WARCKON originates from the region of Grammont in the province of East-Flanders, Belgium. The band, as they perform on stage to this day, started their mission during the summer of 2009. Warckon’s fanbase grew quick and steady, so they decided to record some material during the summer of 2010. What was supposed to become a simple demo, went on to become an EP and eventually turned out as a full length album. “The Madman’s Lullaby” was officially self-released for the first time on the first of April 2011.
Since then the band worked very hard to reinforce their reputation and live attitude. As the number of shows grew, so did the number of clubs and festivals Warckon played at, even across the borders. In February of 2012, Warckon was the only Flemish metal band that was selected for the last 100 contenders of Humo’s Rock Rally, Belgium’s biggest mainstream rock rally.
The growing reputation and the increasing fanbase kept reinforcing itself, landing the band a record deal with the French Emanes Metal Records. Under the wings of this label, they scheduled the re-release of The Madman’s Lullaby for December 2012 with completely renewed artwork.
After a busy season of playing shows, the band intended to withdraw back to the studio and not play any shows during the second half of 2012, so they could record the follow up for their first record. What they didn’t foresee was the great amount of gig requests. The idea of not doing any shows was cancelled and they found massive joy combining the process of recording with the mayhem of touring. This led them to play festivals alongside metal icons like Artillery, Hyades and Enforcer.
March 1st, 2014 dates the official release of the second full-length album High Treason: a more fierceful, technical, brutal and varied album on which the band further unleash their viciousness and mindblowing riffage on the underground thrash scene of today.
Warckon plays thrash metal which definitely derives its influences from the 80’s Bay Area scene. Fans of the technicality of top notch bands like Megadeth, Testament and Annihilator or the attitude that defines bands like Slayer and Exodus, will surely get their kicks at a Warckon gig! The band keeps working hard to maintain the reputation they have built for themselves: skull-crushing shows that are played tight as hell while maintaining interaction with the audience.