Kriegs is a Massachusetts based Industrial/ Gothic band. Mike Pimentel is the name of the artist behind the band. While Kriegs is a new project, Mike has been creating music for more than 25 years. While, my musical tastes run the gambit from one extreme to another, I have primarily been involved with bands that play different genres of metal as well as gothic or industrial sounds.
This project was inspired by a close friend who encouraged me to spread my wings into not only a new medium (for me) – music written and performed solely on synthesizers… but also new territory – a ‘band’ consisting of one. For the last 2 decades, I have created as part of a team. Even when I wrote the music and lyrics myself, once the song was introduced and integrated into the band, each musician imbued it with a piece of themselves, giving it a new and different sound but also taking it just a little further from its original intent and sound. This wasn’t a bad thing! It is a natural part of creating as band.
But I longed for something more… something entirely my own, of me and pure in it’s intent and purpose… thus was born Kriegs. This band and all of its songs, lyrics and artwork are entirely created by me. The amalgam of all of that is an outward expression of my thoughts, feelings and ideas – an extension of my will, pure and un-assuaged of purpose – and I hope that you enjoy what you hear.