Formed from the ashes of UK extreme metal band Gutworm, Krysthla approached Stampede in the summer of 2015. We discovered that both of us had sharing many similar experiences as musicians and business people, and so a strong working relationship was formed quickly. With the band signed to PHD for worldwide distribution, we knew we were in a strong position.
Krysthla's debut album ‘A War of Souls and Desires’ was met with high praise from the media and a solid album pre-order campaign was implemented, enabling us to secure prolific key brand association. HMV featured the album in store as a ‘Recommended Buy’; and it broke into Amazon UK's Top 10 heavy metal pre-release chart alongside Iron Maiden, Disturbed and more. Reviews were very favourable, with Metal Hammer magazine premiering Krysthla's debut music video 'Luminosity' as well as featuring the group as a hot new band and a online spotlight feature. Positive coverage from Terrorizer, Powerplay magazines and a wealth of online media put Krysthla in a stronger position, leading to their debut music video getting its tv premiere courtesey of Scuzz.
Krysthla's growing profile and a reputation for their A+ live performance saw the band booked for Bloodstock Open Air and Mammothfest festivals in 2016, as well as an extensive European tour with Decapitated.
Krysthla’s sophomore album ‘Peace In Our Time’ was announced on New Year's Day to rabid excitement from the group's fanbase. The previous 18 month's profiling out the band in a very strong position, which saw Krysthla bolster the new announcement with an extensive list of headline live shows. The implentation of a strong pre-order campaign saw 'Peace In Our Time' go on to hit the number two spot on Amazon's Rock and Metal chart, sandwiched between new releases by Deep Purple, Mastodon, and While She Sleeps. Postive reviews by magazines and webzines saw Krysthla booked for more shows and festivals, plus videos premieres by Metal Hammer and Scuzz TV for the impressive first track from their new album, 'The Minor Mystery Of Death'.
Krysthla is one of the best emerging metal bands on the metal scene and they clearly have the passion, commitment and sacrifice required to make it in the music industry. Ones to definitely keep an eye on.