A sound that is smiling, swearing and living, lots of surrealism, amazing songs and charisma.
Apart from ambition and confidence, both important characteristics for a band, CRYPTEX stands out due to another characteristic: They are four musicians who have searched and found their own distinctive style! In their songs they experiment with an extensive “chemistry set” of music. The result is an impressive and highly explosive mixture of rock, alternative with slight folk attitude and prog-art of the old kind.
Thanks to these qualities, CRYPTEX has attracted the attention on the republic’s stages and of established music magazines since the beginning of 2009. The four musicians look back at a long list of concerts and successes which brought them an increasing number of fans and an enormous media presence all over Germany and large parts of Europe.
After 250 shows in about 22 countries, touring with big Prog/Metal-Acts like Threshold and Pain Of Salvation, a big arena show with Horror-Rock-Legend Alice Cooper, their first US appearance in february 2017, headlining tours, the enthusiasticly commended releases of their albums since the debut in 2011 as well as their first Live-DVD in 2012, this extraordinary formation with frontman Simon Moskon at its head evolved into a real insiders‘ tip, being a great entertainment value in Europe’s live sector.
Since the founding in 2008, the band constantly evolved and grew to a quartet in Summer 2018: Simon Moskon (Lead-Vocals, Piano/Keys, Bass), André Jean Henri Mertens (Lead & Rythm-Guitar, Background Vocals), Marc Andrejkovits (Bass, Rythm-Guitar, Background Vocals) and Simon Schröder, Luca Ahlers and other (Drums, Percussions, Background Vocals). With this fresh Line-Up the Band is more versatile and musically stronger than ever before.
With their music that’s „consistently caught between all stools from conviction“, CRYPTEX provide the perfect refuge for romantics, dreamers, hopeless melancholiacs, partyholics, newly enamoured ones, furious ones, mourners, misfits, rebels, together with seemingly unremarkable „nine to five jobbers“ to take part in an impressing journey across brute and raging compositions right up to balladic and also poppy songs.