Interview With 'Crypitus'
Firstly, introduce yourself/yourselves and tell us a little bit about the band and how you came to be?
Doug: Im Doug Friend and I'm the proud father of what we call Crypitus. A few of our songs are riffs I had jammed on a bunch in middle school with my old drummer Logan Hayes but due to a falling out the project was put on hold until about may of 2016 when me Pete and Zach grouped up.
Pete: I'm Peter Snee I play guitar. I lived with Doug for a little at a friends house and we both didn't have projects going on so we started jamming together and started looking for a drummer.
Zach: I'm Zach Patch. I'm ridiculous. I play percussion. After my last guitarist tried to kill me, I started posting online looking for musicians to jam with. Pete was the first to respond. Him and Doug came over and the rest is jelly. I've been playing music with Eddie since before he hit puberty.
Eddie: I'm Eddie and I'm the last one to join Crypitus and we are a Thrash band with a few other licks and twists! Doug is the creator of the name and he had started it a way back before any body else in the band knew of this thrasher.
What were you all up too prior to the band, was this always the chosen path or did you have other dreams and aspirations?
Doug: Before the band I wasn't too far out from high school, basically on suite to "find myself" if you will. I was already enthralled with the wilderness and Metal music but I wasn't quick ready for what I was going to need to endure. Major fuck up by a surgeon who extracted my wisdom teeth when I was 18, total numbness in my right tongue for half a year, chronic pain, steroid injections right into my face. Shit was rough, once I was able to stand tall unmedicated for my pains, the shining door opened and there was my band.
Pete: Prior to the band forming I had done two years of college to be a teacher which didn't pan out. I always wanted to be in a band but I couldn't find anyone to play with so I put it on the back burner.
Zach: I was addicted to morphine. These dudes, Stephanie (the band mom) and the prospect of going on tour are all the motivation I need to stay on the wagon. We're already meeting my dreams.
Eddie: Before I was in this band I was in few other bands from VT. I've lived in Rutland my entire life and honestly my favorite part of growing up there was going to local shows around town. I was blown away my first time going to see a punk band from VT by the name of Deathpact and I was blown away by the energy, crazy looking people and the moshing just acting like looney tunes. I was hooked. Being inspired by that experience I wanted to play in a band as wicked as those punks looked. I started playing guitar when I was twelve I pretty much started by watching other people play and just messing around. I loved listening to bands like Iron Maiden and Slipknot Judas Priest. My friend showed me some Death Metal like Dying Fetus and I was hooked.
Tell us about your latest EP/Album and why our readers should check it out.
Doug: Our first piece of studio material is being mastered currently. We agree on the demos title "Exhibit 1: Prelude To The Dead Word" as it depicts a dystopian view of the planet that we are attempting to portray with our song list.
Eddie: We have a Demo recorded that will be available soon. It has three songs on it that are gonna kick your ass! 'Thunder', 'Breakdown', and 'Tundra' are what we are dishing out for now. We just want to play out as much as possible so a full length wont till some time next year.
Have you ever come face to face with someone within the music scene who has left you awestruck and why?
Doug: I have met some major shredders but there was a show I hosted recently in Rutland at The Howling Mouse Record store (they have a sick stage in their store!) which featured Chronologist and Myth of I and I am still not quite convinced that they don't have bionic hands!
Zach: It seems every time we play a show, there is a drummer, or an entire band, that blows my fucking mind.
Eddie: There is a lot of people that really awed and inspired me in the scene. Bands like Morpheus and Psychotic Assault, Burial For The Wretched, Orange Juice, all when I was a kid these bands were just some of the bands I saw live in town and was blown away by their sounds, messages and stage presence. Seeing Crypitus play a show in Mass this one particular time Doug really reminded me of some of my Thrash heros like Chuck Schuldiner and Dimebag with the way he got a crowd going and how cool Crypitus sounds.
If we were to head out to one of your live shows what can ourselves and others expect?
Doug: A very important part of the show is the crowd, so its always a goal of mine to get people going, getting close as possible to the stage, moshing around. Hell I've even jumped in to the crowd (thank you wireless) and started a pit myself! The whole appeal to a Metal show for me besides the music is the energy so I make sure to bring it to the stage.
Pete: At our live shows you can expect high energy and lots of moshing.
Zach: A lot of energy. Maybe clowns. We try to make every performance unforgettable.
Eddie: If you come to Crypitus show you can expect to not be still not be in the back because we will draw you nearer by the ears and you will want to head bang to every fuckin song.
If you had one artist/band that you could go on tour with tomorrow who would it be and why?
Doug and Pete: AN UNCTION IN BRAILLE!! OUR METAL BRUTHAS!!
Zach: Fucking Between The Buried And Me. There's nobody on this planet that blows me away like them.
Eddie: I would tour with Crypitus along side Slayer across the world!
You can spend an hour with a musical icon living or dead, who would you pick, why and what would you speak about?
Doug: Chuck Schuldiner because Death is amazing, no other band like them. I would spend hours picking at his brain about philosophy.
Pete: I'd wanna party with Alex Laiho, talk about guitar tone for a while.
Zach: I can't decide between Dimebag Darrell and Jerry Garcia. Both have different reasons that I don't want the general public or the police to know.
Eddie: I would love to meet Chuck Schuldiner from Death. I always loved the way their songs had a lot of insight and I would want to tell him how much some songs inspired me to be the musician I want to be. Plus he always seemed real laid back and collected.
And finally and most importantly is Die Hard a Christmas Movie?
Doug: I actually watched Die Hard because of this question, my high school friends were big movie fans and were always shoving flicks down my throat to watch. Of course I never did, but here I am five years later and finally watched Die Hard. Now I've got the machine gun, ho-ho-ho. Totally brutal Christmas.
Pete: Die Hard is a Christmas movie. It takes place during Christmas that's he whole reason John McClane is in LA
Eddie: Hippie Kai Yay
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Bandcamp - crypitus.bandcamp.com