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 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 European tour in 2014 and a supporting tour with Death Angel in 2015. 2016 saw the worldwide release of their 4th record, Burn Up The Night, which received praise from all quarters for recapturing the magic of the ‘80s. The band then returned to Europe with Sacred Reich and made a second appearance at Wacken Open Air in 2017. The band then embarked on their first headlining tour of Europe in 2019, and released their fifth and most successful album to date, the vicious and dynamic Afterburner, which proudly followed in the best traditions of Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Accept and Thin Lizzy.