Juanjo de Latorre: Guitar, Vocals
Clément Reviriego: Bass
Paul Parsat: Guitar
David Carbonnel: Drums
CRANEÓN is a rock band from Madrid (Spain) founded by guitarist/singer Juanjo de Latorre in 2006, that delivers a blend of heavy-duty, gritty riffing, dense atmospheres, heady grooves and a unique vocal approach ranging from melancholy to solar-fueled rage. The band underwent several lineup changes, recorded 2 demos and toured Spain extensively before releasing their first official record: the Avanza EP (2012) which put them on the map and started to create a buzz as a promising act in the scene as they shared the stage with international acts such as Karma To Burn (USA), Pendejo (Holland), Deville (Sweden), Taura (Argentina) or Been Obscene (Austria).
2013 - Recording of the Debut Album
The band enters Conladiva Studios (Madrid) to record their first LP , entitled Hacia El Sol (Spanish for Towards the Sun) produced by Christophe R. Moure, Manuel Cabezalí (Havalina) along with the band, which was now complete by José Luis Serzo on the drums and Javier Schoendorff (ex-Miguel Ríos band) on bass.
2014 - Hacia El Sol
Released in April 2014 through the independent label Anomia, Hacia El Sol, illustrated by the hypnotic cover of prestigious artist Santiago Talavera, the album features guest appearances from El Pastuso, lead singer of Pendejo, and Manuel Cabezalí, from the renowned spanish band Havalina.
Mondosonoro magazine offered an exclusive pre-release stream on their site and later gave the band a special mention in their best metal albums of 2014. The album was also chosen as one of the best records of the year by multiple Spanish music sites as Subnoise, Hereunidoalabanda, Distrito Uve, RedHardNHeavy or LaHabitación235.
2015 - France Tour and Recognition
On the final leg of the 2015 Hacia el Sol live schedule the band toured France with the band Soundcrawler. 2016 continued with another spanish tour from April to June, being praised by members of Hawkwind for their part on the Lemmy Kilmister tribute concert in Madrid, where they paid homage to the space rock era on the british rocker's career.
Summer 2016 marks a new and exciting starting point, with the arrival of all-new powerful version of the band.
The latest international lineup is a solid four piece consisting of Juanjo on guitar and vocals, bassist Clément Reviriego (ORS), guitarist Paul Parsat (ex-Soundcrawler) and David Carbonnel (Met H Ode) on drums. This powerful and exciting new version of Craneón made an unforgettable debut opening for stoner rock legends Fu Manchu on their sold-out show in Madrid, October 2016.
2017 - The Wolf Abbey Sessions and more ...
A few months after a new tour across France on december 2016, the band filmed and recorded The Wolf Abbey Sessions, a live in-studio performance of songs from their debut album, to be released both as a video on their youtube channel and as live EP on bandcamp. Shortly after that, the band recorded their own take on Radiohead's Climbing Up The Walls for the Ok Computer Revisited tribute compilation, which was premiered on 180 Grados radio show (Radio 3).
Craneón just finished touring Spain with the dutch band Pendejo and is now writing material for their next album.