Created in 2014, The Erkonauts turned all the knobs to 11 and released their first demo that same year, which sold 1000 copies and received critical acclaim ("Demo of the Month" in Rock Hard Germany #331). The band hit the road September 2014, and toured in USA, Asia, Europe and Russia, getting now to their 100th live performance, and shared the stage with acts like Philm, Prong, Cradle of Filth or Samael.

Their first album, "I Did Something Bad", released on french label Kaotoxin early 2016, was hailed as one of the revelations of 2016 (#1 spot on Hard Force France of February, "Best of 2016 in metal so far" on, #5 spot on one of Top 15 2016). Think of a Prog version of Motorhead that sometimes lean towards Gojira, sometimes toward Mastodon, sometimes even New Model Army; the sound landscape of The Erkonauts is that vast. Coming back harder than before, band released their 2nd album “I Shall Forgive” worldwide on November 10th 2017 through Indie Recordings (Wardruna, 1349, Keep of Kalessin, Kvelertak, Cult of Luna, etc).

"I Shall Forgive" is a major step up from "I Did Something Bad", artistically and commercially. The song writting process was decisive, with no room for trials, errors or hesitation; the performance was painful and grueling, making it more straight forward while more subtle than their first effort. In the end, the result is an album with a black heart, that still entertain and pushing you to move forward. "I Shall Forgive" ranked #14 amongst the best albums of 2017 on, Swiss album of the year on Daily Rock, album of the year on, album of the month (#8 for the year) in Rock Hard France... The song "Little Mary" was crowned "International song of the year" on Danish site Metal A Day.

What the Press said

"Top 15 albums of 2016" Ranked #5 on

"It’s totally fucking great, so you definitively give it a listen" -

"Holy Shit, das rockt!" – Rock Hard DE

"Un putain de must, pas moins" – Rock Hard FR

"What I heard left me speechless" - Rock Hard GR

"This album's all over the place and it's wonderful" – Blabbermouth

"Another entry into the Swiss rock history books" – Uber Rock UK

"Holy shit, this is a wild ride!" – Metal Hammer

"The Erkonauts totally rule!" – Sea of Tranquillity

"Un premier album époustouflant" – Hard Force