KRASHKARMA plays songs with riffs, not riffs trying to be songs - with hooks Rick Rubin wished he would hear when he produced SLAYER.


History Of A Krash

Starting in 2005 under the name SUICIDE HOLIDAY, KRASHKARMA has independently booked 8 national tours, played over 250 shows, including Germany, produced two EPs and sold over 4000 units out of the back of their '78 Dodge Van. This did not go unnoticed in the Hollywood scene as they won the "Rock City News Award" for " best independent touring band" in December 2007.
The Los Angeles based band was formed by Ralf Dietel after his 30 day career as NINE INCH NAILS guitar player.
The producer/singer/guitarist moved to the US from Germany where he stole the stage from bands such as FOO FIGHTERS and RAMMSTEIN. On the drums and vocals is the award winning Nicole Skistimas, whose dangerous style and sound are emblematic to the core vision of KRASHKARMA: a pretty girl who doesn't just play the drums, she destroys them. Adding Zak Bowman on lead guitar and Said Yousifi on the bass has elevated the band to new heights of creativity and presence.
In 2008 the band recorded and self released a new song every month along with a video to go with it on their webpage, placed songs in independent movies and have recently begun writing and licensing music for FOX SPORTS .
KRASHKARMA released their latest EP "seven deadly sounds" on Jan 11th, 2009. This was followed by a North West tour through February , a Southwest tour to SXSW in march. Currently the band are in the midst of a national tour that will also take them to Africa and through Canada until the fall.



Songs from the dark side
the Void
Self Titled full Length CD
Seven Deadly Sounds

Set List

8-16 songs.
30-60 minute set.
All originals with an occasional cover song by
Fugazi, Prodigy, Johnny Cash, Helmet, Pink Floyd...