Today, Debemur Morti Productions herald the official release of KRYPTAN‘s self-titled debut. The four-track-mini-album stays true to the roots of the Swedish tradition without losing the signature sound of its composer. Thus, “Kryptan” offers four compositions of ferocious and melodic Black Metal.
The band is already hard at work on the coming full-length album which will show a further refinement of KRYPTAN‘s musical vision.
|Praise from the media:|
““Kryptan” is an exciting record and one that really leans into its most vicious twists and turns. Every track showcases different capacities for the band as songwriters and the deeper you delve the more rewarding it becomes. KRYPTAN’s opening war cry is a fitting introduction into the heart of the underground and will thrill listeners who immerse themselves in the open throated blasphemies of this band.” (Two Guys Metal Reviews)
“A great opening statement here, and I doubt this lot are going to be an unknown entity for very long.” (Ave Noctum)
“Yes, the EP ends too soon, but perhaps it’s best that it does, before the wholly submersive and blast-furnace intensity of the music sucks the last bit of air from your lungs.” (No Clean Singing)
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.