Škan was founded November 11 of 2011 in Austin, Texas, as a solo recording artist. The live band was formed November 2 of 2013.
Transcending the rigid boundaries of established metal genres, their music creates an esoteric atmosphere that lays bare the nature of death and illumination in all its destructive glory. Škan's aggressive and haunting forces embrace the blackest of eternal flames and seek to unchain the very bonds of existence.
Škan released their first EP "The Old King" in November 11, 2013 which quickly gained them a loyal following and praise from many supporters across the world who appreciated their uncompromising sound and vision. Featuring in many online press reviews the EP was well received with standout tracks like “The Eye" leading to them being nominated by Metal Underground as "Best Newcomer " for 2013. In the months that followed they unleashed their ritualistic live shows alongside international acts like Voivod, Danzig, and Portal, and 2014 saw them performing an intense main stage show at Phil Anselmo's Housecore Horror Film Festival.
Kansasi/ˈkænzəs/ is a U.S. state located in the Midwestern United States. It is named after the Kansa Native American tribe, which inhabited the area. The tribe's name (natively kką:ze) is often said to mean "people of the wind" or "people of the south wind", although this was probably not the term's original meaning. Residents of Kansas are called "Kansans". For thousands of years, what is now Kansas was home to numerous and diverse Native American tribes. Tribes in the eastern part of the state generally lived in villages along the river valleys. Tribes in the western part of the state were semi-nomadic and hunted large herds of bison. Kansas was first settled by European Americans in the 1830s, but the pace of settlement accelerated in the 1850s, in the midst of political wars over the slavery issue.
Kan Kimura(木村 和,Kimura Kan, born September 24, 1962), known by his stage name Kan (commonly stylized as KAN), is a Japanese singer-songwriter.
In 1986, Kan wrote the background music for the film directed by Nobuhiko Obayashi, and started his recording career the following year. He is best known for the chart-topping hit "Ai wa Katsu", released as a single in 1990. It sold over 2 million copies and won the 33rd Japan Record Award, bringing the artist into prominence. Subsequently, he spawned five top-ten singles and four top-ten albums on the Japanese record chart during the first half of the 1990s.
Kan has released 33 singles and 15 studio albums. According to the Oricon, he has sold over 4.6 million copies of albums and singles in his home country.