CROHM, the first Heavy Metal band in the region of Valle d’Aosta is formed in the spirit of NBWOHM in
the autumn of 1985 and debuts with the song “Quake” on February 5th of 1986 with Zac Zanchetta on guitar,
Riccardo Taraglio on bass and Sergio Fiorani as the lead singer.
From 1986 to 1988, CROHM performs throughout the Aosta valley while collaborating with several musicians,
and they record the songs “Quake” and “A Long Day Begun” that are included on the album “AO0002”. In
June 1987, they also record a live performance on cassette tape, of which only 2 copies exist.
Twenty-six years later, in May 2014, they reunite for the event “Questi Anni: Ottantavoglia di rivederci” and
the original line-up manages to enthuse the crowd with their still lively sound, their stage presence and the
arrangement of the songs... after a maturation process of more than 20 years! Since that day, the band has
played in various events in the Aosta valley.
In May 2015, CROHM releases its first CD titled “Legend and Prophecy”, containing 9 “historical” songs that
have been rearranged and partially rewritten, and recorded at the TDE Studio of Saint Christophe (Aosta).
The disc includes collaborations with Vincenzo Zitello (Celtic harp and flute), Milo Molteni (violin) and
Serena Constenaro (cello) and is launched on all major platforms of digital music (iTunes, Spotify, Google
Play, Amazon MP3, Sony Music Unlimited, etc.) in a total of 240 countries worldwide.
In June 2015, CROHM wins the final of the “We Wanna Rock” competition, which is held at the “Rock’n’Roll”
hall in Rho (Milan) by the agency Time Machine. In July of the same year, the band is the supporting act for
Anewrage and for Alteria in Busto Arsizio (Varese) and plays at the Summer Sound Fest of Fénis (Aosta).
In November 2015, they open the concert for the internationally renowned band Mägo de Oz at the “Morrigan
Party” in the Palais of Saint Vincent (Aosta).
On February 5th 2016 the band celebrates their “Heavy Birthday” at 30 years from their debut with a concert
packed with special guests. In that same period, their song “Insatiable” wins 1st place out of 132 entries in
the Single Charts contest, organized by Strane Officine in collaboration with Rock’n’Roll Radio. As a result,
the radio station plays the song in its programs throughout the month of March.
In June 2016 they have the honour to be the first Metal band in 31 editions to close the concert cycle “Saison
Culturelle 2015/16” of the Department for Education and Culture of the Autonomous Region of Valle d’Aosta
with the program “Metal Soirée” in the Splendor Theatre of Aosta, accompanied by a string orchestra with
Vincenzo Zitello, conducted by Christian Thoma.
Also in that period, they are the “Band of the week” of the website “PATAMU”.
In August 2016, they perform with Wolfsinger at La Fontana di Burolo (Turin).
In September 2016, they record “HUMANITY”, their second album, at the Music-Link studios, under the
supervision of Giulio Capone (Temperance) with new Classic Metal songs. The album will be released in
In December 2016, they perform with Frozen Swords
and Operation Blockhead at the Le Manoir Pub in