Metal Blade Records is proud to announce the addition of German Thrashers CRIPPER to it's roster!
with their enthralling mix of old-school and modern Thrash Metal. Served with
technical refinement and a lot of groove, they kick ass while being varied and
distinct. Since their founding in 2005, the guys and gal from Hannover, Germany
left their marks as being a rousing live band, carrying the audience with
dashing songs and sweaty shows. On tours with Overkill and Onslaught,
CRIPPER spread their virus throughout Europe. Once a big festival got
infected, they gladly book the band repeatedly - therefore CRIPPER played
several times on festivals like Summer Breeze, Wacken Rocks, Metalfest and
Rockharz Open Air. But there's even more - boarding the well-known 70,000 Tons
Of Metal cruise ship from Miami twice, playing the Brutal Assault festival in
the Czech Republic, shows at the Bang Your Head, in Belgium, the Netherlands,
Poland, Austria, Switzerland and being invited to enter the stage of the
Slovenian Metaldays 5 (!) times let CRIPPER gain international
recognition and a continuously growing fanbase.
So far CRIPPER
have released three studio albums and with that formed their distinctive style.
The creative works of this highly motivated selfmade-team is always showing
through in three different aspects: the album artworks, merchandise and so far
four complex and artistic music video productions the band has self-produced
from start to finish. Some new song material is ready by now - the cornerstones
of the upcoming album are set. Fire at will!
Comments CRIPPER on
the signed contract: "Crazy shit! We are part of the Metal Blade family now!
Cripper is a self-made band. Despite never being signed to a real label, we have
released 3 albums, toured Europe a couple times and even made it across the
ocean twice. Being control freaks in every possible way, we were very content
with our situation, but still we started to feel like it is time for a change.
We were highly motivated to produce a new demo to see if Metal Blade liked our
new stuff. To make a long story short: they did, and so we are here now, ready
to walk trough newly opened doors and taking the opportunity to reach more
people with our music. With Metal Blade we keep our self-made attitude regarding
our artistic freedom and full control, only now we get the chance to present
ourselves on a much larger platform. Our upcoming album with the title "Hyena"
is in the making and we hope to release it worldwide in
Britta Görtz - vocals
Bröhenhorst - guitars
Jonathan Stenger - guitars
Dennis Weber -
Gerrit Mohrmann - bass