Kryptos was formed in 1998 in Bangalore, India and have long been considered one of the spearheads of the Indian heavy metal revolution. With five critically acclaimed albums under their belt, they have supported some of metal’s biggest names like Iron Maiden, Testament, Kreator, Exodus and many more, earning themselves a reputation as a fiery and exciting live act.
The band released their debut album ‘Spiral Ascent’ in 2004, and ‘The Ark of Gemini’ in 2008, before heading out on their first European tour in 2010, making them the first Indian heavy metal band to do so. After signing with German label AFM Records, the band released their devastating third record, ‘The Coils of Apollyon’, in 2012, which met with great acclaim. The band followed this up with their first ever appearance at Wacken Open Air in 2013, a cross-country European tour in 2014 and a supporting tour with Death Angel in 2015.
2016 saw the worldwide release of their long-awaited 4th record, ‘Burn Up The Night’, which received praise from all quarters for recapturing the magic of the 80’s.The band then returned to Europe with Sacred Reich and made a second appearance at Wacken Open Air in 2017.
2019 was a historic year for Kryptos; not only did the band embark on their first headlining tour in Europe, putting in miles from Munich to Malta, but they also released their fifth studio album ‘Afterburner;’ a compendium of razor sharp riffs, screaming solos and a raging twin guitar attack, proudly following in the best traditions of Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Accept and Thin Lizzy.
In 2020, Kryptos will put the pedal to the absolute metal, and will once again bring their blistering brand of 80’s inspired heavy metal to the masses, with a first appearance in Russia at the Big Gun Festival, and a second headlining tour in Europe in Oct/November 2020.