Interview: Crypitus talk latest release

Crypitus is a band originally formed in 2015 and revamped in 2016 with a new line up. The founding member Doug Friend in collaboration with Zach Patch and Peter Snee have reworked the framework for some original 2015 Crypitus tunes as well as an arsenal of their own new songs creating a good array of music. Crypitus is Heavy, Death, Thrash and Black Metal influenced band but reach out to pull from genres such as jazz, punk and even hardcore. When the new group came together in May of 2016 they were hellbent to tighten their sound and play out! After a few hometown shows in Rutland VT they took to take off to the rest of New England. Started off in New Hampshire and Massachusetts and had spread their reach to Maine and Connecticut. In late November they had decided to lay down some recordings to continue to spread their reach and their music as far as possible. With the help of Doug and Zach Norford they have been working hard at contriving their dream with their latest demo titled Exhibit 1: Prelude to the Dead World. With established hit such as Breakdown, Tundra and Thunder the aim is to create a rounded dystopian image of the world to come and how we treat the world. For a long while Crypitus has played out at a three piece two guitars, drums and vocals and they will continue to do so until further notice. Check out the band’s latest release below!

We managed to catch up with the band as they talk about their latest release and more!

So how has your latest release gone so far with fans then?

Zach: At this point we have gotten some mixed reviews- all because of the recording quality, but it is just a demo…. Most people love the music.
Pete: They’ve been buying it up and streaming it a bunch.
Joe: For the most part people like it.
Doug: I think most of our fans are just happy they finally have some material to listen to!

Tell us something about the release no one knows?

Zach: It was recorded in my basement and if you listen closely, you can hear the voices of my deceased friends complaining cause they’re trying to rest.
Pete: You can hear an alien space ship land during Thunder.
Doug: There was only three bassists involved in our whole recording process.

If you could work with any band on a new song, who would it be and why?

Zach: I’d really like to collaborate with Mis(s)Invader. I think we would put something together that the world has never heard.
Pete: Like Zach said, MissInvader would be a sick collaboration.
Joe: It hard to pick one. Like the others said MissInvader would be cool. Or Black Absence they’re pretty sick.
Doug: Dude, An Unction in Braille, the mix would be so cool.

How has your latest single been received?

Zach: Everyone loves Tundra.
Pete: Tundra has been an instant favorite.
Doug: The single I guess would be Tundra. People like it for the most part, I think it’s a great introduction to the band.

Can you tell us about the meaning behind the track?

Zach: Its about being fed up with cold weather.
Pete: It’s about living in a frozen white wasteland.
Doug: It’s a song about the bittersweet taste of Arctic transcendentalism. The feeling of overcoming and being overcame by your surroundings.

What tours do you have coming up, and what can you tell us about them?

Zach: We are actually working on wrapping up our touring for the year. Were going to take a winter break.
Pete: We have a few shows left this year in November but then we’re taking a break.
Doug: We have these dates confirmed for the rest of 2017. Oct 21 Plattsburgh NY Nov 16 Worcester MA Nov 18 Wallingford CT Nov 24 Rutland VT and Dec 8 Portland ME.

What venue are you most looking forward to playing the most, and why?

Zach: I really love Jewel Nightclub in Manchester, NH. Can’t wait to get back there. Its just an awesome place and Lisa Richards is the man.
Special shout out to Rick Skiba here, at our home venue. He is a true warrior for our cause.
Pete: I can’t wait for our next record store show in our home town of Rutland, Vermont.
Joe: The next show at Rick and Kats howlin mouse in Rutland, VT because that’s our home venue.
Doug: I can’t wait to play at Genos in Portland ME, I’ve heard about it for so long!

What else can we expect from you as we head towards 2018?

Zach: We are always moving forward towards world domination.
Pete: New songs, tighter playing, world domination.
Joe: More songs, more shows, more fun.
Doug: Some sick ass shows and a tighter sound!