Metal Anarchy’s New Music Showcase: Exclusive Q&A With Crypitus

Time for the next edition of Metal Anarchy’s “new music showcase,” the feature where I introduce you to up and coming bands that readers of this site may find interesting. This time I have an exclusive Q&A with Doug Friend, Peter Snee, and Zach Patch from Crypitus.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

Doug Crypitus is my first and only musical project I’ve worked on so the arsenal of songs we work with are a culmination of music I’ve wrote in my life. Sometimes I get wicked nostalgia from the songs but seeing them come to life after so many years is so amazing. The project was first started in 2015 with my old friend Logan Hayes. Him and I played music together through our childhood but we had a falling out and went our separate ways. I moved in with Peter in 2016 and he started to catch on to my riffs and then soon enough we were trying to find ourselves a drummer. Zach popped up on Facebook and now here we are!

Pete: Crypitus is the sound of breaking bones! Doug and I started jamming together after being roommates and not being able to find musical projects. Originally I mistook Zach for another drummer friend of mine, but he turned out to be a perfect addition anyway.

Zach: Well, you already know that Crypitus is the sound of breaking bones, but Crypitus is also the sound of extreme musical perseverance and a life long dedication to playing wicked tunes. Crypitus is also the sound of clowns and bacon filled tacos.

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

Doug: My main influences are Megadeth and Death. Both bands offer so much as far as musicality and lyrical themes go. These bands will always be my heros.

Pete: I’m influenced by rock and metal music spanning the past 60 years. Pink Floyd influenced me a lot with their storytelling, weaving whole novels with simplistic chord progressions that speak to the soul. Barishi, a trippy progressive metal band from Brattleboro, VT, gave me a new-found desire to be a better guitar player. They used clean tones during the solos, yet you could hear every note so clearly and it never lost the momentum. Blew my mind.

Zach: My main influences are Blake Richardson from Between The Buried And Me and Frank Zappa with, of course, Terry Bozzio. Mike Portnoy is another big one. On top of these influences, every show we play, there’s one or several bands that completely blow me away. I try to learn and apply whenever I meet greatness.

METAL ANARCHY: What is your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?

Doug: Our latest release will be our first studio work called Exhibit 1: Prelude to the Dead World. It will feature three of our songs Breakdown, Tundra and Thunder. All home recorded, produces and mastered by my friends Doug and Zach Norford. So simply speaking your readers should check us out because we believe that this HomeGrown Vermont Metal demo is a perfect introduction to Crypitus and also a great demonstration of what a self funded band can accomplish on their own!

Pete: Our upcoming demo, Exhibit 1: Prelude to the Dead World, is a short compilation of our first songs together. Readers should check it out because why not? It’s been a year in the works, it’s been clinically proven to melt the skin off your face; you can’t afford to not give it a listen.

Zach: You should check out our demo, really, because if you don’t, I’ll find you in the afterlife and shit won’t be pretty. Other than that, we poured our souls into this and it’d make us really happy if you give a listen.

METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?

Doug: Crypitus is a high energy band which calls for high energy from the audience. Mosh pits, headbanging, fuck you can even dance to it if you want. If you’re having fun so am I!
Pete: Expect mosh pits, headbanging, ground-crushing riffs, sky-shattering percussion, and solos like lighting strikes on your ear holes.

Pete: Expect mosh pits, headbanging, ground-crushing riffs, sky-shattering percussion, and solos like lighting strikes on your ear holes.

Zach: Energy like you’ve never felt before. Clowns. Guitarists running in circles in the crowd, and of course, the most brilliant psychedelic thrash you’ve ever heard, oh and bacon filled tacos.

METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see your band heading in 5 years?

Doug: In five years I want to be playing places all over the country, I want people blaring our music in their cars driving by people screaming “fuckin’ CRYPITUS!” I want people with our name in ink on their bodies. In five years time, our voice will be heard.

Pete: A lot can happen in 5 years. Our next steps are an album and lots more touring around the north-east. By 2022, you’ll be able to see Crypitus on every continent during our world tour.

Zach: In five years time, Crypitus will be a well known name. We will be playing in every plausible country on the planet.


One response to “Metal Anarchy’s New Music Showcase: Exclusive Q&A With Crypitus

  1. Kat and I love these guys. They are one of the hardest working local bands we know at this time. Doug, Pete, and Zach are what metal music is about. A good fucking time. We enjoy seeing them live and can’t wait for the ep to circulate. We wish nothing but the best for these THRASHING friends of ours. SUPPORT LIVE MUSIC EVERY CHANCE YOU GET.