Monday, January 16, 2017
State of the Art: Idaho – Krystos From Metal Nexus 1/16/2017 http://metalnexus.net/state-of-the-art-idaho-krystos/ Man! Yet another killer band from Boise! I have been very impressed with the outright talent found in and around the capital city of Idaho and had zero difficulties finding interesting SOTA artists to cover this month. One more Metal scene that appears to be alive and flourishing. This week let me introduce you with Krystos! Krystos began their musical journey back in 2010 with lead guitarist/singer Billy Thronock and guitarist Dan Johnson. Having talent, a clear focus and direction, they independently released Walk Through the Inferno quickly after inception and began playing local shows in support of the album. Along with newly added drummer Adam Brimhall and bass player Andrew Sperry, Krystos hit the road and began touring in 2011 where they continuously sold out all of their CD’s. At the end of 2012, “Blood Magick” was released to wide airplay and acclaim that allowed for their first, live video for the title track to be recorded. Never settling for “good enough”, Krystos struck out in March of 2013 on their most ambitious tour yet. “The Spread the Blood Tour” proved to be hugely successful by broadening their rabid fan base, playing with the likes of Soulfly, Havok, Immolation, Marduk, among many others and again selling out their supply of both CD’s. In the interim, Adam was replaced on bass/backing vocals by Anjru Kalibyr, who remains in the band to this day. Once home, Krystos began plans for the next tour and preparing to reenter the studio for what would eventually become their EP called “Lolth Domain”. From a recent press release on their sites: “We are happy to inform you that our next EP called “Lolth Domain” will be released worldwide in February, 2017. With artwork done by Germany’s most brilliant artist, Uwe Jarling, and top notch mixing and mastering service, this will be our most punishing release to date. Follow us for cd release show dates, song previews, video previews and more!”. Take the next few weeks to better acquaint yourselves with Krystos first two CD’s, available on Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, Rhapsody and other outlets before the new one drops! With influences coming from Thrash and European Power Metal bands like Metallica, Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Anthrax, Testament, Slayer, Iced Earth, Epica, Kamelot, Children of Bodom, Cradle of Filth, Rhapsody and Symphony X, you immediately get the feel of what Krystos are all about: old school Thrash velocity, fittingly dramatic, clean/semi-clean vocals and crushing guitar riffs with a hefty dose of Power Metal’s melodic vibe for an unusually balanced sound without watering down their overall heavy tone. Technically, these guys are off the scale in terms playing and in songwriting that has even earned them an endorsement from Bubien guitars. Tricky and clever changes, ever present, finger-blistering runs and astounding guitar solos over intensely dark (never overly ominous, however) rhythms that often move as fast or even faster than the lead guitar(s) are just a few of the things that define the Krystos sound. There is just tons to listen to here; being massively kinetic throughout. While they are most often compared to Testament and Iced Earth, I will move away a bit from that and state that the guitars are sharper and are driven much harder than either of these bands. The bass lines are also generally much faster than “the norm” and add a level of harmony not often found when lightening is harnessed in the bottle like they’ve so adeptly accomplished. Even with the refined quality of the recording, Krystos also has a visceral, raw undertone that is reminiscent of Thrash from the mid-80s, although this would have been considered wizardry back in the day. A technical impossibility outside the Neo–Classical gates of the castle still owned by gods like Jason Becker, Marty Friedman, Chris Impellitteri, Yngwie Malsteen, Uli Jon Roth, Ritchie Blackmore and the like. While Krystos never make the leap into this type of music, the music is equally impressive. To boot, the band is said to be extremely hard working with the best of work ethic. They did not get where they are at by happenstance. A unique blend of killer Metal, killer shows and a passionate disposition have seen them fly very high, very quickly. With impending release of Lolth Domain, Krythos my soon become a household name and bothering our not-so-Metal neighbors all over the country… Lolth Domain (February, 2017): “Mensoberranzan” “Lolth Domain” “Memory of Light” “Sammael” “Terror King” Blood Magick (2013): “Blood Magick” “Betrayal” “Crimson River” “Falsifier” Walk Through the Inferno (2010): “Infernal Stride” “Limbo” “Locust Scourge” “Spirit Agony” “Paradise Down” “Sails of Acheron” “Crimson River” “A Passage” “Woods of Suicide” “Necromancer” “Falsifier” More info on Krystos can be found on The Web Facebook Twitter YouTube Soundcloud ReverbNation [embedheight=”265″width=”640″]https://www.reverbnation.com/krystos?wordpress=1&pwc[size]=small[/embed]
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Leaving Eden “Pinnacle” was released under Rock Avenue Records USA/ Los Angeles CA in June of 2016. Attackhead, although No longer performing, its Halloween and "Voices I The Dark" reflects the mood! Krystos preparing to Release their third album but you can still grab "Walk Through The Inferno" The Adarna, Returning from their 6th National Tour supporting "How Perceptive"
Thursday, September 1, 2016
Monday, August 29, 2016
SEATTLE WA - When watching Seattle’s The Adarna perform live, one is immediately given a complete idea of what their banner of “Jet City Rock” truly implies, and that this trademark sound clearly has a listening audience. Having already notched a number of accomplishments—the video for their song “Honestly” airing to an audience of 10 million households on Myx TV, five North American Tours, a world tour which included stops in the Middle East, Southwest Asia, and Africa, being asked to perform at the prestigious Saikoucon multiple times (including a third on this upcoming trek), as wells as the support of Epiphone Guitars—their upcoming Jet City Rock Tour 2016 (starting on August 5th in Seattle, WA, and finishing up September 4th at in Kennewick, WA) is going to be another opportunity for this band to show the world what Jet City Rock exactly is … which would be? Having weathered a number of musical trends over the decades, the heart of the “Seattle Sound” has always been that of utter melodic exploration. Artists who embodied the spirit have always been able to take songwriting skills that were firmly entrenched in rock and roll, add an emotional complexity that is able to not only touch the souls of millions, but do it with a canvass that burrows its way through your head and forces you to sing along. Much like the Foo Fighters—along with other non-Seattle bands Sick Puppies, and The Cult—their talents lie within the memorable melodies and the reckless abandon “punch” found in their sound; Jet City Rock. But in all reality, this four piece comprised of lead vocalist/guitarist William Perry Moore, guitarist Andreka Jasek, bassist Oliver Spencer and drummer Murdock can’t help it … it’s in their blood. With their proximity to the Boeing plant and airport, the jet-fuel remnants hang around in the air and leave a film on wherever it lands. It’s this constant reminder that permeates every inch of being and never allows the true roots of this band to wash away. For full tour schedule please refer to:http://theadarna.com/tour.html More information available at theadarna.com EPK: reverbnation.com/theadarna