Hailed by Metal Hammer Magazine (UK) as "setting 2016 on fire” (alongside Dream Theater, Anthrax, and Devin Townsend) one of the finest underground UK extreme metal acts released their sophomore album in April 2017.
Titled ‘Peace In Our Time’, this new studio offering from Krysthla sees the British five-piece producing something extremely special. Part metal, part extreme, part technical, part progressive… Aurally this is a metal fan's nirvana. There’s an abundance of aggression on offer, and yet the power of the band is amplified even more with melodic tinges and lighter musical landscapes, which never detract from the powerhouse delivery Krysthla is renowned for.
Following the announcement of their debut album ‘A War Of Souls And Desires’ in July 2015, Krysthla broke into Amazon UK’s pre-release Top 10 album chart (alongside the likes of Iron Maiden and Disturbed), featured in-store nationwide at HMV as a “recommended buy” and lead music video ‘Luminosity’ was playlisted on Scuzz TV.
Krysthla’s debut album received extremely positive reviews from the music press, setting the band up for an exceptional 2016. From their extensive European tour with Decapitated to a prestigious slot on the Sophie Lancaster stage at Bloodstock Open Air, and main support to Textures at Mammothfest, Krysthla has crafted their music and live shows to such a high standard, that they can’t be ignored.
With ‘Peace In Our Time’, this is the sound of a band that has quickly found its place in the metal market, and given the chance, Krysthla will take the scene by storm.
"Our second album, 'Peace In Our Time' is influenced heavily, and almost solely by the fact I am a father. With so much unrest and violence in the world, it's easy to turn your back and pretend none of it has an impact on your life. Or somehow because it's a long way from home it's someone else's problem. War does not sleep. War does not stop. It doesn't choose who dies and who lives. But the people who light the fire and fan the flames do...." - Neil Hudson (Krysthla)
Once again, Krysthla broke into Amazon's Top 10, charting at number two between the likes of Deep Purple, Mastodon, and While She Sleeps, with the music video 'The Minor Mystery Of Death' being premiered by Scuzz TV and Metal Hammer.
Krysthla's new album 'Peace In Our Time' is out now via PHD and available in-store at HMV nationwide.
Adi Mayes - Vocals
Neil Hudson - Guitars
Carl Davis - Bass
Noel Davis - Guitars
Nick Plews - Drums
Label: Initiate Audio and Media
Distribution: Plastic Head (PHD) LTD.
Press / PR: Stampede Press UK – Rob Town