CRIMENA were formed in 2012 in Craiova, Romania by bassist Vali. The band hit the stage for the first time in November of that year.
Throughout 2013 - 2015 the band composed new material and focused on building their fan base by performing in shows across Romania. Their music is fast, groovy and rhythm based.
Known for being loud and outspoken Crimena indulge the audience with subtle melodies from time to time and offer an unrestrained and honest performance on stage.
With the departure of their first drummer who was replaced by Cristi in 2014; the band continued performing live in major Romanian festivals as well supporting well known acts including Unearth, Jinjer and Riul Doamnei. 2015 marked the year of Crimena’s debut EP release ‘Genesis VI:XII’ along with the music video for the single ‘Bitter Pill’.
The band released their first studio album ‘Chapter One: Divine Betrayal’ in March 2016. The album was recorded in Urban Sound Studios and mastered in Greece at Esoteron Studios (known for working with Septic Flesh and Rotting Christ). Out via Leaders Records ‘Chapter One: Divine Betrayal’ is available in physical and digital form.
Due to the departure of their first vocalist the band was unable to tour prior to finding a suitable replacement. March 2016 Bob (Bagus Stesa), an Indonesian living in Craiova joined forces with Crimena.
In 2016 Crimena spread chaos throughout Romania, Bulgaria and Serbia. The band is currently working with a new drummer and recording new material.