To darken the rays of the coming summer sun, Mattias Norrman’s (OCTOBER TIDE, ex-KATATONIA) new Black Metal band KRYPTAN will release its first self-titled mini album on July 23rd. Today, we unveil a first song, ‘Blessed Be The Glue’, whose raging, melodically concise riffs bring contemporary power to influences from the ‘90s Scandinavian classics. It sounds dark, atmospheric and uncompromising.
Composer Mattias narrates about the development of this track:
”’Blessed Be The Glue’ was the second track I wrote for KRYPTAN in early 2020. I picked up the guitar and started riffing – and so the vers riff appeared. It sounded cool, so I recorded it, added the keys, and created the short intro. Then the rest of the song developed quite naturally with a good flow. The intention was to add some more riffs into it, but after I let the song rest for a while and picked it up again, I kind of liked the simplicity of the song. So, I sent it to Alex Högbom (vocals), and he wrote and arranged the lyrics.”
‘Blessed Be The Glue’ can now be streamed via Bandcamp and on YouTube.
All in all, four compositions form KRYPTAN’s debut:
01. A Giant Leap For Whoredom
02. Bedårande barn
03. Blessed Be The Glue
04. Burn The Priest
The EP was recorded at Glashuset Studios and engineered as well as mixed by Mats Andersson (WRETCHED FATE). Thomas ‘Plec’ Johansson (MAYHEM, WATAIN) of The Panic Room took care of the mastering.
KRYPTAN is an atmospheric Black Metal band from Avesta, Sweden. Founded in early 2020, right at the beginning of the global pandemic, KRYPTAN took shape to embody the passion for Black Metal that songwriter and guitarist Mattias ‘Kryptan’ Norrman harboured for decades.
A familiar face in the scene, Mattias, who is most recognized for playing guitar in OCTOBER TIDE and previously bass in KATATONIA, has long striven for his very own musical endeavor.
Heavily inspired by the 90s era of Norwegian and Swedish Black Metal, life, and the crushing darkness of Swedish winters, Mattias created enthralling songs bursting with sinister energy and craftsmanship. KRYPTAN aim to take listeners back in time and celebrate a glorious musical legacy in a contemporary fashion. The band is completed by fellow OCTOBER TIDE member Alexander Högbom on vocals and Samuel Karlstrand of WRETCHED FATE on drums.
Four songs for a first release were already recorded with Mats Andersson at Glashuset Studios over the course of 2020. Finally, mastered by Thomas Plec Johansson at The Panic Room and signed by Debemur Morti Productions the following year, the self-titled EP will be released in 2021.
A full-length album is already in the works and the band is looking forward to taking their raw, majestic Swedish Black Metal to the stage as well.