Cryptik Howling has been formed in 2002 in Rouyn-Noranda, Qc., Canada. The name Cryptik Howling comes from what some people would call the “inner voice”. It is the two-faced ego that drives every man to build & to annihilate himself. It is the voice of God or whatever you call him for the enlightened & the psychopath. It is the path of power and self destruction, the angel on a shoulder, the devil on the other.
Recorded, mixed & mastered “Vitium Intus” with Yannick St-Amand (Despised Icon, Beneath the Massacre, Martyr) at Northern Studio in 2005, to be released under Cryogenic Records on June 16th 2006.
Recorded & mixed “Them” with Yannick St-Amand at Northern Studio in 2008. Mastered by Pierre Rémillard (Despised Icon, Beneath the Massacre, Ion Dissonance) at Wild Studio & released under Cryogenic Records on October 10th 2009.
Cryptik Howling supported the “And out come the wolves” tour with Wolven Ancestry around Canada in 2009. The same year, they directly supported Blackguard around Canada & opened for The Black Dahlia Murder at the famous Trois-Rivieres Metalfest.
During the years 2010, 2011 & 2012 Cryptik Howling drove over more than 15,000 kilometres throughout Canada, in cities including Montreal, Quebec city, Toronto & St-John (NB).
“Synthetic Ascension Design” recorded with Yannick St-Amand at Northern Studio. Mixed by Jef Fortin (Anonymus) at Badass Studio & Mastered by Jens Bogren (Amon Amarth, Katatonia, Ihsahn, Soilwork) at Fascination Street Studio. Released independently on april 10th 2013.
Throughout its existence Cryptik Howling has performed over a hundred gigs & shared the stage with the following:
Despised Icon, Cryptopsy, Rotting Christ, Unexpect, The Black Dahlia Murder, Misery Index, Blackguard, Martyr, Quo Vadis, Neuraxis, Anonymus, Augury, Necronomicon, L’Esprit du Clan, Tagada Jones, Toxic Holocaust, Wolven Ancestry, Eclipse Eternal & more.