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Michigan’s Progressive Thrash Metal Project KAPTAIN KOLLNOT Released Single “Mankinds”!

Grand Rapids-based progressive thrash metal project KAPTAIN KOLLNOT is proud to share its recent single “Mankinds”. The song, released on February 28th, features the mighty STU BLOCK (Into Eternity, Iced Earth) behind the microphone and it’s a must for those who love Iced Earth, Annihilator, Metallica, Pantera, and Van Halen!

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“Mankinds” is a fast-paced, yet melodic track that comfortably mashes up thrash, progressive, and power metal elements, while the lyrics are inspired by the Multi Dimensional Future Human hypothesis.

KAPTAIN KOLLNOT is the solo project of West Michigan musician Jeff Kollnot. He started the project in 2019. In that time he has released a full-length and an EP.  The “Future Human” EP was the first to feature former Iced Earth and current Into Eternity vocalist, Stu Block.

“Mankinds” is the first single from the project’s upcoming album, entitled “The Aquarius Shift”. The record is currently slated for a late 24 or early 25 release date.

Lyrics and music of “Mankinds” are by Jeff Kollnot. The song was produced by CJ Gardineer from Red Wolf. Photo by Jessica Hecker. Artwork by Jeff Kollnot.


Jeff Kollnot - Guitars, Bass

Stu Block - Session Vocals

Eric Landon - Drums


Progressive Thrash Metal KAPTAIN KOLLNOT Release Single

Progressive Thrash Metal KAPTAIN KOLLNOT Release Single


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