CRYPTOSIS – Release Single & Video To Transcendence

Dutch futuristic multi-metal eruption CRYPTOSIS proudly present you the official video to ‘Transcendence’. The video – produced by Aimed & Framed – can be viewed here.

CRYPTOSIS comments: “In 2149 it is possible to purchase digital thoughts, knowledge and talents from a deceased person. The term “self investment” has shifted to a whole different kind of perspective. People can now enhance their mind to be more creative and smarter beyond their wildest dreams. This all comes at a price, since the new technology is so addictive that society can’t live without it anymore. Mankind has become the host… of a parasite.”
The band’s debut album “Bionic Swarm” hits the stores on March 26th. The album – to be released by Century Media Records – will be available in the following formats and can be pre – ordered here!

  • Ltd. CD Digipak – all outlets
  • Gatefold black LP+CD – all outlets
  • Gatefold neon yellow LP+CD – District 19 Shop (200 LPs) 
  • Gatefold dark green LP+CD – CM EU Onlineshop (200 LPs) 
  • Gatefold red LP+CD – Band Shop (200 LPs) 
  • Gatefold golden LP+CD –EMP Nuclear Blast (100/100 LPs) 
  • Digital Album – all platforms

Bionic Swarm track list:

  1. Overture 2149
  2. Decypher
  3. Death Technology
  4. Prospect of Immortality
  5. Transcendence
  6. Perpetual Motion
  7. Conjuring the Egoist
  8. Game of Souls
  9. Mindscape
  10. Flux Divergence

Cryptosis live dates:

  • 13.05.2021 Wonnemond Festival – Sebnitz – DE
  • 22.05.2021 Vienna Metal Meeting – Vienna – AT
  • 02.07.2021 Dokk’em Open Air – Dokkum – NL

On Tour with VEKTOR:

  • Saturday 15/05/2021, Revolver, San Donà di Piave, IT
  • Sunday 16/05/2021, Traffic, Rome, IT
  • Monday 17/05/2021, Legend, Milan, IT
  • Tuesday 18/05/2021, Rockhouse, Salzburg, AT
  • Wednesday 19/05/2021, Junkyard, Dortmund, DE
  • Thursday 20/05/2021, Goldgrube, Kassel, DE
  • Friday 21/05/2021, Eventhall Airport, Regensburg, DE
  • Saturday 22/05/2021, Vienna Metal Meeting, Vienna, AT
  • Sunday 23/05/2021, Rockfabrik, Bruchsal, DE
  • Tuesday 25/05/2021, Schuur, Luzern, CH
  • Wednesday 26/05/2021, Rock ‘n Eat Live, Lyon, FR
  • Thursday 27/05/2021, Boveda, Barcelona, ES
  • Friday 28/05/2021, Garaje, Murcia, ES
  • Saturday 29/05/2021, Caracol, Madrid, ES
  • Sunday 30/05/2021, LAV Room 2, Lisbon, PT
  • Monday 31/05/2021, Stage Live, Bilbao, ES
  • Tuesday 01/06/2021, Ferrailleur, Nantes, FR
  • Wednesday 02/06/2021, Backstage, Paris, FR
  • Thursday 03/06/2021, Willemeen, Arnhem, NL
  • Friday 04/06/2021, Neushoorn, Leeuwarden, NL
  • Saturday 05/06/2021, Entrepot, Arlon, BE
  • Sunday 06/06/2021, Schlachthof, Wiesbaden, DE

Cryptosis are:

  • Laurens Houvast (vocals/guitar)
  • Frank te Riet (bass/mellotron/backing vocals)
  • Marco Prij (drums)


  • Recording: Olaf Skoreng
  • Mix: Fredrik Folkare (UNLEASHED, NECROPHOBIC)
  • Master: Tony Lindgren (Dimmu Borgir, Sepultura, Opeth)
  • Artwork: Eliran Kantor (Testament, My Dying Bride, Soulfly)

European Draconian / Nightfall tour rescheduled to 2022

As expected, Draconian and Nightfall’s European tour has been rescheduled to 2022.

Below you find the new dates:

Thursday 10/03/2022, Hydrozagadka, Warsaw, PL

Friday 11/03/2022, Drizzly Grizzly, Gdansk, PL

Saturday 12/03/2022, Nuke, Berlin,DE

Sunday 13/03/2022, Hellraiser, Leipzig, DE

Monday 14/03/2022, Nova Chmelnice, Prague, CZ

Tuesday 15/03/2022, Eventhall Airport, Regensburg, DE

Wednesday 16/03/2022, MS Connexion Complex, Mannheim, DE

Thursday 17/03/2022, Junkyard, Dortmund, DE

Friday 18/03/2022, Kronensaal, Hamburg, DE

Saturday 19/03/2022, Metropool, Enschede, NL

Sunday 20/03/2022, Baroeg, Rotterdam, NL

Monday 21/03/2022, Zappa, Antwerpen, BE

Tuesday 22/03/2022, Ubu, Rennes, FR

Wednesday 23/03/2022, Petit Bain, Paris, FR

Thursday 24/03/2022, Werk 21, Zürich CH

Friday 25/03/2022, Slaughter Club, Paderno, IT

Saturday 26/03/2022, Revolver, San Donà di Piave, IT

Sunday 27/03/2022, Viper Room, Vienna, AT

Vektor unleash new song & announce split EP

US progressive thrash titans Vektor are teaming up with Dutch rising stars Cryptosis (Century Media Records) for a limited split EP release entitled ‘Transmissions of Chaos”, to be released on February 25th 2021 through District 19.

In support of this release, the band is revealing the first new track since 2016’s highly acclaimed ‘Terminal Redux’ album. Listen to ‘Activate’ below!

Split-EP Tracklist:
1. Vektor – Activate
2. Vektor – Dead by Dawn
3. Cryptosis – Decypher 
4. Cryptosis – Prospect of Immortality

Vektor’s David DiSanto comments: “We are proud to release “Activate”, which is the first of our two songs on our upcoming Split EP with our buddies in Cryptosis! This song features our new drummer Mike Ohlson, our new bass player Stephen Coon, and my old friend Erik Nelson. This song is about the reactivation of Vektor. We hope it spreads a little positivity in these trying times. After touring with Cryptosis (then named Distillator) in 2015, we are extremely excited to be working with them again. Keep an eye out as updates become available for our upcoming Split EP, “Transmissions of Chaos”.

Pre-order limited vinyls & MC: (EU) (EU) (US)

DOOL TOUR with SECRETS OF THE MOON and CARONTE rescheduled to 2022

Unfortunately, our THE ASCENT TO SUMMERLAND European Tour with Dool and Secrets of the Moon has been postponed to 2022, but it’s a pleasure to announce that Caronte is now part of this tour package!

Below you find the new dates:

16/02/2022 From Hell, Erfurt, DE

17/02/2022 Cadillac, Oldenburg, DE

18/02/2022 Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam, NL

19/02/2022 Junkyard, Dortmund, DE

20/02/2022 Zappa, Antwerpen, BE

21/02/2022 Mergener Hof, Trier, DE

22/02/2022 Backstage, Paris, FR

23/02/2022 Le Grillen, Colmar, FR ***without DOOL***

24/02/2022 Kiff, Aarau, CH25/02/2022 Le Rex, Toulouse, FR

26/02/2022 Jas’Rod, Marseille, FR

27/02/2022 Legend, Milano, IT

28/02/2022 Backstage, München, DE

01/03/2022 MS Connexion Complex, Mannheim, DE

02/03/2022 Scala, Ludwigsburg, DE

03/03/2022 Viper Room, Vienna, AT

04/03/2022 Hellraiser, Leipzig, DE

05/03/2022 Nuke, Berlin, DE



After a five years live break, we will return to Europe for some exclusive live performances!

Special guest is Cryptosis from The Netherlands

Below you find the scheduled dates:

14/05/2021 Steelfest, Hyvinkää, FI***VEKTOR only***

15/05/2021 Revolver, San Donà di Piave, IT

16/05/2021 Traffic, Rome, IT

17/05/2021 Legend, Milan, IT

18/05/2021 Rockhouse, Salzburg, AT

19/05/2021 Junkyard, Dortmund, DE

20/05/2021 Goldgrube, Kassel, DE

21/05/2021 Eventhall Airport, Regensburg, DE

22/05/2021 Vienna Metal Meeting, Vienna, AT

23/05/2021 Rockfabrik, Bruchsal, DE

25/05/2021 Schuur, Luzern, CH

26/05/2021 Rock ‘n Eat Live, Lyon, FR

27/05/2021 Boveda, Barcelona, ES

28/05/2021 Garaje, Murcia, ES

29/05/2021 Caracol, Madrid, ES

30/05/2021 LAV Room 2, Lisbon, PT

31/05/2021 Stage Live, Bilbao, ES

01/06/2021 Ferrailleur, Nantes, FR

02/06/2021 Backstage, Paris, FR

03/06/2021 Willemeen, Arnhem, NL

04/06/2021 Neushoorn, Leeuwarden, NL

05/06/2021 Entrepot, Arlon, BE

06/06/2021 Schlachthof, Wiesbaden, DE



We added Enslaved to next years Vienna Metal Meeting, being held on 22nd of May 2021

Here’s our new web flyer!

Tickets & festival info, check:


Due to the current pandemic measurements, our European Harakiri for the Sky / Schammasch / Gaerea tour has been postponed to early 2022.


Due to the current COVID restrictions, our Taake / Kampfar co-headliner tour, supported by Necrowretch, has been moved to January 2022.


Thursday 06/01/2022, Kwadrat, Krakow, PL

Friday 07/01/2022, Nova Chmelnice, Prague, CZ

Saturday 08/01/2022, Hellraiser, Leipzig, DE

Sunday 09/01/2022, Viper Room, Vienna, AT

Monday 10/01/2022, Dürer Kert, Budapest,HU

Tuesday 11/01/2022, Orto Bar, Ljubljana, SI

Wednesday 12/01/2022, Legend, Milano, IT

Thursday 13/01/2022, Alchemica, Bologna, IT

Friday 14/01/2022, Hall of Fame, Zürich, CH

Saturday 15/01/2022, Gebr de Nobel, Leiden, NL

Sunday 16/01/2022, L’Entrepot, Arlon, BE

Monday 17/01/2022, Backstage, Paris, FR

Tuesday 18/01/2022, Zappa, Antwerp, BE

Wednesday 19/01/2022, Live Music Hall, Mörlenbach, DE

Thursday 20/01/2022, Willemeen, Arnhem, NL

Friday 21/01/2022, Resonanzwerk, Oberhausen, DE

Saturday 22/01/2022, Völschow Berg, Demmin, DE

Sunday 23/01/2022, Pralnia, Wroclaw, PL

CRYPTOSIS – Sign To Century Media Records & Release Single and video to “Decypher”

Century Media Records welcomes Dutch futuristic multi-metal eruption CRYPTOSIS!

A million miles from the old school fury of their previous incarnation, CRYPTOSIS have a sound that defies expectations and limitations with equal intensity. A dizzying blend of visceral extremity, symphonic pomp and wild, progressive invention.

Elements of blackened death, progressive thrash and grandiose symphonic metal are all present and correct, but Cryptosis have combined them in an exhilarating, unprecedented new form that promises to satisfy on both primal and cerebral levels.

Philipp Schulte, Director Century Media Records Europe comments:

“Getting completely surprised by a new band doesn’t happen very often, but CRYPTOSIS really impressed me. What this young band manages to deliver is nothing but a mind-blowing hell ride through the realm of extreme metal. What CRYPTOSIS do is not only for fans of Vektor, Coroner, Sadus or Demolition Hammer, but generally for everyone who is into death and thrash metal played at high speed on the highest level of aggression and technicality. The usual label hyperbole? If you think so, then check out the song. Welcome to Century Media, guys. We couldn’t be happier to have you with us!”

Today Cryptosis release the single “Decypher”. Check out the video HERE

The band comments:

“In light of recent events we are beyond happy that we are teaming up with Century Media Records to release and promote our debut album. It feels really good to work with such a professional team that understands our artistic vision and gives us a lot of freedom and resources to take everything we do to the next level.”

Make sure to catch Cryptosis live on one of the following dates:

13.05.2021 Wonnemond Festival – Sebnitz – DE

22.05.2021 Vienna Metal Meeting – Vienna – AT

02.07.2021 Dokk’em Open Air – Dokkum – NL

Cryptosis are:

Laurens Houvast (vocals/guitar)
Frank te Riet (bass/mellotron/backing vocals)
Marco Prij (drums)

Cryptosis online:




Cryptosis signs with District-19

The futuristic multi-metal eruption of CRYPTOSIS, formerly known throughout the European metal underground as old school thrash mob Distillator, has signed with District 19 for European bookings & management! 

Laurens Houvast [vocals/guitar], Frank te Riet [bass/mellotron/backing vocals] and Marco Prij [drums] have undergone a wholesale transformation and upgrade, resulting in a brand new band with a sound that is guaranteed to blow minds and wreck necks. 

“When we started Distillator we were kids,” says Laurens. “We were still students and had a totally different vision of music. But wherever we went on the road, we learned more and more from each other, and we learned about each other’s preferences in music. “We love the music we used to play and we really wanted to play music that sounded like that at the time, but then you start to develop as an artist. We want to make music that is our sound, and not somebody else’s.”

“We took the name Cryptosis because it’s two words put together – on one side it’s ‘crypto’, like technology, crypto-currency and the digital world,” Laurens explains. “On the other side it’s ‘osis’ which comes from hypnosis, so the combination means the hypnosis of technology. People can’t live without technology and they’re hooked, and it will only get worse in the future, with technology being in total control. You’re hypnotised by the technology around you, and that’s Cryptosis.”

Reborn as forward-thinking explorers of the extreme metal cosmos, Cryptosis is what happens when metal is allowed to evolve, to expand and to breathe.