Interview: Crypitus

We recently had the opportunity to chat to a bunch of bands from the Rogue PR label. Our latest one was with Zach, Pete, Joe and Doug of American metal band Crypitus where we found out about their debut album, influences and the sound of broken bones.

Interview by Jane Howkins

How is 2019 treating you so far?
Zach: Pretty damn good. Killer fishing season this summer and duck season just started so I’m in my zone.
Pete: It’s not bad so far. We’ve played some really pivotal shows this year and we released an album.
Joe: Pretty good.
Doug: Solid year with a solid release Ill World (That’s What You Get) and many great shows.

Have you released any music so far this year? If so, what can you tell us about that?
Zach: Yes. We just released our first album Ill World (That’s What You Get). It’s available on all of the streaming platforms that we know of. We are super excited to unleash this upon the world.
Doug: Our album Ill World (That’s What You Get) is our first real album. We are proud of the material we have worked on and feel like it’s a good definition of our song. It’s six songs, one instrumental that I feel help bring light to some serious issues we are facing in this Ill World.

Are you working on any new music at the moment? What are you working on, and when will it be released?
Zach: We are working on a bunch of new material. It’s top secret. You’ll have to come see us live to check it out. No release date yet.
Pete: We’re always writing new songs. Right now we’re fine tuning a couple ones that are in a slightly different direction than our oldest stuff. We haven’t talked about recording it yet.
Joe: We have lots of new stuff we are working on. Nothing ready to recorded though.
Doug: Always working on something new! Stay tuned!

Have you got any upcoming tours planned? If so, where are you playing and where are you looking forward to most?
Zach: We don’t have any actual tours booked at the moment. We do have a few local shows to wrap up the year. After that we are going to hibernate and get back at it in the spring.
Pete: No tours planned yet but we have a few shows we’re doing the rest of this year. We get to open for Exmortus in December so that’s exciting.
Joe: No tours right now. We have a few shows to end this year then probably a break until spring.
Doug: We are playing with Exmortus in Waterford NY on 12.2.19 and I’m so excited for that.

Who/what has influenced you the most as musicians?
Zach: My biggest influence is Between the Buried and Me. I’m also a big Zappa fan.
Pete: Some of my biggest influences are Mastodon, Between the Buried and Me, Frank Zappa, and Intervals. Non-musically, I’m influenced by a lot of fantasy-based stuff like Lord of the Rings.
Joe: Metallica, Primus, and System of a Down
Doug: Megadeth, Exodus, Voivod, Death etc etc.

What have you been listening to recently that you can recommend to our readers?
Zach: Valence is amazing. I’ve been listening to a lot of Capture the Sun lately too.
Pete: I’m still not sick of Revocation’s newest album The Outer Ones yet. I just got to see them on tour and they blew my mind.
Joe: Magic Machine album by An Endless Sporadic.
Doug: I just caught a show with Skeletal Remains and those dudes are bad ass! Recommend for sure!

Why do you think people should pick up one of your records or come and see you live, and what can people expect from one of your shows?
Zach: We have a really unique sound and presence. Give it a listen. You might just like it.
Pete: We’re high energy on stage. Lots of headbanging and moshing to be had. Our album is a nice mix of thrash, death, prog, and punk.
Joe: We have a cool sound and a fun time at live shows.
Doug: We try to be unlike others, and bring a fun show with original music.

Any last words for the fans?
Zach: Crypitus is the sound of breaking bones!
Joe: That’s what you get.
Doug: Our album is ready for purchase here!