CRYPT ROT: Ohio Death Cult Releases Disturbing “Pit Of Morbidity” Video; Mini-Tour With Like Rats Begins Today
[photo by Ed Battes]
Ohio-based death cult CRYPT ROT has released a disturbing new video for “Pit Of Morbidity,” which hails from the band’s freshly exhumed Embryonic Devils debut.
Formed in 2016 by a crew of scene veterans including several current/former members of Homewrecker, CRYPT ROT enlisted Bill Korecky at the Mars Compound (Integrity, Ringworm, Homewrecker) for the recording of Embryonic Devils, the resulting anthems delivering a crushing a high-gain sound that will grab listeners with its ferocity.
Issues CRYPT ROT lead vocalist/guitarist Ryan Sposito with the first visual accompaniment to Embryonic Devils, “The video was filmed in Ashtabula, Ohio, the indoor scenes filmed above the Harbor Perk Coffeehouse, and the outdoor scenes were filmed at bassist Aaron Schwarz’s property. Director Jim Roberts went to school with me and since graduation he has released many B Horror movies. It felt like the perfect opportunity to collaborate. My friend Miles Ackroyd went to George A. Romero’s school for makeup and special effects. Fortunately, I knew a lot of friends who could help make the video; the total budget was $600. I wrote the song lyrically after my brother passed away from brain cancer. So essentially, the plot is me as ‘Father Flesh’ guiding the younger version of myself through the horrors to come as a metaphorical way to express my extreme suffering in loss.”
CRYPT ROT‘s Embryonic Devils was released via Southern Lord on LP and digital formats at the end of April; find ordering options HERE.
Today, CRYPT ROT embarks on a run of Eastern US tour dates alongside labelmates Like Rats, with shows in Cleveland, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Buffalo, Columbus, and Chicago. Stand by for further updates and tour dates to be announced.
CRYPT ROT Tour Dates:
5/17/2017 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH w/ Like Rats [info]
5/18/2017 Lucky 13 Saloon – Brooklyn, NY w/ Like Rats [info]
5/19/2017 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA w/ Like Rats [info]
5/20/2017 Dreamland – Buffalo, NY w/ Like Rats [info]
5/21/2017 Ruby Tuesday – Columbus, OH w/ Like Rats [info]
5/22/2017 Subt (downstairs) – Chicago, IL w/ Like Rats [info]
CRYPT ROT was formed by lead vocalist/guitarist Ryan Sposito (former frontman of Homewrecker), drummer/vocalist Matt Izzi (Homewrecker, Scorched), guitarist Joe Dedomenic, bassist Steve Cray (formerly of Homewrecker) and since replaced by Aaron Schwarz, with additional vocals on their debut provided by Allie Dioneff. The band summons an ominous atmosphere on their debut, as they segue between pummeling blackened death metal fury, packed with caustic vocals, drop-tuned aggression, relentless riffs, spine-tingling harmonies, and creepy sounds from the darkest catacombs. Lyrically they probe matters of life, death, politics, (anti) religion, suffering, and mental health, and take influence from the masters including; Carnage, Dismember, Death, Cannibal Corpse, Repugnant, Deicide, and Dissection.