Crypta (BRA)

19u / death metal / presented by MMM / €15

Crypta 

It features former members of thrash metal band Nervosa, bassist and vocalist Fernanda Lira and drummer Luana Dametto, along with guitarist Tainá Bergamaschi.

On April 25, 2020, after straining their professional relationship, Fernanda Lira and Luana Dametto left the band Nervosa.The following month, on May 20, they announced that they had formed a death metal band, the style they most identify with, called Crypta. They completed the line-up with guitarists Tainá Bergamaschi (ex-Hagbard) and Sonia “Anubis” Nusselder (ex-Burning Witches, Cobra Spell). Despite the announcement, the band had been formed a year earlier (June 2019).  On June 16, Napalm Records announced that they would release the band’s debut album. The band’s first single and music video released was for the song From The Ashes, about the well-known story of the phoenix.

The band recorded their first album in early 2021, at Family Mob, studio owned by Jean Dolabella (Ego Kill Talent, ex-Sepultura) and Estevam Romera. After releasing three singles (From the Ashes on April 21, Starvation on May 11 and Dark Night of the Soul on June 8), their debut album, Echoes of the Soul, was released on June 11, 2021. It was mixed by Arthur Rizk (Code Orange, Power Trip) and mastered by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Dimmu Borgir, Sepultura). The cover art was created by Wes Benscoter, who is well known for his work with bands such as Slayer, Kreator, Black Sabbath and many others. On November 20, Crypta performed their first concert, at the Porão do Rock festival in Brasília, with both an in-person audience and online streaming. An unreleased track from Echoes of the SoulI Resign, was released as a single and music video on March 3, 2022. On April 5, 2022, through their social media networks, Crypta and guitarist Sonia Anubis announced that they amicably parted ways. On April 13, Jéssica di Falchi was announced as the guitarist that would substitute Nusselder during the band’s already scheduled upcoming concerts and tours, although she was not confirmed as an official band member.

 

Wed 27 Jul