Metalocalypse

Chronophage: A Sedate Sort Of Black-Metal Band

It's a well-known fact that most band names are essentially gobbledygook, but here at Rocks Off we're trying hard to find the meaning in some of the odder monikers.

We know of Kenny Khaos and his band Cronophage through the orifices of Justin Whitney and his band Church ov Melkarth. Cronophage is black metallic punk, but is surprisingly accessible... at least if you used to worship the devil like we did.

Cronophage avoids many of black metal's more eye-rolling clichés, and instead comes across as a very sedate group of psychopaths, corpse desecrators and livestock mutilators. We're saying they'll eat your soul, but not in front of your kids because that would be mean.

But that name... what the hell does "Cronophage" mean? Well, it means time-eater as anyone with a smidgen of Latin or a spoonful too much time in fetish clubs could probably figure out, but that doesn't really shed any light on the subject.

Rocks Off decided to do a little research before delving into the mind of Kenny Khaos, or rather to put off doing so as long as possible because, apparently, he's a lunatic. We were initially hesitant because the last time we did research for a band name, we ended up in a book of ball-shrinkingly horrible Native American black magic.

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Jef Rouner (not cis, he/him) is a contributing writer who covers politics, pop culture, social justice, video games, and online behavior. He is often a professional annoyance to the ignorant and hurtful.
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