Crypitus has little to go off of since their formation. As they have some releases off YouTube and other places, but currently have a demo in the works to be out soon enough. That being said, this act act got together to disclose a bit about themselves and what else they have planned for us.
1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
Zach: I was desperately searching the internet for musicians to play music with and Pete was the first to respond with Doug in tow.
Pete: Doug taught me some of his songs when he and I used to jam, just us. We had a friend who tried drumming for us but it didn't work out. Zach and I were friends of friends so we ended up jamming with him. Worked out pretty well, I think.
Doug: I started Crypitus in pretty much 2014 as an idea that me and my old drummer had played around with. I have old ass recordings still of Tundra like three years ago, progress is amazing. Me and friend had a falling out so I put the idea to rest for a little while. That Pete and I moved in together and he started jamming my songs with me, we found a Zach online and here we are!
2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?
Zach: The idea of the name came from one of Doug's high school teachers. Crypitus is the sound of breaking bones!
Pete: Crypitus is the sounds of two parts of a fracture grinding together. It's the sound breaking bones.
Doug: I remember my teacher coming up to me super excited during wilderness first aid in high school and he exclaimed to me "Do you know what a sick metal band name would be?! Crepitus it's the sound of breaking bones." I was sold immediately.
3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?
Zach: Were from Mendon, VT. There's no scene in Mendon, but we currently acting to revive the music scene in neighboring Rutland. I strongly recommend our brothers in An Unction in Braille.
Pete: Rutland is a small city in the foothills of Vermont, in the northeast US. The music scene here is limited to small bars having open mic nights or infrequent metal/punk shows. Epicenter, An Unction in Braille, Fall of Time. They're all from around here and they all kick serious ass.
Doug: Yes good old Rutland. The local scene is hurting around here but I think with the help of Rick and Kats Howlin' Mouse Record Store opened their doors to their homemade stage we are gunna see more of a musical resurge around these parts. Vermont local metal bands I would recommend would be Jeopardy, Humdinger and The Bucksnort, Fall of Time, Obtusum, No Son Of Mine, The Abberation, and Barishi!
4. How would you describe your style?
Zach: I'd say Crypitus is a dizzying, in your face, psychedelic thrash/clown core with an energy you'll never forget.
Pete: Melodic psychadelia soaked in thrashy death metal.
Doug: We are a thrashy blackened death metal whatever, listen to it you tell me.
5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?
Zach: We have a demo in the works. Doug will tell you all about it. We have plenty of good videos on YouTube too.
Pete: We have a few live rips but our demo was recorded this spring and is due out this fall. We have lots more in the works too and we're always writing new songs.
Doug: We have a demo cooking and a release date coming soon, it's was recorded by my friend Doug Norford and mastered by my friend and his son Zach Norford. They did a fantastic job and I can't wait for you guys to hear it. Keep your eyes on Crypitus.bandcamp.com for our release!
6. Do you have any new music in the works?
Zach: We always have something new in the works.
Pete: Oh yeah. Fucking around with riffs between practicing our actual songs leads to writing new stuff.
Doug: It never stops!
7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?
Zach: We just finished our summer tour with our brothers in An Unction in Braille. We have another ton of shows coming up, starting in October. Come check it out.
Pete: We've played all over New England by now and we have a bunch of dates in October and November, from New York to Portland, Maine.
Doug: For confirmed dates we have this for the rest of 2017: 10/7 Rutland Vt 10/14 Revere Ma 10/21 Plattsburgh Ny 11/16 Worcester Ma 12/8 Portland Me.
8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?
Zach: Our plan is to keep going till everyone knows Crypitus. Tomorrow we conquer America, then the world!
Pete: Full length album, nationwide tours, bigger venues.
Doug: To keep doing what we love because we love it.
9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
Doug: We have live audio rips streaming on Crypitus.bandcamp.com where you can purchase our merchandise as well. Our Youtube and Facebook page includes photos and videos of us but if you follow our events come out to the show and we can do it the ol' fashion way!
10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?
Zach: I don't care what they remember most, I just care that they remember us at all.
Pete: I want to be remembered for the music itself. Remember who we are, we have lots more in store.
Doug: I want them to hear the riffs over and over again after they leave the show or pull their headphones out!