Kratos was created in the fall of 1996 by Daniel Dron, started to gain immediate attention in the Romanian metal arena through its melodic gothic style. After the release of their first EP called “The Essence” in late 1997, Kratos quickly started to win awards and attract media exposure at several metal festivals throughout the country (Top T Buzau, Posada Rock Festival, Turris Metal Night, Summer Metal Meeting, Rock'n'Iasi Open Air, Barock Fest, Constelatii Rock and more).
The permanent embedding of Kratos in the Romanian Metal area came with the release in 1999 of their initial album titled “Looking Behind the Mirror...” at Bestial Records and the awards that followed this resounding success.
Following the release of their first album, Kratos started a set of tours to promote their music style. Some notable events are the Tiamat opening act, Summer Nights Open Air Festival (Austria), Terrordome Festival (Macedonia), Legacy Open Air (Bulgaria) as well as concerts with Rotting Christ, Umbra et Imago, Suicidal Angels to name a few. In between events, Kratos also released a series of singles including Reverse Effect (2002), Beyond Knowing (2010) and It’s Empty (2013).
In 2016, Kratos signs with Finnish label Inverse Records and returns with a more incisive style but more symphonic, bombastic but theatrical voices that can be heard officially on the new album "Arlechino" (CD-Digipak).