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Crypta Unveil New Ripper, “Dark Night of the Soul”


Crypta, the Brazilian/Dutch death metal outfit featuring former members of Nervosa, have unveiled “Dark Night of the Soul,” the third single from their forthcoming album, Echoes Of The Soul.

It rips, it stomps, it thrashes, it grooves; it does everything we’ve come to expect from Crypta in our short time getting to know them on the album’s previous singles, “Starvation” and “From the Ashes.” Give it a spin below!

Bassist/vocalist Fernanda Lira was our guest on a recent episode of The MetalSucks Podcast to discuss the new album, leaving Nervosa, and more. On the latter topic, she described it as one of the most difficult but necessary decisions she’s ever had to make, explaining:

“It’s a rebirth. I knew I needed to leave Nervosa, all of us that were playing there knew that it would be best. [It’s] not like something happened; it was a decision that was taken and I just felt I had the guts. Better to take the step that I knew would be better for everyone.

“Which we can see now, it really was. Because Nervosa’s there, they have a nice album out that everyone likes. We [Crypta] have a new album we’re about to release, we’re so excited.

“It was a step [that was] pretty much needed, and now I’m glad I took it. But, I won’t say it was easy. It was definitely the hardest decision I ever had to make in my life. It was so painful, like the first time I ever thought of that, I was like, ‘Noooo, please!’ I was scared of even thinking about it, it was really tough. And when I finally thought I was ready to quit, I felt so bad. I was in a pretty bad place emotionally.

“Crypta had been born previously — it was actually pretty motivating for me to move forward — Crypta was born nearly a year before I left the band. It was meant to be a side project but in the end when it all happened it was really comforting that Crypta was there, because at least I wouldn’t have to start from ‘scratch scratch,’ choosing a band name and a band logo [laughs]. It made things easier but it was a hard rebirth.

“I’ve been through a lot but in the end I’m pretty glad now that we’re all happy, all sides are happy and creative again and motivated again and happy again. But, it was tough. [laughs]

Echoes of the Soul is set for release this Friday, June 11, via Napalm Records; pre-order here.

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