Ghost mastermind Tobias Forge is clearly still keeping up with the death metal world. In an interview with Metal Hammer, Forge recommended Brazilian death metal band Crypta as a band that everyone should get into right now. Which is great timing for Crypta considering they just released their latest record Shades Of Sorrow in August.
"Crypta blow my mind," said Forge. "They're a cool combination of death metal and black metal, but still super- decipherable, where you can sing everything she [Fernanda Lira] sings. They're fantastic and I wish them the very best."
Forge is no stranger to death metal, having fronted Repugnant between 1998 and 2004. Forge revealed in a recent interview that while he loved Repugnant and hoped to make a career out of the band, death metal wasn't exactly paying the bills.
"I learned the hard way in the late 90s that wanting to play 80s-inspired death metal with my band Repugnant was painfully out of touch with what was going on at the time," said Forge. "It broke my heart; I wanted us to be signed to Roadrunner and support Slayer. That never happened unfortunately – or perhaps fortunately, as it kept me grounded for a few more years and if those things had happened maybe I wouldn't be here today.
"Repugnant had a close shave with success. We signed to the [Dutch] label Hammerheart, which at the time felt like we'd made it because the first thing they did was take us out on our first tour, supporting the American band Macabre. They were a favourite band of ours – still are, and whenever we play Chicago they come to the shows – and at that point it felt like we might be going somewhere, but we quickly parted ways with Hammerheart because we couldn't agree. It felt like our chance and we'd blown it."