We have a chat with American death metal band Crypitus about their new album Ill World (That's What You Get).
TELL US ABOUT YOUR NEW ALBUM/ PROJECT?
Pete: Our new/first album is called Ill World (That’s What You Get) and it’s being released on the 21st of September. We recorded it at a studio in Plattsburgh, New York with BluVudu Productions.
Zach: Our new album is called "I'll World (That's What You Get)" It has 6 songs with face melting deliciousness and a side of pie. It's being released 9/21 so check it out.
Joe: Ill World (That's What You Get) is our new album that we will release 9/21.
Doug: The album will be released on our webstore, CDbaby, ITunes, Spotify, Pandora and more!
WHAT INSPIRED ANY CENTRAL THEMES ON THE ALBUM?
Pete: The title reflects some of the ideas in the songs about the world turning to shit due to humans screwing it up.
Zach: The state of the sickly planet we inhabit.
Joe: The world is sick and needs medicine.
Doug: “Ill World (That’s What You Get)” is intended to demonstrate the state of the world today, natural chaos, global war & mental dissonance.
HOW LONG DID YOU SPEND RECORDING?
Pete: We did two or three weekend sessions of recording and several months of mixing and mastering.
Zach: We spent a few days recording in total.
Doug: We probably did two weekend sessions as a band and one more time alone. It really was a decent set up, John at Bluvudu has a whole band house set up for the bands to get cozy and crash out to ease on the traveling.
HOW DID YOU GO ABOUT THE SONGWRITING PROCESS?
Pete: We’ll take a riff or two and jam to them until it resembles a song. Then we’ll fine tune it adding little parts here and there to make it interesting.
Zach: I just kinda throw some drums on the riffs these dudes put together. We really don't have an organized method of songwriting.
Joe: I just go with the flow.
Doug: Songwriting for us has always been a natural organic process.
DO YOU HAVE A FAVOURITE TRACK FROM THE ALBUM?
Pete: My favorite track is Thunder. It’s fast paced and pretty in your face from beginning to end.
Zach: "United Divide" is definitely my favorite from the album with "Out of Line" as a close second.
Joe: Symphony #1
Doug: Symphony #1 does definitely holds a special place in my heart, the actual tune is a song I wrote at 15 years old and revamped and play all the time.
WHO ARE YOUR BIGGEST INFLUENCES?
Pete: Frank Zappa, Between the Buried and Me, Intervals, Exmortus, The Sword, Animals as Leaders, and I really like old jazz fusion stuff.
Zach: My biggest influences are Blake Richardson from Between the Buried and Me, Mike Portnoy and Frank Zappa. I really love the drummer from Night Verses too.
Joe: Metallica, Primus and System of a Down.
Doug: I think my two biggest influences musically is Dave Mustaine (Megadeth) & Chuck Schuldiner (Death) the originality of the two groups is one of my driving forces to be different and creative.
HOW DID YOU FORM THE BAND?
Pete: Doug and I were roommates and we used to jam to some of his songs from when Crypitus was a band before with him and a drummer. He and I decided to find a drummer and I found Zach on Facebook looking for people to jam with.
Zach: I was desperately searching the internet for local musicians to jam with. After months of searching, Pete was the first to respond with Doug in tow. We found Joe a year or so later after a revolving door of bassists.
Joe: I joined after a friend introduced me to the guys.
Doug: I first created the idea for the band in 2015 with a long time friend, unfortunately due to differences we split our ways, but I was still hungry. When Pete started showing interest in the project after we moved into together it got my blood flowing again and we found Zach. And now with Joe being a solid member we feel whole.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO ANYONE STARTING OUT?
Pete: Just keep playing and growing as a musician. It’s totally okay to just play along to songs you like in your room as long as you’re enjoying it.
Zach: Practice more. Take music lessons. In order to sound good and stand out you gotta get really good at what you want to play.
Joe: Practice makes perfect.
Doug: Don’t even let yourself think you can’t progress, the sky’s the limit.
WHAT IS NEXT?
Pete: We always try to have shows lined up for the future. We played a couple festivals this summer and we’d love to do more next year. We’re always writing new music too.
Zach: We're going to keep chugging along. We're writing a bunch of material for a second album which we will most likely record sometime in 2020. After that, we take over the world Pinky.
Joe: World domination.
Doug: Scattered shows in late 2019 and coming back to life in to Spring of 2020 with vengeance.
ANYTHING ELSE YOU'D LIKE TO ADD?
Doug: Please stay tuned for the future of the band, you can buy our music and merchandise from our website @ Crypitus.com. Our new record will be released on 9.21.19 and if you live if the Plattsburgh NY area come to the Monopole to celebrate with us!