"Krysthla originally intended to make use of Stampede's services to assist with our album launch, however we soon found Rob's input to be so invaluable, that we have worked with him on a month to month basis since forming our relationship in 2015. The honesty, integrity and enthusiasm behind the service that we have received is second to none and it is clear that Rob is pulling on the kind of experience that is only accrued through many years working within the music industry." - Carl Davis (Krysthla)

Formed from the ashes of UK extreme metal band Gutworm, Krysthla approached Stampede in the spring of 2015. We discovered that both of us had shared 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 magazine and online spotlight feature. Positive coverage from Terrorizer, Powerplay, Zero Tolerance magazines and and a plethora of online media put Krysthla in a very visable position, leading to their debut music video getting its television premiere courtesey of Scuzz TV.

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 2017 to rabid excitement from the group’s fanbase. The previous 18 month’s profiling grounded 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 music videos premieres by Metal Hammer and Scuzz TV for the slegdehammer track ‘The Minor Mystery Of Death’.  Further UK headline shows, a slot at Mammothfest 2018 supporting Decapitated and tour support to Vadar and Obituary once again demonstrated Krysthla as one of the hardest working metal bands on the scene.

Working closely together; even in downtime Stampede and Krysthla has maintained a healthy profile online, especially social media, ensuring that they are never far from the eyes of the public and music industry.

On the 26th March 2019 it was announced that Krysthla had been booked to play the prestigious Ronnie James Dio Mainstage of the UK’s number one metal festival, Bloodstock Open Air.

Currently in production for their highly anticipated third studio album release ‘Worldwide Negative’, 2019 looks set to be Krysthla’s biggest year to date. Ones to watch!


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