Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
Krepitus was formed in 2013, with Teran Wyer and Harley D'orazio writing heavy thrash songs on a terrible electric drum kit we bought cheap online. After writing the songs that would become our first demo we decided to step it up and buy real drums, which lead us to need a real jam space. We moved into our friend Brandon Lemley's garage, who later became the singer of both Krepitus and well known post black metal band Numenorean.
After a year playing in Alberta and B.C Canada with Krepitus and Numenorean sharing most of our members we decided it best to split to focus on our own projects.
Which lead us to find ex-Kobra and the Lotus guitar player Matt van Wezel, and Curtis Beardy of Hammerdrone on the bass guitar. Then we were ready to fully embrace our death metal desires and recorded our first full-length, The Eyes of the Soulless.
How would you describe your style? Which bands influenced your music?
Though we generally describe ourselves as thrash influenced death metal, the only clear idea we have for writing new Krepitus material is 'would Chuck Schuldiner be into this?'. Death is our biggest influence, followed closely by Carcass.
Why should a metalhead buy your demos/albums?
New music is constantly evolving; the old masters are starting to break apart or release some unfortunate new offerings to metal. We hope to bring some new blood into the pool that is heavy metal. So, if you're into older melodic death metal and are looking to hear some new sounds that don't adhere to the current state of new metal, give us a shot and let's see where this can go!
What have you released so far and how were your releases received by the public/media?
Our first release was The Shadows of Eternity (demo) in 2014. Our first live experience with Krepitus was Calgary's Wacken Battle competition. After winning round one we decided to get some recorded material out there as soon as possible! It did quite well for what it was and helped us plan ahead for the future recording of The Eyes of the Soulless.
Do you play live as well? How's your live activity so far?
Live is what we live for. Each of us has extensive live experience with our previous projects, it's just bred into us to want to play as loud and as much as possible. Touring will surely be the focus of the summer. Just depends on who enjoys the album more, East or West!
What should labels/zines/promoters know about your band? Why should they be interested in it?
Know we are real and have no intention of quitting anytime soon. We are constantly growing, changing and evolving. We have a second, powerful, set of songs ready to go for our second offering. So if you found yourself getting into Soulless keep us on your radar. We've got plenty more to come.
What plans do you have for the near future as a band?
Live. Getting out and showing what the album sounds like straight through our amplifiers.
Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
Best place to hear our music and buy from us online is through our bandcamp or youtube page. Physical copies can be ordered from us by emailing Krepitusmetal@gmail.com.