2011.[3]

Band history[edit]

A year after the band formed, they recorded five songs. This material has never been released because of its bad production. Six months later the band recorded their first demo. It contained four tracks, including a cover of Emperor's "I am the Black Wizards". In 1999 Crionics engaged Bartosz Bielewicz as a guitarist. Bielewicz contributed to the band's second demo Beyond the Blazing Horizon, recorded in their home studio. In 2000 Maciej Kowalski replaced drummer Maciej Zięba. In August 2002 the first studio album, entitled Human Error: Ways to Selfdestruction was released. Early in 2004, Crionics released their second album, Armageddon's Evolution. During that year, they also signed a 3-record deal with Candlelight Records. In 2007 their third and latest album Neuthrone was released.

Band members[edit]

Final line-up
  • Przemyslaw "Quazarre " Olbryt – lead vocals, rhythm guitar (2008–2011)
  • Dariusz "Yanuary" Styczeń – lead guitar, backing vocals (1997–2011), bass (studio only; 2004–2008)
  • Paweł "Paul" Jaroszewicz – drums, percussions (2008–2011)
  • Wacław "Vac-V" Borowiec – keyboards, electronics, backing vocals (1997–2011)
  • Rafał "Brovar" Brauer – bass, backing vocals (2008–2011)
Former members
  • Michał "War-A.N" Skotniczny – lead vocals, rhythm guitar (1997–2008)
  • Bartosz "Bielmo" Bielewicz – guitar, backing vocals (1999–2001)
  • Maciej "Chemosh" Zięba – drums (1997–2000)
  • Maciej "Darkside" Kowalski – drums (2000–2008)
  • Markus "Marcotic" Kopa – bass, backing vocals (1997–2004)
Live members
  • Dariusz "Daray" Brzozowski – drums (2005)
  • Łukasz "Lucass" Krzesiewicz – drums (2010)
  • James Stewart – drums (2010)
  • Konrad "Destroyer" Ramotowski – bass, backing vocals (2004–2007)
  • Filip "Heinrich" Hałucha – bass, backing vocals (2007)
  • Jakub "Jackobh" Czekierda – bass, backing vocals (2010)



Studio albums
Music videos
Year Title Directed Album
2007 "Humanmeat Cargo"[5] Besz Film Neuthrone
2011 "Scapegoat (Welcome To Necropolis)" Marek Oleksy N.O.I.R.


  1. ^ "Crionics". Retrieved 16 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Crionics - discography, line-up, biography, interviews, photos". Retrieved 16 January 2015.
  3. ^ a b c "Crionics". Retrieved 16 January 2015.
  4. ^ Crionics Reveals Details For New EP "N.O.I.R."
  5. ^ "Crionics: 'Humanmeat Cargo' Video Posted Online -". BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Retrieved 16 January 2015.

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