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Death Metal Quartet CRYPTA Unleash New Single, “The Other Side of Anger” and Official Studio Video.
New Album, Shades of Sorrow, out this Friday via Napalm Records. Don’t Miss Pre-Order!

Napalm Records / photo credit: Estevam Romera


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Brazilian death metal unit CRYPTA are preparing to release their second beast of an album, Shades of Sorrow, this Friday, August 4, 2023, by unleashing another new single, entitled “The Other Side of Anger”! Formed in 2019 by former NERVOSA members Luana Dametto (drums) and Fernanda Lira (vocals), and now featuring guitarists Tainá Bergamaschi and Jessica di Falchi, CRYPTA once again stay true to the unique sound introduced on their first full-length, blending classic and modern death metal with significant extreme and black metal elements on Shades of Sorrow.

Outstanding death metal drumming on “The Other Side of Anger” sets the scene for threatening vocals, evoking an uncontrollable storm. The new single comes with a high-quality studio video. With millions of video views and performances at the famous Wacken Open Air among other premium festivals, the band will add another highlight when supporting Ghost at two shows later this year.

Fernanda Lira on “The Other Side of Anger”:
“With the third single we wanted to show one more side of the album! 'Lord of Ruins' brought the melodies that permeate the whole record, 'Trial of Traitors' has the aggressiveness and a fast pace and with 'The Other Side of Anger', we wanted to show the more gloomy, slow paced side of the record!"

Watch the Official Studio Video for “The Other Side of Anger” HERE:

It is clear that the talented women of CRYPTA have created another impressive masterpiece with Shades of Sorrow, presenting the very best of their technical ability and songwriting skills on this 13-track onslaught. Shades of Sorrow was recorded at Family Mob Studio, mixed by Daniel Bergstrand at 33 Stockholm, Sweden and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studio.

Fernanda Lira (bass, vocals) on Shades of Sorrow:
“Shades of Sorrow is a semi-concept album which describes a journey through the depths of our psyche when facing tough battles. It's a trip to the many shades of pain we sometimes have to face while enduring our lives’ challenges. The songs are the perfect gloomy, dark, emotional soundtrack for this journey."
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As a raging monster on its own, Shades of Sorrow begins with the instrumental piano intro track “The Aftermath”, creating an ominous atmosphere before “Dark Clouds” kicks straight off with feral growls to drop jaws, showcasing the full extent of the band’s striking interplay from the very first second. “Poisonous Apathy” features electrifying guitar sounds and prominent hard-hitting bass, creeping into the listener’s brain. Ruthless “The Outsider” unleashes a massive drum attack and another ferocity of coals, before it fades into a softer outro that melts seamlessly into the intro of “Stronghold”, one of the slower and more melodic tracks on the album. The dark and deep instrumental piano interlude “The Limbo” acts as a breather. Following the eerie, haunting “Lullaby for the Forsaken” comes “Agents of Chaos”, showcasing the undeniable talent of the band with its many changes. Relentless death metal tracks “Lift the Blindfold” and “Lord of Ruins” offer the last dose of true CRYPTA sound, leaving the listener breathless before the beautiful instrumental outro “The Closure” wraps the album up.

Shades of Sorrow tracklisting:
1 The Aftermath
2 Dark Clouds
3 Poisonous Apathy
4 The Outsider
5 Stronghold
6 The Other Side of Anger
7 The Limbo
8 Trial of Traitors
9 Lullaby for the Forsaken
10 Agents of Chaos
11 Lift the Blindfold
12 Lord of Ruins
13 The Closure

Shades of Sorrow will be available in the following formats:
Deluxe Wooden Box Set (incl. 1 CD Digisleeve, Pendant, Guitar Pick, Shaped Woven Patch, Flag) – ltd. to 500 copies worldwide
1 LP Gatefold SPLATTER RED YELLOW BLACK (incl. Slipmat) – ltd. to 500 copies worldwide
1 LP Gatefold SUN YELLOW – ltd. to 400 copies worldwide
Music Cassette (BLACK w/ Gold print) – ltd. to 200 copies worldwide
1 CD Digisleeve + T-Shirt bundle
1 CD Digisleeve
Digital Album

Deluxe Wooden Box Set (incl. 1 CD Digisleeve, Pendant, Guitar Pick, Shaped Woven Patch, Flag)
– ltd. to 500 copies worldwide

1 LP Gatefold SUN YELLOW – ltd. to 400 copies worldwide
27.08.23 SI – Tolmin / Tolminator Metal Fest
29.07.23 CH – Aarburg / Musigburg
30.07.23 IT – Padova / Padova / Metal Fest

CRYPTA opening for Ghost:
20.09.2023 BR – São Paulo / Espaço Unimed
21.09.2023 BR – São Paulo / Espaço Unimed

Fernanda Lira – bass, vocals
Jéssica di Falchi – guitar
Tainá Bergamaschi – guitar
Luana Dametto – drums

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