Raging heavy metal with the spirit and attitude of the glorious 80s
Kryptos was formed in 1998 in Bangalore, India and have long been considered one of the spearheads of the Indian heavy metal revolution. With six critically acclaimed albums under their belt, they have supported some of metal’s biggest names like Iron Maiden, Testament, Kreator, Exodus and many more, earning themselves a reputation as a fiery and exciting live act.
The band released their debut album ‘Spiral Ascent’ in 2004 and ‘The Ark of Gemini’ in 2008 before heading out on their first European tour in 2010, making them the first Indian heavy metal band to do so. After signing with German label AFM Records, the band released their third record, ‘The Coils of Apollyon’, in 2012, which met with great reviews. The band followed this up with their first ever appearance at Wacken Open Air in 2013, a European tour in 2014 and a supporting tour with Death Angel in 2015.
2016 saw the worldwide release of their 4th record, ‘Burn Up The Night’, which received praise from all quarters for recapturing the magic of the ‘80s. The band then returned to Europe with Sacred Reich and made a second appearance at Wacken Open Air in 2017.
The band then embarked on their first headlining tour of Europe in 2019, and released their fifth and most successful album to date, the vicious and dynamic ‘Afterburner‘, which proudly followed in the best traditions of Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Accept and Thin Lizzy.
The COVID-19 pandemic did not deter the band either as they released their highly anticipated 6th album, ‘Force of Danger,’ in 2021, which saw them further sharpening their 80’s laced sound to a razor point.
In 2022, Kryptos set out on a massively successful double-legged European tour that covered 35 gigs over 10 countries that included numerous sold-out shows across Scandinavia and central Europe, and followed it up with another headlining tour in 2023, where they made ground on new territories such as Spain and Belgium.
With momentum firmly on their side, Kryptos are all set to rage once again with a brand new album, more European dates and for the very first time, a headlining tour in Australia, all in 2024. Be prepared for the heavy metal onslaught coming your way.
In addition, Kryptos has also played at festivals such as Rock n’ India and Bangalore Open Air where they’ve supported Iron Maiden, Coroner, Kreator, Destruction and many more, and also at other European festivals such as Apes Enraged, Chaostraum Open Air, Ragnarock Open Air etc.