1.   Introduce us to your band!

Pete: I’m Pete I play rhythm guitar.

Zach: Hi, Im Zach. I hit drums with sticks for Crypitus.

Joe: I’m Joe and I play bass.

Doug: I’m Doug, the vocalist/guitar origin barer of Crypitus; the sound of breaking bones.

2.   How did you guys start out?

Pete: Doug and I were roommates and started playing guitar together and decided to find a drummer. We found Zach on Facebook.

Zach: Pete and Doug were already together. I was desperately searching the internet for musicians to play music with and Pete was the first to respond with Doug in tow.

Joe: My introduced me to the band when they were looking for a bassist.

Doug: I had an old friend in high school that started to make music with me, due to a falling out that failed and left me with a few songs that I wrote. I ended up moving in with Pete and before long he had picked up on a few riffs. Musicians are sparse around here so we are thankful to have found Zach online. Bass has been a wandering/absent element as of late but Joe’s been a really good fit to the group.

3.   Describe your band’s sound

Pete: We are a thrashy, deathy, proggy, jazzy hodgepodge.

Zach: Psychedelic thrash metal with a hint of Mexican food.

Joe: Super cool proggy thrash metal.

Doug: Thrashy blackened Death metal with a progressive twist.

4.   What influences your craft?

Pete: The mountains that surround us in Vermont influence me a lot. Musically, Animals as Leaders, Death, Frank Zappa, Children of Bodom.

Zach: Blake Richardson from Between the Buried and Me is my biggest influence but I definitely draw influence from Terry Bozzio with Frank Zappa and Mike Portnoy.

Joe: Old Metallica, Primus and System of a down influenced me a lot.

Doug: The works of Dave Mustaine and Chuck Schuldiner, Gojira, Exodus and Dissection.

5.   What makes your band different? Why should people listen to you?

Pete: We don’t stick to any one genre. In the middle of a thrash song we could go into a jazzy part with proggy overtones and back to thrashy.

Zach: Its the energy. Musicians are a dime a dozen, so we try to make our music interesting enough to stand out.

Joe: We have an interesting take on thrash that I think people would enjoy.

Doug: We offer an original metal approach. A modern and classic clash.

6.   When introducing people to your music, what song should I show them first? What is your quintessential track?

Pete: Thunder is a great introduction to our music..

Zach: Whenever I’m trying to get our music to get into a new pair of ears, I always recommend Symphony #1.

Joe: Ash is cool.

Doug: According to a lot of our fans Tundra is our quintessential track..

7.   What has been the biggest struggle in your career so far?

Pete: Finding a bass player was a struggle for a little bit.

Zach: I’m not sure if it was keeping a bassist, or not killing Pete off.

Doug: Overcoming the adversity that comes with being so isolated in Vermont.

8.   What has been the biggest highlight in your career so far?

Pete: Playing with Psychostick.

Zach: Im not sure.. We’ve had a lot of big things going on.

Doug: The release of our demo Exhibit 1: Prelude to the Dead World.

9.   How bright is the future of your band – what are the plans?

Pete: We have one more show this year, a tour planned for next summer with a smattering of shows in between and maybe a full length album on the way.

Zach: The future is blinding. World domination is on the menu though.

Joe: We have a tour next year that’s going to be awesome.

Doug: A winter hibernation and solid spring strike back.

10.   When all is said and done, how would you like to be remembered?

Pete: I want to be remembered for never being boring with our music. We always try to make things interesting.

Zach: As the best clown percussionist that ever slayed.

Joe: As a cool dude.

Doug: As someone who worked hard for something they loved.

Thanks for taking the time to talk to us!
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crypitus/
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5xrOXFU3V80p81y6MfHn3k

 

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