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A few questions - interview with death metal band from Germany - CRYPTS.

A few questions - interview with death metal band from Germany - CRYPTS.

Answered Lukas (Vocals), thank you!

Recenze/review - CRYPTS - Coven of the Dead (2021):

Ave, can you introduce your band to our readers? – When was it founded and what style of music do you play etc.?

Hey, Jakub, thanks for your interest in our music! We are CRYPTS from Münster, Germany, and we play Death Metal in the oldschool vein. I guess, we started this band around 2017/ 2018.


Where and under what conditions were you recording the new album? Who was in charge of sound, production and mastering?

We recorded the album at Necrospell Studios in Bottrop, Germany. It ´s in the north Ruhr-Area and about an hour-ride to get there.

The recordings took a while as we recorded each instrument successively, starting with the drums and continuing with guitars, bass and vocals.

It was very relaxed and comfortable – truly an allround carefree package with a bunch of drinks and good food.

Skjeld, a mate, was responsible for engineering, mixing and mastering and we think he did a really good job!

How many copies were released and which medium was used for this new edition (CD, digital, vinyl, cassette)?

The Album was released on March, 19th, 2021 by This Charming Man Records as 12´´ vinyl in two colours (red and black) as well as on CD. Further it ´s available as digital download.

Who is the author of the lyrics and how were they created and about what do the lyrics deal with?

The lyrics have been written by our drummer as well as by the vocalist. They mostly deal with classic type of horror issues with a dash of horror-b-movie-aesthetics.


Who created the logo of the band, and who took care of the graphics and the website? What about you and social networks? Do you consider these things important?

The logo has been created by the vocalist except for the skull above. The skull has been drawn by Sebastian Jerke (http://www.sebastianjerke.de/ ), a friend of ours, who took care for the great artwork as well. The layout was complemented by Jakob Maser (https://www.jakobmaser.com/ ).

Both, the guitarist and bass-player, are taking care of business if it comes to social networks. We are on bandcamp (https://cryptsdeath.bandcamp.com/releases), facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Crypts-Deathmetal-106700557558180/ ) and on instagram.

Yes, we guess these things are a necessary evil nowadays.


Which label did you choose for releasing your album and why this label? Are you satisfied by how your label represents you and takés care about you?

We are on This Charming Man Records (https://thischarmingmanrecords.de/ ), a really cool label here from Münster. Chris, the Label-boss, is a really music-enthusiast and a cool and relaxed guy who made a good offer. He has a pretty good distribution and promotion and at least: Support your local underground!

Yes, we ´re very happy with it!

Which bands do you idolise and where do you get your inspiration?

We love the oldschool metal from the 80´s and early 90´s. Maybe you can hear some influences on our album...

Inspiration comes –from time to time – by life itself and, of course we have to mention the good old horror movies again. What ´d you expect from frowsty oldschool Death Metal farts?

Did you send your record to some Labels - which are the labels? How was the response?

Yes, of course we sent demos to various labels! We had quite some good offers and are satisfied with our decision in the end. What more can you expect?


How many gigs have you played? Which type of gigs do you prefer, whether it's (clubs or festivals) and which of your performances would you consider as the best?

Due to the corona-situation we are happy, if a simple rehearsal is possible. Our last gig took place more than one year ago! We played with Repulsive Feast and Lik in Kassel.

Other cool gigs were support-slots for Jungle Rot and Sodom.

I think that both types of gigs provide an attraction, but I guess that you can create more of a vibe in a gloomy club.

What about your plans for the future? What do you want to achieve with the band?

We want to play some more cool gigs, some festivals and are already planning a new record.

To play a tour with a nice package would be great as well, of course!

How and where can your fans contact you? Can you provide some contact information?

Yes, just follow the links above and get in touch!

Thanx for the interview.

Thank you for your interest again!

Stay healthy and stay tuned!

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